'Victims' Dictate - John Stossel (6/6/2019)
It makes little sense that America, a country where even poor people live longer and better lives than almost anyone in history, has become a place where spoiled children paying $60,000 tuition consider themselves "victims."
Waive Goodbye to Ethanol - The Washington Examiner (6/5/2019)
Markets thrive on competition. Unfortunately, this doesn't just apply to real economic markets. It also applies to markets for bad ideas and political pandering.
Democrats 2020: The Grievance Party - Larry Elder (6/4/2019)
By "identity" politics, Democrats really mean grievances. The party leaders push the narrative that blacks, Hispanics, gays, etc. are victims, whether due "inequality" or "sexism" or "racism" or "otherism."
No Credit Where Credit Is Due - Cal Thomas (6/3/2019)
This is the argument that conservatives, many Republicans and the Trump administration have been making for some time. Economic growth, not government, raises most boats.
What We Can Learn From the European Union - Ben Shapiro (6/2/2019)
The burgeoning conflict within the EU should provide the United States with an object lesson: When you maximize the power of the federal government at the expense of the states, you maximize the possibility of polarization.
The Real Constitutional Crisis: Unaccountable Bureaucracy - Arnold Ahlert (6/1/2019)
It isn't the president who threatens the Constitution. It's a cadre of unelected, unaccountable, insulated bureaucrats who not only threaten it but have actively trampled it — for years.
Millennials Stuck in Their Lifestyle-Choices Rut - Louis DeBroux (5/31/2019)
It is disingenuous to spend years indulging your desires and seeking immediate gratification only to then lament the lost opportunities that smarter decisions, delayed gratification, and sacrifices would have brought.
Democrats Will Win at Any Cost - Adriana Cohen (5/30/2019)
There's a reason Democrats continuously combat Republican-led efforts to enact sensible voter ID laws while simultaneously pushing for noncitizens, felons and 16-year-olds to be able to vote.
Allowing Prisoners to Vote: Let's Think This Through - Diane Dimond (5/29/2019)
When someone is convicted of breaking the law of the land, they cannot be trusted to vote for those who make the laws of the land. After completing their sentence? Well, that's a different story.
In Money We Trust? - John Stossel (5/28/2019)
But governments like to enrich themselves by debasing currency, making it appear the government has more wealth than it really does — spreading the same wealth over more units of currency.
Mayor Buttigieg and the Dred Scott Democrats - Jeffrey Lord (5/27/2019)
He and his fellow Democrats running for president are now almost daily reminding voters that Leftist elites — and only Leftist elites — will decide just who in America and the larger world beyond is a human being.
Who Wants This War with Iran? - Pat Buchanan (5/26/2019)
Who wants us to plunge back into the Middle East, to fight a new and wider war than the ones we fought already this century in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen?
Ending Abortion Is Worth Any Economic Consequence - Erick Erickson (5/25/2019)
The secular abortionists hide behind wealth and euphemism to deny they are killing human beings. They think they can persuade others to abandon their causes by dangling dollars in front of them.
Four Myths the Media and Politicians Tell You About Our Border Crisis - Ann Coulter (5/24/2019)
Throughout 2016, we gave Trump cheese crackers every time he said, "Build the Wall!" Yet, as with a Myna bird, it turns out he lacks any comprehension of what those words mean.
The Merit of Merit-Based Immigration - Kevin D. Williamson (5/23/2019)
The United States has interests of its own, some of those interests are economic, and immigration should serve American interests first and foremost, with humanitarian concerns and other considerations subordinated.
Don't Let Zuckerberg Kill Free Speech - Betsy McCaughey (5/22/2019)
Social media titans like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have more influence over our freedom than any Supreme Court justice or even the president. And they are selling out the American freedoms that created their empires.
The Inequality of the Equality Act - Mary Beth Waddell (5/21/2019)
The In-Equality Act, unfortunately, isn't about equality at all. Rather, it's about government-imposed ideology and unfairness.
Higher Education in America - Walter Williams (5/20/2019)
Regarding financial aid, colleges should be forced to share in covering loan defaults, namely they need to have some skin in the game. More importantly, we should end or revise the federal student aid program.
