Michael Barone: Liberals’ response to dissent: ‘shut up’

Michael Barone: Liberals’ response to dissent: ‘shut up’

By Michael Barone “‘Shut up,’ he explained.” That’s a sentence from Ring Lardner’s short story “The Young Immigrunts.” It’s an exasperated father’s response from the driver’s seat to his child’s question, “Are you lost, Daddy?” They also can be taken as the emblematic response of today’s liberals to anyone questioning their certitudes. As with the […]

Thomas Sowell: Ignoring the obvious

Thomas Sowell: Ignoring the obvious

By Thomas Sowell A recent, widely publicized incident in which a policeman was called to a school classroom to deal with a disruptive student has provoked all sorts of comments on whether the policeman used “excessive force.” What has received far less attention, though it is a far larger question, with more sweeping implications, is […]

Emil Franzi: Single primary gives up too much ground

Emil Franzi: Single primary gives up too much ground

By Emil Franzi The deterioration of modern journalism is nowhere more obvious than with the inordinate coverage rookie reporters and editors who should know better give to every bozo with a new reform plan for the electoral process or claiming to lead a giant recall against an elected official. A cursory glance at some of […]

Andrew Napolitano: Hillary Clinton lied about role in ousting Moammar Gadhafi

Andrew Napolitano: Hillary Clinton lied about role in ousting Moammar Gadhafi

The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd captured the moment last weekend when she referred to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as “the midwife to chaos” in Libya. Ms. Dowd apparently came to that conclusion after watching Mrs. Clinton bobbing and weaving and admitting and denying as she was confronted with the partial record of […]

Joseph Bast: More sanctimonious garbage from National Geographic

Joseph Bast: More sanctimonious garbage from National Geographic

By Joseph Bast The November 2015 edition of National Geographic is devoted to global warming. (See excerpts I’m addressing in PDF form.) A friend who tracks and writes about global warming also noticed this special “Climate Issue” of the magazine, and emailed me with a suggestion: If it’s possible to do, we might compose a […]

Avik Roy: Hillary Clinton’s drug price plan would make the problem worse

Avik Roy: Hillary Clinton’s drug price plan would make the problem worse

By Avik Roy Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has unveiled a set of policies designed to tackle the high price of branded prescription medicines. Her plan, such as it is, wouldn’t solve the problem of high drug prices; in certain ways, it would make that problem worse. But advocates of the free market are mistaken […]

Phil Richardson: The unaffordable Health Care Act: 2016

Phil Richardson: The unaffordable Health Care Act: 2016

By Phil Richardson No surprise: Obamacare costs will increase in 2016 and the fine for not having health insurance will skyrocket. If you hope to change plans, or if you are enrolling for the first time, the convoluted process of comparing plans has been a headache for many from the get-go. The expected changes and […]

Ben Crystal: Happy birthday, Hillary?

Ben Crystal: Happy birthday, Hillary?

By Ben Crystal A fabulously wealthy old white lady got a year older this past weekend, and she threw herself one hell of a party to commemorate the occasion. In a spectacle befitting a woman of her lofty social station, Hillary Clinton shook her groove thing along with as many of her best friends as […]

Ilan Berman: Needed: A strategy for containing Iran

Ilan Berman: Needed: A strategy for containing Iran

By Ilan Berman with Jack David, Matthew Kroenig, Samantha Ravich, Michael Rubin, Jonathan Schanzer and David Wurmser There is good reason to believe that it will do so in the near term, because the scope of the sanctions relief contained within the JCPOA is enormous – equivalent to a quarter of Iran’s total economy. As such, […]

Michael Barone: Free stuff can turn out to be a bad buy

Michael Barone: Free stuff can turn out to be a bad buy

By Michael Barone Free college! That’s what the Democratic candidates were offering in their presidential debate. And it’s likely that, if the subject had come up, they would have offered something like free home mortgages as well, to judge from Hillary Clinton’s statement that she had urged Wall Street to stop mortgage foreclosures. Sounds a […]

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