U of Kentucky Offers ‘Taco Literacy’ Course
The University of Kentucky is offering a course titled “Taco Literacy: Public Advocacy and Mexican Food in the U.S. South ” where students will examine the social and racial issues surrounding tacos.
Or, as the course’s website puts it, “...
Democrats’ Latest Wage-Gap Fix Won’t Work Either
Democrats bank on women voters falling in line behind them because of the GOP’s supposed “War on Women.” And they routinely trot out their favorite statistic on the wage gap, which they claim shows there’s rampant discrimination against ...
Better Policing Is the Best Criminal-Justice Reform
Is the moment for criminal-justice reform passing? After climbing briefly into the spotlight in 2015, the prison-reform initiative is on uncertain ground. Efforts at federal sentencing reform have stalled. After promising to make it the main cause of his final year ...
Hillary’s Latest E-mail Gambit: Tragedy, Comedy, or Low Farce?
Hillary Clinton’s continually evolving defense of her apparent mishandling of classified information is starting to sound a lot like a running gag from Get Smart, the Sixties spy sitcom. Trapped in life-or-death situations at the hands of his archenemies, ...
Field Hospital on the March
Washington, D.C. — Every year, for as long as I can remember, the annual March for Life story is about the same: Joyful high-school and college students flood Washington, D.C., in buses. And a few, angry counterprotesters show up ...
Tenured Thugs and Thieves
Professor Melissa Click of the University of Missouri criminally assaulted an undergraduate student and, though local prosecutors were slow to move on the case — there was video of the incident, and the facts were not in question — she eventually was ...
Sanders Claims ‘Momentum’ Despite Stagnating Poll Numbers
Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Senator Bernie Sanders came out swinging Saturday night after the release of the much-anticipated final Des Moines Register before Monday’s Iowa caucuses, arguing at a raucous Cedar Rapids rally that the Hawkeye State remains “virtually tied” ...
Montage: Lester Holt Tosses Hillary Softballs; ‘Do Your Feelings Get Hurt?’
NBC’s Lester Holt landed an interview with Hillary Clinton Friday — just as the State Department announced 22 of her e-mails cannot be released to the public because they’re top secret – but chose to avoid breaking any new ground on ...
‘What Might Have Been’: The Substantive and Clarifying Trumpless Debate
What Rich Lowry tartly labeled “the Trumpless Debate” exposed the fracture of the Republican party’s base with a clarity that the Donald’s presence would not have allowed.
For those of us in the commentariat, the evening was a ...
Bill Clinton Lends Hillary Much-Needed Fire in Iowa
Davenport, Iowa — “You know something I always kinda wondered? I wonder if Hillary is a country girl, if she’d get out there and shake it,” a leather-clad singer twanged into the microphone at the country-chic Col Ballroom in Davenport, ...
Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two words: “Grow up!”
It is amazing how many people have been oblivious to ...
How the Left Ruined Air Travel
This week, after three years, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals gave Kennedy International Airport permission to shoot some birds that fly around the runways threatening to cause plane crashes. This ruling — and the three years it took to appear — ...
For Hillary Clinton, Feminism Means ‘Blame Men First,’ and to Disagree Is ‘Misogyny’
Please allow me to explain the progressive rules of modern discourse. A feminist — often seated in a powerful perch in academe, the government, or pop culture — spits out disdain for men as a whole, reserving particular venom for the worst ...
Good-bye, Reagan Revolution
Let’s get the obvious out of the way: Trump’s decision to remove himself from the final debate was tactically brilliant.
He doesn’t do well in the debate format anyway. And his absence left Cruz as the front-runner ...
Heroism vs. Existentialism
With The Finest Hours, heroism returns to movies. True heroism — not the sentimental distortion of human duty and obligation that people in the news media exploit to prove their sensitive appreciation, but rather the individual exercise of principle and sacrifice ...
Trump Enjoys a Stage to Himself as Rivals Debate
Des Moines, Iowa — “Isn’t that better than this debate that’s going on?” Donald Trump asked the capacity crowd at his much-ballyhooed rally to raise money for veterans. “They’re all sleeping, everybody.”
Four days before the first nominating ...
There are many potential outcomes to a Donald Trump GOP nomination. And every one of them is a disaster for conservatives.
The fact is, Trump fans will not be placated — not if they lose, and definitely not if they win. ...
The Iowa Caucus Is Like an Ethanol Subsidy for Iowa Politicians
First, kill the Iowa caucuses.
