Opinion

  • THE PRICE OF BEING ON TOP

    The NFL preseason still has a few days left. The 2016 presidential preseason still has a few months left -- for every candidate but Hillary Rodham Clinton. For Clinton, familiar to Americans as first lady, senator from New York and secretary of state, there is no preseason. No American woman in…

    David Shribman
  • HILLARY CLINTON'S HAWKISHNESS MAY BE HER UNDOING

    Even without a formal declaration of her intent to run, Hillary Clinton is the presumed Democratic nominee for president in 2016. She has earned that status through two decades of hard work on the national stage -- as first lady, as a senator from New York, and, especially, as a loyal and…

    Cynthia Tucker
  • IS OBAMA TOO THOUGHTFUL TO BE PRESIDENT?

    I personally think Barack Obama has been a very good president in terrible times, often just trying to clean up the mess left by predecessors. In one 48-hour period that month, the televised admission of two black students to the segregated University of Alabama challenged a changing America, a…

    Richard Reeves
  • Race-Based Justice

    Among the demands of the "protesters" in Ferguson is that the investigation and prosecution of police officer Darren Wilson be taken away from St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch. In 1964, his father, a St. Louis police officer, was shot to death by an African-American. He wanted to be a…

    Pat Buchanan
  • Obama and 'History'

    Bad actors around the globe keep getting confused about the calendar, and it falls to the Obama administration to set them straight. The Russians, Secretary of State John Kerry protested back in March, have forgotten what century we're living in: "You just don't in the 21st century behave in…

    Mona Charen
  • The Jihadi Serial Killer no One's Talking About

    For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country. "All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government.

    Michelle Malkin
  • 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
  • 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