Dems Take House; GOP Gains in Senate; "Media Stars" Lose Bids - ABC News (11/7/2018)
Dem-Controlled House - Walter Williams (11/7/2018)
Let's say the Democrats do take the House. If they were to pass a measure that Republicans in both houses didn't like and President Donald Trump didn't like, either, he could use his veto pen. And thanks to the Framers, overrides are not easy.
Why the Left Hates Prosperity - Stephen Moore (11/6/2018)
The better the economy performs under President Trump and the more successes he racks up, the more unhinged the left becomes. It's a near linear relationship. And it goes for media as well.
No Asylum. Period. - Hans von Spakovsky (11/5/2018)
The U.S. should continue to grant asylum to refugees with legitimate persecution claims. But it must act to stop — before they get into the country and into the administrative hearing process — those who would assert false asylum claims.
A Plan For Debt Relief - Cal Thomas (11/4/2018)
As difficult as it may be to believe, there was a time when Republicans were known as the anti-debt and balanced budget party. No longer. But politicians in both parties can't say they haven't been warned.
Is This Worse Than 1968? - Pat Buchanan (11/3/2018)
Political violence is up, civility is down, and differences are widening. The hatred and hostility, the bile and bitterness of our discourse, seem greater now than 50 years ago. But are the times really worse?
Birthright Citizenship Needs Fixing - The Washington Examiner (11/2/2018)
Why should someone be a citizen just because they happened to be born here to parents who were visiting the U.S.? Such a law encourages birth tourism and illegal immigration.
Birthright Citizenship: A Fundamental Misunderstanding of the 14th Amendment - Hans von Spakovsky (11/1/2018)
hat's the citizenship status of the children of illegal aliens? That question has spurred quite a debate over the 14th Amendment lately, with the news that several states may launch efforts to deny automatic citizenship to such children.
Trump v. Sanders on Medicare for All - Betsy McCaughey (10/31/2018)
Under Medicare for all, patients will suffer, seniors will be shunned, hospitals will fail and health care workers will lose. Who exactly is supposed to benefit, except the politicians?
Much Ado About Nationalism - The Washington Examiner (10/30/2018)
Without a concept defining and limiting the unit of human and territorial organization that we call a "nation," there can be no such thing as a self-governing people.
The Conservative Fallacy - Lamont Colluci (10/29/2018)
Conservatism is based on a belief in the organic and unchanging nature of man. At its core are traditions, obligations, responsibilities, faith, reason and duty. These virtues are immutable, unchanging and eternal.
What Is A Fair Tax Code? - Investor's Busniess Daily (10/28/2018)
Whenever the debate turns to taxes, one side invariably claims that the rich don't pay their "fair share." But they never say what a fair tax code would look like.
Warren Highlights the Danger of Racial Identity - Mona Charen (10/27/2018)
What people choose to call themselves shouldn't matter to outsiders. If I want to call myself a post-Jerseyite dog lover, no one would care — unless there is affirmative action for former Jersey residents who can't skip dog videos.
Why is Anyone a Socialist? - John C. Goodman (10/26/2018)
Socialism is the most discredited ideology in the history of political thought. That's assuming you don't count cannibalism as an ideology.
6 Political Scandals The Press Doesn't Want You To Know About - Investor's Business Daily (10/25/2018)
When the mainstream press isn't busy putting out negative — and often false or misleading — stories about President Donald Trump, they're equally busy burying scandals that involve Democrats.
Coddling the Closed American Mind - Suzanne Fields (10/24/2018)
Members of the iGen generation pose a problem for everyone's future. The mobs protesting the Kavanaugh confirmation are the most recent example of emotional reasoning gone wild.
Alabama Supreme Court Upholds Personhood of Unborn Babies - CNS News (10/23/2018)
"Alabama recognizes an unborn baby as a life worthy of respect and protection… In other words, under the criminal laws of the State of Alabama, the value of the life of an unborn child is no less than the value of the lives of other persons."
Civil Liberties and Socialism Don't Mix - Matthew Harwood (10/23/2018)
Democratic socialists cannot remain democratic if they want their utopian vision to succeed. They also cannot be civil libertarians. The collective, undergirded by the power of the state, will always triumph over the messiness of the individual.
