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More Mona Charen Articles

  • Obama's prickly narcissism precludes self-assessment

    Only when the Islamic State was charging through the countryside beheading, crucifying and enslaving did Obama bestir himself to notice that the Maliki government had created the conditions for this disaster.

  • Presidential malpractice

    Even the appearance of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria couldn't shake Obama's belief that wars are "optional" and that, as he said in 2013, "This war, like all wars, must end."

  • Will the Justice Department do justice in Ferguson?

    It has been over a month since Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo., and we have yet to hear the police officer's version of events.

  • Obama's focus on domestic matters has yielded no results

    Obama's assumption that a vigorous foreign policy and a successful domestic agenda are in conflict is wrong.

  • Build better teachers

    Perhaps the most promising thinking is that the most important factor in student performance isn't class size, spending or curriculum, but the quality of the teacher.

  • Obama and the 'wrong side of history'

    The great task for a leader of the United States, President Obama appears to believe, is to get out of history's way.

  • Cameras and more cameras

    Conservatives incline to support law enforcement. But we are also, or should be, aware of the temptations of power, and wary of its abuse.

  • How the United Nations prevents peace in the Middle East

    The organization plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel.

  • 'Do-nothing' Congress

    With rare exceptions, we need fewer, not more, laws. Lift your glass to gridlock -- while it remains legal.



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