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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

Manliness: An Unsung Trait of The Train Heroes

From the Right / Mona Charen /

When a heavily armed man emerged from the bathroom of a European train and began what was clearly intended as a massacre of innocent, unsuspecting civilians, six men ranging in age from 22 to 62 sprang into action. A banker and a middle-aged academic, both French, were first on the scene. The sound of gunfire awakened three young American ...Read more

Taking Our Country Back? From Whom?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Let's assume, for fun, that Donald Trump's supporters are thinking with their brains, not their viscera. If so, they will want to know that the issue he has lassoed for self-aggrandizement has been utterly demagogued. Trump is playing them for chumps.

A young woman was murdered by an illegal alien in a so-called "sanctuary city." Awful, of ...Read more

The Core Dishonesty of Abortion Defenders

From the Right / Mona Charen /

For decades, I believed that displaying grisly photographs of aborted babies was the wrong way to make the pro-life case. Disturbing images, I thought, would only repel viewers, not persuade them. I now think I was wrong.

There are many ways to make an argument. The Center for Medical Progress has demonstrated that a 2 x 4 has its uses. These ...Read more

Will Jewish Democrats Sink Iran Deal?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

"Seven Jewish Lawmakers Could Tilt the Scales on Iran Deal," headlines The Times of Israel. The members -- Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Steven Israel, Rep. Eliot Engel, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Nita Lowey, Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. Ted Deutch -- are all Democrats. They must choose between loyalty to their party's president and concern about what ...Read more

The Anger Games

From the Right / Mona Charen /

The Trump bump tells us something about the state of American politics. Progressives are panting to interpret his surge as evidence of Republicans' black hearts. Some Donald Trump supporters have suggested that his success, such as it is/was (this is being written after the McCain flap and before polls have gauged its impact), is an indictment ...Read more

Duplicitous Obama Says Black is White

From the Right / Mona Charen /

I was elected to end wars, not start them. -- Barack Obama

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. -- George Orwell

A question has hung in the air since Barack Obama first moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and began his "fundamental transformation" of this country: Did he intend harm, or was he merely so blinded by ideology ...Read more

The Democrats' Trump Card

From the Right / Mona Charen /

President Obama seems on the verge of the most abject diplomatic capitulation in American history -- to Iran, our bitterest enemy -- and Republicans are arguing about Donald Trump? The prospect of a deal with Iran is dumbfounding and infuriating, as the U.S. held all the cards in the protracted negotiations and yet executed serial surrenders ...Read more

Same-Sex Marriage Another Blow to Traditional Family

From the Right / Mona Charen /

The four dissenters in Obergefell v. Hodges lucidly expressed the profound offense against constitutional law and representative democracy the ruling represents. In short, five lawyers, accountable to no one, chose to legislate on a profoundly consequential matter that the people were just beginning to address through democratic means. As Chief ...Read more

Whitewashing the Democratic Party's History

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Here's what the former president of the United States had to say when he eulogized his mentor, an Arkansas senator:

"We come to celebrate and give thanks for the remarkable life of J. William Fulbright, a life that changed our country and our world forever and for the better. ... In the work he did, the words he spoke and the life he lived, ...Read more

Hands Off Hamilton

From the Right / Mona Charen /

They're coming for our money. OK, that's nothing new, but this time, the Obama administration is coming for our $10 bills -- the notes graced by the image of Alexander Hamilton. True to the identity politics of the Democratic Party, the Obama Treasury Department has announced that some worthy female will replace Hamilton on the currency.

The ...Read more

Clinton Deploys 'They Hate You' Strategy

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Hillary Clinton had one of the worst campaign rollouts in living memory. Her low-key (to the point of inaudibility) announcement video came in the midst of a months-long period of deeply damaging stories about her mania for secrecy (the private email server), which she indulged even at the expense of the law and national security, and her ...Read more

Outflanking Democrats on College Costs

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Many political debates in the upcoming presidential race will play out this way: The Democrat will offer "X for all," and the Republican will respond, "Do you have any idea how much that's going to cost?" That's the way nearly all political debates are engaged -- usually to the disadvantage of Republicans (and the public fisc).

That's why I ...Read more

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