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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, Virginia, Immigration Is Turning the Country Blue - Ann Coulter (11/21/2017)
Hey, Republicans! Did you enjoy Election Night this year? Get ready for a lot more nights like that as immigration turns every last corner of the country blue.
Quid est Veritas? - Erick Erickson (11/20/2017)
"Quid est veritas?" Pontius Pilate asked Jesus of Nazareth. What is truth? It is in short supply in the 21st century. Western civilization is not really in decline, as many fret. It is reverting to its Greco-Roman pre-Christian norms.
The Uses of Disgrace - Mona Charen (11/19/2017)
Inevitably, because we let Bill Clinton off the hook, we had to downplay the seriousness of his offenses. So here we are. Predators today expect their offenses to get just a wink and a nod.
Tighter Gun Laws Will Leave Libertarians Better-Armed Than Everybody Else - J.D. Tuccille (11/18/2017)
Has it occurred to anybody that when restrictive laws are imposed, they're likely to have the greatest impact on the people most willing to obey them? In a politically polarized America, gun control is destined to be obeyed primarily by its advocates.
Hey, Republican Big Spenders: Keep the Spending Caps - Stephen Moore (11/17/2017)
Why would a Republican House, a Republican Senate and a Republican president repeal the best weapon against runaway federal spending in 30 years?
Communism vs. Fascism - Burt Prelutsky (11/16/2017)
There has never been a Communist leader who didn't have a great deal of blood on his hands. And yet, here in America, millions of people have always had a soft spot in their hearts for tyrants, so long as they called themselves Communists.
Warming, Cooling, or Changing: Which Is It? - Vijay Jayaraj (11/15/2017)
Over the past 50 years, the climate controversy has had various names — global cooling, global warming, and, more recently, climate change. What do these names indicate about the climate hysteria that has blinded our political institutions?
Repeal and Replace the Tax Code - George Will (11/14/2017)
The tax bill currently under consideration in Congress, which is 429 pages and is apt to grow, is an implausible instrument of simplification. And it would worsen the tax code's already substantial contribution to "moral hazard."
We the People, Free to Recycle or Not - State Rep. John McGinnis (R-PA 79th) (11/13/2017)
A society-wide mandate enforced by government that includes swarms of official and officious busybodies directing our behavior in our homes and in our commerce is not worthy of our American heritage.
Our Culture Is Experiencing a Hostile Takeover - Sam Sorbo (11/12/2017)
Our culture is undergoing a hostile takeover. American society used to be governed by Judeo-Christian do-unto-others morals. But we have drifted (been pushed, really) into a hedonistic YOLO (You Only Live Once) cultural morass.
We Can All Serve Our Country - James F. Burns (11/11/2017)
I see the face of war, the one who went for me; the soldier, sailor, airman, the one who served for me. The crack of guns, the terrible screams of pain. Most of us experience military service only through the efforts of others.
America's Founding Ideals Are Worth Fighting For - Scott Rasmussen (11/10/2017)
It is no longer enough to simply share a belief in the American Creed. That Creed is being corrupted by a toxic political environment and attacked directly by extreme activists committed to its destruction.
Simpler Tax Simplification - John Stossel (11/9/2017)
The best way to avoid Washington's spending getting out of balance is to avoid giving it our money in the first place. A tax law so simple that everyone understands it, and one that will keep as much money as possible out of government's hands.
Do We Live in a Diseased Culture? - Laura Hollis (11/8/2017)
Apparently, no one among our self-appointed elites wants to be the party pooper who says, stop sleeping around, despite the host of individual and societal ills this would alleviate.
Political Correctness at the Root of NYC Attack - Joe Guzzardi (11/7/2017)
Political correctness strikes again. This time eight are dead and more than a dozen injured after Uzbekistan national Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov plowed his Home Depot rented pick-up truck into a New York bike path.
Free the Tax Code From Special Interests - Star Parker (11/6/2017)
The tax code has become an instrument of government power brokers to extract money from private citizens to finance pet schemes of Washington's political class.
Washington Falls to the American Taliban - David Keene (11/5/2017)
Trump wants to know when this craziness will stop. Only when, like the old Soviet Union, we rewrite history to banish all traces of men once considered heroes, but unacceptable to today's elites.
