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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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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

Illustration on Hillary Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal and Tyler Drumheller's secret foreign policy operations by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Another murky mystery surrounding Hillary’s private email

The Benghazi Select Committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, has formally requested that Hillary Clinton turn over the private server she used to keep under her control all of her communications while secretary of state. That assumes that the server hasn't been reduced to subatomic particles by now. Published March 25, 2015

Illustration on Hillary's emails and secret intel operations by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Was Hillary Clinton running her own rogue intel operation?

We all know that the only reason you would deliberately and premeditatedly set up a private email address and server is to have total control over your communications — to keep people away from those communications and to retain the ability to edit and delete your content. Published March 18, 2015

Illustration on general dislike for Hillary Clinton by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The real reason Hillary Clinton is in trouble

The big revelation from the latest Clinton scandals is not that the former president and his wife are corrupt, low-rent, grabby, greedy, serial liars. Published March 11, 2015

Obama's Iranian Nuclear Negotiations Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Obama ‘fundamentally transforms’ the Middle East

Of his many disgraceful blow-offs of our key allies — returning the bust of Winston Churchill to Great Britain, refusing to march in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, vetoing the Keystone XL pipeline coming from Canada — President Obama's epic dis of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week takes the cake. Published March 4, 2015

Fuzzy Definition of Terror Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Obama, Orwell and Alinsky take on the jihad

Another week, another Islamic State slaughter and another Orwellian White House "conference" orchestrated for maximum "newspeak" effect. Published February 18, 2015

Illustration on accurately identifying Islamist terror by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Freedom, security — and the truth

With blizzards, deflated footballs and green-lipsticked YouTube personalities dominating recent news, it was easy to miss two hugely important truth-telling moments. If only they had received the same coverage as air pressure in NFL regulation footballs. Published January 28, 2015

Mario Cuomo            Associated Press photo

Nixon, Cuomo and me

One summer morning in 2009, my cellphone beeped with a message. The voice at the other end was deep, resonant, authoritative but friendly. Published January 7, 2015

Illustration on the need to identify Islamic terrorism for what it is by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Suicide by political correctness

During its coverage of this week's Islamic terrorist attack in Sydney, Australia, CNN ran a telling banner: "Motivation of suspect unknown." Motivation unknown? Really? Published December 17, 2014

Illustration on media protection of the Obama administration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How do we protect Barack Obama today?

About six weeks before the 2012 presidential election, I was walking through Rockefeller Center in New York when I heard a woman's voice calling my name. I hesitated before I turned around: As a conservative in Gotham, I never know if I'll be accosted by a raving leftist screaming "fascist!" at me. (Yes, that happened.) Published December 10, 2014