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Fact-checkers only looking at one side

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Google "fact-check Senate impeachment" and you can read about all the factual errors made by President Donald Trump's team of lawyers. What about those of the House impeachment managers? Apparently, this week, head prosecutor Adam Schiff and his colleagues cannot tell a lie. Or even a half-truth.

Factcheck.org rattles off the ...Read more

Donald Trump and the Company He Keeps

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- In the first half of January, Americans saw President Donald Trump at his best.

Trump ordered a Jan. 3 drone strike that killed Iranian terror leader Qassem Soleimani in response to Iranian proxies who rushed the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and killed a U.S. contractor serving in Iraq. It was an appropriate response.

While some ...Read more

Tech lacks a diversity of thought

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- When the Consumer Technology Association announced that Ivanka Trump, elder daughter and adviser to President Donald Trump, would be a keynote speaker at CES 2020, some of the very people who had been pushing for more female speakers, and more diversity in general, at the country's premier tech confab actually protested.

Some, ...Read more

'Cancel culture' candidates don't make the cut in Democratic primary

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro announced Thursday that he was bowing out of the 2020 Democratic primary. The only reason to notice or care is that Castro was one of the more shrill candidates, so it's good that he never found purchase in the crowded field and hence had to "suspend" his campaign.

Like ...Read more

Old enough to vote, not old enough to smoke

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- I started smoking in high school and quit in my early 20s. I wish I never smoked, but I did. I thought it was cool until I knew it was stupid. That's when I quit.

Laws that restricted the sale of cigarettes to those 18 or older didn't stop me. Because 18-year-olds can buy for younger teens, anti-tobacco advocates supported raising...Read more

Democrats rush to impeach Trump, then sit on It

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Imagine there is a murder trial that takes months and involves many witnesses, and then, at the end, the prosecutor announces that he's done such a great job of arguing guilt, he's not going to send the case to the jury.

That's sort of what happened Wednesday night after the Democratic House voted to impeach President Donald Trump...Read more

The FBI did Russia's dirty work

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- A recent CNN story framed Attorney General Bill Barr's criticisms of the FBI's behavior in the Russia probe as "attacks," which could have a "chilling effect" on law enforcement. The metaphor makes it sound as if an innocent institution is getting mugged.

But the "rank behavior," as Barr put it during an interview with The Wall ...Read more

Trump just can't help himself

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

LONDON -- On Wednesday, President Donald Trump abruptly left a NATO summit near London and canceled a scheduled press conference after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was caught on camera amusing fellow big shots as he marveled at Trump's long-winded sessions with the press. Trump exhibited a classic case of being able to dish it out but ...Read more

No way to treat a first lady

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- After all the lectures from the superior folks on the left about the, well, "deplorable" tone of the Trump base, it has come to this: Tuesday morning, middle and high school students booed first lady Melania Trump as she spoke at the B'More Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness.

Rather than use the cringe-inducing incident as a ...Read more

Impeachment again: first Clinton, now Trump

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Impeachment is a loser. That's the big takeaway I got covering the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

Yes, impeachment gave the right the delicious thrill of tagging an ugly asterisk to Clinton's biography. And the proceedings showed what hypocrites Democrats were on the issue of sexual exploitation in the workplace.

But as ...Read more

The Courage Conceit and its effect on Lindsey Graham

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was a courageous Republican when he took on rival presidential hopeful Donald Trump in 2016. Then, in 2019, Graham became a spineless specimen because he learned how to work with Trump -- at least according to his detractors.

I know because I'm on Twitter, where tweeps frequently hail the like-minded ...Read more

Count on big media to protect anti-Trump sources

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- It's so precious watching big-name journalists speak of the sanctity of the anonymity of the Ukrainian phone call whistleblower.

They say they're concerned that publishing the whistleblower's name will discourage other whistleblowers from coming forward. Funny, they didn't seem to care in 2010 when, thanks to WikiLeaks, diplomatic...Read more

Harris shuns like-minded crowd because of Trump

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Maybe because she's from San Francisco, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris believes she has license to police the speech of partisans on the right.

Last month, she wrote to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey suggesting that Twitter suspend President Donald Trump's account because, among other sins, Trump called the Ukraine whistleblower a "spy" -...Read more

 

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