By Mona Charen | 10/21/13 09:24 AM
The drama of the past three weeks has revealed a vein of despair and rage among conservatives. I share their feelings about what is happening to the country, even as I believe their tactics have made things worse (only temporarily, one hopes).
By Mona Charen | 10/15/13 01:07 PM
It's clear to all but the most blinkered that the "Defund Now!" strategy for blocking the implementation of Obamacare has been worse than a failure. Obamacare will be funded, but the fight has exacerbated the already-low standing of the Republican Party. Obama's approval rating has ticked up...
By Mona Charen | 09/30/13 07:24 PM
Want a glimpse of what the Obamacare battle will look like in 2015? Just glance at liberal websites. You'll find a trove of insurance-company bashing. Are insurance premiums rising instead of falling by the $2,500 per family that Obama repeatedly promised in 2009? They are. If you consult...
By Mona Charen | 09/26/13 06:39 PM
The Republican Party has experienced a calamity — the re-election of Barack Obama — and some parts of the party are behaving like an animal in a trap, chewing off a foot in an effort to cope with it. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Heritage Action, and a handful of...
By Mona Charen | 09/24/13 08:19 AM
You can tell who the keepers of American culture are by, among other things, the anniversaries they mark. We're currently being invited to revel in memories of the "iconic" tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King, the so-called "Battle of the Sexes." Robin Roberts of ABC News...
By Mona Charen | 09/17/13 07:08 AM
This pop cultural posturing isn't new, as historian Tevi Troy chronicles in a highly entertaining survey of how American presidents have consumed and affected pop culture: "What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted."
By Mona Charen | 09/09/13 08:12 PM
Barack Obama accelerated his political ascent in 2002 by positioning himself firmly as the voice of anti-war Democrats. Unlike Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John Edwards and John Kerry, then-Illinois state Sen. Obama announced that he opposed the effort to topple Saddam Hussein, not because he...
By Mona Charen | 07/30/13 03:15 PM
Seeking a structural fix to the prolonged fundraising and primary process that causes us to wind up with second-rate candidates who don't represent the Republican grass roots and cannot win general elections.
By Mona Charen | 07/15/13 07:40 PM
The day after the George Zimmerman verdict was announced, I was at the supermarket. As always, Americans of all races went about their business. An elderly Asian lady got help from a tall Caucasian kid reaching an item on an upper shelf. A black cashier shared a joke with a white customer. A...
By Mona Charen | 07/08/13 06:30 PM
There is nothing the cable channels love more than a good murder trial, especially if the violence is spiced with the irresistible seasoning of race. But you don't understand much about America if you don't know that only some racial recipes are newsworthy. If the victim is white and the killer...
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