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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? …


Marc A. Thiessen: The Clinton campaign sought dirt on Trump from Russian officials. Where’s the outrage?

All of Washington is waiting with bated breath to find out whether the Mueller investigation will provide evidence proving that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. So far, “Exhibit A” …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump is using tariffs to advance a radical free-trade agenda

Give President Trump credit. When he chastised NATO allies over their failure to spend adequately on our common defense, his critics said he was endangering the Atlantic alliance. Instead, his …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump can shut down his Russia critics with one bold move

If President Trump wants to shut down the critics of his performance this week in Helsinki and strengthen U.S. national security, he can do so with one bold move: Announce …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump isn’t attacking NATO. He’s strengthening it.

As President Trump put Germany and other allies on notice for the harm they are doing to NATO with their failure to spend adequately on our common defense, Democrats in …


Marc A. Thiessen: The left’s contempt may well reelect Trump

Democrats have a new theory for how they can win back Congress and the White House. Just like “soccer moms” helped put Bill Clinton in the Oval Office in 1996, …


Marc A. Thiessen: But her emails? You’re dang right her emails.

When the Justice Department inspector general’s report revealed that former FBI Director James B. Comey had used a personal email account to conduct official business, Hillary Clinton claimed vindication. “But …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump deserves more latitude and less attitude

Well, that didn’t take long. President Trump had barely departed from Singapore when Democrats in Washington unleashed scathing attacks over his meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. “What …


Marc A. Thiessen: Democrats’ dishonesty hands Trump a winning issue

How evil is MS-13? Last year, two gang members in Texas reportedly murdered a teenage girl as an offering to Satan. According to prosecutors, the gang leader (known as “Diabolico”) …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump should make clear to North Korea that the Libya model is indeed on the table

After months of pretending to be normal and reasonable on the diplomatic stage, North Korea’s mask has slipped, and Pyongyang is back to threatening a “nuclear-to-nuclear showdown” that will “make …


Marc A. Thiessen: North Korea is acting up because Trump has it cornered

North Korea’s recent temper tantrum over U.S.-South Korean military exercises and its threat to pull out of its upcoming summit with President Trump are signs that Trump’s North Korea strategy …


Marc A. Thiessen: Gina Haspel is too qualified to pass up

It was one of the Clinton administration’s biggest counterterrorism successes. Just weeks after al-Qaida terrorists trained by Iran blew up U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, Gina Haspel’s …


Marc A. Thiessen: On North Korea, Trump should refuse to take the bait

The prospect of winning the Nobel Peace Prize is understandably tantalizing for President Trump. After all the contempt he has faced from the political establishment, watching liberal heads explode at …


Marc A. Thiessen: What Democrats can learn from Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron and President Trump don’t agree on much. Macron is a globalist; Trump is a nationalist. Macron is a free-trader; Trump just imposed protectionist tariffs on steel and aluminum. …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump is threatening to repeat Obama’s mistakes

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump excoriated President Barack Obama for “the way he got out of Iraq,” which Trump said “was the founding of” the Islamic State. As president, …


Marc A. Thiessen: It’s not the job of Cabinet officials to be a ‘check’ on the president

In the wake of President Trump’s decision to appoint John Bolton as his national security adviser and Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, a consistent criticism has emerged: Trump will …


Marc A. Thiessen: There is nothing wrong with a census question about citizenship

The Trump administration is being sued over its plans to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census, which California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) says “is not just …


Marc A. Thiessen: No, liberals don’t hate America. And conservatives are not racists.

I’m a rock-ribbed conservative who wants Republicans to keep control of Congress. But I’m not unhappy that Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone appears to have lost the special election in …


Marc A. Thiessen: Tillerson’s insubordination meant he had to go

There are many reasons Rex Tillerson’s tenure as secretary of state was a failure, from his notorious isolation from his subordinates to his failure to help quickly staff the political …


Marc A. Thiessen: Babies with Down syndrome have a right to life

When Karen Gaffney’s mother found out she would be born with Down syndrome, the doctor said Karen probably would not be able to tie her own shoes. Instead, as Karen …


Marc A. Thiessen: Time to protect public workers from unions’ coercion

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is ostensibly a public worker union. In truth, it is nothing more than an appendage of the Democratic Party. One hundred …


Marc A. Thiessen: Senators raise serious questions that should trouble all Americans

If you’re concerned about Russia meddling in our election, as every American should be, then you should be deeply concerned about unverified allegations by Russian government officials, passed on to …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump throws away his momentum for peanuts

President Trump should have stayed on message after the bump in polls following his State of the Union address. Instead, he changed the topic back to the Russia investigation.


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump’s new immigration proposal is quintessentially presidential

President Trump once boasted that his base was so loyal that he “could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters.” Now …