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Monica Crowley

Monica Crowley

Monica Crowley is senior fellow at the London Center of Policy Research.

Articles by Monica Crowley

Illustration on the "Trump Effect" by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The success of the 'Trump Effect'

Now that the 2018 midterm election is over, one thing is clear: This wasn't simply a referendum on President Trump. It was also a referendum on the Democrats, the left and the media. And the split-decision results carry significant consequences. Published November 7, 2018

Illustration on midterm elections by ALexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The midterms, the left and the Trump effect

As he's addressed massive campaign rallies, President Trump gives the crowds a singularly important marching order: "Pretend I'm on the ballot." Published October 31, 2018

Central American migrants making their way to the U.S. cling to the trucks of drivers who offered them free rides, as they arrive to Tapachula, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the Guatemala-Mexico border, about 5,000 Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border Sunday in southern Mexico. Associated Press photo

Standing down the biggest mob of all

Another day, another mob du jour. The latest mob is the biggest of them all: Thousands of Central Americans, armed with child pawns and spurious asylum claims, marching inexorably toward our southern border. Published October 24, 2018

Illustration on a closer inspection of traditionally "safe" Democrat dominated congressional districts by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Muslim surfer flips script for GOP in California

Throughout election season, Democrats have touted "diversity" as they pointed to African-American, Latino, female and Muslim candidates as the party's future. Republicans tend to reject this kind of box-checking appeal to voters in favor of policy messaging and their candidates' individual merits. Published October 17, 2018

Princess Diana

Why Diana's death mattered

Twenty years ago, I sat in the greenroom of a major television network, watching the funeral procession of Princess Diana with several others, including a well-respected national anchorman. A deeply moving sight unfolded onscreen: the casket of the most famous woman in the world being drawn through the streets of London, trailed by her devastated sons, as millions of people watched in solemn silence along the cortege route and around the world. Published September 3, 2017

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