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Jonah Goldberg: Identity politics is always tied to one's views

Imagine it's 2007 and a prominent journalist is interviewing then-Sen. Barack Obama. "Senator, people are really interested in you and your identity. I just wanted to ask you as a historical matter, when you filled out your application to Columbia, to Harvard Law School, did you list yourself as an African-American?"

May 15, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Political faith wars heat up on campaign trail

It is nearly axiomatic that presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians, inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Party's base and are, therefore, deemed fair game.

May 14, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Abuse of free speech worth defending, not celebrating

The recent spectacle of Pamela Geller, the erstwhile journalist who organized a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest in Texas, gives pause to even the most passionate defenders of the First Amendment.

May 10, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: Free Willy, and all caged innocents of zoos and farms

We often wonder how people of the past, including the most revered and refined, could have universally engaged in conduct now considered unconscionable.

May 10, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Speaking truth to narrative about the powerless

"If absolute power corrupts absolutely," the actor Harry Shearer once asked, "does absolute powerlessness make you pure?"

May 08, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: On fight night, odd musical insult packs a punch

The people who put together the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao had a special Cinco de Mayo gift for Latino boxing fans: a finger in their eye.

May 08, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Perception is again tied to race

Comments about recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray provide a glimpse at perhaps one of our greatest challenges: perception.

May 07, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Amid chaos in Baltimore, a model mom emerges

Toya Graham has earned one heck of a Mother's Day present.

May 05, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Kelley Paul tells her tales as wife of the party

The life of the wife of a presidential candidate can sometimes be like the government. Taxing.

May 03, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Clintons keep lowering the bar on shameful acts

I once had a boss who gave me some great advice, not just for managing people but for judging politicians: You forgive mistakes; you punish patterns.

May 03, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: A story of men wielding power in hellish times

"Wolf Hall," the Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel about the court of Henry VIII - and most dramatically, the conflict between Thomas Cromwell and Sir Thomas More - is now a TV series (presented on PBS). It is maddeningly good.

May 03, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Liberals are forever zigzagging over their ideology

For the last 20 years, give or take another 50, one of the most cherished baubles of Beltway conventional wisdom has been that the Republican Party has moved too far to the right.

May 01, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: News media is blinded by own reflection

If a U.S. city about 40 miles from the nation's capital erupts in violence, but the cable news networks ignore the unrest because they're busy with live coverage of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, is it the end of television journalism?

May 01, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Chris Christie is no phony pretender

What if it turns out the media are wrong about Chris Christie? Where does the New Jersey governor go to set the record straight?

April 28, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s Nixon doctrine seeks to anoint Iran as regional power

In December, President Barack Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a "very successful regional power." His wish - a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states - is becoming a reality. Consider:

April 26, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


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Charles Krauthammer: Immigration swamp bogs GOP field

"This was not a subject that was on anybody's mind until I brought it up at my announcement."

August 23, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: ‘You Americans invented freedom’

Peter Schramm has died.

August 23, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: Trump, Sanders are 2 peas in a populist pod

A new chapter in American politics has begun.

August 21, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Candidates easily fall into the Trump trap

Some people believe that Donald Trump is a Democratic mole who is in the Republican presidential race to scare away voters from the GOP and ...

August 21, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Charles Krauthammer: The Racing Form for 2016 race, third edition

Both presidential nomination contests having been scrambled by recent events - the FBI taking control of Hillary Clinton's private email server and a raucous, roiling ...

August 16, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Take time to think, listen to the cicadas

It is that sane and glorious time when the nation's capital dispenses its human cargo to places of origin and locations of respite.

August 16, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


Jonah Goldberg: In the end, Bernie’s buzz will trump Trump’s

"We are trying to be reasonable," an organizer for Bernie Sanders' Seattle rally said.

August 14, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Ruben Navarrette: Trump’s response justified Kelly’s query

I've misjudged people before - written them off, only to later realize that they had more character than I gave them credit for. But I ...

August 14, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Kathleen Parker: Can Trump’s buzz drive actual votes?

It is perhaps time to stop wondering what The Donald's got that the others ain't got.

August 13, 2015 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories


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