Death by Conformity - Erick Erickson (5/14/2018)
The Boy Scouts of America has always been a pretty explicitly faith-based organization. The assault on the scouts took a while to get up to speed, but as the cultural wildfires began to burn across America, scouts were in danger of getting burned, too.
Speech, Art, and the Masterpiece Cakeshop - Lewis Waha (5/13/2018)
The culture wars will flare up again when the Supreme Court soon decides whether Colorado baker Jack Phillips may refuse to bake cakes for same-sex weddings. As serious as discrimination is, compelled speech is also a weighty harm.
What Would a Progressive America Look Like? - Laura Hollis (5/12/2018)
At the local, state, and federal level, there is ample evidence to demonstrate that progressive policies crush civil liberties rather than protecting them, leave the most vulnerable among us victimized.
Before and After Welfare Handouts - Walter Williams (5/11/2018)
Before the welfare state, charity embodied both a sense of gratitude on the behalf of the recipient and magnanimity on the behalves of donors. There was a sense of civility by the recipients. They did not feel that they were owed.
Congress Moves to Give the President Unlimited War Powers - Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) (5/10/2018)
For some time now, Congress has abdicated its responsibility to declare war. The status quo is that we are at war anywhere and anytime the president says so.
Destroying America, One Miseducated Student After Another - Arnold Ahlert (5/9/2018)
The Democrat Party and its unionist education allies, "socialists or self-described socialists" as Hillary Clinton describes them, endeavor to put America on a path to self-destruction reminiscent of Venzuela.
Fantasyland Economics - Brian Riedl (5/8/2018)
Expecting the government that brought us the DMV, Post Office, and an unusable Obamacare website to operate competently a jobs program for more than 20 million workers is fantasyland economics.
War and the Separation of Powers - Andrew Napolitano (5/7/2018)
Can the president legally use military force to attack a foreign land without a serious threat or legal obligation or a declaration of war from Congress? In a word: No.
Cultural-Appropriation Outrage Shows People Are Desperate to Be Offended - Jonah Goldberg (5/6/2018)
You've got to hand it China. It has something we're sorely missing today: civilizational confidence. Exhibit A: The Chinese think we're idiots when it comes to the absurd panic over "cultural appropriation."
Is Ethanol Cronyism [Finally] on the Ropes? - Veronique de Rugy (5/5/2018)
Mere failure to accomplish legislative goals isn't why the RFS is under scrutiny today. Most government programs share that inglorious distinction.
Cecile Richards' Legacy in Planned Parenthood's Cult of Death - Brian Mark Weber (5/4/2018)
The real and ruthless mission of Planned Parenthood has been exposed, and it's long past time to cut off public funding of this brutal butchery.
Liberate America From Public Schools - Terence Jeffrey (5/3/2018)
States should take every penny they now spend on the public schools and give it to parents in the form of a voucher that carries just one requirement: Educate your child where you see fit.
Democrats' Universal Job Plan Would Be a Socialist Disaster - David Harsanyi (5/2/2018)
This is exactly what left-leaning economists who obsess about inequality and push zero-sum fantasies about wealth and growth want. It's why they wanted the federal government to control the structure of the health care system.
Comey, Mueller and the Poisonous Tree - Mark Penn (5/1/2018)
It is a strange and curious America that fêtes a former FBI director who was fired from his job after exceeding his authority in ways that two presidential campaigns condemned, and who then leaked confidential memos about a president he clearly desp
'Common-Sense Gun Control' Isn't So Simple - Lindsay Marchello (4/30/2018)
Just putting "common-sense" in front of something doesn't make it right. Rhetorically, it may sound good – when you frame the argument as saving lives by restricting access to dangerous weapons, how could anyone be against it?
Hey Bernie: Run on That Platform! - Cal Thomas (4/29/2018)
What is it about socialism that remains so attractive to many liberals? In most communist countries, it is a form of mutually-shared poverty. At a minimum it starves incentive. But Bernie knows it sells to brainwashed Millennials.
Educational Fraud Continues - Walter Williams (4/28/2018)
Colleges are admitting youngsters who have not mastered what used to be considered a ninth-grade level of academic achievement. Very often, when they graduate from college, they still can't master even a 12th-grade level of academic proficiency.
