What's in a Nickname? - David Harsanyi (7/31/2020)
Today's woke activists, the ones scouring Wikipedia to ferret out historical injustices no one really remembers, are sanctimonious, imperious, undereducated, censorious, and authoritarian. If they succeed, they won't make life better for anyone.
Rioters Are Seditionists, Not Protesters - Cal Thomas (7/30/2020)
The violence perpetrated in the streets of cities across America continues because state and local elected officials (all Democrats) refuse to do what is necessary to stop it. These acts no longer fit the definition of protest.
The Latest, Fast-Moving Developments in the 2020 Election Season - Hans von Spakovsky (7/29/2020)
Overall, this is turning out to be a very eventful election year. Between the fights in the media and in the social platform world and between all of the candidates, along with the litigation and regulatory battles going on in almost every state.
Stolen Elections Show the Vulnerabilities of Absentee Ballots - Hans von Spakovsky (7/29/2020)
In-person voting occurs under the supervision of election officials, with election observers there to make sure everything is on the up-and-up. This transparency is a vital hallmark of the democratic process.
A 'Woke' U.S. Army? - John J. Bastiat (7/28/2020)
Setting aside the fact that black lives don't matter one whit to Black Lives Matter, the BLM movement is reverberating throughout government circles, notably of late, the U.S. Army.
The Problem in Portland Isn't the Law — It's the Lawlessness - David Harsanyi (7/27/2020)
Despite the occasional looting, chaos, property damage, trespassing, rioting, graffiti, assaults, arson and general mayhem, the media consistently assure us that antifa "protesters" are "largely peaceful." Right.
Why This Revolution Isn't Like the '60s - Victor Davis Hanson (7/26/2020)
In the '60s, a huge "silent majority" finally had enough, elected Richard Nixon and slowed down the revolution by jailing its criminals, absorbing and moderating it. Today, if there is a silent mass of traditionalists, where are they?
Historical Ignorance and Confederate Generals - Walter Williams (7/25/2020)
Confederate generals fought for independence from the Union just as George Washington fought for independence from Great Britain. If they were traitors, then so were Washington and all the other Founders. King George certainly thought so.
Illegal Aliens and the 2020 Census - Thomas Gallatin (7/24/2020)
"States adopting policies that encourage illegal aliens to enter this country and that hobble federal efforts to enforce the immigration laws passed by the Congress should not be rewarded with greater representation in the House of Representatives."
Responsibility and Tribalism - Erik Erickson (7/23/2020)
Masks should not be controversial, but they have become so, in large part because of how the press corps has chosen to cover various events through partisan framing. People should wear masks. We should be mindful that large protests can spread the virus.
Mask Mandates Are a Public Health Menace - Michelle Malkin (7/22/2020)
The evidence does not support broad mask mandates. Yet, now we free-thinkers and free-breathers face jail time and witch hunts for dissenting. It's all about politics, power, and control.
Intersectionality vs. America - Josh Hammer (7/21/2020)
As the nation grapples in the throes of a once-a-generation soul search, the battle lines of our cold civil war between the Americanists and the civilizational arsonists only continue to harden.
Mal-Educated Rioters and Spineless Politicians Wage a War Against Democracy - Kay C. James (7/20/2020)
The forces of socialism, Marxism and anarchy are waging a war against democracy and the moral legitimacy of the great American experiment. Radicals have hijacked peaceful protests and are attacking the very foundation of our nation.
Despicable Behavior of My Fellow Academicians - Walter Williams (7/19/2020)
If the stupid ideas of academic intellectuals remained on college campuses and did not infect the rest of society, they might be a source of entertainment — much like a circus.
The New 'Systemic Racism' That Is Coming - Pat Buchanan (7/18/2020)
Racial and ethnic discrimination, as in the days of segregation. Only the color of the beneficiaries and the color of the victims will be reversed. And that is the meaning of the BLM revolution, which might be encapsulated: "It's our turn now!"
Conference of Mayors Backs Slavery Reparations - The Washington Examiner (7/17/2020)
The nation's mayors on Monday backed a national call for reparations to 41 million black people, a program that could cost taxpayers $6.2 quadrillion.
The Enduring Value of the Electoral College - Jeff Jacoby (7/17/2020)
Two centuries of history have confirmed the wisdom of the Constitution's authors. The system they devised for choosing a president may be flawed. But for a nation like ours — geographically vast, politically diverse — there is none better
Countering the Cancel Culture - The Washington Examiner (7/16/2020)
American liberty has always started with freedom of the mind. The Founders had the foresight to compose the First Amendment, which proffers unique protections to expressions emanating from unfettered thought.
Who's 'Divisive'? - Cal Thomas (7/15/2020)
Where is it written that the left gets to control the political and cultural agenda and conservatives must bow to its ideology when, in fact, it is liberalism that has brought the nation to near cultural ruin?
Supreme Court Says States Can Punish Electoral College Voters - CNN (7/14/2020)
July 13, 2020: The Supreme Court has said that states can punish members of the Electoral College who fail to fulfill a pledge to vote for a state's popular vote winner in presidential elections.
High Court Opens Door to Electoral College Subversion - Frank Miele (7/14/2020)
Who is appointed as a state's elector,and the manner of that appointment, are to be determined by the state, but there is no constitutional authority for restricting the vote of the elector so appointed.
'Faithless Electors' Ruling Shows Difficulty for Defenders of Electoral College - Adam Carrington (7/14/2020)
The system continues to offer benefits bearing similarities to its original purpose. Current practice moderates popular excess to an extent, for example, by recognizing federalism and by requiring an absolute majority of electoral votes.
Is America Heading for a Civil War? - Brandon Smith (7/13/2020)
If the elites and the social justice mob take control, there can be no future for our species. They desire what they cannot and should not have. They value only what they can take from others. They have a hunger that can never be satiated.
How the Swamp Mucked Up America's Coronavirus Response - Betsy McCaughey (7/12/2020)
In a pandemic, government efficiency can make the difference between life and death. You would expect our civil "servants" to rise to the occasion. Some are, but the GAO found reasons for serious alarm.
Fired for Speaking Truth - John Stossel (7/11/2020)
The online mob came for Harald Uhlig. What terrible thing had he done? He tweeted that Black Lives Matter "torpedoed itself, with its full-fledged support of #defundthepolice." Instead of defunding, Uhlig suggested, "train them better."
The Case for Fewer Laws - Shay Khatiri (7/10/2020)
Many Americans regard America as "a nation of laws." But the United States is becoming a nation of too many laws. Like all laws, some are good, and some are bad. But, as a whole, they are increasingly interfering with the lives of Americans.
Nation's Values Under Attack - Kay C. James (7/9/2020)
America is a land of promise, and conservative policies can make those promises ring true for all Americans. It is time for conservatives to take a message of hope to every American to end the racial strife.
The Importance of Gun Ownership in a World Without Police - Matthew Larosiere (7/8/2020)
We need arms today for the same reason minority communities needed them in the Reconstruction era. No matter what systems our government puts in place, they are always prone to failure.
The Theodore Roosevelt Statue: An American Post-Mortem - Rick Marschall (7/7/2020)
A society that does not counter the spreading infection of street mobs — especially as they are photographed and videotaped, clearly subject to identification — has lost the will to live … and the right to exist.
When the Mob Rules - Cal Thomas (7/6/2020)
What did we think would happen once boundaries were destroyed? The chaos plaguing the country today was inevitable after truth, standards and self-control were all but ignored by many in our society.
7 Statues the Left Really Should Want to Tear Down if They Don't Want to Be Hypocrites - Matt Margolis (7/5/2020)
These protestors think their efforts to tear down historical statues in the name of social justice is noble, but in reality, they reek of hypocrisy because of the statues that have so far avoided their path of destruction.
Defund America-Hating Universities - Arnold Ahlert (7/4/2020)
Colleges have spent the last half-century teaching millions of young Americans that their nation is a fundamentally flawed entity where systemic racism abounds, white "privilege" is endemic, and that merit should be superseded by identity politics.
Don't Fear a Coronavirus Spike - Betsy McCaughey (7/3/2020)
Mainstream media are sounding the alarm about coronavirus cases spiking across the South and West. They're distorting the facts to cause panic, instead of reporting the whole truth.
