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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


Jonah Goldberg: Walker is GOP’s scoop of vanilla power

Vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor in America, not because it is the best (that would be coffee) but because it is the least objectionable. Put another way, vanilla is the most acceptable to the most people; it's not many people's favorite, but nobody hates it.

February 06, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Seeking a vaccine for ignorance

Flashback: Galileo is under house arrest pondering the unyielding ignorance of The Church for refusing to consider his heliocentric proposition that the Earth circled the sun.

February 05, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Saudis offer Obama a window of opportunity

Have you heard about the secret conspiracy between the Saudis and the White House? I haven't either, probably because there isn't one. But events are playing out exactly as one would expect if such a conspiracy existed.

February 01, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: Auschwitz, anti-semitism live on today in Europe

Amid the ritual expressions of regret and the pledges of "never again" on Tuesday's 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a bitter irony was noted: Anti-Semitism has returned to Europe. With a vengeance.

February 01, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Obama ignores reality, sticks to comfort zone

A week after his State of the Union address, political observers are still trying to figure out what President Barack Obama's game is. That's because rhetorically and substantively, he seems to be in another world.

January 30, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: The GOP’s sacrifice of Sarah Palin

When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A: Sarah Palin.

January 29, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: Iran emerging as an empire in Middle East

While Iran's march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran's march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked.

January 25, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: There's safety in numbers; Jews are hurt by mob rule

In the wake of the terrorist attack on a kosher market in Paris, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked French Jews to come home.

January 25, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


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Jonah Goldberg: Is Scott Walker ready for prime time? Jury is out

Any chef will tell you that you need great ingredients to pull off a great meal. Less discussed but just as true: You need to cook the ingredients in the right order.

March 06, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: GOP's attempt to govern is a tragedy in 52 acts

I'm getting that deja vu feeling as House Republicans these past several days have failed to alter the public's perception that they're incapable of governing.

March 05, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


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


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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