More Mona Charen Articles

  • 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.

  • Obama driving American foreign policy off a cliff

    Last week, the Washington Post's Tehran, Iran, correspondent was arrested. The charges are unspecified, but according to the paper, Jason Rezaian, 38; his Iranian wife, Yeganeh Salehi; and two other U.S. citizens were detained.

  • Israel supporters: Beware of Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton learned to mouth the right words when seeking a Senate sinecure from the (heavily Jewish) state of New York, and later the presidency. But her recent book and interviews suggest that her sympathies are by no means clear, and her judgment is worse.

  • Hamas' triumph

    Hamas, with perhaps unwitting help from President Obama, is achieving its war aim: to legitimize Islamic supremacism and Jew-hatred, and take it global. Jews are no longer safe in Europe or even in some places in the U.S.

  • What really needs resetting in Obama's relationship with Russia

    The bodies of 298 passengers and crew of Malaysia Air Flight 17, 80 of them children, lie unburied in a Ukrainian field while Vladimir Putin's men fire their weapons into the air to keep international investigators from approaching the site.

  • Cleveland could be good for GOP, if ...

    I take it as a good sign that the Republican National Committee has chosen to hold its convention in Cleveland.

  • 'Heartlessness' of GOP isn't the cause of immigration crisis

    "The heartlessness and nativist pandering that have broken America's immigration system must give way to providing proper food, clothing, shelter and medical care to the Central American children streaming into the country," so pronounced the editors of the New York Daily News. Washington Post...



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