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When you have a hard time distinguishing between a ludicrous late-night comedy sketch and a game on ESPN, you know that things are out of hand.
Rather than reflecting the realities of a complex and dynamic nation, the national news media seems to treat real events as little more than a Rorschach test for measuring what the political activists think is going on.
Police failure and general government indifference about the freedom of speech permitted one of the racists to kill one of those who had come to reject the hate.
Trump's Syria policy has focused on eliminating the Islamic State. But for Israel, the greatest threat was from Iran, whose allies and forces showed no signs of leaving.
The commander in chief hinted that he may pardon a former sheriff of a misdemeanor, and the left went into histrionics.
Trump haters simply refuse to accept the results of the election and are determined to see him gone.
We should all work to end true hate in America. But defining the politics of someone you merely disagree with as "hate" just muddies the waters and further divides us as a nation.
Capitol Hill displays 100 luminaries in Statuary Hall: two donated from every state in the nation.
Liberal elites across the country, and in particular Silicon Valley, are calling for more regulation of speech online.
Whether Malia Obama is living in Mather House or not, it is not fair to pressure her, to lobby Harvard administrators to change the name of the slaveowner's dorm. It would be instructive to learn if Barack Obama wants to take up this campaign
Even if establishment Republicans and Democrats were to block Trumpcare, Trump and his allies would be well positioned to make gains in both the primaries and general elections of 2018.
The only hope we should have right now is that this symbolic controversy not serve to halt progress in race relations and the deep structural changes needed to improve the lives of African-Americans.
If we simply stepped away from our phones and spoke with others face-to-face, we’d see an America much more unified than the one portrayed. That’s the truth, which can set us free. Can we handle the truth anymore?
Mahmoud Abbas has defended issuing salaries to all Palestinian prisoners and terrorists as social responsibility.
But — speaking of awkwardness — although the ACA authorizes a permanent expenditure for this, an authorization is not an appropriation, and Congress has never provided an appropriation.
Part of the problem is that President Trump, in terms of both his personality and his behavior, is like a magnet next to a compass, making it very difficult to get accurate bearings.
I put those questions by phone Tuesday to Gen. John "Mick" Nicholson Jr., who for more than 18 months has commanded U.S. forces in Kabul. This is his fourth tour in Afghanistan and his sixth year of service there.
Back in 2001, I might have believed that. Actually, I did believe it when the U.S. launched a war against the Afghanistan-ruling Taliban in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
President Donald Trump has a special obligation to single out for condemnation, and distance himself from, individuals and groups that claim — even if falsely — to speak in his name, as the racist provocateurs in Charlottesville did.
The GOP in Congress does nothing about attacks on America. Millennials have no idea who is orchestrating these broadsides. They are ignorant of history; illiterate and gullible. At least the president stands up to anti-American rioters.
Trump’s approach is situation- and results-based rather than time-based, in contrast to President Obama’s time-based strategy.
Active citizenship is essential if we want to retain an effective and democratic government. A democracy whose people won't pay attention is like an absolute monarchy in which the king is always drunk.
We have progressed since the Founders’ time, of course. But we’ve done so largely because we stand on the shoulders of giants.
The madness must end, and the resumption of serious and effective government, after a lapse of many years, must resume, now. The president can do it, but only he can do it. His fine speech Monday night was encouraging. That’s what good presidents do for a living. They lead.
Dirty election rolls mean dirty elections. Judicial Watch will continue its voting lists clean-up efforts in at least a dozen states. The election integrity battle is central to the very idea of self-government, so stay tuned.
The College Fix has identified another of those college courses that make one wonder just why mom and dad worked so hard to get junior in college.
With the events in Charlottesville and his reaction to them, President Trump and by extension, the Republican Party, have endured one of the worst news cycles since Hurricane Katrina destroyed the momentum from President Bush’s re-election.
"I have not become the King's First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire," said Winston Churchill to cheers at the Lord Mayor's luncheon in London in November 1942.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took the highly unusual step over the weekend of publicly explaining why he won't resign.
We can't wait for special counsel Robert Mueller's evidence of Russian collusion. Even if Mueller finds that some of Trump's aides colluded, Mueller might well find that Trump had "plausible deniability."
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