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McCain: Warm remembrances of roads not taken or abandoned

Warm remembrances of Sen. John McCain have been filling the political air since his death last weekend. They'll continue through the memorial service in Phoenix, his funeral Saturday at Washington National Cathedral and his interment at the Naval … more

Impeachment is just a liberal fantasy

WASHINGTON - Michael Cohen's decision to plead guilty for making hush-money payments on Donald Trump's behalf has raised the prospect that if Democrats take control of Congress, they might try to impeach the president over a matter completely … more

Suddenly I understand how the Reformation happened

WASHINGTON - For the first time, I understand how the Reformation happened. Reading the stunning letter from Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano - in which the former papal nuncio says he had personally informed Pope Francis five years ago about the … more

Contrary to media coverage, most Americans aren't that into politics

For many obsessed with politics, the upcoming midterm elections are perceived as a fight between good and evil that will determine the fate of the nation. In the narrative framed by true believers and much media coverage, it's a fight between those … more

We hate you, so we loved McCain

Editor's note: This commentary first appeared in The Morning Call, a publication of The Political Forum. Just over three years ago, we wrote a piece explaining how the political establishment - the Democrats and the media, in particular - had … more

Sen. McCain's final words to the nation

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who passed away Saturday from brain cancer, wrote a farewell message to the country that was delivered by his friend and former top aide, Rick Davis, on Monday in Phoenix. The full text is below. My fellow Americans, … more

Are the interventionists now leaderless without McCain?

"McCain's Death Leaves Void" ran The Wall Street Journal headline over a front-page story that began: "The death of John McCain will leave Congress without perhaps its loudest voice in support of the robust internationalism that has defined the … more

President Trump and the 'I word'

From the moment he was sworn in as president, progressive politicians and their PR associates in the mainstream media have been convinced that Donald J. Trump could not possibly have beaten their beloved Hillary Clinton unless he cheated, unless he … more

Democrats better off playing by the rules than denouncing the rules

When you lose a game, particularly a game you had good reason to expect you'd win, do you try to figure out how to play better? Or is your first reaction to demand changes in the rules? In the case of the Democratic Party, it's the latter. … more

Keeping weapons out of newspaper buildings is crucial

For many years, I have advocated that newspapers implement measures to keep strangers out of newsrooms. My initial advocacy was provoked by my observations around the state that many newsrooms seemed to allow anyone off the street to walk … more

Catholic Church needs #MeToo, and it should start in Washington

WASHINGTON - Pope Francis' letter to the Catholic faithful this week was remarkable in that the Holy Father apologized not only for the sexual abuses carried out by Roman Catholic priests, but also for the coverup of that abuse carried out by Roman … more

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

NASHVILLE - The easternmost bit of Tennessee is east of Atlanta, the westernmost bit is west of New Orleans, and all of this horizontal state is the epicenter of 2018 politics. Its U.S. Senate race will reveal whether, for Republicans, fealty to the … more

Why do any former officials get to keep their security clearances?

Why do any former officials ever have a security clearance? And why should they mind so much when it's terminated? The firestorm of liberal and media criticism of President Donald Trump for revoking the security clearance of former Director of … more

Brennan is a hack. And Trump turned him into Spartacus.

WASHINGTON - Many in the intelligence community have been quietly dismayed by the hyperbolic partisan behavior of former CIA director John Brennan since Donald Trump took office. But by revoking Brennan's security clearance, President Trump has … more
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