Everyone Should Agree: Aliens Who Commit Crimes Shouldn't Be in This Country - Hans von Spakovsky (4/27/2018)
The Trump administration's efforts to get convicted criminal aliens off of our streets and out of the country was dealt a setback last week, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Whatever the Left Touches it Ruins - Dennis Prager (4/26/2018)
The only way to save Western civilization is to convince more people that leftism -- not liberalism -- is a nihilistic force. Quite literally, whatever the left touches it ruins.
Trump Wages War Wherever and Whenever He Wants - Jacob Sullum (4/25/2018)
Striking evidence of Paul Ryan's cognitive dissonance: He and most of his colleagues are happy to let the president do whatever he wants with the country's armed forces, as long as they can pretend that Congress is still ultimately in charge.
Why the Center Cannot Hold - Laura Hollis (4/24/2018)
The predicted "blue wave" may take place. If it does, it's worth asking what America will look like if progressives get control of the government. Because they will not suffer from the timidity and self-abasement that Republicans have shown.
A Mayor's Most Important Job - Walter Williams (4/23/2018)
Big cities can be revitalized, but it's going to take mayors with guts to do what's necessary to reverse accumulative decay. They must ensure safe streets and safe schools. This will come at a cost to "equality."
Facebook Clearly Won't Fix Itself - Froma Harrop (4/22/2018)
At the end of the day, though, people should all know that nothing they put online is totally secure from inspection. That Facebook created a mega-mall to sell your data is simply the extreme.
War on Science - John Stossel (4/21/2018)
We've been told conservatives don't believe in science and that there's a "Republican war on science." There is a war on science. But most of it doesn't come from the right.
Whither Congress? - Dr. Caleb Verbois (4/20/2018)
There is something deeply troubling about the president's willingness to start a war on his own authority. Make no mistake, launching missiles at a dictator who is backed by Russia is the equivalent of starting a war.
Black Political Power Means Zilch - Walter Williams (4/19/2018)
It's often thought to be beyond question that black political power is necessary for economic power and enhanced socio-economic welfare. That's an idea that lends itself to testing and analysis.
Entitlements: Moral Bankruptcy Fuels Fiscal Bankruptcy - Arnold Ahlert (4/18/2018)
Few things reveal the fraudulent nature of our ostensible two-party system better than the nation's steady march toward fiscal armageddon. Neither Democrats nor Republicans evince anything resembling fiscal responsibility.
Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas Clash Over Due Process and Immigration Law - Damon Root (4/17/2018)
A significant constitutional split has emerged between Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas over the meaning of the Due Process Clause.
Syria: Wrong War, Wrong Place, Wrong Time - Doug Bandow (4/17/2018)
In his televised address the president said what most Americans desperately want to hear: "No amount of American blood or treasure can produce lasting peace and security in the Middle East." Finally, a president who understands the obvious in the Mideast.
Trump's Missile Attacks on Syria Are Illegal - Timothy P. Carney (4/16/2018)
The U.S. Constitution gives Congress, and only Congress, the power to declare war. Of course, there's plenty of ambiguity as to what is war, what is a declaration, and what actions the president can take without congressional authority.
Why Rescission Is a Must - Rep. David Brat (R-VA) (4/15/2018)
Republicans control Congress and the White House — there is no excuse for not doing everything we can to cut spending. We have the backing of the American people who have showed Washington time and again they're tired of the growing size of gove
The Least Great Generation - Burt Prelutsky (4/14/2018)
Snowflakes are so incapable of thought, they never even pause to wonder if gun-free zones might not be an overwhelming temptation to the demented among us who are out to bag their limit of innocent victims.
John Paul Stevens Is Wrong About the Second Amendment, History, and School Violence - Amy Swearer (4/13/2018)
If there is, on any side of the gun control discussion, a fraud being perpetrated, it is by those who portray a false history and promote incorrect facts in order to advocate ineffective policies.
How Trump's Presidency Will Be Judged - Pat Buchanan (4/12/2018)
It is upon three questions that the Trump presidency will be judged: Did he secure America's borders? Did he restore the industrial might of America? Did he take us out of and keep us out of any more neocon wars?
