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Suzanne Fields

Suzanne Fields

Suzanne Fields is a columnist for The Washington Times and is nationally syndicated.

Articles by Suzanne Fields

Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri poses for photographers during the traditional dipping of the toes in the Atlantic Ocean the morning after being crowned Miss America, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. Davuluri represented New York. (AP Photo by Michael Ein/The Press of Atlantic City)

FIELDS: She's come a long way, baby

Miss America is back in town. After being exiled to Las Vegas for seven years, the pageant moved home to its birthplace for an end-of-summer carnival of kitsch and kicks, beautiful women romping in the sand and dipping toes in the sea, and showing their gams to the Boardwalk empire. That's entertainment — and it's big business. Published September 19, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Wired connections and cultural disconnects

Despite its heat and humidity, August isn't cruel like April, but it taps deeper into melancholy. The days grow shorter, sunlight becomes less intense and shadows lengthen, shading the edges of experience. Summer begins to feel like Sunday night. Published August 22, 2013

Illustration by Mark Weber

FIELDS: Finding the elusive 'right thing'

The white-hot debate over immigration is fired by anecdote, tale and even parable. The personal is always political, and when immigration is up for debate, the personal inflames every debater with pride and prejudice. Published August 15, 2013

William Brown

FIELDS: With no home of their own

Every generation confronts its own obstacles. My parents eloped because they couldn't afford to get married, and they hid the nuptials from their families for a year. They finally bought a big bed and moved it into the house of my father's parents. Published August 8, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FIELDS: The peril in 'children' playing politics

Anthony Weiner is the comic relief the culture has been waiting for, sexualized politics without a moral message. Salacious texting, a parody of sensual touching, doesn't depend on the meaning of "is" or "was." Published August 1, 2013

The Washington Times

FIELDS: High-tech and humanity

Economic anxiety defines the Detroit bankruptcy, and not just in Michigan and the Midwest. Detroit is the urban nightmare, symbolic of America's downward cultural spiral since the 1960s, when optimism about what Americans could accomplish was the national elixir. Published July 25, 2013

Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

FIELDS: The miserable man without a country

Now it's official, but subject to events. Edward Snowden applied for temporary asylum in Russia, and Vladimir Putin wants it to be very temporary. The Russian president might send him Dr. Seuss as a bedtime story. Published July 18, 2013

Donna Grethen

FIELDS: Lessons from our 'uneducated' elders

Everybody talks about education, the politicians loudest of all until they get bored with the subject, but the education — and the miseducation — of our children continues as the concern dearest to the hearts of parents. Published July 11, 2013

Illustration Constitutional Prayer by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FIELDS: We, 'the almost chosen people'

The Fourth of July is the highest of the holy days of America's civil religion. We "worship" in outdoor pews, at the barbecue grill with hamburgers and hot dogs. Published July 4, 2013

The Washington Times

FIELDS: Spy, whistleblower, hero — and celebrity

"Bling Ring" is a hot new movie about celebrity in our time, all flash and bang, set in Hollywood to rework the mangled cliche that almost anybody can get 15 minutes of fame if they're light enough to float, perverse and (if female) pretty and skinny enough. Published June 27, 2013

Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

FIELDS: A label for the Jews, again

Barack Obama was in Berlin this week, and he was a different Barack Obama than the one who visited the German capital as a candidate in 2008. He was in a different Berlin, too. Published June 20, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Corruption and correction

It's the season of "Pomp and Circumstance," flavored with dashes of parental pride, as a rising generation in cap and gown marches solemnly into its future. Published June 13, 2013