Taxpayers Who Find Abortion Repellent Shouldn’t Be Forced to Subsidize It
The GOP-controlled Congress is taking up the cause, once again, of defunding Planned Parenthood. This latest effort comes in response to macabre hidden-camera videos shot by the Center for Medical Progress of staff at Planned Parenthood talking about the grisly ...
Woman Who Spent Government Cash on Red Bull Asking for More to Solve Health Problems from Red Bull
A woman in Ireland who has been spending a fourth of her monthly benefits on Red Bull energy drinks is now asking for more government assistance to help her lose the weight she gained from drinking 28 of them per day.
Israeli Preemptive Action, Western Reaction
The Obama administration seems peeved that almost everyone in Israel, left and right, has no use for the present Iranian–American deal to thwart Iran’s efforts to get the bomb.
Indeed, at times John Kerry has hinted darkly that ...
A Chance for Real Mental-Health Reform, If the Mental-Health Industry Gets Out of the Way
Mental-health programs received $172 billion in federal and state taxpayer funds in 2014. As a result of lobbying by the mental-health industry, however, little of it went to reducing homelessness, arrest, incarceration, and hospitalization of the 10 million who have serious mental illness ...
Even Liberals Doubt Hillary’s Tax Plan Would Work
Nearly every conservative will tell you that Hillary Clinton’s recently announced plan to raise the capital-gains tax rate for certain investments is a bad idea. Larry Kudlow made that case last week in National Review — classical economics teaches that ...
Has the Justice Department Seized Hillary’s Server? If Not, Why Not?
We now know for certain what I argued was a virtual certainty back in March: Hillary Clinton and her top aides illegally maintained and communicated classified information on Mrs. Clinton’s private e-mail system. One pressing question now is: Has ...
This Housing Bubble Will End Badly, Too
People complain about high prices when they’re buying, not when they’re selling, and that’s why housing bubbles are always politically popular: The sort of people who own homes are the sort of people who vote and volunteer ...
The Donald Could Prove Hillary’s Trump Card
With Hillary Clinton’s multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic party have reason to be concerned. But both of them may yet be ...
The nation’s premier provider of abortions doesn’t want to be known for providing abortions.
#ad#Planned Parenthood, embroiled in a scandal over secret videos capturing its cavalier dismemberment of unborn babies and sale of their body parts, insists ...
Perry Gets A Second Shot at the Question That Stumped Him
Manchester, N.H. — Rick Perry got a second shot at answering the question that derailed his 2012 presidential campaign Monday night.
Speaking at a candidate forum here at St. Anselm’s College, Perry was asked: “Specifically, what agencies would you either ...
Did the Latest Planned Parenthood Video Reveal Infanticide?
The latest undercover video of a high-level Planned Parenthood official released by the Center for Medical Progress, which came out last Thursday, adds to the evidence that the nation’s largest abortion provider is illicitly profiting from the trade in ...
MH17 and the Downing of American Leadership
‘Under foot, bulbous fragments of melted metal litter the black earth, and a faint but evil smell still hangs in the air — a mixture of aviation fuel and decaying human bodies.” So wrote Roland Oliphant in The Telegraph July 17.
California’s Energy Policies: The Poor Are Hit Hardest
In a recent column in the Orange County Register, demographer Joel Kotkin wrote, “California is a great state in which to be rich,” but he added that affluence in California “co-exists alongside unconscionable poverty.” He pointed out that in the ...
Millennials Can Rescue Cities from Their Leftist Rulers
Most American cities have been ruled by left-wingers for decades, and a good case can be made that this has contributed mightily to their decline. Of course, this has done no favors for groups — minorities, the poor, blue-collar workers — that ...
The H-1B Visa Program Gives American Workers a Raw Deal
In 2013, when it was revealed that a developer was planning to purchase one of the four properties next to Mark Zuckerberg’s Palo Alto, Calif., home, and pitch potential buyers on the idea of living next-door to the founder of ...
Building a Culture Hospitable to Life
‘A deer gets trapped on a hillside and every effort is brought to bear to rescue him from his predicament. The newspapers carry daily features.”
“Three little pigs are crowded into a too-small cage, the case is brought to court, ...
Hillary’s Two Races: To Keep Ahead of the Investigators, and to Win the White House
Hillary Clinton is running two races: one for president and one to keep information about her private e-mail server and activities as secretary of state from public view as long as possible, preferably until she is back in the White ...
