Michael Barone: Can Trump disrupt the general election as he did the primaries?

Michael Barone: Can Trump disrupt the general election as he did the primaries?

By Michael Barone So Republicans now have a presumptive nominee — one headed to a clear delegate majority without visible opposition — sooner than the Democrats. It’s another way in which this year’s presidential race has defied expectations and ignored precedent. Donald Trump will now have 10 months to stage-manage his Cleveland convention, while Hillary […]

Thomas Sowell: An unmitigated disaster

Thomas Sowell: An unmitigated disaster

By Thomas Sowell Republican party leaders may have worried that Donald Trump would not only lose the general election for the presidency, but would so poison the image of the party as to cause Republican candidates for Congress and for state and local offices to also lose. Now they seem to be trying to patch […]

Michael Jabbra: I love my dumb car

Michael Jabbra: I love my dumb car

By Michael Jabbra Why does my car need to be connected to the Internet? Convenience? Convenience for whom? Insurance companies, law enforcement agencies, vehicle manufacturers, and advertisers, each spying on my movements for their own purposes? What happened to being left alone? What happened to the Fourth Amendment? Driverless cars are even worse. Hacking of them […]

Ferghane Azihari: How Brexit could help all of Europe

Ferghane Azihari: How Brexit could help all of Europe

By Ferghane Azihari The United Kingdom (UK) is about to hold a referendum on June 23rd on whether it should leave or remain within the European Union (EU). Once unthinkable, the “Brexit” is becoming more and more plausible. It is seen by the mainstream media as a factor of uncertainty in Europe. For its critics, Brexit […]

Ben Crystal: So leave, Lena!

Ben Crystal: So leave, Lena!

By Ben Crystal Last week, Lena Dunham told an award-show audience that she would leave the country if Donald Trump defeats Hillary Clinton in the November electoral showdown. “I know a lovely place in Vancouver, and I can get my work done from there. I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, […]

Thomas Sowell: Random thoughts

Thomas Sowell: Random thoughts

By Thomas Sowell Random thoughts on the passing scene: One of the problems with being a pessimist is that you can never celebrate when you are proven right. If what you want from politicians are quick and easy answers, someone is sure to supply them, regardless of which party you follow. History can tell you […]

Emil Franzi: County Jail study has some inherent problems

Emil Franzi: County Jail study has some inherent problems

By Emil Franzi Pima County received a $1.5 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to “reduce its jail population and address racial disparities” in the local justice system. The grant clearly states that that system overuses jails and that its impact is worse on people of color. I agree with […]

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