Opinion

  • BOSNIAN IMAM BRINGS MESSAGE OF HOPE FOR RELIGIOUS PEACE

    WASHINGTON -- The autumn of 1992 in the Balkans was lived, not to the whisper of leaves falling, but to the roar of warfare sweeping through Croatia and Bosnia. The nights in Zagreb were particularly horrible -- the Serbs were only 30 miles away, and the shooting and bombing never seemed to stop.…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • Barack Obama, Outside Agitator

    In his U.N. address, President Obama listed a parade of horrors afflicting our world: "Russian aggression in Europe," "terrorism in Syria and Iraq," rapes and beheadings by ISIL, al-Qaida, Boko Haram.

    Pat Buchanan
  • LEARNING FROM HISTORY

    It is something of a cliche to quote George Santayana one more time, saying, "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." But for folks of my age, ignorant repetition has been a constant in our lives. And, of course, it is happening again right now. When I first was in Vietnam,…

    Richard Reeves
  • THE PRESIDENT GOES TO WAR IN SYRIA AND IRAQ BUT ONLY SO FAR

    This is an unusual American civic moment: All of Washington is under pressure, and all the pressure points in American politics are engaged. There is the president, Barack Obama, pushing for an aggressive attack on terrorism -- even as an important poll showed the public doesn't approve of his…

    David Shribman
  • VIEW OF BLACK MEN AS THUGS IS DEEP-SEATED PREJUDICE

    The August shooting of 22-year-old John Crawford III by suburban Ohio police did not incite weeks-long protests, prompt congressional action or provoke candid national conversations over race, as did the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri, which occurred four days…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • A Basket of Snakes

    "Once war is forced upon us, there is no other alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end.

    Pat Buchanan
  • GOP BORDERING ON VICTORY

    Everyone is on tenterhooks wondering what the Republicans' national strategy for the November elections will be. Shouldn't they be thinking of that soon? The GOP desperately needs a "wave" election to rack up Senate seats this year, because the next two election cycles are not favorable for…

    Ann Coulter
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  • The Last of the Willie Horton Ads?

    The spectacular failure of incumbent Alaska Sen. Mark Begich to use a "Willie Horton-style ad" (it's being called that) would almost be amusing for this veteran of the real Willie Horton ad were it not so pitiful on so many levels.

    Susan Estrich
  • Hicken-Weasel: Why Colorado's Gutless Gov Is in Trouble

    D.C. journalists called the latest Quinnipiac University poll results in Colorado's tight gubernatorial race a "shocker." But it's a surprise only if you've been hopelessly trapped in a Beltway echo chamber.

    Michelle Malkin
  • What the Republicans Chasing Hillary Should Learn From Wile E. Coyote

    As the Republican right's fear swells in advance of Hillary Clinton's anticipated presidential campaign, conservatives' feverish smears increasingly resemble the desperate gambits of a certain Wile E. Coyote. The latest episode in their cartoonish crusade appeared in The Washington Free Beacon,…

    Joe Conason
  • OBAMACARE IS NOT THE DISASTER IT WAS PREDICTED TO BE

    In crimson-red Alabama, Parker Griffith, the Democratic candidate for governor, is running ads embracing a critical component of Obamacare. Griffith castigates his opponent, Republican incumbent Robert Bentley, for refusing to expand Medicaid, which the challenger says could benefit more than…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • WE'RE IN A WAR, BUT NOT AT WAR

    CHICAGO -- The trains still screech on the elevated tracks of the Loop. The crowds still gather along the packed streets outside the iconic popcorn and nut outlets. The sweet-cheese pierogi and the borscht still are crowd favorites in the city's Polish restaurants. Chicago never felt so normal as…

    David Shribman
  • YOUR 'TO DO' LIST TO SAVE AMERICA

    The most important words printed in The New York Times since "REAGAN EASILY BEATS CARTER" were from a front-page article last Sunday about how, after six years of Obama, the federal judiciary is now dominated by Democratic appointees. Edward Whelan, head of the Ethics and Public Policy Center,…

    Ann Coulter
  • The Spread of Rocky Mountain Jihad

    Something's fouling Colorado's crisp air — and I'm not talking about the pot smoke.

    Michelle Malkin
  • Commander in Chief

    "If we take the proper steps, we can save lives, but we have to act fast," President Obama said on Tuesday. "We can't dawdle on this one. We have to move with force and make sure that we are catching this as best we can given that this has broken out in ways we have not seen before."

    Susan Estrich
  • SMALL WARS CONTINUE TO DRAIN AMERICA OF ITS POWER

    WASHINGTON -- This week has the real possibility of going down as the strangest week in American military history. It opened with President Obama going right up ... to ... the ... edge of sending soldiers to Iraq, but more important were two other events that intellectually doomed any happy talk…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • 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