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Monica Crowley

Monica Crowley

Online Opinion Editor — Monica Crowley, a host and political and foreign affairs analyst for the Fox News Channel and host of the nationally syndicated radio program, “The Monica Crowley Show,” oversees all opinion content appearing on Washingtontimes.com and writes original content for The Washington Times. A regular panelist on “The McLaughlin Group” and an anchor on MSNBC, Ms. Crowley authored of The New York Times’ bestseller, “What The (Bleep) Just Happened? The Happy Warrior’s Guide to the Great American Comeback.” She served as Foreign Policy Assistant to former President Richard Nixon and wrote two bestsellers about her experiences. Ms. Crowley has also written for The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, and the New York Post in addition to lecturing at Yale, Columbia, and MIT.

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Chris Christie fights back

One often hears New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before one sees him. His booming voice precedes his physical presence, announcing his arrival with the self-assurance of a seasoned executive. Published August 26, 2015

Illustration of Carly Fiorina by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Carly Fiorina, the anti-Hillary

When Carly Fiorina speaks, people lean in to listen. It's not just because she speaks in measured, almost soft, tones. It's because she projects an extraordinary calming presence, even when discussing the most dangerous threats and vexing problems facing America today. Published August 12, 2015

Illustration on questions for the GOP debaters by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Big questions for the GOP candidates

Tonight the top 10 candidates vying for the Republican nomination for president will gather in Cleveland, Ohio, for the first debate of the 2016 election cycle. (The other seven candidates will debate earlier in the evening.) Published August 5, 2015

Illustration on the imperative need for Congress to reject the Obama/Iran nuclear arms deal by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Obama and Hillary bulldoze the promise of 'never again'

In the 70 years since the Holocaust, the phrase "never again" was never followed by a question mark. It had always been a declarative statement. Never again would the world sit by while systematic mass murder was carried out. And yet, given the deal the Obama administration has struck with the Islamic Republic of Iran to clear its path to nuclear weapons, it seems we have forgotten what it means to say -- and live -- "never again." Published July 22, 2015

Trump Campaign Button Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The real reasons Donald Trump is surging

Donald Trump is rocking the Republican race for president. He's running strong in the polls, dominating media coverage, and holding rallies that are attracting cheering crowds of thousands of people. Published July 15, 2015

Illustration on American exceptionalism and the U.S Women's soccer team by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What the U.S. women's soccer team says about America

Like millions of other Americans, I spent last Sunday night watching the U.S. Women's Soccer team show Japan -- and the rest of the world -- how it's done. Our talented, gutsy women trounced Japan in the World Cup Final, 5-2, with superstar Carli Lloyd scoring an unbelievable three goals in the first 16 minutes. As the clock wound down, I was literally off my couch, jumping with pride as I watched our team hoist high the American flag in celebration. The women radiated pure joy, which was so contagious I could feel it in my living room. Published July 8, 2015

Illustration on the Democratic party's push for socialism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Socialist red is the new black

Is socialism now out of the closet? It appears so, at least according to a new Gallup poll. Published June 24, 2015

Going Two Ways at Once Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Tom Steyer, Pope Francis, and climate change hypocrisy

Most leftists operate in a haze of hypocrisy, blinded by a total lack of self-awareness. They preach sanctimoniously to the rest of us about how we should lead our lives, usually without a compulsion to lead their lives in similar fashion. The "rules" they generate and enforce through intimidation, fear and often the force of government, are for the rest of us suckers. Case in point: Democrats trying to stick us with the horrors of Obamacare while demanding exemptions for their political cronies -- and for themselves. Published May 27, 2015

Illustration on Hillary's "Nixon" moment by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Hillary should give her own Checkers speech

Tens of thousands of deleted emails. Eighteen-and-a-half minutes of missing tape. As one who worked closely with former President Nixon during the last years of his life, I find the comparisons between him and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be insulting -- to Nixon. Published May 6, 2015

Illustration of Dana Perino by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

President Bush, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, and the American Dream

During the latter years of President George W. Bush's presidency, I remember watching a petite wisp of a woman step to the podium of the White House briefing room and answer the pointed barbs and hostile questions of a profoundly belligerent press corps. I admired her poise as she faced the daily barrage — and the deep loyalty she so obviously felt for her boss. As one who had worked with an equally reviled former president, Richard Nixon, I felt an affinity with Dana Perino, so I am delighted to now call her a colleague at Fox News — and a friend. Published April 22, 2015

Illustration on restoring the American dream by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The exceptional thing the successful GOP candidate must say

The successful Republican candidate for president will have to be many things: fearless fighter, relentless advocate for conservative principles, articulate spokesperson for the forgotten middle class, a likable charismatic personality, expert on the complicated dynamics of foreign policy and national security strategy. Published April 15, 2015

Illustration on media complicity in Obama's political deceit by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The dirty little (open) secret about the press

Rolling Stone finally admitted that its recent story about a vicious rape on the University of Virginia campus was a lie. Adding journalistic insult to injury, the magazine announced that the "reporter" who made it up will face no disciplinary action. In fact, she gets to keep her job at the magazine. Published April 8, 2015