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Justice comes for the cardinal

From the Right / Paul Greenberg /

Theodore Edgar McCarrick got away with his act for decades as he rose through the ranks of the Holy Mother Church, covering up not only his own sins but those of others as he foisted errant priests on innocent congregations.

To outward appearances, the cardinal was having a successful career as a leading statesman and administrator. But count ...Read more

Advice for the president

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Dear Mr. President, "Would you take this advice I hand you like a brother"? It's a song lyric from the musical "The Pajama Game," but fitting here.

There is a way you can hang onto your base, keeping them engaged, energized, without the constant Twitter assaults on those who criticize you for attacking them. If you lowered the rhetorical ...Read more

Poor Portland progressives: So much to protest, so little time

From the Right / George Will /

"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there."

-- L.P. Hartley

WASHINGTON -- They do things differently in Portland, but not because it is a foreign country, although many Americans might wish it were: At this moment, it is one national embarrassment too many. Rather, the tumults in Portland, which is a petri dish of...Read more

Oklahoma's wretched record on wrongful convictions

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

"Frontier justice" costs too many citizens of all races, creeds, and backgrounds their freedom and their lives. In the old days of the Wild West, vigilantes worked outside the judicial system to punish rivals regardless of their guilt or innocence. Today, outlaws operate inside the bureaucracy to secure criminal convictions at all costs.

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Liberal media used to fawn over the Soviets

Reporter Andrea Mitchell is celebrating 40 years with NBC News and appeared on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" to discuss the milestone. Host Trevor Noah suggested that the killing of five people in an Annapolis, Maryland, newsroom could be laid at President Trump's door (he wasn't joking). Mitchell demurred but denounced Trump for calling the...Read more

McCarthy's bid to become speaker makes him stray from his rural roots

SAN DIEGO -- I'm all about regional pride. As a native of the farmland of Central California, it warms my heart to see one of my peeps break a barrier, achieve a victory or receive an honor.

Thus, I should probably be rooting for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to accomplish his goal of becoming House Speaker in the next session, which ...Read more

The Matrix at 20

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the sci-fi movie classic "The Matrix," which depicts powerful machines attempting to subdue the human race.

Sometimes art imitates life, and sometimes it's the other way around. On occasion, art can be prophetic. "The Matrix" is such a film. It warns of a future in which the power and worth of the ...Read more

A guest at the table

From the Right / Paul Greenberg /

The 3-year-old son of a rabbi who's visiting this obscure corner of the diaspora already stands tall and straight -- like the proper mensch he is becoming, complete with skullcap, earlocks and a blue-and-white fringed garment in accordance with the biblical command.

Still shy, he holds on to his father's hand however unsteadily while soaking in...Read more

Pope Francis rewrites Catholicism and the Bible

From the Right / Dennis Prager /

Last week, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had changed the Catholic catechism. After 2,000 years of teaching that a moral use of capital punishment for murder is consistent with Catholic teaching, the pope announced that the catechism, the church fathers and St. Thomas Aquinas, among the other great Catholic theologians, were all wrong. ...Read more

Trump's 'everyone-does-it' presidency

From the Right / Michael Gerson /

WASHINGTON -- It is more typical for a prospective defendant to admit nothing rather than publicly justify everything, but Donald Trump is an innovator. His practice of doubling down on errors while denying they are errors has worked to solidify his political base. We will soon see how it fares as a legal strategy.

Obstruction? "Attorney ...Read more

Are globalists plotting a counter-revolution?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

On meeting with the EU's Jean-Claude Juncker last month, Donald Trump tweeted: "Both the U.S. and the E.U. drop all Tariffs, Barriers and Subsidies! That would finally be Free Market and Fair Trade."

Did Larry Kudlow somehow get access to Trump's phone?

We know not. But, on hearing this, Steve Forbes, Stephen Moore and Arthur Laffer broke into...Read more

With his flip-flopping on Latinos, Newt is a chameleon

SAN DIEGO -- No mas, Newt!

After two decades of watching the former House speaker wrestle clumsily with Latino outreach, I can't take any more flip-flopping.

Newt Gingrich cannot seem to make up his mind about whether Republicans get more benefit from approaching America's largest minority with an open palm -- or a clenched fist.

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The future's only constituency is the conscience of the present

From the Right / George Will /

"Science, like the Mississippi, begins in a tiny rivulet in the distant forest."

-- Abraham Flexner

WASHINGTON -- In 1933, when America's most famous immigrant settled in Princeton, New Jersey, Franklin Roosevelt tried to invite Albert Einstein to the White House. Abraham Flexner, the founding director of the Institute for Advanced Study that ...Read more

There's more than one kind of corruption

From the Right / Mona Charen /

When people think of corruption in high places, they tend to think of elites feathering their own nests. Bill and Hillary Clinton monetized political power into a personal fortune of hundreds of millions, and played the system better than any couple since Napoleon and Josephine. Paul Manafort is alleged to have sold his services to sketchy ...Read more

The Kavanaugh nomination is Trump's best decision as president

From the Right / Michael Gerson /

WASHINGTON -- Passions on the left against Brett Kavanaugh are running high. But the main lines of argument against his confirmation to the Supreme Court have pretty much crumbled.

Hasn't the nominee promised to protect President Trump from legal accountability? Rubbish. Kavanaugh has argued that Congress should pass a law that would defer ...Read more

Liberal CNN trashes conservatives, and doesn't care if it offends

Pro basketball legend LeBron James was interviewed on "CNN Tonight" on July 30. Host Don Lemon warmly congratulated him for opening a school for 240 at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. If only it could've ended there, focused just on that. But you knew it wouldn't.

Because, as they say, " This ... is CNN." It was expected ...Read more

Would war with Iran doom Trump?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

A war with Iran would define, consume and potentially destroy the Trump presidency, but exhilarate the neocon never-Trumpers who most despise the man.

Why, then, is President Donald Trump toying with such an idea?

Looking back at Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen, wars we began or plunged into, what was gained to justify the cost in ...Read more

Liberals against freedom of conscience

From the Right / Michael Barone /

Why is it considered "liberal" to compel others to say or fund things they don't believe? That's a question raised by three Supreme Court decisions this year. And it's a puzzling development for those of us old enough to remember when liberals championed free speech -- even advocacy of sedition or sodomy -- and conservatives wanted government to...Read more

Long live NATO!

From the Right / Paul Greenberg /

The death of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has been predicted regularly over the years since its creation at the height of the Cold War and even invited by this country's hard-core isolationists. Yet NATO not only continues to exist but even to grow and flourish despite all its critics --...Read more

Trump and Sulzberger on media bias

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Every president since George Washington has suffered from a critical press.

John F. Kennedy canceled all White House subscriptions to the New York ...Read more