Opinion

  • TRADE DEBATE UNDERLINES SHIFTS IN NATIONAL POLITICS

    The White House is at war with its allies and depending on its critics to win negotiating authority for a trade agreement it desperately wants. This is not what Barack Obama had in mind when he vowed to change how Washington works. This is how it used to work: Presidents always seek fast-track…

    David Shribman
  • Third-Class Temperament

    Like cult members awaking to find their leader swigging gin and squirreling money into a Swiss bank account, liberals are rubbing their eyes in disbelief at President Obama's behavior. The figure they worshiped so fervently and for so long is now revealed to be a "sexist" — at least according to…

    Mona Charen
  • Our Next Mideast War -- Syria

    Jeb Bush has spent the week debating with himself over whether he would have started the war his brother launched on Iraq. When he figures it out, hopefully, our would-be president will focus in on the campaign to drag us into yet another Mideast war — this time to bring down Bashar Assad's regime…

    Pat Buchanan
  • If the Numbers Are So Good...

    How come everyone I know is depressed?

    Susan Estrich
  • Obamacare Exchanges on Life Support

    At a recent White House science fair celebrating inventors, a Girl Scout who helped design a Lego-powered page-turning device asked President Obama what he had ever thought up or prototyped. "Health care." Remember when the president's signature Obamacare health insurance exchanges were going to…

    Michelle Malkin
  • PROMISING NEW PARTNERSHIP SEEKS TO REDUCE INCARCERATION

    If crime rates were still high, if the numbers of murders, armed robberies and violent assaults were still vaulting to new records, many people wouldn't care what happened to Rice or Garner or Gray. But crime rates have fallen sharply over the last few decades -- down, in 2013, to 1978's levels. …

    Cynthia Tucker
  • CONTEST: WHAT WILL THE G.O.P. CAVE ON NEXT?

    Bloomberg News ran a happy news story this week about the "surprising" development of Republicans joining Democrats in their effort to end our "incarceration generation" by the simple expedient of putting fewer criminals in prison. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, New Jersey Gov. Chris…

    Ann Coulter
  • Hillary Doesn't Stumble

    It was supposed to measure how much Hillary and her team's stumbles on the issue of her private email server had hurt her. I heard a few people wondering why Hillary hadn't had a super-private email account for years.

    Susan Estrich
  • The Return of Obama's Hoax-Spreading Bitter Half

    First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address at Tuskegee University last weekend. No, this frowny-faced Michelle Obama talks and squawks like Al Sharpton in Jimmy Choo kitten heels. At Tuskegee, FLOTUS traded her affable TV persona for the divisive social justice complainer we all…

    Michelle Malkin
  • CAUTION CONTINUES TO GUIDE JOINT CHIEFS CHAIRMAN

    Last winter, the National Geographic aired an important piece of 20th-century Americana on its television channel. The names involved were famous ones -- legendary four-star generals Colin Powell, Barry McCaffrey and Jack Keane, among others -- but theirs were no ordinary war stories. Almost…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • Is a UK Crackup Ahead?

    David Cameron is the most successful Tory Party leader since Margaret Thatcher. Yet history may also record that his success led to the crackup of his country, and Great Britain's secession from the European Union. More critically, they attacked the Labour Party of Ed Miliband as too far left to…

    Pat Buchanan
  • AMERICA'S KNOWLEDGE CRISIS

    Three out of five eighth-graders tested in a nationwide survey did not know that the 1803 Marbury v. Madison case established the Supreme Court's power to decide whether a federal law is constitutional. The latest Nation's Report Card on students' mastery of history, geography and civics makes for…

    David Shribman
  • Watch Hillary Run

    I remember years ago asking then House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt why we Democrats persisted in the losing game of trying to raise as much "soft money" as the Republicans. Unilateral disarmament, he asked.

    Susan Estrich
  • Is There a Mole at The Washington Post?

    What to make of the resolutely pro-choice The Washington Post's Style section travelogue following a woman who drove 407 miles to obtain a second-trimester abortion? Or perhaps Post writer Monica Hesse is a pro-life mole? "Emily" is a married woman with a graduate degree and a good job living in…

    Mona Charen
  • On a Fast Track to National Ruin

    In the first quarter of 2015, in the sixth year of the historic Obama recovery, the U.S. economy grew by two-tenths of 1 percent. For trade deficits subtract from the growth of GDP, and the U.S. trade deficit that just came in was a monster. What does this flood of imports of things we once made…

    Pat Buchanan
  • SFC Christopher Speer Is Dead; Omar Khadr Is Free

    A Canadian judge ruled this week that Omar Khadr poses no public safety threat. Tell that to the children of Sergeant First Class Christopher J. Speer and the surviving American soldiers who valiantly fought Khadr on the battlefield. In 2012, Khadr pleaded guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty and…

    Michelle Malkin
  • BEN CARSON IS IN DANGER OF LOSING ALL RESPECT

    He will likely be remembered as the GOP's latest black mascot, a court jester, a minstrel show. Since Obama's election, Republicans have been sensitive to charges that their small tent of aging voters has become a bastion of white resentment, a cauldron of bigotry, nativism and fear of the other.

    Cynthia Tucker
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  • SMART POLICING: LOCK UP LIBERALS

    The New York Times' working assumption is that the only way to judge the criminal justice system is to ask if Al Sharpton is unhappy. Over the course of his mayoralty, the number of murders in New York declined from about 2,000 a year to a few hundred a year –- and kept falling as Mayor Michael…

    Ann Coulter
  • What Assata Taught Me

    Assata's apparel is the new rage among perpetually enraged Baltimore and Ferguson social justice warriors. As the relatives, friends and colleagues of NYPD Officer Brian Moore, 25, prepare to bury their hero on Friday after he was brazenly shot in the face this weekend by a thug with a long rap…

    Michelle Malkin
  • FOR EUROPE, GENEROSITY MAY COME WITH A PRICE

    In 1973, a prominent French writer, Jean Raspail, set forth on the French literary stage a novel that managed to fascinate even as it shocked the West. To them, apparently, this picture of a refugee fleet, appropriately called "The Last Chance Armada," which had sailed several seas bringing…

    Georgie Anne Geyer