From the Right



Pro-Lifers Need a New Strategy

From the Right / Mona Charen /

What is the pro-life movement? I've always imagined it to be broader than just efforts to make abortion illegal. In the wake of the 2022 elections, in which voters rejected candidates whose abortion postures were perceived as extreme, those who care about the welfare of unborn children might want to rethink their focus.

Arguably, the immediate ...Read more

What Ails the American Male?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Throughout most of Richard Reeves' excellent new book, "Of Boys and Men," I wasn't just nodding along; I was foot-stomping. As a culture, we remain stubbornly attached to the notion that girls and women need encouragement to bring them into full equality with males in school, in the workplace, in sports -- well, pretty much everywhere. There is ...Read more

The GOP Can't Whatabout the Pelosi Attack

From the Right / Mona Charen /

The House speaker's husband was brutally attacked, and most GOP officeholders -- even the "good Republicans" we've been assured will usher us out of Trumpism -- failed the test.

A handful still had enough of a decency default to find the right words. Mitch McConnell tweeted his concern, as did Mike Pence. But the former president was silent. ...Read more

COVID Devastated Education. This Is a Chance for Renewal.

From the Right / Mona Charen /

The numbers are rolling in now about how much ground our kids have lost academically due to COVID-19, and they are very bad. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, known informally as "the nation's report card," has released the results of its latest large survey of fourth and eighth graders in reading and math. Reading scores declined...Read more

Why Are You a Patriot?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

A few months ago, some marketer got hold of my cellphone number, and I've been deluged ever since with text appeals from MAGA world and the GOP. One sample from just the last few days:

"IMPEACH BIDEN POLL DUE TONIGHT! Mona, we're begging, please take 30 seconds to join fellow patriots and take the official GOP poll."

Watching the midterms play...Read more

Tim Ryan's Alpha Maneuver

From the Right / Mona Charen /

At least one Democrat has started to figure out how to exploit a GOP weakness. He's Tim Ryan, who is running against J.D. Vance for Ohio's open Senate seat.

What has Ryan figured out? He's calling out Vance as a beta male.

Look, in a different world -- say, the planet Vulcan -- where the inhabitants, like Mr. Spock, were unburdened by ...Read more

What Lizzo Can Teach Conservatives About American History

From the Right / Mona Charen /

It's tough being a social conservative these days, what with all the trolls about.

Some right-wingers were in a lather last week after Lizzo "disrespected" James Madison's flute. Or, that's what they would have you think.

Jenna Ellis, one of Trump's former lawyers, said Lizzo's performance was a "desecration, purposefully, of America's history...Read more

What Country is the Wall Street Journal Living In?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

The headline of a Wall Street Journal editorial caught my eye: "Arizona's School Choice Election." Writing as if nothing had changed in American politics since 2011, the editorial board assailed Katie Hobbs, the Democratic candidate for governor, as a tool of the teachers unions for her opposition to school choice. The Journal advised that ...Read more

Don't Blame the Immigrants; It's Our Laws That Are Criminal!

From the Right / Mona Charen /

America needs more immigrants, but we seem determined to shoot ourselves in the foot. Before addressing that self-sabotage, permit a small digression.

In the 1980s, Venezuela was the wealthiest country in Latin America. Sitting on about 18% of the world's proven oil reserves, Venezuelans enjoyed higher living standards than their neighbors and ...Read more

Putin Apologists Disgrace a Fine Heritage

From the Right / Mona Charen /

At the moment when freedom-loving people around the world are elated (if on tenterhooks) at the progress of Ukrainian forces in pushing back the Russian invaders, Heritage Action, the political arm of the conservative Heritage Foundation, has joined with other self-styled conservative groups to oppose helping Ukraine fight for its life. I know, ...Read more

Why Is France Having a Cow Over Meat?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

A French politician has ignited a fracas, or should I say, contretemps, over men barbecuing meat. Lest you think culture wars are an exclusively American preserve, leading members of the French political establishment have been exchanging barbs over whether the French male's attachment to his sizzling steak must be abandoned for the sake of the ...Read more



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