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Lowry: Biden’s border ‘challenge’ gets worse

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is indisputably good at one part of his job — always referring to the migrant surge at the border as a "challenge" and never a "crisis." He visited Del Rio, Texas on Monday and refused to use the offending word about more ...

Harrop: France’s agony over sub deal couldn’t be helped

About France and its submarines: Australia's decision to cancel a $60 billion contract to buy them and purchase American nuclear subs instead had to hurt. In response, France's foreign minister called the U.S.-backed move a "stab in the back," and President Emmanuel Macron recalled his ...

Goldberg: Biden’s stance will feed pandemic culture war

Maybe President Biden should handle COVID-19 the way he's handled Afghanistan. It's a strange thought, given how badly he botched the U.S. withdrawal. But at least Afghanistan Joe had a clear idea about what we needed to do. COVID Joe has no such exit strategy. He's making it up as he ...

Barone: California voters get what they deserve

The nation’s largest state has just voted in an election triggered by one of the nation’s weirdest recall processes — and the results have come out just about where they’ve been before. California Gov. Gavin Newsom was elected governor in 2018 by 62% to 38%, a result that was, ...

Witcover: Stop the world; the Republican Party wants to get off

WASHINGTON — As public demand cries out for sensible governmental solutions to cope with a changing world, the confused Republican Party's response is to head for the hills. The current ills imperiling the country, from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change, are being rejected or ignored ...

Lowry: 2020 is toxic for Republicans

The best indication that Larry Elder was going down hard in the California recall wasn't the polling, although that all swung the wrong way in the final weeks, but his suggestion late in the campaign that Democrats were going to steal the election. Preemptive excuse-making isn't a sign of ...

Charen: The future is female, but is that entirely a good thing?

"Men are abandoning higher education in such numbers that they now trail female college students by record levels." So declares the opening sentence of a Wall Street Journal piece that is creating quite the buzz. Here are some of the eye-popping statistics: Women now account for 59.5% of ...

Stossel: Corporate welfare helping pick winners and losers

Today's politicians want to spend more on EVERYTHING: Amtrak subsidies, sports stadium subsidies, green energy subsidies, even fossil fuel subsidies ... President Joe Biden says the handouts will "put more money in your pocket." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims they will "protect the planet ...

Reich: What happened to the GOP that stood for limited government?

I'm old enough to remember when the Republican Party stood for limited government — when Ronald Reagan thundered "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem." Today's Republican Party, while still claiming to stand for limited government, is practicing just the ...

Buchanan: 20 years after 9/11 — are we better off?

When the hijacked planes hit the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that first 9/11, the Taliban were in control of Afghanistan and providing sanctuary for al-Qaida. Today, the Taliban are in control of Afghanistan and providing sanctuary to al-Qaida. What then did our ...