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Jonah Goldberg: Exhausted liberalism in search of a fresh face

Canaries are not very formidable birds, but they have their uses. For instance, coal miners learned over a century ago that when canaries gag and drop dead at the bottom of the cage, it's a sign that maybe there's something wrong with the air in the mine.

March 01, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: Pact would only delay Iran’s goal of armed nukes

A sunset clause?

March 01, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Hillary still is redefining the Clinton brand

Is Hillary Rodham Clinton a McDonald's Big Mac or a Chipotle burrito bowl? A can of Bud or a bottle of Blue Moon? J.C. Penney or J. Crew?"

February 27, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Giuliani launches another litmus test for GOP

Republicans seem ceaselessly enamored of litmus tests, but the newest one - Do you believe President Barack Obama loves America? - makes birthers seem witty.

February 26, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: Reid showed the way to end the filibuster

I've been radicalized. By Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Goodbye moderation and sweet reason. No more clinging to constitutional and procedural restraint. It's time to go nuclear.

February 22, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: There's silver lining to silly denials of Islamic terrorist links

"Could this argument be any dumber?"

February 22, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Wordsmiths wage a war of words over war

Channel-surfing the nightly cable news, one is reminded that certitude is the enemy of sanity.

February 22, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: University should show more tolerance for the intolerant

I once asked my late father if he had any experiences with anti-Semitism. There weren't many. Although that was probably in part because of his scoring methodology. The Irish kids who beat up the Jewish kids in his Bronx neighborhood didn't do so because they were anti-Semitic, but because "they had to fight somebody," as my dad put it. Today, such behavior would probably be called a hate crime.

February 20, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: The riddle of fighting a Middle Age war

There's a very 2001 feel to President Barack Obama's request for authorization to use military force and the nauseating sense that we'll be at war indefinitely.

February 19, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Juicing the story, fanning the flames over NC shooting

As soon as the news broke Tuesday evening, anyone near a TV, radio or computer heard that three Muslim students were murdered near the University of North Carolina.

February 15, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s worldview of crusaders, appeasement

His secretary of defense says "the world is exploding all over." His attorney general says that the threat of terror "keeps me up at night."

February 15, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: TV’s puffed-up Olympic idols live in a fantasy bubble

By now everyone knows about his transgressions. If even only some of the reports are true, Brian Williams is a serial embellisher, a self-aggrandizing fabulist.

February 13, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Anchor is sunk by his tall tales

These are tough times for NBC's Brian Williams - and tougher times for journalism.

February 12, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: Does barbarism of Islamic State have any logic?

Why did they do it? What did the Islamic State think it could possibly gain by burning alive a captured Jordanian pilot?

February 08, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Obama’s comparison of religions' excesses defies logic

On Tuesday, the so-called Islamic State released a slickly produced video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a steel cage. On Wednesday, the United Nations issued a report detailing various "mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children and burying children alive" at the hands of the Islamic State.

February 08, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


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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


Kathleen Parker: Abuse of free speech worth defending, not celebrating

The recent spectacle of Pamela Geller, the erstwhile journalist who organized a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest in Texas, gives pause to even the most passionate defenders of the First Amendment.

May 10, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: Free Willy, and all caged innocents of zoos and farms

We often wonder how people of the past, including the most revered and refined, could have universally engaged in conduct now considered unconscionable.

May 10, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Speaking truth to narrative about the powerless

"If absolute power corrupts absolutely," the actor Harry Shearer once asked, "does absolute powerlessness make you pure?"

May 08, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: On fight night, odd musical insult packs a punch

The people who put together the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao had a special Cinco de Mayo gift for Latino boxing fans: a finger in their eye.

May 08, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | 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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