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Lowry: When a Western society goes insane

The 18th-century English philosopher Jeremy Bentham came up with the idea of the panopticon, a prison designed to allow all the prisoners to be observed by one guard. What even Bentham couldn't conceive of, despite his creative musings about schemes of perpetual surveillance, was a society ...

Reich: Trump’s attempted coup continues

The former president's attempted coup is not stopping. He still refuses to concede and continues to rile up supporters with his bogus claim that the 2020 election was stolen. Tens of millions of Americans believe him. At a Republican event Aug. 29 in Franklin, North Carolina, Rep. Madison ...

Lowry: Sorry, this was not a success

Talk about a catastrophic success. The Biden administration wants credit for the Afghanistan evacuation as measured by the sheer number of people it flew out amid a security and humanitarian crisis of its own making. This is the arsonist bragging about how many fires he has put out. Those ...

Charen: The party of violence

A Republican running for Northampton County executive in Pennsylvania gave a heated address on Aug. 29 about mask mandates in schools. Steve Lynch is tired, he said, of providing his school board arguments and data (he apparently thinks the data support letting kids go maskless), but the ...

Goldberg: Blame Congress, not Supreme Court, for eviction ruling

In a major victory for constitutional norms, the Supreme Court overturned a lawless and essentially authoritarian policy of the Trump administration, and progressives are furious. You read that right. Let's catch up. On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act, and Donald Trump signed it ...

Buchanan: In Afghanistan, the worst is yet to come

Say what you will about President Joe Biden, he has stuck to his guns on ending America's 20-year involvement in Afghanistan's forever war. His decision not to delay our departure after Aug. 31 was fortified by hard intel that the terrorist ISIS-K was preparing attacks at Kabul ...

Barone: A tale of two airlifts

"This is now on track," said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday, "to be the largest airlift in U.S. history." On the process of bringing American citizens, Afghan partners and allies out, she continued, "I would not say that is anything but a success." Psaki was careful not to ...

Witcover: Media should shun Trump’s stale lies and allegations

WASHINGTON — Nine months after American voters in their collective wisdom ousted Donald Trump from the presidency, he continues to clog our airwaves and headlines with his bold and ludicrous scheme to bully his way back to relevance in our political life. His Big Lie that the 2020 election ...

Lowry: Newsom deserves to be recalled

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is a princeling of progressivism who has ascended to the summit of political power in one of the bluest states in the country, and yet is in real danger of suffering a humiliating defeat. In a few weeks, he could be recalled and, after a lifetime of political ...