Mona Charen / Politics

Sticks in Spokes

During the 2012 campaign, President Obama often resorted to his favorite substitute for thinking: ridicule. Before enthusiastic audiences (who were assured his reelection would spell a thriving economy and a revived middle class), the president ...

The Will To Power

"I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

President Obama ...

Just Don't Call It Islamic

The Islamic State beheaded another American this week. The Obama administration's response revealed its stubborn determination to deny reality.

Peter Kassig was a former Army Ranger and emergency medical technician who was moved by the suffering ...

Obama Always Puts U.S. on the Wrong Side

Americans of most political persuasions tend to view the United Nations as corrupt and morally inverted. An organization supposedly dedicated to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights regularly overlooks abuses by the world's worst actors (Cuba...

The Triumph of De-Demonizing

A prayer has been answered -- not for a massive Republican victory at the polls, though that, too. No, I'm thinking of the perennial prayer of losers: "Oh Lord, let my enemies go too far."

The results of the 2014 midterms will be chewed over for ...

Choices We Don't Want Women To Make

Mary McCarthy once famously skewered fellow writer Lillian Hellman as "tremendously overrated, a bad writer, a dishonest writer... Every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.'" It created quite a stir at the time (1980) and led, as ...