Cecil and Cecile: Humaneness, but Not for the Human
Cecil the lion gave the Left a great gift: The death of the African apex predator at the hands of Dr. Walter Palmer, an American dentist, has driven the North American apex predator — Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood — off the ...
Planned Parenthood Is Too Cowardly to Acknowledge Its Own Barbarity
Executives of Planned Parenthood’s federally subsidized meat markets — your tax dollars at work — lack the courage of their convictions. They should drop the pretense of conducting a complex moral calculus about the organs they harvest from the babies they ...
The Twitter Mob: Society’s New Mechanism for Enforcing Morality
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Forgive me readers, it’s been ...
Donald Trump, Supply-Sider?
Is Donald Trump a supply-sider? In his still young presidential campaign, he has said several times that he wants to be the “jobs president.” In his announcement speech, he put it this way: “I will be the greatest jobs president ...
State Department Classifies Dozens of Newly-Released Hillary Clinton E-mails
The State Department retroactively classified dozens of the 4,000 e-mails it released Friday from Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State in 2009, suggesting that sensitive diplomatic and security information was routinely swapped through Clinton’s private e-mail server.
Last week, ...
Trans Powerlifter: I’m ‘Still Deciding’ Whether to Compete as a Man or a Woman
The world-record powerlifter formerly known as Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski, who recently came out as transgender and requested to be called “Janae Marie,” has announced that she’s “still deciding” whether to compete as a man or a woman going forward.
GOP Lawmakers: Did Iran Brief Administration Officials on Secret Side Deals?
President Obama’s refusal to allow Congress to review the newly-discovered “side deals” with Iran has Republican lawmakers steaming, even pushing to halt the larger deal’s review process, on the argument that the White House isn’t complying with ...
Daring Don’ts and Derring-Do
Blame Michael Moore for the failure of Best of Enemies. This documentary about the series of debates between the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. (founder of National Review) and the liberal Gore Vidal in 1968 for the ABC television network lacks ...
At Least One Pro-Life Democrat Is Standing Up to Planned Parenthood
I tried, I really tried to explain to the GOP donor and pundit class that fighting abortion is part of a winning political strategy. The old “truce strategy” is just a way of letting the Democrats define what being pro-life ...
Huckabee’s Holocaust Remark Is Less Offensive Than Obama’s Iran Deal
In an interview with Breitbart News, Mike Huckabee accused President Barack Obama of being “naïve” for trusting Iran to uphold its part of the recent agreement struck by the nations.
By doing so, Huckabee said, Obama is marching Israelis “...
Conservatives: Stop Enabling Obamacare
Unless conservatives change their strategy soon, history is likely to record them as the unintended enablers of Obamacare’s expansion.
Yet another key moment for a turn toward free-market reform is upon us. Will congressional Republicans again pursue a strategy ...
House Intel Chair Devin Nunes’s One-Man War on the Pentagon
Air-traffic controllers waved off the plane carrying Representative Devin Nunes (R., Calif.) and several congressmen from the House Intelligence Committee as it descended toward the single runway at Lajes Field, a sleepy U.S. Air Force base perched along a ...
Republicans Act Like an Unruly Mob, Democrats Like a Regimented Army
As the presidential campaign heats up, and we head into the first debate among the 16 declared Republican candidates, there is an asymmetry between the two political parties.
Republican voters have been seething with discontent toward their party’s officeholders and ...
Will Jewish Democrats Sink the Iran Deal?
‘Seven Jewish Lawmakers Could Tilt the Scales on Iran Deal,” headlines the Times of Israel. The members — Senator Charles Schumer, Representative Steve Israel, Representative Eliot Engel, Representative Adam Schiff, Representative Nita Lowey, Senator Ben Cardin, and Representative Ted Deutch — are ...
Returning a Kindness: A Holocaust Survivor Funds the Rescue of Syrian Christians
Christianity, whose presence in the Middle East predates Islam’s by 600 years, is about to be cleansed from the Middle East. Egyptian Copts may have found some respite under Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, but after their persecution under the previous Muslim ...
Donald Trump’s Odd Fixation on Seizing Middle Eastern Oil Fields
Since announcing his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump has made clear that he’s a different kind of candidate. He’s loud, he’s brash, and he’s got an uncanny ability to spark outrage and controversy ...
It’s Time to Rethink How We Talk about China
Amid the spin and obfuscation of political Washington, it is easy to forget that words matter and have real consequences for U.S. foreign policy. Yet in its public statements on the relationship most likely to define global politics in ...
Surprise — The New AP U.S. History Framework Is Scrupulously Fair-Minded
In the battles over schooling and American history, it sometimes seems that the forces of agenda-driven identity politics keep racking up wins. That’s what makes this morning’s release of the newly revised Advancement Placement U.S. History framework ...
Is Corporate America Letting Us Down?
I’ve been trying to make sense of the recent push, from Hillary Clinton and others on the left, against what’s been dubbed “quarterly capitalism,” or the alleged tendency of publicly held companies to act in the short-term interests ...
The Chappaqua Case: The Feds Muscle In on Local Zoning Laws
Here’s a question for Hillary Clinton: Should a U.S. attorney threaten a county with more than $1 million in fines if it refuses to pressure local officials to approve a housing development?
The issue is not at all hypothetical. ...
A Skeptic and a Priest among Displaced Christians in Iraq
Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan — Zack Bazzi sits at a booth in a coffee shop near the U.S. consulate, a hundred meters or so from where a car bomb was detonated some weeks before, looking as casual as he might back ...
Did You Ever Notice the Asterisk on Your Social Security Statement?
While engaging in the mundane task of gathering financial statements for a “secure retirement” meeting with my husband’s and my adviser, this Baby Boomer stumbled upon documented proof that our nation does not have the guts to confront one ...
With the Iran Deal, Obama’s Contempt for Congress Is on Full Display
It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The anniversary underscored that the agreement attempts ...
Feminist Group Lobbying to Ban a Rapper from Australia Because of His Misogynistic Lyrics
Feminist organization Collective Shout is campaigning to get 24-year-old rapper Tyler the Creator banned from Australia on the grounds that his lyrics and fans are misogynistic and that makes him too dangerous.
“The messages propogated [sic] in these lyrics pose ...
General Dempsey Undermines Obama’s Case for Iran Deal
President Obama’s claim that Congress must either back his deal with Iran or plan for war does not square with the advice he has received from his top general, Senate lawmakers learned on Wednesday.
Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman ...
Wanted: Small-Government Republicans
For anyone hoping that the next president will get serious about reducing the size and cost of government, the early days of the campaign have been disappointing, to say the least. The Democrats, of course, have been campaigning as if ...
Donating Eggs for Altruism and Profit — and Cancer
Last week marked the 37th birthday of Louise Brown, commonly known as “the world’s first test-tube baby.” Her British parents were the first couple to successfully have a child using in vitro fertilization. The same technology that allowed for ...
The Insidious Political Power of Minimum-Wage Laws
One of the great spectacles of the day is the sight of French workers engaged in violent protests, aggrieved that their economic positions are being undermined by the cheap labor of foreign workers — Germans, in this case.
A bit of ...
Obama’s Crony Politics Leaves Your Health Data Vulnerable to Hacking
It’s the most far-reaching scandal in Washington that no one wants to talk about: Tens of millions of federal employees had their personal information hacked as a result of Obama administration incompetence and political favoritism.
Ethnic community organizer-turned-Office of ...
Reformocon Group Bids to Shape GOP Agenda in 2016
A group of conservative writers and policy experts unveiled a new suite of reforms Tuesday that they hope could set the tone for the 2016 presidential election and shape the GOP agenda if Republicans retake the White House.
The Conservative Reform ...
University Language Guide: The Word ‘American’ Is Offensive
According to a “Bias-Free Language Guide” used by the University of New Hampshire, the word “American” is “problematic” and therefore should not be used.
“North Americans often use ‘American’ which usually, depending on the contexts, fails to recognize South America,” ...
John Kerry: Obama Might Not Follow Law if Congress Blocks Iran Deal
Testifying before Congress this morning, Secretary of State John Kerry refused to pledge to follow the law in the event that Congress rejects the deal he negotiated with Iran.
“Let’s say Congress doesn’t take your advice, we override ...
The Obama Administration’s Chicago Politics
Barack Obama is the first American president from Chicago. That fact will be the trailblazing Obama’s most lasting legacy.
Chicago has long been stereotyped as a city where any-means-necessary politics have ruled, and where excess is preferable to moderation. ...
