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 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...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 28, 2019

Focus on 'dog whistle' attempt to stop conversation

Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley used a perfectly good word in its appropriate context, and stands accused of dog-whistle bigotry. At the National Conservatism conference in Washington, D.C., this month, Hawley gave a keynote address that attacke...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 21, 2019

Blaming the country the language of American elites

Beto O’Rourke, the losing Texas senator candidate who bootstrapped his way into becoming a losing presidential candidate, had a message for refugees who had come to America: Your new country is a hellhole. The former congressman told a roundtable...

 
 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...

 

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