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Jonah Goldberg: Obama is rushing into war against Islamic State

jonah-goldberg.jpg By all means, let's destroy Islamic State, but let's talk about it first.

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Connie Schultz: The Envelope Please -- and a living wage, too

Connie-Schultz-c.jpg After a self-congratulatory rollout to rival the ruckus of God's six days of earth-making, Marriott International has begun leaving envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage guests to tip housekeepers the corporation refuses to pay a living wage.

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Robert B. Reich: Berkeley vs. Big Soda

robert-reich-c.jpg I was phoned the other night in middle of dinner by an earnest young man named Spencer, who said he was doing a survey.

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Mona Charen: Prickly narcissist

charen-c.jpg "Oh, it's a shame when you have a wan, diffident, professorial president with no foreign policy other than 'don't do stupid things.'" So griped President Obama to a select (and loose-lipped) group of dinner guests the other night. The president is annoyed that critics cannot see the wisdom in his prudence. "I do not make apologies for being careful in these areas, even if it doesn't make for good theater."

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Froma Harrop: How not to get your country back

FromaHarrop2013-c.jpg The tea party mantra, "I want my country back," resonates with many. The racial undertones can be ugly (as well as pointless). But the longing for an economically secure America centered on a strong middle class is on point and widely shared.

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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Wondering 'what if' as U.S. forces head back to the Middle East

leonard-pitts.jpg If. Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of paths not taken, possibilities foreclosed, regrets stacked high -- and it lies like a pall of smoke over President Obama's Wednesday night announcement that this country is returning to war, albeit with air strikes only, in a place we just left behind in 2011 after spending almost nine years, over a trillion dollars and 4,425 lives.

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Diane Dimond: The NFL just doesn't get it

Dimond-Diane-color.jpg The statistics are easy to find. One in every 3 women in the United States will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

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Mark Shields: Renouncing American citizenship - for profit

Shields-c.jpg The United States Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are people with all the rights of flesh-and-bone citizens -- beginning, of course, with the First Amendment right to spend unlimited amounts of money in American election campaigns. But corporations, it turns out, do not have the same responsibilities as do their fellow citizens.

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Froma Harrop: Do we need a place called home?

FromaHarrop2013-c.jpg There's this scene in Shakespeare where the straight-talking Rosalind tries to make sense of Jaques, a guy who travels all the time and is plagued by melancholy.

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Scott Rasmussen: Health care law is Obama's gift to GOP in '16

Rasmussen-Scott.jpg President Obama's health care law is the gift that keeps on giving to the GOP. In 2010, of course, passage of the law powered the Republican gains of 62 seats in the House of Representatives and pickups of more than 700 state legislative seats across the nation.

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