Leftists Blame America. Decent People Blame Themselves. - Dennis Prager (9/14/2020)
America has been a great country because it was built on the belief that we must all fight against our natures. It is difficult to overstate the damage the left is doing to this country by abandoning this fundamental Judeo-Christian teaching.
Journalism Is Dead - R. Emmett Tyrrell (9/13/2020)
According to The Atlantic's anonymous sources, the president referred to the vets whose bodies lie in a French cemetery as "losers" and "suckers." Ah. Anonymous sources.
Today and Yesterday - Walter Williams (9/12/2020)
The poverty we have today is spiritual poverty. Spiritual poverty is an absence of what traditionally has been known as various human virtues. Much of that spiritual poverty is a result of public and private policy that rewards irresponsibility.
Trump Is Right To Remove Critical Race Theory From Diversity Programs - David Marcus (9/11/2020)
The change came after reports emerged of "training sessions" in which white government employees were basically told they were inherently racist and made to confess and apologize for their privilege.
In Defense of Common Values - Star Parker (9/10/2020)
America has always been about freedom of expression. And that freedom has often led to protests and tension. Generally, we've gotten through these tough and challenging times and moved on. Because we at least shared a set of basic values.
The National Debt Virus - Nate Jackson (9/9/2020)
Once upon a time, it appeared that the American people were beginning to wake up to the threat of the national debt. But now the heady days of the Tea Party seem like a distant memory.
Lessons From Rwanda - Laura Hollis (9/8/2020)
What has been called the Rwandan Holocaust is notable, even among other mass atrocities, in that the slaughter was carried out largely by neighbors against neighbors, while officialdom turned its collective back.
Leftwing Violence Started After Obama Said to Take Guns to Knife Fights - Erick Erickson (9/7/2020)
Recall the blissfully peaceful age when the President of the United States was just telling supporters to take guns to knife fights, get in their neighbors' faces, and turn in your neighbors for "lying" about Obamacare.
Want To Boost Economic Growth? Tell Government To Spend Less - Veronique de Rugy (9/6/2020)
The traditional objection against spending cuts is that they hurt demand (consumption), but a new scholarly study shows that a reduction in spending actually increases consumption in the short run and into the long run.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Nonsense - Walter Williams (9/5/2020)
What explains the fact that over 80% of professional basketball players are black, as are about 70% of professional football players? Only an idiot would chalk it up to diversity and inclusion.
"Anti-Racist" Education Is Anything But - Frederick M. Hess (9/4/2020)
"Anti-racism" is often little more than a crude bit of rhetorical flim-flam. In fact, much of what passes for "anti-racism" is a poisonous exercise in rank bigotry — especially when applied to education.
Restore the Teaching of American Exceptionalism in the Classroom - Mike Gonzalez and Jonathan Butcher (9/3/2020)
America is exceptional because it is the only country in the world that derives its legitimacy from its start not from a common ethnicity or monarch, but from natural rights — the idea that rights can be observed in nature and precede politics.
The 12th Amendment Trap - John Steele Gordon (9/2/2020)
under the 12th Amendment, whose authors, of course, did not take modern party politics into account, it would be quite possible for the two houses to elect a president and a vice president of different parties.
Marxist Left Advances Transgender and Racism Agendas to 'Cancel' American Society - Robert Knight (9/1/2020)
Language is extremely powerful. One of the most effective ways that Marxists advance their agenda is to change how we talk about things. When clever rewordings replace the truth, it's easier to fool people.
In Kenosha, The Seeds of Civil War - Scott McKay (8/31/2020)
The citizenry will eventually fight back. And when it does, nobody ought to be surprised. The make-believe revolution must at some point become real. In Kenosha it became real. And in real revolutions people get killed.
What Is the Violence in American Cities All About? - Victor Davis Hanson (8/30/2020)
No matter — cultural revolutions are incoherent and nihilist. Those who signed up for the Jacobin Reign of Terror wanted violence, not a constitutional republic to replace the French monarchy. So it is with our progressive rioters.
Europeans Discover the Myth About 'Safety Nets' the Hard Way - John Tamny (8/29/2020)
Economic discussions would be much better if it were understood that no one receives dollar, euro, yen, pound or yuan "aid." They receive the goods that those currencies can be exchanged for. Money on its own doesn't feed, shelter or clothe.
Senate Dems Unveil California-Style $400B Per Year Climate-Change Plan - Valerie Richardson (8/28/2020)
Like the Green New Deal resolution proposed in 2017 by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, the program laid out here by Democrats includes a focus on "environmental justice", and a clamp-down on all who disagree.
Fight for America - Kay C. James (8/27/2020)
Rioting. Vandalism. Bullying opponents into silence. Calls to defund the police, abolish the Electoral College and remake America as a socialist country. It's hard to believe what we're now seeing.
The RNC Shouldn't Be Bragging About the Paycheck Protection Program - Billy Binion (8/26/2020)
The multibillion-dollar PPP loan program was aimed at helping small businesses retain employees amid government-imposed closures. But the program, implemented at breakneck speed, was riddled with errors and fundamental flaws from the beginning.
What Will You Do When the Mob Shows Up at Your Front Door? - Rick Green (8/25/2020)
The worst is yet to come as law enforcement officers are further demoralized — while politicians are often even taking the side of the criminals — and media elites and Democrat leaders ignore, downplay or lie about the violence.
The Truth About the Post Office Controversy - Neil Patel (8/24/2020)
Do we really have to worry about the Postal Service? That's the latest faux controversy to dominate our political debate. It's a sign of our times that even the mail system isn't without controversy. As usual, there's plenty of blame to go
The Green New Deal Means Monumental Disruption - Paul Driessen (8/23/2020)
Kamala Harris co-sponsored the Green New Deal in the Senate. Now Joe Biden has endorsed the plan. Naturally, people want to know what the GND will cost – usually meaning in state and federal government spending. But that is the wrong question.
It's Time to Rethink Campus Policies - Laura Hollis (8/22/2020)
One of the questions higher education should be asking, in light of scientific evidence, is whether it's time to reconsider campus policies that permit the freewheeling liberties college students have taken — often to their detriment.
Why Stimulus Spending Fails - Veronique de Rugy (8/21/2020)
There are always economists, journalists, and pundits willing to assume that this time will be different and government spending will deliver on the promises made on its behalf by pro-spending advocates. Unfortunately, this is wishful thinking.
The Source of Republican Problems - Cal Thomas (8/20/2020)
The purpose of politics is to win and to demonstrate one party's ideas and policies are superior to those of the other party. If politics is only about being liked and praised, the party that adopts such a philosophy is doomed to perpetual defeat.
A Welcome Conclusion That Yale Discriminates Against Asians, Whites - Mike Gonzalez (8/19/2020)
The Justice Department just took an important step in enforcing the Constitution when it concluded, after a two-year investigation, that Yale University illegally discriminates against Asian and white Americans through its admissions process.
Only Congress Can Spend Federal Monies - Andrew Napolitano (8/18/2020)
How different the world must look from inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. when looking out than from outside looking in. Yet, the Constitution remains the same. The president cannot spend monies not appropriated by Congress.
A Picture of Stupid - Mychal Massie (8/17/2020)
There was a time in recent history that stupid ideas were clearly defined and identifiable. But alas, as has become the case with so many things in today's zeitgeist, words have been replaced with pictures.
Kamala Harris Cannot Be Trusted With Power - Adriana Cohen (8/16/2020)
Buyer beware. That's the message that needs to be sent to voters now that Joe Biden has tapped Kamala Harris, an ultra-far-left progressive, to be his running mate. Harris' record and actions illustrate she cannot be trusted with power.
Democrats Bury the Civil Rights Movement - Star Parker (8/15/2020)
Why, when so much of what dominates our national discussion today is the alleged importance of elimination of racism and sexism, is there open and unabashed talk about how sexism and racism must be the basis for choosing a vice president?
Politicians Need a Refresher Course in How Government Works - Kay C. James (8/14/2020)
The two biggest events of 2020 have exposed a frightening fact: A passing grade in civics class wasn't a prerequisite for many of our political leaders to get elected to public office.
Why America Is in Real Danger - Dennis Prager (8/13/2020)
Americans have long been proud of the fact that, unlike European countries, America never went the route of totalitarianism as embodied in communism, fascism and Nazism. This achievement may be coming to an end.
Teachers Openly Fret That Parents Might Hear Them Brainwashing Children - Matt Walsh (8/12/2020)
In one of the creepiest yet most revealing Twitter threads ever to be posted on the platform, a teacher recently fretted out loud that virtual classes might allow parents to hear him brainwashing their kids.
Immune From Accountability - Steven Greenhut (8/11/2020)
Thanks to a previous activist court, all government officials get a free pass even if they wantonly violate our rights. Why do so many conservatives defend that?
Joe Biden's "Gun Violence" Plan Is Bad News for Gun Owners - Josh Pinho (8/10/2020)
As the November elections quickly approach, all lawful gun owners should be well aware of the demonization they would face from Joe Biden and the far-left progressives who will undoubtedly shape his policies and actions.
Born This Way - Melissa Mackenzie (8/9/2020)
Why is it important to clarify something so obvious as the fact that a man is a man and a woman is a woman? Because the Intersectional religionists, seeking as ever to confuse the culture and by doing so control it, are on the rampage.
Tyranny's First Battlefield - Walter Williams (8/8/2020)
There is very little new under the sun. The monument and statue destruction that we are witnessing has been witnessed in other times and other places. A tyrant's first battlefield is to rewrite history.
As the Filibuster Goes, So Goes the GOP - Pat Buchanan (8/7/2020)
"A republic if you can keep it," Franklin told the lady in Philadelphia who had asked what kind of government they had created. If the filibuster goes, and the Democratic left runs wild in the next two years, will that republic survive the surgery?
Big-City Rioting Is No Tea Party Protest - Tim Graham (8/6/2020)
Few subjects more easily betray aggressive media bias than protests. If you're a conservative protester, you're most likely to be ignored. If you're, well, the other kind, you're most likely to be pandered to.
Americans' Crazy Fight for the Basic Right to Work - Cheryl K. Chumley (8/5/2020)
The Declaration of Independence promises citizens life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and that's pretty much what many in America are doing each day as they head to work — exercising their rights to provide for self and family.
Pandemic v. Protestors - Star Parker (8/4/2020)
Decent Americans are perplexed because we would expect that allowing more government into our personal space would happen uniformly, that in allowing more government, we are all sacrificing together for some greater good, some greater necessity.
Is English Grammar Racist? - Jeff Jacoby (8/3/2020)
But English Department chairmen in 2020 have more important goals than mere excellence in English. The achievement of an "anti-racist" classroom takes precedence over everything else, including elevating the skills and knowledge of students.
The Constitutionality of Federal Mask Mandates - The Orange County Register (8/2/2020)
Our founders established a national government of limited, enumerated powers, and reserved the authority over everything else to the states. Under federalism, Washington, D.C. can only exercise power in discrete, specialized areas.
America's Mindset Recovered From Spanish Flu for 1 Reason: Unity - Selena Zito (8/1/2020)
With the exception of the brutal attacks on Sept. 11, there are generations who have not had to face a major national emergency without access to some sort of "relief" from the government. We've lost our ability to cope.
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.
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.