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Barone: A tale of two airlifts

"This is now on track," said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday, "to be the largest airlift in U.S. history." On the process of bringing American citizens, Afghan partners and allies out, she continued, "I would not say that is anything but a success." Psaki was careful not to ...

Guest op-ed: Clarity on COVID in children

Editor's note: This commentary has been modified with permission by UMA from a letter by St. George pediatric providers. As concerned physicians who have worked for years to keep people in Utah safe and healthy, we write today to Utah parents. Extending and adding to the message given by ...

Lowry: Newsom deserves to be recalled

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is a princeling of progressivism who has ascended to the summit of political power in one of the bluest states in the country, and yet is in real danger of suffering a humiliating defeat. In a few weeks, he could be recalled and, after a lifetime of political ...

Harrop: So, Ron DeSantis wants to be president

Beyond the human price of COVID-19 is the financial toll of treating the sick. Back in the day, conservatives touted fiscal responsibility — that is, keeping the cost of government in check. But now we have the extraordinary example of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, apparently looking to run for ...

Reich: Our clean-air crisis demands urgent action

On Saturday morning I met a friend for breakfast at a local diner. We weren't sure whether to sit outside because of the surging delta variant of COVID-19 or inside because stinging smoke from wildfires consuming northern and western California had spread into the Bay Area. Our small dilemma ...

Goldberg: Will GOP go back to heeding its voters on foreign policy?

President Biden's inept execution of his — and his predecessor's — policy of withdrawal from Afghanistan was a political gift to the GOP. It has made foreign policy, at least temporarily, a unifying issue on the right. For conservatives, whether you supported or opposed withdrawal, Biden's ...

Buchanan: Aftermath of an Afghanistan debacle

In Afghanistan, the mission failure appears complete. The trillion-dollar project to plant Western democracy in a Muslim nation historically fabled for driving out imperial intruders has crashed and burned after 20 years, and the Taliban are suddenly back in power. After investing scores of ...

Barone: Fiddling while Kabul falls

Historians aren't actually sure that Nero caused or neglected a fire that consumed much of ancient Rome. Historians, however much they'd like to, won't be able to deny that President Joe Biden bears full responsibility for America's humiliating retreat from Afghanistan, and our neglect of the ...

Lowry: President Biden’s man-made disasters

President Biden arrived in office with the Southern border secure and Afghanistan in a state of fragile equilibrium. Eight months later, the border continues to be deluged with migrants overwhelming our capacity to properly house and process them, and we are evacuating our personnel from Hamid ...

Charen: What Orban’s apologists reveal about themselves

As someone who was weaned on stories of leftist intellectuals and journalists traipsing off to communist countries to pay obeisance, I can only shake my head as a parade of right-wingers are making their way to Hungary to sing the praises of authoritarian Viktor Orban. Tucker Carlson of Fox ...