Linda Chavez

Posted November 20, 2015

President Barack Obama has a choice: He can either destroy the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq or see the Islamic State bring its war to America. It is only a matter of time.

Posted November 14, 2015

Racial unrest on college campuses has spread from coast to coast in the past several days, but it began at the University of Missouri, where a graduate student went on a hunger strike to force the resignation of the college president.

Posted November 06, 2015

The deaths of Middle Eastern refugees are becoming so commonplace they rarely make it on to the front pages in the United States.

Posted October 30, 2015

There was a time when presidential debates were just that, debates on policy among candidates. Not so Wednesday's slugfest in Boulder, Colorado. Some of the blame goes to CNBC for picking ill-prepared "moderators," who showed more pique than knowledge of the issues in posing questions.

Posted October 23, 2015

Hillary Clinton's performance before a House hearing on Benghazi, Libya, this week proved once again why the former secretary of state will be a formidable candidate for president.

Posted October 16, 2015

Clinton has always been a good debater; she won all of the debates in 2008, but it didn't get her the nomination. This time around -- with second-string competition, not a rising star to block her way -- she looks like a shoo-in to become the Democratic nominee. But her path to the presidency is another matter.

Posted October 09, 2015

When Barack Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, he predicted that the occasion would be remembered as "the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth." Some seven years later, America is weaker, and the world is a far more dangerous place.

Posted October 02, 2015

Donald Trump may have a reputation for making things bigger, but when it comes to his plans for the U.S., he wants to shrink it. He says his tax plan will spur economic growth to 6 percent a year -- a level not seen in more than a decade. But it's hard to imagine how he will do so given his signature issue, which is reducing immigration.

Posted September 25, 2015

As a conservative, it is difficult not to be somewhat disappointed in Pope Francis' speech to Congress this week. But as a Catholic, I want to embrace the pope's pastoral message and hope others will, too.

Posted September 18, 2015

The two men leading in the polls, Donald Trump and Ben Carson, demonstrated that neither is ready to be commander in chief.

Posted September 11, 2015

The refugee crisis facing Europe is the worst since the end of World War II, and it will not end anytime soon. Some 9 million Syrians have been displaced from their homes by war, including an estimated 4 million who have fled the country. The U.N. estimates that there are now 60 million refugees as the result of conflicts worldwide.

Posted September 04, 2015

So now Donald Trump will support the eventual Republican presidential nominee if he doesn't secure the spot himself. He has said all along that in order to do so he must be treated with "respect." A reasonable request -- but one he eschews when it comes to how he treats others.

Posted August 28, 2015

The murder of two journalists near Roanoke, Va., this week is another horrifying chapter in what is becoming a story of rekindled racial animus in this nation.

Posted August 21, 2015

After weeks of hurling nothing but insults at others while proclaiming he's America's savior, Donald Trump has finally issued his first policy paper: Immigration Reform That Will Make America Great Again.

Posted August 14, 2015

By all accounts, Donald Trump knows business.

Posted August 07, 2015

My 50th high school reunion is still a month away -- time enough to lose the 10 pounds that have crept back on after a successful diet a few years back. I have a feeling all my classmates are in the same boat.

Posted July 24, 2015

The cover of Harper's Magazine's August edition was intriguing: a lovely portrait of a mother and sleeping infant with the caption "How To Be a Parent."

Posted July 17, 2015

The president has said that the United States will be safer because of the nuclear deal his administration and five other nations fashioned with Iran.

Posted July 10, 2015

Donald Trump has decided to double down on his insults of Mexicans living in the U.S. Talking to CNN's Anderson Cooper this week, he said he had nothing to apologize for, a point he made over and over again, as he is wont to do with nearly everything he says that he hopes will resonate with his audience.

Posted July 03, 2015

"We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."