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Opinion - Free Press Commentary

Stephens: Plato foresaw Facebook's foibles

Published Nov. 20 2018

In ancient Egypt there lived a wise king named Thamus. One day he was visited by a clever god called...

Cooper's Eye on the Left: Trump did it; it must be wrong

Published Nov. 19 2018

The late Elvis Presley is one of President Trump's 2018 Medal of Freedom honorees, so, as per usual, someone must...

Thiessen: Democrats are trying to steal an election in Florida

Published Nov. 17 2018

Republican Gov. Rick Scott leads Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson by 12,562 votes in the Florida Senate race.

Thiessen: There's nothing wrong with populist nationalism, American-style

Published Nov. 15 2018

When French President Emmanuel Macron denounced populist nationalism this week and called on world leaders to support institutions such as...

Thiessen: The short-term memory of the outrage machine

Published Nov. 8 2018

When the president announced that he was sending the U.S. military to help secure our Southern border, he received bipartisan...

Brooks: How do we fight isolation that leads to massacres, suicides?

Published Nov. 4 2018

There's always a pile of bodies at these massacre sites.

Thiessen: We survived Nixon; we'll survive this

Published Nov. 3 2018

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the election of President Richard Nixon.

Thiessen: Our descent into vitriol began long before Trump - and Democrats are culpable too

Published Nov. 1 2018

After a deranged Democrat living in his van nearly assassinated Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, firing more than 70 rounds at...

Thiessen: Treaty move puts pressure on N. Korea

Published Oct. 27 2018

In announcing his decision to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, President Trump cited Russia's repeated violations...

Hart: A lost generation of entrepreneurs

Published Oct. 26 2018

Teen Vogue showed the ignorance of a poorly educated and lazy generation by trashing capitalism in favor of socialism.

Hewitt: Supreme Court's '30 years war' is finally over

Published Oct. 26 2018

The confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh brings to the Supreme Court a fifth conservative, and the reconfigured court is about...

Thiessen: McConnell could be the most consequential conservative leader of the century

Published Oct. 25 2018

Last weekend, left-wing protesters accosted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a Kentucky restaurant, yelling at him that he was...

Stephens: The curse of affirmative action

Published Oct. 23 2018

Of all the names I've been called in life, including the usual anti-Semitic slurs, none has more sting than "affirmative...

Stephens: Liberalism pierces its tongue, again

Published Oct. 16 2018

Michael Kelly, the legendary journalist who died covering the invasion of Iraq in 2003, once wrote that the "animating impulse"...

Thiessen: Trump could be the most honest president in modern history

Published Oct. 12 2018

Donald Trump may be remembered as the most honest president in modern American history.

Thiessen: The Kavanaugh saga shows we have not yet plumbed the depths of Democratic ruthlessness

Published Oct. 11 2018

President Trump apologized to Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh and his family for the "terrible pain and suffering" they endured during...

Rogers: If it looks like a mob, shouts like a mob...

Published Oct. 11 2018

The Washington Post's Dan Balz nailed it in his recent analysis of the Democratic Party, which included the summary: "They...

Gerson: The Kavanaugh coverage exposed cracks in journalism's foundation

Published Oct. 10 2018

In the recent Supreme Court nomination showdown, American institutions underwent a stress test.

Stephens: For once, I'm grateful for Trump

Published Oct. 5 2018

For the first time since Donald Trump entered the political fray, I find myself grateful that he's in it. I'm...

Parker: Probes of destruction

Published Oct. 4 2018

As we continue examining Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's high school and college life, it has been easy to forget...

Thiessen: Brett Kavanaugh fights back

Published Sep. 28 2018

As the father of two daughters, I want them to live in a world where they are treated with respect...


Thiessen: A smear, pure and simple

Published Sep. 27 2018

Senate Democrats seeking to derail Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination knew they had a problem.

Thiessen: How much evidence do we need to destroy someone?

Published Sep. 21 2018

Christine Blasey Ford has accused Brett M. Kavanaugh of attempted rape while they were both in high school — a...