Leftists Fear SCOTUS Overturning Precedent (Except When They Don't) - Louis DeBroux (5/19/2019)
The progressive position is hypocritical. One cannot both advocate for the philosophy of a "living Constitution" — where the Constitution means whatever five black-robed oligarchs say it means — and demand fealty to stare decisis.
Should the Liberty Bell Leave Philadelphia? - Dennis Prager (5/18/2019)
Will Philadelphia next remove the Liberty Bell? After all, it was commissioned by slave owners and inscribed with a verse from the Bible.
2034: Big Non-Gender-Conforming Sibling Is Watching - Christopher Dale (5/17/2019)
It is 7:30 a.m., and the smart alarm clock bellows. "Wake up… to the triggers of tofu bacon! Making vegans think of meat is inappropriate and shameful!"
The New Green Serfdom - Matthew Harwood (5/16/2019)
Much has rightly been made of the Green New Deal's fuzzy-headed utopianism and its impossible goal of reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero in 10 years. But we should also pay close attention to the plan's authoritarian impulses.
NY Times Publication of Trump Tax Information Violates His Legal Right to Confidentiality - Hans von Spakovsky (5/15/2019)
The New York Times no doubt considers it quite a coup to have obtained and published President Trump's tax return information from 1985 to 1994. But doing so violated Trump's right under federal law to the confidentiality of his tax returns.
When Does Life Begin? - Robin Smith (5/14/2019)
Not only does the U.S. stand apart alongside a small number of nations permitting the ending of life after 20 weeks of life in the womb, but some states showcase the extremes of abortion.
Keeping Fake Illegal Alien Families Together - Michelle Malkin (5/13/2019)
Trump's efforts to close the myriad loopholes that aid and abet transnational illegal immigrant kiddie smuggling racket have been condemned as heartless. But what's truly inhumane are the virtue signalers who use and abuse children as pawns.
Activities in 'The Swamp' Reach Disgusting and Treasonous Levels - James Shott (5/12/2019)
The Swamp, however one defines it, has a life and a mind of its own, with bureaucrats who have made a career of federal employment sometimes indulging in activities other than serving the needs of the citizenry, which is their duty.
Nancy Pelosi's Equality Act Would Undo Trump's Most Significant Achievements - Ryan T. Anderson (5/11/2019)
Anyone who believes we are created male and female, and that male and female are created for each other, will be at risk. This includes not only people of faith, but those who trust in established science.
GOP Needs to Be More Than 'Not Democrats' - Robin Smith (5/10/2019)
Establishing the very real and monstrous difference between the two political parties is necessary in the coming months. Republicans must contrast the very perpendicular position of Democrats who are proudly embracing socialism.
Time to Abolish Congress - Laura Hollis (5/9/2019)
Once upon a time, Democrats took electoral losses on the chin, determined to do a better job persuading the electorate to support their candidate(s). But the present generation shows neither the same pluck nor the same reverence for the rules of the game.
Dems The "Free Stuff" Party - Betsy McCaughey (5/8/2019)
Presidential contender Liz Warren's strategy is to win the Democratic nomination by promising the most free stuff. On Monday, she upped the ante: She is offering a whopping $50,000 in student loan forgiveness.
Democrats' Sanctuary Hypocrisy Shines Through - Rachel Bovard (5/7/2019)
Democrat hypocrisy on immigration has gone from a steady flow to an overwhelming torrent. Their complete disregard even for their own policies when it comes to applying them to illegal immigration is remarkable.
Let Venezuela Decide Its Own Destiny - Pat Buchanan (5/6/2019)
This civil conflict is not our war. We have not been attacked. Not only is there no justification for U.S. military intervention, but also any arrival of U.S. troops on Venezuelan soil could turn into yet another 21st-century strategic debacle.
The Carbon Tax Fantasy - Stephen Moore (5/5/2019)
If the climate change warnings of the alarmists turn out to be true, we will use technology and innovation to combat weather changes — not steel-booted world-government mandates and edicts.
A Lie, a Myth and a Question - John Stossel (5/4/2019)
Allowing people to be different from one another, to employ their unique talents and succeed or fail by them, to rise as high as the market will bear — that's an important part of freedom.
