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It's the End of the Ride

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON - White House press briefings are no longer must-see TV. With former President Donald Trump gone, if you want to watch the daily briefings, you can't just turn on cable news networks that rely on ratings. In President Joe Biden's White House, C-SPAN is your safe bet.

Because of coronavirus social distancing protocols, there are no ...Read more

House Democrats Against Free Speech

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Democratic House members are using the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot and the coronavirus pandemic in a scary effort to censor conservatives -- and get Big Media to do their dirty work for them.

Remember when the left believed in more speech as the solution to bad speech? Those days are gone.

On Monday, Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry ...Read more

Limbaugh's Success Came in Spite of 'Big Media'

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- I met Rush Limbaugh before he became a god.

It was the mid-1980s. Our careers had begun but had not taken off. Rush had a radio talk show on Sacramento station KFBK-AM 1530. I worked in the California legislature.

Later he moved to New York for the syndicated talk show that put him in car radios, as he would say, "across the ...Read more

Senator, Impeach Thyself

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republican senators that their vote on impeachment should be based on "conscience."

Conscience? It apparently has less of a presence on Capitol Hill than partisan identity.

Consider the words of Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., a likely presidential hopeful in 2024 anxious to court the Trump ...Read more

True believers the past, Cheney the future in modern GOP

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- "I was allowed to believe things that weren't true," Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., told her colleagues Thursday.

It was a non-apology for repeating vile disinformation -- which resulted in Democrats stripping her committee assignments. In 2017, Greene wrote that that gun control "could be the very motive of the Las Vegas ...Read more

If schools are essential, they should be open

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- "There are only two choices: Which one will it be?" the Chicago Teachers Union argued to its members. "Risk your life or your students' lives by going into dangerous buildings," or agree to strike if Chicago Public Schools go ahead with plans to reopen classrooms Monday.

Obviously, teachers, students and staffers with compromised ...Read more

Will Biden leave conservative Christian groups free to choose?

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden likes to talk about unity and his intent to rise above partisan rancor to heal the divisions that led a pro-Trump mob to swarm the Capitol on Jan. 6. Given his history of cutting deals with Republicans, I believe he wants to work across the aisle.

But a hail-fellow-well-met demeanor can't paper over his party's...Read more

Things I never told Sheldon Adelson

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- The knives were out for me in January 2017 when I arrived in Washington as the White House correspondent for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. You see, I worked for what scolds liked to call Sheldon Adelson's paper -- and that was a no-no.

Adelson died Monday night, and I never got a chance to say this.

Had he given me marching ...Read more

 

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