The Virus, the Media, and the Economy - Cal Thomas (3/19/2020)
According to Dictionary.com, "panic" is "a sudden overwhelming fear, with or without cause, that produces hysterical or irrational behavior, and that often spreads quickly through a group of persons or animals."
Biden Likens Owning an AR-15 to Falsely Shouting Fire in a Crowded Theater - Jacob Sullum (3/18/2020)
Biden wants us to believe that owning an AR-15 is constitutionally analogous to "falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic," which is "not free speech." But he cannot explain why.
Rights Versus Wishes - Walter Williams (3/17/2020)
Statists claim that people have a "right" to housing, to a job, to an education, to an affordable wage. These so-called rights impose burdens on others in the form of involuntary servitude.
Socialism, Health Care, and Excuses to Steal Personal Liberty - Chad Savage (3/16/2020)
Over 250 years ago, Benjamin Franklin warned of scenarios like this one: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
Is This How Europe Ends? - Pat Buchanan (3/15/2020)
The peoples of the new nations, former European colonies, dissatisfied with what their liberated lands and rulers have produced, have decided to come to Europe to enjoy in the West what they cannot replicate at home.
The Shame of Chuck Schumer - Cal Thomas (3/14/2020)
Just when you may have thought that the low quality of political rhetoric in Washington could not get any worse, along comes Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to prove otherwise.
What 'Climate Change' Is Really All About - Mark Lansbaum (3/13/2020)
At the polls this year voters have a rare opportunity to slow or even halt the runaway scaremongering campaign of global warming, a.k.a. climate change. Or more accurately, hucksterism by profiteers intent on separating people from their money.
What Is Earth's Temperature, Now or Then? - Jonathon Moseley (3/12/2020)
The question is one single temperature of the entire planet. Not the temperature in Nome, Alaska or Dallas, Texas, or Sydney, Australia or in your home town. One single temperature reading for the entire globe.
How Courts Would Use the Equal Rights Amendment to Ruin the Country - Thomas Jipping (3/11/2020)
Like a zombie, it's back. Decades after the ERA's demise, advocates now claim they can resuscitate it and pick up where they left off. Of course, some folks will believe anything.
FISA Judicial Reform a Must - Adriana Cohen (3/10/2020)
Not a single member of Congress should reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act program that's coming up for a vote mid-March unless significant reforms are made that protect Americans' civil liberties and privacy.
'Remain-in-Mexico' Policy Is Needed to Reduce Illegal Immigration - Hans von Spakovsky (3/9/2020)
One of the biggest drivers of the crisis at the southern border was the "catch and release" policy of President Barack Obama's administration.
In Search of a Perfect Crime Busting Solution - Walter Williams (3/8/2020)
For a law-abiding black person to be stopped, questioned and frisked -- in a word or two, be racially profiled -- is truly insulting. But to be robbed or killed by an armed thug is much worse.
Bernie Sanders Promises to Blow Up America - Charles Hurt (3/7/2020)
Mr. Trump got elected promising to blow up Washington. He has kept those promises more than any politician in a generation, even as there is much more work left for him to do. Mr. Sanders, on the other hand, is promising to blow up America.
Pay What Price, Chuck? - Scott McKay (3/6/2020)
As you might expect with so high-profile a case being argued inside the Supreme Court, there was a complete circus going on outside the building. And every circus must have its clown, so we have Chuck Schumer.
Paid Leave and the Composition of Compensation - Veronique de Rugy (3/5/2020)
Because paid leave is costly, when firms provide this benefit, they change the composition of their employees' total compensation by reducing the value of workers' take-home pay to offset the cost of providing paid leave. Duh.
American Socialists Don't Understand American Business - Laura Hollis (3/4/2020)
At the heart of the rapidly spreading support for "socialism" in the United States is some pretty profound ignorance about business in the country. And some pretty profound ignorance about the historical effects of socialism on actual people.
The Far-Left's Strategy to Control Your Community - Kay C. James (3/3/2020)
These far-left groups aren't going to stop, and they have the money and the people on the ground to insert themselves in communities across the country. Our Founders pledged their lives to the cause of a free nation. We must do the same.
