The Ground is Shifting Under Obamacare - Scott Rasmussen (1/5/2018)
It's true that there is more to Obamacare than the mandate. But the repeal of the Obamacare mandate fundamentally changes the political dynamics in the real world far from Washington, DC.
Debunking 'Dreamers' - Arnold Ahlert (1/4/2018)
The most successful propaganda campaign ever waged by progressives can be reduced to a single word: dreamers. It is so successful that even conservative news entities use the word for illegal aliens brought here by their law-breaking parents.
Government Can't Afford For Its Anti-Smoking Efforts To Succeed - George Will (1/3/2018)
Preaching morality while practicing cupidity can be tricky, but various American governments have done it for years regarding smoking. This mental contortion now has a new chapter.
The 10 Worst Helicopter Parenting Moments of 2017 - Lenore Skenazy (1/2/2018)
It isn't just parents. Cops, schools, reporters, bureaucrats and busybodies got in on the action this year. Obviously you don't need to be a millennial or a student to be a snowflake.
Supreme Court Free Speech Case Could Destroy a Generation's Rights to Life and Speech - Thomas Glessner (1/1/2018)
Mandating that pro-life centers speak a message with which they fundamentally disagree undercuts the very foundation of the First Amendment. Freedom of speech requires that the government allow speech with which it disagrees.
Are We Rushing to Judgment Too Quickly on Sexual Harassment? - Kathleen Parker (1/1/2018)
It is notable that "shame," so long out of vogue, is making a comeback, indeed, with a vengeance. Johnson's suicide reminds us that the best of causes conducted without the usual rules of law can lead to disastrous, even fatal, consequences.
Will War Cancel Trump's Triumphs? - Pat Buchanan (12/31/2017)
The Korean War finished Truman. Vietnam finished LBJ. Reagan said putting Marines into Lebanon was his worst mistake. Iraq cost Bush II both houses of Congress and his party the presidency in 2008. Trump should read this history well.
Drawing a Line on Sexual Harassment - Brent Bozell (12/30/2017)
Most cases aren't as clear-cut as an Al Franken prank photo. Evidence of harassment is often hard to produce, especially years later. That's why cautious investigations and fine distinctions should be made before reputations and careers vanish.
Deadly Isms - John Stossel (12/29/2017)
People want politics to be simple. Left vs. right. Clinton vs. Trump. My side vs. your side. Elect the right guy, and things will be good! The truth is more complicated.
Dredging Turtle Bay - Jed Babbin (12/28/2017)
There is never enough time or space to mock the United Nations adequately. Almost since the moment it was created the UN's principal purpose has been to provide a forum for the dictators, despots, rogues, and terrorists to bash the United States.
Let's Demand "Reparations" from Black Rioters - Mychal Massie (12/27/2017)
The myth that America became wealthy because of slave labor is just that – a myth. America became wealthy despite slave labor. The most prosperous states in the country were those that first freed their slaves.
Democrats, Taxes and Freedom - William Murchison (12/26/2017)
One of our two major parties can be understood as apathetic, if not hostile, to the idea of life lived outside government scrutiny. Pelosi's party has ceased to trust the same people whose votes the party craves and seeks. A fine irony!
Christmas Lessons From California - Victor Davis Hanson (12/25/2017)
The coastal California corridor cannot sustain the 30 million or so residents who cluster there without massive water transfers, excellent freeways, and daily rail and truck importation of food, fuel and construction materials.
Fascism and Communism - Walter Williams (12/24/2017)
Why are leftists soft on communism? The reason leftists give communists, the world's most horrible murderers, a pass is that they sympathize with the chief goal of communism: restricting personal liberty.
Calvin Coolidge, Honorary Founder - Bob Luddy (12/23/2017)
For most of human history, tyrants, scoundrels, and barbarians denied God's freedom, but God created us to be free. America's Founders understood this, fleeing tyranny, declaring political and economic freedom.
Sex Vigilantes Trash Due Process - Betsy McCaughey (12/22/2017)
What counts as sexual harassment? Men accused of boorish gestures or vulgar remarks face the same disgrace as outright rapists. And never mind if the accusations lack proof and the accusers remain anonymous.
