In DACA Ruling, the Roberts Court Chooses Politics Over Law - The Washington Examiner (6/23/2020)
Judges don't get to decide political questions such as immigration policy. There is no shortcut in a democracy to having the legislature decide this question. It has so far chosen not to settle the matter, and no one else has the right to do so.
Why Can't Big-City Democrats Reform the Police? - Steven Malanga (6/23/2020)
About a decade ago, a narrative reemerged in America that police departments are deeply racist and single out minority residents disproportionately. The timing seemed unusual, given that America had just elected its first black president.
The Shame Is Ours - Cal Thomas (6/22/2020)
These are the inevitable consequences when a nation forgets who and what it is and when some of its citizens reject the values that built and sustained it.
Seattle's 'Autonomous Zone' and the Paris Commune of 1871 Are Ominously Similar - Lawrence W. Reed (6/21/2020)
Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of the disaster in Paris. Marxists are planning to commemorate it as if its lunacy is something to be proud of. They never learn. Stay tuned to Seattle, which will no doubt spred its lunacy.
Decline of Some Churches, Not of Christianity - Robin Smith (6/20/2020)
Serious times call for serious answers. Americans are not finding answers among their political leaders. Americans are not even finding answers in some churches that parrot pundits.
SCOTUS's Transgender Ruling Firebombs The Constitution - Joy Pullmann (6/19/2020)
n Monday's ruling inserting "gender identity" into the word "sex" in a 1964 employment law, the U.S. Supreme Court called a man a woman, possibly leading to eventually forcing everyone else to do so also.
Woke Chaos and Naked Power - Ben Shapiro (6/19/2020)
We should be united here. Americans care about black lives; Americans despise looting and rioting; Americans want to protect citizens but preserve the ability of the police to stop crime. Instead, the country seems to be falling apart.
The Problem With 'Pick a Knee' - David Harsanyi (6/18/2020)
The definition of racism is always expanding. Now anyone who disagrees with the political aspirations of Black Lives Matter and its supporters — champions of a hodgepodge of leftist causes — can be accused of being a bigot.
Yes, Let's Defund The Police … At The EPA - Issues & Insights (6/17/2020)
Democrats have met the enemy, and it is the police. Well, not all police. They love the heavily armed federal police at agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency.
The True Plight of Black Americans - Walter Williams (6/16/2020)
While it might not be popular to say right now, the true plight of black people has little or nothing to do with the police or what has been called "systemic racism." Instead, we need to look at the responsibilities of those running our big cities.
The Clear Differences Between the Left and the Right - Stephen Moore (6/15/2020)
The crisis of the coronavirus-induced economic lockdown and now the violent protests in the streets have unleashed a depression-level financial crisis and unprecedented human suffering — especially in our inner cities.
Don't Confuse Moral Bankruptcy With Racism - Star Parker (6/14/2020)
The only systemic racism that poisons and divides our country is the insistence of the powerful to see everyone through the lens of race, placing one's race ahead of one's humanity.
Woke Up and Drink the Kool-Aid - The Washington Excaminer (6/13/2020)
There is no appeasing today's militants. You may not be interested in them, but they are interested in you, and they're coming after your country. It's past time for good, decent people to reject the corrosive new catechism and fight back.
The Four Horsemen of America's Apocalypse - Dennis Prager (6/12/2020)
The public self-debasement demanded of anyone who differs with the left happens almost daily. The only difference between this and what dissidents underwent during Mao's Cultural Revolution is that the self-debasement here is voluntary — thus fa
Americans Don't Kneel! - Melissa MacKenzie (6/11/2020)
The Left wants to see all of America cower, bow, scrape, and beg for forgiveness for their existence and for crimes they never committed. They hate their own country. They want, as Obama said, to remake America. To transform it into a communist society.
The Left's Insane New Cry: 'Defund the Police' - Arnold Ahlert (6/10/2020)
The "progressive" Left is at war with America. And in the leftists' never-ending quest for power by any means necessary, truth has indeed become the first casualty.