Campus 'Snowflakes' Are Piling Up in the Workplace - The Washington Examiner (4/11/2018)
Confronted with reports of safe spaces and disinvitations, many an exasperated parent has wondered, "What's going to happen to these kids when they have to work in the real world?"
Only Acceptable Opinions - Derek Hunter (4/10/2018)
More conservatives need to take the gloves off when it comes to the political game, because too many times too many of us stand by, satisfied with the mantle of the moral high ground, while others are stabbed in the back.
Trump Is Cutting Old Gordian Knots - Victor Davis Hanson (4/9/2018)
Knot cutters may not know how to untie knots. But by the same token, those who struggle to untie knots also do not know how to cut them. Time -- and history -- do not always play well with those who labor and fail to gently untie tough diplomatic knots.
What's Wrong in Washington (and America) - Cal Thomas (4/8/2018)
The solution to government dysfunction can be found in the Constitution, history and common sense. All are being ignored and so government, its cost and its multiple failures expand.
Republicans Still Don't Get It - Laura Hollis (4/7/2018)
Voters expected courageous lawmaking from the GOP. Instead, they got excuses. Then-Speaker of the House John Boehner complained that Republicans only controlled "half of one-third of the government." Nothing changed when they controlled it all.
Sadly, Teachings Have Desensitized America - George Foster (4/6/2018)
The Florida shootings, Las Vegas shooting, New York hit and run, all of these tragedies have one thing in common, they were made in America. Why are we surprised or shocked?
Breaking Up the Public School Monopoly - Arnold Ahlert (4/5/2018)
Every serious problem this nation currently endures can be traced back to a single source. To be blunt, we're creating legions of useful idiots in public schools across America.
Justice John Paul Stevens Is Wrong About the Second Amendment, Again - Damon Root (4/4/2018)
John Paul Stevens has a bad habit of shortchanging the Bill of Rights for the benefit of overreaching officials and would-be censors. I'd think twice before taking his constitutional advice.
The Stunning Statistical Fraud Behind The Global Warming Scare - Investor's Business Daily (4/3/2018)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration may have a boring name, but it has a very important job: It measures U.S. temperatures. Unfortunately, it seems to be a captive of the global warming religion. Its data are fraudulent.
You Can Try to Repeal the Second Amendment, but You Can't Repeal History - David Harsanyi (4/2/2018)
If you think the Second Amendment is antiquated, that's fine. Repeal it. The history of the Second Amendment, though, doesn't change to comport with your contemporary positions.
The Significance of Faith - Robert Charles (4/1/2018)
As the Christian holiday of Easter and Jewish Passover approach, many Americans will stop to ponder, if briefly, how important respect for each other's religious faith really is. America was built on that cornerstone. Our destiny still rests on it.
The Distortions of Our Unelected Officials - Victor Davis Hanson (3/31/2018)
We cynically expect our politicians and even presidents to fabricate, but we idealistically (and naively) assume that career government servants do not.
Did Facebook's 'Favors' for the Obama Campaign Constitute a Violation of Federal Law? - Hans von Spakovsky (3/30/2018)
In 2012, Facebook reportedly voluntarily provided data on millions of its users to the re-election campaign of President Obama. Provided, that is, at no charge -- a clear violation of federal election law, if true.
Toxic Progressivism Champions Toxic Masculinity - Arnold Ahlert (3/29/2018)
The term "male identified" is a window into a poisonous mindset, one that first denies biological reality and then presumes that the default position for any man or boy who refuses to abide progressive assertions of gender "fluidity" is toxic.
Who Will Pay for Paid Family Leave? - George Will (3/27/2018)
But whatever the length of, and whatever the financial support for, the paid family leave that Washington will provide or mandate, later iterations will expand both. That's the way of Washington.
The Stupidity of the 'March For Our Lives' - Kevin McCullough (3/26/2018)
The moral dissonance is deafening. The slogan is hypocritical. The icons are babies. It's time to stop manipulating them, allow them to finish their high school experience, and address the real issues.