Opinion

  • What Would Braveheart Do?

    No matter how the vote turns out on Thursday in Scotland, either for independence or continued union with Britain, the disintegration of the Old Continent appears almost inevitable.

    Pat Buchanan
  • Prickly Narcissist

    "Oh, it's a shame when you have a wan, diffident, professorial president with no foreign policy other than 'don't do stupid things.'" So griped President Obama to a select (and loose-lipped) group of dinner guests the other night. The president is annoyed that critics cannot see the wisdom in his…

    Mona Charen
  • NEW GOP HOPE: MITT ROMNEY

    Richard Nixon lost the presidency in 1960, was pilloried in his own party for losing to so inexperienced an opponent as John F. Kennedy and eight years later was elected to the White House. Ronald Reagan tried twice, in 1968 and 1976, and didn't win the Republican nomination until 1980, when he…

    David Shribman
  • RETURN OF TROOPS TO IRAQ IS GENUINE FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP

    You have to give the bloodthirsty jihadists of the Islamic State (also known as ISIL or ISIS) credit: They may be savages, but they know us well. They used well-produced, high-quality videos of their grisly murders of American journalists to provoke the United States into a bipartisan frenzy of…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • Presidential Malpractice

    NBC's Chuck Todd got a good deal of attention for warning that "(Obama's) on the precipice of doing Jimmy Carter-like damage to the Democratic brand on foreign policy."

    Mona Charen
  • The Forever War

    The strategy that President Obama laid out Wednesday night to "degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL," is incoherent, inconsistent and, ultimately, non-credible.

    Pat Buchanan
  • Thirteen Years Later

    It seems like yesterday. And yet, so much was different.

    Susan Estrich
  • Republican Reaction to Obama Speech Reveals Much -- About Them

    Minutes after President Barack Obama concluded his strong and sensible address explaining how he intends to destroy the terrorist organization the Islamic State, Republicans popped up on television like political snipers. He should have kept a "residual force" in Iraq, complained Sen. John McCain,…

    Joe Conason
  • Post-9/11: Protect the Freedom To Warn

    "If you see something, say something." That's what our homeland security apparatchiks incessantly preach. But 13 years after the 9/11 attacks, the freedom to warn is in danger and vigilant whistleblowers are under fire.

    Michelle Malkin
  • THE RUTHLESS, ROOTLESS BOYS OF THE WORLD NEED REINING IN

    The Barack Obama the nation knew is gone, disappeared overnight, like a falling star. They had forgotten what barbarism can lie in the ambitious hearts of men.

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • GET ANGRY NOW

    President Obama now says he will wait until after the November elections to implement an "executive amnesty" for 11 million illegal aliens, so as not to hurt Democrats' chances this year. Getting Obama to postpone a rancid idea isn't something to celebrate. Yay! We did it! We forced him to delay…

    Ann Coulter
  • The Measles Are Back

    No, it's not a rock group. You're lucky if you can't remember. It's a disease that was gone, and now it's back. So, by the way, is whooping cough, another dreaded childhood disease that had been effectively wiped out.

    Susan Estrich
  • The Jihadists' Eternal Plan

    Here's the first and last rule of Islamic jihad: If at first you don't succeed, plot, plot again. Never forget: Eternal Muslim hatred of infidels didn't start with George W. Bush.

    Michelle Malkin
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  • Bluster and Bluff in the Baltic

    So if ... you ever ask again, 'who'll come to help,' you'll know the answer — the NATO alliance, including the armed forces of the United States of America." In 1994, George Kennan called the expansion of NATO into the old Soviet bloc "a strategic blunder of potentially epic proportions."

    Pat Buchanan
  • Will Justice Do Justice in Ferguson?

    It has been over a month since Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo., and we have yet to hear the police officer's version of events. Was Officer Darren Wilson badly injured in his scuffle with Brown? Did Brown attempt to seize the officer's weapon? Did Wilson have reason to fear for…

    Mona Charen
  • LOUISIANA RULING IS BUMP IN THE ROAD TO MARRIAGE EQUALITY

    Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in an aptly named case called Loving v. Virginia. The court struck down laws that banned interracial marriage so that Richard and Mildred Loving could live together as husband and wife without the harassment of Virginia authorities. While they've moved away…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • STRUGGLING WITH THE PRESIDENCY

    Two startling announcements, only a half-dozen years apart, both made from the Oval Office: In 1968, Lyndon B. Johnson says he will not run for another term as president. Six years later -- we mark the 40th anniversary Monday -- Gerald R. Ford decides to pardon Richard M. Nixon. Johnson's…

    David Shribman
  • War Drums Along the Potomac

    By releasing the grisly videos of the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, ISIS has altered the political landscape here and across the Middle East. America is on fire. "This is beyond anything that we've seen," said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, "ISIL is as…

    Pat Buchanan
  • Where Is the Nation Building at Home?

    The clearest expression of a foreign policy doctrine President Obama has articulated came in 2012 when he announced that the "tide of war in Afghanistan" had "turned" and that this was lucky because it was "now time to focus on nation building here at home." Al-Qaida, defined so narrowly as to…

    Mona Charen
  • Where in the World Is Jihad Pilot Adnan Shukrijumah?

    Now is a good time to ask a question I first posed 10 summers ago: Where is Adnan Shukrijumah? The FBI has yet to track down this homicidal plotter. Saudi-born Shukrijumah, billed as the "next Mohammed Atta," has been a fugitive since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The elder Shukrijumah headed…

    Michelle Malkin