Opinion

  • CLIFF HUXTABLE AND BILL COSBY ARE NO LONGER THE SAME MAN

    Until last week, TV Land allowed me a pleasant half-hour escape to a heartwarming, 1980s-era comedy that featured an affluent black family living in Brooklyn, New York, the Huxtables. Anchored by well-educated, professional parents -- the father an obstetrician, the mother an attorney -- the family…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • WHOM DO WE THANK FOR THANKSGIVING?

    In a nation with fewer and fewer shared experiences, one remains resilient, rich and redolent of memory. Thanksgiving is our most beloved American holiday, and its story -- about grace and gratitude, played out on a wilderness tableau of brotherhood -- is a venerated part of our national narrative.…

    David Shribman
  • GREEDY WARS ERODE OUR MORAL FOUNDATION

    WASHINGTON -- In addition to all the "happy" news these days -- from the invasion of Ukraine, to the horrendous beheadings by ISIS, to China's designs on world power -- one concern suspiciously underlies many of these stories: The U.S. is uniting, particularly in the Middle East, with hitherto…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • NEW RULES FAVOR GOP MODERATES

    LEBANON, N.H. -- Can you discern, deep in the new Republican Party -- amid the conservative warriors and tea-infused crusaders -- a faint moderate heartbeat?Hardly anyone is asking that question this month, in the wake of the Republican tsunami that swept Democrats out of office and swept a…

    David Shribman
  • CLIMATE CHANGE IS OUR MOST PRESSING ISSUE

    The bone-rattling cold settling in over much of the country has given science skeptics a bit more fodder for their campaign of doubt and disinformation: Climate change is a hoax, they say. Didn't you feel that pre-Thanksgiving freeze?Their deliberate misunderstanding doesn't alter the facts. The…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • AMERICAN HERO; AMERICAN STORY

    LOS ANGELES -- In the final months of any presidency, the men and women serving in the administration are ready to leave and move on with their lives. That was true of Harold Tyler, a New York lawyer who was the deputy attorney general for civil rights as the Eisenhower administration was winding…

    Richard Reeves
  • VOTERS ARE GIVING YOU ONE MORE CHANCE, GOP

    I'm sorry to have to tell you this, America, but Andrew Cotto is done defending you to his European friends at dinner parties.There's no use begging. You brought this on yourself -- as Cotto explains in his Salon.com article, "My American exceptionalism fantasy is over: How these midterms sealed…

    Ann Coulter
  • TRIUMPH IN BERLIN MAY HOLD LESSON FOR BEIJING

    WASHINGTON -- Let us stop complaining and naysaying for just a moment and realize what a truly astonishing event we celebrated last weekend. Just because some things are disappointing, or even despairing, in the world, doesn't mean that everything is.The celebrations commemorating the tearing down…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • THE FALL OF THE WALL

    BERLIN -- Today a Starbucks coffee house sits a few steps from the Brandenburg Gate. A quarter-century ago the baristas would be standing in the Soviet Bloc.Today well-dressed tourists sip sparkling water in the Hotel Adlon. Three decades ago the original hotel building was used to house East…

    David Shribman
  • BROAD PROSPERITY FOR AMERICA SEEMS INCREASINGLY OUT OF REACH

    As Democrats lick their wounds from last week's electoral bloodbath, political analysts are poring over exit data to discern the message in the Republicans' resounding victory. Are voters unhappy with President Obama? Clearly.But the underlying dissatisfaction abroad in the land centers around the…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • A TOUGH NIGHT AT MSNBC

    After Tuesday night, Republicans' main objective is clear: Convince Oregon Measure 88 to run for president.Measure 88 won more votes than anything else on the Oregon ballot. More votes than pot legalization. More than the incumbent governor, the incumbent senator or any of the six other ballot…

    Ann Coulter
  • ENGLISH RAPE CASES REVEAL TROUBLING CULTURE CLASH

    WASHINGTON -- The strangest, darkest story is coming out of England now after months of silence on the details, leaving most of Great Britain in a kind of frozen shock. The worst thing is, no one even bothers anymore to argue that the stories might be false.Finally, too, the police in the north of…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • THE MORE THINGS CHANGE

    Tuesday's elections are important -- to the Congress, to the president, to the 2016 aspirants for the White House, to the country. They'll create the political climate for the last two years of the Obama administration, set the table for the next presidential election and determine whether the…

    David Shribman
  • OBAMACARE IS HERE TO STAY

    You've heard of Obamacare, right?It's that disastrous, costly and intrusive policy that President Obama and his fellow Democrats rammed down the throats of Congress back in 2010 -- a failed plan that conservative Republicans have pledged to "repeal and replace." According to its critics, it is…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • Plutocrat or Populist? Actually, Hillary Clinton Is Neither

    As America's biggest political target — a status she is likely to enjoy for the foreseeable future — Hillary Clinton takes incoming fire of every caliber from all directions. One day her words are ripped from context to depict her as a plutocratic elitist; on another day, she is quoted,…

    Joe Conason
  • The Coming November Wars

    As it stands today, Republicans will add seats in the House and recapture the Senate on Tuesday.

    Pat Buchanan
  • Outsourcing: The Last Talking Point?

    When I fretted to my friend and colleague Jay Nordlinger that Republicans may learn the wrong lessons from success in 2014, he noted sagely that he prefers to wait until the results are in before drawing any lessons. While that ought to have stayed my hand, I think some contours are discernible,…

    Mona Charen
  • The New York Times' War on Gun-Owning Rape Victims

    Nasty New York Times editorial writer David Firestone pretends to care about campaign scare-mongering. But what he and his elitist ilk really fear are independent-thinking women who have dared to exercise their First Amendment powers to defend their Second Amendment rights.

    Michelle Malkin
  • HYSTERICAL MEDIA TELLS US TO CALM DOWN

    In the past week, The New York Times has ridiculed Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Gov. Chris Christie for having "fed panic" by ordering quarantines for health workers arriving from Ebola-plagued countries.NBC News' Brian Williams opened his broadcast last Friday announcing that the Obama administration was…

    Ann Coulter
  • The Spectacular Self-Immolation of Wendy R. Davis

    Wendy Russell Davis is on fire. And I don't mean that in a good way.

    Michelle Malkin