Opinion

  • LEGITIMATE REFUGEES SHOULD NOT BE DEPORTED

    The politics surrounding the surge of migrant children at our Southern border are predictable: Republicans blast President Obama; Obama asks Congress for more money to deal with the problem;

    Cynthia Tucker
  • THE WORST PRESIDENT?

    A reputable poll shows that the public believes Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II. Worse than Richard M. Nixon, driven from the presidency by Watergate? Obama is in trouble, no matter how carefully you peel through the Quinnipiac University poll that is causing such a firestorm.

    David Shribman
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  • SIGNS OF A TURNAROUND IN RUSSIA-UKRAINE RELATIONS

    For the last three months -- the late winter and early spring of 2014 -- Ukraine has bounced between standoffs with irregular "Russian" fighters and all-out fighting in the eastern, pro-Russian part of the country. The money was on Vladimir Putin, he of the tight abs and the even tighter smile. …

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • Sugar Babies

    The news that Google executive Forrest Hayes died on a yacht after being injected with heroin by a "date" he met on a website that connects "sugar daddies" with "sugar babies" has prompted not only charges against the woman, 26-year-old Alix Tichelman, and an investigation of a similar death (ruled…

    Susan Estrich
  • Is Nixon's Resurrection Relevant to Today's GOP?

    One question I am asked while on tour for my new book, "The Greatest Comeback," on the resurrection of Richard Nixon, is: Does Nixon's rise, from crushing defeats in 1960 and 1962, and the debacle his party suffered in 1964, to capturing the White House and beginning a string of five victories in…

    Pat Buchanan
  • How to Fight Sexual Assault

    According to ESPN, the two admitted to buying drinks for the girl and then bringing her back to a dorm room where they engaged in nonconsensual sex acts with her. Six Vanderbilt students have filed a suit claiming that their allegations of sexual assault were not taken seriously. As Cathy Young…

    Mona Charen
  • Hey, Snotty Bloomberg: Mind Your Own Crumbling City

    I'm looking at you, Michael Bloomberg. The former New York City mayor mouthed off about my adopted hometown of Colorado Springs and my friends in nearby Pueblo in Rolling Stone magazine this month. Snotty Bloomberg is as clueless about geography as he is about the Second Amendment. Colorado…

    Michelle Malkin
  • CATCHING UP WITH BIG DATA

    This is a column about "Big Data" and a new way to predict the results of presidential elections for the next 20 years. We begin with the rise of Nate Silver, the former baseball statistician retained by The New York Times, and his blog, "FiveThirtyEight," which accurately predicted the results of…

    Richard Reeves
  • TEA PARTY: LEARN FROM AL GORE

    Chris McDaniel, candidate for the U.S. Senate from Mississippi, lost the Republican runoff to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran last month, and now he is being led down a primrose path to political oblivion. McDaniel's passionate supporters think that a moment of crisis for the country is a good time to…

    Ann Coulter
  • Bombs on Jerusalem

    Jerusalem used to be safe. Rockets were fired aimed at both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv this week, as Israel launched its own offensive in Gaza. How do they live like this, a friend asks, after speaking with colleagues in Israel. There is, I suppose, a positive side to the state of uncertainty that…

    Susan Estrich
  • Impeachment, a Bridge Too Far

    Impeachment is being brought up by Republicans outraged over Barack Obama's usurpations of power and unilateral rewriting of laws. Democrats are talking impeachment to rally a lethargic base to come out and vote this fall to prevent Republicans from taking control of the Senate, and with it the…

    Pat Buchanan
  • GOING FOR A RIDE WITH CLARE BOOTHE LUCE

    To my amazement, the hostess asked me if I would give Clare Boothe Luce a ride, as she lived just across Virginia Avenue from me. It pictures Clare in most of the usual ways -- including her extraordinary ambition.

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • How Iraq Became Obama’s War

    The Iraq War helped Obama win the presidency, but now the problems we left behind endanger his legacy.

    The Daily Beast
  • TIMES ARE TOUGH, AS USUAL

    Russia, loaded with nuclear weapons and resentment, is looking menacingly at Ukraine. The archduke has been assassinated, Austria-Hungary is looking to Germany for support, a blank check is on offer, and before long Russia and France will have mobilized. The year 1864 was one of titanic battles…

    David Shribman
  • HOBBY LOBBY DECISION IS NOT ABOUT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

    Why are we still arguing over contraception? Of all the mind-blowing medical advances of the last 50 years -- in-utero surgery, genetic testing, face transplants -- why is it that the sale and use of convenient, reliable birth control pills and devices still sparks such controversy? The Supreme…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • Nixon's 'Southern Strategy' and a Liberal Big Lie

    "For the first time since President Richard M. Nixon's divisive 'Southern strategy' that sent whites to the Republican Party and blacks to the Democrats ..." began a New York Times story last week. Thus has one of the big lies of U.S. political history morphed into a cliche — that Richard Nixon…

    Pat Buchanan
  • Happy Fourth Despite It All

    As the son of immigrants to Germany, he wasn't accepted by his peers. The Obama administration is confronting the consequences of its unilateral decision to grant permanent residency to the children of illegal immigrants as a wave of unaccompanied minors is dropped at our borders. …

    Mona Charen
  • THINK REFORM, NOT REVOLUTION, THIS FOURTH OF JULY

    I admit to a slight depression this week before the Glorious Fourth -- what my beloved mother used to call "the blues" (no relation to New Orleans or Chicago) -- whenever I read the newspapers. It's a ways from there to Ukraine, where pugilist Putin behaves more like a guy from Joey's Gym in…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • SOCCER: PART DEUX

    I was in Paris the night Algeria played Russia, prompting hordes of drunken Algerians to riot on the Champs Elysees, hanging out of cars, yelling and honking all night. As with Algeria's glorious 1-1 tie game against Russia, Team USA tied Portugal and lost to Germany -- and then advanced. The…

    Ann Coulter
  • Love of Country

    Every four years, at some point in the presidential campaign, one candidate says something that leads the other to accuse him (or her) of challenging his (or her) patriotism, and then we have a 48-hour spat over who called who unpatriotic, and then we go back to the usual political game in which…

    Susan Estrich