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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 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

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

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