Opinion

  • FEAR MAY WIN ELECTIONS, BUT MAKES GOVERNING HARD

    "Keep calm and carry on." -- British government poster, 1939 According to Hollywood, most disasters feature government or institutional figures who try to downplay the scale of catastrophe, at least publicly, in order to prevent mass panic. Rightly or wrongly, these fictional leaders want to shield…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • TWO VISIONS DESTINED TO COLLIDE

    PITTSBURGH -- One saw an America on the rise, the other saw an America in peril. One saw government as a vital tool to smooth away the roughness of life and assure widespread freedom, the other saw government as an intrusion in the natural order of life and the enemy of freedom. One spoke of a…

    David Shribman
  • A REVISIONIST TAKE ON PRESIDENT OBAMA

    LOS ANGELES -- "Democrats Worry Obama Is Helping Their Rivals" was the headline over an article last Friday in the Los Angeles Times. I think that was the one thousandth piece I have read in the last couple of months saying that the president has low approval ratings and will hurt Democratic…

    Richard Reeves
  • JEANNE SHAHEEN'S EBOLA OPPORTUNITIES TEAM

    In this year's midterm elections, New Hampshire's Scott Brown is taking on the slickest Democratic politician since John Edwards. Incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen presents herself as a regular mom who "rearranges the dishes in the dishwasher if it is packed by someone else" -- as she told The Boston…

    Ann Coulter
  • Where Was President Obama?

    President Obama says he's "shaken" by this week's violent attacks on three soldiers in Ottawa by an Islamic jihadist. He immediately phoned Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to offer support and "solidarity." He vowed to "remain vigilant."

    Michelle Malkin
  • Michael Brown and Race Hoaxes

    Back in August, when news first broke of a shooting in Ferguson, Mo., the media world, perpetually tingling with eagerness for white-on-black violence stories, plunged into delirium. An unarmed, black 18-year-old "gentle giant" had been shot in the back while running away from a white police…

    Mona Charen
  • Things Fall Apart

    When this writer was 3 years old, the Empire of Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.

    Pat Buchanan
  • Debunking Christie's Minimum Wage Mythology

    If there is any upside to the constant blabber from a politician such as Chris Christie, it is that he blurts out what others like him would never say in public — for instance, his recent remarks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    Joe Conason
  • The Hunter Biden Chronicles

    Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden. Where are the Occupy Wall Street rabble-rousers and enemies of elitist privilege when you need them? Straining their neck muscles to look the other way.

    Michelle Malkin
  • PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ IS UNTOLD STORY

    WASHINGTON -- Avidly reading and watching the news, from ISIS to Ebola recently, I have been repeatedly surprised by the absence of one rather important word: Christian. In all the innumerable words and pictures that have told the misery-ridden stories of these two sagas, almost none have attempted…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • Does Obama Care About People?

    Can you walk out on the messiah?

    Mona Charen
  • The Price of Papal Popularity

    Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley's boys in blue ran up the score on the radicals in Grant Park.

    Pat Buchanan
  • SMALL-TOWN HEROES

    Oh, yes, and he's remembered, too, for that play against the Clippers of Newburyport High in November 1967. That's when Dickie Jauron, as he was known then, caught the ball with three seconds left in the first half and, conscious that he was landing on the 1-yard line rather than in the end zone,…

    David Shribman
  • DESPITE POLLS, GOP STILL QUIETLY OPPOSES MARRIAGE EQUALITY

    What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, Georgia, like several other states, was in a lather over same-sex unions; its voters passed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, and that prohibition, though it has been challenged in federal court, still stands. It was a bipartisan…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • Let Obama and Frieden Do Their Jobs

    If the prospect of hanging concentrates the mind, then even the possibility of infection with Ebola should do the same — for all of us. Instead, we seem easily distracted by attempts to blame President Barack Obama and to scapegoat the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Republican…

    Joe Conason
  • Ebola, Ideology and Common Sense

    Growing up in Washington in the 1930s and '40s, our home was, several times, put under quarantine. A poster would be tacked on the door indicating the presence within of a contagious disease — measles, mumps, chicken pox, scarlet fever.

    Pat Buchanan
  • Who's Afraid of 'Rocky Mountain Heist'?

    Free at last! I'm silent no more. Now, the story can be told.

    Michelle Malkin
  • The Equal Pay Delusion

    Voters are souring on the Democratic Party. Apparently, all it takes are six years of economic torpor; the disastrous debut of the biggest new federal program in two generations; record levels of federal debt; revelations of scandals and malfeasance at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the…

    Mona Charen
  • 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
  • Recent Study Shows Joint Relief Really Works

    Clinical study concluded that natural joint supplement demonstrated a significantly significant reduction in joint issues within 5 days of treatment.

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  • 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