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 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    October 6, 2021

Del Rio lie more useful than what really happened

How does a stupid and ridiculous lie come to be embraced and promulgated by top officials of the United States government? Well, as it turns out, it’s easy. You start with an easily misinterpreted...

 

Biden doesn't much resemble LBJ

Not too long ago, supporters imagined Joe Biden might be the next LBJ, and perhaps they were right — just not how they thought. Biden bears no resemblance to the Lyndon B. Johnson who entered office...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    August 18, 2021

Spending ballooning under Biden

A trillion dollars used to be a lot of money, even in Washington. Now, a trillion-dollar spending bill is a trifle barely worth arguing over and the stuff of bipartisan consensus. Oscar Wilde famously...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    August 11, 2021

Joe Biden has no political presence

Teddy Roosevelt fervently believed that the president of the United States should be at the center of the political universe, constantly attracting attention to himself. But he’d never met Joe...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    July 28, 2021

Alamo should be remembered

No one is trying to topple the Alamo quite yet, but a new revisionist book on the foundational event of Texas history partakes of the iconoclastic spirit of our time. The book, titled “Forget the...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    July 21, 2021

Cuba revolution a courageous one

It’s not easy to run a hideous dictatorship and still have fans and defenders in fashionable quarters, but the Castro regime has managed it for decades. The mass, spontaneous protests that broke...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Revolution undeservedly under fire

It’s been a hard time for the American Revolution. It’s been smeared by The New York Times 1619 project as a fight to preserve slavery. Juneteenth, a worthy event in its own right, is considered...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 30, 2021

'Defunding' police not going well

WANTED: Trained security professionals to deal with elevated levels of crime and mayhem at risk to their own life and limb, while getting called racist oppressors and potentially thrown under the bus...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 23, 2021

No excuse not to pursue defenses

Joe Biden isn’t known for his austerity, except when it comes to the nation’s defense. As part of his welcome emphasis on competition with China, the president cajoled reluctant European...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Election law isn't voter suppression

The Democratic opposition to legislative minorities using whatever leverage they have to block legislation is highly situational. In Washington, D.C., where Democrats control the White House and both...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Science now open to lab theory

There was a “scientific consensus,” they told us. According to the media and assorted experts, there couldn’t be any questioning of the idea that the coronavirus (or SARS-CoV-2) emerged...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Trump run would alter landscape

Sometime in 2023, Donald Trump will presumably make the most momentous decision by a single person affecting the fate of the Republican Party in decades. He will decide whether to run for president...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Biden plans arrogant, bound to fail

There’s believing your own press releases. And then, there’s believing your own delusions of grandeur. Joe Biden should look at the mirror every day and see a president elected on the basis of...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    April 21, 2021

DeSantis: what post-Trump GOP should be

If Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ever sets up a presidential exploratory committee, it should have to disclose an enormous in-kind contribution from CBS News. The recent “60 Minutes” segment alleging...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Word 'trillion' defining Biden era

So far, the defining word of the Biden era is “trillion.” The Joe Biden who portrayed himself as a moderate, old school, bipartisan dealmaker during the presidential campaign is now a distant...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Overturning election partisan travesty

Well, the principled stand Democrats took against Congress trying to overturn duly certified elections lasted all of a month or two. After rightly excoriating their Republican colleagues for...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 17, 2021

COVID relief bill shrewd politics

Joe Biden has signed what may well end up being the biggest accomplishment of his presidency, an enormous $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill. With his other priorities likely to molder in the Senate,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 10, 2021

Biden creating crisis at the border

A crisis is a terrible thing to create. This, nonetheless, is what President Joe Biden has done at the southern border. His rhetoric during the campaign suggesting an openhanded approach to migrants...

 

Canceling the classics over the top

It was only a matter of time before Cicero got canceled. The New York Times the other day profiled Princeton classicist Dan-el Padilla Peralta, who wants to destroy the study of classics as a blow for...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    January 20, 2021

Twitter has helped derange politics

Donald Trump was the president of Twitter. What radio was to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and TV was to Ronald Reagan, communicating 280 characters at a time on a social media platform that is a watchwor...

 

Climate change crisis manufactured

Former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s famous axiom is that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. It’s an even worse thing to manufacture. Although President-elect Joe Biden obviously...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    December 2, 2020

Thanksgiving Day under assault

We live in a time of heedless iconoclasm, and so one of the country’s oldest traditions is under assault. Thanksgiving is increasingly portrayed as, at best, based on falsehoods and, at worst, a...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    November 4, 2020

Biden plan assault on common sense

Joe Biden wants to take one of the great American success stories of the past several decades and drive it into the ground. He would turn his back on the stupendous wealth represented by proven...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    October 7, 2020

Trump needs plan for healthcare

“If you want to make God laugh,” Woody Allen once famously said, paraphrasing a Yiddish proverb, “tell him about your plans.” That’s not an issue for President Donald Trump, at least not on...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 25, 2020

Lowy: Profit least of coronavirus concerns

A specter haunts progressive America — the possibility that a company might make too much money solving the world’s coronavirus problem. At the last Democratic debate Bernie Sanders called the...

 

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