Walter E. Williams: Racial lies and racism

Walter E. Williams: Racial lies and racism

By Walter E. Williams Earlier this month, The New York Times ran an article titled “U.S. Rights Unit Shifts to Study Antiwhite Bias” on its front page. The article says that President Donald Trump’s Justice Department’s civil rights division is going to investigate and sue universities whose affirmative action admissions policies discriminate against white applicants. […]

Ben Crystal: Wide left

Ben Crystal: Wide left

By Ben Crystal Last Wednesday evening, demonstrators crowded the NFL offices in Manhattan to demand — DEMAND — that Colin Kaepernick be signed by one of the League’s clubs, posthaste. Despite their commands, Kaepernick, who hasn’t suited up for an NFL squad since he walked away from the San Francisco 49ers in March, continues to watch league […]

Michael Barone: Trump’s Palmerstonian policy

Michael Barone: Trump’s Palmerstonian policy

By Michael Barone President Donald Trump’s Afghanistan speech Monday night was disciplined, measured and sometimes verging on eloquence. It was presidential. Evidently, his vision wasn’t impaired when he looked at the eclipse without the proper eyewear earlier in the day. Like Barack Obama, Trump came to office determined to get out of Afghanistan. “My original […]

Ilan Berman: Common cause against the Kurds

Ilan Berman: Common cause against the Kurds

By Ilan Berman An odd partnership is taking shape in the Middle East, where Iran and Turkey – two countries that have historically been strategic competitors – are suddenly making common cause. The development is as unusual as it is significant. As the scholar Daniel Pipes has noted, the relationship between Turkey and Iran might just […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Boffo numbers, baby!

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Boffo numbers, baby!

By Mike Tully This column begins with a quiz.  See if you can correctly answer the following multiple-choice question. Q:  If you have a group photograph of Mike Flynn, Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci and Steve Bannon, you have a picture of: A basketball team that consistently loses to the Washington Generals. The cast […]

Phil Richardson: Russian reprise

Phil Richardson: Russian reprise

By Phil Richardson On May 17th, 2017, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed a Special Counsel with a directive from U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to “Oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters.” That is a verbatim quote. I took special pains to […]

Michael Barone: What identity politics hath wrought

Michael Barone: What identity politics hath wrought

By Michael Barone There’s a whiff of Weimar in the air. During the years of the Weimar Republic (1919-33), Germany was threatened by Communist revolutionaries and Nazi uprisings. Foreign Minister Walter Rathenau was assassinated, and violent street fighting was commonplace. Then Adolf Hitler took power in 1933. America is nowhere near that point. But many […]

Walter E. Williams: Charlottesville donnybrook

Walter E. Williams: Charlottesville donnybrook

By Walter E. Williams Charlottesville, Virginia, a city named after Britain’s first black queen, was the scene of a bloody riot Saturday, Aug. 12. The fray resulted in the death of one woman, who was mowed down by a car; plus, there were many other people injured. Have politicians and the news media told the […]

Ilan Berman: President Trump puts Pakistan on notice in Afghanistan speech

Ilan Berman: President Trump puts Pakistan on notice in Afghanistan speech

By Ilan Berman President Trump’s prime time address on Monday did more than simply chart a new course for America’s military engagement in Afghanistan. It also marked a fresh approach to one of the most intractable problems that has confronted the United States since the start of the “war on terror”: the duplicitous and dangerous role played […]