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 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 14, 2019 

Biden far from 'Middle-Class Joe'

The American middle class just got a lot richer. Joe Biden, who invariably and tiresomely refers to himself as “Middle-Class Joe,” made $15 million the first two years after the end of the Obama administration. This hardly qualifies as a...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 7, 2019

Ballpark architecture growing more beautiful

We live in an era of public ugliness, of architects who deliberately make their forms unsightly and inhuman, and of public art installations that are invariably ridiculous. The most obvious exception is the ballpark, which has gotten more beautiful...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 30, 2019

Facility conditions part of crisis

News flash: There’s a crisis at the border. This was discovered again over the past week when immigration attorneys talked to reporters about appalling conditions at a Border Patrol facility detaining migrant minors in Clint, Texas. According to...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 23, 2019

Stay-the-course pitch could work

The worry a few days ago was that the Trump administration was ginning up fake intelligence about Iran blowing up oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz to justify a war against Iran. Then, last week, President Donald Trump said the Iranian attacks...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 16, 2019

Climate talk should be more cautious, less apocalyptic

The more the climate debate changes, the more it stays the same. Polls show that the public is worried about climate change, but that doesn’t mean it is any more ready to bear any burden or pay any price to combat it. If President Donald Trump...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 9, 2019

Exposure of video's doctor harassment, not journalism

Breaking news: Some guy posted a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi. But fear not. The website The Daily Beast sprang into action. It tracked down the random, Trump-supporting man who allegedly posted the offending clip, hounded him until he talked,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 2, 2019

Robert Mueller's performance won't age well

In the end, by-the-book Robert Mueller departed wildly from the book. He invented an extraconstitutional legal standard for his obstruction investigation and acted, at best, in violation of the spirit of the special-counsel regulations. His...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 26, 2019

Sanders would kneecap education

Few things offend Bernie Sanders as much as people escaping from command-and-control government systems, even minority students whose parents are desperate to get their kids a decent education. The socialist wants to turn George Wallace on his head...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 19, 2019

Bills show debate over abortion policy still very real

Lysistrata, the character from the Aristophanes play of the same name, declared a sex strike to try to stop a devastating war in ancient Greece. Alyssa Milano, the actress and political activist, declared a sex strike to try to stop Georgia from...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 12, 2019

Mueller's role for Congress should be long over

The last thing the world needs is more of Robert Mueller’s commentary, but Congress is determined to have him hold forth at a public hearing. It’s not as though we don’t already have the special counsel’s version of events. He mustered...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 5, 2019

Barr scrutiny symptom of lunacy

An investigation into whether the president of the United States committed treason has devolved into a squabble over Attorney General Bill Barr’s brief letter saying that he didn’t. We’ve gone from Donald Trump allegedly betraying the nation...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 28, 2019

Trump most in his element when he's engaged in fights

No one enjoys getting impeached, and if it happens to him, Donald J. Trump will be no exception. On the other hand, it’s hard to imagine any potential target of impeachment in Anglo-American history relishing the fight more than Trump. He’d...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 21, 2019

Despite protests, socialism up with Dems

There was Bernie Sanders at a Fox News Channel town hall, not giving an inch in a forum every Democratic presidential candidate has shunned. His reward was a cataract of good reviews, and monster ratings. Sanders had a solid hour to try to reach...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 14, 2019

Finding roots of Mueller probe a fair goal

Attorney General William Barr dared to use the “s-word.” He said in congressional testimony that the Trump campaign had been spied on by the U.S. government. Pressed by incredulous Senate Democrats, he clarified: “I think spying did occur. The...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 7, 2019

Biden's problem is with his ego

Joe Biden wants us to believe that all his touching speaks to how deeply he cares about other people. It’s really a testament to how much regard he has for himself. As everyone has always known, Biden is prone to weird and wildly overfamiliar...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    March 31, 2019

Life doesn't always imitate suspense dramas

For the past two years, Rachel Maddow has been a hero of her own spy thriller. She has written, directed and starred in a hit production based on the unlikely premise of a prime-time cable TV show host unraveling the most dastardly plot in American...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    March 24, 2019

Warren wrong about Electoral College

Elizabeth Warren, the pointy end of the spear of Democratic radicalism, has called for the end of the Electoral College. “My view,” she said at a CNN town hall, “is that every vote matters. And the way we can make that happen is that we can...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    March 17, 2019

Bill true affront to Constitution

The same Democrats outraged by Donald Trump’s alleged offenses against the First Amendment passed, as their first priority, a speech-restricting bill opposed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Trump shouldn’t call the media “the enemy of...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    March 10, 2019

Real border crisis being ignored

We interrupt the talk of the president “manufacturing” a crisis at the border with this hair-raising report about the crisis at the border. Alarming new numbers about border apprehensions from U.S. Customs and Border Protection should puncture...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    March 3, 2019

Trump's position with GOP solidified

The race for 2020 is taking shape, although there are still significant unknowns, including whether Donald Trump will get a serious primary challenge. His fiercest Republican critics say, “Yes — please, please, yes.” They are probably wrong,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    February 24, 2019

'White guy' label is reductive, racist

Bernie Sanders catalyzed the Democratic Party’s post-Barack Obama move to the left, and if he were elected president in 2020, it would represent a truly historic swing in the country’s orientation. Yet among the flaws on Bernie’s resume for...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    February 17, 2019

Brown more grounded than most Dems

The day has arrived in the Democratic Party when Sherrod Brown is a kind of moderate. The impeccably progressive Ohio senator who has occupied a spot on the left flank of the Democratic caucus for a very long time is declining to sign up for the...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    February 10, 2019

Nobody woke enough for current climate

All statewide officials in the Commonwealth of Virginia should resign if Democrats are held to their own standards. Even if Gov. Ralph Northam didn’t appear in blackface in an image in his medical-school yearbook, he confessed to once darkening...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    February 3, 2019

'Assimilation' backlash an overreaction

The worst thought crime is the one you don’t realize you’re committing. So it was with NBC News legend Tom Brokaw, who — for good reason — didn’t understand that assimilation is now a third rail of American politics. He caused a furor with...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    January 27, 2019

One thing for sure: It's the MAGA hat

The fundamental offense of the Covington Catholic High School kids wasn’t so much allegedly mobbing, mocking or getting in the face of an American Indian drummer at the Lincoln Memorial. It was wearing red Make America Great Again hats. That was...

 

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