Please note: I didn’t say, “Kill the Iowans.” I like Iowans and I like Iowa.
But we need to get Iowa’s boot off our neck.
#ad#That may be misunderstood, as well. You ...
It’s hard to believe that the United States, having resisted the siren song of socialism during its entire 20th-century heyday (the only major democracy to do so), should suddenly succumb to socialism’s charms a generation after its intellectual ...
No, Conservatism Isn’t Dying Out
As my colleague Jonah Goldberg notes, the Left and some of the Right has long been waiting for a “conservative crack-up,” first predicted by R. Emmett Tyrell Jr. of The American Spectator . . . a generation ago. I am a middle-aged man ...
Gain Some Iranian Contracts, Lose Your Civilization
Twelve years ago, I wrote a small book, The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and Politics Without God, in which I argued that Europe’s fecklessness in the face of both its own domestic problems and the jihadist threat ...
Woman Claims She's a Cat Trapped in a Human's Body
A Norwegian woman is claiming that she is actually a cat trapped in a woman’s body — and that the fact that she has a human body is a “genetic defect.”
“I have been a cat all my life … I ...
Charlie Hebdo’s Mocking Islam Isn’t ‘Punching Down’
One year after the slaughter of its staff, Charlie Hebdo still stands accused of committing what liberals have decreed to be the worst crime in comedy: “punching down.” Satire is meant to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable, chants ...
End the Threat of Internet Access Taxes
The U.S. Senate will soon vote on whether to permanently ban Internet-access taxes. Congress enacted the ban in 1998, and there have been nearly a half-dozen renewals since then. Senator John Thune (R., S.D.) has done present and future ...
Charlie Hebdo, One Year Later
It is one year since the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris, and one year since much of the free world proclaimed itself to “be Charlie.” It is also a year since it became obvious that almost no one really was ...
Michael Bloomberg: An Echo, Not a Choice
Michael Bloomberg’s epiphany about the 2016 presidential proceedings is that what is missing is a second bossy, big-government billionaire from Manhattan’s East Side — another candidate with malleable party loyalties. Bloomberg, whose net worth estimated by Forbes is $38.6 billion (eighth ...
Feds: Remove ‘He’ and ‘She’ from Labor Regs to ‘Avoid the Gender Binary’
The Department of Labor has proposed a rule that would remove the words “he” and “she” from an anti-discrimination regulation in order to “avoid the gender binary” — which is obviously something that must be avoided at all costs.
The rule ...
Ryan to Keynote Heritage Action Policy Summit Next Week
Heritage Action has tapped House speaker Paul Ryan to deliver the keynote address at its third annual policy summit next Wednesday, February 3, according to an agenda obtained by National Review.
“Speaker Ryan intends to address the opportunities we have to ...
A Question of Intelligence
Marvin Minsky, a seminal figure in the world of artificial intelligence, has died at the age of 88. Given his life’s work, it is ironic that he was betrayed by that three-pound ball of meat we humans still use for ...
Hillary Can't Pin E-mailgate on the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy
As Hillary Clinton sinks ever deeper into E-mailgate, her excuses for grossly mishandling state secrets grow ever weaker. In defense of her gross negligence, Clinton and her comrades have dusted off a vintage 1990s cliché: “It’s the Vast Right-Wing ...
If the Oscars Are So Liberal, Why Are the #OscarsSoWhite?
Once again, a pillar of cultural liberalism finds itself embroiled in controversy, and, once again, cultural conservatives are being asked to make atonement.
The 88th Academy Awards ceremony — scheduled for February 28 — is under attack for the lack of diversity among ...
A Tale of Two Tapes: Teen Cruz and Terror-Coddler Obama
The crack media buzzed this week with the discovery of a totally front-page, news-breaking, breathtaking videotape.
GOP presidential candidate and Texas senator Ted Cruz, CNN reported, was caught on camera confessing how he “sought ‘world domination.’”
Gasp! This is something ...
Why Cruz’s Choreographed Courting of Evangelicals Won’t Work
What is a political party? By the intensity of internecine conflict among Republicans, you might conclude that it’s a church. Senator Ted Cruz is among the leading voices of a faction that wants to treat the Republican Party as ...
U of Oregon Students Debated Removing MLK Quote from Wall Because It Wasn’t Inclusive Enough
Student leaders at the University of Oregon considered removing a famous Martin Luther King Jr. quote from a wall on its student center on the grounds that it was just not inclusive enough — because it talked only about racial discrimination ...