Five Biggest Reasons to Hate the IRS Tax Code - Stephen Moore (11/4/2017)
Why can't we shut down this rigged system? Because of the politically connected and the K Street lobbies and lawyers who spend millions of dollars to keep their tax shelters in place.
Congress Poised to Bail Out Insurers Who Fleeced Taxpayers - Betsy McCaughey (11/3/2017)
So why a bailout now? There's no question it will keep insurers participating, propping up the failing system. That's the Democrats' goal, to preserve Obama's legacy, and keep the single payer goal in play.
His Majesty Anthony Kennedy - Erick Erickson (11/2/2017)
The United States will only ever return to real federalism and real democracy when Anthony Kennedy and his accomplices exercise some humility in office.
Immigration in the National Interest - Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) (11/1/2017)
There's probably no issue that calls more for an "America first" approach than immigration. After all, the guidepost of our immigration policy should be putting Americans first — not foreigners and not a tiny elite.
A Taxing Situation - Cal Thomas (10/31/2017)
It is spending, not taxes, that needs to be reformed, but few want to give up their government "benefits." Ever try getting information from a government office? And yet people continue to turn to government, even though it does few things well.
America: Land of the Free, Home of the Grave - Tony Perkins (10/30/2017)
Why would anyone go through the hassle of naturalization if the courts are going to give illegal immigrants the same rights as citizens anyway? All this court is doing is incentivizing lawbreaking.
Trump Proving Politicians Not As Important As They Think They Are - Scott Rasmussen (10/29/2017)
According to the political class worldview, this Administration is doing everything wrong. If the political class worldview was correct, the economy should be tanking. But it's not.
Warring Over the Peace Cross - Edwin J. Feulner (10/28/2017)
War memorials can be easy to miss. They're often tucked away in small parks, virtually invisible to all but those who approach them on foot. Not so the Peace Cross.
Undermining America - Walter Williams (10/27/2017)
Our nation's leftist progressives have long sought to undermine the American values expressed in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
George Soros's Latest Effort to Fundamentally Transform America - Arnold Ahlert (10/26/2017)
Soros is putting $18 billion — or three times the total spending by all political parties, in all races combined, during the 2016 election — behind his effort to "fundamentally transform the United States of America."
Liberate Government Workers From Forced Union Fees - Jeff Jacoby (10/25/2017)
Coercing workers to pay for representation they don't want isn't a benefit. It's extortion. And it's particularly galling when those extorted payments are used to fund political speech and public-policy activism that employees detest.
Dems Fancy Themselves the 'Party of Science,' - George Will (10/24/2017)
Democracy, which properly is government by persuasion rather than majority bullying or executive or judicial policy fiats, is a search for splittable differences. Abortion is the archetypal issue that confounds efforts at compromise.
Is Liberalism a Dying Faith? - Pat Buchanan (10/23/2017)
Ted Kennedy promised that the racial and ethnic composition of the America of the 1960s would not be overturned, and he questioned the morality and motives of any who implied that it would. He was lying.
Beware the Rape Allegation Bandwagon - Michelle Malkin (10/22/2017)
It's one thing to break down cultural stigmas constructively, but the #MeToo movement is collectivist virtue signaling of a very perilous sort. "The most important response to #metoo is 'I believe you.'" No, it is most decidedly not.
What's Behind Trump's New Executive Actions - Byron York (10/21/2017)
Trump's actions might not work. After all, he is pressuring Congress to act, but that doesn't mean Congress will act, especially when the president is feuding with some key members. But Trump's moves are a step in the right direction.
Misunderstanding America and Its Constitution - William L. Gensert (10/20/2017)
America is not a democracy; it is a republic. When we talk to people about this, we tell them to imagine 50 separate countries bound together by a set of rules, our Constitution.
Why the #Resist Movement Has It Completely Wrong - Julienne Davis (10/19/2017)
Since President Trump's election the progressives in the USA have decided that they are "the Resistance." Everywhere we look on social media we see the #Resist banner. But what exactly is this resistance? What does it stand for?
Let Them Leave - John Stossel (10/18/2017)
The United States was born when the Founding Fathers seceded from England. So why do so many people now see secession as a terrible thing? Because governments never want to give up power.