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Memorial Day essay: The laws of life

Editor's note: The following essay is by Woody Perry, 15, a 10th-grader at Dawson County High School whose effort placed first in his grade level in the Rotary Club's "Laws of Life" essay contest.

May 26, 2014 | Woody Perry Dawson County High School | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: So who made the pivot to Asia? Putin

WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, it finally happened - the pivot to Asia. No, not the United States. It was Russia that turned East.

May 25, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Parker: This president prefers being kept in the dark

WASHINGTON - Former President George W. Bush once said, rather proudly, that he didn't read newspapers.

May 25, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: The sound and the fury — and the tweet

WASHINGTON - Mass schoolgirl kidnapping in Nigeria - to tweet or not to tweet?

May 18, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Bumping their heads on the glass ceiling

WASHINGTON - With The New York Times' sudden dismissal of Executive Editor Jill Abramson and Karl Rove's suggestion that Hillary Clinton might have brain damage, the curtain opened on a new theater in an old war.

May 18, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Why Jeb Bush’s turn may never come

What is happening to the Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram is tragic. The sinking of the Titanic, the fall of Saigon, the British defeat at Gallipoli, the Dred Scott decision - tragedies all.

May 16, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Is private speech also free?

WASHINGTON - When my neighbor gleefully reported that Bill Maher had dedicated a searing monologue to me for a column about the Donald Sterling/Cliven Bundy rants, my first thought was: Nah. If I tussled with everybody who tossed a brick through the window, I'd never get the draperies hung.

May 15, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: How to do the Benghazi hearings right

WASHINGTON - The Democrats are portraying the not-yet-even constituted House Select Committee on Benghazi as nothing but a partisan exercise. They are even considering boycotting the hearings to delegitimize them.

May 11, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Supreme Court rules on public prayer, but should it?

The notion that something can simultaneously be wrong and constitutional really seems to bother a lot of people. Consider the Supreme Court's recent decision on public prayer.

May 11, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Putting thought crime in jail

In 1920, a bond salesman walked into Joseph Yenowsky's Waterbury, Conn., clothing store. Yenowsky was a tough sell. During their lengthy conversation, Yenowsky told the salesman he thought Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Bolshevik leader, was "the brainiest man" in the world.

May 09, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Justice need not be vengeful

WASHINGTON - When Lady Justice takes a count of bleeding hearts outside the execution chamber, she won't find mine among them.

May 08, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Navarette: Winners and losers in the Sterling saga

SAN DIEGO - Are we enlightened now? Does anyone believe that Americans are better off now than they were before they heard the peculiar racial musings of Donald T. Sterling, the 80-year-old married billionaire who didn't want his 31-year-old girlfriend flaunting her relationships with African-Americans?

May 06, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Obama runs a self-delusional foreign policy

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's 949-word response on Monday to a question about foreign policy weakness showed the president at his worst: defensive, irritable, contradictory and at times detached from reality.

May 04, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Ennui, self-loathing in DC, all to wear a dress

WASHINGTON - This is the time when Americans renew their hatred of Washington and Washington wallows in a bittersweet cocktail of self-love and self-loathing.

May 04, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: The myth of a wild world long gone

The pristine natural world has been gone for a long time; get used to it.

May 02, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


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Kathleen Parker: Boomer Kristol calls out his own kind

One can understand why The Weekly Standard's William Kristol would try to nullify Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy, but smearing all baby boomers in the process seems a stretch of veracity in the service of a blank page.

May 28, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


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


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


Forging foster bonds not easy or natural

Everyone has an idea of what the role of parent means.

September 21, 2014 | Shannon Casas | More viewpoint stories


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