Let's Not Waste a Crisis - Walter Williams (5/17/2020)
Leftist politicians who want to get into our pocketbooks are beginning to argue that the COVID-19 pandemic is the best argument for a wealth tax. It has become increasingly attractive because it lends itself to demagoguery.
You'll Freeze in the Dark! - John Stossel (5/16/2020)
Over time, as people depend on handouts, they often feel that their lives are no longer within their control. They become passive. They don't push through obstacles. They wait for government help.
H.R. 6666 a Devil of a COVID-19 Government Surveillance Plot - Cheryl Chumley (5/15/2020)
Mark of the beast. After all, what's more devilishly un-American than launching one of the most massive government surveillance programs of private citizens in U.S. history, all under the guise of protecting people from the coronavirus?
Universal Basic Income and the End of the Republic - Chris Talgo (5/14/2020)
The U.S. economy is sinking, and some on the far left have a preposterous plan to prevent Americans from drowning in more unpaid bills and debt: Stay home and don't worry about anything.
COVID-19: We Are Never Going To Be Completely Safe. - Matt Walsh (5/13/2020)
We may be able to extend hiding under our beds indefinitely, but then what kind of life would that be? Eventually we have to confront the risks, accept them, take whatever reasonable precautions we're comfortable with, and get back to living again.
Has Liberalism Lost Its Mind? - John C. Goodman (5/12/2020)
You have to wonder whether liberals believe in anything other than getting elected and exercising power. Is there a set of beliefs you could confidently identify as comprising the liberal mind? We're not so sure.
Encouraging Illegal Aliens To Remain In The US Is A Crime, Supreme Court Rules - The Daily Caller (5/11/2020)
The Supreme Court justices voided an earlier decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which had ruled that a federal anti-harboring statute was unconstitutional on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment by restricting free speech.
Governors Can't Suspend the First Amendment - Hans von Spakovsky (5/11/2020)
The COVID-19 pandemic does not give Gov. Laura Kelly the right to suspend the First Amendment right of Kansans to practice their religious beliefs.
The Federal Government Cannot Bail Out the Blue States - Stephen Moore (5/10/2020)
The blue states that want the most money from Washington already spend and waste by far the most, and they are, for the most part, the richest states. Now they are asking to get subsidized by states such as Arizona and Utah, which spend the least.
King James, Chuck Schumer, and a Co-Equal Judiciary - Shmuel Klatzkin (5/9/2020)
It has been dismaying to see a threat to the independence of the Court again arising and being seriously pressed forward. Led by Sens. Whitehouse and Schumer, a group of Democrats has raised a serious and extended clamor to again pack the Court.
The Worldwide Lockdown May Be the Greatest Mistake in History - Dennis Prager (5/8/2020)
The forcible prevention of Americans from doing anything except what politicians deem "essential" has led to the worst economy in American history since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Revolt of the Plain Folks - William Murchison (5/7/2020)
At a moment ripe for mature leadership, we get "leaders" volubly poor-mouthing each other, as chronicled by commentators with axes to grind, previously used to slice through the necks of those with contrary political convictions.
Nix the Bailout for State Pensions - The Altoona Mirror (5/6/2020)
There is an older illness afoot. That malady is purely political. It has occurred in states where politicians for decades have been so eager to win votes that they approved public employee pensions unsustainable in the long run.
Our Dress Rehearsal for a Police State - Dennis Prager (5/5/2020)
If you love liberty, you must see that it is jeopardized more than at any time since America's founding. And that means, among other things, that at this time, a vote for any Democrat is a vote to end liberty.
Bigger Government Is Always Here to Stay - Lewis Morris (5/4/2020)
What made the Great American Experiment work for a long time was keeping government in check with a well-written Constitution and a strong, self-sustaining private sector. That strategy began falling by the wayside several decades ago.
Members of Previous Generations Now Seem Like Giants - Victor Davis Hanson (5/3/2020)
We of the 21st century are beginning to look back at our lost epic times and wonder about these now-nameless giants who left behind monuments that we cannot replicate, but instead merely use or even mock.
There's No Such Thing As Non-Essential Business - David Lutz (5/2/2020)
Our economy is about to collapse. It will be all those "non-essential" businesses that will take down everything with it. Keep in mind that 996 people out of 1,000 will survive Covid-19 (based on recent test results from California and New York).
Saint Andrew of Albany - Robert Stacey McCain (5/1/2020)
Watching Cuomo's press briefings is to behold the work of a master in the rhetorical arts of pretended expertise and straw-man arguments against imaginary antagonists who, in opposing the governor's orders, are irresponsible and unscientific.
Herd Immunity Might Be the Answer - Arnold Ahlert (4/30/2020)
As America has learned, "containment" is a loaded word. "In this current crisis, the longest if not the first complete shutdown in U.S. history, the freedoms of American democracy are being tested in ways we scarcely ever imagined."
Social Distancing Isn't a Religion - Rich Lowry (4/29/2020)
Surfers and bikers are the least of our worries. Yet, there is a segment of American opinion that takes it as its responsibility to scold and shame anyone who dares go out and get a little fresh air.
Why Joe Biden's America Loves a Lockdown - Daniel McCarthy (4/28/2020)
At stake in the Trump vs. Biden contest is the question of whether the fearful, censorious, illiberal elite will consolidate power by claiming the White House, or whether it will be impeded and rebuked by the re-election of Donald Trump.
Government Goes Too Far - John Stossel (4/27/2020)
Politicians rush to limit our choices in the name of "keeping us safe." They don't even want to think about places like Sweden or the argument that leaving us alone might make us safer.
Why We Should Start Going Back to Work - Star Parker (4/26/2020)
Limit federal bureaucratic control of our lives and engage local government. Focus on individual freedom and personal responsibility. It's what we need now. It's what we have always needed.
The Time Has Come to Repatriate Business - William Straesser (4/25/2020)
China has been a notoriously bad actor, particularly in the area of trade. The United States has been the beneficiary of some of China's most toxic products since 1996, beginning with infestation of Asian long-horned beetles.
COVID-19 Shows Why We Should Have Gotten Our Fiscal House in Order - Jack Salmon and Veronique de Rugy (4/24/2020)
Unlike other countries, the US government did not fix our leaky roof while the sun was still shining. Now that we need financial cover more than ever, our federal shelter is riddled with holes.
We Are Approaching COVID-19 Gut-Check Time - Victor Davis Hanson (4/23/2020)
We are a few days away from a rendezvous with some tough conclusions about COVID-19. A number of concurrent developments are coming to a head. Most will bring light where so far there was only heat.
The Coronavirus Risk Assessment - Melissa MacKenzie (4/22/2020)
Now that people are seeing the consequences of the virus and understand the risks, they can start doing what free people do: Decide for themselves what risks they want to take.
Death in Slow Motion - Andrew Napolitano (4/21/2020)
The employment of government power to assault personal liberty and cut constitutional corners is never justified in a free society, no matter the exigency.
We Caught More Than Coronavirus From China - Daniel Flynn (4/20/2020)
As the state follows its nature by engorging on freedom to grow its power, its policymakers use the coronavirus crisis to cynically advance causes they pushed prior to the importation of the disease.
The Press Is a Threat to the Country - Laura Hollis (4/19/2020)
It's so much easier to simply repeat what you've been told to say, and what all your politically simpatico friends in the business are saying. And it's much more fun to nudge-nudge-wink-wink and laugh with one another over white wine.
What Does Reopening Look Like - Ben Shapiro (4/18/2020)
Whatever the reason, it is simply untenable to lock Americans down for months more. Calls to do so ignore not only the catastrophic human suffering inflicted on millions.
Time for Blacks to Acknowledge Our Being Victims --- of Racial Hoaxes - Walter Williams (4/17/2020)
Jussie Smollett charged that two masked Trump supporters, wearing MAGA hats, using racial and homophobic insults attacked him. The anti-Trump media gobbled up Smollett's story hook, line and sinker, but it turned out to be just one more hoax.
Trump's Presidency Hangs on One Decision - Pat Buchanan (4/16/2020)
The crucial decision Trump will make is to choose the exact moment to reopen the country and the economy, without igniting a new spike in the pandemic that induces despair and causes a panic.
Is America a Roaring Giant or Crying Baby? - Victor Davis Hanson (4/15/2020)
We can ridicule the idea of Americans again making their own things and call it protectionism or economic chauvinism. We can conduct endless congressional inquiries about who said what and when about the virus, and perhaps reopen impeachment. Or not.
Americans Rally to Their Presidents in Times of Crisis - Mark Shields (4/14/2020)
Democrats are beside themselves. How, they ask, could President Trump's approval ratings be rising when the president's leadership of this coronavirus "war" has been start-stop, don't-worry-be-happy?
Leaders Seize New Powers to Fight Coronavirus - Michael Birnbaum and Terrence McCoy, The Washington Post (4/13/2020)
While leaders around the world fight the spread of the coronavirus, they're amassing sweeping new powers. As legislatures limit or suspend activities in the name of social distancing, many of the norms that define democracy are on hold.
Emergency Funding Just in Time! - Roger Helle (4/13/2020)
Well, the relief bill was passed and now we're learning what the urgent needs were that held up getting support to workers who lost their jobs. Let's glance at just a few of the funding projects.
How to End the Shutdown - Betsy McCaughey (4/12/2020)
President Donald Trump is hinting at a second task force responsible for getting Americans back to work. Appoint it now, Mr. President. Don't wait until the virus peaks. This second task force should prepare the country to reopen.
Bankrupting America - John Stossel (4/11/2020)
Once you're deep in debt, no option is good. How did we get to this point? Presidents have talked about the dangers of debt for decades. But they didn't deal with it; they just talked about it.
The Three Big Questions Nobody Is Answering - Ben Shapiro (4/10/2020)
One thing is certain: Things cannot continue as they have been. Americans are not going to stay home for months on end, and they certainly will not do so on the basis of ever-evolving models.
We Need to Make More of Our Own Drugs - Rich Lowry (4/9/2020)
China is a dominant force when it comes to generic drugs in particular, which account for the vast majority of medicines that American take. We rely on China for 90% of our antibiotics.
A Civil Liberties Pandemic - Jeff Jacoby (4/8/2020)
This epidemic may leave the economy in tatters, but economies grow back. Let us hope it doesn't shred our civil liberties and democratic norms before it runs its course. Those aren't so easy to regrow.
The Bill for Globalism Has Arrived - Ann Coulter (4/7/2020)
Trump is the president of the United States. Either he is responsible for a monstrous virus arriving on our shores and destroying our economy — or China is. I expected the media to say, "Trump!" I didn't expect Trump to agree.
The Facts and Fears Behind Continuing the Coronavirus Shutdown - Betsy McCaughey (4/6/2020)
The major reason coronavirus is more deadly is that it is overwhelming an unprepared health care system. The flu season spans almost half the year. This coronavirus is attacking in a compressed time frame.
Why It's So Hard to Escape America's Anti-Poverty Programs - Justin Murray (4/5/2020)
Poverty and homeless assistance has turned into a big business. We now have a Homeless Industrial Complex, and poverty assistance has become big business. The public sector appears to be fully invested in ensuring that poverty and homelessness persist.
Atlas Is Shrugging - Stephen Moore (4/4/2020)
We are living through the Ayn Rand dystopia right now. We have given police-state powers to the government to shut down "nonessential businesses" and tell people whether they can play golf or go for a hike.
The Dark Hole of Debt - Cal Thomas (4/3/2020)
It is not cognitive dissonance -- the impossibility of holding two or more contradictory beliefs simultaneously -- to favor the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed by Congress while at the same time worrying about the increasing national debt.
A Constitutional Guide to Emergency Powers - Charles Stimson and David B. Rivkin Jr. (4/2/2020)
All this goes against the grain in America, whose people treasure freedom and constitutional rights. But the government has ample constitutional and legal authority to impose such emergency steps.
Why Economic Freedom Is Critical to Beating the Coronavirus Pandemic - Kay C. James (4/1/2020)
The debate in the United States over whether to move away from free markets and toward socialism may change dramatically as the latest coronavirus spreads throughout the world.
Joe Biden: A 'Cenrist' Moves Further Left - Byron York (3/31/2020)
It's an indisputable fact that the Democratic Party has moved left in recent years. Now, the party is about to choose a standard bearer in the person of former Vice President Joe Biden, supposed "moderate."