People Freaked Out by Caitlyn Jenner Expressing Conservative Views on Her Show
Something happened on the second episode of Caitlyn Jenner’s reality-TV show that has some people really freaked out: She expressed conservative political views about welfare.
During Sunday’s episode of I Am Cait, a documentary series covering Jenner’s ...
Perry Says He’s Already Been Redeemed for ‘Oops’ Moment
Manchester, N.H. — Later today, Fox News will announce the final roster of candidates for Thursday’s first Republican presidential debate. And it appears Rick Perry will be the first man out, narrowly missing the cut.
The last time Perry ...
Obama’s Latest Executive Action: Spend Hundreds of Billions to Not Help the Environment
The Obama administration today announced its Clean Power Plan rules, which set limits on carbon emissions from power plants nationwide. At a White House event, President Obama trumpeted the rule as “the single most important step America has ever taken ...
A Pledge of Love, and a Request for Intellectual Honesty, in the Planned Parenthood Scandal
Penny Young Nance was one of the speakers last week at a #WomenBetrayed rally in Washington, D.C., one of many rallies throughout the country at which Americans responded to the ongoing revelations about Planned Parenthood and the harvesting and ...
Members of the Military Have a Right to Effective Self-Defense
Since 2008, at least 34 service-members and civilians have died in multiple-casualty shootings at military facilities. Dozens more have been injured. Fort Hood, Little Rock, the Washington Navy Yard, Fort Hood again, and Chattanooga — the names are sadly familiar, with at least ...
John Kasich’s Exaggerated Momentum
Ohio governor John Kasich has doubled his national polling support to the mid-single digits — and some media outlets are treating him as a conquering hero just for edging into the top ten of the GOP presidential race.
At this point, ...
The uproar over the killing of a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, Dr. Walter Palmer, is further proof that secular society inevitably produces moral confusion.
In saying that, I do not in any way defend ...
Contra the President’s Hope, the Iran Deal Won’t Lead to Regime Change
‘Faute de mieux.” That means “for want of something better” in Secretary of State John Kerry’s second language. It’s also the best case made by its journalistic defenders for approval of the nuclear-weapons deal Kerry negotiated with Iran. ...
Herding Elephants in New Hampshire
Manchester, N.H. — The Voters First Forum was the first attempt at corralling the giant field of Republican presidential hopefuls onto a single stage.
It proved to be as difficult as it sounds.
#ad#Fourteen of the 17 candidates seeking the ...
Planned Parenthood’s Lame Defenses
After days of reeling from the most macabre revelations of the Center for Medical Progress’s undercover videos — from talk of “less crunchy” abortions, to the news that “a lot of people want liver,” to clinic employees staring at dismembered ...
Obama’s Iran Deal Forgets a Crucial Lesson of the Cold War
The Obama administration likes to say that the only alternative to its nuclear deal with Iran would be a military confrontation. But there is a much better alternative: facilitate the prompt and peaceful replacement of Iran’s Islamist regime.
Anti-Communist Films of the ’50s
It is widely believed on the left that the anti-Communist films of the 1950s were hysterical and unprofitable. This characterization originated with blacklisted Hollywood Communists. Adrian Scott and Dalton Trumbo — both of the Hollywood Ten, the group of Communist screenwriters ...
Virginia Is for Lovers — of Illegal Voting
Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe and his appointees to the Virginia State Board of Elections seem determined to ensure that felons and non-citizens can illegally register and vote in elections without getting caught.
In April 2015, Governor McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 1315, ...
The Obama administration is expected to announce today new restrictions on U.S. power plants that are, in the words of the New York Times, “the strongest action ever taken in the United States to combat climate change.” In reality, ...
The Road to Beijing: On Holding the Olympics in a Police State
Editor’s note: Last week, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing. In light of that announcement, we are republishing Jay Nordlinger’s preview of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, from the June 2, 2008, issue of NR.
The Beijing ...
Why I Think Scott Walker Would Make a Great Foreign-Policy President
Over the past couple of months, I’ve had the opportunity to discuss foreign-policy issues with Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. Beforehand, I didn’t know him personally and so didn’t know what to expect. Well, here is what I ...
What More Evidence Does the President Need that the VA Must Be Reformed?
In the battle between bureaucrats and veterans, the Obama administration stands with the bureaucrats. Last week the White House threatened to veto the VA Accountability Act, a bill that would moderately streamline the process for firing incompetent Department of Veterans ...
