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Monica Crowley

Monica Crowley

Former online opinion editor at The Washington Times.

Articles by Monica Crowley

Illustration on Trump and the "blue collar" American by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Donald Trump and the art of getting it done

President-elect Donald Trump is already getting so much done so seamlessly that he's conveying the attitude of Reese Witherspoon's character, Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde," when she informs a skeptic that she's been admitted to Harvard Law School: "What, like it's hard?" Published December 7, 2016

Illustration on Americans stopping Obama's agenda by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The party of Obama and its bitter reckoning

Eight years ago, the Democratic Party gambled that a young, inexperienced but charismatic senator could deliver the presidency and with it, sustained national electoral success. They were half-right: They got the presidency but lost the country. Published November 30, 2016

Illustration on gratitude for a new start by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Gratitude for a second chance for this exceptional nation

There are two particularly quintessential American holidays: Independence Day, when we celebrate our declaration of independence from the British, which began the most successful experiment in human liberty ever conducted. And Thanksgiving, when we offer appreciation for the wondrous blessings in our individual lives and in the life of the nation. Published November 23, 2016

Illustration on the Obama presidency by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Donald Trump and the real black swan event

The election of Donald Trump as president has been regarded by some as a black swan event: an extremely rare occurrence so unexpected and consequential that it generates stunning changes in the existing order. Published November 16, 2016

Illustration on Hillary's redistributionist intentions by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

What this campaign is really all about

The political firestorms of the past week -- the 2005 tape of Donald Trump uttering crass statements about women, WikiLeaks' disclosure of thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails revealing her two-faced hypocrisy, the appearance at the second presidential debate of several women who have accused Bill Clinton of rape and sexual assault, Mr. Trump's comeback debate performance -- have obscured one critically important truth. Published October 12, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Donald Trump's secret weapon for Debate No. 2

One of the biggest ironies of the first presidential debate is that Donald Trump's reluctance to aggressively attack Hillary Clinton has now given him the license to fully do so. Published October 5, 2016

Illustration on Hillary Clinton's pessimistic view of America by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The real reason why Trump won the debate

Four years ago, you could have almost seen Bill Clinton's thought bubble as he watched Barack Obama's weak and listless performance against Mitt Romney during the first presidential debate: "I can't believe we lost to this guy." Published September 28, 2016

Trump Boxing Glove Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How Trump can knock out Hillary in the first debate

It promises to be the greatest show on earth: the first presidential debate to be held Monday night at Hofstra University in New York. Rarely has a political event attracted this kind of Super Bowl-level excitement, curiosity and anticipation. Then again, rarely have we had two presidential candidates who light up the political sky like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Published September 21, 2016

Illustration on the willful ignorance of Obama and Clinton since 9/11 by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Never forget' Sept. 11 -- by voting on it

Fifteen years ago, 19 men boarded four aircraft in the United States. A few hours later, thousands of people were dead -- and the country and the world were changed forever. Published September 14, 2016

Illustration on Trumps' Mexico visit by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Trump's Nixon-goes-to-China moment

Prior to being elected president, Richard Nixon built his political career on being a staunch opponent of communism. He had run for Congress in 1946 on an anti-communist platform, exposed senior State Department official Alger Hiss as a top-level spy for the Soviet Union, and as vice president, debated Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev on the merits of capitalism versus Marxism in the famous "Kitchen Debate" of 1959. Published September 7, 2016

Incentive to Press the Reset Button Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton and the guns of August

The guns of August -- a phrase first used to describe the outbreak of World War I -- is a real phenomenon. Maybe it's the heat, but there's something about the eighth month that seems to inspire armed conflict. Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in August 1990. Published August 24, 2016

Illustration on the electoral impact of a "silent majority" by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The great silent majority may surprise Trump, Clinton and us all

Every four years like clockwork, the two major presidential nominees present their competing visions for the future of the country. This year, however, those visions are so starkly different as to be nearly irreconcilable. They may, in fact, indicate a breach far deeper and more searing than previously thought. Published August 10, 2016

Khizr Khan, father of fallen US Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan speaks as his wife Ghazala listens during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The media's lies and double standards accelerate at blinding speed

According to the media, not all grieving parents of fallen servicemen are created equal. Whether those parents are protected, defended and respected or ignored, dismissed and smeared depends on their political affiliation -- and how useful they are to the "right" side. Published August 3, 2016

Illustration on the acceptance speech Hillary Clinton should make by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The speech Hillary Clinton should give tonight

As she strides toward the podium tonight in Philadelphia to accept the Democratic nomination for president, Hillary Clinton may want to keep late Sen. Edward Kennedy in mind. Published July 27, 2016

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