In Houston, a Dubious Indictment
When David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, launched his now-famous investigation of potential organ trafficking at Planned Parenthood, he had to know that his work would place him within the Left’s crosshairs. Planned Parenthood, after all, ...
Feminist Internet: Citing Studies Linking Obesity to Health Problems Is ‘Oppressive’
According to Feminist Internet, worrying about obesity, a health problem that plagues our society, isn’t a nice thing to do — in fact, it’s a very mean, “oppressive” thing called “concern trolling.”
A post co-authored by Melissa A. Fabello ...
The Race-Obsessed Left Has Released a Monster It Can’t Control
Among the more amusing responses to National Review’s “Against Trump” editorial effort was the claim that Dr. Frankenstein was turning on its monster. In other words, we at National Review created the allegedly racist, xenophobic conditions necessary for Donald ...
One of the stranger demands of various campus affiliates of Black Lives Matter was the call for “safe spaces.”
That is a euphemism for designated racially segregated areas.
In such zones, particular minority groups are reassured that no white students ...
The Dangerous Fantasy behind Obama’s Iran Deal
On January 16, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced that Iran had satisfied the conditions necessary to achieve a lifting of most international sanctions under its nuclear deal with the Obama administration. In exchange for reducing its number of operational ...
At the SHOT Show, Business Booms
The annual SHOT Show — Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade, i.e., the world’s largest gun show — wrapped up on Friday in Las Vegas. You might think that, with the White House talking gun control again, the mood in the ...
If Forum Was a Last-Ditch Effort to Shore Up Hillary Support, It Backfired
Des Moines, Iowa — The Democratic party’s sudden scramble last week for a presidential forum (not a debate!) in Des Moines was seen by some politicos as a last-ditch effort to shore up Hillary Clinton’s slipping support in Iowa ...
How Stupid and Vicious Do They Think We Are?
How stupid and vicious do they think we are? That’s a question that I think explains a lot of things about politics and society today — and about this year’s unpredicted presidential race.
#ad#The “we” in that question ...
Cruz Dares to Take On King Corn
Ted Cruz has dared to provoke the ire of one of the most ruthless and vengeful political forces on the planet, and it’s not Donald Trump. The Texas senator has crossed the ethanol industry in Iowa, which is a ...
Lena Dunham: I Want to Tell the Media Which Words It Can’t Say about Hillary
In an interview with Variety on Sunday, the always-insightful Lena Dunham said that she “literally” wants to tell the media what words they’re not allowed to say about Hillary Clinton.
“Like, I literally want to make a list that ...
San Bernardino, Paris, and Jerusalem: Israeli Experience and Obama’s Risky Strategy
The Obama administration is talking tough about terror, and its focus is revealing. President Obama’s State of the Union address proclaimed that terrorists
pose a direct threat to our people, because in today’s world, even a handful of ...
The ‘Anti-Establishment’ Candidate Boasts about His History of Bribing Politicians
I’m not sure what is worse: Donald Trump bragging about paying off politicians, or the cheering by Republican-debate audiences when Donald Trump brags about paying off politicians. See, when I worked for the Justice Department, we didn’t just ...
Robert Pickus: An American Original
I’m occasionally asked why I, a dues-paying member of the Guild of “Public Intellectuals,” never pursued doctoral studies. The short answer is that I met Robert Pickus, who was my personal doctoral program: a volcano of ideas who taught ...
Give Trump’s Jacksonian Voters the Respect They Deserve, but Reject the Donald
The case for constitutional limited government is the case against Donald Trump. To the degree we take him at his word — understanding that Trump is a negotiator whose positions are often purposefully deceptive — what he advocates is a rejection of ...
Trumpism Is Just Two-Bit Caesarism
Let us, as conservatives, seek guidance from those we admire.
The Federalist (No. 39) speaks of “that honorable determination which animates every votary of freedom to rest all our political experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government.” Hasn’t Donald ...
GOP Officials in Iowa and New Hampshire Fight to Stay Atop the Nominating Calendar
As Republican officials in Iowa and New Hampshire prepare to host the first two elections of this year’s presidential campaign, they’re working feverishly behind the scenes to ensure it’s not their final turn at the front of ...
