• Libertarianism for Beginners

    Libertarianism for Beginners

    It took me years to figure out that markets work better than government. I started out as a typical Ralph Nader-influenced consumer reporter, convinced that companies constantly rip us off. To me and most of my fellow left-leaning reporters, the | Read More »

  • Iovi Et Bovi: The Teflon Hillary Standard

    Iovi Et Bovi: The Teflon Hillary Standard

    There is a classic Latin epigram about double standards that resounds in the aftermath of the FBI’s surrender this week to the corruptocracy: “Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi.” Translation: “What is permissible for Jove is not permissible for an | Read More »

  • Will the West Survive the Century?

    Will the West Survive the Century?

    “Nativism … xenophobia or worse” is behind the triumph of Brexit and the support for Donald Trump, railed President Barack Obama in Ottawa. Obama believes that resistance to transformational change in the character and identity of countries of the West, | Read More »

  • Joining The Crowd, A Trump Adviser Becomes A Former Adviser

    Joining The Crowd, A Trump Adviser Becomes A Former Adviser

    In the last few months, the veteran Republican operative Barry Bennett did lots of interviews in his role as a senior adviser to the Trump campaign. But Bennett, who earlier served as Ben Carson’s campaign manager, stressed that his role | Read More »

  • 'Corruption' Cascade

    ‘Corruption’ Cascade

    The progressive drive to broadly define and thoroughly eradicate political “corruption” has corrupted politics. But discord is not altogether pandemic in Washington, and last week a unanimous Supreme Court, in this term’s most important decision, limited the discretion prosecutors have | Read More »

  • Thinking Beyond Stage One

    Thinking Beyond Stage One

    A recent ruling by the U.S. Department of Commerce dramatically increased tariffs on some Chinese steel products, such as cold-rolled steel, which is used to make appliances, cars and electric motors. Tariffs were raised by 500 percent on some other | Read More »

  • No, Hillary, It's Not Time To Move On

    No, Hillary, It’s Not Time To Move On

    Am I fantasizing even to hope that Hillary Clinton will finally be held accountable for her lies and corruption — to say nothing of her actions in her role as bimbo-slayer for her libidinous husband? Perhaps so, but to borrow | Read More »

  • What Are We Celebrating?

    What Are We Celebrating?

    There was a time when the Fourth of July meant something more than a three-day weekend. Speeches, writings and commemorative ceremonies reminded us of the origins and greatness of America. No matter where in the world our ancestors came from, | Read More »

  • Brexit: Sovereign Kingdom or Little England?

    Brexit: Sovereign Kingdom or Little England?

    WASHINGTON — Given their arrogance, pomposity and habitual absurdities, it is hard not to feel a certain satisfaction with the comeuppance that Brexit has delivered to the unaccountable European Union bureaucrats in Brussels. Nonetheless, we would do well to refrain | Read More »

  • Why Trump Is Routing the Free Traders

    Why Trump Is Routing the Free Traders

    In Tuesday’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 and | Read More »

  • Racial Discrimination on Campus Likely to Go on Forever

    Racial Discrimination on Campus Likely to Go on Forever

    “Affirmative action” will continue to be the routine course of business of college and university admissions for the foreseeable future. That’s the bottom line from the Supreme Court’s June decision in Fisher v. University of Texas. By a 4-3 vote, | Read More »

  • GOP Blue-Collar Heroes Laud Trump

    GOP Blue-Collar Heroes Laud Trump

    The Washington Examiner’s Jim Antle recently noted that despite talk of a Republican “consensus” on trade, “three runners-up for the Republican nomination who received strong conservative support — Pat Buchanan in 1996, Mike Huckabee in 2008 and Rick Santorum in | Read More »

  • The Hinge of the Great War

    The Hinge of the Great War

    “See that little stream? We could walk to it in two minutes. It took the British a month to walk to it — a whole empire walking very slowly, dying in front and pushing forward behind.”   — F. Scott | Read More »

  • This Hidden Fact Predicts Terrorism

    This Hidden Fact Predicts Terrorism

    How’d you like to be running a presidential campaign dependent on Muslims not acting up again between now and Nov. 8?

  • Outsourcing Security Is Dumb and Deadly

    Outsourcing Security Is Dumb and Deadly

    It is not a theory that delegating the protection of our embassy and military personnel to other countries risks lives. It is a reality bathed in American blood. The latest reports on Benghazi released this week underscore the persistent dangers | 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 »

  • Multiculturalism: A Failed Concept

    Multiculturalism: A Failed Concept

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multiculturalism has “utterly failed,” adding that it was an illusion to think Germans and foreign workers could “live happily side by side.” The failure of multiculturalism is also seen in Denmark, Sweden, the United | Read More »

  • Convicted and Unemployed

    Convicted and Unemployed

      Just got out of jail? Odds are that within five years, you’ll get caught doing something illegal and go back to jail. This is bad for ex-cons, their victims, their families and America. Some of these people, of course, | Read More »

  • The Fraud Goes On

    The Fraud Goes On

    Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the Supreme Court also exceeded its own authority by granting the University | Read More »

  • Can We Harness The Worldwide Populist Movement

    Can We Harness The Worldwide Populist Movement

    It is hard to deny that there is a worldwide impulse against elitism, globalism, unaccountable regulatory bureaucracies and illegal immigration that is powerfully present in the United States and transcends the Donald Trump candidacy. The vote to leave the European | Read More »