Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

Articles written by Rich Lowry

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 61



 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...

 
 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...

 

Page Down

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019

Rendered 08/20/2019 15:23