Debra J. Saunders

Posted September 01, 2015

Why is New York so much cleaner than San Francisco? It's a question you hear all the time, even as some New Yorkers swear that Mayor Bill de Blasio's lighter approach to law enforcement has undone some of the gains made under former Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Mike Bloomberg.

Posted August 25, 2015

Every country has its heroes, but something in America's cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety. The ingredient would be improvisation -- the ability to perform without preparation, using whatever is at hand to complete the task.

Posted August 23, 2015

I get paid to listen to people (mostly politicians) talk at length while saying as little as possible. They often hide behind mind-numbing words to obscure what they really mean.

Posted August 18, 2015

The Obama Department of Justice argued last week that a Boise, Idaho, law against "public sleeping in a city without adequate shelter space constitutes criminalizing homelessness itself, in violation of the Eighth Amendment."

Posted August 16, 2015

"The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act" isn't living up to its promise. Also known as Proposition 47, the California ballot initiative, which was approved in November 2014 with 60 percent of the vote, downgraded drug possession and many property crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Posted August 13, 2015

"I am not remiss to say that from Washington, D.C., to Sacramento, there is a blood trail to Marilyn Pharis' bedroom," Santa Maria, California, police Chief Ralph Martin charged last week."

Posted August 11, 2015

"Conservatives Furious at Fox, Say Trump Wasn't Treated Fairly," read the Newsmax headline Friday. Talk-radio show host Mark Levin told Breitbart News it was "outrageous" that moderator Megyn Kelly questioned Donald Trump about his coarse language -- "fat pigs, dogs, slobs" -- referring to women.

Posted August 09, 2015

How bad is the urine situation in San Francisco? This is not a joke: Monday night, a light pole corroded by urine collapsed and crashed onto a car, narrowly missing the driver.

Posted August 08, 2015

Donald Trump won some applause in Cleveland, but Thursday night spelled the beginning of his inevitable decline. It's fun for his fans to watch Trump flout convention, but eventually they figure out that this man will betray anyone.

Posted August 04, 2015

More than 200,000 people have signed a petition asking the White House to cooperate with efforts to "extradite Walter Palmer" -- the Minneapolis-area dentist who killed Cecil the lion -- "promptly at the Zimbabwe government's request."

Posted August 02, 2015

"The price of a college education should never be the risk of a sexual assault," Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., told a Senate hearing Wednesday.

Posted July 30, 2015

When South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill to boot the Confederate flag from State House grounds earlier this month, it was a beautiful moment -- if decades late.

Posted July 28, 2015

Voters in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia think Hillary Clinton is not honest or trustworthy.

Posted July 26, 2015

Last year, CNN's "Death Row Stories" ran an episode about a California woman convicted of first-degree murder and then freed when a federal judge overturned the verdict because prosecutors had withheld evidence.

Posted July 23, 2015

July 1 was one of those evenings when you feel blessed to be in San Francisco, especially if you are strolling along Pier 14.

Posted July 19, 2015

The most recent time I had seen Jeb Bush speak in San Francisco was in January, when he addressed the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Posted July 16, 2015

San Francisco is not likely to change its ill-conceived sanctuary-city policy because City Hall must bow to progressives who don't believe in deporting undocumented immigrants with serious criminal records.

Posted July 14, 2015

President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 46 federal drug offenders Monday. In his first term, Obama issued one meager commutation; he was arguably the stingiest modern president when it came to the exercise of his pardon authority.

Posted July 12, 2015

Donald Trump is the GOP's Voldemort, the Dark Lord and villain of the Harry Potter children's book series

Posted July 09, 2015

Democrats now will say anything to distance themselves from sanctuary city policies, even though they have supported these policies for years.



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