Opinion

  • POLLS SHOW MOST AMERICANS FAVOR PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP

    With all the high drama in Washington over immigration, you'd think the fate of undocumented workers represented a cataclysmic political divide -- an ever-widening chasm that cannot be bridged. But it doesn't.Polls have long shown that a majority of Americans favor a pathway to citizenship for…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • FOR DEATH BY ISIS YOU HAVE TO GO OUT; ILLEGAL ALIENS DELIVER!

    Cable TV could cover Muslim atrocities 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from 632 A.D. to the end of time, without repeating themselves. No news." These days, I turn on the TV, and if I see former U.N. ambassador John Bolton, I think, "Good. ISIS has killed four Americans -- in Syria. …

    Ann Coulter
  • RUMORS OF A NEW COLD WAR HAVE REAL ROOTS IN HISTORY

    But now the rumors of a new, terrifying world conflict seem as real to me as the barely believed rumors of a U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2002-'03. If you want to make any sense of the rumors -- and the surprising danger of an international war spreading from Ukraine to Islamic State adepts across the…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • JEB BUSH TIPTOES ABOVE THE FALLS

    Jeb Bush has been a putative candidate for the White House for only a few weeks and already he is discovering that presidential politics requires an elegant equipoise. Bush tiptoed into the 2016 campaign as a Republican moderate, his natural opponents for establishment GOP votes being Mitt Romney…

    David Shribman
  • BLACK HISTORY IS MORE THAN JUST ONE MONTH

    It's Black History Month, that annual tribute to the accomplishments of black Americans, whose ingenuity, perseverance, creativity and fortitude made America what it is today. Black history is American history -- baked and bricked into the nation's foundations. Black Americans were part of each…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • GOP DOUBLE-CROSSING TRAITORS

    Now that a federal judge has held Obama's illegal executive amnesty unconstitutional, perhaps U.S. senators will remember that they swore to uphold the Constitution, too. Back when they needed our votes before the last election, Republicans were hairy-chested warriors vowing to block Obama's…

    Ann Coulter
  • A LIFE LIVED AS A TALL TALE

    Arnaud de Borchgrave just happened to be, to my mind and to many other discriminating ones, the greatest foreign correspondent of our times. Given the sad way the American media are going, you might well ask not WHO was Arnaud de Borchgrave, but "What is a foreign correspondent?" Such are the…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • CLINTON MUST ADDRESS INCOME INEQUALITY

    According to a poll by the Pew Research Center last November, 78 percent saw the gap between the haves and the have-nots as a big problem. Clinton -- who shares with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, an estimated net worth of more than $20 million -- is definitely among those haves. The…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • PARTY PERILS IN 2016

    The GOP also has more than a dozen plausible presidential candidates, some in their early 40s. These are advantages Republicans hold as we approach the 2016 presidential election. But, among voters 18 to 34 years old -- men and women who will be an important force in American politics for another…

    David Shribman
  • BRYAN CRANSTON: FROM METH COOK TO HITLER APOLOGIST

    The magnificent new book "Hollywood Traitors" by Allan Ryskind, son of Hollywood royalty (Marx Brothers screenwriter Morrie Ryskind), has been published just in time for the release of "Trumbo," in which Bryan Cranston will portray Hitler apologist Dalton Trumbo as a hero. I'm guessing the movie…

    Ann Coulter
  • RELIGIOUS COMPARISONS AT PRAYER BREAKFAST ARE ILL-TIMED

    In Iraq, entire Chaldean Catholic towns, dating from centuries ago, have been burned and destroyed by the Islamic State, or ISIS. At this year's National Prayer Breakfast early in February, the president exercised his tendency to praise Islam as a "religion of peace," and to warn American…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • BUSH VS. BUSH VS. BUSH

    It examines some of the preoccupations of the George W. Bush presidency and suggests some of the themes of the Jeb Bush presidential campaign. Jeb, the younger Bush, attracted enormous attention with his campaign-style policy address before the Detroit Economic Club last week. The Jeb Bush speech…

    David Shribman
  • GENERATIONAL IGNORANCE ON VACCINATIONS AFFECTS US ALL

    They feared the diseases -- whooping cough, measles and polio, among them -- that vaccines were meant to prevent. They saw immunizations as a godsend. They grew up in rural Alabama in an era when medicine had not conquered common and highly contagious diseases that sickened, maimed and sometimes…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • THREE GENERATIONS OF IMBECILES ARE ENOUGH

    It's good to see conservatives have gotten back to letting The New York Times choose their nominees for them. The only silver lining to Mitt Romney being pushed out of the presidential race -- temporarily, I hope -- is that the media's preferred GOP candidate, Jeb Bush, is catnip to the stupidest…

    Ann Coulter
  • THE BAD BOYS OF DIPLOMACY

    From the days, centuries ago, when Tatar and then French were the languages of diplomacy, there was another language even more important than the spoken word. To name only one example: the Central American wars of the 1980s, in which both the United States and the Soviets dabbled disastrously,…

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • WHAT ISN'T BEING SAID

    There's a lot being spoken about the 2016 presidential election. Indeed, there are two principal unspokens in the run-up to the next presidential campaign. The first is the quiet Republican hope that maverick Sen. Elizabeth Warren will challenge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the…

    David Shribman
  • A NICE GUY FINISHES FIRST

    My friend Ernie Banks died last week, and the world was full of praise for his still-youthful charm. We first met in an unlikely place -- Vietnam in 1968, when I was assigned by the Chicago Daily News to cover Ernie's trip there to entertain the troops.

    Georgie Anne Geyer
  • HOW MUCH IS THAT PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE WORTH?

    Of course, it's been a month since the GOP took control of Congress, and they also haven't voided Obama's unconstitutional executive amnesty, passed e-Verify, a fence bill or the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Act. Democrats are on offense all the time, even when they've just had their legs cut off. …

    Ann Coulter
  • ROMNEY'S NON-CAMPAIGN

    Defeated once for the Republican presidential nomination, defeated the next time for the White House, Mitt Romney never was at the center of Republican affection. With the economy off life support and the former Massachusetts governor retaining his status as the poster child for the wealth gap,…

    David Shribman
  • GOP THINKS THE '47 PERCENT' AREN'T TRYING HARD ENOUGH

    During his 2012 campaign for the presidency, Mitt Romney was caught on tape describing nearly half the country in disparaging terms, labeling them moochers who want handouts. They are voters "who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a…

    Cynthia Tucker