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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 the real purpose of Obamacare by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What Obamacare was really about

"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive." — Sir Walter Scott Published November 19, 2014

Illustration on Republican's mandate from voters to stop Obama's agenda by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

After stopping Obama

In early 2009, newly minted President Obama invited Republican leaders to the White House. In the spirit of good will, the GOP offered ideas about how they could work together. Mr. Obama offered a sharp rebuke: "I won." Published November 5, 2014

Illustration on the prescient warnings of Reagan's "A Time to Choose" speech by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A Reagan refresher course on freedom

On Oct. 27, 1964 — 50 years ago next Monday — a tall, handsome man strode to a podium draped with red, white and blue bunting. Perhaps only he — and the most savvy political observers — knew it at the time, but the speaker was about to launch a transformational political movement. Published October 22, 2014

Illustration on consequences of the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

ISIS can't believe its good fortune

Even after the Islamic State beheaded a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, this week, its rapid rise and barbaric savagery still has many folks perplexed, including the president of the United States. Published September 3, 2014

The left's relentless attack on Alaska

Alaska is spectacular. The breathtaking majesty of unspoiled nature is all around you. So, apparently, is the left and its insidious influence. Published August 20, 2014

Illustration on Richard Nixon by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Nixon. Now more than ever

Forty years ago this week, President Richard Nixon resigned from office. I was a very young child as I watched him announce his decision to resign on Aug. 8, 1974. Published August 6, 2014

Broken Pottery Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The real 'Pottery Barn' president

"You break it, you own it." That was the famous warning of then-Secretary of State Colin L. Powell to President George W. Bush during the debate leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Published July 30, 2014

Illustration on Obama's leading America into crisis by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

CROWLEY: The takedown of the American superpower

It amazes me that more than 5 years into Barack Obama's presidency, otherwise-intelligent people are still wondering who he is, what he believes and why he's doing what he's doing. It's not a mystery. Published July 17, 2014

California Gov. Ronald Reagan speaks during the National Governor's Conference in Washington in this Feb. 27, 1969 photo. He died Saturday, June 5, 2004 at his home in California, according to a friend, who spoke on condition of anonymity. He was 93. (AP Photo)

The West may rise again

Not so long ago, the American West was fertile ground for conservative thought, action, and leadership. It was the region that remained most faithful to the nation's founding principles of personal freedom, rugged individualism, and economic freedom. It prided itself on being the nation's political frontier, a place that maintained its fiercely devoted embrace of the pioneering spirit that gave rise to America's continental expansion and ultimately, its superpower status. Published July 16, 2014