Joe Guzzardi: DACA deal likely dead

Joe Guzzardi: DACA deal likely dead

By Joe Guzzardi When President Trump punted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) to Congress, and gave it six months to arrive at a legislative solution, the political neophyte faked out Capitol Hill swamp veterans. If Congress can’t agree, then the blame for DACA’s dissolution shifts, at least in part, from the president to the […]

Ben Crystal: Shooting blanks

Ben Crystal: Shooting blanks

By Ben Crystal I started this column as a Facebook post. I intended to debunk the myths, lies and fetishistic fantasies liberals have developed about guns and gun rights. A few thousand words into it, it occurred to me that doing so would end up burning more bandwidth than live streaming the next Big Sandy […]

Some say GOP tax plan would raise taxes; here’s what they’re missing.

Some say GOP tax plan would raise taxes; here’s what they’re missing.

By Kevin D. Dayaratna, Adam Michel and Rachel Greszler  Since the release of the GOP’s long-awaited tax reform plan, a flurry of commentators have criticized it, saying it is a regressive plan that will raise taxes on a sizable portion of Americans. What they often fail to mention is that their estimates depend on details of the plan that have yet […]

Victor Davis Hanson: NFL protests hurt the fans and the funding

Victor Davis Hanson: NFL protests hurt the fans and the funding

The National Football League is a glass house that was cracking well before Donald Trump’s criticism of players who refuse to stand during the national anthem. The NFL earned an estimated $14 billion last year. But 500-channel television, internet live streaming, video games and all sorts of other televised sports have combined to threaten the […]

Ilan Berman: Prague’s eastward turn

Ilan Berman: Prague’s eastward turn

By Ilan Berman Since its emergence from the wreckage of the Soviet Union more than a quarter-century ago, the Czech Republic has consistently ranked as a success story of post-totalitarian transition. Unlike that of many of its neighbors in Central and Eastern Europe, Prague’s path toward democracy has been more or less linear, cresting in […]

Walter E. Williams: Our broken moral compasses

Walter E. Williams: Our broken moral compasses

By Walter E. Williams As George Orwell said, “some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.” Many stupid ideas originate with academics on college campuses. If they remained there and didn’t infect the rest of society, they might be a source of entertainment, much in the way a circus is. Let’s look at […]

Dr. Jane Orient: The opioid disaster—who benefits?

Dr. Jane Orient: The opioid disaster—who benefits?

By Dr. Jane Orient The opioid crisis in America is real, it is lethal, and it may be killing the nice family that lives next door to you. More people are dying of opioid overdoses than died of AIDS at the height of the epidemic. The death toll is nearly twice that from global terrorism. The […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Priceless

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Priceless

By Mike Tully The Frequent Flyer has flown the coop and the restless news cycle has already moved on like a tumbleweed in June.  But, let us pause to commemorate the bum’s rush visited upon former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Thomas Edmunds Price, by breathing in a healthy waft of schadenfreude.  There is […]