Opinion

  • How Republics Perish

    If you believed America's longest war, in Afghanistan, was coming to an end, be advised: It is not. "Afghanistan has not achieved an enduring level of security and stability that justifies a reduction of our support. Translation: A U.S. withdrawal would risk a Taliban takeover with Kabul becoming…

    Pat Buchanan
  • Sanders' 'Medicare for All': The Devil Is in the Details

    Bernie Sanders is a proud and self-described socialist, a veteran Vermont senator who wants to bring some European ideas to the United States. One of those ideas is a single-payer health care system: a government-funded program in which the patient bears little to no cost. The United States is…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • The Guest of Honor

    Joe Conason is off this week. The following column is by Mark Shields.

    Joe Conason
  • New Jersey Man Slays Child

    There were a lot of long faces at Fox News Tuesday night, but there's a silver lining for Marco Rubio. Gov. Chris Christie will always be remembered for the noble service he performed for his country Saturday night. Christie smacked Rubio down at the GOP debate by dramatically exposing the fact…

    Ann Coulter
  • Voters Put Both Parties on Trial

    In a North Country snowstorm, when the winds howl down from the notches, the people of New Hampshire know how to communicate. But as clear as that message was -- it carried businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders to decisive New Hampshire primary triumphs -- there was a strong undertone…

    David Shribman
  • TSA: Total Security Abyss

    While a TSA agent pawed my hair bun this weekend, presumably on high alert for improvised explosive bobby pins, I pondered the latest news on the Somalia airplane terror attack. On top of that, "thousands of records used for vetting workers contained potentially incomplete or inaccurate data, such…

    Michelle Malkin
  • Lessons of History Are Lost on the Plains of Afghanistan

    Several days ago, I was leafing through my old columns and found myself faced with Afghanistan! Only, it was the Afghanistan of the late 1980s, which was an immeasurably different kind of place than it is today -- or so I thought. In one column from that era, from the fall of '88, my words almost…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • An Open Letter to Jeb Bush

    Dear Gov. Bush: There are many ways to express your love of country. Since April, you spent the better part of $15 million in Iowa, yet you came sixth, winning just 2.8 percent of the vote and one delegate. There is no shame in losing, of course, and it's always possible that New Hampshire will…

    Mona Charen
  • The Remainderman

    Donald Trump won more votes in the Iowa caucuses than any Republican candidate in history. Impressive, except Ted Cruz set the new all-time record. Cruz won Tea Party types, Evangelicals, and the hard right.

    Pat Buchanan
  • Heroin: Blame It on America

    This is a huge, horrible problem -- and it's a problem caused entirely by the fact that Mexico is on our southern border. The diverse, hardworking people of Mexico manufacture the majority of heroin in the U.S. and import "nearly all" of it, according to a 2014 Washington Post report. Even as…

    Ann Coulter
  • Chicken Little Chuckie Schumer: America's Disease-Fighting Phony

    Latin America's Zika virus is the latest undocumented immigrant to hit our shores, but have no fear. Self-appointed Zika Warrior Prince Charles Schumer has declared that he is here to stop it. The New York Democrat has a "three-point plan" of attack to build a "firewall" that will prevent an…

    Michelle Malkin
  • Strain on Earth's Resources Is Beginning to Show

    Anti-abortionists applauded as they recognized the attack on Planned Parenthood for "harvesting" infant body parts and selling them. This is cause for serious concern -- for our families and for our planet.

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • Rubio Slingshots Into New Hampshire

    What Iowa said Monday night was: Enough. Even with that clarity -- and that message of insurrection echoed from the Mississippi in the east to the Missouri in the west -- there remained great imprecision in Iowa caucuses whose results were reported in tenths of percentage points. The other was…

    David Shribman
  • Is a New Era Upon Us?

    Whoever wins the nominations, the most successful campaigns of 2016 provide us with a clear picture of where the center of gravity is today in both parties and, hence, where America is going. Bernie Sanders, with his mammoth crowds and mass support among the young, represents, as did George…

    Pat Buchanan
  • The Gloves Come Off in Iowa

    It is in settings like these, and in larger venues such as Drake University in Des Moines and Iowa State University in Ames, where the Republican rebellion is being stoked or combated, and where the Democrats are struggling to win voters by debating who most ardently opposes powerful banks and…

    David Shribman
  • The Civil War of the Right

    The conservative movement is starting to look a lot like Syria. Baited, taunted, mocked by Fox News, Donald Trump told Roger Ailes what he could do with his Iowa debate, and marched off to host a Thursday night rally for veterans at the same time in Des Moines. Message: I speak for the silent…

    Pat Buchanan
  • Anti-Abortion Activists Get Caught in Their Own Sting

    When anti-abortion activists began a fraudulent "sting" operation against Planned Parenthood, they surely had no idea that it would lead to this: criminal indictments against their own plotters. The anti-abortion crowd who carried out this campaign certainly deserve what they got. Their deception…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • A Tale of Two Tapes: Teen Cruz and Terror-Coddler Obama

    The supposedly blockbuster viral videotape leaked by an anonymous classmate was made twenty-eight years ago, back when VHS players still existed and Cruz was a snarky, glib and overly grandiose 18-year old-high school student. If you like Ted Cruz as I do, you'll find the vintage late '80s video…

    Michelle Malkin
  • Threats to American Society Live Close to Home

    Since those ISIS killers came a-ridin' out of the deserts of Iraq and Syria like those bad guys out of Arizona and Texas in the 1890s, there's barely been a spit o' news about anything else. And this is strange, because the United States has a problem on its southern frontier not at all unlike the…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • The Rejection Election

    With the Iowa caucuses a week away, the front-runner for the Republican nomination, who leads in all the polls, is Donald Trump. The consensus candidate of the Democratic Party elite, Hillary Clinton, has been thrown onto the defensive by a Socialist from Vermont who seems to want to burn down…

    Pat Buchanan