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Not Every Tragedy Is a Racial Lesson

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Reliving the awful details of George Floyd's slow suffocation is brutal and emotionally draining. As always in matters touching on race, the thrum of ethnic hostilities is the background noise. Some have been eager, since the trial began, to cite George Floyd's drug use or heart trouble as the true cause of death (arguments the prosecution has ...Read more

Are We Doing Our Best for Trans Kids?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Seventeen legislatures are considering laws that would dictate how medical personnel can treat transgender youth -- the latest flash point in the culture war. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson surprised observers this week when he vetoed one of those bills. It would have outlawed puberty blockers, cross-sex hormone treatment and "gender affirming...Read more

What We Can Learn from Asian Americans

From the Right / Mona Charen /

This much can be said without fear of contradiction: There has been a spike in disgusting crimes against Asian Americans during the past year. One analysis of 16 of the country's largest cities found that acts of anti-Asian bias, not just crimes, increased by 145% between 2019 and 2020, even as other hate crimes declined. They range from vile ...Read more

Sidney Powell Admits It Was All a Lie

From the Right / Mona Charen /

The Big Lie is starting to unravel. One of Donald Trump's disinformation stars, Sidney Powell, is backing down. But while we're considering the matter of truth and lies, let's recall when conservatives cared about truth (or seemed to).

In the 1990s, Guatemalan activist Rigoberta Menchu was a phenomenon. Of Mayan descent, she offered harrowing ...Read more

J.D. Vance Joins the Jackals

From the Right / Mona Charen /

The question of what will become of the Republican Party in the post-Trump era seems to be on everyone's lips. A New York Times survey found that Republicans themselves have five distinct views of Donald Trump, including 35% who are either "Never Trump" or "Post Trump." But 65% fall into the "Die-hard" camp (27%), the "Trump Booster" faction (28...Read more

COVID-19's Big Fat Non-Surprise

From the Right / Mona Charen /

"A Covid Mystery" proclaimed a New York Times newsletter. "Why has the death toll been relatively low across much of Africa and Asia?" Like a know-it-all kid in 7th grade, I thought: "Call on me! I know this!" and clicked on the item. But to my surprise, the account that followed completely failed to mention what I thought was the obvious answer...Read more

How Mike Lee Ditched Constitutional Conservatism for Trump

From the Right / Mona Charen /

I didn't watch much of this year's CPAC. My digestion is sound, but there's no point in taking unnecessary risks. Still, I did note the presence of Sen. Mike Lee, a legislator who styles himself a "constitutional conservative." Lee is the son of a distinguished former solicitor general of the United States, a graduate of Brigham Young University...Read more

We Need to Cancel "Cancel Culture"

From the Right / Mona Charen /

The term "cancel culture" is rapidly losing its meaning. Just as Donald Trump adopted the term "fake news," which originally referred to the misinformation flow that was a crucial part of his 2016 campaign, and was used to disparage his opponents and critics (or even just factual reporters) in the news media, so, too, "cancel culture" is ...Read more

Will Trump Face the Music, Finally?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

There has been some cheering about the 10 House and seven Senate Republicans who voted for impeachment. All honor to those who took the difficult path. But, good God! The president attempted to steal the election. He launched an insurrection against Congress. That only a handful of Republicans could vote to convict him is a sign of deep rot.

It...Read more

Mitt Romney Tries to Save Policymaking

From the Right / Mona Charen /

It may be coincidence that the best policy idea to come out of the 117th Congress was offered by the one guy who has demonstrated the integrity to brave harassment and death threats to do what's right vis a vis former President Donald Trump. Mitt Romney has an excellent plan to reduce child poverty.

This country has a serious child problem. Our...Read more

McConnell condemns QAnon, except when he doesn't

From the Right / Mona Charen /

So, now Mitch McConnell tells us that Marjorie Taylor Greene's views are a "cancer" on the Republican Party and on the country. Odd that he neglected to make that point when one of his preferred candidates in the Georgia runoff, Kelly Loeffler, campaigned with Greene.

McConnell is now leaning heavily on the other body to clean up its act...Read more

No regrets about voting for an honorable Democrat

From the Right / Mona Charen /

I've been getting a lot of mail from critics lately asking if I'm happy with the Biden administration. They point to some of the new president's executive orders -- the one about the Keystone XL pipeline, or the one rescinding the "Mexico City" policy withholding funds from international organizations that perform or advocate for abortion. They ...Read more

Republicans must confess complicity in the big lie

From the Right / Mona Charen /

If you missed the retraction from the right-wing online magazine The American Thinker, it's one for the ages. Noting that they had received a warning from lawyers for Dominion Voting Systems, the editors admitted that they had published pieces that "relied on discredited sources who have peddled debunked theories ... These statements are ...Read more

 

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