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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 ...

Reich: Our clean-air crisis demands urgent action

On Saturday morning I met a friend for breakfast at a local diner. We weren't sure whether to sit outside because of the surging delta variant of COVID-19 or inside because stinging smoke from wildfires consuming northern and western California had spread into the Bay Area. Our small dilemma ...

Buchanan: Aftermath of an Afghanistan debacle

In Afghanistan, the mission failure appears complete. The trillion-dollar project to plant Western democracy in a Muslim nation historically fabled for driving out imperial intruders has crashed and burned after 20 years, and the Taliban are suddenly back in power. After investing scores of ...

Charen: What Orban’s apologists reveal about themselves

As someone who was weaned on stories of leftist intellectuals and journalists traipsing off to communist countries to pay obeisance, I can only shake my head as a parade of right-wingers are making their way to Hungary to sing the praises of authoritarian Viktor Orban. Tucker Carlson of Fox ...