The Art of the Deal-Breaker
For the past year, one political power player after another has tried to negotiate with Donald Trump, and gotten bitten for the effort. Yet, like lemmings, each successive figure stepped up to meet the same fate, convinced despite all available ...
ISIS Attacks Shia Shrine of Mohammed’s Granddaughter
‘You can still smell a very strange mixture, I think perhaps of blood and fruit, on the site of the explosion.” So said Rami Ruhayem, a BBC correspondent at the scene of Saturday’s attack near Damascus.
#ad#Yesterday, ISIS ...
Toward a Conservative Populism
Many of Donald Trump’s supporters are not conservatives. Many of them have not been active in politics before.
Conservatives should be glad when a public figure leads newcomers to join our cause. We should welcome it even when the ...
Sanders’s Ground Game Quietly Threatens Clinton’s Dominance in Rural Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa — They’d been singing and dancing to live performances from trendy alt-rock bands Vampire Weekend and Foster the People for over an hour. But to the thousands of college kids screaming as a white-haired 74-year-old finally took ...
Ben Sasse Slams Trump’s Promise to Use Executive Orders
Nebraska senator Ben Sasse crossed the border into neighboring Iowa last week to warn fellow Republicans of the dangers of voting for Donald Trump.
Although Ben Sasse has Ivy League degrees and was the president of Midland University from 2010 to 2014, ...
The ‘Magic Number’ that Could Decide Trump vs. Cruz in Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa — 135,000.
That’s the “magic number” to watch Monday night as Republican caucus-goers gather around the Hawkeye State to choose their presidential nominee, according to data collected and analyzed by numerous GOP campaign officials.
#ad#Four years ago, ...
Smart Tax Reform Would Ignite Economic Growth
Woodrow Wilson, who enjoyed moralizing about the mundane, called paying taxes a “glorious privilege.” In 1865, when there was a Civil War income tax, one taxpayer shared this sensibility, sort of. Mark Twain said that his tax bill of $36.82 (including a $3.12 ...
Will the EPA Cause a Zika Pandemic?
The world is facing a public-health emergency. According to the World Health Organization, the Zika virus, a horrific disease that causes malformation of infants, is now “spreading explosively.” If decisive action is not taken quickly, Zika will proliferate to every ...
Just Because Trump Is ‘Anti-PC’ Doesn’t Mean We Should Celebrate His Vulgarity
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays.
Dear Reader (including those of you who feel entitled to a jocular parenthetical statement ...
The Night Fox News Hosted Two Undercard Debates
Thursday’s Republican presidential debate on Fox News Channel was serious, substantive, and filled with thoughtful policy statements from major candidates. Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz delivered solid performances. Yet there was something missing: the Republican ...
The Fed Is Freaked Out about the Financial Markets
Early in the new year, on Sunday, January 3, Federal Reserve vice chair Stanley Fischer delivered a hawkish speech to the American Economic Association. Completely misreading the economy, which is woefully weak while inflation is virtually nil, Fischer strongly hinted that ...
State Dept. Finally Confirms 22 Clinton E-mails ‘Top Secret,’ Won’t Release Another 37 Pages
In what is sure to cause Hillary Clinton a headache three days before the Iowa caucuses, the Obama administration has for the first time confirmed that 22 separate e-mails found on Clinton’s private server contained classified information that would require ...
Hillary’s E-mail Scandal Is Criminal; When Will She Get Her Handcuffs?
Imagine that you own a large department store called Foggy Bottom. Your most frequent customer is a superbly connected globetrotter with some one million miles on her passport. She never uses a standard shopping basket like everyone else. Instead, she ...
Trump: Some Questions Iowa Evangelicals Need to Ask
Donald Trump, the billionaire playboy from Queens, may be about to triumph at the polls in famously Evangelical Iowa. Earlier this week, the Republican frontrunner earned the endorsement of Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr., who declared that Trump “lives a ...
On the Difficulties of the Movie Star
One of the great scandals in the world of philanthropy is the fact that Mohandas K. Gandhi, the great apostle of nonviolence, was never awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, which instead has gone to such figures as the murdering jihadist ...
In Trump's Absence, His Rivals Bloody One Another to a Draw
Des Moines, Iowa — Fox News’s Megyn Kelly called him “the elephant not in the room.” And yet, improbably, Donald Trump seemed somehow to emerge victorious from the last GOP presidential debate before Monday’s Iowa caucuses.
The Republican front-runner, ...
