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The liberal seduction of socialism

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

For the current generation, sometimes referred to as millennials, it appears one thing is more seductive than sex -- and that's socialism.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, winner of a New York Democratic primary, are the old and new faces of socialist America.

Their platforms, it appears, hinge on the ...Read more

Protectionism proves that evidence is unpersuasive

From the Right / George Will /

WASHINGTON -- If you are not collateral damage in the escalating trade wars, the bulletins from the wars' multiplying fronts are hilarious reading. You are collateral damage only if you are a manufacturer, farmer or consumer, so relax and enjoy the following reports.

Whirlpool, which makes washing machines and demands for government protection,...Read more

Shared wisdom on a silver anniversary

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

To commemorate my 25th wedding anniversary this week to my husband, Jesse, I asked readers on Facebook to share their own secrets to a long happy marriage.

In short, the crowdsourced recipe for marital endurance includes faith, forgiveness, romance, kindness, selflessness and a healthy dose of humor. A union built to last begins with a promise ...Read more

California sanctuary law is phony, but the pain it causes is real

SAN DIEGO -- When we argue about California's so-called "sanctuary state" law, we might as well be arguing about unicorns.

Just as there is no such thing as a one-horned fantastical creature, so too is there no sanctuary for illegal immigrants in California.

It's a blatant lie that, as Trump administration officials claim, California is ...Read more

Liberal media wails over Brennan and Clapper

Republican Sen. Rand Paul sent the media into another meltdown on July 23 when he called on President Trump to revoke the security clearance of former President Obama's CIA Director John Brennan. He charged that Brennan is "monetizing" his privileges by becoming an on-air analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. That doesn't even count Brennan's speaking...Read more

Liberals are about hysteria, lies, socialism and even the cheapening of the Holocaust

From the Right / Dennis Prager /

You and I are living through the greatest mass hysteria in American history. For many Americans, the McCarthy era held that dubious distinction, but what is happening now is incomparably worse.

For one thing, any hysteria that existed then was directed against the greatest evil in the world at the time: communism. Then-Sen. Joseph McCarthy and ...Read more

The name of the game: votes for Democrats

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

San Francisco is permitting "undocumented immigrants," as political correctness demands we label them, to register to vote this November in local school board elections. Who doubts this is the first step by the left and Democrats toward full voting rights in state and eventually in federal elections? The claim by lawyers will be that it is ...Read more

'Origin Story' is a marvelous explanation of the whole

From the Right / Michael Gerson /

WASHINGTON -- I would not normally recommend a book on the history of the universe as beach reading. But David Christian's "Origin Story" is a welcome exception.

Christian has achieved something remarkable: an engaging guide to the physics, chemistry, biology, anthropology, linguistics and sociology that constitute the story of history itself. ...Read more

Is Putin's Russia an 'Evil Empire'?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce," a saying attributed to Karl Marx, comes to mind in this time of Trump.

To those of us raised in the Truman era, when the Red Army was imposing its bloody Bolshevik rule on half of Europe, and NATO was needed to keep Stalin's armies from the Channel, the threat seemed infinitely more ...Read more

Liberal Hollywood can't stop showing its contempt for the flyover states

CBS's pay-cable Showtime channel is the latest backer of con artist/"comedian" Sacha Baron Cohen's performance art, as in the movies "Borat" and "Bruno." It's a new TV show called "Who Is America?" that is designed, as usual, to mock Americans -- mostly conservatives -- as gullible and stupid.

The most prominent victim this time around is ...Read more

Trump stands his ground on Putin

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

"Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."

Under the Constitution, these are the offenses for which presidents can be impeached.

And to hear our elites, Donald Trump is guilty of them all.

Trump's refusal to challenge Vladimir Putin's claim at Helsinki -- that his GRU boys did not hack Hillary Clinton's campaign -- has been ...Read more

Time to junk racial quotas in higher education

From the Right / Michael Barone /

"It's time for enlightened America to hit reset on affirmative action once and for all," writes Columbia University linguistics professor John McWhorter in The American Interest. By affirmative action, of course, he means the racial quotas and preferences that most selective college and university admissions departments employ.

"The reason ...Read more

Putin speaks code. Does Trump understand?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Back when word first leaked that Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Donald Trump Jr. had met with a Russian lawyer and others offering dirt on Hillary Clinton, President Trump seemed to think he was supplying an exculpatory cover story. Flying home from Germany on Air Force One, Trump reportedly instructed Don Jr. to claim that he and the Kremlin-...Read more

Trump's foreign policy smashes our defining ideals

From the Right / Michael Gerson /

WASHINGTON -- Setting aside the issue of whether the president is wittingly advancing the interests of a hostile power -- a qualification that is only imaginable in the Trump era -- what is happening to the direction of American foreign policy?

I'm on record saying that the collection of impulses, deceptions, assertions, retractions, revisions ...Read more

History shows that U.S. intelligence findings are not always accurate

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Did President Trump bungle the moment in Helsinki by casting doubt on American intelligence findings that Russian agents "meddled" in the 2016 election? His critics, including some Republicans, say so -- and on Tuesday, Trump said he had misspoken when he expressed doubt about Russian culpability -- but several things need to be kept in mind.

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Liberal ivory towers, radical identity politics and left-wing media ideologues pining for their next savior.

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

It costs a pretty penny to earn a diploma in stupid.

The annual list price to attend Boston University -- including tuition, fees, room and board -- currently rounds out to $70,000. To acquire a degree in economics from this tony institution of higher learning, an undergrad must complete courses in calculus, microeconomic and macroeconomic ...Read more

Avenatti is the liberal media's legal hero

On July 10, The New York Times Magazine devoted nearly 6,000 words to Michael Avenatti, the Trump-trashing lawyer representing porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had sex with President Donald Trump. How is he worthy of so much attention?

This man is running a one-man show trafficking in anti-Trump propaganda. He started as the defender of...Read more

Diversity easier to achieve than empathy

SAN DIEGO -- A columnist should always admit when he is wrong, but not enough of us are willing to go to confession.

Thankfully, I'm a happily married man with a wife who is more than happy to point out when I'm wrong. And she does a lot of pointing.

Let me confess: I was wrong. For most of my life, I've assumed that diversity would lead ...Read more

Until we see their faces

From the Right / Paul Greenberg /

Again and again, brave Thai divers plunged into the murky waters of a flooded cave to search for a soccer team and its coach in the dark depths. At last, after days of tension that seemed to last forever and drew the attention of the whole world, the official in charge of this complex international rescue mission was able to announce a ...Read more

Our 'America first' president put America last in Helsinki

From the Right / George Will /

WASHINGTON -- America's child president had a playdate with a KGB alumnus, who surely enjoyed providing daycare. It was a useful, because illuminating, event: Now we shall see how many Republicans retain a capacity for embarrassment.

Jeane Kirkpatrick, a Democrat closely associated with such Democratic national security stalwarts as Sen. Henry ...Read more

 

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