The Unsilent Coup - George Neumayr (12/21/2017)
The scolds of the chattering class have spent the last few days rebuking Fox News for wondering aloud if a "coup in America" is underway. Such talk is "irresponsible," they say. Yet most of what the media offers today calls for just such a coup.
A Government 'Refund' - Cal Thomas (12/20/2017)
The Republican tax bill may unlock a few of the chains on those who have been its servants. Now it's time for the servants to put those chains on Washington and reduce its size and out-of-control spending.
The Great Rethink of Ethanol - Wayne Allard (12/19/2017)
Burning ethanol adds more hydrocarbons to the atmosphere than burning gasoline and, in turn, creates more air pollution. Meanwhile, fertilization from increased corn acreage is driving nitrogen and phosphorus runoff into lakes and streams.
While Bombs Go Off, Our National Identity Crisis Burns On - Georgie Anne Geyer (12/18/2017)
Don't bother about culture; just change the scenery. Centuries of family or religious tradition? Unimportant! Men and women from anywhere will come here and automatically be "American."
Scared Cops Are Scary - Jacob Sullum (12/17/2017)
The jurors who acquitted officer Philip Brailsford of second-degree murder were told to judge him based on "how a reasonable officer would act, versus a regular person with no police training." A "regular person" would not get away with murder.
Moral Values and Customs vs. Laws - Walter Williams (12/16/2017)
Society's first line of defense is not the law but customs, traditions and moral values. Customs, traditions and moral values are those important thou-shalt-nots, such as thou shalt not murder, shalt not steal, shalt not lie and shalt not cheat.
Why Dems Ignored Sexual Harassment for So Many Years - John C. Goodman (12/15/2017)
The quick answer is that liberalism is no longer an ideology, focused on ideas. It is a sociology, bent on acquiring political power and social dominance.
When the Rights of One Person Conflict With the Rights of Another - James Shott (12/14/2017)
Discrimination is a common and natural part of living; people discriminate against things and people everyday. They choose to buy an SUV instead of a pickup. Or vice versa. We decide to order a cake from Mary's Delights instead of Joe's Bakery.
Time For Real Net Neutrality - Roger Stone (12/13/2017)
The singular reason why so called "Net Neutrality" came to the forefront is because then President Barack Obama ordered it. And who was prodding Obama to do so? Google. Microsoft. Facebook. Twitter. Amazon.
Al Franken and Democratic strategy for 2018 - Wesley Pruden (12/12/2017)
The tragedy of the politics of payback, with women emerging from everywhere with recovered memories of furtive squeezes and stolen kisses, is that payback makes backlash inevitable.
Grad Students Can't Be Tax Exempt - Christopher Gable (12/11/2017)
Not paying tuition represents non-cash compensation to the graduate assistant. Fairness requires that income tax is due on all compensation — cash or "in kind." Taxes these grad students do not pay must be made up by others.
Understanding Republicans - Mark Shields (12/10/2017)
It's important for us to remember that even though LBJ, a Democrat, successfully pushed through the historic civil rights laws a half-century ago, a higher percentage of congressional Republicans than congressional Democrats voted for those bills.
The Blessings of Climate Change - Jeff Jacoby (12/9/2017)
Global warming will bring gains as well as losses, upsides no less than downsides. Climate science isn't a black-and-white morality tale. Our climate discourse shouldn't be either.
Fiscal Responsibility or Lower Taxes? - Ben Shapiro (12/8/2017)
The answer, in the long run, is obvious: cutting deficits. Deficits impoverish future generations; they undermine the credibility of our financial commitments; they prevent us from fulfilling promises we have already made to our own citizens.
Dumb Sensors, Deadly Consequences - Michelle Malkin (12/7/2017)
Politicians in both parties have spurned Ladd's pleas and Spencer's proposals. Special interests have raided public coffers to fund border security Kabuki theater and stave off meaningful assessments.
Heart of Atlanta Motel: Public Accommodation Law at 50 - Andrew Kloster (12/6/2017)
Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This landmark piece of legislation outlawed certain forms of discrimination across the nation, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
The Evil Rich - John Stossel (12/6/2017)
As Republicans struggle to agree on a tax plan, Democrats and much of the media label each attempt at reform a "gift" to rich people.
In one sense, they are right. But entrepreneurs create things; they don't take from others.
Swimming Upstream Is a Journalist's Job - Georgie Anne Geyer (12/5/2017)
It also seems to me that we -- reporters -- are still overly afraid to think outside the box or outside whatever fashionable "in" group we belong to. Not only the Amish dislike being shunned.
Pelosi's Double Standard an Example of Shameless Partisanship - Jonah Goldberg (12/4/2017)
It is difficult to exaggerate the anger among many Republicans who believe that liberals use the rules selectively, shamelessly invoking standards of conduct to delegitimize and destroy their enemies while exempting their own.
What the Constitution Says About Cakes and Compelled Speech - Jeff Jacoby (12/4/2017)
One needn't share Jack Phillips's opinion of gay marriage to support his right to unmolested freedom of expression. The right to have views that others don't share, they know, is a quintessential American liberty.
Black Self-Sabotage - Walter Williams (12/3/2017)
How long will black people accept the educational destruction of black youngsters — something that only benefits the education establishment?
Communism Isn't 'Sharing' - Caroline Camden Lewis (12/2/2017)
A huge difference exists between people volunteering to share property and a dictatorial regime seizing property for "the state." Communist theory is less about people sharing and more about the strong forcing the weak to "share" with them
Democrats for Prohibition, and Other Absurdities - The Washington Examiner (12/1/2017)
Everyone and his mother has some kind of objection to the tax bill that the Senate Budget Committee passed on Tuesday. For most, it's a question of whether their own special interest provision is erased.
Debt and Taxes and Perdition - Andrew Napolitano (11/30/2017)
If government's moral legitimacy depends on the consent of the governed, can the federal government morally compel those who haven't consented to its financial profligacy — because they are not yet born — to pay higher taxes?
Hedonism's Predictable Horrors - Robin Smith (11/29/2017)
Headlines lately serve as sirens warning of an epidemic of a widespread contagion called sexual misconduct. Our unending disgust is justified. None of these alleged behaviors is ever right or appropriate. They are modern liberalism's gift to us.
Supreme Court Cellphone Case Puts Free Speech – Not Just Privacy – At Risk - Jameel Jaffer and Alexander Abdo (11/28/2017)
Carpenter v. United States has rightly prompted concerns over surveillance. But it could also have drastic implications for personal freedom in the digital age.
Taxpayers Pay for Politicians' Sex - Betsy McCaughey (11/28/2017)
Republicans and Democrats in Washington are vying to appear more outraged by sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. Don't be fooled. Groping, suggestive remarks and quid pro quos are business-as-usual on the Hill.
This City Hall, Brought To You By Amazon - Danny Westneat (11/27/2017)
A review of some of the bids to woo Amazon's HQ2 to other cities and states shows it's not all about the money. In some cases democracy itself is a bargaining chip.
The Powerful Waging War on the Weak - Mark Shields (11/26/2017)
The story is as timeless as it is ugly. The names of the actors change, but the plot remains the same. The powerful are in control, and the weak are, too often, at their mercy.
The Stupid Party Gets Smart - Stephen Moore (11/25/2017)
Republicans have long been known as "the stupid party." They do stupid things, such as waiting until mid November to push a must-pass tax cut that should have been done by April. Now the GOP is finally showing some brains and some backbone on taxes.
Sex, Lies & Excuses: Partisan Madness on Predators - John Podhoretz (11/24/2017)
As the sex scandals continue their relentless forward march, early efforts at a course correction are beginning to emerge. Some of these efforts are necessary and involve making distinctions.
Private Property and Economic Freedom Saved the Pilgrims - Andrew B. Wilson (11/23/2017)
Americans readily accept two opposing ideas about the first Thanksgiving — one bright and highly idealized, the other gray and somber, but closer to the truth.
Playing Politics Is Not Unconstitutional - Hans von Spakovsky (11/22/2017)
There aren't many issues the U.S. Supreme Court has managed to sidestep, but political gerrymandering is one of them. Until now.
Bloated Federal Agencies Have Become the Norm - John York (11/22/2017)
Reorganizing the executive bureaucracy is a critical step to draining the swamp, as Trump pledged to do on the campaign trail.