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 By Rich Lowry    Voices    September 27, 2020 

Opinion: Packing court would only damage it

Constitutional revolution is going mainstream. After delivering lectures about political norms for the entirety of the Trump era — often with good cause — much of the left is now threatening to kn...

 

Opinion: Vulnerability of Trump's own making

The latest hammer of a book to fall on President Donald Trump is Bob Woodward’s soon-to-be-released “Rage,” and it’s his own words that are the issue. According to the book, the president...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    September 6, 2020

Opinion: Riots, looting aren't Trump's fault

Until a few days ago, Democrats were content to pretend the disorder in American cities didn't exist. Now, worried that Joe Biden is on his back foot on the issue, they readily acknowledge the...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 30, 2020

Opinion: GOP is still discernibly the GOP

Donald Trump took over the Republican Party, but it’s still discernibly the Republican Party. The Republican National Convention was obviously very Trumpy. At least one member of the family had a...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 23, 2020

Opinion: Biden not as moderate as you think

The number of Republicans speaking at the Democratic National Convention had progressives on edge. They shouldn’t have fretted. Even if a handful of estranged Republicans are along for the ride,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 16, 2020

Opinion: Spread of QAnon conspiracy theories not good for GOP

QAnon is getting its first congresswoman. Marjorie Taylor Greene won a runoff in a Republican primary Tuesday, all but assuring her victory in November in a heavily GOP district. She is thus set to...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 9, 2020

Opinion: Harris has constitutional problems

Last year, Sen. Kamala Harris may have become the first presidential candidate in history to laugh derisively at the idea that the Constitution limits what a president can do. When former Vice...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 2, 2020

Opinion: Never Trumpers too destructive

“Burn it down” is rarely a wise or prudent sentiment. A cadre of Republican opponents of President Donald Trump is nonetheless calling for a purifying fire to sweep through the GOP in the fall,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 26, 2020

Opinion: Liz Cheney formidable GOP voice

In this summer of Republican discontent, a handful of GOP House members have identified what’s ailing the party: Liz Cheney. The two-term Wyoming congresswoman, chair of the House GOP Conference...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 19, 2020

Opinion: New York not place to emulate

If only the rest of the country could handle COVID-19 as well as New York. That’s the lament of progressive commentators as coronavirus cases spike in the Sun Belt and the South. Washington Post...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 12, 2020

Opinion: Facebook in the right this time

Mark Zuckerberg clearly hasn’t gotten the memo. The founder of Facebook persists in defending free expression, even though free speech has fallen decidedly out of fashion. His reward for adhering to...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 5, 2020

Opinion: No way Trump will quit the race

After he’s repeatedly survived the unsurvivable, we are supposed to believe that President Donald Trump might quit the presidential race before it truly begins because of a spate of negative...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 28, 2020

Opinion: Jefferson complex, consequential

They’re coming for Thomas Jefferson. This was always obvious, but now it’s even more plain. Protesters in Portland, Oregon, used axes and ropes to topple a statue of President Thomas Jefferson....

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 21, 2020

Opinion: Social distancing hypocrisy alive

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently had big news — the city is opening up its iconic Lakefront Trail after months of being closed off as part of a COVID-19 lockdown. That Lightfoot kept the trail...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 14, 2020

Opinion: Accusations of fascism against Trump make no sense

Confronted by a clear and present fascist threat, the staff of The New York Times rose up early this month to humiliate and punish quislings in its ranks. In a now famous op-ed, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cott...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 7, 2020

Opinion: Burning, looting never defensible

Breaking things and burning buildings is enjoying a vogue it hasn’t had since the late 1960s or early 1970s. Arson and looting are a perennial feature of urban unrest, but they have been pretty...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 31, 2020

Opinion: Biden will bring on even more government

It’s 2009 again, or feels like it. That was when spontaneous, grassroots protests against overweening government sprang up and were widely derided in the media as dangerous and wrong-headed. The...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 24, 2020

Opinion: Gubernatorial candidate sore loser

Stacey Abrams has another distinction to add to her resume — she’s among the most preposterous potential vice-presidential candidates ever. Her attempt to leverage a failed Georgia gubernatorial...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 17, 2020

Without NY, epidemic would be different

New York is the greatest city in the world. It also is uniquely suited to the spread of the coronavirus. As the national debate over re-opening continues and the political blame game intensifies,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 10, 2020

Opinion: Flattening curve not eradication

We will be in a fight against the coronavirus for months, if not years, and yet it is time to declare mission accomplished on one important goal. The lockdowns of much of the country were undertaken...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 3, 2020

Opinion: Lockdowns, bans killing hospitals

We had to destroy the hospitals to save them. You could be forgiven for thinking that’s the upshot of the coronavirus lockdowns that have suspended elective surgeries and generally discouraged...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 26, 2020

Opinion: Kushner plan for ventilators clearly worked

At a coronavirus task force briefing at the beginning of April, White House adviser Jared Kushner explained the approach that would — as events proved — get the country through its ventilator...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 19, 2020

Opinion: Think carefully before opening up

An irony of the coronavirus debate is that the more successful lockdowns are in squelching the disease, the more vulnerable they will be to attack as unnecessary in the first place. A growing chorus...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 12, 2020

Opinion: US should produce own medicine

A country learns about itself in a crisis, and one revelation in the coronavirus emergency is that we can’t make our own penicillin. The first patient successfully treated with the antibiotic was a...

 
 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...

 

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