Opinion

  • VOTING STILL MATTERS WHEN IT COMES TO POLITICAL CLOUT

    More than a half-century after brave protesters marched and bled and died to demand the right to vote for black citizens, the ballot box remains a potent weapon for civic and political change -- a radical undertaking that can shake up social systems and correct inequities and injustices. If there…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • IN IRONS

    Perhaps only in 1914, 1938 and 1939 -- maybe even 2001, if you consider that planning for the September attacks was continuing apace over Labor Day weekend -- have world leaders returned to their posts to so dangerous a mix of global conditions as the ones Barack Obama, the American Congress, the…

    David Shribman
  • Build Better Teachers

    The New York Times calculates that the federal government now spends $107.6 billion on education yearly, which is layered over an estimated $524.7 billion spent by states and localities (source: National Center for Education Statistics). Reformers have urged — depending upon where they stand…

    Mona Charen
  • Diane Steps Down

    There were no ruffles or flourishes.

    Susan Estrich
  • Bloodstained Hypocrisy of Hollywood's Violence Profiteers

    Preening celebrities showed their solidarity with Ferguson, Mo., at the MTV Video Music Awards show this week. Rapper Common led the convocation, preachifying about the positive impact of hip-hop music on society as a "powerful instrument of social change" and "truth." Cameras showed drug-addled…

    Michelle Malkin
  • Has Hillary Ever Been Right?

    Sen. Rand Paul raises an interesting question:

    Pat Buchanan
  • THE ISLAMIC STATE HAS FAMILIAR FACES IN ITS RANKS

    WASHINGTON -- Since that day last spring when an ominous parade of vehicles flying black-and-white flags advanced toward Mosul, many of us, myself certainly included, have wondered exactly who these barbarous men are. Almost immediately, we were treated to photos of their beheadings, of mass…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • LABOR DAY -- YOU REMEMBER 'LABOR,' DON'T YOU?

    I woke up last Thursday morning to learn that my FedEx man does not work for FedEx. Voices on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" informed me that although FedEx controls just about every minute of its drivers' days, the corporation regards them as "independent contractors." Thus, no…

    Richard Reeves
  • WOULD IT KILL YOU TO HIRE MORE BLACK COPS? (YES)

    As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown's friend, Dorian Johnson, the "voices of oppression" on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren't enough blacks on the Ferguson…

    Ann Coulter
  • The Lesson for Liberals

    There's a painful lesson to be learned for liberals, especially liberal Jews, from the hopefully concluded war in Gaza. Most of my liberal friends desperately want to believe that the fact that Israel is subject to more criticism than almost any country in the world (including some very scary…

    Susan Estrich
  • Asian-Bashing Dems and Doormat Minorities Who Enable Them

    Harry Reid is a bigoted Beltway corruptocrat with an interminable case of diarrhea of the mouth. The feeble-minded coot stuck his foot in that mess of a mouth again last week at the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce. Reid clumsily offered his assessment of the success and intelligence of…

    Michelle Malkin
  • The Republican Racist Myth

    The unsinkable Charles B. Rangel appeared on C-SPAN over the weekend. Well, the House of Representatives censured the New York Democrat in 2010 by a vote of 333 to 79 (when the body was still majority Democrat) for violating 11 ethics rules and "bringing discredit to the House." The New York Times…

    Mona Charen
  • To Defeat the Islamic State

    For the Third Reich, it was the June 1941 invasion of Russia. For the Empire of the Sun, the decision to attack Pearl Harbor. As for the United States, historians may one day concur with the late Gen. Bill Odom. George W. Bush held out the promise of a peaceful Mesopotamian democracy as a magnet…

    Pat Buchanan
  • WORK OF FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS GROWS EVER MORE DANGEROUS

    With the farewell to journalist James Foley and the unexpected release of freelancer Peter Theo Curtis, the term "foreign correspondent" seems to have gained new importance. Yet with all the unspeakable danger these journalists have faced, one could think that nothing had changed since I was a…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • THE PRICE OF BEING ON TOP

    The NFL preseason still has a few days left. The 2016 presidential preseason still has a few months left -- for every candidate but Hillary Rodham Clinton. For Clinton, familiar to Americans as first lady, senator from New York and secretary of state, there is no preseason. No American woman in…

    David Shribman
  • HILLARY CLINTON'S HAWKISHNESS MAY BE HER UNDOING

    Even without a formal declaration of her intent to run, Hillary Clinton is the presumed Democratic nominee for president in 2016. She has earned that status through two decades of hard work on the national stage -- as first lady, as a senator from New York, and, especially, as a loyal and…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • IS OBAMA TOO THOUGHTFUL TO BE PRESIDENT?

    I personally think Barack Obama has been a very good president in terrible times, often just trying to clean up the mess left by predecessors. In one 48-hour period that month, the televised admission of two black students to the segregated University of Alabama challenged a changing America, a…

    Richard Reeves
  • Race-Based Justice

    Among the demands of the "protesters" in Ferguson is that the investigation and prosecution of police officer Darren Wilson be taken away from St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch. In 1964, his father, a St. Louis police officer, was shot to death by an African-American. He wanted to be a…

    Pat Buchanan
  • Obama and 'History'

    Bad actors around the globe keep getting confused about the calendar, and it falls to the Obama administration to set them straight. The Russians, Secretary of State John Kerry protested back in March, have forgotten what century we're living in: "You just don't in the 21st century behave in…

    Mona Charen
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  • The Jihadi Serial Killer no One's Talking About

    For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country. "All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government.

    Michelle Malkin