Missing From Both Parties' Candidates' Campaigns: Work
From someone whose title is senior political analyst you might be expecting a forecast of who will win the Iowa caucuses next Monday night. Will Donald Trump voters turn out in enough numbers to give him the narrow win over ...
The Quisling Establishment
Few expected Donald Trump would be in a dominant position days before the Iowa caucuses. Fewer still expected the Republican establishment would be among the mogul’s deluded enablers.
#ad#As if to validate every insult ever hurled at it, ...
It’s All about Turnout for Trump in Iowa
We know two things about the Iowa caucuses. People often change their minds at the last minute: Think of shock winners John Kerry in 2004 and Rick Santorum in 2012. And the complexity of the caucuses makes for a low turnout; enthusiasm ...
Obama’s War on School Choice
It’s National School Choice Week, which means hundreds of thousands of parents, students, teachers, and Americans of all kinds are attending more than 16,000 events nationwide celebrating policies that give children greater educational opportunity. Unsurprisingly, none of the more than 230 ...
The High Cost of Radical Racialized Lies — Has the Ferguson Effect Gone National?
It turns out that lies have consequences. A movement that built itself on 2015’s “lie of the year” (as the Washington Post’s fact-checker labeled “hands up, don’t shoot”) and that sustained itself through an even bigger, bolder lie (...
Raul Castro Is Launching a ‘Weapon of Mass Migration’ against the U.S.
As you read this, a convoy of buses carrying an estimated 8,000 Cuban nationals is arriving at our southern borders after departing from Costa Rica and El Salvador. The circuitous route is due to an increased Coast Guard presence in the ...
The Many Strange Inconsistencies and Occasional Outright Lies of Donald Trump’s Spokeswoman
In April 2009, Katrina Pierson was a disappointed Obama voter and, she emphasized, “just a mom,” when she made her first foray into politics: a seven-minute speech at the Dallas Tea Party Tax Day Rally. “No president is going to change ...
Donald Trump: Thin-Skinned Tyrant
Is Donald Trump the sharia of American politics? I’m having trouble finding much daylight between Islamic law’s repressive blasphemy standards and the mogul’s thin-skinned sense of privilege.
None of us wants to be insulted or smeared. But ...
The Obama Administration Needs to Abandon Its Petraeus Obsession
In politically driven moods, the ancient Romans often wiped from history all mention of a prior hero or celebrity. They called such erasures damnatio memoriae.
The Soviet Union likewise airbrushed away, or “Trotskyized,” all the images of any past kingpin ...
Ryan to Hold Reception for Endangered Iowa Rep. Rod Blum
Dubuque, Iowa — Speaker Paul Ryan will hold a reception for Iowa representative Rod Blum next month, marking a notable shift in the relationship between House GOP leaders and those among the conference’s rank-and-file with whom they’ve so often ...
The rapture was supposed to happen on September 13, 1988. A few fringe pastors were screaming that the end was nigh, that the righteous would soon disappear into the air while the rest of humanity was doomed to suffer a quite literal ...
The Kremlin’s Selective Counterterrorism
To hear President Vladimir Putin tell it, his government is the proverbial tip of the spear in the global war on terror.
For months, Kremlin officials have taken great pains to style their intervention in Syria in grandiose terms — not ...
Trump and Sanders: True Populists?
There’s been a lot of talk about populism in this year’s presidential campaign. In particular, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are, we are told, populist candidates. But what exactly does populist mean in this context, with these candidates?
How Bill Clinton Could Hurt Hillary in Iowa
With the Democratic race in Iowa tightening, Bill Clinton is preparing a whirlwind tour through the state to shore up Hillary Clinton’s slipping support. Over four stops on Thursday, the former president will bank on his considerable popularity with ...
Principle over Politics in Iowa
Donald Trump and Ted Cruz both have been described as “insurgency” candidates, but it is important to ask: Insurgents on behalf of what, exactly? An excellent example of what this means in real terms is the question of ethanol, the ...
After Years of False Alarms, the ‘Conservative Crackup’ Has Arrived
I’ve been hearing about the impending “conservative crackup” for nearly 25 years. The term was coined by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., the founder of The American Spectator. He meant that conservatism had lost its philosophical coherence. But the phrase almost ...
How the FBI Could Force DOJ to Prosecute Hillary Clinton
Could the Hillary Clinton e-mail saga end with FBI Director James Comey resigning in protest?
Ken Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia, knows the laws regarding classified information firsthand. In his private practice, Cuccinelli defended a Marine lieutenant colonel ...
