Michael Barone: Is college worth it? Increasing numbers say no

Michael Barone: Is college worth it? Increasing numbers say no

By Michael Barone “Too many people are going to college,” writes my American Enterprise Institute colleague Charles Murray. That’s not a response to the mob of students who attacked him and the liberal professor who had invited him to speak back in March at Middlebury College. It’s the title of the third chapter in his […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Teacher, leave them kids alone

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Teacher, leave them kids alone

By Mike Tully Imagine the federal government decided to devote one and a quarter billion dollars a year to help state educational institutions train teachers.  These are many of the teachers who will spend time with our children, helping them learn the skills they will need to navigate the journey to adulthood.  It’s an important […]

Phil Richardson: How to succeed in Russia without hardly trying

Phil Richardson: How to succeed in Russia without hardly trying

By Phil Richardson Oligarchy – A form of government in which power is vested in a few persons or a dominant class. I refrained from doing any part of this essay until the discomforting match at the so called conference and the one-on-one interview by NBC’s newest Talking Head, Megyn Kelly, with Russian President for […]

Dr. Jane Orient: Trump’s pull-out of Paris accord is good for the poor and for our health

Dr. Jane Orient: Trump’s pull-out of Paris accord is good for the poor and for our health

By Dr. Jane Orient A consortium of medical societies is echoing former President Obama’s dire warning that climate change is the biggest threat facing the world and public health. Sadiq Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, agrees. Two days before the attack on London Bridge, and after the Manchester bombing, he deplored President Trump’s withdrawal from […]

Walter E. Williams: Democrats’ hoodwinking of blacks

Walter E. Williams: Democrats’ hoodwinking of blacks

By Walter E. Williams Ask any black person which political party has been black people’s political ally. With near unanimity, blacks would answer the Democratic Party. Asked which political party has been hostile to blacks, they’d say the Republican Party with similar unanimity. For better answers, check out Prager University’s five-minute clip “The Inconvenient Truth […]

Victor Davis Hanson: German hatred for U.S. predates Trump election

Victor Davis Hanson: German hatred for U.S. predates Trump election

BERLIN Germans do not seem too friendly to Americans these days. According to a recent Harvard Kennedy School study of global media, 98 percent of German public television news portrays President Trump negatively, making it by far the most anti-Trump media in the world. Yet the disdain predates the election of Mr. Trump, who is […]

Ben Crystal: The loser won’t leave

Ben Crystal: The loser won’t leave

By Ben Crystal If you’re wondering what a failed presidential candidate who deletes files with a hammer was doing at the Recode CodeCon 2017, you ain’t the only one. While attendees tried to wrap their heads around the idea of Hillary Clinton headlining an event dedicated to the digital realm, Hillary confirmed their reservations. The […]

Michael Barone: Let’s stop acting as if the 2016 campaign were still on

Michael Barone: Let’s stop acting as if the 2016 campaign were still on

By Michael Barone If you keep up with the news, you might think that the unpleasant and unedifying 2016 presidential campaign is still going on. President Donald Trump, up early, is sending out tweets coarsely attacking foreign leaders and American politicians — complete with misspelled words, in at least one case to the point of […]

Ilan Berman: Qatar was a double agent in war on terror

Ilan Berman: Qatar was a double agent in war on terror

By Ilan Berman Just weeks after the President Trump’s inaugural tour of the Middle East, which included significant pressure on the Arab Gulf states to build a regional security architecture to combat the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) and counterbalance Iran, the prospects for such a construct appear more distant than ever, at least at […]