Opinion

Linda Chavez: Nothing inevitable about Clinton nomination

March 31st, 2015

A new CBS poll on Hillary Clinton this week suggests that the former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state faces a steeper road to the White House than her supporters might think. Only 26 percent in the poll of the adult population had a favorable view of Clinton, while 37 percent had an unfavorable opinion, and an astonishing 36 percent said they hadn’t heard enough to form an opinion or were undecided.

Mona Charen: Death to America

Mona Charen

March 31st, 2015

Maybe I’m too sensitive, but when a foreign autocrat leads his people in chants of “Death to America,” I take it personally.

Letter to the Editor: We want a safe bridge, not a ‘cookie cutter’ design

March 31st, 2015

A March 23 commentary in the Northern Virginia Daily by Chris Manion shared some new and surprising facts on the issue of the Morgan Ford Bridge replacement in Warren County. He also shone a light on what I believe are many half-truths and untruths the chairman of the board of supervisors and the Virginia Department of Transportation have been iterating for the past several years. For example, Mr. Manion, of Rockland, whose property lies close to the bridge, suggested that it was he, in an official comment sought by VDOT, who recommended anti-flood gates be installed on either side of the bridge but that no gates were installed until after a woman died in a flood.

Mark Shields: Drop-out from the Electoral College

Mark Shields

March 30th, 2015

In the cliffhanger presidential election of 1976, when Democrat Jimmy Carter defeated Gerald Ford, the Republican president, the margin of victory in 20 states (totaling 299 electoral votes) — including California, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Hawaii — was less than 5 percent of the vote.

Letter to the Editor: Haters can’t stand that Obama won – twice

March 29th, 2015

It wasn’t long ago that Rudy Giuliani, ex-mayor of New York and failed presidential candidate, voiced doubts about whether President Obama loves America. Nearly every Republican I heard on the media denounced that statement as vicious slander. Surprising, therefore, that in a recent commentary in the Daily, one of our neighbors repeated this smear. Maybe not!

Scott Rasmussen: Why Mr. Spock would never be president

Scott Rasmussen

March 27th, 2015

The death of Leonard Nimoy saddened millions of Trekkies around the world [including me]. But it wasn’t just Trekkies who mourned. In the past month, it has become clear that Mr. Spock — the character Nimoy brought to life — had become a cultural icon extending far beyond the Trek universe.

Froma Harrop: Obamacare should be less complex

Froma Harrop

March 27th, 2015

Let’s start on an upbeat. Next to what we had before, Obamacare has been a spectacular success. The Affordable Care Act has brought medical security to millions of previously uninsured Americans and has helped slow the rise in health care spending.

Peter Brookes: Iran a target in Yemen strikes

Peter Brookes

March 27th, 2015

While the United States moved out of Yemen last week, this week a Saudi Arabia-led coalition of a reported 10 mostly Arab states moved into Yemen with airstrikes aimed at the continuing chaos there.

Jonah Goldberg: Washington, D.C., comics: Dr. Ignoro vs. Bibi

Jonah Goldberg

March 26th, 2015

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough recently spoke to J Street, a left-wing organization that fancies itself the headquarters of the tough-love-for-Israel crowd. J Street’s critics would phrase it a bit differently. In a charitable mood, they’d say J Street is all about loving Israel to death.

Letter to the Editor: Warren County beware: Development costs

March 26th, 2015

It is a well-known fact, backed up by studies in Loudoun and Clarke counties, that development costs money. Warren County should be prepared for this when making land-use decisions that affect residents who have to pay forward for infrastructure and services that development requires.

Commentary: President’s tone anything but loving

March 25th, 2015

Overblown rants from the lame stream media regarding Rudy Giuliani’s doubts that President Obama loves America were meant to brand him as outlandish and unreasonable as you might expect from the hypercritical left. It’s the way they roll when their hero is impugned by the opposition party, and it also elevates their ego to think they have forced nervy conservatives to their proper line of silence.

Peter Brookes: Yemen joins list of disasters overseas

March 24th, 2015

You have to wonder whether the White House has a good grip on the global terrorism fight considering a number of strategic missteps, judgments and statements it has made during the last few years.

Lawrence Kudlow: Petraeus puts the icing on Bibi’s Iran cake

Lawrence Kudlow

March 24th, 2015

Don’t just rely on Benjamin Netanyahu’s passionate advice to Congress on his way to reelection that Iran is our archenemy. Now we have the counsel of retired general David Petraeus, who gave a remarkable interview to the Washington Post. Petraeus agrees with Netanhayhu: Iran, not ISIS, is the real enemy.