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Krauthammer: Only forceful action will hold off Putin

WASHINGTON - The president of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council challenges critics of President Barack Obama's Ukraine policy by saying "What are you going to do, send the 101st Airborne into Crimea?" Not exactly subtle. And rather silly, considering that no one has proposed such a thing.

March 16, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Con: Were the Afghan and Iraq wars worth it?

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Our withdrawals from Iraq, and now imminently from Afghanistan, are not the reason that we find ourselves dealing with governments in both these countries that are not doing as we think they should.

March 16, 2014 | By John B. Quigley McClatchy-Tribune News Service | More viewpoint stories


Pro: Were the Afghan and Iraq wars worth it?

WASHINGTON - Former secretary of state, national security adviser and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger is, by all measures, a foreign policy heavyweight. At a recent black-tie dinner, he stood - stoop-shouldered and peering imperiously over his signature thick, black-frame glasses - and remarked: "Unilateral withdrawal is not victory."

March 16, 2014 | By James Jay Carafano McClatchy-Tribune News Service | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Noah’s arc of triumph really is just a movie

WASHINGTON - There's nothing quite so helpful as a fatwa and threats of a Christian boycott to create buzz in advance of new movie.

March 16, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Obama deserves his share of blame for millennial cynicism

In case you hadn't heard, young people these days - aka "the millennials" - are the most cynical and distrusting generation ever recorded. Only 19 percent think most people can be trusted.

March 16, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Channeling The Gipper in 2016

It's on! Ostensible allies for the last couple years, Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rand Paul, R-Ky., have commenced the battle for the unofficial title of conservative front-runner.

March 14, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: A generation entitled to act bratty

SAN DIEGO - Mexicans have a graphic saying that should serve as a warning to today's parents, not only south of the border but also in the United States. It loosely translates as: "If you raise crows, they'll scratch out your eyes."

March 14, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Obama reaches for Web yuks with 'Ferngate'

WASHINGTON - I must need to smoke pot.

March 13, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: Use US flag to inspire, not to infuriate

SAN DIEGO - You have to be careful with flags. They're not just harmless pieces of cloth meant to inspire patriotism and national pride. Those seemingly innocent sheets of fabric can lead to all sorts of trouble.

March 11, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Obama’s weak response makes Putin bolder

WASHINGTON - Vladimir Putin is a lucky man. And he's got three more years of luck to come.

March 09, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Parker: New SAT don’t care ’bout no fancy words

WASHINGTON - When the going gets tough, well, why not just make the going easier?

March 09, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Obama in denial on Russian ‘reset’

Things are moving far too fast in Kiev, Moscow and Crimea to write about events there. But the past isn't going anywhere. Though you wouldn't know that from the way the Obama administration talks about it.

March 07, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Gov. Moonbeam comes down to earth

WASHINGTON - In matters cultural, California has always been America's petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country.

March 06, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: Putting Venezuela on US radar

SAN DIEGO - Selma. Mexico City. Johannesburg. Tiananmen. Tehran. Kiev. Caracas.

March 04, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Lifting at-risk men is best hope for change

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's new outreach initiative to help at-risk boys of color - "My Brother's Keeper" - is cause for cheer.

March 02, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


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Kathleen Parker: Taking a leap of faith into thin air and fate

The apparently intentional downing of a Germanwings airliner by the co-pilot has us riveted, as commercial plane crashes usually do.

March 29, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: The GOP racing form, first edition

With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it's time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies.

March 29, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Israel or liberalism? The divide faced by most American Jews

"I don't understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following their president," vented Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, on Boston Herald Radio last week.

March 27, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: White House spins hypocrisy on Israel

President Barack Obama has no shortage of chutzpah. His message to Benjamin Netanyahu: Do as I say, not as I have done.

March 27, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Wacko birds are nesting in US Senate

President Barack Obama got it two-thirds right when he said that the delayed confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is owing to Senate dysfunction and Republican stubbornness.

March 26, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: Don’t hold your breath for Mideast peace

Of all the idiocies uttered in reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu's stunning election victory, none is more ubiquitous than the idea that peace prospects are now dead because Netanyahu has declared that there will be no Palestinian state while he is Israel's prime minister.

March 22, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Ready for a piping hot cup of race debate?

I'm standing in the Starbucks line behind 10 other sleepyheads waiting to order my tall skinny cappuccino, otherwise known as a shot of coffee described as I wish to be.

March 22, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: There's truth, not treason, in GOP's Iran letter

It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of "Death to America!"

March 20, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Hillary’s media show moves to the next act

Amid all the verbiage about Hillary Clinton's email, one irrefutable fact emerges: Polls will drive us crazy before the Clintons do.

March 19, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: Early onset Clinton fatigue already setting in

She burned the tapes.

March 15, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Hillary’s secret mess follows a familiar plot

On March 2, the story broke that Hillary Clinton had possibly violated email regulations while secretary of state.

March 15, 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


Foster family adjusting to new roles

About one month after getting approved as foster parents, my husband and I got our first placement.

August 03, 2014 | Shannon Casas | More viewpoint stories


Fostering first: Up early, and little time to spare since

It's 5:30 a.m. on a Saturday, and my husband taps me.

May 18, 2014 | Shannon Casas | More viewpoint stories


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