Opinion

Krauthammer: An ax murder, brutal by even Washington standards

WASHINGTON – It was implausible that FBI Director James Comey was fired in May 2017 for actions committed in July 2016 – the rationale contained in the memo by Deputy Attorney General Rod...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

I think the Wizard of Oz is in the White House

WASHINGTON – With near unanimity, my never-Trump friends confess a sense of relief. It could have been worse. They thought it would be worse. A deep apprehension still endures but the...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Government being redefined by aging, health costs

WASHINGTON – I have been writing for some time – not years, but decades – that we are slowly turning the federal government into an old-age and health care agency. The relentless rise in the costs...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Samuelson: There are numerous reasons our taxes will go up

WASHINGTON – Let’s be clear: America is an undertaxed society. Our wants and needs from government – the two blur – exceed our willingness to be taxed. This has been true for decades, but it is...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

With North Korea, we do have some cards to play

WASHINGTON – The crisis with North Korea may appear trumped up. It’s not. Given that Pyongyang has had nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles for more than a decade, why the panic now? Because...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Trump’s two-track foreign policy may yield benefits

WASHINGTON — At the heart of Donald Trump’s foreign policy team lies a glaring contradiction. On the one hand, it is composed of men of experience, judgment and traditionalism. Meaning, they are...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

The case of the cover-up in search of a crime

WASHINGTON — It’s a Watergate-era cliche that the cover-up is always worse than the crime. In the Mike Flynn affair, we have the first recorded instance of a cover-up in the absence of a crime....

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

While legal, travel ban unnecessary and damaging

“WASHINGTON — Stupid but legal. Such is the Trump administration’s travel ban for people from seven Muslim countries. Of course, as with almost everything in American life, what should be a policy...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Trump’s foreign policy revolution risks greatness

WASHINGTON — The flurry of bold executive orders and of highly provocative Cabinet nominations (such as a secretary of education who actually believes in school choice) has been encouraging to...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

True verdict on Obama administration years away

WASHINGTON – It is far too early to render final judgment on the Obama presidency. All the chatter about his “legacy” overlooks two obvious realities. The significance of Obama will depend heavily...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

For Trump, honeymoon over before it even begins

WASHINGTON — The shortest honeymoon on record is officially over. Normally, newly elected presidents enjoy a wave of goodwill that allows them to fly high at least through their first 100 days....

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed