Bob Livingston: Americans prefer plain talk to pandering and platitudes

Bob Livingston: Americans prefer plain talk to pandering and platitudes

By Bob Livingston Republican presidential candidates are tripping all over themselves and each other in their efforts to run away from a winning issue that hits too close to home for their corporate overlords and political sugar daddies. While they run, Donald Trump is rocketing from crazy uncle to legitimate contender status because he’s saying […]

Thomas Sowell: Is the Civil War over?

Thomas Sowell: Is the Civil War over?

By Thomas Sowell In the wake of the recent murders in a South Carolina church, the killer’s hope of igniting a race war produced the opposite effect. Blacks and whites in South Carolina came together to condemn his act and the race hate behind it. Some saw in the decision to remove the Confederate flag […]

Michael Barone: Disruptive politics; Trump as a third party candidate

Michael Barone: Disruptive politics; Trump as a third party candidate

By Michael Barone “My sole focus is to run as a Republican,” Donald Trump told my Washington Examiner colleague Byron York last week, “because of the fact that I believe that this is the best way we can defeat the Democrats.” He went on, “Having a two-party race gives us a much better chance of […]

Ilan Berman: Moscow’s baby bust?

Ilan Berman: Moscow’s baby bust?

By Ilan Berman For decades, first the Soviet Union and then Russia languished under adverse population trends. Deaths far outpaced births, life expectancy was dismally low, and social ills, from alcoholism to unsafe abortion practices, were rampant. Over the past several years, however, this demographic picture has somewhat brightened. In 2012, live births outnumbered deaths […]

Bill Tatro: Is Armageddon really a revelation?

Bill Tatro: Is Armageddon really a revelation?

By Bill Tatro When most people hear the word ARMAGEDDON they think of the 1998 film starring Bruce Willis and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The highest grossing film of 1998, worldwide, even surpassing the war epic “Saving Private Ryan”. The plot was simple. A rogue asteroid, the size of Texas, would collide with Earth in […]

Thomas Sowell: A legacy of cliches

Thomas Sowell: A legacy of cliches

By Thomas Sowell Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliche of “a legacy of slavery.” But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely want to know if whatever he is talking about — whether fatherless children, crime or whatever — is in fact a legacy of slavery […]

Ben Crystal: Who is burning ‘black’ churches?

Ben Crystal: Who is burning ‘black’ churches?

By Ben Crystal We all remember the images of that CVS Pharmacy burning in Ferguson, Missouri. Media and social media combined to broadcast the inferno into every corner of the globe. While the Ferguson race riots were predictable — Americans riot over bowl games, so you knew someone would hurl a brick through a window […]