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 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 5, 2020

Opinion: Virus puts pettiness in stark relief

On Jan. 20, the United States confirmed its first case of the coronavirus. The nation’s political and media elite obsessed over Mitch McConnell’s just-announced resolution governing the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. On Jan. 23, China locked...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    March 29, 2020

Virus shutdowns not sustainable

Countries have experienced economic depressions before, but not usually as a matter of choice. The nationwide coronavirus shutdowns over the past few weeks have ground parts of the country to a halt. We have probably never before in our history seen...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    March 22, 2020

Lowry: Profit least of COVID-19 problems

A specter haunts progressive America — the possibility that a company might make too much money solving the world’s coronavirus problem. At the last Democratic debate Bernie Sanders called the leaders of the pharmaceutical industry “a bunch of...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    March 15, 2020

Coronavirus should spur Trump to action

A foreign threat, emanating from China and requiring border controls and the exercise of government power to protect Americans, has arrived in the United States. Yet President Donald Trump spent the initial weeks minimizing the threat and talking of...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    March 1, 2020

Sanders making excuses for adversaries

Bernie Sanders may be on the verge of gaining an insurmountable lead in the Democratic nomination fight, but he’s not letting that get in the way of his socialist principles. Asked in a “60 Minutes” interview about old statements praising...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    February 23, 2020

Bloomberg makes for worrisome opponent

Mike Bloomberg is cool, correct and effective, and all the more worrisome for it. If November were to come down to a Trump-Bloomberg race — despite the former New York City mayor’s woeful debating skills — Americans would get the choice of...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    February 16, 2020

Sanders likely to go way of UK's Labour Party

The Democratic Party could soon be taken over by a leftist who has never formally been a member. If it’s any consolation to Democrats, it’s a version of the same wrenching dislocation that has beset the center-left throughout the Western world....

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    February 9, 2020

Trial last act in 2016 election

And so 2016 finally draws to a close. It’s been the longest election year in American history. It ran from Feb. 1, 2016, the date of the Iowa caucuses, to the Senate vote to acquit President Donald Trump last week. It’s true that Nov. 6, 2016,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    February 2, 2020

New message: Old rules don't apply

The Democratic race is shaping up as most of the candidates expected at the outset, with the campaign appealing to the most fervent progressive wing of the party showing formidable strength. It’s just that Bernie Sanders is the one running that...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    January 26, 2020

Impeachment dragging country through pointless melodrama

It’s easy to forget what the Senate impeachment trial is supposed to be about. It’s not a fight over whether the Senate will call a couple of witnesses that the House couldn’t, or didn’t bother to, obtain on its own. The underlying question...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    January 19, 2020

Bernie Sanders a clear and present danger to public welfare

The most substantively outrageous presidential campaign in American history has some serious chance of success. Bernie Sanders is leading or near the top of most polls in the first two Democratic nominating states of Iowa and New Hampshire. He could...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    January 12, 2020

United States has been force against colonialism, oppression

In the torrent of idiotic commentary unleashed by the killing of Qassem Soleimani, Colin Kaepernick’s deserves a place of honor. The NFL washout and Nike persona who makes sure the company doesn’t produce any overly patriotic sneakers tweeted,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    January 5, 2020

Historians weighing in on 'unbalanced' 1619 Project

The reviews of the 1619 Project are in. It is “a very unbalanced, one-sided account.” It is “wrong in so many ways.” It is “not only ahistorical,” but “actually anti-historical.” It is “a tendentious and partial reading of American...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    December 29, 2019

Background music of the holiday season artists' gift to us

The great performer Bing Crosby reached the height of his stardom about 80 years ago, but every Christmas season he makes a triumphant return to American radio and malls and other public places. American tastes have drastically changed over the...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    December 22, 2019

Encampment ruling only ensures homelessness will continue to be crisis

The Supreme Court just ensured that the nation’s homelessness crisis will continue. The court declined to take up an appeal of a ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, covering the western United States, that homeless encampments are a de...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    December 15, 2019

Democrats trying to keep election out of voters' hands

The Democrats believe the 2020 election is too important to be left to the voters. It’s obvious that President Donald Trump withheld defense aid to Ukraine to pressure its president to commit to the investigations that he wanted, an improper use...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    December 8, 2019

America's social vitality is faltering

The economy is in robust good health, but our social fabric isn’t. By two basic measures of social vitality, births and deaths, American society is faltering. Both the fertility rate and life expectancy are declining, in a sign that people feel...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    December 1, 2019

Thanksgiving a holiday that calls us home

According to progressive websites, Thanksgiving is a day devoted to arguing with your right-wing uncle. According to advertisements, it’s the day before Black Friday. In reality, it is a most American holiday. It dates from before the...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    November 24, 2019

Republicans finding firmer ground to fight

On the substance, Democrats have won the first two weeks of the impeachment hearings by TKO. Not that it’s required much exertion. The facts have been in their favor, especially considering the ground that congressional Republicans have tried to...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    November 17, 2019

Democrats need more than 'troubling'

If the impeachment effort isn’t taking the nation by storm, the Democrats have an answer — blame it on Latin. The use of a Latin term, quid pro quo, is now thought to be a damper on the impeachment cause because it sounds complex and technical....

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    November 10, 2019

Appealing to nationalism a politically necessary strategy

If there’s one thing that elite opinion tends to agree about on the left and the right, it’s that nationalism is a very bad thing. If anything, this view has become even more entrenched as nationalism has demonstrated its potency in recent...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    November 3, 2019

Trump's removal wouldn't be fresh start for GOP

Republican senators will soon be receiving an invitation to tear apart the GOP ahead of the 2020 elections, and they are going to decline to accept it. It’s a trope of pro-impeachment commentary that it should be simple for Republican senators to s...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    October 27, 2019

Getting impeached faster means moving on faster

The Ukraine story hasn’t been good for President Donald Trump, and there’s only one way out — to get impeached, and the sooner, the better. Trump obviously hates the idea of being impeached. He thinks it’s unfair, and is raging against the...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    October 20, 2019

Syria might not be done with Trump

Barack Obama and Donald Trump are diametrically opposed figures, representing the categorical rejection of the other for his supporters, yet they share significant foreign-policy DNA. They both defined themselves in opposition to George W. Bush’s...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    October 13, 2019

NBA's kowtowing to China gutless disgrace

Little did Dr. James Naismith know when he invented the game of basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891 that, more than a century hence, it would become beholden to its Chinese overlords. The NBA disgraced itself kowtowing to Beijing after...

 

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