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  • CUBA: LET'S GET OVER IT

    LOS ANGELES -- "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest of these are, 'It might have been.'" So said John Greenleaf Whittier more than a hundred years ago. Anyone teaching history at a university might amend that to say the saddest words he hears are these: "I wasn't born then." More often…

    Richard Reeves
  • WE'LL TELL YOU HOW DANGEROUS EBOLA IS AFTER THE ELECTION

    There had never been a case of Ebola in the U.S. until a few months ago. Since then, thousands of people have died of the disease in Africa, and millions upon millions of dollars have been spent treating Ebola patients in the U.S. who acquired it there, one of whom has died. But the Obama…

    Ann Coulter
  • The Centers for Everything but Disease Control

    So now the federal health bureaucrats in charge of controlling diseases and pandemics want more money to do their jobs. Hmph. Maybe if they hadn't been so busy squandering their massive government subsidies on everything but their core mission, we taxpayers might actually feel a twinge of sympathy.

    Michelle Malkin
  • MADNESS OF ISIS IS A NEW CHAPTER IN AN OLD STORY

    WASHINGTON -- As Halloween approaches, with its tradition of terror appearing this year to be present in the rage of the ISIS warriors marching toward Baghdad, my thoughts turn once more to moving to New Zealand. Or perhaps Singapore or Bora Bora. Somewhere far, far away from all the madness. But…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • Ted Olson's Evasions

    Appearing on "Fox News Sunday" to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to let stand a number of judicial rulings overturning the acts of legislators and/or voters in 16 states, famed advocate Ted Olson offered the kind of reasoning that, in his former incarnation as a conservative, he would have…

    Mona Charen
  • Goodbye, Columbus

    In 1492, "Columbus sailed the ocean blue" and discovered the New World. And Oct. 12 was once a celebrated holiday in America.

    Pat Buchanan
  • FEAR AND ANXIETY ARE BIGGER THREATS THAN EBOLA

    During the summer, I got hooked on a TNT drama called "The Last Ship," an apocalyptic thriller about a global pandemic that wipes out most of the human population. As it happens, the telltale signs of this killer plague bear a striking resemblance to the symptoms of the Ebola virus. Indeed,…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • THE MUDDLED MIDTERMS OF 2014

    WATERVILLE, Maine -- With three weeks remaining before the critical midterm congressional elections, the character of American politics for the next two years and for the presidential campaign that will begin in earnest next month is unusually uncertain. In fact, the contours of our national civic…

    David Shribman
  • Look Who's Data Mining Your Toddlers

    Attention, parents: Have your little ones been subjected to "TS Gold" in school yet? If you care about student privacy, data mining and classroom intrusions, you might want to start asking questions and protecting your children now before it's too late.

    Michelle Malkin
  • Our Judicial Dictatorship

    Do the states have the right to outlaw same-sex marriage?

    Pat Buchanan
  • Let's Repeal Reality

    Katherine Timpf is young, beautiful and very sane. Oh, have I said something wrong? Good.

    Mona Charen
  • What Ebola Can Teach Us

    Even if Africa's Ebola emergency never mutates into a global catastrophe, those of us who live in the world's most fortunate country ought to consider what this fearsome virus can teach us. The lessons are quite obvious at this point — and contain implications that are political in the most urgent…

    Joe Conason
  • GOP'S BIG IDEA: LET'S NOT HAVE A WAVE ELECTION

    On Monday, The Washington Times reported on the Homeland Security Inspector General's finding that detention facilities for illegal border-crossers are teeming with diseases because the guests don't know how to take medicine or use toilets. By Tuesday, there were more than 1,000 comments. That's a…

    Ann Coulter
  • SAY IT AIN'T SO, JOE!

    LOS ANGELES -- I could be mad at Vice President Joe Biden, who has been here for two days and tied up traffic for miles at a time. But it's hard. He's just too nice a guy, even if he talks too much -- and worse, these days, tells the truth. In fact, he had to apologize to a few countries last week…

    Richard Reeves
  • Stomachaches

    I've had stomachaches for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I called it an "uncomfortable feeling." As an adult, it was sometimes downright painful. But they came and went, and I chalked it up to stress and overwork and my long family history of stomachaches. And when it got a little worse, I…

    Susan Estrich
  • Ebola, Electronic Medical Records and Epic Systems

    A Dallas hospital's bizarre bungle of the first U.S. case of Ebola leaves me wondering: Is someone covering up for a crony billionaire Obama donor and her controversy-plagued, taxpayer-subsidized electronic medical records company?

    Michelle Malkin
  • FOOTBALL FRENZY MAY BE RUNNING ITS COURSE

    WASHINGTON -- I hate to admit it, but every time I see a football game on television, my mind spins back to the lions and the Roman gladiators chasing one another around the coliseums of the Roman Empire. There is only one catch: I'm rooting for the lions to win! That is surely not the general…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • Hispanic Voters and the American Dream

    An off-year election is an opportunity for the winning party to learn the wrong lessons. Such an opportunity beckons for Republicans. They are poised to win elections, and may possibly gain control of the Senate, in part because the most loyal Democratic constituencies — single women, blacks and…

    Mona Charen
  • Can America Fight a Thirty Years' War?

    "The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature."

    Pat Buchanan
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'

    SAN FRANCISCO -- California still produces 90 percent of the country's avocados, 91 percent of its grapes and 92 percent of its plums and prunes. Four out of five almonds produced on Earth are grown here. But the growth that made California a cultural leader as well as an agricultural leader is…

    David Shribman