Author: Mona Charen

Mitt Romney: A Modern Man for All Seasons

Sen. Mitt Romney speaks to reporters after being briefed on Iran by the Secretary of State and acting Defense Secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 21, 2019. (James Lawler Duggan/Reuters)The Utah senator, having sworn to do impartial justice, would not evade the truth.

During his floor speech explaining his vote to convict Donald Trump, Mitt Romney was overcome by emotion and paused to compose himself.

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Stepping around Human Misery

Tents and tarps erected by homeless people in the skid row area of downtown Los Angeles, June 28, 2019. (Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)The persistence of large numbers of homeless Americans is one of the signal policy failures of the past two generations.

Attending a meeting near Union Station in Washington, D.C., requires me to park a few blocks away and then walk under a bridge to an office building.

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A Time to Build

(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)Yuval Levin’s new book explains that the story of Congress’s decline is also found in other institutions of American life — the family, universities, and churches.

In July of 2018, Commentary published an article by Yuval Levin that caused everyone who thinks about the balance of power among the branches in Washington, D.C.

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Will Democrats Choose Safety or Risk?

From left: Activist Tom Steyer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar onstage for the Democratic primary debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, January 14, 2020. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)One story of the Democratic primary race has been the competition between the flight to safety versus the urge to splurge.

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Was the Soleimani Killing a Policy Success?

An Iranian holds a picture of General Qasem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, as people gather to mourn him in Tehran, Iran, January 4, 2020. (Nazanin Tabatabaee/West Asia News Agency via Reuters)Trump’s action rid the world of an effective terror master, and Soleimani’s death is likely to be at least a short-term setback for Iran’s imperial ambitions.

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