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Advice for second debate

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Donald Trump scored a gentleman's "C" in his first debate with Hillary Clinton. She was programmed, like one of those androids from the film "Westworld," spewing out well-rehearsed sound bites, smiling (sometimes condescendingly), and even tossing in a few wiggles. It was all designed to make her look warm and wonderful.

As the saying goes, if ...Read more

Donald Trump's Rise Reflects America's Decay

From the Right / George Will /

WASHINGTON -- Looking on the bright side, perhaps this election can teach conservatives to look on the dark side. They need a talent for pessimism, recognizing the signs that whatever remains of American exceptionalism does not immunize this nation from decay, to which all regimes are susceptible.

The world's oldest political party is an ...Read more

The shale bust: What can be next?

From the Right / Paul Greenberg /

Pipeline explosions that shut down whole towns. Floods that require evacuations of low-lying parts of long-established communities. And now some folks who are owed royalty checks say that there are drillers who take an exorbitant share of what's owed them by deducting entirely too many fees and expenses from the landowners' checks. Even ardent ...Read more

Liberal Media's Holt Throws Softballs at Hillary, Grills Trump Mercilessly

Washington Post reporter Callum Borchers should win some kind of award for the worst pre-debate spin. He tried to defend NBC anchor and presidential debate host Lester Holt: "It turns out Holt is actually a registered Republican. Trump still might find things to complain about Monday night, but a case for partisan bias against him will be tough ...Read more

For Police Officers Today, 'Things Go Wrong Sometimes'

SAN DIEGO -- I recently asked a newly retired cop friend, who spent 25 years on the job, what's the one thing that policemen want people to know. He said: "That things go wrong sometimes."

Things went very wrong recently when 40-year-old Terence Crutcher -- an unarmed African-American and father of four -- was fatally shot by Tulsa police ...Read more

Shameless Sacks of Liberal Spin Whine About Trump's 'Interrupting Too Much'

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

Whatever happened to "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar"? Whither "Girl Power"? When did Rosie the Riveter's "We Can Do It!" give way to Hillary the Haranguer's "We Can't Handle It"?

It's 2016, and the Democrats' feminist heroine running for commander in chief is whinnying about being -- wait for it -- interrupted.

Quick! Prepare a complaint to the ...Read more

Hillary Likes Bernie's Death Tax Proposal

From the Right / Dennis Prager /

Dennis Prager is off. The following is a column by Stephen Moore.

Someone might want to inform Hillary Clinton that greed and envy are two of the seven deadly sins.

Her new revised tax plan would raise the estate tax to as high as 65 percent -- up from 40 percent, where it is today. She would also apply this hated death tax to as many ...Read more

Like Jesus Before Him, It's Time for Trump

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Now that all of my inside-the-beltway, elitist, morally superior friends and colleagues have weighed in with their self-righteous denunciations of Donald Trump, it's my turn.

After initially opposing his candidacy for president, I have come around to another point of view.

The election of Hillary Clinton will perpetuate and probably worsen ...Read more

Is Charlotte Our Future?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

Celebrating the racial diversity of the Charlotte protesters last week, William Barber II, chairman of the North Carolina NAACP, proudly proclaimed, "This is what democracy looks like."

Well, if Barber is right, so, too, was John Adams, who warned us that "democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never ...Read more

'Favors' to Blacks

From the Right / Thomas Sowell /

Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor -- off the record -- what his response to them was. He said, "I give them all A's and B's. To hell with them."

Since many of those students were admitted with lower academic qualifications...Read more

Domestic Migration (Mostly) Explains a Generation of Partisan Changes

From the Right / Michael Barone /

Let's step back, as we approach the first presidential debate of the 2016 campaign, and look back to try to understand how voting patterns have changed over a generation, by comparing the 2012 presidential results with those of 1988 -- keeping in mind possible shifts since 2012 suggested by 2016 polling.

My thesis is that changes in states' ...Read more

Wanted: A Leader

From the Right / Paul Greenberg /

Alexander Hamilton said energy in the executive is essential. That was back in what used to be called the critical period of American history -- when the still new Republic was threatening to come apart, as eventually it did in the next century.

But this crisis is now and needs to be dealt with now, and decisively now. Instead, the major ...Read more

This Latino Radio Host is a Stereotype-Busting Powerhouse of the Airwaves

SAN DIEGO -- It's an argument you might have heard from nativist Republicans in the Southwest, as well as from union-friendly Democrats in the Rust Belt: "The Mexicans are coming to take your jobs!"

You had better believe it. I know a hardworking Mexican-American radio host in Texas who has taken three of them.

I don't always agree with Chris ...Read more

In The High Plains, A Republican Worth Voting For

From the Right / George Will /

AURORA, Colo. -- Here on the High Plains, where the deer and the antelope once played, Denver's suburbs roam toward the Rockies' front range and the nature of today's polyglot politics is written in the local congressman's campaign schedule. One day last week, Republican Mike Coffman went from a Hispanic charter school in a strip mall, to ...Read more

What Are the Checks and Balances?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

This election year makes a mockery of past complaints about the "lesser of two evils." That cliche has been trotted out in every election of my lifetime. In every previous contest, though, the choice was not between evils. It was often between flawed candidates (think George W. Bush) and bad candidates (e.g., Al Gore or John Kerry).

This year's...Read more

Liberal Media Favors Liberal Comics on Late Night

The Sept. 26 issue of Time magazine cover featured the heads of comedians Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel, and the headline "We Joke. You Decide." The allusion to the Fox News tagline was deliberate. The subheadline declared that they would report on "The seriously partisan politics of late-...Read more

How Trump Wins the Debate

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

On one of my first trips to New Hampshire in 1991, to challenge President George H. W. Bush, I ran into Sen. Eugene McCarthy.

He was returning to the scene of his '68 triumph, when he had inflicted the first crippling wound on Lyndon Johnson.

"Pat, you don't have to win up here, you know," he assured me. "All you have to do is beat the point...Read more

What Happens to the Democratic Party if Clinton Loses?

From the Right / Michael Barone /

There's been lots of speculation about the fate of the Republican Party if (as most of the prognosticators expect and hope) Donald Trump loses. There's been less speculation, though recent polling suggests it may be in order, about the fate of the Democratic Party if Hillary Clinton loses.

Certainly there's reason to think -- or fear -- that ...Read more

More Terror, More Denials

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

In Florida Monday, following the bombings in New York and New Jersey, Donald Trump referred to the captured bombing suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, as an "evil thug." He then added, "Hillary Clinton is a weak and ineffective person and I will tell you, if you choose ...Read more

Deepen Charleston's Port, And The Big Ships Will Come

From the Right / George Will /

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Technology has put powerful computers in billions of pockets, but an invention much more mundane than the smartphone -- the shipping container: a rectangular steel box -- also has changed the world. Because of it, two of today's preoccupations -- infrastructure and globalization -- are connected by a chain of events that ...Read more