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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 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 on Trump's acceptance speech by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The speech Donald Trump should give tonight to win it all

Tonight in Cleveland, Donald Trump will accept the Republican nomination for president of the United States. His ascent is the most astonishing political story of our lifetimes, and he achieved it with breathtaking fearlessness, cleverness, wit and smarts. Most importantly, he had from the start an extraordinary sixth sense of the anger, betrayal and anxiety roiling voters and driving their desire to smash the existing order. Published July 20, 2016

Illustration on Ambassador Scott Gration's use of a non-government server by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton beats the rap while condemning others to face it

As he methodically laid out the case against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private, unsecure server and email accounts to carry out all of her official government business as secretary of state before declining to recommend criminal charges, FBI Director James Comey left out one major piece of evidence. Published July 13, 2016

Illustration on Obama's penchant for disinformation by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Obama tries to go full Orwellian on the Islamic threat

Nearly two weeks after Omar Mateen went on his Islamist killing spree in Orlando, President Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and The New York Times are still searching for his motive. Published June 22, 2016

Illustration on Obama's ineffectiveness opposing radical Islamic terror by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How Obama's failed leadership is literally killing us

The most recent Islamic act of war, in which self-professed Islamic State jihadi Omar Mir Seddique Mateen slaughtered 49 people and injured scores of others at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., should be a game changer. The deadliest attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001, should finally convince our leadership that dealing with the Islamic threat must no longer be business as usual. Published June 15, 2016

Toya Graham disciplining her son on the street in Baltimore last year

The surprising heroines on the front lines of the war on authority

When I was about 13 years old, my mother sat me down to read me the proverbial riot act. I hadn't done anything to necessitate it; it was a pre-emptive strike on her part to make sure that her newly teenaged daughter stayed on the straight and narrow. Published June 8, 2016

Illustration on Trump and the "great silent majority" by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How Donald Trump is resurrecting the 'great silent majority'

In late October 1969, Richard Nixon took out one of his famous yellow legal pads to jot down some thoughts. The new president was faced with serious global and domestic turmoil. The Soviet Union had initiated a nuclear buildup, the Middle East was aflame (some things never change), and the war in Vietnam raged on. Published June 1, 2016

Illustration on Donald Trump and the so called black vote by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How Donald Trump is drawing in Democrats

This election year, major cross-currents are moving within both political parties and across party lines. And no one yet has a handle on how they are reshaping the race. Published May 18, 2016

Tuning Out the Presidential Race Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why women just aren't into the presidential race

With its shattering of old-school political rules, the dominance of colorful personalities and the raging desire to smash the establishment status quo, the 2016 campaign has been wild. And yet, not everyone is paying as close attention to the race as might be expected. Women, in particular, apparently have better things to do. Published May 4, 2016

Illustration on green energy and poverty by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How the green energy bullies drive poverty

Although climate change ranks at or near the bottom of issues most important to the American people, the Obama administration continues to push it like its agenda on radical wealth redistribution depends on it. Because in many ways, it does. Published April 20, 2016

Wendell Pierce as Clarence Thomas in HBO Films' "Confirmation"             Photo courtesy HBO

The left's long war against Clarence Thomas

In its war for America, the left never rests, sometimes falters but rarely allows itself to fail. It works tirelessly to "fundamentally transform the nation" and smashes anyone and anything that gets in its way. Published April 13, 2016

Illustration on Che Guabama and the roots of Berie Sanders' support by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The real secret of Bernie Sanders' success

Two weeks ago, President Obama took time out of his busy schedule of "fundamentally transforming the nation" to do the wave with the Reds at a baseball game in Cuba. This week, socialist Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary resoundingly in Wisconsin, the birthplace of progressivism. Not a coincidence. Published April 6, 2016

Former President Bill Clinton and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton acknowledge supporters during a caucus night rally at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Feb. 1, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

The FBI stalks Hillary while Bill Clinton trolls Obama

Do Bill and Hillary Clinton sense a breakdown in whatever deal they may have struck with President Obama to protect her presidential ambitions? Is whatever negotiation they may have been conducting over her email server problem and any inside information she may have on him now imploding? Published March 30, 2016

A memorial to the Belgian attack victims outside the stock exchange in Brussels. (Associated Press)

It's the civilizational jihad, stupid

Like every other civilized human being, I was horrified by the Islamic State terror attacks that rocked Brussels this week, killing and wounding dozens of people. Published March 23, 2016

Illustration on the return of Alinsky agitation tactics to this year's political contest by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The left gets the band back together for 2016

The radical left will never tolerate a disruption to its revolution to "fundamentally transform the nation." When leftists detect pushback that threatens its grand project, they attack. Published March 16, 2016

Illustration on Ted Cruz' indomitable spirit by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Ted Cruz storms today's political Alamo

The day before his victory in his home state of Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz invoked the Alamo, the definitive symbol of fierce Texan independence and defiance. Published March 9, 2016

Illustration on the pugnacious Donald Trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

In Donald Trump, the GOP finally has a street-fighter

No one becomes fully delusional overnight. It usually begins with a small, manageable delusion that then mushrooms into bigger ones, resulting in a chain-reaction escalation of self-deception. In the worst cases, it ends in institutionalization. Published March 2, 2016