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Goldberg: Media overkill jams up Jersey

What a bizarre spectacle. Assuming he did not lie during his marathon news conference last week, the feeding frenzy surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be remembered as one of those incredibly odd moments of elite journalistic hysteria that are difficult to explain to people who weren't there or didn't get it.

January 17, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories

Parker: In luck of the draw we trust

WASHINGTON - As we evaluate the efficacy of the War on Poverty, a single, unquantifiable factor stubbornly demands attention: luck.

January 16, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories

Navarrette: A potential game-changer on immigration

SAN DIEGO - Americans are so accustomed to conservatives imploding over the immigration issue that it's a refreshing change to see liberals struggle with it as well.

January 14, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories

Krauthammer: The right response for academic anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON - For decades, the American Studies Association has labored in well-deserved obscurity. No longer. It's now made a name for itself by voting to boycott Israeli universities, accusing them of denying academic and human rights to Palestinians.

January 12, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories

Parker: Who’s the real bully, Christie or media?

WASHINGTON - In the days since revelations surfaced about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office orchestrating the now-infamous George Washington Bridge lane closings, I've had at least four different reactions.

January 12, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories

Goldberg: A millennial’s rant of tired solutions

"In America," Oscar Wilde quipped, "the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience." And they often do it in the pages of Rolling Stone.

January 10, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories

Krauthammer: Health care law bailout is a built-in peril

WASHINGTON - First order of business for the returning Congress: The No Bailout for Insurance Companies Act of 2014.

January 05, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories

Parker: Winning again takes a back seat to purity

WASHINGTON - If you happen to be one of those who enjoy politics as a blood sport, 2014's midterm election promises to be a carnival of gore.

January 05, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories

Goldberg: Will states’ rights go to pot?

On Jan. 1, the Centennial State (it hasn't yet changed its nickname to "The Rocky Mountain High State") became the first place in the country to legalize marijuana sales for recreational purposes.

January 05, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories

Goldberg: Myths to ditch in 2014, for both sides

The Beltway consensus seems to be that 2013 was a bad year for the same reason nearly every other recent year was bad: polarization and partisanship. Personally, I can think of plenty of more important things to worry about than partisanship. Democracy is about disagreements, and partisanship is often a sign of healthy disagreement.

January 03, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories

Parker: America, let’s keep hope alive

WASHINGTON - America's capacity for optimism and hope has been boundless through much of our short history.

January 02, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories

Navarrette: India incident creates a rift with close ally

SAN DIEGO - What Americans really need to kick off the new year is a dramatic improvement in our relations with India. In a world where it sometimes seems that the United States doesn't have many friends and allies, that south Asian country has become both. Most notably, since the attacks Sept. 11, 2001, India has been a partner in fighting the war on terror.

December 31, 2013 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories

Parker: Readers, thanks for the feedback, good and bad

WASHINGTON - The year-end review required of all columnists inevitably brings us to the mailbag and a few clarifications.

December 29, 2013 | Kathleen Parker | More viewpoint stories

Navarrette: No hoorays for Hollywood

SAN DIEGO - Given what he does for a living, it is no surprise that Rick Najera's memoir about being a Latino breaking down barriers in Hollywood reads like a good movie.

December 24, 2013 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories

Krauthammer: Year’s top story — feds take over health insurance

WASHINGTON - The lie of the year, according to Politifact, is "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it." But the story of the year is a nation waking up to just how radical Obamacare is - which is why it required such outright deception to get it passed in the first place.

December 22, 2013 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories

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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

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

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


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