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The Patent and Trademark Office’s Assault on Free Speech

From the Right / George Will /

EDITORS -- Note the nature of some of the entities named in this column.

WASHINGTON -- In 1929, Chief Justice William Howard Taft convinced Congress to finance construction of “a building of dignity and importance” for the Supreme Court. He could not have imagined what the court will ponder during oral arguments this Wednesday. The case ...Read more

Goofball Hollywood Elites Tout Their Nonsensical 'Fascist' Election Result

Critics of the Hollywood left chuckled when Hillary Clinton lost the election. Those dramatic videos full of celebrity ardor for the Clintons flopped. Rarely has there been a more pronounced disconnect. It turned to belly laughs when those celebrities responded by making more videos.

First, the celebrity leftists made a video urging the ...Read more

Trump's Enemies See an Opening

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

"Fake news!" roared Donald Trump, the work of "sick people."

The president-elect was referring to a 35-page dossier of lurid details of his alleged sexual misconduct in Russia, worked up by a former British spy. A two-page summary of the 35 pages had been added to Trump's briefing by the CIA and FBI -- and then leaked to CNN.

This is "...Read more

Goodbye to One Selfie President, Hello to Another?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

On Feb. 12, 2015, President Obama made a selfie-stick video for BuzzFeed. You may remember it -- or perhaps not -- because if there's one thing Barack Obama delivered during his eight years in office, it was plenty of celebration of himself. The country was treated to Obama slow-jamming the news with Jimmy Fallon, sharing his Final Four brackets...Read more

What Happened to the Honeymoon?

WASHINGTON -- The shortest honeymoon on record is officially over. Normally, newly elected presidents enjoy a wave of goodwill that allows them to fly high at least through their first 100 days. Donald Trump has not yet been sworn in and the honeymoon has already come and gone.

Presidents-elect usually lie low during the interregnum. Trump ...Read more

The Intelligence Community, Russia and Trump

From the Right / Michael Barone /

On Wednesday, in his first news conference as president-elect, Donald Trump came out swinging -- against some of the media (while praising others), against the policies and performance of the Obama administration, and against the intelligence community.

He had some legitimate reason. One was CNN's report that Trump had been briefed that Russian...Read more

Written On the Snow

From the Right / Paul Greenberg /

It was cold as death out there on Arkansas' snowy then icy streets, roads and highways over the weekend. It was one thing to go walking through a winter wonderland with the family at your side, the kids on their new sleds, but quite another to get in a car and go slip-sliding all over God's creation and maybe over a cliff.

According to the ...Read more

Not So Golden Globes

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Meryl Streep has played many roles in her long career and holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations of any actor. Among her portrayals was British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. At the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, Streep behaved as if she actually had been elected to high office, entitling her to mount a high horse.

In a ...Read more

Academia May Now Be Beyond Satire

From the Right / George Will /

WASHINGTON -- The Chronicle of Higher Education, which is a window on the sometimes weird world of academia, recently revisited a hilarious intellectual hoax from 20 years ago. Reading the recollections of the perpetrator and of some who swallowed his gibberish is sobering.

In 1996, Alan Sokal, a New York University physicist and self-described...Read more

Liberal Media was Nice to Obama, Mean to Reagan, So Clearly They're Biased

For weeks, the liberal media have celebrated all that President Barack Obama means ... to them. CNN produced a two-hour documentary on the Obama legacy that never mentioned things like annual trillion-dollar deficits. Fareed Zakaria wrapped up the show saying, "He ran an administration that was largely scandal-free and did it all the while under...Read more

Flaming Hypocrites: The Racist Liberal Anti-Racists at MTV News

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

It's only the second week of 2017, but it's already been a banner year for preening liberals on cable TV who are hell-bent on self-immolation in the name of proving everyone else's moral inferiority.

To use young people's slang these days, you're "lit," media progressives. But not in a good way.

On Tuesday, just before the confirmation hearing...Read more

Chicago Beating Latest Example of Liberal Media's Hypocrisy

From the Right / Dennis Prager /

Last week, four young blacks -- two males, both 18 years old; and two females, 18 and 24 years-old -- kidnapped a mentally disabled 18-year-old white boy and tortured him for 24 hours. Among other things, they kicked him, beat him, cut his scalp, made him drink from the toilet and made him kiss the floor while saying he loves black people. ...Read more

Russian Hacking and Glass Houses

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Many top U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed a secret intelligence operation for the purpose of discrediting Hillary Clinton, thereby helping Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

Hillary Clinton has done more to discredit herself, going back to her time as first lady of Arkansas, ...Read more

Iran Nuclear Deal -- Alive or Dead?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

Though every Republican in Congress voted against the Iran nuclear deal, "Tearing it up ... is not going to happen," says Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.

Hopefully, the chairman speaks for the president-elect.

During the campaign, Donald Trump indicated as much, saying that, though the U.S. got jobbed in the ...Read more

Obama’s Unforced Errors on Foreign Policy

From the Right / George Will /

WASHINGTON -- When Barack Obama moves two miles from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to 2446 Belmont Road in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood, he will live half a mile from 2340 S Street, where Woodrow Wilson spent his three post-presidential years. Wilson’s embittering foreign policy failure was the Senate’s rejection of the U.S. participation...Read more

Cold War Relic, Present Day Threat

WASHINGTON -- You can kick the can down the road, but when Kim Jong Un announces, as he did last Sunday, that “we have reached the final stage in preparations to test-launch an intercontinental ballistic rocket,” you are reaching the end of that road.

Since the early 1990s, we have offered every kind of inducement to get North Korea to give...Read more

Christian Persecution and Liberal Hypocrisy

The secular-left website Slate recently warned on Twitter that "'Religious Freedom' legislation will be everywhere in 2017." "Religious freedom" is in scare quotes, a warning that deplorables will use that thing called religion as their weapon of choice in the coming assault on the LGBTQ community.

The same website is celebrating a petition ...Read more

The Real Obstacle to Peace

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Editor's Note: Mona Charen is off this week. The following column is by Linda Chavez.

Shortly after Benjamin Netanyahu won his bid for re-election as prime minister of Israel in March 2015, I wrote a column describing President Barack Obama as being "on track to go down as more hostile toward Israel than any president in the past 68 ...Read more

Is Liberal Democracy an Endangered Species?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

"As we begin 2017, the most urgent threat to liberal democracy is not autocracy," writes William Galston of The Wall Street Journal, "it is illiberal democracy."

Galston's diagnosis is not wrong, and his alarm is not misplaced.

Yet why does America's great export, liberal democracy, which appeared to be the future of the West if not of ...Read more

Government by Faculty Lounge Subject to Repeal

From the Right / Michael Barone /

President Barack Obama went up to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to counsel congressional Democrats on how to save Obamacare. Or at least that's how his visit was billed.

But to judge from the responses of some of the Democrats, his advice was typical of the approach he's taken to legislation in his eight years as president -- which is to say ...Read more

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