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Democrats Shouldn't Blame Latin

If the impeachment effort isn't taking the nation by storm, the Democrats have an answer -- blame it on Latin. The use of a Latin term, quid pro quo, is now thought to be a damper on the impeachment cause because it sounds complex and technical....

 

'Nationalism' Shouldn't be a Dirty Word

If there's one thing that elite opinion tends to agree about on the left and the right, it's that nationalism is a very bad thing. If anything, this view has become even more entrenched as nationalism has demonstrated its potency in recent years,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    November 7, 2019

California Can't Keep the Lights On

California is staying true to its reputation as the land of innovation -- it is making blackouts, heretofore the signature of impoverished and war-torn lands, a routine feature of 21st-century American life. More than 2 million people are going...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    October 31, 2019

Trump Should Want a Rapid Impeachment

The Ukraine story hasn't been good for President Donald Trump, and there's only one way out -- to get impeached, and the sooner, the better. Trump obviously hates the idea of being impeached. He thinks it's unfair, and is raging against the process...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    October 24, 2019

Foolhardy Campaign Against 'Endless Wars'

Barack Obama and Donald Trump are diametrically opposed figures, representing the categorical rejection of the other for his supporters, yet they share significant foreign-policy DNA. They both defined themselves in opposition to George W. Bush's...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    October 17, 2019

The NBA Salutes Its Chinese Overlords

Little did Dr. James Naismith know when he invented the game of basketball in Springfield, Mass., in 1891 that, more than a century hence, it would become beholden to its Chinese overlords. The NBA disgraced itself kowtowing to Beijing after the...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    October 10, 2019

The Problem With Impeachment

Impeachment is about to make everything worse. If our politics seems overheated, our institutions beleaguered and our public debate degraded, just wait until we are in the midst of the impeachment debate. Democrats have had an impeachment itch that...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    October 3, 2019

No, Don't Listen to Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg needs to get a grip. The celebrity teen climate activist addressed the United Nations and excoriated the assembled worthies for coming "to us young people for hope. How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your...

 

Bernie Sanders and the Anti-People Crusade

At least Bernie Sanders is an equal opportunity misanthrope. He doesn't like rich people, and it turns out he doesn't necessarily like poor people, either. At the recent CNN town hall on climate change, a questioner asked the socialist senator if...

 

Yes, Gun Ownership is a God-Given Right

The fastest way to trend on Twitter, and not in a good way, is to say that the right to bear arms is a God-given right. Texas state Rep. Matt Schaefer established this beyond a doubt in a Twitter thread in the aftermath of the West Texas shooting...

 

The Threat of Red Britain

Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson has, to his credit, seized the initiative in the battle over whether Britain will truly exit the EU, and on what terms. But no one can know how this high-stakes gamble will turn out. Johnson just lost his slender...

 

The New York Times Should Stop Whining

The New York Times, an organization devoted to gathering and publishing information, doesn’t want people to gather or publish information inconvenient to it. A group of Trump-supporting operatives has been finding and archiving old social media...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    August 29, 2019

Throwing America Under the Bus

Beto O'Rourke has taken the measure of America and found it wanting. "This country, though we would like to think otherwise," he intoned, "was founded on racism, has persisted through racism and is racist today." This is now a mainstream sentiment...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    August 22, 2019

Epstein Was Allowed to Game the System

The Jeffrey Epstein case establishes beyond a doubt that if you're a sexual predator, it pays to be a rich and connected sexual predator. Epstein, now dead of an apparent suicide before his accusers had their day in court, worked the system and...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    August 15, 2019

Enough With Violent White Supremacists

At some point in the late 1960s, you could be forgiven for thinking that the FBI was in charge of the KKK. It conducted an operation that infiltrated, manipulated and ran the group into the ground. With violent white hate again on the rise, we...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    August 8, 2019

'Moscow Mitch' Is a Ridiculous Smear

There was a time when the left considered McCarthyism the worst of all political tactics. That was before it became useful to question Mitch McConnell's loyalty to his country. The Senate majority leader's offense is blocking Democratic-sponsored...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    August 1, 2019

Ilhan Omar Holds America in Contempt

Beto O'Rourke, the losing Texas senator candidate who bootstrapped his way into becoming a losing presidential candidate, had a message for refugees who had come to America: Your new country is a hellhole. The former congressman told a roundtable of...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    July 25, 2019

Middle-Class Joe Cashes In

The American middle class just got a lot richer. Joe Biden, who invariably and tiresomely refers to himself as "Middle-Class Joe," made $15 million the first two years after the end of the Obama administration. According to one estimate, it takes an...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    July 18, 2019

The U.S. Women are winners, not victims

The women of the U.S. national soccer team are famous for being extraordinary athletes, repeat world champions -- and plaintiffs. The team's lawsuit alleging pay discrimination against the U.S. Soccer Federation has done much to define its identity....

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    July 11, 2019

American Beauty

We live in an era of public ugliness, of architects who deliberately make their forms unsightly and inhuman, and of public art installations that are invariably ridiculous. The most obvious exception is the ballpark, which has gotten more beautiful...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    July 4, 2019

The Madcap Caution of Donald Trump

The worry was that the Trump administration was ginning up fake intelligence about Iran blowing up oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz to justify a war against Iran. Then the next week President Donald Trump said the Iranian attacks weren't a big...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Editorial    June 27, 2019

The Climate Trap for Democrats

The more the climate debate changes, the more it stays the same. Polls show that the public is worried about climate change, but that doesn't mean it is ready to bear any burden or pay any price to combat it. If President Donald Trump claws his way t...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 20, 2019

CEOS for Abortion

Clarity of thought and expression about moral issues is not a core competency of CEOs. If anyone had any doubt, look no further than the "historic" pro-abortion statement by nearly 200 CEOs that ran in a full-page ad in The New York Times. It is a...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 13, 2019

The Daily Beast's Shabby Scoop

Breaking news: Some guy posted a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi. But fear not. The website The Daily Beast sprang into action. It tracked down the random, Trump-supporting man who allegedly posted the offending clip, hounded him until he talked,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 6, 2019

No Apology Needed on Crime Bill

Donald Trump and Bill de Blasio agree: Joe Biden should be ashamed of his support for the 1994 crime bill. The bipartisan legislation that was long a point of pride for Bill Clinton, who signed it into law, is now in such malodor that CNN the other...

 

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