Trump Supporters: Shut Up about Class and Argue the Point
If one were to judge American politics solely by the contents of my inbox, one would have no choice but to conclude that free thought is a fiction. As I have learned over these past six months, to criticize Donald ...
Assault Charge for Professor Who Called for ‘Muscle’ Against Student Reporter
Columbia’s city prosecutor has filed third-degree assault charges against Melissa Click, the University of Missouri professor who infamously called for “muscle” to prevent a student reporter from covering a protest last November. Click is alleged to have yanked a ...
Trump the Dealmaker: Good Enough to Manage the Mess We’re In
The presidential political tides are shifting in all directions. The recent vigorous attacks on Donald Trump in National Review and The Weekly Standard by an imposing phalanx of commentators, including some eminent conservative intellectuals, coupled to the deterioration of the ...
Dear Trump Voters, Your Darling Is a Two-Timing Cad
Dear Trump Voter,
For several months now, you have heard people such as me criticizing you for your zealous devotion to Donald Trump. We have pointed out that Donald Trump’s policy preferences, on matters ranging from abortion to taxes ...
Trump’s Reminder: Pay Attention to the White Working Class
In failing to predict the rise of Donald Trump, our pundits and journalists let us down almost as much as economists did when they missed the 2008–9 financial crisis. The political reassertion of the white working class, it is now clear, ...
Trump Doesn’t Have a Clue about America’s Enemies
The presidency’s most crucial duty is the protection of American national security. Yet, interviewed by Hugh Hewitt months into his campaign, Donald Trump did not know the key leaders of the global jihad. The man who would be commander-in-chief ...
Ted Cruz’s Risky Bet on the Conservative Base
Ted Cruz has a ready answer for the many Republicans who see him as a rigid ideologue likely to be demolished should he make it to the general election: Such an ideologue is the party’s only hope of winning ...
National Review, Donald Trump, and Moral Bank Accounts
National Review’s special issue, “Against Trump,” was courageous and important.
There is no way to do good in this world without risking making enemies. That National Review was prepared to do that — among its own readers, no less — in ...
The latest tempest-in-a-teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year’s Academy Awards in Hollywood.
The assumption seems to be that different groups would be proportionally represented if somebody were not doing somebody else wrong. That ...
Ben Sasse Asks the Donald: Would a President Trump Govern According to the Constitution?
Last night, one week before the Iowa caucuses, Nebraska senator Ben Sasse took to Twitter to (cordially) ask Donald J. Trump, the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, a series of pointed questions:
Mr @realDonaldTrump: You’ve struck a ...
Can the Truth Survive the Left’s Onslaught in Flint?
If you happen to read the left-wing, mainstream press or listen at all to the words of the Democratic presidential contenders, you know that there are few more important stories in the United States than the water troubles in Flint, ...
America’s Heroin Crisis Was Birthed by the Law of Unintended Consequences
Heroin is on a high right now.
In Rutland, Vt., Albuquerque, N.M., and Charleston, W. Va. — where in 2010 the mayor’s own son was arrested for heroin possession — scoring heroin doesn’t require knowing “somebody.” More and more it ...
The Biofuel Scam Is Worse than Solyndra
Forget Solyndra. When it comes to misguided federal energy policy, the real scandal involves the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars that are being wasted on biofuels.
Sure, the corn-ethanol scam — which endures largely because of the Iowa caucuses, which ...
Against Trump, and All the Other Wannabe Trumps
Donald Trump has become, in the eyes of many, conservatism’s poisoned chalice. And many are concerned that his impending success could poison the political waters of other countries before long.
#ad#Trump represents everything conservatism as a movement doesn’...
Donald Trump’s ‘Conversion’ Raises Serious Questions
I’ve fought progressivism for a long time. Before 2008, I crashed progressive protests using “Protest Warrior” signs. After 2008, I was on that fateful inaugural call to organize the first modern-day tea parties around the country. I stood on sidewalks with ...
Needed: Reform at Veterans Affairs
Nearly two years after systemic problems within the Department of Veterans Affairs boiled over into a nationwide scandal, veterans continue to struggle with a dysfunctional bureaucracy and long waits for health care and other critical benefits. While most observers agree ...
This is the rule: You’re supposed to knock Donald Trump, if you want to. But you must respect and honor his supporters. You must understand them. In fact, you should celebrate them!
Do they ever tire of this condescension? ...