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When government draws the shades

Several recent events in North Georgia involving government transparency - or the lack thereof - prompted friends and colleagues in other parts of the country to ask whether I am living in some 18th century time warp, as they frequently perceive this portion of the country, where absolutists reign with absolute disregard for their subjects.

September 07, 2014 | By Ron Martz Guest columnist | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: A Web-fueled foreign legion for losers

On the Internet, you're never really alone. Name any fad, any cause, any hobby or passion - Shaker furniture? Dungeons and Dragons, Bolivian tree frogs? - and you're only a few clicks away from someone who shares your obsession.

September 05, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Lowering tax rates would end inversion

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from lower tax rates abroad.

August 31, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Stopping the worst people on the planet

WASHINGTON - Baghdad called President Barack Obama's bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister.

August 24, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Good guys always win in Obama’s small-screen worldview

Does the president think the world is a TV show?

August 22, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Islamic State is very definition of ‘evil’

I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaida and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons.

August 22, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Hillary got it right — there is no vision

"Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle." - Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic, Aug. 10

August 17, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: War with Islamic State will be long and difficult

The hawks (including me) were wrong about a lot, but some got one thing right. It's going to be a long war.

August 15, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Navarette: Hispanic group called out for coziness with Fox News

SAN DIEGO - The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is getting good at producing embarrassing headlines.

August 15, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Amnesty used as bait to lure impeachment

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is impatient. Congress won't act on immigration, he says, and therefore he will. The White House is coy as to exactly what the president will do. But the leaks point to an executive order essentially legalizing an enormous new class of illegal immigrants, perhaps up to 5 million people.

August 10, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: A war that changed the world forever

World War I started one century ago. Wait! Don't stop reading.

August 08, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | 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


Krauthammer: Clueless Kerry played into Hamas’ hands

WASHINGTON - John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis - left, right and center - of his recent cease-fire diplomacy.

August 03, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Democrats stoke phony impeachment fears

"Sorry to email you late on a Friday, but I need your urgent support," Nancy Pelosi wrote me.

August 01, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Navarette: Reading the wrong script on immigration

SAN DIEGO - Just because you're well-known doesn't mean you're well-informed.

August 01, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


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Goldberg: Narratives are more powerful than ideas

There is an enormous amount of whining these days about our ideological debates. This gets the problem wrong. Ideological debates are fought over ideas, but politics is more often about competing stories, or, as the eggheads call them, "narratives."

October 26, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Barack Obama, our bewildered bystander in chief

WASHINGTON - The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government's handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in The New York Times last Saturday.

October 26, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Bears and wolves have a spot on fall ballot

WASHINGTON - If politicians preying upon your attentions this season fail to inspire, you might seek common cause with the beasts - the four-legged variety rather than those running for office.

October 23, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Ebola threat puts civil liberties to the test

WASHINGTON - Unnervingly, the U.S. public health services remain steps behind the Ebola virus. Contact tracing is what we do, Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden assured the nation. It will stop the epidemic "in its tracks."

October 19, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Sometimes, a little panic might be wise

WASHINGTON - Now, now, let's not panic.

October 19, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | 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


Goldberg: Is real virus scarier than it is in the movies?

While disposing of a body in a mass grave, one man in a hazmat suit turns to another and asks, "When did we run out of body bags?"

October 17, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


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