Opinion

  • CLINTON AND THE SPECIAL INTERESTS

    There is the question about how former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton performs on the campaign trail. But perhaps the most intriguing question -- one never before posed in modern times -- is how a virtually unopposed nomination front-runner responds to the pressure groups in her party…

    David Shribman
  • Fix the Secret Service, Dammit

    We learned this week that the Secret Service dawdled for an entire year before fixing a broken security system at the home of former President George H. W. Bush. The Secret Service itself is looking pretty broken these days. A few weeks ago, two drunken agents returning from a party drove right…

    Mona Charen
  • Why Is Yemen Our War?

    For a month now, the Saudi air force has been bombing Yemen to reverse a takeover of that nation of 25 million by Houthi rebels, and reinstall a president who fled his country and is residing in Riyadh. The Saudis have hit airfields, armor and arms depots, and caused a humanitarian catastrophe. …

    Pat Buchanan
  • About Loretta Lynch

    When she takes the oath of office as attorney general, after coming close to breaking records on how long it took to give her the courtesy of a vote, Loretta Lynch will become the first African-American woman to serve in that position. Loretta Lynch's confirmation should have been a nonissue.

    Susan Estrich
  • IMMIGRANTS OF COLOR SUCCEED THROUGH DETERMINATION

    If you are a student of current events, you're likely tempted toward pessimism about the prospects for young black men. A steady and depressing stream of news reports has focused on the deaths of young black men at the hands of police officials. Still, there is other news about young black men,…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • STILL NO REPORTS OF 'HILLARY FEVER' OUTBREAKS

    I gather from the increasing hysteria of the feminists that Democrats are beginning to rebel at having a loser of a presidential candidate being foist upon them, in the person of Hillary Clinton. The same way the national tea party leaders are a thorn in the side of the Republican Party,…

    Ann Coulter
  • SleazeBob Menendez's 36DD Visa Program

    According to the recently unsealed federal indictment against him, sleazy Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., took it upon himself to add his own very special, crooked path to the U.S. The New York Post recounted this weekend how Menendez and his staff pressured the State Department to expedite the foreign…

    Michelle Malkin
  • ALLIANCES SHIFT IN THE SANDS OF THE MIDDLE EAST

    But somehow, as our aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt steamed valiantly through the waters off Yemen to join other Yankee ships to intercept Iranian arms destined for the rebels there, the disturbing thought hit me that our allies today seem to have radically changed. In the southern reaches of…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • Obama's Republican Collaborators

    The GOP swept to victory in November by declaring that this imperial presidency must be brought to heel, and President Obama's illicit seizures of Congressional power must end. This week, Congress takes up legislation to cede His Majesty full authority to negotiate the largest trade deal in…

    Pat Buchanan
  • CLINTON V. RUBIO ET AL

    Perhaps the Clinton skeptics prefer a comparison with Herbert Hoover, probably the only figure in modern history besides Dwight Eisenhower and perhaps George H.W. Bush, with pre-presidential experience commensurate with Clinton's. Either way, she begins her second campaign for the White House with…

    David Shribman
  • Obama: Cuban Information Minister?

    Two relatively recent photos of Barack Obama with foreign leaders reveal much about his deep-dyed leftism. The first features President Obama and democratically elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of one of America's most loyal friends. Obama looks strained. The second is a snap of…

    Mona Charen
  • A U.S.-Russia War Over Ukraine?

    The answer the authors give, in "Countdown to War: The Coming U.S. Russia Conflict," is that the odds are shortening on a military collision between the world's largest nuclear powers. The cockpit of the conflict, should it come, will be Ukraine. What makes the article timely is the report that…

    Pat Buchanan
  • Congress Acts

    It seems like every time I turned around this week, Congress — or at least some subset of it — was actually doing something. Was it just yesterday that they were agreeing to let the president try to negotiate within the framework of a nuclear deal with Iran? Watching the president last week in…

    Susan Estrich
  • THE DOGS OF WAR ARE HOWLING AGAIN

    For one brief, shining moment, it seemed as though Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, now seeking the Republican nomination for president, might be a strong voice in the GOP for military restraint. Alas, that Rand Paul is quickly disappearing. Having formalized his presidential ambitions, he and his…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • Gwyneth Paltrow's Poverty Voyeurism

    OK, it's not as painful as her last $5,200 Thermage session in Santa Monica, but still, she really, really does feel the agony of the ordinary. Last week, the progressive princess celebrity joined the "SNAP challenge." It's basically the ice bucket challenge for bored Hollywood liberals and…

    Michelle Malkin
  • WE NEED AN ANKLE BRACELET FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

    Usually liberals have the decency to wait a few months after one of their rape fantasies collapses to start citing the case as "unresolved" -- it was a tie, the game was rained out, we'll never know what happened. But with the apocryphal University of Virginia gang rape, lefties started in right…

    Ann Coulter
  • Yes, She Can

    I remember when Fritz Mondale announced that he had chosen Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. This is the candidate who is going to be the target of a battering by the left?

    Susan Estrich
  • A SECOND CHANCE IN CUBA

    If the much-heralded meeting between Barack Obama and Raul Castro was hardly to be equated with the meeting in mid-Africa between Stanley and Livingstone, at least some nice phrases were exchanged. One certainly came from President Obama, never a slouch on knowing how to express a deeply felt…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • The Obama Doctrine

    "The United States will not be imprisoned by the past — we're looking to the future. Churchill's bust may have resided in the Oval Office of George Bush. Obama sent it back to the British Embassy. His hero is Nelson Mandela, who overthrew centuries of white rule in South Africa.

    Pat Buchanan
  • THE CANADIAN HEALTH CARE REVOLUTION

    Consistent with the modest character of this province at the center of a country that revels in modesty, a modest commemorative sits in front of a modest two-story home. Right here, at 814 Saskatchewan Crescent in the Nutana residential neighborhood of Saskatoon, rests a small historical plaque…

    David Shribman