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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 ...

Lowry: President Biden’s man-made disasters

President Biden arrived in office with the Southern border secure and Afghanistan in a state of fragile equilibrium. Eight months later, the border continues to be deluged with migrants overwhelming our capacity to properly house and process them, and we are evacuating our personnel from ...

Stossel: Censorship in coronavirus conversations

YouTube just froze Sen. Rand Paul's YouTube channel. That's just wrong. Small-minded. Counterproductive. YouTube says Paul violated their COVID-19 misinformation policy when he told an interviewer, "Most of the masks you get over the counter don't work ... virus particles are too small and go ...

Reich: Guns, dangerous drugs and desperate migrants

Even as Republican members of Congress accuse Joe Biden of failing to secure the nation’s southern border, Mexico is facing a growing problem of securing its northern border. Guns from America are pouring into Mexico, arming violent drug gangs.Mexico has tried just about everything to stop ...

Buchanan: US embraces a diversity China fears

The first returns from the delayed census of 2020 are in, and they have made for celebratory headlines in the mainstream media.Big takeaway: Between 2010 and 2021, the white American population declined in real and relative terms, with more deaths than live births, as the white share of the ...

Barone: California Liberals Flunking First Test of Government

Will Gov. Gavin Newsom be the second Democratic California governor to be recalled and removed from office in this (or the last) century? Polls suggest that’s one possible result of next month’s recall election.If so, it would be a startling result. We have just seen the second consecutive ...

Cuomo’s resignation ends a family saga

WASHINGTON — By announcing he would resign amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have sought to avoid impeachment by the New York State Assembly. But inevitably it will be taken in many quarters as an admission of guilt, and state lawmakers retain the ...

Lowry: The Biden blowout is just beginning

A trillion dollars used to be a lot of money, even in Washington.Now, a trillion-dollar spending bill is a trifle barely worth arguing over and the stuff of bipartisan consensus.Oscar Wilde famously said that nothing succeeds like excess, but even he might blanch at the shameless profligacy ...

Harrop: Moderate Democrats Ought to Primary AOC

When will mainstream Democrats start fighting back? When will they stop playing nice with a left fringe that regards them, not Republicans, as the opposition, if not the enemy?Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s threat to kill President Joe Biden’s hard-fought infrastructure deal should have ...