Commentary

Medved: Real Lesson from “Jewish Terror”

A fanatic attacked a Jerusalem gay pride parade and a militant group firebombed a Palestinian home, killing a toddler. Critics of Israel point to such incidents to assert moral equivalence: there are Jewish terrorists and Arab terrorists, so neither side deserves sympathy or support. But incidents of Jewish violence remain...

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Brooks: Evaluating The War On Poverty

It’s been five decades since President Lyndon Johnson launched his War on Poverty. Immense sums of money have been spent to make poverty a little less insufferable. Today, yet another White House is promising different results using the same old policy tools. How has it turned out? The poor are...

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Complainers vs. Planners

In the wake of the Republican presidential debate, the Wall Street Journal observed that GOP candidates are now trying to win support as either “fighters” or “statesmen.” The fighters concentrate on battling against forces that they fear and resent, while the statesmen promise to build consensus for a reform agenda....

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Mohler: Walking Through The Camps

Planned Parenthood has been in the headlines in recent days since July 14, when a group known as the Center for Medical Progress began releasing videos demonstrating the fact that Planned Parenthood’s senior medical personnel have been directly involved in the sale and transfer of fetal tissues. The American people...

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Brooks: Conservatives Who Care

A recent poll from Gallup showed that three out of four Americans are dissatisfied with the United States. Yes, you heard me right—three quarters of our fellow citizens. The basic bargain in America is supposed to be that no matter where you start out, if you work hard and play...

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Medved: How To Beat Planned Parenthood

To win the battle over funds for Planned Parenthood, conservatives must make clear that we’re trying to end government sponsorship, not destroy the organization. Federal money provides only a third of the Planned Parenthood operating budget: the rest comes from donations and fees for services. Those who admire the organization...

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Medved: The Question Trump Can’t Answer

In the GOP debate, Donald Trump said he couldn’t commit to support the ultimate nominee, and refused to rule out a third party run, but he never faced the obvious follow-up question. If he really cares about the conservative principles he now espouses, why wouldn’t he promise to support the...

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Hewitt: Endangering National Security

John Deutch was a long-serving intelligence professional who was forced to leave the CIA after it was revealed he improperly stored classified material on a home computer. Prosecution was considered but declined by then Attorney General Janet Reno. General David Petraeus is an American hero who was prosecuted pursuant to...

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Brooks: Cynicism Is Easy 8-10-15

Sometimes I’m asked whether my faith in our political leaders went up or down when I started working closely with the politicians we all see on TV. You might be surprised to learn that my estimation of these men and women actually went up—a lot. It’s easy to be cynical...

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Medved: Joe Biden Is Hillary’s Worst Nightmare 8-7-15

The New York Times reports preparations by Vice President Biden and his aides to join the presidential race … a looming disaster for Hillary. It’s not that Biden is more competent, moderate or popular than she is—he’s none of the above. But he is closer to the administration, and a...

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Medved: Avoid The Anger Trap 8-6-15

As Republican candidates prepare for their first televised debate, they should avoid the temptations of anger and negativity. It’s true that rage merchants can grab headlines and make temporary gains in the polls – and it’s also true that the angriest candidate, Donald Trump, is the current frontrunner. But in...

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Hewitt: The Beginning of the End of the Obama Era 8-5-15

The GOP debate Thursday night promises to be a drama and indeed fun-filled collision of 16 very diverse candidates over two different debates.  Of course many eyes will be on Donald Trump and Jeb Bush the leader in fundraising, but Scott Walker, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are also all...

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Brooks: The Best Solutions for Poverty 8-4-15

When my mother’s grandparents first came steaming into New York harbor from Denmark in 1890, they were risking everything to get to a country where everyone could earn success. After a few years, they owned their own farm in South Dakota. Most of you listening have a similar family story....

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Brooks: What Can America Learn From Greece? 8-3-15

Greece and the European Union may have temporarily staved off disaster but many worry that austerity will impose considerable short-term pain on Greek citizens and further depress the country’s struggling economy. What can America learn from this? At first glance, liberals and conservatives seem to draw opposite lessons. The left...

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Hewitt: Clearing The Haze 7-31-15

The Colorado Springs Gazette has published a special report on the impact of marijuana legalization on the Centennial State—a special section, called “Clearing the Haze” piloted by their editorial page editor Wayne Laugesen. The results are not pretty: Legal marijuana has not raised a penny for the schools as promised...

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