Critical Limits on Human Power - Laura Hollis (5/3/2019)
The brilliance of our country's founders is revealed in many things. The Constitution is grounded in the natural-law principle that human beings derive their rights from God, not from government.
Medicare, SS Short On Accounting - The Altoona Mirror (5/2/2019)
Federal lawmakers, always fearing fallout from voters, continue to avoid taking meaningful, responsible steps to shore up the programs' fiscal health, some of which, presumably, would hurt retirees, many of whom live on fixed incomes.
MMT: The Latest Liberal Economic Fantasy - John Horvat II (5/1/2019)
A good definition of a liberal might be someone who tries to ignore the actual nature of reality. Thus, many politically correct formulations distort reality even to the point of denying the differences between the sexes.
In Certain Precincts, We're All Snowflakes Now - Wesley Pruden (4/30/2019)
We can only marvel at how our grandparents made it through life, surviving the actual hunger and misery of a Great Depression and then having to call on unknown reserves of energy and fortitude to fight and win the greatest of all our wars.
Should we shutter the Department of Education? - Robert Holland (4/29/2019)
Since its inception 40 years ago as a political payoff from President Jimmy Carter to the National Education Association, the Department of Education has engaged in scores of dubious actions that have made millions of Americans yearn for its expulsion.
Study: Green New Deal Would Have 'No Effect' On Climate Change - Emily Zanotti (4/28/2019)
Green New Deal proponents, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), have long claimed that the GND, an expansive, costly, and dramatic change in the American economy, would be worth it if it would lessen our impact on climate.
Eradicate Poverty? We Already Know How - Edwin J. Feulner (4/27/2019)
Want to help the poor? Champion free enterprise. That flouts the conventional wisdom — at least as it's presented by many politicians and "mainstream" media outlets. They would have us believe that free enterprise (or capitalism) exacerbates pov
The Art of Climate Deception - Cornwall Alliance (4/26/2019)
Lately, climate science has been under attack from extreme factions of people more concerned about desired outputs than climate reality. What's really worrisome is that they have made their mark on our academies and public opinion.
Beware Soros-Funded Hijacking of US Census - Michele Malkin (4/25/2019)
Only in self-defeating, sovereignty-eroding America is the idea of asking whether people living in America are American citizens for the American census a matter of controversy.
Sanctuary Jurisdictions Are Not Practicing Federalism - Lewis Morris (4/24/2019)
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has proven once again why it is a reliable rubber stamp for the Left. In a seriously flawed ruling late last week, the Ninth Circuit unanimously upheld the majority of California's laws making it a sanctuary state.
Has Patriotism Been Bred Out of Today's Americans? - Mychal Massie (4/23/2019)
Like the rest of our Founding Fathers, Jefferson knew that government was at its best a mechanism to be closely observed and strictly constrained.
The Democrats' Platform as of Today - Bruce Bialosky (4/22/2019)
f you think like we do that theirs could be the worst set of public policies in American history, then you should make sure these people are removed from public office next November and never have any power again.
Misleading Americans About the Environment -- Again - Tammy Bruce (4/21/2019)
California's commitment to being the official clown car of the Democratic Party continues apace. The latest absurdity is brought to us by legislation seeking to ban all those little plastic toiletry bottles one finds in hotel rooms.
Bipartisan Support for Electric Vehicle Handouts Betrays Taxpayers - Veronique de Rugy (4/20/2019)
The average cost to a taxpayer for the EV program may be small, but when all the crony handouts that come about because of this same dynamic are added up, it represents a more significant sum and is a more obvious problem.
Things That Can't Go On Forever, Don't - Victor Davis Hanson (4/19/2019)
n sum, the present identity-politics divisiveness is not a sustainable model for a multiracial nation, and it will soon reach its natural limits one way or another. Say the same for our debt, and for illegal immigration.
If The Court Strikes Down Obamacare, How Bad Would That Be? - John C. Goodman (4/18/2019)
Some Republicans in Congress and even some in the administration resist opposing Obamacare. Critics assume that if there is no Obamacare, we would revert to the pre-Obamacare health system. If so, how bad would that be?