The Status Quo of Virtue Signaling - Erick Erickson (6/9/2020)
Activists would have us believe the government that brought us slavery, Jim Crow, anti-interracial marriage laws, affirmative action and police brutality is the government that will solve the problem.
Why Are Rioters 'Brave' but Coronavirus Protesters a Health Hazard? - Nic Rowan (6/8/2020)
It's a shame that it took a murder for governors such as Whitmer to stop scolding people for chafing against governments and law enforcement not acting in their best interests. And now that the country's on fire, their words are useless.
Of Course Destruction of Property Is Violence - Rich Lowry (6/7/2020)
Forced to choose between criticizing the George Floyd protests when they get out of hand and defending the indefensible, activists and writers on the left have been tempted into the latter.
Democrats Fear Prosperity - Scott McKay (6/6/2020)
Democrats are trying to keep the economy closed because it's more important to beat Trump in November than for the country to succeed. You can call that bad faith, or you can call it economic treason — call it what you want.
As Cities Burn, Will Trump Invoke The Insurrection Act? Should He? - Chuck DeVore (6/5/2020)
The destruction and loss of life has continued and escalated. As a result, the president strongly suggested he would take charge and send in the military himself.
The Disinformation Pandemic - Armstrong Williams (6/4/2020)
The world is a dangerous place, and not every nation plays by the same rules. We must find a way to protect freedom online while ensuring that disinformation is not allowed to spread and infect every aspect of our lives.
It's Past Time to Examine How Police Unions Protect Bad Cops - John Fund (6/3/2020)
It should be an issue that unites all Americans. Because if we can't trust the authority figures who exercise vast power over us, the breakdown in law and order we will see may be more of our own making — not the criminals'.
The CDC Has Lost All Credibility - Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) & Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) (6/2/2020)
We can protect our most vulnerable. We know that we must pay special attention to residents and workers in long-term care facilities. Let's direct the majority of our time and resources toward protecting them.
Executive Orders Are Ruining the Country - Cheryl Chumley (6/1/2020)
Time to clarify, codify and control the ability of the executive to run roughshod over the Constitution. Even in times of national emergency, the rights of the individual, the authorities of the single citizen, must be maintained.
Mayor Moron Destroys America's Major Cities - John C. Wohlstetter (5/31/2020)
In this case, it is likely that a guilty verdict will be reached. But a potentially dangerous precedent has been set, in that a mob forced instant indictment.
Will SCOTUS Revoke Its License for Police Abuse? - Jacob Sullum (5/30/2020)
Qualified immunity definitely gives police clear notice. It tells them they can get away with violating people's rights as long as they find new ways to do it.
Should Identity Politics Dictate Vaccine Research? - Heather Mac Donald (5/30/2020)
The coming economic depression may deliver a body blow to the fount of race and gender victimology: America's bloated and politicized colleges. But identity politics has already worked its way into every American institution.
Liberals Have Rediscovered the 10th Amendment's Value During the Coronavirus Pandemic - Ira Stoll (5/29/2020)
Amid the grim coronavirus news of death and unemployment, at least there is the comic relief of the left embracing the Tenth Amendment.
Do Lockdowns Work? Mounting Evidence Says No - Ryan McMaken (5/28/2020)
The coerced economic "shutdowns"—enforced with fines, arrests, and revoked business licenses—are not the natural outgrowth of a pandemic. They are the result of policy decisions taken by politicians who have suspended constitutional institutio
Across the Wide, Growing American Divide - Victor Davis Hanson (5/27/2020)
Red- and blue-state America was already divided before the coronavirus epidemic hit. Globalization had enriched the East Coast and West Coast corridors but hollowed out much in between.
Do Not Bailout States for Years of Fiscal Mismanagement - Kay C. James (5/26/2020)
At a time when huge spending bills marked "coronavirus relief" are easily passing Congress with little scrutiny, poorly run states are asking unscrupulous members to slip in taxpayer bailouts to rescue them from years of their own fiscal mismanagement.
Remembering the Cost of a Free and Undivided Republic - Jackie Gingrich Cushman (5/25/2020)
"The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country," the order said. "We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance.
