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Opinion - Free Press Commentary

Thiessen: Trump is right to protect Americans from ICC

Published Sep. 14 2018

Should an unaccountable United Nations court, created by a treaty to which the United States is not a signatory, and...

Thieseen: Who's breaking norms now?

Published Sep. 13 2018

When Barack Obama took the oath of office as president in 2009, George W. Bush wished him well and left...

Ignatius: What's the right way to deal with life in 'Crazytown'?

Published Sep. 8 2018

This is indeed "Crazytown," as a quote from Bob Woodward's new book describes it, and we are watching a "nervous...

Thiessen: If you can't serve honorably, don't serve at all

Published Sep. 8 2018

The "deep state" exists after all.

Parker: Advise and dissent

Published Sep. 6 2018

If you missed Day One of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court hearing, just try to imagine a mud-wrestling contest attended by...

Stephens: Now Twitter edits The New Yorker

Published Sep. 6 2018

A common complaint of liberal journalists about conservative politicians is that the latter lack courage. As in: Paul Ryan knows...

Thiessen: Impeachment is just a liberal fantasy

Published Sep. 4 2018

Michael Cohen's decision to plead guilty for making hush-money payments on Donald Trump's behalf has raised the prospect that if...

Hewitt: Our bureaucrats may soon be flexing much weaker muscles

Published Aug. 31 2018

With the Senate's votes Aug. 16 to confirm Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. and Julius Ness Richardson to the U.S. Court of...

Thiessen: Suddenly I understand how the Reformation happened

Published Aug. 30 2018

For the first time, I understand how the Reformation happened.

Cooper's Eye on the Left: When real life intrudes

Published Aug. 27 2018

Democratic darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a candidate for the U.S. House from New York and an advocate of a much higher...

Thiessen: The Catholic Church needs a #MeToo moment — and it should start here in Washington

Published Aug. 27 2018

Pope Francis's letter to the Catholic faithful last week was remarkable in that the Holy Father apologized not only for...

Will: In Tennessee Senate race, a pistol-packing Republican vs. an oatmeal Democrat

Published Aug. 23 2018

The easternmost bit of Tennessee is east of Atlanta, the westernmost bit is west of New Orleans, and all of...

Stephens: Here's what makes America great, gov

Published Aug. 21 2018

Though Bill Clinton was a far better talker than he was an orator, at least one of his sentences should...

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...

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...