Inside the Koch Brothers' SoCal Confab
Dana Point, Calif. — Imagine paradise, and the image you conjure in your head is probably something like the St. Regis Monarch Beach resort here in Southern California, minus the dozen or so protestors milling languidly at the entrance.
Mark Levin Issues a Call to Action the Country Can’t Afford to Ignore
The Audacity of Facts: that is what Mark Levin believes can save America. Facts can animate the rising generation that has the most to lose by the impending collapse of our constitutional republic.
Levin concedes that the odds are against ...
Criminal or Not, Hillary Clinton’s E-mails Are a National-Security Risk
Last week, the New York Times ignited a firestorm when it reported that 2016 Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton was under criminal investigation for sending classified information over the private e-mail server she used as secretary of state. That turned out not ...
Anti-Gun Activists Launch Campaign to Get Rid of the Gun Emoji
New Yorkers Against Gun Violence has launched a campaign begging Apple to get rid of the gun emoji because that will “show America wants stricter access to real guns” and then fewer people will be murdered or something.
The “Disarm ...
Pluto and the Genesis Rock
NASA began as an organization dedicated to getting into space, not to studying it. NASA’s first satellites were scientific instruments, of course, as were the probes the U.S. flew past Venus and Mars, but the number-one American goal ...
Defense Secretary Allows for Arming Personnel at Military Facilities
In a change of policy, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has decided to allow some armed-forces personnel to carry weapons at U.S. military facilities as a defensive measure, following the recent deadly attack on a Marine Corps recruitment office in ...
The DoJ Needs to Investigate Planned Parenthood
The undercover videos of Planned Parenthood personnel (such as medical director Deborah Nucatola and other employees) casually and coldly discussing the dismemberment of aborted babies have shocked and appalled millions of people. However, a question has arisen over the legality ...
For His Heroism at the Hanoi Hilton, McCain’s Navy Peers Have Been Quick to Salute Him
In the spring of 1977, I was a very new under secretary of the Navy, when the admiral in charge of congressional relations for the Navy Department asked to speak privately with me and the Secretary, Graham Claytor, after our morning ...
America: Two Nations — Only One Under God?
In writing recently about Atlantic contributor Jeffrey Tayler’s longing to see religious believers placed in “straitjackets,” I was reminded once again of the astounding recent triumphalism from the secular Left. If 2015 has a culture-war theme so far, it might ...
The Weak Link in the GOP Senate Majority?
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk has won a lot of respect for his gritty recovery from a serious stroke in 2012. But his fellow Republicans worry that his recent political and verbal stumbles make him the most vulnerable GOP incumbent up for ...
What If Malia Gave Obama the Ayatollah Treatment?
Obama awoke abruptly. He had been snoring in his chair in the Oval Office. He scraped his heels across the top of the Resolute desk and sprang to his feet. “Let me be clear,” he thought to himself. “I smell ...
Planned Parenthood’s Mammogram Lie
The gruesome hits keep coming for the baby butchers of Planned Parenthood. President Obama and his top health officials have one last-ditch response left: Quick, hide behind the imaginary mammogram machine!
As more graphic, money-grubbing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood’...
Huckabee’s Hitler Comparison That Wasn’t
It’s been a hard time for politicians not named “Trump” to get any attention, but Mike Huckabee managed it. He did it by comparing Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.
At least that’s what I gathered from headlines like ...
The Death of Cecil the Lion: A Shameful Waste, but Not a Global Tragedy
“Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”
— African proverb
On the ledger of global outrages, the killing of Cecil the lion outside of a Zimbabwe national park should ...
Cecil the Lion and the Cultural Perils of Internet Outrage
Walter Palmer, it turns out, is far from the only American who enjoys bloodsport. That irony is, of course, lost on the hordes to whom it applies — the thousands of Twitter users and Yelp posters and (non-digital) protesters who have ...
International Planned Parenthood Got $26 Million in U.S. Aid in Clinton’s Last Two Years At State
Planned Parenthood’s international arm received $26 million in foreign-aid money during Hillary Clinton’s last two years at the State Department, a new report points out, thanks to the Obama administration’s policies.
The U.S. Agency for International Development ...
Ending Planned Parenthood's Tyranny of Euphemisms
David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress is in the news for his undercover work providing a window into Planned Parenthood — unveiling not just the harvesting of organs that is discussed on videos he’s released but also the ...
If Planned Parenthood Goes, Where Do Women Go?
We asked some distinguished experts what would become of women’s health in a post-Planned Parenthood era.
I became pro-life while working on welfare reform as a college intern at a small think tank during the Clinton years. ...
The Pope as Trophy-Chaplain to the Democratic Party
Nine recent headlines, all of a piece save one:
“Pope Francis Steps Up Campaign on Climate Change, to Conservatives’ Alarm” (New York Times, April 27).
“Pope’s Pronouncements Making Trouble for GOP Catholics” (Politico, May 24).
“Pope’s Views on Climate Change ...
How the West Can Use the Iran Deal to Foster Regime Change
Since the comprehensive deal on Iran’s nuclear-weapons program was reached, technical aspects of the agreement have been discussed, but a crucially unremarked-upon topic deserves significant attention: what the deal means for the Iranian people’s deep longing for a ...
Reform Obamacare by Returning Power and Money to the States
Conservatives’ fundamental insight on entitlement reform has been that one-size-fits-all government programs enrich bureaucrats and special interests without reducing poverty. The latest Obamacare court battle, King v. Burwell, a win for the administration, has not eliminated the possibility for positive ...
What True Immigration ‘Reform’ Would Look Like
Can we be honest about illegal immigration?
It is a common challenge to almost every advanced Western country that is adjacent to poorer nations.
#ad#American employers and ethnic activists have long colluded to weaken border enforcement and render immigration ...
Boehner: Coup Motion ‘Not Even Deserving of a Vote’
House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) dismissed a rank-and-file lawmaker’s attempt to strip him of his gavel as an inconsequential maneuver Wednesday.
Representative Mark Meadows (R., N.C.), who temporarily lost a subcommittee chairmanship for voting against leadership but ...
It’s High Time ‘Pro-Life’ Republicans in Congress Actually Did Something
As both the House and Senate consider bills to defund Planned Parenthood — the abortion giant responsible for hundreds of thousands of grisly child-killings every year — pro-life conservatives should ask the members of Congress who claim to stand with them one, ...
The Pro-Life Hashtag That’s Taking the Twitterverse by Storm
It’s not often that Twitter is uplifting, but late last night a new hashtag started trending: #UnplannedParenthood.
@libertychick80 @moderncomments @hboulware @LisaWinslow perhaps #UnplannedParenthood ? We can start it w/ stories. Encourage others.
— Rogue (@katearthsis) July 29, 2015
The Twitterverse was encouraged to ...
When Politicians Make Developers Subsidize Artists, the Constitution Loses
What would you do if you wanted to build a new office building and the government dictated that in exchange for its approval of the project, you had to shovel a certain amount of money into the pockets of artists ...
The Inexcusable Release of Jonathan Pollard
This November, the Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard will be released on parole. Assuming Israeli intelligence doesn’t extract him early, a few years from now, Pollard will be in Israel. This new reality shames the Obama administration and dishonors America.
King v. Burwell Expanded Obamacare Even More Than You Know
In King v. Burwell, Chief Justice John Roberts did the Obama administration a bigger favor than he realized. Writing for a himself and five colleagues, Roberts blessed the administration’s expansion of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, employer ...
Raising the Minimum Wage Is the Perfect Way to Kill the Summer Job
I had a lot of summer jobs. I was a foot messenger in New York for a couple of summers. I worked as a receptionist and mail-room flunky. Before my junior year of high school, I briefly sold ice-cream snacks — ...
GOP presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush recently found himself doing what no politician ever wants to do, which is explain himself. He shouldn’t feel too bad, though, because the subject was Medicare. Countless others have also ...
The Price of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Twenty-five years ago this past Sunday, President George H. W. Bush — in whose administration I served — went before a crowd gathered on the White House’s south lawn and signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This past week, trustees ...
Fifteen Elephants and a Clown
If there was a good reason to distrust presidential candidate Mitt Romney, it had to do with his views on abortion. Not his position per se — as difficult as it is to understand the pro-choice tendency, there are people of ...
Corporate Lobbying Is the Ultimate Tragedy of the Commons
In the well-known account of the “tragedy of the commons,” herdsmen graze their cattle on common pastureland. Over time, each herdsman puts as many of his own animals as he can on the pasture, which leads to overgrazing; as a ...