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Opinion - Free Press Commentary

Thiessen: Democrats have their own foreign espionage problem

Published Aug. 10 2018

Imagine if it emerged that the Republican chairman of the House or Senate intelligence committee had a Russian spy working...

Thiessen: The Democrats' rhetoric is just as dangerous as Trump's

Published Aug. 9 2018

This week a New York man, Carlos Bayon, was arrested after leaving threatening messages for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise,...

Thiessen: Where's outrage over Clinton campaign's Russia deal?

Published Aug. 6 2018

All of Washington is waiting with bated breath to find out whether the Mueller investigation will provide evidence proving the...


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Gerson: Kavanaugh nomination Trump's best decision

Published Aug. 3 2018

Passions on the left against Brett Kavanaugh are running high. But the main lines of argument against his confirmation to...

Thiessen: NATO isn't for defending Montenegro

Published Aug. 2 2018

Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently asked President Trump, "Why should my son go to Montenegro to defend it from...

Hewitt: Even if you loathe Trump, vote Republican

Published Aug. 1 2018

We are just under 100 days from the Nov. 6 midterms, and Republicans are in much better shape than most...

Thiessen: Trump is using tariffs to advance a radical free-trade agenda

Published Jul. 27 2018

Give President Trump credit. When he chastised NATO allies over their failure to spend adequately on our common defense, his...

Stephens: How Trump won re-election

Published Jul. 27 2018

(A sneak peek at The New York Times' news analysis from the future.)

Thiessen: The hypocrisy of the Democratic Russia hawks

Published Jul. 26 2018

With his interference in the 2016 election, Russian President Vladimir Putin achieved something that none of his murderous Soviet predecessors...

Brooks: What is the Democratic party's story?

Published Jul. 25 2018

There's a lot of discussion about how far left the Democratic Party should go these days. Is it destroying its...

Thiessen: Trump can silence Russia critics with one move

Published Jul. 20 2018

If President Trump wants to shut down the critics of his performance this week in Helsinki and strengthen U.S....

Thiessen: Despite news conference embarrassment, Trump's actions have been an improvement

Published Jul. 18 2018

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting to get a different result, which...

Parker: Catholics rock the courthouse

Published Jul. 12 2018

Even before President Trump announced his nomination Monday of federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill departing Justice Anthony...

Stephens: Democratic socialism is Dem doom

Published Jul. 10 2018

A political novice who calls herself a "democratic socialist" wins an unexpected Democratic Party primary victory, and now political taxonomists...

Thiessen: The left's contempt is going to re-elect Trump

Published Jul. 5 2018

Democrats have a new theory for how they can win back Congress and the White House.

Thiessen: On immigration, Democrats give Trump the upper hand - again

Published Jun. 28 2018

Democrats just can't help themselves. They were winning the battle over family separations at the Southern border.

Douthat: #MeToo comes for the Archbishop

Published Jun. 26 2018

The first time I ever heard the truth about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, D.C., finally exposed...

Thiessen: The Southern Poverty Law Center has lost all credibility

Published Jun. 23 2018

After years of smearing good people with false charges of bigotry, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has finally been...

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...