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The Injudicious Justice Alito

From the Right / Mona Charen /

I am not a fan of hidden microphone ambushes. It's sneaky and dishonest. The kind of ambush that journalist and activist Lauren Windsor pulled off at the recent Supreme Court Historical Society dinner was particularly unseemly because she posed as a conservative activist type and attempted to lead the witnesses -- Supreme Court justices and ...Read more

Trump's COVID Response Was Worse Than We Remember

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Here are Trump's words from that infamous April 2020 press conference about Covid:

"So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous -- whether it's ultraviolet or just very powerful light. ... And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. ... I see the ...Read more

Biden Can't Blow the Debates

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Until he challenged Donald Trump to debate, President Joe Biden seemed in denial about the state of the race. He'd been saying for some time that the polls were wrong. This was disturbing for a couple of reasons, the first being that, if anything, the polls have underpredicted, not overpredicted, Trump's support. That was true in 2016 and 2020. ...Read more

Flirting With Disaster

From the Right / Mona Charen /

In December 2022, Donald Trump said something that, in a healthy political culture, would have spelled his doom. He wrote, "A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution. Our great 'Founders' did not want, and would not condone, False & ...Read more

The Gaza Protests Are a Mirror Image of MAGA

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Within the past 48 hours, student protesters occupied Hamilton Hall at Columbia University and then were forcibly removed by New York police. I knew that building well when I was an undergrad there in the 1970s.

Columbia, like most colleges, tended left. The campus had become notorious in 1968 for its protests. By the time I arrived in 1975, ...Read more

The GOP Is the Party of Putin

From the Right / Mona Charen /

"Russian propaganda has made its way into the United States, unfortunately, and it's infected a good chunk of my party's base." That acknowledgement from Michael McCaul, Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was echoed a few days later by Michael Turner, the chairman of the Intelligence Committee. "To the extent that this ...Read more

Democrats Should Reclaim Patriotism

From the Right / Mona Charen /

In 1984, at the Republican National Convention in Dallas, a lifelong Democrat stood up to denounce her former party. Jeane Kirkpatrick, who had switched parties to serve as Reagan's U.N. ambassador, lambasted her former party for always "blaming America first."

Today, it is the Republican Party that -- despite its MAGA slogan -- is trafficking ...Read more

 

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