Opinion

  • NO FACTS, NO PEACE

    It's important to remember that, in police shooting cases like the one in Ferguson, Missouri, the initial facts are often wrong. You don't want to end up looking like Rich Lowry, National Review editor, whose March 23, 2012, column on the Trayvon Martin shooting was titled, "Al Sharpton Is Right."…

    Ann Coulter
  • Missouri Burning: Why Ferguson's Inferno Is No Surprise

    The past week's unfolding tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, with its militarized and overwhelmingly white police force confronting angry and hopeless African-Americans, is not a story unique to that place or this moment. Many cities and towns in this country confront the same problems of poverty,…

    Joe Conason
  • The Ferguson Feeding Frenzy

    The most poisonous "-ism" now infecting Ferguson, Missouri, is not virulent racism. Perhaps the most repulsive species on display in Ferguson is the Journalisto Vanitatis. For the J.V., the story is all about "me, me, me!" Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly and Washington Post reporter Wesley…

    Michelle Malkin
  • What Went Wrong in Ferguson

    I'm not talking about the killing of Michael Brown. There are two conflicting stories: one of an unarmed teenager shot six times while his hands were in the air; On the other hand, if the teenager attacked the police officer, then the officer must be protected from unfair punishment. Having a…

    Susan Estrich
  • Cameras and More Cameras

    The Ferguson, Missouri police department released convenience store surveillance tape that showed Michael Brown allegedly stealing some cigars minutes before he was shot by a police officer. Aware that the release of this footage might look like posthumous character assassination of the shooting…

    Mona Charen
  • Is Ferguson Our Future?

    "America is on trial," said Rev. Al Sharpton from the pulpit of Greater St Mark's Family Church in Ferguson, Missouri. At issue, the shooting death of Michael Brown, Saturday a week ago, on the main street of that city of 22,000, a neighbor community to Jennings, where this writer lived in the…

    Pat Buchanan
  • EXCESSIVE POLICE VIOLENCE MUST END

    A Rip Van Winkle who fell asleep in 1968, awakening now, would see TV news footage that was achingly familiar: An American city under siege as mostly white police officers, firing tear gas, face off against mostly black civilian protestors, some violent but most just angry. Among those areas where…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • WHERE IS THE GOP HEIR APPARENT?

    For more than two generations, the Republican presidential nominating process has had an immutable internal logic to it: The next guy in line gets the nomination. It's certainly how Barack Obama's two opponents, Sen. John McCain and former Gov. Mitt Romney, were nominated. But just as the…

    David Shribman
  • Let Congress Vote on Iraq War III

    The emergency over, President Obama should think long and hard about launching a new air war in Iraq or Syria. For Iraq War III holds the promise of becoming another Middle East debacle, and perhaps the worst yet. Hillary Clinton thinks we should be tougher on Iran and that Obama blundered by not…

    Pat Buchanan
  • Meet the Cops Who Gave Their Lives

    If you've been watching cable news, reading Hollywood celebrities' tweets and listening to race-hustling opportunists, you might think that every police officer in America has a finger on the trigger, hunting for any excuse to gun down defenseless youths. The Cirque du Cop-Bashing, with Al…

    Michelle Malkin
  • Don't Do Stupid Stuff

    If you are the last person in America wondering whether Hillary Clinton is running for president, her recent interview with The Atlantic should vanquish any doubts. Criticizing the Obama administration for its lack of an "organizing principle," Clinton famously (already) said: "'Don't do stupid…

    Susan Estrich
  • OF STUPID STUFF AND PRINCIPLES

    Barack Obama's current catchy phrase is not exactly on a par with Winston Churchill's World War II "Stay calm and carry on." And so, when Hillary Clinton -- that "other candidate," whom the president himself had graciously given the world stage as secretary of state -- decided to pick on his four…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT EBOLA CAST THE FIRST STONE ...

    There was some hubbub about my column last week, where I complained about Christians, like Dr. Kent Brantly, who abandon America to do much-praised work in Third World countries. They call me names, say I'm cruel, malicious, not a Christian, compare me to Howard Stern and cite the titles of my…

    Ann Coulter
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  • Mental Illness

    When the news rippled out on Monday that Robin Williams had committed suicide, even I thought — for a moment — "but he had everything." As if suicide is a "choice." At a certain age, it sometimes seems like everyone's running over the hill, and some people won't make it, and who those people will…

    Susan Estrich
  • The K Street President

    Finally, mainstream journalists are onto Barack Obama's game. A new report from the D.C.-based press shows that — gasp — the White House is infested with Beltway lobbyists. According to Politico's analysis published on Monday, the "Obama administration has hired about 70 previously registered…

    Michelle Malkin
  • Is ISIS 'An Existential Threat'?

    U.S. air strikes since Friday have opened a corridor through which tens of thousands of Yazidis, trapped and starving on a mountain in Iraq, have escaped to safety in Kurdistan. The Kurds, whose peshmerga fighters were sent reeling by the Islamic State last week, bolstered now by the arrival of…

    Pat Buchanan
  • WATER IS AN OLD WEAPON IN IRAQI DESERT WARFARE

    WASHINGTON -- The news last week that the Islamic State, the formidable terrorist group marching across northern Iraq sowing horror wherever it goes, has now almost certainly taken the huge Mosul Dam opens another chapter in that organization's dark story. It would seem obvious, at first, that such…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • Ebola's Message: Foreign Aid and Science Funding in a Time of Global Peril

    Years ago, this mistaken view was amplified from the far right by the John Birch Society. Today, it is the tea party movement complaining that joblessness and poverty in the United States result directly from the lamentable fact that "President Obama keeps sending our money overseas." At this…

    Joe Conason
  • GROWING INCOME GAP IS RIPPING THE SOCIAL FABRIC

    Raymond Burse, interim president of Kentucky State University, has given up more than $90,000 of his annual salary in order to boost pay for the lowest-paid workers at the college, some of whom earn as little as the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. While his job as interim president is "not a hobby,…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • AS NEW COLD WAR THREATENS, BERLIN REMINDS US WHAT WE STAND FOR

    Throughout the reign of Adolf Hitler, Berlin warped the physics of Europe. It was at the center of Europe geographically, but utterly isolated morally. With the exception of a few near-sighted ideologues such as Charles Lindbergh, hardly anyone regarded Germany as anything but a threat to human…

    David Shribman