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Kathleen Parker: There are 2 sides to ponder in Obama’s Paris gaffe

If we can be serious for a moment: The president made an error in judgment by not sending someone with a higher profile than our ambassador to join world leaders Sunday at a solidarity rally in Paris. The White House has admitted the error.

January 15, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Huckabee putting a smile on Bush’s face

Jeb Bush is starting the new year with a smile. Former Arkansas governor and, until last weekend, Fox News host Mike Huckabee announced he would "explore" running for president.

January 11, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: The gas tax of $1 a gallon that pays you back

For 32 years I've been advocating a major tax on petroleum. I've got as much chance this time around as did Don Quixote with windmills. But I shall tilt my lance once more.

January 11, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: French jihadists create bad choices with attack on free expression

The vigils in Paris are moving. The hashtag plumes of #JeSuisCharlie ("I am Charlie") are endearing. The expressions of condemnation from Muslim leaders are commendable, as are the assurances of solidarity and support from Western governments.

January 09, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Al Sharpton forever stirring the race pot

Recent events from Ferguson, Mo., to Staten Island, N.Y., might prompt an observer to infer that American cops are racist and that a bigoted white populace tolerates unnecessary lethal force against minorities.

January 08, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: So who runs this country? Really no one

There's an old joke in the newspaper business, now immortal on the Internet:

January 04, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: US gives Cuba nylons, gets nothing back

There's an old Cold War joke - pre-pantyhose - that to defeat communism we should empty our B-52 bombers of nuclear weapons and instead drop nylons over the Soviet Union. Flood the Russians with the soft consumer culture of capitalism, seduce them with Western contact and commerce, love bomb them into freedom.

January 04, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Parker: A year when the joke was on us

A writer seeking profound pronouncements for a year-end column is likely instead to find herself awash in punch lines.

January 01, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: GOP candidates should show, not just tell

Hey, Jeb, Ted, Rand, Marco, Bobby, Chris and the dozen or more others I'm forgetting, here's something to write on your bathroom mirror in 2015 and beyond: The "P" in POTUS stands for "President," not "Pundit."

December 28, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: How to fight terrorism’s lone wolves

The lone wolf is the new national nightmare, dramatized and amplified last week by the hostage-taking attack in Sydney, Australia. But there are two kinds of lone wolves - the crazy and the evil - and the distinction is important.

December 21, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: There are no superheroes in this tale, just surrender

The first issue of Captain America came out on Dec. 20, 1940. It shows Cap slugging Adolph Hitler in the mouth.

December 21, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Real civil war has Dems out to reclaim middle class

Old habits die hard. The media are so enamored of the continuing (and largely contrived) story about the great Republican civil war that they fail to appreciate that the real internecine fight is being waged on the other side of the aisle.

December 07, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Atlanta's Winecoff Hotel fire: Historic disaster had local impact

Dec. 7 is the day every year when most everyone stops to mark "that day" in 1941 when Pearl Harbor was attacked and the world changed forever.

December 07, 2014 | By M. Garland Reynolds Jr. Guest columnist | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Ferguson's flames fanned by a media circus

As the curtain closes on the latest episode of "Ferguson," the media series, it is fair to wonder whether events might not have spiraled out of control to the extent they did had the media settled on another topic.

December 04, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Obama’s immigration goal is to enrage GOP

Maybe President Barack Obama is just trolling?

November 30, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


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Kathleen Parker: Gender politics can leave female voters in a trap

Here we go. If you're a woman who might prefer someone other than Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States, you're a self-loathing, anti-woman traitor.

April 19, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Obama's bloc is no lock for Clinton

In news only slightly more surprising than this morning's sunrise, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced she is running for president again.

April 17, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Rubio embodies promise of America

Like any presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has strengths and weaknesses.

April 17, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Ringing in the old in 2016 presidential race

Americans, perhaps more than anyone, worship the future and resent the past.

April 16, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Mrs. Obama, help us be better parents

Michelle Obama is a good mother. When raising her daughters, 13-year-old Sasha and 16-year-old Malia, the first lady means business. She takes the job very seriously. Even when the girls were younger, she didn't pass off her parental duty to nannies or babysitters.

April 13, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Where your tax dollars go

April 12, 2015 | By John Gray The Heritage Foundation/Tribune News Services | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Tsarnaev case puts death penalty opponents in an awkward spot

How about now?

April 12, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Heads should roll at Rolling Stone

"As we asked ourselves how we could have gotten the story wrong . . ."

April 12, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: We’ve given up plenty but gained little with Iran deal

It was but a year and a half ago that Barack Obama endorsed the objective of abolition when he said that Iran's heavily fortified Fordow nuclear facility, its plutonium-producing heavy-water reactor and its advanced centrifuges were all unnecessary for a civilian nuclear program. The logic was clear: Since Iran was claiming to be pursuing an exclusively civilian program, these would have to go.

April 11, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: A civil Iran is wishful thinking

The first thing one needs to know about the nuclear deal with Iran is that it is not, in fact, a deal.

April 10, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: White House tell-all shows lines of discretion vanishing

The new tell-all, "The Residence," featuring intimate anecdotes collected from past and current White House staff members, is absolutely delicious - and utterly lacking in nutritious content.

April 09, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Georgia finally puts autism in focus

After seven years of largely fruitless efforts, autism awareness advocates have finally convinced the Georgia General Assembly to take a small step toward recognizing what Rep. Charlie Bethel, R-Dalton, has called "a public health crisis in all our communities."

April 05, 2015 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Putting the cork back into parental example

For a variety of reasons, I gave up alcohol Jan. 4.

April 05, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Religious freedom laws not like Jim Crow

"It's the Jim Crow law of our time." That exact quote, or one very much like it, has come from the mouths of reporters, editorialists, activists, corporate CEOs and, of course, politicians, all because of Indiana's Religious Freedom and Restoration Act.

April 05, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Freedom is a two-way street

Excited protests against Indiana's recently passed religious freedom law have highlighted both America's growing support for same-sex marriage and our apparent incapacity to entertain more than one idea at a time.

April 02, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


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