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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


Parker: Best be careful what you say; the world is always watching

WASHINGTON - Say what you will, but you'd best check for recording devices. Alternatively, you might check your thoughts.

May 01, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Court finally gets it right on racial preference

WASHINGTON - Every once in a while a great, conflicted country gets an insoluble problem exactly right. Such is the Supreme Court's ruling this week on affirmative action. It upheld a Michigan referendum prohibiting the state from discriminating either for or against any citizen on the basis of race.

April 27, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Parker: GOP, choose wisely or reap the whirlwind

WASHINGTON - The Cliven Bundy spectacle in Nevada has provided a Wild West backdrop for our hottest political issues as we gallop toward the midterm elections.

April 27, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Obama falls into Keystone pipeline trap

On Good Friday, President Barack Obama made a bad call. The State Department announced that it would delay its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until after the Nebraska Supreme Court rules in a case involving the route. The administration insists the decision to punt has nothing to do with politics. Pretty much everyone else thinks otherwise.

April 25, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Will being a Grandma boost Clinton or drive her from race?

WASHINGTON - The word is out that Chelsea Clinton is with child, making the favorite Democratic presidential nominee a soon-to-be grandmother.

April 24, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Zealots win again over money limits

WASHINGTON - The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit.

April 20, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


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Krauthammer: Obama again sounds an uncertain trumpet

WASHINGTON - In his Islamic State speech, President Barack Obama said many of the right things. Most importantly, he finally got the mission right: degrade and destroy the enemy.

September 14, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg:Obama's ‘optics’ not enough to uphold US honor

"I should have anticipated the optics," President Barack Obama said by way of acknowledging that golfing right after making a statement about the beheading of James Foley looked bad. "Part of this job is also the theater of it," he said. "It's not something that always comes naturally to me. But it matters."

September 12, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Ukraine is abandoned by Obama's ambivalence

WASHINGTON - At his first press briefing after the beheading of American James Foley, President Barack Obama stunned the assembled when he admitted that he had no strategy in Syria for confronting the Islamic State. Yet it was not nearly the most egregious, or consequential, thing he said.

September 07, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


When government draws the shades

Several recent events in North Georgia involving government transparency - or the lack thereof - prompted friends and colleagues in other parts of the country to ask whether I am living in some 18th century time warp, as they frequently perceive this portion of the country, where absolutists reign with absolute disregard for their subjects.

September 07, 2014 | By Ron Martz Guest columnist | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: A Web-fueled foreign legion for losers

On the Internet, you're never really alone. Name any fad, any cause, any hobby or passion - Shaker furniture? Dungeons and Dragons, Bolivian tree frogs? - and you're only a few clicks away from someone who shares your obsession.

September 05, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


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