• The Struggle for Economic Liberty

    The Struggle for Economic Liberty

    Here’s my taxi question. If a person is law-abiding, has a driver’s license, has a car or van that has passed safety inspection, and has adequate liability insurance, is there any consumer-oriented reason he should not be able to become a taxicab owner/operator?

  • Rank the Candidates

    Rank the Candidates

    OK, my list isn’t very scientific. It’s also probably unfair that I give demerits to candidates such as Huckabee, Christie and others who explicitly and cluelessly denounce libertarians.

  • Is Trumpism the New Nationalism?

    Is Trumpism the New Nationalism?

    Whatever becomes of Trump the candidate, Trumpism, i.e., economic and foreign policy nationalism, appears ascendant.

  • Hillary Clinton and 'Black Lives Matter': An Unproductive Confrontation

    Hillary Clinton and ‘Black Lives Matter’: An Unproductive Confrontation

    Reporters and voters have so far gotten few glimpses of Hillary Clinton speaking candidly. One of the few examples available is in the videotape and transcript of her meeting with Black Lives Matter protesters in New Hampshire last week.

  • GOP Should Worry Less About Trump and More About Itself

    GOP Should Worry Less About Trump and More About Itself

    Commentators and political consultants are working overtime to divine why Donald Trump’s candidacy is explosively successful despite his breaking all the established rules. They’re outthinking themselves.

  • Sorting the Candidates

    Sorting the Candidates

    Despite a nuclear Iran looming on the horizon, the media seem to be putting most of their attention on two candidates for their respective parties’ presidential nominations next year. Moreover, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each make their own party nervous.

  • Another EPA Disaster, This Time in Rural Georgia

    Another EPA Disaster, This Time in Rural Georgia

    Still reeling from a disaster it created at a Colorado gold mine, the EPA has so far avoided criticism for a similar toxic waste spill in Georgia.

  • Liberal Double Standards and Planned Parenthood

    Liberal Double Standards and Planned Parenthood

    Liberals are famous for shaming conservatives for their past associations with questionable characters, while they exempt themselves from the same standards. What a shocker!

  • This Is What Tourette Syndrome Looks Like

    This Is What Tourette Syndrome Looks Like

    “Are you sure?” I asked my daughter before writing this column.

  • Donald Trump's Half-Serious, Half-Fantasy Immigration Plan

    Donald Trump’s Half-Serious, Half-Fantasy Immigration Plan

    Donald Trump’s six-page platform on immigration may not be, as Ann Coulter wrote, “the greatest political document since the Magna Carta.” But given the issue’s role in elevating the candidate to leading Republican polls, it merits serious attention.

  • Hillary: Nominee or Indictee?

    Hillary: Nominee or Indictee?

    While perhaps too early for Democratic elites to panic and begin bailing out on Hillary Clinton’s campaign as a doomed vessel, they would be well advised not to miss any of the lifeboat drills.

  • Fed Right, Trump Wrong

    Just-published minutes from the Fed’s July 28-29 meeting indicate that most officials saw conditions for a rate liftoff as “not yet” achieved. They may be approaching a rate-hike moment, but they’re not there yet.

  • Fox News Anchored In Stupidity on 14th Amendment

    Fox News Anchored In Stupidity on 14th Amendment

    Based on the hysterical flailing at Donald Trump — He’s a buffoon! He’s a clown! He calls people names! He’s too conservative! He’s not conservative enough! He won’t give details! His details won’t work! — I gather certain Republicans are determined to drive him from the race.

  • Academic Fascism II

    Academic Fascism II

    Last week’s column highlighted college campus absurdities and the ongoing attack on free speech and plain common sense. As parents gear up to fork over $20,000 to $60,000 for college tuition, they might benefit from knowing what greets their youngsters. Deceitful college officials, who visit high schools to recruit students and talk to parents, conceal the worst of their campus practices. Let’s expose some of it.

  • Breaking the Rules

    Breaking the Rules

    Humans need rules. Rules make life more predictable. But when the rules multiply, the world needs some rule-breakers.

  • Immigration -- Issue of the Century

    Immigration — Issue of the Century

    “Trump’s immigration proposals are as dangerous as they are stunning,” railed amnesty activist Frank Sharry.

  • Has the Unrepresented Majority Finally Reached Its Boiling Point?

    Has the Unrepresented Majority Finally Reached Its Boiling Point?

    We can acknowledge that Donald Trump’s popularity is partially related to his unapologetic defense of himself and his policies, but let’s examine why that is particularly appealing to his supporters and others. How did we get to this point?

  • EPA-created Toxic Disasters Date Back to 2005 for Gold King Mine Owner

    EPA-created Toxic Disasters Date Back to 2005 for Gold King Mine Owner

    The EPA has a record of releasing toxic runoff from mines in two tiny Colorado towns that dates to 2005, a local mine owner claims.

  • The Strange Death of the Center-Left

    The Strange Death of the Center-Left

    In 1935 George Dangerfield published “The Strange Death of Liberal England, 1910-1914,” a vivid account of how Britain’s center-left Liberal Party, dominant for a century, collapsed amid conflicts it could not resolve.

  • Random Thoughts

    Random Thoughts

    Random thoughts on the passing scene: Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe.