Scott Rasmussen: Reality of American greatness is complex

Scott Rasmussen

July 28, 2016

Donald Trump says he is campaigning to Make America Great again. Democrats like former Attorney General Eric Holder say that we are an “already-great nation.” In politics, of course, both sides think it’s great when their team is in charge but not so great when the other team holds power.

Marino de Medici: Turkey’s descent into one-man Islamic rule

Marino de Medici

July 28, 2016

Americans are far too concerned with the mind boggling electoral warfare and the fear of terrorism to pay attention to the tragedy of a country that until not too long ago was the bridge between Asia and Europe: that reliable stalwart ally, Turkey.

Michael Barone: What’s ‘making America one again’ about?

Michael Barone

July 27, 2016

“Make America One Again.” That was the stated theme of the last night of the Republican National Convention. In the welter of analysis of Donald Trump’s acceptance speech, few have commented on it, but it’s worth taking it seriously.

Kathleen Parker: Herr Trumpf

Kathleen Parker

July 27, 2016

CLEVELAND – Donald Trump was a man in full Thursday night as he accepted the Republican nomination: Full-throated, full of fury and full of himself: “I am your voice”; “I alone can fix it (the system)”; “I am the law and order candidate.”

Commentary: The imminent death of diversity

July 27, 2016

Diversity … dying? In 21st-century America? Is that what you’re really saying? Yes, and here’s another staggering premise. Ironically, diversity’s demise isn’t coming from the religious right, but instead from the very people who scream diversity the loudest. In the areas of the greatest social tension diversity is in trouble.

George F. Will: Pence the pliable

George F. Will

July 24, 2016

WASHINGTON — Crucial political decisions often concern which bridges to cross and which to burn. Donald Trump’s dilemma is that he burns some bridges by the way he crosses others. His campaign depends on a low-probability event, and on his ability to cause this event without provoking a more-than-equal and opposite reaction.

Jonah Goldberg: GOP convention has become a stomach-churning affair

Jonah Goldberg

July 22, 2016

CLEVELAND — It was reported late in the second day of the GOP convention that a large number of Republican National Committee staffers were stricken with the norovirus. Most commonly associated with the sorts of gastrointestinal crises aboard cruise ships that attract wall-to-wall CNN coverage, the norovirus is known for inducing bouts of “explosive diarrhea and vomiting,” according to various news reports.

Commentary: The approaching fire

July 22, 2016

Imagine a forest fire headed your way and you are in a position of responsibility, with the ability to not only alert your neighbors but to help put out the fire. Would you do everything you could to avert catastrophe, or would you listen to the voices of the people who want the fire to spread?

Robert B. Reich: Hillary deserves presidency but must overcome public distrust

Robert Reich

July 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s six-point lead over Donald Trump in last month’s CBS News/New York Times poll evaporated as of mid-July. Even before Trump’s inevitable post-convention bump in the polls, Clinton was tied with him, according to the latest CBS/Times poll, with each garnering the support of 40 percent of voters.