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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

Dealing with the Transgender Issue Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The uncivil war among the women

The PC culture, writing the politically correct rules on everything everywhere, from the bedroom to the boardroom, seems about to implode. When that happy day arrives, with all the nonsense going up in steam if not smoke, credit should not go to Donald Trump, the angry warrior against all things PC. Published October 28, 2015

Illustration on Hello Barbie and robot companionship by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The robots are coming, with not much yet to say

Harry S. Truman once told a frustrated newcomer to the ways of Washington to expect permanently tough times. "If you want a friend in Washington," he said, "get a dog." That's still good advice, but now there's an alternative and it comes already housebroken. The robots are coming! Published October 21, 2015

Illustration on Hillary Clinton's good showing at the Democrat candidates' debate by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A big hand for the little lady

Hillary Rodham Clinton listened to her consultants, handlers and other men paid to be wise when she first ran for president seven years ago. They told her to run like a man, make no big deal about the obvious because her sex -- "gender," we call it in our more squeamish times -- was unimportant. She took their advice, and the rest is tortured history. Published October 14, 2015

Illustration on Hillary Clinton's recent forays into comedy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Taint funny, Hillary

While the Donald tries to overcome his reputation as an over-the-top television entertainer to caress his ambition to become president, Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for comedienne in chief. She went on "SaturdayNight Live" to trade her high seriousness for laughs. Neither candidate will seal the deal the way they're trying to do it. Published October 7, 2015

Illustration on finding the political/emotional "sweet spot" in the public mind by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Looking for the 'sweet spot of seduction'

What a week for the visual, the holy grail of the marketing men, though there was nothing particularly holy about the way the political pursued religious pomp in the most political of cities. Published September 30, 2015

Illustration of Carly Fiorina             The Washington Times

Carly vs. Hillary

Carly Fiorina doesn't want anyone to care, and we're not supposed to notice, but it's a pleasure to see a woman with style running for president. She dresses with understated panache. She talks about moral values with the no-nonsense confidence of an old-fashioned schoolmarm, and she sounds like someone who believes what she says about the value of a human life. Published September 23, 2015

Illustration on education's increasing narrow focus on job preparation rather than moral enrichment by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

There's more to learning than a job search

In autumn a young man's fancy, and a young woman's, too, turns to thoughts of school. Even the melancholy chirping of the crickets becomes a sad song of the ebb of summer. Published September 9, 2015

Black Power Talisman Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The insufferable return of radical chic

The strange summer of '15 fades with murder accelerating in the big cities. Most of the dead are black, slain by blacks. Many white liberals are in a fashionable rage of blaming themselves for it. Published September 2, 2015

Illustration on the public personas and personal realities of the presidential front runners by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When private character is exposed in public performance

The theatrics of politics can sometimes work best in summer stock. The candidates know they're not yet playing on Broadway, but they're practicing as if on the road to see what audiences laugh at, applaud and sometimes hiss and boo. Published August 19, 2015

Illustration on grooming tips for GOP candidates in their first televised debate by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A few grooming tips for the candidates

Some of the gents who are tempted to mock Hillary Clinton's bad hair days are about to feel some of the lady's pain, beginning Thursday night in the first debate of the presidential nominating season. Bad hair days, and Hillary has a lot of them, aren't funny. Ask any woman. Published August 5, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Hillary's past returns, with sharper teeth this time

"Those who cannot remember the past," the philosopher George Santayana reminded us, "are condemned to repeat it." The young, particularly the young voters of 2016, have no memory of Bill Clinton, and along with the rest of us they're about to get a reprise of the Hillary story. Published July 29, 2015

Illustration on GOP's expanded campaigning on social media by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Cow bells, dog whistles and the Grand Old Party

The Republicans are desperately trying to get hip. Pursuing the latest new thing is not in the Republican DNA, but it's necessary to win elections. They have to tap into the popular culture of social media to woo the younger generation of voters, and that requires a digital strategy. Published July 22, 2015

Illustration on the other side of Atticus Finch in light of Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Atticus Finch and his clay feet

The controversy over Harper Lee's new "old" novel, "Go Set a Watchman," might be the most bizarre controversy yet in a summer of bizarre and unlikely explosions of national piety. Published July 15, 2015

Illustration on the increasing vulgarity of American women by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Defining vulgarity down

Any man would tell you that women can't whistle, throw a pass or cuss very well. Female cussin' has punch but no authority. But the triumph of modern feminism is that a woman has the right to be as vulgar as any man. No, scratch that. It's not a right, but acceptance (in certain circles) for using verbal vulgarity as crudely as a barroom brawler. We used to call it "giving lip." It was not "ladylike." Published July 8, 2015

Illustration on independence of mind in the current society by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

No thanks for these mummeries

CHICAGO -- That was a strange week, with intersecting conversations between and among Americans trying to absorb mind-crashing events that fed high- and lowbrow attitudes, populist and patrician criticisms, sophisticated and naive pronouncements. There were absurdities and abominations, a massacre and amazing grace. Politics was writ large, accompanied by the rumble of rhetoric shaped to fit the emotional tyranny of the moment rather than great truths. Published July 1, 2015

Flower Memorial Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The amazing grace in faith and grief

Nothing so moved so many in the aftermath of the Charleston massacre as the heartfelt expressions of grace and forgiveness for Dylann Roof by the families of the slain. Nothing so astonished the rest of us than the expressions of pity and pleas for mercy for the young man standing before the judge at his bond hearing. Published June 24, 2015

Illustration on the benefits enjoyed by seniors by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Granny gobbles up the goodies

We've launched another generation of graduates to seek a fortune that seems more elusive than usual. The world seems more upside down than usual. The graduates will discover, if they have not discovered already, that we're a divided nation. Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, rich and poor, have always sounded their differences in the arena. But there's another division that's difficult for even the most skilled politicians to talk about. It's the economic divide between young and old. Published June 17, 2015