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Jonah Goldberg: Speaking truth to narrative about the powerless

"If absolute power corrupts absolutely," the actor Harry Shearer once asked, "does absolute powerlessness make you pure?"

May 08, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: On fight night, odd musical insult packs a punch

The people who put together the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao had a special Cinco de Mayo gift for Latino boxing fans: a finger in their eye.

May 08, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Perception is again tied to race

Comments about recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray provide a glimpse at perhaps one of our greatest challenges: perception.

May 07, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Amid chaos in Baltimore, a model mom emerges

Toya Graham has earned one heck of a Mother's Day present.

May 05, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Kelley Paul tells her tales as wife of the party

The life of the wife of a presidential candidate can sometimes be like the government. Taxing.

May 03, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Clintons keep lowering the bar on shameful acts

I once had a boss who gave me some great advice, not just for managing people but for judging politicians: You forgive mistakes; you punish patterns.

May 03, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: A story of men wielding power in hellish times

"Wolf Hall," the Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel about the court of Henry VIII - and most dramatically, the conflict between Thomas Cromwell and Sir Thomas More - is now a TV series (presented on PBS). It is maddeningly good.

May 03, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Liberals are forever zigzagging over their ideology

For the last 20 years, give or take another 50, one of the most cherished baubles of Beltway conventional wisdom has been that the Republican Party has moved too far to the right.

May 01, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: News media is blinded by own reflection

If a U.S. city about 40 miles from the nation's capital erupts in violence, but the cable news networks ignore the unrest because they're busy with live coverage of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, is it the end of television journalism?

May 01, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Chris Christie is no phony pretender

What if it turns out the media are wrong about Chris Christie? Where does the New Jersey governor go to set the record straight?

April 28, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s Nixon doctrine seeks to anoint Iran as regional power

In December, President Barack Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a "very successful regional power." His wish - a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states - is becoming a reality. Consider:

April 26, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Book’s allegations have Clintons holed up in their bunker

How should one think about the unfolding allegations rocking the Clinton Industrial Complex (which includes both her campaign and her foundation)?

April 26, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: South Carolina prisoners keep a song in their hearts

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. - Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina's largest maximum-security prison, gets plenty of bad press - from a riot and a lockdown in February to drone-delivered contraband a few days ago. But within the walls of this all-male complex, something rare and beautiful is also happening.

April 26, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Meet the Know-Nothing Democrat of 2016 race

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is thinking about running for president on the Democratic ticket by appealing to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's populist fans. Warren is a very bright former Harvard law professor. So it is interesting that O'Malley thinks the best way to reach out to her fans is to say remarkably stupid things.

April 24, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Gyro pilot chose odd way to deliver a vital message

When postal worker Doug Hughes - otherwise known as the gyrocopter dude - landed his gizmo on the West Lawn of the Capitol, he wasn't worried about being shot down, he says.

April 23, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


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Charles Krauthammer: Want an Iraq hypothetical? Try this one on

Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it's the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of who's in charge - while the U.S. air campaign proves futile and America's alleged strategy for combating the Islamic State is in freefall.

May 24, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: GOP’s top 10 list to make cut for debate

Because so many Republicans want to be president - or at least pretend they do - debate organizers have decided to eliminate the least popular from the stage based on how they rank in the latest national polls.

May 24, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Will her accomplishment deficit be Clinton’s undoing?

There are plenty of reasons to believe 2016 will be a very ugly election year. Here's one more.

May 24, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Bush stumbling so far on his ‘joyful’ run

By now everyone has had their say about Jeb Bush's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. The consensus is that Bush misheard Megyn Kelly's "knowing what we know now" question about the Iraq war. I'm not convinced.

May 22, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Stephanopoulos still linked to Clintons

In 1999, a week after Al Gore claimed that he created the Internet, Bill Clinton appeared at the Gridiron Club's annual dinner. Having recently been stung by a former close adviser who signed a deal with a television network and penned a memoir distancing himself from the 42nd president, Clinton joked that he, too, was an inventor: "I invented George Stephanopoulos."

May 22, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Pricking such tender skins on campuses these days

Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas that may conflict with your own.

May 21, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Scott Walker dishes up twisted talk on immigration

Wisconsin is known for its cheese. But, when talking about immigration, Gov. Scott Walker is becoming famous for his whine.

May 19, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: Fast track on trade is a win Obama needs

That free trade is advantageous to both sides is the rarest of political propositions - provable, indeed mathematically. David Ricardo did so in 1817. The Law of Comparative Advantage has held up nicely for 198 years.

May 17, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Democrats get their own taste of Obama’s arrogance

These are not good times for the Republic (and if you laughed or scratched your head at me calling America a republic, I rest my case).

May 17, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Bush’s candidacy puts family loyalty to test

You know we're off to the races when the first slip of the tongue by the presumed Republican presidential front-runner consumes the news for days and launches the primary race in earnest.

May 17, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Identity politics is always tied to one's views

Imagine it's 2007 and a prominent journalist is interviewing then-Sen. Barack Obama. "Senator, people are really interested in you and your identity. I just wanted to ask you as a historical matter, when you filled out your application to Columbia, to Harvard Law School, did you list yourself as an African-American?"

May 15, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Political faith wars heat up on campaign trail

It is nearly axiomatic that presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians, inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Party's base and are, therefore, deemed fair game.

May 14, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Abuse of free speech worth defending, not celebrating

The recent spectacle of Pamela Geller, the erstwhile journalist who organized a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest in Texas, gives pause to even the most passionate defenders of the First Amendment.

May 10, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: Free Willy, and all caged innocents of zoos and farms

We often wonder how people of the past, including the most revered and refined, could have universally engaged in conduct now considered unconscionable.

May 10, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


A learning process: Becoming a foster parent requires thought, answers

I knew foster parents were badly needed in Hall County when my husband and I signed up.

October 19, 2014 | Shannon Casas | More viewpoint stories


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