Insults to Black History - Walter Williams (7/2/2020)
Often overlooked or ignored is the fact that, as a group, black Americans have made the greatest gains, over some of the highest hurdles, and in a shorter span of time than any other racial group in history.
Once Started, Mob Violence Targeting Monuments Is Hard to Stop - Byron York (7/1/2020)
It could be that tearing down some historical monuments on the basis of contemporary views inevitably leads to the targeting of other historical monuments, based on other contemporary views. Once started, it is hard to stop.
The New Censors - John Stossel (6/30/2020)
Life has been much better since people acquired the right to speak freely. Elite colleges spread the idea that speech can be a form of violence. "Words are like bullets!" they say. But words are words; bullets are bullets. We must keep them apart.
Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law - AP (6/29/2020)
A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era.
Stop the Madness of Congressional Spending - Stephen Moore (6/29/2020)
Government spending isn't compassionate. It is wasteful, inefficient and counterproductive. Let's hope the Republicans rediscover their fiscal conservative credentials before they join Pelosi in her crusade to spend us into financial ruin.
Google Is Evil - Douglas Andrews (6/28/2020)
Every time you search with Google instead of, say, Bing or DuckDuckGo, you're supporting an information colossus that's working to undo everything you hold dear. Its monopoly is increasingly a major threat to free political speech.
The Constitution Says No to DC Statehood - Jeff Jacoby (6/27/2020)
The House of Representatives is poised to make a bit of history on Friday, when, with all-but-unanimous Democratic support, it is expected to approve a bill — H.R. 51 — that would make Washington, DC, the nation's 51st state.
Break Up Google - Erick Erickson (6/26/2020)
Google has reached a level of monopolization that needs to be taken seriously as a threat to freedom, the free exchange of ideas and political diversity. We should give them the Standard Oil and Ma Bell treatment.
Coronavirus Cases Are Climbing Again. So What? - Issues & Insights (6/25/2020)
A dozen states have seen record highs in new coronavirus cases, blares the news media, accompanied by dire warnings of a "second wave" of the disease because those awful Republican states reopened too soon. Oops...there's context.
"Hate Speech" and the New Tyranny over the Mind - Arthur Milikh (6/24/2020)
In America, a powerful movement intent on outlawing "hate speech" continues to expand in institutional power and moral vigor with each passing year. Most Americans do not fully grasp what banning "hate speech" entails, or the stakes involved.
DACA Ruling Is Supreme Court's Latest Act of Political Timidity - Hans von Spakovsky (6/24/2020)
Why in the world would you have to give public policy reasons for ending a government program that was set up illegally in the first place?
How Cultural Revolutions Die — Or Not - Victor Davis Hanson (6/24/2020)
Unlike coups or political revolutions, cultural revolutions don't just change governments or leaders. Instead, they try to redefine entire societies. Their leaders call them "holistic" and "systematic." Sound familiar?
In DACA Ruling, the Roberts Court Chooses Politics Over Law - The Washington Examiner (6/23/2020)
Judges don't get to decide political questions such as immigration policy. There is no shortcut in a democracy to having the legislature decide this question. It has so far chosen not to settle the matter, and no one else has the right to do so.
Why Can't Big-City Democrats Reform the Police? - Steven Malanga (6/23/2020)
About a decade ago, a narrative reemerged in America that police departments are deeply racist and single out minority residents disproportionately. The timing seemed unusual, given that America had just elected its first black president.
The Shame Is Ours - Cal Thomas (6/22/2020)
These are the inevitable consequences when a nation forgets who and what it is and when some of its citizens reject the values that built and sustained it.
Seattle's 'Autonomous Zone' and the Paris Commune of 1871 Are Ominously Similar - Lawrence W. Reed (6/21/2020)
Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of the disaster in Paris. Marxists are planning to commemorate it as if its lunacy is something to be proud of. They never learn. Stay tuned to Seattle, which will no doubt spred its lunacy.
Decline of Some Churches, Not of Christianity - Robin Smith (6/20/2020)
Serious times call for serious answers. Americans are not finding answers among their political leaders. Americans are not even finding answers in some churches that parrot pundits.