How Long Should We Keep Bribing People Not to Work? - Robert Verbruggen (5/24/2020)
A $600 boost to unemployment benefits was a clumsy solution to a stupid problem, and it cannot continue once we reopen.
Denmark Is Not a Socialist Economic Nirvana - Anthony B. Kim (5/23/2020)
The reality is that Denmark is one of the finest examples of countries committed to the free-enterprise system, which is often reinforced by a well-functioning civil society.
Stealth Legislation - Cal Thomas (5/22/2020)
Anyone curious as to why in March the Gallup poll found public disapproval of Congress at 74 percent need look no further than the way the professional class operates.
Ruling Pandamerica - George Parry (5/21/2020)
Egocentric, self-declared petty tyrants have seized power and are imposing their illogical and contradictory patchwork of useless, mindlessly restrictive, and destructive rules, regulations, and decrees across the country.
How Mission Creep Destroys Leadership - Robin Smith (5/20/2020)
Mission creep is a natural outcome in bureaucracy, which always works to prioritize its own existence rather than simply achieving the original goal.
Obamagate Is Not a Conspiracy Theory - David Harsanyi (5/19/2020)
In 2016, the unthinkable did happen, and we're still dealing with the fallout four years later. We don't know where this scandal will end up, but one doesn't have to be a conspiracy theorist to wonder.
The Bait-and-Switch Blues - Scott McKay (5/18/2020)
Years from now, it's a good bet most of us will see the economic shutdown that was the governmental reaction as the dumbest, most wasteful, and most abusive error made on this continent since the Intolerable Acts of the early 1770s.
Let's Not Waste a Crisis - Walter Williams (5/17/2020)
Leftist politicians who want to get into our pocketbooks are beginning to argue that the COVID-19 pandemic is the best argument for a wealth tax. It has become increasingly attractive because it lends itself to demagoguery.
You'll Freeze in the Dark! - John Stossel (5/16/2020)
Over time, as people depend on handouts, they often feel that their lives are no longer within their control. They become passive. They don't push through obstacles. They wait for government help.
H.R. 6666 a Devil of a COVID-19 Government Surveillance Plot - Cheryl Chumley (5/15/2020)
Mark of the beast. After all, what's more devilishly un-American than launching one of the most massive government surveillance programs of private citizens in U.S. history, all under the guise of protecting people from the coronavirus?
Universal Basic Income and the End of the Republic - Chris Talgo (5/14/2020)
The U.S. economy is sinking, and some on the far left have a preposterous plan to prevent Americans from drowning in more unpaid bills and debt: Stay home and don't worry about anything.
COVID-19: We Are Never Going To Be Completely Safe. - Matt Walsh (5/13/2020)
We may be able to extend hiding under our beds indefinitely, but then what kind of life would that be? Eventually we have to confront the risks, accept them, take whatever reasonable precautions we're comfortable with, and get back to living again.
Has Liberalism Lost Its Mind? - John C. Goodman (5/12/2020)
You have to wonder whether liberals believe in anything other than getting elected and exercising power. Is there a set of beliefs you could confidently identify as comprising the liberal mind? We're not so sure.
Encouraging Illegal Aliens To Remain In The US Is A Crime, Supreme Court Rules - The Daily Caller (5/11/2020)
The Supreme Court justices voided an earlier decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which had ruled that a federal anti-harboring statute was unconstitutional on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment by restricting free speech.
Governors Can't Suspend the First Amendment - Hans von Spakovsky (5/11/2020)
The COVID-19 pandemic does not give Gov. Laura Kelly the right to suspend the First Amendment right of Kansans to practice their religious beliefs.
The Federal Government Cannot Bail Out the Blue States - Stephen Moore (5/10/2020)
The blue states that want the most money from Washington already spend and waste by far the most, and they are, for the most part, the richest states. Now they are asking to get subsidized by states such as Arizona and Utah, which spend the least.
Proxy Wars over Religious Liberty - Ryan T. Anderson (5/9/2020)
The unwillingness to engage the substantive moral debates that divide us in the culture war leaves us fighting proxy wars over religious liberty. To succeed in embracing religious liberty is not to succeed in transforming society. More is required.