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All of a Sudden Ron Howard and Hollywood Cares About Morality - Everett Piper (1/7/2020)
Actor and filmmaker Ron Howard opened up the New Year by telling the world that Hollywood views President Trump as a "morally bankrupt" human being who is "hustling" the American people. Shock. Hollywood now understands morality?

Even Leftist Historians Rebuke 1619 Project - Brian Mark Weber (1/6/2020)
The New York Times wants to alter the American people's understanding of history and of our nation's founding documents based on the political viewpoints of journalists. Even fellow leftists are refusing to buy the hogwash.

Michael Bloomberg's Outrageous Response to the Texas Church Shooting - Brad Polumbo (1/5/2020)
The billionaire Democratic 2020 presidential candidate has campaigned to restrict gun rights for years, pouring millions into his anti-gun advocacy. But Bloomberg just made it explicitly clear that he wants to disarm law-abiding Americans completely.

Will War Derail Trump's Reelection? - Pat Buchanan (1/4/2020)
If there are IEDs on Trump's road to reelection, they may be found in the Middle and Near East, land of the forever wars, and North Korea. Not infrequently, foreign policy has proven decisive in presidential years.

Veganuary: A Resolution You Can Skip - Froma Harrop (1/3/2020)
"I never got the point of a vegan diet. I dislike its cultish mindset. And I regard New Year's resolutions as prelude to failure. That gives Veganuary three strikes and an out as an obsession to commandeer my January."

Colleges Dupe Parents and Taxpayers - Walter Williams (1/2/2020)
Colleges have been around for centuries. College students have also been around for centuries. Yet, college administrators assume that today's students have needs that were unknown to their predecessors.

Half a Century Ago, Apollo 8 Gave Mankind a Christmas to Remember - Hans von Spakovsky (1/1/2020)
This Christmas season, we should remember these three intrepid, brave American explorers and the thousands of engineers, scientists and technicians who made their flight possible.

Taking Stock of America - Diane Dimond (12/31/2019)
Half the country hates the duly elected president. The other half likes or tolerates him. The two main political parties remain locked in a never-ending dance of mutual destruction that has next to nothing to do with what's best for the country.

Why the Left Doesn't Like Christmas - Dennis Prager (12/30/2019)
Many on the left (as opposed to liberals) have been warring on Christmas for more than a generation. Leftists always deny there is a war on Christmas and mock those who claim there is. But it's true.

'Leftugees': Red States Must Defend Themselves from the Blue-State Exodus - Jason Orestes (12/29/2019)
Movement within the country has had an underlying theme to it lately: High-tax and expensive cost-of-living states are seeing an exodus. The risk: That those who leave out of dissatisfaction bring the cause of that dissatisfaction along with them.

Feeding Innovation Better Than Barring Fossil Fuels - Froma Harrop (12/28/2019)
Why would Warren or Sanders or any other politician want to be held responsible, fairly or unfairly, for forcing layoffs in industries already under stress? Better to concentrate on replacements for dirty energy and then boast of the jobs being created.

Socialism's Cynical Appeal - Cal Thomas (12/27/2019)
Why does socialism continue to have appeal in America? Part of the reason is adherents claim it is fairer than capitalism. It isn't fair, socialists say, that some people make more money than others.

What If Santa Were a Socialist? - Scott Walker (12/26/2019)
Everyone would get the same thing for Christmas. There would not be any creative or handmade gifts. Each would be a bland, standard-issue, non-offensive, gender-neutral gift designed by a bureaucrat in the North Pole.

The Miraculous Beginnings of Christmas - Erick Erickson (12/25/2019)
America is currently embroiled in another political controversy. Next week, there will be another one. Each one will distract us. We should work hard to not be distracted from Christmas, from a key miracle that started the Christian faith.

The Case Against Socialism - John Stossel (12/24/2019)
Socialists get elected by promising fairness and equality, but, according to Sen. Rand Paul, "the only way you can enforce those things is to have an equality police or a fairness police, and ultimately they show up with truncheons."

Will Christians Become Outcasts at Public Universities? - Penny Nance (12/23/2019)
The idea that gender is fluid, as opposed to biologically determined, has been germinating for decades. But today it has grown into a multimillion-dollar political cause that threatens the privacy, safety, and religious freedom of all students.

Moving on from wrongs of the ACA - The Altoona Mirror (12/22/2019)
Little by little, the bright, appealing shell that is Obamacare is being stripped away to reveal a thoroughly rotten core. More of it was being exposed this week.

Corrupting Our Social Norms - Walter Williams (12/21/2019)
Fear may explain why biologists in academia do not speak out to say that one's sex is not optional. Since the LGBTQ community is a political force on many college campuses, biologists probably fear retaliation from diversity-blinded administrators.

Homelessness Encampments Aren't a Constitutional Right - Rich Lowry (12/20/2019)
The Supreme Court just ensured that the nation's homelessness crisis will continue. The court declined to take up an appeal of a ruling covering the western United States, that homeless encampments are a de facto constitutional right.

Congress' Continuing Resolution Is an Opportunity for Reform - Veronique de Rugy (12/19/2019)
Once again, Congress failed in its duty to pass its budget on time. The sorry result is that Congress compelled itself to adopt yet another CR, one that will run through Dec. 20. If this tale sounds familiar and irresponsible, that's because it is.

FISA Contradicts the Constitution - Andrew Napolitano (12/18/2019)
Because FISC meets in secret, and because only government lawyers appear before it, we have a dangerous recipe: Secrecy and no defense counsel produce tyranny.

Where Are the 'High Crimes'? - Pat Buchanan (12/17/2019)
Were the Democrats demagoguing? Did they have nothing to back up the charges of criminal conduct? Were the charges just designed to smear Trump, whom Democrats fear they cannot defeat in 2020?

Greta Thunberg Is the Perfect Hero for an Unserious Time - David Harsanyi (12/16/2019)
Who better than a finger-wagging teen bereft of accomplishment, or any comprehension of basic economics or history, to be Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2019?

One Step From a Banana Republic - Adriana Cohen (12/15/2019)
Bad-faith Democrats pushing the impeachment hoax on the heels of one illegitimate investigation of the president after the next are destroying our Democracy as we know it.

Constitutional Malpractice - Roger Helle (12/14/2019)
In their hatred for Trump, Democrats have twisted the Constitution into something unrecognizable. The articles of impeachment hardly compare to the articles that were drafted against Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.

The Welfare State 'Brezhnev Doctrine' - Jeff Jacoby (12/13/2019)
When the Trump administration last week issued a new rule that will close some widely abused loopholes in the federal food stamp program, the liberal-industrial complex erupted with predictable outrage.

The Forgotten Debt - John Stossel (12/12/2019)
No matter who you vote for and no matter what speeches they make, none of them is doing anything to put us on a sustainable course. It's too bad.

The Disgraceful Campaign Against The Salvation Army - Rich Lowry (12/11/2019)
The idea that the Salvation Army has an anti-gay animus stems largely from its opposition to anti-discrimination laws that it worried would impinge on its conscience rights. Armed with this, the gay mafia is in attack mode.

Let's Have Some Historical Perspective on Presidential Misconduct - David Harsnyi (12/10/2019)
Resist the compulsion to say insane things because you dislike this president. There is plenty to criticize without embracing hyperbole or losing all sense of historical perspective.

When Our Guardians Fail Us - Victor Davis Hanson (12/9/2019)
One symptom of a society in crisis is the unreliability or even corruption of its own auditors. After all, when the watchmen have lost moral authority to watch, who can be believed or trusted?

Is Macron Right? Is NATO, 70, Brain Dead? - Pat Buchanan (12/8/2019)
Under NATO, we are now committed to go to war for 28 nations. And the interventionists who took us into Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen want U.S. war guarantees extended to other nations even closer to Russia. What national interests do we have in this?

A Divisive, Historically Dubious Curriculum - Max Eden (12/7/2019)
Historians, journalists, and politicians frequently accuse one another of twisting history to advance political agendas. By contrast, the 1619 Project's curriculum openly encourages such historical revisionism.

Progressive, Feminist Culture Is Toxic, Not Masculinity - Louis DeBroux (12/6/2019)
The "progressive" Left is waging a very dangerous war on the very foundation of civil society, seeking not only "equality" for women, but the destruction or feminization of men, which accomplishes the same thing.

Caving to Bullies Over Religious Belief - Kay Coles James (12/5/2019)
If a giant like Chick-fil-A can succumb to anti-religious pressure, then it can happen anywhere. And the activists now know it.

The Inevitable Breakup of the American Left - Steve McCann (12/4/2019)
What makes up the American Left? It is not a homogenous entity but an amalgamation of various factions now overwhelmingly dominated by its smallest and most radical element, the avowed Marxist/socialists.

The Left Hates the Salvation Army - Dennis Prager (12/3/2019)
To hate the manifestly good is a sure sign of being bad. One of the great puzzles in contemporary American life is whether there is anything the left could do to make Americans understand how destructive it is.

The Real Reason the Dems Want Trump Gone - Derrick Wilburn (12/2/2019)
Since forever, The Club has been cutting deals and running scams for themselves and their families through which they end up filthy rich, incredibly powerful, travel the world at no personal expense, and eat quail on crackers. Trump threatens all that.

Team Warren Plays the "Sexism" Card - Jeff Jacoby (12/1/2019)
These are ridiculous charges. Worse, they're demeaning. Warren isn't a victim. Her sex isn't a handicap. Voters have been electing women to powerful positions for years, and Warren is competing at the highest levels of American politics.

A Lesson From 'The Crown' - Cal Thomas (11/30/2019)
While impeachment is a constitutional process, democracy is a greater one. The phrase "We the people" in the Preamble was critical to the Founders. It separated America from the notion that the state and its leader are supreme.

Thanksgiving for Dummies - Ann Coulter (11/29/2019)
Real Americans honor Indians and also honor the courageous Pilgrim settlers who brought Christian civilization to a continent, a miraculous union that we celebrate on this wonderful holiday.

Thanks, Private Property! - John Stossel (11/28/2019)
Private property protects us from what economists call the tragedy of the commons. The "commons" is a shared resource. That means it's really owned by no one, and no one person has much incentive to protect it or develop it.

How Prescient Were the Anti-Federalists? - Robin Smith (11/27/2019)
Warnings that a day would come in which the federal government would far exceed its constitutional bounds and that this centralized government would be overbearing at best and tyrannical at worst were issued as the Constitution was debated.

Some British Lessons on 'Single Payer' Health Ccare - Robert E. Moffitt (11/26/2019)
Sponsors of Medicare for All single-payer legislation — bills abolishing virtually all existing public and private health insurance — routinely promise that all Americans will get equal access to higher quality care and enjoy superior medical

'Coup' Concerns Suddenly Don't Seem So Far-Fetched - Victor Davis Hanson (11/25/2019)
Trump's opponents have praised the deep state precisely because unelected career officials are seen as the most effective way to sabotage and stymie his agenda. A "coup" is increasingly a part of the progressive discourse of resistance to Trump.

Leftist Violence to Crush Dissent Undermines Rights - Louis DeBroux (11/24/2019)
One of the most dangerous realities of America today is that the American people — blessed with unimaginable freedom and prosperity — are disastrously uninformed as to what natural rights are and are not.

Leftists' Real Target of Impeachment Tactics: The Constitution - Rebecca Hagelin (11/23/2019)
The question for every voter in the 2020 elections is very simple: Will we work and vote for candidates who will fight to protect our constitutional rights? Or will we elect politicians who will rule over us according to their evil agenda?

'Groundhog Day: The Sequel' - Burt Prelutsky (11/22/2019)
History will record that a president was impeached by his partisan enemies, not because he had committed high crimes and misdemeanors but simply because he opposed them.

Cosmic Injustice - Victor Davis Hanson (11/21/2019)
One of the weirdest characteristics of our global politicians and moral censors is their preference to voice cosmic justice rather than to address less abstract sin within their own purview or authority.

No one is above the law -- unless you're a Democrat - Robert Knight (11/20/2019)
"No one is above the law," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said when announcing the start of the impeachment process against President Trump. She should have tempered it with: "unless you're a Democrat."

Mandatory Shortages - John Stossel (11/19/2019)
In health care, and all fields, it's better to see what competition can do rather than letting the government and its cronies decide what to allow.

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