The Electoral College Debate - Walter Williams (10/22/2018)
The Founders saw our nation as being composed of sovereign states that voluntarily sought to join a union under the condition that each state admitted would be coequal with every other state. Strict majority rule does not accomplish that.
'Who rules you?' - Richard W. Rahn (10/21/2018)
All of us are subject to many thousands of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, many of which are needlessly oppressive. Who makes these rules, and who enforces them? And at what point are there so many rules that we are no longer free?
Border Caravan Puts Trump Legacy on the Line - Pat Buchanan (10/20/2018)
Unwanted mass migration is the issue of our time, as there is no foreseeable end to it before it alters America irremediably.
Need a Unifying Midterm Issue? Curb Government Spending! - Diane Dimond (10/19/2018)
Imagine — more than a trillion taxpayer dollars misspent. Can you think of any major media outlet that is shining a light on this preposterous waste of our money? Can you name any politician who is campaigning to right this sinking ship? Me neither.
Can Our Modern 'House Divided' Remain One Nation? - Frank Buckley (10/18/2018)
Maybe we should stare the possibility of a breakup in its face, if we're ever to regain our old civility and affection for fellow Americans.
Lurid Tales of Blood from the Crypt - Wesley Pruden (10/17/2018)
Certain female journalists, dispensing with the ancient newsroom tradition of keeping keep cool when the going gets hot, had confessed that listening to Christine Blasey Ford made them want to cry. But not everyone, and not anymore.
GOP Needs Update to Dems' UFC Cage Match Rules - Ann Coulter (10/16/2018)
There was nothing "unprecedented" about a Republican Senate rejecting a Democratic nominee — other than the fact that Republicans were the ones doing it. Democrats do it all the time.
Researchers Argue Benefits of CO2 Outweigh the Harm - Erin Mundahl (10/15/2018)
"Fossil fuels are lifting billions of people out of poverty, reducing all the negative effects of poverty on human health. Fossil fuels are vastly improving human well-being and safety by powering labor-saving and life-protecting technologies."
Trauma and Truth - Heather Mac Donald (10/14/2018)
The confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court dealt the #MeToo and #BelieveSurvivors movements their first major defeat. Those feminist ideologies will continue wreaking havoc throughout American institutions, however.
Why the Left Won't Take Up Originalism - Kevin D. Williamson (10/13/2018)
The Left will not take up originalism because the political process can give progressives only some of what they want. Democracy may provide the policy outcomes they desire, but progressives desire much more than that.
Hillary Clinton Is Still Finding Ways To Denigrate Democracy - Michael Goodwin (10/12/2018)
Our nation could be sleepwalking into a second civil war. Even though justice and fairness prevailed with Justice Kavanaugh, the stained confirmation process must serve as a wake-up alarm.
What Will Kavanaugh Mean for the Supreme Court? - Hans von Spakovsky (10/11/2018)
It is the court's extension of its power into areas where it should not be exercising power that has played a large role in turning the confirmation of its justices into a rancorous political campaign.
On Health Care, Voters Want More Choice and Less Politics - Scott Rasmussen (10/11/2018)
Polls consistently show that health care is one of the top issues on voters' minds heading into the midterm elections. It's a powerful issue because it impacts everyone so personally and can have enormous consequences.
Democrats' New Anti-Gun Laws Are Also an Attack on Due Process - David Harsanyi (10/10/2018)
The notion that certain Americans are pre-emptively guilty of wrongdoing, whether there's any corroborating evidence to back up an accusation or not, isn't reserved for conservatives who happen to be in contention for a Supreme Court seat.
A Short History of American Medical Insurance - John Steele Gordon (10/9/2018)
Whenever one segment of an economy exhibits, year after year, inflation above the general rate, and when there is no constraint on supply, then either a cartel is in operation or there is a lack of price transparency — or both, as is the case with A
Treating the Court as a Political Branch - Andrew Napolitano (10/9/2018)
The Supreme Court should not be political. It is the anti-democratic branch of government. Its constitutional obligation is not to do the people's will but to preserve personal liberty from the tyranny of the majority.
