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All I Can Say is Sweden is Just Stupid

From the Right / Mona Charen /

President Donald Trump was more right than wrong about Sweden. Fox News was slightly misleading.

As you've heard, Trump referred to "(what happened) last night in Sweden." On Twitter, smug critics circulated lists of anodyne events like concerts and road accidents and accused the president of inventing a terror attack. He didn't cite a terror ...Read more

Patriotism, Not Nationalism

From the Right / Mona Charen /

National Review has sparked an important debate about nationalism. As someone who has been accused throughout her life of excessive love of country (can't count the number of times I've been reproached for arguing that despite slavery, Jim Crow and the internment of Japanese-Americans, our country is eminently lovable), I feel a bit awkward ...Read more

Another Kind of Resistance

From the Right / Mona Charen /

There is no way to prove this, but see if you agree with me: The average American parent would be glad to see his public high school celebrate Martin Luther King Day with tributes to the Civil Rights movement, lectures on the history of slavery and Jim Crow and discussions of the challenges faced by blacks and other minorities in America today. ...Read more

It's Not What You Say; It's How You Say It

From the Right / Mona Charen /

On Feb. 9, 1950, at a speech before the Ohio County Women's Republican Club in Wheeling, West Virginia, Sen. Joe McCarthy brandished a piece of paper. "I have here in my hand a list of 205 ... known to the secretary of state as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State ...Read more

Fences and Neighbors

From the Right / Mona Charen /

There is much to cheer about President Trump's first decisions as president. Conservatives are almost certainly going to love his Supreme Court pick, his stepped-up efforts to deport criminal aliens, the approval of two oil pipelines stubbornly blocked by the previous administration and more.

Trump remains a potential time bomb, however, both ...Read more

The Anti-Business Businessman

From the Right / Mona Charen /

We've been instructed not to take our new president literally but instead seriously (in the felicitous phrasing of Salena Zito). As I write, there are hints that the inaugural address will focus on the theme of "America First." President-elect Trump may or may not be familiar with the historical taint of that phrase, but in any case the meaning ...Read more

Goodbye to One Selfie President, Hello to Another?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

On Feb. 12, 2015, President Obama made a selfie-stick video for BuzzFeed. You may remember it -- or perhaps not -- because if there's one thing Barack Obama delivered during his eight years in office, it was plenty of celebration of himself. The country was treated to Obama slow-jamming the news with Jimmy Fallon, sharing his Final Four brackets...Read more

The Real Obstacle to Peace

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Editor's Note: Mona Charen is off this week. The following column is by Linda Chavez.

Shortly after Benjamin Netanyahu won his bid for re-election as prime minister of Israel in March 2015, I wrote a column describing President Barack Obama as being "on track to go down as more hostile toward Israel than any president in the past 68 ...Read more

Standing 'Idly By'

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Secretary of State John Kerry used the word "conscience" over and over again as he attempted to explain and justify the Obama administration's decision not to veto a one-sided U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel. He added that the U.S. could not "stand idly by" while Israel torpedoed any hope for a two-state solution.

The Obama ...Read more

One Man's Impact

From the Right / Mona Charen /

On Dec. 19, radio host Charlie Sykes completed his last broadcast for WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His last hours on the air were adorned with encomia from some of the leading figures his show had helped to incubate: Reince Preibus, Scott Walker, Paul Johnson and Paul Ryan, among many others. For three and a half hours every day for 23 years, ...Read more

Questions for Rex Tillerson

From the Right / Mona Charen /

The American appetite for businessmen in government is a hardy perennial. Ross Perot won 19 percent of the popular vote in 1992 on the strength of his "get under the hood" appeal. The Republican Party nominated Wendell Willkie in 1940 (though he'd been a Democrat until 1939) because he was perceived as a businessman "with a heart." Now, the ...Read more

Obesity, Fatty Foods, Death and Science

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Something is killing us -- beyond the fact that life itself is a terminal condition. This week brought news that the U.S. mortality rate overall has risen slightly since 2014. "It's a definite milestone in the wrong direction, and the concern a lot of us have is that it reflects largely the approximately three-decade-long epidemic of obesity," ...Read more

Fidel Castro: 60 Years of Fake News

From the Right / Mona Charen /

A panic is sweeping the land -- or at least something like it has unnerved CNN, Vox and other precincts of progressive sensibility. They are alarmed that millions of Americans are being misled by "fake news."

As someone whose inbox has lately bulged with items about Hillary Clinton's impending demise due to a concealed, terminal illness; who ...Read more

 

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