The Fight for Free Speech - Walter Williams (10/10/2020)
The violence, looting and mayhem that this nation has seen over the last several months has much of its roots in academia, where leftist faculty teach immature young people all manner of nonsense that contradicts commonsense and the principles of liberty.
Why Court-Packing Would Be Devastating to Our Republic - GianCarlo Canaparo and Thomas Jipping (10/9/2020)
Keeping the judiciary separate from manipulation by the political branches was one of the reasons for American independence from Great Britain. That jewel is easy to admire until its results don't fit your politics.
The Lockdown, the Law, and Liberty - Noah Rothman (10/8/2020)
Legislative lethargy is a force multiplier in a crisis, compounding a natural disaster by adding a civic dimension to it. The pandemic is scary, and people are scared. But freedoms, once relinquished, are not easily reacquired.
Attacking Amy Coney Barrett - Arnold Ahlert (10/7/2020)
Nothing lives more loudly in leftists than their own dogma — in all its secularist, morally relative glory — wielded by as many entities as they can co-opt. All dissent will be dismissed as the bigoted ranting of systemic racists.
How the Administration Is Taking Back the Courts - Thomas Jipping and John G. Malcolm (10/6/2020)
If the American people and their elected representatives make the law, then elections are critical, but if judges effectively amend or undermine the law under the guise of interpreting it, then their appointment is critical.
Judge Barrett and Your Healthcare - Betsy McCaughey (10/5/2020)
Democrats and their media allies are warning that putting Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court will doom the Affordable Care Act. They predict tens of millions will be thrown off Medicaid and the sick will lose their preexisting conditions protections.
Court as Supreme Is Antithetical to Founders' Vision - Louis DeBroux (10/4/2020)
The Founders saw the judiciary as the weakest of the three branches, called upon to settle legal disputes, but without power to exert its will as could the elected branches. The left looks to it to be the absolute power.
A Useful Litmus Test for the Next Supreme Court Justice - George Will (10/3/2020)
Do not be deafened by the cacophony of furiousness surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court. Listen carefully when Senate Judiciary Committee members question the person nominated to fill the court's vacancy.
The Democrats' Bogus Concern for SCOTUS 'Norms' - Victor Davis Hanson (10/2/2020)
Republicans should remember the indecent partisan spectacle surrounding the Kavanaugh nomination every time Democrats are lecturing them about Donald Trump and "norms."
Language and Thought - Walter Williams (10/1/2020)
How can we make basketball, football, dressage and ice hockey, classical music concert attendance, not to mention incarceration, look more like America? In general, we should ignore disproportionality.
Democrats Threaten to Burn Down the Republic to Stack SCOTUS - Ben Shapiro (9/30/2020)
The Constitution was specifically constructed to promote gridlock. That's because the Founding Fathers greatly feared majoritarian tyranny — legalized mob rule by which simple majorities could cram down violations of rights on minorities.
The Dishonest Lunacy of Claiming 'Systemic Racism' - Louis DeBroux (9/29/2020)
To listen to the unhinged bloviation of elite academia regarding racism in America is to personify George Orwell's axiom: "Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals can believe them."
Never Before Have We Had to Defend the Constitution Like We Have to Today - Kay C. James (9/28/2020)
Between the lack of civics education in our schools and the outright promotion of Marxist propaganda in our universities, younger generations have lost sight of just how important our Constitution truly is.
Too Much Centralization Is Turning Everything into a Political Crisis - Porter Burkett (9/27/2020)
When virtually all political issues are settled at the national level, the whole nation becomes a source of potential political opponents. Centralization changes the scale and with it the locus of political debate and conflict.
'The Left Wants Regime Change' - Rich Lowry (9/26/2020)
After delivering lectures about political norms for the entirety of the Trump era, much of the Left is now threatening to kneecap an important institution of American government on a partisan vote in an act of ideological vengeance.
The Problem Isn't Netflix. The Problem Is Us. - Laura Hollis (9/25/2020)
If some Americans were shocked by "Cuties," they were even more so by the reactions to their reaction. The cultural divide in the country has grown so deep that there's no longer even a consensus on something as serious as child exploitation,
The Left's Moral Compass Isn't Broken... - Dennis Prager (9/24/2020)
"We say that our morality is entirely subordinated to the interests of the class struggle of the proletariat. … We do not believe in an eternal morality. … We repudiate all morality derived from ... non-class concepts" -- Vladimir Lenin.
A Constitution of Some Authority - Andrew P. Napolitano (9/23/2020)
A federal court in Pennsylvania this week has become the first in the nation to rule that the lockdown, social distancing and essential workplace regulations imposed by Gov. Tom Wolf are unconstitutional.
Why DC Statehood Is a Suicidal Gamble - Pat Buchanan (9/22/2020)
What does Joe Biden, who approved of the removal of statues of Confederate soldiers, generals and statesmen, think of D.C.'s scheme to "remove, replace or contextualize" the statues of so many men who held the office he now seeks?
Coming Next: Dictatorship of the Senate Majority - Tony Perkins (9/21/2020)
Imagine legal abortions through all nine months of pregnancy paid for by the federal government, nationwide gender-neutral bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers, and a "progressive" climate policy that could cripple our economy.
Protesters Demand Cops Let Themselves Be Stabbed or Shot - Heather MacDonald (9/20/2020)
Sunday's anti-cop riots in Lancaster, Pa., have made the current de facto rules of engagement clear: Officers may never defend themselves against lethal force if their attacker is a minority.
This BLM Co-Founder and Pro-Communist China Group Are Partnering Up. Here's Why. - Mike Gonzalez (9/19/2020)
Communist China has put its vast propaganda apparatus to work in support of the mayhem that has wreaked havoc in American cities this year. It has the willing help of the vast and violent BLM organization.
Commie Kids: This Is Why Millennials Adore Socialism - P.J. O'Rourke (9/18/2020)
As soon as children discover that the world isn't nice, they want to make it nicer. And wouldn't a world where everybody shares everything be nice? Aw … kids are so tender-hearted.
Banana Republic Territory - Trish Regan (9/17/2020)
Right now, our historic American values – including a peaceful transition of power – are being thrown out the window in a rabid attempt to win at all cost.
Voting and Murphy's Law - Rick Fuentes (9/16/2020)
It's a lot more difficult to uncover election fraud when you refuse to acknowledge that it even exists. At best, NJ Gov. Murphy is being willfully obtuse. At worst, he's fomenting corruption.
The Welfare State Did What Slavery Couldn't Do - Wendy McElroy (9/15/2020)
Government can elevate the social status of a group only by changing their legal status and treatment. If the change makes all people equal under just law, then it is an improvement. If it elevates one clss versus another, it is unjust.
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.