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Con: Were the Afghan and Iraq wars worth it?

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Our withdrawals from Iraq, and now imminently from Afghanistan, are not the reason that we find ourselves dealing with governments in both these countries that are not doing as we think they should.

March 16, 2014 | By John B. Quigley McClatchy-Tribune News Service | More viewpoint stories


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


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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


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