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Pro: Is the FDA doing a good job monitoring Rx drug safety?

WASHINGTON - There is a growing concern that American patients are unknowingly being given unsafe medicines from overseas.

March 30, 2014 | By Roger Bate McClatchy-Tribune News Service | More viewpoint stories


Con: Is the FDA doing a good job monitoring Rx drug safety?

BALTIMORE - Talk about closing the barn door years after the rustlers have made off with your horses!

March 30, 2014 | By Whitt Flora McClatchy-Tribune News Service | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Obama vs. Putin has been a total mismatch

"The United States does not view Europe as a battleground between East and West, nor do we see the situation in Ukraine as a zero-sum game. That's the kind of thinking that should have ended with the Cold War." - Barack Obama, March 24

March 30, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Rival attorneys take on court fight on principle

WASHINGTON - When it comes to tackling complicated legal issues, one would be hard-pressed to conjure a less likely partnership than Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and Baylor University President Ken Starr.

March 27, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Robbins: Georgia is Xanadu for the peanut zealot

If heaven ain't a lot like Georgia, I bet George Washington Carver is really sulking right now.

March 24, 2014 | Len Robbins | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Invasion now to be catered by weak US

WASHINGTON - Early in the Ukraine crisis, when the Europeans were working on bringing Ukraine into the European Union system and Vladimir Putin was countering with threats and bribes, one British analyst lamented that "we went to a knife fight with a baguette."

March 23, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: The ‘right side of history’ means nothing to tyrants

The right side of history is bunk.

March 23, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Obama-Pope summit — photo-opping salvation

WASHINGTON - This week's meeting between Pope Francis and President Barack Obama holds great promise in a time of turmoil, though not necessarily in the ways some may hope.

March 23, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: This is not your father’s Cold War

Will everyone please stop talking about a new Cold War?

March 21, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Putin, the clerk who would be king

WASHINGTON - "Once an agent, always an agent."

March 20, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Navarette: US immigrants with attitude

SAN DIEGO - As someone who is often prodded to declare my allegiance to the United States, I'm envious of a group of Americans that no longer has to put up with such demands.

March 18, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


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


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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


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


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