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Marc A. Thiessen: Trump isn’t the biggest threat to the Constitution. Democrats are.

Democrats are proposing what amounts to a systemic assault on the foundations of our federal system. But if they do, then spare us the overwrought complaints about Trump.


Marc A. Thiessen: Pelosi trying to protect Democrats from the lunatic left

In opposing impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to protect Democrats from the lunatic left.


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump is undermining Congress’s power of the purse. Republicans must vote to stop it.

One would think that constitutional conservatives would be leading the fight in the Senate to reverse the president’s extraordinary emergency declaration and reclaim Congress’s power of the purse. So far, …


Marc A. Thiessen: Cohen’s ‘bombshell’ testimony didn’t explode

Michael Cohen was supposed to provide “bombshell” testimony against President Trump. Well, the bombshell didn’t explode.


Marc A. Thiessen: Amazon blow-up shows Ocasio-Cortex is an economic illiterate

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is driving the agenda of today’s Democratic Party – and her economic illiteracy is dangerous.


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump shouldn’t be forcing Republicans to choose fidelity to him or to the Constitution

If the goal is to build a border wall, then President Trump has made the wrong decision at every turn. In early 2018, Trump had the opportunity to secure $25 …


Marc A. Thiessen: The Green New Deal means giant tax increases – on everyone

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has inadvertently exposed the neo-socialist lie that you can get something for nothing. The Democratic Party’s embrace of that lie is going to get President Trump re-elected


Marc A. Thiessen: Great nations don’t quit wars before they prevail

Right now, the U.S. military has its boot on the terrorists’ necks. Take that boot away, though, and the terrorists will get up, dust themselves off and go back to …


Marc A. Thiessen: Our political center is up for grabs. Trump just made a play for it.

With Democrats embracing neo-socialist policies to eliminate private health insurance and fossil fuels, America’s political center is up for grabs. In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President …


Marc A. Thiessen: Schultz is calling Democrats out for how radical their party has become

Democrats are furious at former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz for announcing that he may launch an independent campaign for president. They fear he will split the anti-Trump opposition and …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump is surrounded by leakers. Why would he trust them with his Putin notes?

Donald Trump’s restricting access to his interactions with foreign leaders is a reasonable response to all the leaks he’s faced.


Marc A. Thiessen: Democrats were for a wall before they were against it

It is, by far and away, the stupidest government shutdown in American history. Worse, Democrats are doing it over a border wall strikingly similar to one that they almost unanimously …


Marc A. Thiessen: The 10 worst things Trump did in 2018

In his second year in office, President Trump did many positive things, and (last week), I offered my list of the 10 best things Trump did in 2018. But he …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump’s top 10 successes of 2018

In his second year in office, the list of extraordinary things President Trump has done, for good and ill, continued to grow.


Marc A. Thiessen: I’m glad NYC’s nunchuck law was overturned.

James Maloney and I have been vindicated. Americans have a constitutional right to keep and bear nunchucks. Not just the foam kind, but the real thing.


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump is about to repeat Obama’s mistake in the Middle East

Donald Trump was right to denounce Obama for declaring victory against the Islamic State and withdrawing U.S. forces. So why is he now doing exactly what he criticized Obama for …


Marc A. Thiessen: There’s a word for the Democrats’ negotiating strategy: Insanity

Democrats are throwing away their leverage, insisting that they will never – under any circumstances – give Trump the wall he so desperately wants. The reason? Because he wants it …


Marc A. Thiessen:On Saudi Arabia, Trump is channeling his inner George H.W. Bush

In recent days, many have sought to contrast President Trump with President George H.W. Bush. But there is one area where Trump is channeling his inner George H.W. Bush – …


Marc A. Thiessen: Gene editing is here. It’s an enormous threat.

A Chinese scientist’s claim to have created the first genetically edited babies has evoked widespread condemnation from the scientific community. Should we be doing this at all?


Marc A. Thiessen: Chief Justice Roberts is wrong. We do have Obama judges and Trump judges.

Chief Justice John Roberts is correct that we should not have “Trump judges” or “Obama judges.” But the reality is that we do.


Marc A. Thiessen: Democrats are trying to steal an election in Florida

Problems in the Florida vote count might be due to incompetence, or fraud, or both – but it’s fair to ask whether these Democratic counties are intentionally slow-rolling the recount.


Marc A. Thiessen: The Kavanaugh debacle cost the Democrats the Senate

Brett Kavanaugh must have been smiling as the returns came in on Election Day, because it is now clear that the Democrats’ campaign to destroy him will go down as …


Marc A. Thiessen: We survived Nixon. We’ll survive Trump.

While many seem convinced that the United States will never recover from the Donald Trump presidency, the truth is conservatism, the Republican Party and our nation survived Nixon – and …


Marc A. Thiessen: McConnell could be the most consequential conservative leader of the century

The 21st century is still young. But so far, Mitch McConnell is arguably the most consequential conservative leader of the century. And he may not be done yet.


Marc A. Thiessen: How not to modernize Saudi Arabia

If, as appears increasingly likely, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, then he has joined Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un among the …


Marc A. Thiessen: Brett Kavanaugh fights back

Whether our democracy is permanently altered depends on whether the Senate rejects this campaign of character assassination and confirms Brett Kavanaugh. We’ll find out the answer shortly.


Marc A. Thiessen: Democrats like to talk about Trump breaking norms. Now Obama is.

Democrats like to talk about all the hallowed presidential norms that Donald Trump is breaking. But now it is Barack Obama who is breaking presidential norms with his self-serving foray …


Marc A. Thiessen: To the New York Times op-ed writer: If you can’t serve honorably, don’t serve at all

The anonymous author of the New York Times op-ed declares that he and his co-conspirators are being “unsung heroes” fighting on the inside to “preserve our democratic institutions.” In fact, …


Marc A. Thiessen: Impeachment is just a liberal fantasy

Even if Democrats win back both the House and Senate, there is zero chance a two-thirds majority of senators will convict President Trump for paying off an adult-film star.


Marc A. Thiessen: Democrats have their own foreign espionage problem

Imagine if it emerged that the Republican chairman of the House or Senate intelligence committee had a Russian spy working on their staff. Think it would cause a political firestorm? …