• Black Votes Matter

    Black Votes Matter

    Black votes matter. If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely, given the approach used by Republicans. However, the point is that Democrats must not only continue to get nine-tenths | Read More »

  • Hillary Clinton's Non-Indictment May Not Help Her

    Hillary Clinton’s Non-Indictment May Not Help Her

    Unindicted co-conspirator: Technically, the term, made familiar in the Watergate scandals, does not apply to Hillary Clinton, since no one has been or apparently will be indicted in the emails case. But if you read the bulk of FBI Director | Read More »

  • Why Trump Is Routing the Free Traders

    Why Trump Is Routing the Free Traders

    In last week’s indictment of free trade as virtual economic treason, The Donald has really set the cat down among the pigeons. For, in denouncing NAFTA, the WTO, MFN for China and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, all backed by Bush I | Read More »

  • Polls Are Telling Donald Trump the Truth, But He's Not Listening

    Polls Are Telling Donald Trump the Truth, But He’s Not Listening

    Polls used to tell Donald Trump something. They told him he was winning the Republican primary race, that his message and style were connecting with voters, that he was more popular than any of his rivals. Trump talked about polls | Read More »

  • The Gun Control Farce

    The Gun Control Farce

    Surely murder is a serious subject, which ought to be examined seriously. Instead, it is almost always examined politically in the context of gun control controversies, with stock arguments on both sides that have remained the same for decades. And | Read More »

  • Why We Have, And Probably Will Keep Having, Sluggish Job Growth

    Why We Have, And Probably Will Keep Having, Sluggish Job Growth

    Why has the American economy had such sluggish job creation and economic growth? That’s a pretty fundamental question, and one for which most conventional economists offer unsatisfying answers. Clues can be found, I think, in the new book by the | Read More »

  • Measuring Life by the Spoonful

    Measuring Life by the Spoonful

    “How is your daughter doing?” is one of the most complicated questions I’ve had to answer. As Veronica marks her 16th birthday this month, we are sharing an update in hopes of de-stigmatizing and demystifying life with chronic pain, fatigue | Read More »

  • May Jobs Miss Destroys Chance of June Rate Hike

    May Jobs Miss Destroys Chance of June Rate Hike

    As ETF expert Doug Fabian explains, the latest jobs report just shattered the chances of a June rate hike, meaning an extended period of sideways trading.

  • The Dogs That Aren't Barking -- and Those That Are -- in 2016

    The Dogs That Aren’t Barking — and Those That Are — in 2016

    Let’s look back on the primary campaign — completed for Republicans, still ongoing for Democrats — and see if we can identify what Sherlock Holmes referred to as dogs that didn’t bark.

  • Socialism for the Uninformed

    Socialism for the Uninformed

    Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound great. It is only when you go beyond rhetoric, and start looking at hard facts, that socialism turns out to be a big disappointment, | Read More »

  • 'A Great White Hope'

    ‘A Great White Hope’

    “Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group … death rates in this group have been rising, not falling.” The big new killers of middle-aged white folks? Alcoholic | Read More »

  • Is Scarborough Shoal Worth a War?

    Is Scarborough Shoal Worth a War?

    If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight. Should we back down, says Aquino, the United States will lose “its moral ascendancy, and also the confidence of one of | Read More »

  • Trump the Disrupter

    Trump the Disrupter

    Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the GOP House leadership member from Washington state, finally uttered the words I’ve been waiting to hear with respect to Donald Trump’s march on the nation’s capital.

  • Every Rape Victim Deserves To Be Heard–Except By Hillary Clinton

    Every Rape Victim Deserves To Be Heard–Except By Hillary Clinton

    In a campaign built on lies, it should not be a surprise that the central theme of Hillary’s campaign is the biggest lie of all. Someday, it will be the subject for a graduate thesis whether reporters who were in | Read More »

  • Twitter's Traitors

    Twitter’s Traitors

    Social media giant Twitter’s got 99 problems, yet the politically correct company is far more worried about the “optics” of cooperating with federal agents trying to stop jihadist plotters online.

  • Dry Rot in Academia

    Dry Rot in Academia

    Jason Riley has now joined the long and distinguished list of people invited — and then disinvited — to give a talk on a college campus, in this case Virginia Tech.

  • Money Down A Hole

    Money Down A Hole

    The Republican and Democratic presidential nominees have been chosen.

  • A Slow-Talker And A Homeless Guy Walk Into A Bar...

    A Slow-Talker And A Homeless Guy Walk Into A Bar…

    Apparently, John Kasich and Ted Cruz are at their most appealing when no one is paying attention to them, which, conveniently, is most of the time. After Cruz won cranky Wisconsin last month — only the fourth actual election he’s | Read More »

  • Wrongly Crying Foul for Political Gain

    Wrongly Crying Foul for Political Gain

    It’s one thing to be upset with the so-called Republican establishment for failing to stand up to Barack Obama and his destructive policies, but it’s another for a GOP presidential candidate to exploit that anger illegitimately against a fellow anti-establishment candidate.

  • American Workers Matter: A Chicago Wake and Wake-Up Call

    American Workers Matter: A Chicago Wake and Wake-Up Call

    Circle this date on your calendar: April 22. I’ll be in Chicago that day attending what may be a very significant milestone in American politics and domestic policy.