Mona Charen

Mona Charen is policy editor of The Bulwark and host of the “Beg to Differ” podcast.

The case that two are better than one when it comes to raising children is open and shut. But as The Washington Post’s Christine Emba points out, “plausible marriage partners for heterosexual women are thin on the ground.”
Those who point to the suffering of Palestinian civilians are not wrong about the suffering — though they cannot see the obvious responsibility of Hamas for starting this war that has brought out antisemitism on the left.
After its barbaric attacks on Israel on 10/7, Hamas calculates that it will also be able to use the imagery (and reality) of Palestinian grief and suffering to hurt Israel again, Mona Charen writes.
If some critical mass of Republicans had demonstrated the requisite political courage in 2016, it would never have come to this — that in the U.S., political and other figures must think about their physical safety before deciding how to speak or vote.
From Elon Musk to Donald Trump to Tucker Carlson, egomaniacs are deforming our society — and their narcissism is no longer considered a fault.
Too many Americans have come to believe Biden is in sharp mental decline. But the president is perfectly capable of thinking on his feet, based his performance at a recent press conference in Vietnam.
The anti-abortion movement should shift its focus from the law to helping women who only consider abortion because they’re desperate and really would choose life for their babies if they had some help.
These big-stage productions with huge audiences encourage all the worst tendencies among the candidates, rewarding the worst demagogues.
Joe Biden is better at 80 than at 50, Mona Charen writes. The numbers show that, if he wins, he’s likely to make it through a second term as president just fine.