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Krauthammer: Obama waged a war he didn’t fully believe in

WASHINGTON - By early 2011, writes former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, he had concluded that President Barack Obama "doesn't believe in his own (Afghanistan) strategy, and doesn't consider the war to be his."

January 19, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: A rising star to watch in New Hampshire

SAN DIEGO - It's with a chuckle that Marilinda Garcia recalls the day that her critics demanded to see her papers.

January 17, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Media overkill jams up Jersey

What a bizarre spectacle. Assuming he did not lie during his marathon news conference last week, the feeding frenzy surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be remembered as one of those incredibly odd moments of elite journalistic hysteria that are difficult to explain to people who weren't there or didn't get it.

January 17, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Parker: In luck of the draw we trust

WASHINGTON - As we evaluate the efficacy of the War on Poverty, a single, unquantifiable factor stubbornly demands attention: luck.

January 16, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: A potential game-changer on immigration

SAN DIEGO - Americans are so accustomed to conservatives imploding over the immigration issue that it's a refreshing change to see liberals struggle with it as well.

January 14, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: The right response for academic anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON - For decades, the American Studies Association has labored in well-deserved obscurity. No longer. It's now made a name for itself by voting to boycott Israeli universities, accusing them of denying academic and human rights to Palestinians.

January 12, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Who’s the real bully, Christie or media?

WASHINGTON - In the days since revelations surfaced about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office orchestrating the now-infamous George Washington Bridge lane closings, I've had at least four different reactions.

January 12, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: A millennial’s rant of tired solutions

"In America," Oscar Wilde quipped, "the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience." And they often do it in the pages of Rolling Stone.

January 10, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Health care law bailout is a built-in peril

WASHINGTON - First order of business for the returning Congress: The No Bailout for Insurance Companies Act of 2014.

January 05, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Winning again takes a back seat to purity

WASHINGTON - If you happen to be one of those who enjoy politics as a blood sport, 2014's midterm election promises to be a carnival of gore.

January 05, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Will states’ rights go to pot?

On Jan. 1, the Centennial State (it hasn't yet changed its nickname to "The Rocky Mountain High State") became the first place in the country to legalize marijuana sales for recreational purposes.

January 05, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Myths to ditch in 2014, for both sides

The Beltway consensus seems to be that 2013 was a bad year for the same reason nearly every other recent year was bad: polarization and partisanship. Personally, I can think of plenty of more important things to worry about than partisanship. Democracy is about disagreements, and partisanship is often a sign of healthy disagreement.

January 03, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Parker: America, let’s keep hope alive

WASHINGTON - America's capacity for optimism and hope has been boundless through much of our short history.

January 02, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Navarrette: India incident creates a rift with close ally

SAN DIEGO - What Americans really need to kick off the new year is a dramatic improvement in our relations with India. In a world where it sometimes seems that the United States doesn't have many friends and allies, that south Asian country has become both. Most notably, since the attacks Sept. 11, 2001, India has been a partner in fighting the war on terror.

December 31, 2013 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Readers, thanks for the feedback, good and bad

WASHINGTON - The year-end review required of all columnists inevitably brings us to the mailbag and a few clarifications.

December 29, 2013 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


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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


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


Fostering first: Up early, and little time to spare since

It's 5:30 a.m. on a Saturday, and my husband taps me.

May 18, 2014 | Shannon Casas | More viewpoint stories


Filling a need and a home: A foster parent's journey

We got the call at 3 p.m. on a Monday. Two little ones needed a home.

April 20, 2014 | Shannon Casas | More viewpoint stories


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