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On the border, Trump has walled himself off from reality

SAN DIEGO -- Whenever the parties quibble over immigration, things get weird faster than you can say: "Que paso?"

This week, President Trump addressed the nation on border security after hedging on whether to force the issue and holding an off-the-record meeting with television anchors where he admitted, according to reports, that he didn't see...Read more

The Trump speech and the response

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Despite advance billing that President Trump's border wall speech would break news and contain new information, it was mostly familiar rhetoric: criminals and drugs, rapists and murderers are coming to America and the wall is the only way to stop them.

The president named families who have lost loved ones at the hands of undocumented immigrants...Read more

Germany's largest opposition party is a Rorschach test for the nation's politics

From the Right / George Will /

BERLIN -- Armin-Paulus Hampel, a former journalist and commentator who now is a member of the Bundestag, is ebullient, affable, opinionated, voluble and excellent company at lunch. But because his party is Alternative for Germany, one wonders whether he is representative of it, and whether he is as congenial politically as he is socially.

AfD ...Read more

Trump's border wall is a monument for the people, not pols

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

Profligate politicians have never met a multibillion-dollar infrastructure project they didn't like -- except when it comes to President Donald Trump's border wall.

Think about it.

Boston's Big Dig black hole, the nation's most expensive highway project, burned through $25 billion and was plagued by deadly engineering incompetence, endless ...Read more

Ocasio-Cortez gets judged by an unfair standard

SAN DIEGO -- It seems nearly everyone wants to give Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a scolding. But what we should really do is give her a break.

Much of the criticism is driven by fear. The worlds of media and politics are largely controlled by old white men, and a 29-year-old Puerto Rican congresswoman from New York doesn't check any of those boxes....Read more

The liberal media remains soft and deferential to Democrats

The media have spent the last two years arrogantly proclaiming that they are the urgently needed public servants who would boldly challenge power and ask the tough questions. But does that boldness continue when the Democrats win some power back? It doesn't look like it. Democrats can say the wildest things, and often, the so-called Courageous ...Read more

Democrats getting down in the dirt with Trump

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

On the first day of the new year, Nancy Pelosi made a number of promises to the nation as she once again assumed the gavel of speaker of the House.

"We believe that we will not become them," the Democrat from California said in a phone interview, referring to Republicans. "It's really important for us not to become them and certainly not to ...Read more

Foolish Mitt Romney fails again

From the Right / Dennis Prager /

The first public thing Mitt Romney did in the year 2019 -- on Jan. 1 -- was publish an attack on President Trump in the Washington Post, which, as we know, has not lacked for attacks on Trump.

He did not even wait until being sworn in, two days later.

I campaigned for Sen. Mitt Romney when he ran for president, including a closed-door meeting ...Read more

What's the point of a carbon tax rebate?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

DUBLIN, Ireland -- The Irish government is proposing rebates to a carbon tax it recently imposed to households that comply with what it considers "low-carbon lifestyles." The rebate, according to Prime ...Read more

No, this is not JFK's Democratic party

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's House has more women, persons of color and LGBT members than any House in history -- and fewer white males.

And Thursday, the day Rashida Tlaib was sworn in, her hand on a Quran, our first Palestinian-American congresswoman showed us what we may expect. As a rally of leftists lustily cheered her on, Tlaib roared, "We're ...Read more

Trump's 'authenticity' is merely moral laziness

From the Right / Michael Gerson /

WASHINGTON -- In the carnage of American civic culture, some of the damage is obvious: the dehumanization of political opponents, the devaluation of truth, the rise of conspiracy thinking. But other less evident shifts are no less troubling. One concerns the use of the word "authenticity."

Most recently, we have seen the defense of vulgarity as...Read more

A guardian angel on the border comes to the rescue

SAN DIEGO -- Confronted with heart-wrenching images of children snatched from parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, good people will feel as if there is nothing one person can do to make their sliver of the world a kinder and gentler place.

Robert Kennedy understood that feeling. And yet, at the University of Cape Town in South Africa in June 1966...Read more

Today's Germany is the best Germany the world has seen

From the Right / George Will /

BERLIN -- In one of contemporary history's intriguing caroms, European politics just now is a story of how one decision by a pastor's dutiful daughter has made life miserable for a vicar's dutiful daughter. Two of the world's most important conservative parties are involved in an unintended tutorial on a cardinal tenet of conservatism, the law ...Read more

Evangelicals falsely believe they have found a champion in Trump

From the Right / Michael Gerson /

WASHINGTON -- By all indications, the reluctant support by white evangelicals for Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton in 2016 has solidified into something like devotion.

In his analysis of the 2018 midterm-election results, political journalist Ron Brownstein found many groups plagued by second thoughts about their support of Trump. But not ...Read more

The liberal media's exploitation of Khashoggi continues

The gruesome murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi shredded the idea that Saudi Arabian royalty should be praised for reforming itself. Princes who chop political opponents into little pieces are not nice people. That said, puh-leeze stop it with the adoration of a man who deserves none of it.

Politico ran a gushing headline that...Read more

Trump & The Post: Whose side is Mitt on?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

If there is a more anti-Trump organ in the American establishment than The Washington Post, it does not readily come to mind.

Hence, in choosing to send his op-ed attack on President Donald Trump to the Post, Mitt Romney was collaborating with an adversary of his party and his president.

And he knew it, and the Post rewarded his collusion.

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Think things are bad now? They were lots worse in 1919

From the Right / Michael Barone /

The hundredth anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting of World War I in Europe came and went with surprisingly little notice last Nov. 11. Commemoration was muted for a conflict that took the lives of some 15 to 19 million soldiers and civilians -- estimates vary widely -- including, in just 19 months, more than 116,000 Americans.

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On being too nice in politics

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Mitt Romney's declaration of independence from Donald Trump as he takes his seat in the U.S. Senate has been illuminating -- more for the responses than the op-ed itself. Professional speculators are asking whether it's the opening gambit of a 2020 primary challenge (his denials notwithstanding) or mere virtue signaling.

The unappeasable left ...Read more

What we're hoping for this year

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

If it's possible, 2018 was a year in which it felt like everything was changing, and also like nothing was. While we set our global expectations for 2019, teeming with significant political, social and economic volatility, we're also considering more local possibilities -- changes within our own communities, homes and bodies.

Some call them ...Read more

What we're hoping for this year

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

If it's possible, 2018 was a year in which it felt like everything was changing, and also like nothing was. While we set our global expectations for 2019, teeming with significant political, social and economic volatility, we're also considering more local possibilities -- changes within our own communities, homes and bodies.

Some call them ...Read more

 

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