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Harrop: The left fringe almost always loses

It's not just Republican voters who are defending a few honest members of their party against right-wing assault. Democrats have pushed back left-wing jihads against their moderates. Note the failure to knock off a conservative Democrat, Rep. Henry Cuellar, in a recent primary. This should not ...

Buchanan: US and Ukraine, goals in conflict

Among the nations aiding Ukraine in its resistance to the Russian invasion, America has been foremost. Yet the war interests of our two nations are not identical. To the U.S., the imperative is that the war be contained, not expanded, and that we not be drawn into a wider war with Russia. For ...

Barone: Politics as the leisure of the theory class

Politics has increasingly become, for many Americans, the leisure of the theory class. That's a phrase from the early 20th century sociologist Thorstein Veblen, which I turned on its head in a recent column. He was condemning the showy consumerism of the contemporary rich for having no ...

Charen: Retire these gun myths

The aftermath of a horrific mass shooting is not the time one would usually turn to a humor site, and yet, The Onion had an insightful take on Uvalde. The headline: "'No Way to Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens." And here's the kicker: The Onion has run pieces with ...

Stiehm: Reunion — A thank-you note to friends in the arc of justice

You can't lie about your age at your college reunion. Returning to my verdant campus in Philadelphia was like watering a garden of friendship, strikingly lovely in late spring light. Maybe you went to one, or a joyous graduation put off because of COVID-19. Yet there's bitter salt in the ...

Goldberg: Why do Democrats and Republicans agree on Ukraine aid?

During the 2020 campaign, Joe Biden was outspoken in his desire to "revive the spirit of bipartisanship in this country." On May 15, Politico reported that, at the urging of many advisers, Biden had mostly given up on working with the GOP, which he purportedly now "views as an existential ...

Reich: What you need to know about the anti-democracy movement

Decades ago, America's wealthy backed a Republican establishment that believed in fiscal conservatism, anti-communism, and constitutional democracy. But today's billionaire class is pushing a radically anti-democratic agenda for America — backing Trump's lie that the 2020 election was stolen, ...