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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


Krauthammer: Ukraine is key to Putin’s goal for new empire

WASHINGTON - Henry Kissinger once pointed out that since Peter the Great, Russia had been expanding at the rate of one Belgium per year. All undone, of course, by the collapse of the Soviet Union, which Russian President Vladimir Putin called "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the (20th) century."

March 02, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: It is better to innovate than to regulate

Down with stakeholders.

February 28, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


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Krauthammer: Containment-plus is real Syria strategy

WASHINGTON -- Late, hesitant and reluctant as he is, President Barack Obama has begun effecting a workable strategy against the Islamic State.

September 28, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Phony ‘war on women’ fueled by false panic

Last Friday, the White House announced its "It's On Us" initiative aimed at combating sexual assaults on college campuses. I'm all in favor of combating sexual assault, but the first priority in combating a problem is understanding it.

September 26, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Cry, you’re on hidden camera

WASHINGTON - Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fee.

September 25, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | 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


Krauthammer: Jihadi logic is to draw US in, gain status

WASHINGTON - What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) - sure to inflame public opinion?

September 21, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Obama rushing to war with Islamic State

By all means, let's destroy Islamic State, but let's talk about it first.

September 19, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Palmetto State sagas drone on

WASHINGTON - As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention.

September 18, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


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