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Monica Crowley

Monica Crowley

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

Articles by Monica Crowley

The Tall Poppy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Newly elected and too big for her britches

A funny thing happened to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, on her way to political stardom. She ran into Tall Poppy Syndrome. Published January 16, 2019

Illustration on Trump's progress in the coming year by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What Trump must do in 'Year Three'

As President Trump enters his third year in office, significant opportunities — and challenges — await. Published January 2, 2019

Illustration on Democrat attituteds towards Hillary by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Well, I'd like to be president'

The death stare gave it away. As President and Mrs. Trump greeted the Obamas and Clintons at the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush, Hillary Clinton nodded coldly to the first lady and then glared straight ahead rather than acknowledge Mr. Trump. Two things became immediately evident: 1) she's still in bitter denial about losing to him; and 2) she's back. Published December 12, 2018

The Sword of the Swamp Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How Trump can beat the deep-state coup

When Donald Trump glided down the golden escalator in June 2015 to announce he was running for president, little did he know that he was about to become the most hunted political figure in recent history. Published December 5, 2018

Trump Energy Policy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Unleashing the energy sector

Given the historically significant pressures on the Republican Party in the midterm elections, there were two major things that saved the GOP's bacon: The thunderous star power of President Trump and the booming economy he has delivered. Published November 28, 2018

Ilustration on the aftermath of the midterm elections by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Neither a 'blue wave' nor a 'red wall'

Now that the 2018 midterm elections are in the history books (for the most part — what's up with you, Broward County?), two things are increasingly clear. Published November 14, 2018

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

Illustration on weaponizing space by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Defeating China on the next front

We've got a new space race on our hands, and instead of competing as we should, we're spacing out. Published April 9, 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