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Parker: Is private speech also free?

WASHINGTON - When my neighbor gleefully reported that Bill Maher had dedicated a searing monologue to me for a column about the Donald Sterling/Cliven Bundy rants, my first thought was: Nah. If I tussled with everybody who tossed a brick through the window, I'd never get the draperies hung.

May 15, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: How to do the Benghazi hearings right

WASHINGTON - The Democrats are portraying the not-yet-even constituted House Select Committee on Benghazi as nothing but a partisan exercise. They are even considering boycotting the hearings to delegitimize them.

May 11, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Supreme Court rules on public prayer, but should it?

The notion that something can simultaneously be wrong and constitutional really seems to bother a lot of people. Consider the Supreme Court's recent decision on public prayer.

May 11, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Putting thought crime in jail

In 1920, a bond salesman walked into Joseph Yenowsky's Waterbury, Conn., clothing store. Yenowsky was a tough sell. During their lengthy conversation, Yenowsky told the salesman he thought Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Bolshevik leader, was "the brainiest man" in the world.

May 09, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Justice need not be vengeful

WASHINGTON - When Lady Justice takes a count of bleeding hearts outside the execution chamber, she won't find mine among them.

May 08, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Navarette: Winners and losers in the Sterling saga

SAN DIEGO - Are we enlightened now? Does anyone believe that Americans are better off now than they were before they heard the peculiar racial musings of Donald T. Sterling, the 80-year-old married billionaire who didn't want his 31-year-old girlfriend flaunting her relationships with African-Americans?

May 06, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Obama runs a self-delusional foreign policy

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's 949-word response on Monday to a question about foreign policy weakness showed the president at his worst: defensive, irritable, contradictory and at times detached from reality.

May 04, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Ennui, self-loathing in DC, all to wear a dress

WASHINGTON - This is the time when Americans renew their hatred of Washington and Washington wallows in a bittersweet cocktail of self-love and self-loathing.

May 04, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: The myth of a wild world long gone

The pristine natural world has been gone for a long time; get used to it.

May 02, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Best be careful what you say; the world is always watching

WASHINGTON - Say what you will, but you'd best check for recording devices. Alternatively, you might check your thoughts.

May 01, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Court finally gets it right on racial preference

WASHINGTON - Every once in a while a great, conflicted country gets an insoluble problem exactly right. Such is the Supreme Court's ruling this week on affirmative action. It upheld a Michigan referendum prohibiting the state from discriminating either for or against any citizen on the basis of race.

April 27, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Parker: GOP, choose wisely or reap the whirlwind

WASHINGTON - The Cliven Bundy spectacle in Nevada has provided a Wild West backdrop for our hottest political issues as we gallop toward the midterm elections.

April 27, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Obama falls into Keystone pipeline trap

On Good Friday, President Barack Obama made a bad call. The State Department announced that it would delay its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until after the Nebraska Supreme Court rules in a case involving the route. The administration insists the decision to punt has nothing to do with politics. Pretty much everyone else thinks otherwise.

April 25, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Will being a Grandma boost Clinton or drive her from race?

WASHINGTON - The word is out that Chelsea Clinton is with child, making the favorite Democratic presidential nominee a soon-to-be grandmother.

April 24, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Zealots win again over money limits

WASHINGTON - The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit.

April 20, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


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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


Krauthammer: Allies playing a double game in Mideast war

WASHINGTON - During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Josef Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the non-Communist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw.

October 12, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Parker: America faces a high-stakes election

WASHINGTON - Words have a way of seeping into our vocabulary and, through overuse or distortion, soon begin to lose their meaning.

October 09, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


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