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Opinion - Free Press Commentary

Stephens: DeVos ends a campus witch hunt

Published Sep. 12 2017

Suppose you're the kind of thoughtful liberal who concluded from Donald Trump's election that you've been living in a bubble...

Stephens: Hurricanes, climate and the capitalist offset

Published Sep. 3 2017

Texans will find few consolations in the wake of a hurricane as terrifying as Harvey. But here, at least, is...

Stephens: On Afghanistan, there's no way out

Published Aug. 26 2017

When it comes to Afghanistan, we've tried everything. The lesson is: Nothing works.

Brooks: Sundar Pichai should resign as Google's CEO

Published Aug. 12 2017

There are many actors in the whole Google/diversity drama, but the one who's behaved the worst is CEO Sundar Pichai.

Krauthammer: Once again, the guardrails hold

Published Aug. 5 2017

A future trivia question and historical footnote, the spectacular 10-day flameout of Anthony Scaramucci qualifies as the most entertaining episode...

Krauthammer: Sessions lessons

Published Jul. 29 2017

Transparency, thy name is Trump, Donald Trump. No filter, no governor, no editor lies between his impulses and his public...

Stephens: Grading Trump's foreign policy

Published Jul. 25 2017

If you're a liberal judging Donald Trump's foreign-policy record at the six-month mark, it's not hard to guess the grade...

Smith: Birds of a feather flock to hypocrisy

Published Jul. 24 2017

At this writing, much is breathlessly being reported of another "secret" meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir...

Stephens: The real 'existential' threat?

Published Jul. 22 2017

Dear Dennis, To err is human. To tweet is to regret.

Krauthammer: What to do for little Charlie Gard

Published Jul. 22 2017

One cannot imagine a more wrenching moral dilemma than the case of little Charlie Gard.

Stephens: Liu Xiaobo and China's decline

Published Jul. 18 2017

Liu Xiaobo, the dissident writer who became China's first Nobel Peace laureate when he won the prize in 2010, died...

Krauthammer: Bungled collusion is still collusion

Published Jul. 15 2017

The Russia scandal has entered a new phase, and there's no going back.


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Stephens: There's a price for GOP's health care insanity

Published Jul. 9 2017

It costs as little as $10 and as much as $10,169 to get the same blood test in California. A...

Krauthammer: The Rubicon is crossed

Published Jul. 8 2017

Across 25 years and five administrations, we have kicked the North Korean can down the road. We are now out...

Brooks: Republicans take the long view

Published Jul. 6 2017

Over the past two months the Trump administration and the Republicans in Congress have proposed a budget and two health...

Krauthammer: Why do they even play the game?

Published Jul. 1 2017

In mathematics, when you're convinced of some eternal truth but can't quite prove it, you offer it as a hypothesis...

Parker: What's ailing health care

Published Jun. 29 2017

The Senate health care bill, which was scuttled Tuesday until after July 4, was doomed by two narratives: Republicans are...

Krauthammer: The great Muslim civil war — and us

Published Jun. 24 2017

The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Russia threatens to attack coalition aircraft west...

Stephens: Democrats and the losing politics of contempt

Published Jun. 24 2017

Aron Nimzowitsch, among the chess greats of his day, didn't take well to losing badly. Knowing that he was about...

Brooks: Let's not get carried away

Published Jun. 21 2017

I was the op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal at the peak of the Whitewater scandal.

Brooks: Giving away your billion

Published Jun. 11 2017

Recently I've been reading the Giving Pledge letters. These are the letters that rich people write when they join Warren...

Krauthammer: You can't govern by id

Published Jun. 10 2017

Having coined Bush Derangement Syndrome more than a decade ago, I feel authorized to weigh in on its most recent...

Krauthammer: To die for Estonia?

Published Jun. 3 2017

So what if, in his speech last week to NATO, Donald Trump didn't explicitly reaffirm the provision that an attack...