Joe Guzzardi: A California native hangs his head – state goes sanctuary

Joe Guzzardi: A California native hangs his head – state goes sanctuary

By Joe Guzzardi Take it from this California-born and reared native, the Golden State was once the greatest place in the world. “Once,” that’s the key word. The California I grew up in didn’t have today’s rampant urban sprawl, paralyzing traffic jams, killer criminal gangs, or widespread crushing poverty, the by-product of one of the […]

Ben Crystal: What happened, Hillary?

Ben Crystal: What happened, Hillary?

By Ben Crystal Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign retrospective, What Happened, will cost you around $20. To me, the idea of forking over $20 or so on 500 pages of the worst presidential candidate in modern history blaming everyone but her wardrobe assistant(s) for her humiliating defeat seems sillier than thinking that dressing like Dr. Evil’s older […]

Victor Davis Hanson: South Korea and North Korea still stand off

Victor Davis Hanson: South Korea and North Korea still stand off

Think of the Korean Peninsula turned upside down. Imagine if there were a South Korean dictatorship that had been in power, as a client of the United States since 1953. Imagine also that contemporary South Korea was not the rich, democratic home of Kia and Samsung. Instead, envision it as an unfree, pre-industrialized and impoverished […]

Michael Barone: House Republicans’ frustrations may doom their majority

Michael Barone: House Republicans’ frustrations may doom their majority

By Michael Barone The Founding Fathers didn’t expect that serving in Congress would be a lifetime career. And for a century, it mostly wasn’t. The first election in which more than half the incumbent members of the House of Representatives were re-elected was in 1898. Since then, the majority of House members have been returned […]

Walter E. Williams: The Welfare State’s legacy

Walter E. Williams: The Welfare State’s legacy

By Walter E. Williams That the problems of today’s black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination and poverty has achieved an axiomatic status, thought to be self-evident and beyond question. This is what academics and the civil rights establishment have taught. But as with so much of what’s claimed by […]

Victor Davis Hanson: The media and government both lie

Victor Davis Hanson: The media and government both lie

U.S. intelligence agencies said Russia was responsible for hacking Democratic National Committee (DNC) email accounts, leading to the publication of about 20,000 stolen emails on WikiLeaks. But that finding was reportedly based largely on the DNC’s strange outsourcing of the investigation to a private cybersecurity firm. Rarely does the victim of a crime first hire […]

Walter E. Williams: We’re all to blame

Walter E. Williams: We’re all to blame

By Walter E. Williams The largest threat to our prosperity is government spending that far exceeds the authority enumerated in Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Federal spending in 2017 will top $4 trillion. Social Security, at $1 trillion, will take up most of it. Medicare ($582 billion) and Medicaid ($404 billion) are […]

Michael Barone: Can Trump and democrats make a deal on immigration?

Michael Barone: Can Trump and democrats make a deal on immigration?

By Michael Barone Can President Donald Trump and the Republican-majority Congress make a deal? That’s a question raised by the announcement that the Trump administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in six months. DACA, put in place by the Obama administration, provided protection from deportation to immigrants who entered the United […]

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