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Krauthammer: Jihadi logic is to draw US in, gain status

WASHINGTON - What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) - sure to inflame public opinion?

September 21, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Obama rushing to war with Islamic State

By all means, let's destroy Islamic State, but let's talk about it first.

September 19, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Parker: Palmetto State sagas drone on

WASHINGTON - As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention.

September 18, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Obama again sounds an uncertain trumpet

WASHINGTON - In his Islamic State speech, President Barack Obama said many of the right things. Most importantly, he finally got the mission right: degrade and destroy the enemy.

September 14, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg:Obama's ‘optics’ not enough to uphold US honor

"I should have anticipated the optics," President Barack Obama said by way of acknowledging that golfing right after making a statement about the beheading of James Foley looked bad. "Part of this job is also the theater of it," he said. "It's not something that always comes naturally to me. But it matters."

September 12, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Ukraine is abandoned by Obama's ambivalence

WASHINGTON - At his first press briefing after the beheading of American James Foley, President Barack Obama stunned the assembled when he admitted that he had no strategy in Syria for confronting the Islamic State. Yet it was not nearly the most egregious, or consequential, thing he said.

September 07, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


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


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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


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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