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For Hispanics, A Tale of Two Realities

SAN DIEGO -- As the curtain falls on Hispanic Heritage Month, America's most underappreciated minority is still trying to make sense of two different realities. In a Dickensian twist, the nation's 54 million Hispanics are living through the best of times and the worst of times.

On the one hand, Hispanics are told we shape popular culture, will ...Read more

Another Massacre, Another Charade

WASHINGTON -- There's the cycle of poverty. There's the cycle of violence. And then there's the cycle of gun talk. It starts with a mass shooting. Gun-control advocates blame the deaths on gun-control opponents, who argue, in turn, that none of the proposed restrictions would have had any effect on the incident in question. The debate goes ...Read more

Feminist Fabricator Lena Dunham Rides Again

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

In Hollywood, anything is possible -- if you're a privileged femme fraudster with cover-up pals in all the right (or rather, left) places.

Last week, upper-crust Manhattanite actress Lena Dunham dropped in at the Beverly Hills home of billionaire mogul Ron Burkle, who was co-hosting an event with Hanoi Jane Fonda, organized by the Rape ...Read more

It Disguts Me How Comcast Rolls Over for Hillary

In June, Comcast executive vice president David Cohen hosted a $2,700-a-plate fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. On the first weekend in October, the NBC Universal in-kind contributions really kicked in: a star turn on "Saturday Night Live," a Sunday morning interview with Rev. Al Sharpton, and a Monday town hall meeting on ...Read more

The Allure of Mass Murder

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

"Seems the more people you kill, the more you are in the limelight."

That blog post on the email address of Oregon mass-murderer Christopher Harper-Mercer was made after Vester Lee Flanagan shot and killed that Roanoke TV reporter and her cameraman.

"I have noticed," said the blog post, "that people like [Flanagan] are all alone and unknown,...Read more

Unlock 'em Up?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

The Justice Department has announced that it will begin releasing 6,000 "nonviolent" inmates from federal prisons starting at the end of this month. Welcome to the era of de-incarceration. At a conference named for former New York Mayor David Dinkins (who presided over the city at a time of runaway crime), Hillary Clinton decried the number of ...Read more

Clinton's Leftward Tack on Immigration and Guns Has Risks for November

From the Right / Michael Barone /

You win the presidency, Richard Nixon supposedly observed, by tacking to the right in the primaries and to the center in the general election. Hillary Clinton seems to be following that strategy except, as a Democrat, she is tacking to the left.

This strategy has risks, as Nixon, who lost the presidency once and won it once by narrow margins,...Read more

The 'New' Hillary

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Hillary Clinton is borrowing from Richard Nixon, a man she worked to impeach while a staff member of the House Judiciary Committee in the early 1970s. Like Nixon, whose handlers successfully fooled a majority of voters by trotting out a "new Nixon" after his election defeats in 1960 and 1962, Hillary Clinton is trying to change her public image ...Read more

Dangerous Road Ahead

From the Right / Paul Greenberg /

There is a time, as Ecclesiastes reminds us, to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to be silent and a time to mend, a time for war and a time for peace ... and now is a time to stop denying that America, and the West in general, has suffered a strategic defeat. For all ...Read more

Pelosi vs. Anti-Choice Press

In January, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked by a reporter if an unborn baby at 20 weeks is a human being. She shot back that when she was a new member of Congress, someone quipped, "Nancy Pelosi thinks she knows more about having babies than the pope." She added, "Yeah. That would be true."

That same smarter-than-the-pontiff ...Read more

McCarthy Panders His Way To The Top

SAN DIEGO -- For the last few years, I've wondered what it is about Kevin McCarthy that gives me the creeps.

The Republican seems plenty affable, and he is obviously good enough at politics to have ascended rapidly through the ranks of congressional leadership in just his fifth term. Still, there is something about him I don't trust.

Now, ...Read more

Gitmo Extended Stay America Suites in Colorado? Hell No!

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

Liberal readers have scoffed at my repeated warnings about the dangerous prospect of an enemy combatant dump on American soil. Over the years, I've flagged the Obama administration's scouting forays in Illinois, Kansas and South Carolina. Now, the White House is considering my adopted home, Colorado, as the new digs for the dregs of Gitmo.

If ...Read more

'More Church' is The Right's Answer on Guns

From the Right / Dennis Prager /

On the assumption that there are good and bad people on both the right and the left and that everyone is horrified by mass shootings, how is one to explain the great divide between right and left on the gun issue as it relates to these mass murders?

Why does the left focus on more gun control laws, and why doesn't the right?

One reason is ...Read more

Joaquin and Obama: Two Forces of Nature

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Hurricane Joaquin dumped large amounts of rain on the East Coast, but another "force of nature" flooded the country with so much rhetoric it was difficult for most people to keep up.

Before barely any facts were known, there was President Obama on camera (when isn't he?) making a 12-minute ...Read more

Charlatans and Sheep: Part II

From the Right / Thomas Sowell /

One of the secrets of successful magicians on stage is directing the audience's attention to something that is attractive or distracting, but irrelevant to what is actually being done. That is also the secret of successful political charlatans.

Consider the message directed at business owners by Senator Elizabeth Warren and President Barack ...Read more

Charlatans and Sheep

From the Right / Thomas Sowell /

One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme "What's Holding Women Back in the Workplace?"

Whenever some group is not equally represented in some institution or activity, the automatic response in some quarters is to assume that someone has prevented ...Read more

War Party Targets Putin and Assad

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

Having established a base on the Syrian coast, Vladimir Putin last week began air strikes on ISIS and other rebel forces seeking to overthrow Bashar Assad.

A longtime ally of Syria, Russia wants to preserve its toehold on the Mediterranean, help Assad repel the threat, and keep the Islamic terrorists out of Damascus.

Russia is also fearful ...Read more

Policy Reform That Comes From Outside (and in Spite of) Washington

From the Right / Michael Barone /

Not all important public policy reforms come from Washington. Really lasting reforms can percolate from the bottom up, brewed by citizens with a grievance pushing state and local governments to act.

Consider the case of Right to Try legislation. These are state laws that allow doctors to prescribe investigational medicines being safely used ...Read more

Recovering From My Reunion

SAN DIEGO -- It's been a week since, in what seemed like a quick vacation to the past, I traveled to my hometown to reconnect with high school classmates 30 years after graduation.

And I still have a reunion hangover. Here's how I figure it: Muscles get sore when strained, and our hearts are made of muscle. As my friends and I tried in vain to ...Read more

Finding Our Place In The Universe

From the Right / George Will /

BALTIMORE -- Twinkling stars are pretty but, for astronomers, problematic. Twinkles are caused by the interference of Earth's atmosphere with light radiating throughout the breathtakingly beautiful and unimaginably violent universe. In 1990, however, the Hubble telescope went into orbit 370 miles above Earth, beyond the atmospheric filter, ...Read more