More Byron York Articles

  • Patent Office quandary: No to 'Redskins,' yes to 'Crazy Bitch'?

    Law professor Jonathan Turley questions the U.S. Patent Office's decision to rescind trademark protection for the Washington Redskins.

  • Why Obamacare 'good news' applies only to the poor

    To hear administration officials and their supporters in the press tell it, this is a great time for Obamacare. People who signed up for coverage are actually paying for it; more insurance companies are joining exchanges; some consumers have more choices than originally envisioned. "The news...

  • What should Iraq war advocates say about the current crisis?

    The worsening emergency in Iraq, as forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria move toward Baghdad, has occasioned commentary from a number of architects and advocates of the 2003 U.S. invasion: Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Frederick Kagan, Paul Bremer, Bill Kristol, and others.

  • Hillary Clinton: Keep investigating the IRS

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says "the investigation needs to continue" into possible wrongdoing at the Internal Revenue Service -- a position that puts her at odds with many fellow Democrats.

  • Barack Obama golfs while the Middle East burns

    Last weekend Barack Obama played his 175th and 176th rounds of golf as president. He played first at Sunnylands, the famously private course on the Rancho Mirage, California estate of the late billionaire Walter Annenberg. Obama next played at Porcupine Creek, the equally private course on the...

  • On immigrant surge, White House story falls apart

    At any other time, the growing crisis on the Mexican border, with tens of thousands of unaccompanied young people crossing illegally into the United States, might dominate the news. Yet the situation has received less attention than it might amid the furor over House Majority Leader Eric...

  • GOP agenda on hold until the party analyzes Eric Cantor's loss

    It's only natural that a who's-up-and-who's-down leadership struggle would consume House Republicans after the stunning primary defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor. There's a big hole in the party's top echelon, and it's got to be filled.

  • In Bowe Bergdahl hearing, Chuck Hagel hedges the tough questions

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is not a lawyer. He's not famous for lawyerly evasions. But when it came to a few of the most critical issues discussed at the House Armed Services Committee's hearing on the Bowe Bergdahl case Wednesday, Hagel was full of wiggle words.

  • After Eric Cantor 'earthquake,' stunned House GOP seeks direction

    "Earthquake. The members are completely shocked," was the reaction of one House Republican lawmaker after Majority Leader Eric Cantor's out-of-the-blue loss to challenger Dave Brat Tuesday night. Trying to grasp the import of what happened, Republicans settled into two schools of thought. The...

  • When young illegal immigrants cross border, Obama gives them a lawyer

    A few days ago Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the House Republican legislative agenda for this summer. Lawmakers will work on job creation, energy, Veterans Affairs, taxes and more - but not on immigration reform. It's hard to find a more telling sign that an overhaul of the nation's...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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