• 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.

  • Last Chance for the ‘Deplorable’

    Speaking to 1,000 of the overprivileged at an LGBT fundraiser, where the chairs ponied up $250,000 each and Barbra Streisand sang, Hillary Clinton gave New York’s social liberals what they came to hear.

  • Never-Trumpers vs. Reluctant Trumpers

    Are you as sick as I am of seeing the tedious finger-pointing between never-Trumpers and certain Republicans who have decided — many reluctantly — to vote for Donald Trump?

  • Is Tide Going Out on Hillary?

    Is Tide Going Out on Hillary?

    Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College.

  • Every Word, Including 'And' And 'The'

    Every Word, Including ‘And’ And ‘The’

    The media’s daily slander of Donald Trump is hard to square with their increasingly frenzied assurances that he is going to lose the election.

  • Baseball's storyteller, our friend

    Baseball’s storyteller, our friend

    For 67 years, the son of Vincent and Bridget Scully, immigrants who came to New York City from County Cavan, Ireland, has been plying his trade.

  • The only immigration solution

    The only immigration solution

    The one great service of Donald Trump’s extended peregrinations on immigration policy is to have demonstrated how, in the end, there’s only one place to go



    While Hillary Clinton was preparing to deliver a big speech portraying Donald Trump as a racist, a figure from Clinton’s recent unhappy past — Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi — added a new word to the 25-year vocabulary of Clinton scandals: BleachBit.