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Why Clinton remains, yes, inevitable

WASHINGTON -- Unless she's indicted, Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination.

That kind of sentence is rarely written about a major presidential candidate. But I don't see a realistic third alternative (except for one long-shot, below).

Clinton is now hostage to the various investigations -- the FBI, Congress, the courts -- of her ...Read more

Do Cops' Lives Matter to Obama?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

Barack Obama, as chief law enforcement officer of the United States, is going to have to stop acting like a conscientious objector in this war on cops.

Wednesday, another officer, in Fox Lake, Illinois, Lt. Charles "GI Joe" Gliniewicz, was gunned down. Last Friday, Darren Goforth, a Houston deputy sheriff, was shot 15 times by an alleged ...Read more

Republican Suicide

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Nine years ago, aboard a National Review cruise, I debated immigration policy with my colleagues and the cruisers. It was a good discussion that touched all the familiar bases. Are there really jobs Americans won't do? Are big business and big agriculture enmeshed in a corrupt bargain with liberal Democrats whereby business gets cheap labor ...Read more

Donald Trump's Appeal Is Based on Yesterday's News

From the Right / Michael Barone /

Aside from the court-ordered dribbling out of Hillary Clinton's classified-material-filled emails, the big presidential campaign news of the summer has been the boom for Donald Trump in the race for the Republican nomination. Trump has risen from 3 percent in the polls (when he announced on June 16) to where he now stands at 26 percent -- 14 ...Read more

Exchanging One Country for Another

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Back when I was in school, I performed a scientific experiment in which I poured a liquid of one color into a beaker that contained liquid of a different color. At first the liquid in the beaker was diluted, but as I kept pouring, the poured liquid eventually overtook the liquid in the beaker, creating an entirely new substance.

That's what is ...Read more

The Blood-Stained Indian Child Welfare Act

From the Right / George Will /

"It is a sordid business, this divvying us up by race."

-- Chief Justice John Roberts

WASHINGTON -- Sordid, always. And sometimes lethal, as some Native American children could attest, were they not, like Declan Stewart and Laurynn Whiteshield, dead. They were victims of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), which as construed and ...Read more

Christie Would Deliver Us Overnight to Lunacy

SAN DIEGO -- Chris Christie's plan to track immigrants like FedEx tracks packages comes with its own slogan: When your idea to combat illegal immigration absolutely, positively has to be the most ridiculous of them all.

The 2016 GOP presidential hopeful wants help from the private sector in tracking illegal immigrants who overstay visas. At a ...Read more

Eric Cantor: Poster Boy of the Beltway GOP Crapweasels

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

Ooouuuch. My sides are still aching after last week's comical announcement by GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush that he had snagged the coveted endorsement of notorious electoral reject Eric Cantor, the former House majority leader kicked to the curb by disgusted voters in Virginia's 2014 primary election.

Newsflash to GOP elites: Getting ...Read more

A Rant About Liberals and Brian Williams

Ten years have elapsed since one of the most amazing cases of Republican-bashing media bias in the television era began. The media elites laugh when preachers say immorality causes God to send hurricanes, but they suggested with straight faces that Hurricane Katrina was a death sentence President George W. Bush and his cronies brought to the ...Read more

The Left's Reverse Racism

From the Right / Dennis Prager /

In the past week, two television reporters in Roanoke, Va. -- Alison Parker and Adam Ward -- were murdered by a black man who hated whites, and a white police officer in Houston -- Darren Goforth -- was murdered by a black man. Neither crime has been labeled a hate crime. And no mainstream media reporting of the murders attributes either to race...Read more

Tragedy in Roanoke

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The horrible murder of two local journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, has affected me more than I thought it would. Journalists are taught early on to compartmentalize. As a local TV reporter, I saw bodies from plane crashes and victims of mass murder. I covered natural disasters and witnessed the aftermath of cruelty to children and other ...Read more

A Revealing Clue

From the Right / Thomas Sowell /

Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who tried to disrupt their question-and-answer period after a speech.

After Bush's speech, hecklers from a group called "Black Lives Matter" caused Bush to simply leave the scene. When Trump opened ...Read more

Can the GOP Deal With Iran?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

Ten weeks before the first U.S.-Soviet summit ever held in Moscow, in May 1972, North Vietnam, with Soviet-supplied armor and artillery, crossed the DMZ in an all-out offensive to overrun the South.

President Nixon responded with air and naval strikes on the North.

Yet Nixon went to Moscow and signed the first strategic arms agreement of the...Read more

Another Impossible Thing May Happen: Change in Partisan Alignments

From the Right / Michael Barone /

In my last column, I looked at the possibility of two impossible things -- impossible things in the sense used by Alice and the Red Queen -- happening in the already turbulent 2016 presidential cycle. Here I'll look at another: the possibility that the partisan division lines that have endured with little change for two decades might suddenly ...Read more

Conquest Without His Conquest

From the Right / Paul Greenberg /

Robert Conquest, dead at 98, was a scholar who studied the late and unlamented Soviet Union, but always remained more scholar than Soviet -- which explains why he was denied the rave reviews that were lavished on historians who could be counted on to follow the party line, no matter how many twists and turns and contradictions it went through. ...Read more

Trump and Ramos Are Meant For Each Other

SAN DIEGO -- Donald Trump insists he's no politician. Now, after what happened at a dramatic news conference in Iowa, we know that Jorge Ramos is no journalist. At least not a real one.

The Univision anchor is an activist, a professional victim, the star of his own telenovela. He is a "commentator" when he feels the insuppressible urge ...Read more

Affirming A Right To Die

From the Right / George Will /

SAN DIEGO -- Brittany Maynard was soon to die. The question was whether she could do so on her own terms, as a last act of autonomy. Dr. Lynette Cederquist, who regrets that Maynard had to move to Oregon in order to do so, is working with others to change California law to allow physician assistance in dying.

Maynard, a 29-year-old newlywed, ...Read more

Denver Corruptocrats' Chick-Fil-A Smokescreen

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

Holier-than-thou liberals on the Denver city council are waging war on Chick-fil-A in the name of tolerance and diversity. Now, let me tell you what the squawking is really all about: It's a distraction, a feint, a mile-high smokescreen.

Spiteful Democrats claim they are upholding progressive "Denver values" by delaying approval of an airport ...Read more

Outrage as the Liberal Media Ignores Child Sex Abuse

The double standard our media impose on child sexual abuse is garishly obvious. On Aug. 14, The Washington Post set the stage for the coming American visit of Pope Francis with another splashy front-page story on a man still berating the Catholic Church after being abused by a priest from 1969 to 1976.

But on Aug. 21, after a court sentenced ...Read more

Caesarism Comes to the Republican Party

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Among a very long list of harms inflicted upon the United States by Barack Obama and his party, perhaps the worst was Caesarism. Obama relished the worship of millions in 2008. From his star turn at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was treated not as a political candidate, but as a savior. Progressives fell into a swoon, typified by ...Read more