Dr. Richard M. Ebeling: Society is not a family, government is not a parent

Dr. Richard M. Ebeling: Society is not a family, government is not a parent

By Dr. Richard M. Ebeling Few things are as clear as the bankruptcy of the political “left.” Ranting and raving about Donald Trump and “anti-democratic” trends in the United States and other parts of the world, their own vision and vista for a “progressive” and “renewed” America is nothing but the same old statist and […]

Walter E. Williams: Slavery

Walter E. Williams: Slavery

By Walter E. Williams Too many people believe that slavery is a “peculiar institution.” That’s what Kenneth Stampp called slavery in his book, “Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South.” But slavery is by no means peculiar, odd or unusual. It was common among ancient peoples such as the Egyptians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Hittites, Greeks, Persians, […]

Michael Barone: Anti-Trump overreach could backfire

Michael Barone: Anti-Trump overreach could backfire

By Michael Barone Overreach. Donald Trump seems to have an uncanny knack for prompting overreach by his opponents and critics. This often hurts him and the country. But it has the potential to hurt those doing the overreach as well. Start with Trump’s speech in Warsaw last week. “As the Polish experience reminds us,” he […]

Victor Davis Hanson: Liberal plots to remove Trump are backfiring

Victor Davis Hanson: Liberal plots to remove Trump are backfiring

The progressive strategy of investigating President Trump nonstop for Russian collusion or obstruction of justice or witness tampering so far has produced no substantial evidence of wrongdoing. The alternate strategy of derailing the new administration before it really gets started hasn’t succeeded, either, despite serial efforts to sue over election results, alter the Electoral College […]

Ben Crystal: The CNN smackdown

Ben Crystal: The CNN smackdown

By Ben Crystal There was a time, many moons ago, when CNN enjoyed a reputation as the “most trusted name in news.”  Of course, that was back when “news” meant “things that have actually happened, and are worthy of coverage.”  To borrow a phrase from Bob Dylan, “the times, they are a-changin’.”  Nowadays, CNN alternates […]

Walter E. Williams: Minimum wage cruelty

Walter E. Williams: Minimum wage cruelty

By Walter E. Williams There are political movements to push the federal minimum hourly wage to $15. Raising the minimum wage has popular support among Americans. Their reasons include fighting poverty, preventing worker exploitation and providing a living wage. For the most part, the intentions behind the support for raising the minimum wage are decent. […]

Michael Barone: Will Trump Republicans avoid the off-year curse?

Michael Barone: Will Trump Republicans avoid the off-year curse?

By Michael Barone Curious fact, and one disquieting for Republicans looking ahead to 2018: In the past 65 years, starting with 1952, the president’s party has managed to win a majority of seats in an off-year election only four times. In the other 12 off-year elections, the opposition party won a majority. Special circumstances, unlikely […]

Francis Rooney: What happened to the First Amendment?

Francis Rooney: What happened to the First Amendment?

By Francis Rooney Our First Amendment right to free speech is under assault on many college and university campuses around the country.  Under the guise of protecting students, the freedom to express views not deemed acceptable to an intolerant, judgmental elite is being attacked and denounced by students, professors and, in many cases, administrators. Protection […]

Ben Crystal: The most busted name in news

Ben Crystal: The most busted name in news

By Ben Crystal During a Tuesday press briefing at the White House, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders expressed her boss’s frustration at dealing with an increasingly activist media and their increasingly frequent breaches of journalistic ethics. Sanders lectured about the “constant barrage of fake news,” specifically referencing the recent CNN “dossier” disaster which ended up […]

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