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 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...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    October 6, 2019

Impeachment likely a futile exercise

Impeachment is about to make everything worse. If our politics seems overheated, our institutions beleaguered and our public debate degraded, just wait until we are in the midst of the impeachment debate. Democrats have had an impeachment itch that t...

 

The kids will be fine, even in a warming world

Greta Thunberg needs to get a grip. The celebrity teen climate activist addressed the United Nations and excoriated the assembled worthies for coming “to us young people for hope. How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your...

 

Some hands aren't worth shaking

In the “fire and fury” phase of Donald Trump’s presidency, everyone worried that he’d impulsively start a war with North Korea. The worry should have been that he’d, almost on a whim, step across the Korean DMZ in a chummy photo-op with Kim...

 

The human race isn't a burden

At least Bernie Sanders is an equal opportunity misanthrope. He doesn’t like rich people, and it turns out he doesn’t necessarily like poor people, either. At the CNN town hall on climate change, a questioner asked the socialist senator if...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    September 8, 2019

Britain's left dangerous throwback

Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson has, to his credit, seized the initiative in the battle over whether Britain will truly exit the EU, and on what terms. But no one can know how this high-stakes gamble will turn out. Johnson just lost his slender...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    September 1, 2019

Either play by the rules or change them

The New York Times, an organization devoted to gathering and publishing information, doesn’t want people to gather or publish information inconvenient to it. A group of Trump-supporting operatives has been finding and archiving old social media...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 25, 2019

US shouldn't be defined by slavery

Beto O’Rourke has taken the measure of America and found it wanting. “This country, though we would like to think otherwise,” he intoned last weekend, “was founded on racism, has persisted through racism and is racist today.” This is now a...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 18, 2019

Government failed in Epstein case

The Jeffrey Epstein case establishes beyond a doubt that if you’re a sexual predator, it pays to be a rich and connected sexual predator. Epstein, now dead of an apparent suicide before his accusers had their day in court, worked the system and...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 11, 2019

US has racist extremist problem

At some point in the late 1960s, you could be forgiven for thinking that the FBI was in charge of the KKK. It infiltrated, manipulated and ran the group into the ground. The name of the operation: COINTELPRO-White Hate. With violent white hate again...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 4, 2019

McConnel doesn't need lessons on being cleareyed about Russia

There was a time when the left considered McCarthyism the worst of all political tactics. That was before it became useful to question Mitch McConnell’s loyalty to his country. The Senate majority leader’s offense is blocking...

 

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