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Opinion - Free Press Commentary

Thiessen: But her emails? You're dang right her emails

Published Jun. 21 2018

When the Justice Department inspector general's report revealed that former FBI director James B. Comey had used a personal email...

Stephens: Krauthammer's democratic vocation

Published Jun. 19 2018

Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post columnist, announced recently that he is stricken with terminal cancer and has only weeks to...

Gaston: Chickamaugas finally bury hatchet in Tennessee Valley

Published Jun. 17 2018

When their British allies pulled out, the Chickamauga Indians allied themselves with the Spanish in Florida.

Hart: Trump, Hamilton have a few similarities

Published Jun. 15 2018

The play "Hamilton" finally found its way to the South, and I found a way to see it without selling...

Thiessen: Charles Krauthammer: Friend, mentor and lodestar

Published Jun. 14 2018

A few years ago, I was talking with Charles Krauthammer in the Fox News green room when the news that...

Erickson: What Polycarp knew about 2018

Published Jun. 12 2018

In 155 AD, Roman authorities ordered a man named Polycarp to burn incense for the Roman emperor.

Douthat: Fix social problems in the good times

Published Jun. 12 2018

In the United States in the years after the Great Recession, pessimists had a lot of material to work with....

Thiessen: Obama took lying to new heights with the Iran deal

Published Jun. 11 2018

When it comes to the Iran nuclear deal, the Obama administration increasingly appears to have been a bottomless pit of...

Thiessen: Shame on Google for treating the U.S. military as evil

Published Jun. 7 2018

Giving in to pressure from its workforce, Google recently announced that it is pulling out of Project Maven, a groundbreaking...

Thiessen: Democrats' dishonesty hands Trump a winning issue

Published Jun. 4 2018

How evil is MS-13? Last year, two gang members in Texas reportedly murdered a teenage girl as an offering to...

Stephens: Right about Roseanne

Published Jun. 2 2018

Of course ABC and its parent company Disney were right to cancel the sitcom "Roseanne" after its eponymous star, Roseanne...

Thiessen: Thank Republicans for your 'Right to Try'

Published May. 31 2018

Imagine the horror of learning you have a terminal illness for which science has not yet come up with a...

Thiessen: Trump is proving to be the most fearlessly pro-life president in history

Published May. 29 2018

President Trump's critics were apoplectic recently when the president referred to MS-13 gang members as "animals."

Thiessen: Trump should make clear to North Korea that the Libya model is indeed on the table

Published May. 26 2018

After months of pretending to be normal and reasonable on the diplomatic stage, North Korea's mask has slipped, and Pyongyang...

Stephens: Trump, MS-13 and fake news

Published May. 22 2018

When Donald Trump takes his swipes at the "disgusting and corrupt media" and tens of millions of Americans agree, it's...

Thiessen: North Korea is acting up because Trump has it cornered

Published May. 19 2018

North Korea's recent temper tantrum over U.S.-South Korean military exercises and its threat to pull out of its upcoming summit...

Thiessen: To understand why Trump won, look at Democratic hysteria

Published May. 17 2018

If you want to understand why Donald Trump is president today (and why he could very well win a second...

Stephens: An American diplomat in Europe

Published May. 15 2018

"It's like being a gay conservative in the Republican Party."

Stephens: A courageous Trump call on a lousy Iran deal

Published May. 10 2018

Of all the arguments for the Trump administration to honor the nuclear deal with Iran, none was more risible than...

Thiessen: Gina Haspel is too qualified to pass up

Published May. 10 2018

It was one of the Clinton administration's biggest counterterrorism successes.

Thiessen: On North Korea, Trump should refuse to take the bait

Published May. 5 2018

The prospect of winning the Nobel Peace Prize is understandably tantalizing for President Trump. After all the contempt he has...

Stephens: The Iran deal is a lie

Published May. 3 2018

"The sanctions lifting will only occur as Iran takes the steps agreed, including addressing possible military dimensions."

Navarette: For journalists, dishonesty is not the best policy

Published May. 2 2018

The dustup over an offensive rant by a comedian at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner should prompt journalists...