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 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...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    May 30, 2019

Has Trump Driven Democrats Sane?

The Joe Biden polling surge has raised the frightful specter of Democratic rationality. What if Donald Trump hasn't driven Democrats insane, sending them into a spiral of self-defeating radicalism, but instead made them shockingly pragmatic? Biden's...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    May 23, 2019

There Really Are No Trump Mysteries

The surprise about the big New York Times story on Donald Trump's tax returns is that there are no real surprises. Trump's taxes have been an obsession of the left since he, in violation of a long-standing norm, reneged on his promise to release his...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    May 16, 2019

We've Heard Enough From Robert Mueller

The last thing the world needs is more of Robert Mueller's commentary, but Congress is determined to have him hold forth at a public hearing. It's not as though we don't already have the special counsel's version of events. He mustered enormous...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    May 9, 2019

The Greatest Show on Earth

No one enjoys getting impeached, and if it happens to him, Donald J. Trump will be no exception. On the other hand, it's hard to imagine any potential target of impeachment in Anglo-American history relishing the fight more than Trump. He'd rather...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Sorry, Democrats, Your Stars Are Socialists

There was Bernie Sanders at a Fox News Channel town hall, not giving an inch in a forum every Democratic presidential candidate has shunned. His reward was a cataract of good reviews, and monster ratings. Sanders had a solid hour to try to reach...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    April 25, 2019

Weep for Notre Dame

"I believe that this church offers the carefully discerning such cause for admiration," the 14th-century French philosopher Jean de Jandun wrote of Notre Dame, "that its inspection can scarcely sate the soul." A cultural calamity played out on live...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    April 18, 2019

The McCarthyite Crusade Against Chick-fil-A

The fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is wanted on suspicion of aiding and abetting Christian organizations. The home of the "original chicken sandwich" was banned from its second airport in two weeks for the offense of contributing to Christian groups...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    April 11, 2019

Pelosi is Driving the Border Crisis

When historians look back to this era, they will wonder why we insisted on outsourcing our border control to a foreign country. President Donald Trump's threat to close down the southern border with Mexico isn't a sign of strength, but of...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    April 4, 2019

On Russia, Trump Acted Innocent

The release of Robert Mueller's finding that Donald Trump didn't collude with Russia should settle a question his critics -- and, quietly, some of his allies -- have asked repeatedly over the past two years: Why was he acting so guilty? It turns out...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 28, 2019

The SPLC Designates Itself

The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated itself an organization hostile to women and people of color. It fired its co-founder Morris Dees for unexplained reasons and removed his bio from its website at the same time it pledged to train its...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 21, 2019

Yes, there's a crisis at the border

We interrupt the talk of the president "manufacturing" a crisis at the border with this hair-raising report about the crisis at the border. Alarming new numbers about border apprehensions from U.S. Customs and Border Protection should puncture the la...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 14, 2019

Don't Root for a Trump Primary Challenge

The race for 2020 is taking shape, although there are still significant unknowns, including whether Donald Trump will get a serious primary challenge. His fiercest Republican critics say, "Yes -- please, please, yes." They are probably wrong, and...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Why the Robert Kraft Bust Matters

Robert Kraft's name will now long be associated with one of the most despicable scourges of modern life, and rightly so. The New England Patriots owner is charged with soliciting prostitution at a Florida massage parlor busted as part of a...

 

Sherrod Brown is Not an Idiot

The day has arrived in the Democratic Party when Sherrod Brown is a kind of moderate. The impeccably progressive Ohio senator who has long occupied a spot on the left flank of the Democratic caucus is declining to sign up for the fashionable radical...

 

The Bonfire of the Democrats

If Democrats are held to their own standards, then all three embattled state officials in the Commonwealth of Virginia should resign. Even if Gov. Ralph Northam didn't appear in blackface in an image in his medical-school yearbook, he confessed to...

 

Democrats' New Agenda Meets Political Reality

Sen. Kamala Harris committed a most unusual gaffe at her recent CNN town hall -- not by misspeaking about one of her central policy proposals, but by describing it accurately. Asked if the "Medicare-for-all" plan she's co-sponsoring with Sen. Bernie...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    February 7, 2019

In Defense of the MAGA hat

The fundamental offense of the Covington Catholic High School kids wasn't so much allegedly mobbing, mocking or getting in the face of an American Indian drummer at the Lincoln Memorial. It was wearing red Make America Great Again hats. That was the...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    January 31, 2019

Get Over It – Trump's Not Going Anywhere

The walls supposedly are always closing in on Donald Trump. The end is always beginning. He's going to quit. He's going to be impeached and removed. He's going to decide not to run again. Somehow or other, he's going to relieve everyone of the...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    January 24, 2019

The FBI Tramples Our Political Order

The FBI took it upon itself to determine whether the president of the United States is a threat to national security. No one had ever before thought that this was an appropriate role for the FBI, a subordinate agency in the executive branch, but Dona...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    January 17, 2019

Millennial Socialism 101

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's so-called Green New Deal makes the obligatory nod to the original New Deal, but FDR's handiwork is much too modest an antecedent. The Green New Deal calls for a top-down revolution in the operation of American society so...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    January 10, 2019

Trump Should Chill About the Stock Market

Donald Trump may watch the stock market more closely than any day trader. For a president who underlined the increasing importance of working-class whites to the GOP coalition and who trampled so much bipartisan economic orthodoxy during the...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    January 3, 2019

The Insufferable James Comey

Never before has a former FBI director boasted about taking advantage of an administration's disorganization for his own ends. But never before has a former FBI director been as self-satisfied as James Brien Comey Jr. In an interview at the 92nd...

 

Does Trump Care That He's President?

The office of the presidency is known for wearing down the mere mortals who hold it. At the very least, it prematurely ages its occupants. Often, it humiliates them, forcing them to rehabilitate their reputations later (George H.W. Bush and Jimmy...

 

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