Young Democrats Lose Interest in Freedom - Star Parker (3/2/2020)
How things change. The Democrats' candidate in 1960 headlined freedom as the issue defining his campaign. Now, 60 years later, Democrats are moving down the road to nominating a socialist, pushing freedom as an American ideal out of the picture.
Is America Ready for President Noam Chomsky? - Rich Lowry (3/1/2020)
Bernie Sanders may be on the verge of gaining an insurmountable lead in the Democratic nomination fight, but he's not letting that get in the way of his socialist principles.
Moderate, centrist: What do these mean? - Cal Thomas (2/29/2020)
The media attach labels to politicians who reflect their political and social views. Those labels have included "right-wing," "extreme right-wing" "far-right," "out of the mainstream," and when reporting on religion, "fundamentalist."
If Duterte Wants Us Out, Let's Go - Pat Buchanan (2/28/2020)
Time for Manila to take charge of its own defense. Indeed, what is the argument for a treaty that virtually dictates U.S. involvement in any future war in 7,600 islands 8,000 miles from the United States?
Medicare for Some ... Depending on Their Politics? - Laura Hollis (2/27/2020)
A few years ago, the idea that someone could be refused health care because of his or her politics would have seemed hysterical and absurd. But perhaps not anymore, if Britain's NHS is any example.
Bernie's Wrong: We Are Better Off Today Than We Were 45 Years Ago - David Harsanyi (2/26/2020)
During the Democratic presidential debate last night, Bernie Sanders, lamenting how a once-prosperous society had been hollowed out by capitalism, claimed that we are no better off today than we were many years ago.
Yes, the Constitution Means Your Political Opponents Get Due Process Too - Steve Greenhut (2/25/2020)
The Constitution is not a guarantor of positive rights (free health care or college tuition), but the ultimate defense of negative rights—the right to be left alone from government intrusion.
Democrats Revive FDR's Court-Packing Agenda - Arnold Ahlert (2/24/2020)
As the Democrats' orchestrated debacle at the Brett Kavanaugh hearings indicated quite clearly, "bad judges" are seemingly those appointed to the Court by President Donald Trump.
Michael Bloomberg and the Politics of Money - Ben Shapiro (2/23/2020)
The perspective of the Sanders/Warren/AOC wing represents the reversal of the American dream: We should all aspire to government dependency, patting our own backs for our altruism while drawing on the public dime.
A Badge of Disgrace: The Fall of the Boy Scouts - Tony Perkins (2/22/2020)
If you're wondering where raising a white flag on core values leads, this is it. The Scouts are a case study in moral compromise -- the story of anyone who exchanges the truth for cowardly conformism.
President Trump Starts to Drain the Swamp - J. Christian Adams (2/21/2020)
The "career lawyers" at the Justice Department did not stand for election and win. There is a unitary executive. Elections matter. The president ran against the elites who are dispensing biased, sanctimonious unequal justice in Washington, D.C.
Trump's Policy Will Slow Coronavirus - Betsy McCaughey (2/20/2020)
You can't fight an epidemic with political correctness. Trump's travel restrictions are saving lives here and sparing US hospitals, which are already overwhelmed by flu season, from being thrown into crisis.
A Primer on Domestic Spying - Andrew Napolitano (2/19/2020)
Do we really want the federal government to spy without warrants? How can Congress, which has sworn to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, legislate such a blatant violation of it? Here is the backstory.
The Dangers In Nationalizing Health Care - John C. Goodman (2/18/2020)
By now it should be clear to everyone that "Medicare for All" doesn't really mean Medicare for all. In fact, it means getting rid of every health plan Americans know and are comfortable with and creating an entirely new, government-run health care sys
The Glorious Alternative Reality of Leftism - Ben Shapiro (2/17/2020)
The acid test of reality never applies to a world in which bad ideas were rejected for more effective ones. This explains Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Not to mention AOC.
Virginia Dems Pass Offensive, Ineffective "Assault Weapons Ban" - Brad Polumbo (2/16/2020)
These bans don't work, and that's pretty much a fact at this point. The Virginia Democrats still pushing to ban "assault weapons" are either ignoring all the evidence undermining their proposal, or, more likely, simply do not care.
