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Bernie Sanders Preaches Bad Economics

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

Socialist genius Bernie Sanders has figured out what's really ailing America.

Our store shelves have too many different brands of deodorant and sneakers. Just look at all those horrible, fully stocked aisles at Target and Walgreens and Wal-Mart and Payless and DSW and Dick's Sporting Goods. It's a national nightmare! If only consumers had fewer...Read more

Tim Kaine and Mark Warner Aren't Conservative Enough For My Tastes

The latest scorecard from the American Conservative Union is out, and the voters of Virginia might want to file a complaint about truth in advertising with the press corps. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner have routinely been portrayed in news reports as "moderates" and "centrists." But after two years in the Senate, Tim Kaine has a perfect ...Read more

Christie Tells it Like It Is

SAN DIEGO -- What if Chris Christie gave an important and impassioned speech on U.S. foreign policy, domestic surveillance, the Patriot Act, military readiness, prosecuting terrorists, keeping the United States safe, and America's place in the world -- and almost no one paid attention?

That's what happened last week when the New Jersey governor...Read more

The Newest Nixon

From the Right / Paul Greenberg /

Call her Hillary Rodham Nixon, for there are times when she seems to have learned the old master's routines line by line, evasion by evasion. Remember when Tricky Dick used to say, "I want to say this about that" before saying pretty much nothing about everything, or claiming he'd explained all that before, or just changing the embarrassing ...Read more

How the World Has Changed Since World War I

From the Right / Michael Barone /

Over the past year, I've been reading books inspired by the centenary of World War I, a war with horrific casualties painful to contemplate. What helps in comprehending the scale of the slaughter is a book by one of Bill Gates' favorite authors, the Canadian academic Vaclav Smil, "Creating the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations of 1867-...Read more

The Decline of Christian, Moral America

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

"This is a Christian nation," said the Supreme Court in 1892.

"America was born a Christian nation," echoed Woodrow Wilson. Harry Truman affirmed it: "This is a Christian nation."

But in 2009, Barack Hussein Obama begged to differ: "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation."

Comes now a Pew Research Center survey that reveals the ...Read more

Graduation Gifts

From the Right / Thomas Sowell /

This is the season of college graduations, and many people may be wondering what kinds of gifts would be most appropriate for young people leaving the world of academia and heading out to face the challenges and opportunities of adulthood in the real world.

Given the narrow range of left to far left views of the world on most college campuses...Read more

Obama's Bloviating Commenment Address Angers Me

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

I didn't attend my commencement ceremony at American University in Washington, D.C. I chose instead to receive my degree in the mail. I didn't want to listen to a boring speaker, likely unaffiliated with the school or anyone in it, drone on in Washington's notorious summer heat.

Too bad graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy did not have the...Read more

Why The Right Is Morally Superior to The Left

From the Right / Dennis Prager /

Most Americans hold either liberal or conservative positions on most matters. In many instances, however, they would be hard pressed to explain their position or the position they oppose.

But if you can't explain both sides, how do you know you're right?

At the very least, you need to understand both the liberal and conservative positions in ...Read more

On Immigration, The Two Hillarys

On immigration, Hillary Clinton is a work in progress -- and has been since she entered politics more than a dozen years ago. Depending on which audience she is trying to please, she assumes one of two conflicting personas: Restrictionist Hillary or Reform Hillary.

In 2003, Restrictionist Hillary told conservative radio host John Grambling that...Read more

Kaine's Quest For War Legitimacy

From the Right / George Will /

WASHINGTON -- The Revolutionary War and Civil War ended in Virginia, which was involved, by the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, in the beginning of today's war with radical Islam. Now a Virginia senator is determined that today's war shall not continue indefinitely without the legitimacy conferred by congressional involvement congruent with the ...Read more

Can Hillary Clinton Reverse the Six-Year Decline in Democratic Turnout?

From the Right / Michael Barone /

Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992 by running as a different kind of Democrat from previous nominees. Hillary Clinton, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post reports, is hoping to win the presidency in 2016 by running as the same kind of Democrat as the current incumbent.

There's a certain logic in that. President Obama did win twice, while ...Read more

Republicans Don't Like Hillary Very Much

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Carly Fiorina is articulate, thoughtful and accomplished. For those who keep track of such things, she was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business, and she ran a credible, if unsuccessful, campaign for a U.S. senate seat from California. In the early going of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, she is receiving ...Read more

Speculations and Stretches for Hypotheticals

WASHINGTON -- Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it's the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of who's in charge -- while the U.S. air campaign proves futile and America...Read more

Obama and America's Patent System

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

Patent law is not something most Americans are passionate about or have ever contemplated -- which is exactly why the Obama White House and Congress got away with making radical changes to our time-tested traditions of protecting the fruits of entrepreneurial inventors' labor.

It's yet another progressive horror story of abandoning what works ...Read more

Libertines and Disgusting Sex Education

There's no classroom experience the libertine supports more mightily than "sex education." They have struggled to banish even a whisper of a religious worldview from the classroom. Only the secular and "science-based" ideology is allowed.

The Daily Beast website recently celebrated a San Francisco ruling: "Hero Judge Rules Abstinence-Only Sex ...Read more

What I Think the Fall of Ramadi Means

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

The fall of Ramadi, capital of Anbar, largest province in Iraq, after a rout of the Iraqi army by a few hundred ISIS fighters using bomb-laden trucks, represents a stunning setback for U.S. policy.

When President Obama declared that we shall "degrade and defeat" the Islamic State, he willed the ends, but not the means. The retreat from Ramadi ...Read more

The Imitation Game

From the Right / Paul Greenberg /

How appropriate. The popular movie "The Imitation Game" about the life of Alan Turing -- the British cryptographer who broke the "unbreakable" German code during the Second World War -- turns out to be only an imitation of his real story, whatever that is. For we may never know, as full of deceptions within deceptions, ironies within ironies, as...Read more

The False God of Politics

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

If you visit Mount Olympus, you will see scores of crumbling statues to false gods once worshipped by ancient Greeks. The same is true in Rome, where statues of political gods, notably those named Caesar, lay in ruins.

We are more sophisticated today. Moderns don't bow to Zeus. Many of us, though, put our faith in the false god of politics, ...Read more

The Withering Of The Death Penalty

From the Right / George Will /

WASHINGTON -- Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away.

It is difficult to imagine moral reasoning that would support the conclusion that an injustice will be done when, years hence, the death penalty finally is administered to Dzhokhar ...Read more