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The NFL recovers from kneeling frenzy

The National Football League is back on top of the ratings heap after both conference championship games were so competitive they spilled into overtime.

Sunday's New England Patriots-Kansas City Chiefs game drew 53.9 million viewers to CBS -- a shocking 27 percent increase from last year and the most-watched NFL game outside of the Super Bowl ...Read more

Democrats' America is the heart of darkness

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

If it was the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that black and white would come together in friendship and peace to do justice, his acolytes in today's Democratic Party appear to have missed that part of his message.

Here is Hakeem Jeffries, fourth-ranked Democrat in Nancy Pelosi's House, speaking Monday, on the holiday set aside to honor ...Read more

Media elites don't deserve to be respected and believed

From the Right / Michael Barone /

Is it true that Donald Trump's bad habits are contagious? Is it true that his Democratic opponents and, even more, his critics in the press are increasingly given to terminological inexactitudes, if not downright lies?

Sure looks like it. Last week, large parts of the press -- we're looking at you, CNN and MSNBC -- were gleefully reporting and ...Read more

Don't cry for government workers during shutdown

SAN DIEGO -- No mas! I can't take any more sob stories about government workers going without paychecks during a shutdown that just passed the 30-day mark.

The preferred media spin is that 800,000 federal workers are held hostage by political gridlock.

Wrong. These people are not hostages. They're volunteers. No one forced them to work ...Read more

Major media only focuses on liberal women on Capitol Hill

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The major media have gone gaga over the number of women newly elected to Congress and those announcing their run for the White House in 2020, with more female candidates likely to follow suit.

But media's bias -- one of many -- is revealed in their focus on mostly liberal women with barely a mention, if they are mentioned at all, of women who ...Read more

Why do people like Lindsey Graham come to Congress?

From the Right / George Will /

WASHINGTON -- Back in the day, small rural airports had textile windsocks, simple and empty things that indicated which way the wind was blowing. The ubiquitous Sen. Lindsey Graham has become a political windsock, and as such he -- more than the sturdy, substantial elephant -- is emblematic of his party today.

When in 1994, Graham, a South ...Read more

What has age of Trump wrought? People like Ocasio-Cortez

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

In the wake of his unprecedented campaign and unexpected election, the question always was: What would come after Donald Trump? What were the consequences of electing someone who was inexperienced, undeterred by and uninterested in facts and uncannily adept at whipping people into a frenzy by way of mere gesticulations and tweets?

Would Trump ...Read more

Where liberals see racism, I see athletic boosterism!

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

Sometimes, a three-point celebration is just a three-point celebration. Sometimes, a pep rally is just a pep rally. Sometimes, a smile is just a smile. And sometimes, a hat is just a hat.

Only among the most deranged partisans could a universal sports ritual, a common high school activity, a typical teen face and patriotic headgear be construed...Read more

Liberal media messes up again with BuzzFeed and Covington disasters

The last few days have been absolutely terrible for the reputation of the badly named "mainstream media."

The myth that they tried to build for themselves after the 2016 election -- that the American people were too prone to misinformation from malignant (and often foreign) actors in social media and needed a sober, factually meticulous "news" ...Read more

Trump's new border compromise won't save wall from crumbling

SAN DIEGO -- It's no fairy tale to say that the immigration debate could really use more Goldilocks solutions -- not too hard or too soft, not open borders or a tightly sealed door. We need answers that are just right.

Negotiations will often turn on being able to take half a loaf. But President Trump's new offer to end the government shutdown ...Read more

The Trumpification of the pro-life movement exacts a price

From the Right / Michael Gerson /

WASHINGTON -- Through a blooming diversity of investigations, we will soon discover if the world that has always surrounded Donald Trump -- the sleazy fixers, the disposable women, the questionable deals, the gold-plated vanity, the viciousness to subordinates, the casual prejudice, the obsession with enemies, the shady international contacts, ...Read more

The last thing American males need today is less masculinity or; The left ruins everything it touches

From the Right / Dennis Prager /

The American Psychological Association has, in its words, issued "its first-ever guidelines for practice with men and boys." These guidelines "draw on more than 40 years of research showing that traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful and that socializing boys to suppress their emotions causes damage."

Three observations:

1) The ...Read more

When democracy fails to deliver

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible ... make violent revolution inevitable," said John F. Kennedy.

In 2016, the U.S. and Britain were both witness to peaceful revolutions.

The British voted 52-48 to sever ties to the European Union, restore their full sovereignty, declare independence and go their own way in the world. Trade and ...Read more

Trump has State of the Union options

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has given President Trump an opportunity to change the dynamic of the State of the Union address, an event that has become predictable and often boring. It has featured members of Congress popping up and down like whack-a-moles, interrupting the president with applause if they agree with him, or stone silence if they don't. ...Read more

Exploiting dead cops for political gain ought to be a crime

SAN DIEGO -- As the son of a law enforcement officer who was on the job for nearly four decades, I would submit there ought to be an 11th Commandment: Thou shalt not exploit dead cops.

It is grotesque that anyone would ever seize on the killing of a police officer for political purposes. Alas, the practice is bipartisan.

On the left, the ...Read more

Trump is an almost inexpressibly sad specimen

From the Right / George Will /

WASHINGTON -- Half or a quarter of the way through this interesting experiment with an incessantly splenetic presidency, much of the nation has become accustomed to daily mortifications. Or has lost its capacity for embarrassment, which is even worse.

If the country's condition is calibrated simply by economic data -- if, that is, America is ...Read more

Will liberal elites ever respect voters' decisions on Brexit and Trump?

From the Right / Michael Barone /

It was no coincidence that Donald Trump scheduled a trip to Britain to promote one of his golf courses in Scotland, on June 23, 2016. That was the day of the Brexit referendum in which 52 percent of the electorate --17.4 million voters, more than any party has ever won in a general election -- voted for the UK to leave the European Union.

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Gillette's sermonizing makes me want to vomit

So who is the mastermind at Gillette who came up with the idea that the best way to sell men's razors is to insult the customers with condescending liberal propaganda about "toxic masculinity"? Is pandering to the perpetually angry feminists in the media the way to grab positive "news" coverage? Is online buzz the goal? If so, it must also be ...Read more

Anti-Catholic bigotry is alive in the U.S. Senate

From the Right / Michael Gerson /

WASHINGTON -- Those who want to understand how Democrats manage to scare the hell out of vast sections of the country need look no further than the story of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and the Knights of Columbus.

In considering the confirmation of Brian Buescher to a federal judgeship last month, Harris and ...Read more

At Age 70, Time to Rethink NATO

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

"Treaties are like roses and young girls. They last while they last."

So said President Charles De Gaulle, who in 1966 ordered NATO to vacate its Paris headquarters and get out of France.

NATO this year celebrates a major birthday. The young girl of 1966 is no longer young. The alliance is 70 years old.

And under this aging NATO today, the ...Read more

 

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