#MeToo's Contempt for Due Process - Arnold Ahlert (10/8/2018)
For the useful-idiot foot soldiers of the #MeToo revolution, cosmic resonance has supplanted the Constitution. Moreover, like every totalitarian-based movement, some victims are "more equal" than others.
Racial Disparities in School Discipline - Walter Williams (10/7/2018)
Many of the complaints about black student behavior are coming from black teachers. We doubt whether they could be accused of racial discrimination against black students.
Kavanaugh Confirmed to the Supreme Court - CBS News (10/6/2018)
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's second nominee to the Supreme Court, was confirmed to the court on Saturday with a Senate vote largely divided along party lines.
Atticus Finch Was on the Wrong Side - Rich Lowry (10/6/2018)
"To Kill a Mockingbird" stands firmly for the proposition that an accusation can be false, that unpopular defendants presumed guilty must and should be defended, and that it is admirable and brave to withstand the crowd.
The Gillibrand Standard - Michael Anton (10/5/2018)
The silver lining of the Kavanaugh show trial, if there is such a thing, is that a great many formerly less-than-reliable conservatives finally understand. They have come to realize what the Left has in store for them, for us, and for the nation.
A Dress Rehearsal For Impeachment - Pat Buchanan (10/4/2018)
The Kavanaugh lynching is a dress rehearsal for the impeachment of Donald Trump. And the best way to fight impeachment is the way the judge fought Thursday. In defending yourself, go after your malevolent accusers as well.
Will America's Refusal To Curb Spending And Debt Cause Next Meltdown? - Investor's Business Daily (10/3/2018)
Those of us who wish to leave our children and grandchildren something other than a mountain of unpayable debts had better start thinking hard about how we want to restore balance to our nation's finances.
University Corruption - Walter Williams (10/2/2018)
University administrators and faculty members who cave to the demands for racially segregated activities have lost their moral mooring, not to mention common sense.
Now #MeToo Is Coming For Your Thought Crimes - Karol Markowicz (10/1/2018)
When an editor is forced out of his job because he published something controversial, or a friend of the accused suffers professionally for his kind words, we've gone to the crazy place and need to come back from it.
Maintaining the Constitution's Separation of Powers - Randolph J. May (9/30/2018)
By ruling that Congress must provide more specific directions in laws in order to avoid unconstitutional delegations of its authority, the court can promote democratic accountability in the Executive departments.
The 25th Amendment Is No Light Matter - The Washington Examiner (9/30/2018)
The hurdles to impeachment, and the political punishment for trying it without merit, are great enough that on their own they discourage abuse of the process. This cannot be said of attempts to remove a president by other means.
Ladies, We Don't Need To Be Part of Your Group Therapy - Julie Kelly (9/29/2018)
No matter whose political agenda it serves, we are under no obligation to help Christine Blasey Ford or any grown woman work through whatever issues they might have.
Partisan Politics Are Trampling American Ideals in Kavanaugh Saga - Jonah Goldberg (9/28/2018)
That is not the rule of law; it's not even decency. It's the rule of the mob, and the fact that it is coming from prominent journalists and senators doesn't make it any less repugnant.
The Accountable Capitalism Act: Socialist and Unconstitutional - Lee Edwards (9/27/2018)
Elizabeth Warren, the ultra-progressive senator from Massachusetts, is angry. She is angry about the size of CEO salaries on Wall Street. She is angry at the top 10 percent, who own, she says, too much of America's wealth.
Are We on the Verge of Civil War? - Victor Davis Hanson (9/26/2018)
Americans keep dividing into two hostile camps. It seems the country is back to 1860 on the eve of the Civil War, rather than in 2018, during the greatest age of affluence, leisure and freedom in the history of civilization.
Kavanaugh Fight Is Driving Us Mad Because the Court Is Too Powerful - The Washington Examiner (9/25/2018)
Our nine-person ruling oligarchy is being selected right now, and this is why everyone is losing their minds. And the return to sanity begins with a return to a jurisprudence based on the text of the law and of the Constitution.