Commentary

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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Medved: Why They Can’t Hide 20 Million Illegals 7-29-15

Any constructive discussion of immigration issues must rely on facts, not just feelings. Unfortunately, some of the loudest voices in this debate frequently cite a number with no basis in reality, claiming 30 million illegal immigrants in the United States. The actual number, according to all credible sources, is 11...

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Brooks: Enough Of The Outrage 7-29-15

Most of us would say we dislike the destructive rhetoric that accompanies political discourse today. In the last election cycle at least half of American adults felt the presidential campaign was too negative. In reality, we often don’t realize when we participate in political hatred because it comes in roughly...

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Mohler: A Turning Point In Our Nation’s Conscience 7-28-15

The recent release of a series of videos showing the senior staff of Planned Parenthood casually discussing the sale of organs from aborted babies is a moral challenge thrown right in the face of all Americans. The initially-released video reveals Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services for Planned...

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Medved: Some Fights Aren’t Worth Having 7-27-15

Americans who admire Donald Trump say they like the fact that he’s a “fighter” but they ought to realize that some fights aren’t worth having. Why, for instance, get involved in a major brawl with John McCain? The Arizona Senator is one of the few prominent Republicans, it seems, who...

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Medved: Partisan Politics And The Dubious Deal With Iran 7-24-15

In the ongoing debate over the pending nuclear deal with Iran, one side is practicing purely partisan politics—and no, it’s not the Republicans. Democrats are deeply divided on this issue, and many of those supporting the president have admitted, privately, that they’re doing so out of loyalty to Mr. Obama,...

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Thornbury: Scalia Is Unfit To Serve 7-23-15

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is unfit to serve and must be removed from serving henceforth on the nation’s highest court. That’s according to Jeffrey Tayler, writing recently for Salon.com. So why is it that the conservative Justice Scalia must be removed? Tayler argues that he suffers from an acute...

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Hewitt: Desperately Dangerous Appeasement 7-21-15

The announcement of a so-called deal with Iran is in fact the opening of the curtain on a new and desperately dangerous phase of the appeasement policies of President Obama and Hillary Clinton which have marked the last six-plus years of American foreign policy. This latest episode is truly the...

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Thornbury: A Lone Gunman”? 7-20-15

The attack at two Chattanooga military facilities that left four Marines dead at and critically injured another Marine, a sailor, and a police officer at a Naval facility has riveted the nation. The gunman, Kuwaiti born Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, was fatally shot himself. But what’s even more incredible about this...

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