Remember, Government Belongs to the People - David Greenwood (2/15/2020)
The United States is a republic. In fact, the United States is not a Democratic republic, but a representative republic. The United States is not a democracy.
Democratic Icon: Liberty Is Rooted in Religious Principles - Terence Jeffrey (2/14/2020)
"The characteristics of the American people have ever been a deep sense of religion, a deep sense of idealism, a deep sense of patriotism and a deep sense of individualism," spake this revered Democrat.
Defusing the Debt Bomb - Stephen Moore (2/13/2020)
The longer we wait, the shorter the debt bomb fuse. But step one in solving this crisis is to recognize the facts about it and to dispel the pervasive mythologies about what caused this ocean of systemic borrowing and how best to deal with it.
How History Will View Trump's Impeachment - Hans von Spakovsky (2/12/2020)
The House failed to produce credible evidence that the president committed any "high Crimes and Misdemeanors" or engaged in any action that justified his impeachment by the House, let alone his conviction and removal from office by the Senate.
Religious Freedom: An Inconvenient Right To American Progressives - Ken Blackwell (2/11/2020)
As political and ideological divisions in our nation become more polarized, it seems religious intolerance has become a tool of choice for many waging war on traditional American values.
Why Impeachment Failed - David Harsanyi (2/10/2020)
The chances of any party's removing its sitting president without overwhelming evidence that fuels massive voter pressure are negligible. It's never happened in American history. It should be that difficult.
It Doesn't Matter Which Democrat Wins - Star Parker (2/9/2020)
The secret of American success, of all human success, is people free in body and spirit, taking responsibility for their lives. All of American history is about fighting for freedom. This is what the 2020 election is about.
Growing Transgender Political Power - Lewis Morris (2/8/2020)
The Rainbow Mafia is following a tried-and-true leftist tactic in its war on American culture by going after the young and impressionable. And it has found some willing allies in the fight.
Bernie Sanders, the Socialist POTUS? - Cheryl K. Chumley (2/7/2020)
A couple of decades ago, the idea of a Bernie Sanders socialist as president of the United States was unthinkable. Now, here he stands, chugging up the poll numbers, climbing up the primary ranks, scooping up the millennial love.
The Government Can Take Your Cash for No Reason - Diane Dimond (2/6/2020)
If an agency, such as the TSA, the DEA or U.S. Customs and Border Protection, finds someone carrying large amounts of cash, they can confiscate it by simply declaring it to be "suspicious." This is not a rare occurrence.
Understand, Accept Growing Climate Change - David Lehman (2/5/2020)
If there is global warming, is it caused by man? Or is global warming simply due to long-term natural climate cycles? If global warming is real, is there anything that man to do to slow the process or even reverse the process?
Actual vs. Counterfeit Intolerance - David Limbaugh (2/4/2020)
One of the most revealing things about the leftist mindset is the usual leftist's lack of self-awareness about his own intolerance, hatefulness and inclusiveness — unless you distort all those terms to whitewash the reality.
We Have Miseducated Boys and Girls Alike - Laura Hollis (2/3/2020)
The sexual revolution -- which we were told would resolve the "battle of the sexes" -- has not only left those problems unaddressed but also created others, most notably, absent fathers.
The Rampant Hypocrisy of the Democratic Party - Adriana Cohen (2/2/2020)
As the Senate impeachment trial unfolds, we're witnessing an alarming dual justice system where Democrats accuse the president and the Republican Party of criminal wrongdoing and foul play while giving themselves a pass for the very same acts.
Democracy and Tyranny - Walter Williams (2/1/2020)
The framers gave us a Constitution replete with undemocratic mechanisms. They recognized democracy as the foundation of tyranny. Instead they created a republic, ruled by the Constitution.
Education Choice Could Shift the Black Vote - Star Parker (1/31/2020)
It is perverse that the First Amendment, which is meant to guarantee religious freedom, has become a tool for discrimination against religion. Such is the state of religious education.
The Problem of Birth Tourism - Doug Bandow (1/30/2020)
Even supporters of a more liberal immigration system should oppose this kind of blatant manipulation of rules created for an entirely different purpose.