• What Happens to the Democratic Party if Clinton Loses?

    There’s been lots of speculation about the fate of the Republican Party if (as most of the prognosticators expect and hope) Donald Trump loses. There’s been less speculation, though recent polling suggests it may be in order, about the fate of the Democratic Party if Hillary Clinton loses.

  • Addressing Terror, Clinton Plays It Safe, Trump Promises Bold Change

    The terrorist bombings in New York and New Jersey, which injured 29, and the terrorist stabbings in Minnesota, which injured nine, were nowhere near as serious as the terrorist shootings in Orlando, which killed 49, and in San Bernardino, which killed 14. Nevertheless, the acts of accused bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami, and of Dahir Adan, the stabber whose rampage was ended by an off-duty police officer in Minnesota, brought the issue of terrorism back to the presidential campaign trail.

  • Cruelty to Black Students

    Last year’s college news was about demands for safe spaces, trigger warnings and bans on insensitivity. This year’s college news is about black student demands for segregated campus housing and other racially segregated campus spaces and programs.

  • Supreme Court Picks

    When America’s founders talked about rights, they had something else in mind.

  • Our Political Predicament

    There is no point denying or sugar-coating the plain fact that the voters this election year face a choice between two of the worst candidates in living memory.

  • Hey, UN Corruptocrats: Spare Us Refugee Sanctimony

    Another United Nations summit in New York. Another finger-wagging extravaganza.

  • Will Democratic Success Breed Clinton’s Failure?

    Success breeds failure.

  • Tax Cuts, King Dollar & Growth

    Fifty-four years ago, at the Economic Club of New York, President John F. Kennedy unveiled a dramatic tax-cut plan to revive the long-stagnant U.S. economy. He proposed lowering marginal tax rates for all taxpayers and reducing the corporate tax. He advised lowering the top tax rate from 91 to 65 percent and closing tax loopholes. Five times during the speech he used the word “incentives.”

  • Political Correctness Doesn’t Only Threaten Speech

    Many, including me, have lamented that political correctness, especially on university campuses, is undermining free speech.

  • Bibi Backs Trump – on Putin

    Since Donald Trump said that if Vladimir Putin praises him, he would return the compliment, Republican outrage has not abated.

  • The Year of Political Re-enactors

    The thought came to me as I watched the Cleveland police clear away protesters from the city’s Public Square.

  • T. Rowe Price Chairman Says Fed Should Raise Rates

    BALTIMORE — Continued uncertainty about whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates shows the U.S. central bank is “more frightened of its own shadow” than it should be about boosting rates, said Brian Rogers, chairman and chief investment officer | Read More »

  • Could Hillary Tell Us What Percentage Of Muslims Are ‘Deplorable’?

    It wasn’t just the well-heeled donors at the Cipriani Club who laughed and applauded when Hillary called half of Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables” — “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic.”

  • As Debates Near, Forum Shows Potential Trump Advantage

    NBC’s “Commander in Chief Forum,” held Wednesday night aboard the USS Intrepid in New York, was the closest thing to a debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton until the real thing on Sept. 26. And it showed an advantage Trump might have when the two meet face-to-face: She has a record in government to defend, while he doesn’t.

  • Academic Giants and Dwarfs

    The University of Chicago’s president, Dr. Robert J. Zimmer, wrote a Wall Street Journal article, titled “Free Speech Is the Basis of a True Education.”

  • Sausage Party Politics

    Seth Rogen, co-writer, co-producer and co-star of the animated comedy “Sausage Party,” is unhappy with me — for defending him.

  • Election Year Books

    Election year politics generates much rhetoric and confusion. And the media often adds its spin.

  • Racial Issues

    Ordinarily, it is not a good idea to base how you vote on just one issue. But if black lives really matter, as they should matter like all other lives, then it is hard to see any racial issue that matters as much as education.

  • Mulan vs. the Diversity-Mongers

    Let’s get down to business. The casting kerfuffle over Disney’s live-action remake of the 1998 animated hit “Mulan” brings honor to none. It’s a politically correct tempest in a Chinese teapot.

  • How’s That Fundamental Transformation Going?

    When Air Force One landed in China last week for the G-20 Summit, Chinese authorities didn’t wheel out the usual staircase for the president to disembark.