• Another Cynical Democratic "Citizenship USA" Voter Drive

    Another Cynical Democratic “Citizenship USA” Voter Drive

    There’s only one time when you can depend on the chronically backlogged, recklessly inefficient Department of Homeland Security to perform smoothly: election season.

  • Government: Here to Help!

    Government: Here to Help!

    Government wants you to think it helps you at every turn. Every time you make a decision, a purchase, government wants to be there, looking essential. But it’s a trick. Most government “help” creates new problems.

  • Liberal Reasoning: Idiotic or Dishonest?

    Liberal Reasoning: Idiotic or Dishonest?

    Many people argue that liberals, socialists and progressives do not understand basic economics. I am not totally convinced about that.

  • Are Our Familiar Political Alignments Suddenly Changing?

    Are Our Familiar Political Alignments Suddenly Changing?

    As the 2016 presidential selection process proceeds, there is increasing evidence that the political patterns we have grown used to, that we have come to consider permanent, might be suddenly changing.

  • Obama's Faith Isn't the Issue, But...

    Obama’s Faith Isn’t the Issue, But…

    Once again the media are hyping an issue that has nothing to do with the problems confronting this nation. Shame on them for trying to manufacture a controversy — again — about President Obama’s faith.

  • US and Catholicism in Crisis

    US and Catholicism in Crisis

    During the 1950s, the twin pillars of worldwide anti-communism were Dwight Eisenhower’s America and the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Pius XII. During the 1980s, the last decade of the Cold War, Ronald Reagan and the Polish pope, John Paul II, were the pillars of resistance. When Pope Francis arrives in Washington on Tuesday afternoon, the country he enters will be a very different one from Eisenhower’s America or Reagan’s America.

  • The Left Has Its Pope

    The Left Has Its Pope

    Pope Francis has created political controversy, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, by blaming capitalism for many of the problems of the poor.

  • Why Don't These Candidates Ever Talk about Money?

    Why Don’t These Candidates Ever Talk about Money?

    While there were some great moments in the latest GOP debate, and some terrific individual performances — Carly Fiorina seemed to grab all the buzz in the aftermath — one thing that barely came up was the economy. It was very much like the first debate.

  • Peter Hannaford, RIP

    Peter Hannaford was the quintessential gentleman, courteous, personable and self-effacing – but he was also a tough, principled conservative.

  • The Democrats’ Mystery Man

    The Democrats’ Mystery Man

    Fred Eychaner is one of the most powerful political players you’ve never heard of. Just this past May, the Chicago media mogul lent his 5,600-square-foot glass-and-concrete mansion to Hillary Clinton, who raised a quarter-million dollars there. Bill Clinton and President | Read More »

  • Our Side Must Decide to Put the Sideshows Aside

    Our Side Must Decide to Put the Sideshows Aside

    I wish the presidential debates could focus on what’s wrong with the status quo and solutions rather than on what one candidate thinks about another’s silly remarks

  • Why "The View" Is Bombing

    Why “The View” Is Bombing

    ABC’s “The View” — originally created by veteran journalist Barbara Walters to represent women “of different backgrounds, different generations and different opinions” — has devolved into an ear-splitting bickerfest of elite divas who scoff and sneer at those who do not enjoy their celebrity privilege or share their left-wing ideological values.

  • Putin: Friend or Foe in Syria?

    Putin: Friend or Foe in Syria?

    What Vladimir Putin is up to in Syria makes far more sense than what Barack Obama and John Kerry appear to be up to in Syria. The Russians are flying transports bringing tanks and troops to an air base near the coastal city of Latakia to create a supply chain to provide a steady flow of weapons and munitions to the Syrian army.

  • Why Accepting Only Christian Refugees Is Truly Humanitarian, Safe, and Even Beneficial

    Why Accepting Only Christian Refugees Is Truly Humanitarian, Safe, and Even Beneficial

    As refugees from the Middle East flood the West, a number of countries—including Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Cyprus, and Australia—are defying political correctness by wanting to accept Christian refugees only.

  • Europe's Humanitarianism Is, Sadly, Not Humanitarian

    Europe’s Humanitarianism Is, Sadly, Not Humanitarian

    Human beings are hard-wired to protect young children. That’s the easiest explanation of the rush of Europeans — especially, but not only, elites — to welcome huge numbers of refugees after publication of the picture of a dead three-year-old boy on a Turkish beach.

  • Kim Davis Rally Showed Huckabee's Hidden Strength

    Kim Davis Rally Showed Huckabee’s Hidden Strength

    The case of Kim Davis — the Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to issue gay marriage licenses — has highlighted a deep cultural gap in the Republican Party. And no one has exploited that gap more than Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor running for president.

  • Hollywood Lib Matt Damon's "Diversity" Drama

    Hollywood Lib Matt Damon’s “Diversity” Drama

    Oh, this is schadenfreude-licious. Outspoken celebrity Democratic activist/donor Matt Damon opened his mouth and let the truth about the left’s superficial commitment to “diversity” slip out.

  • Law and Border

    Law and Border

    How many wars can we fight? Our presidential candidates demand “stronger action” against both illegal immigration and illegal drugs. But those goals conflict. The War on Drugs makes border enforcement much harder!

  • Opportunity Versus Outcomes

    Opportunity Versus Outcomes

    A hostile review of my new book — “Wealth, Poverty and Politics” — said, “there is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity that Thomas Sowell would consider unacceptable.” Ordinarily, reviewers who miss the whole point of a book they are reviewing can be ignored. But this particular confusion about what opportunity means is far too widespread, far beyond a particular reviewer of a particular book.

  • Donald Trump: The Only People Who Like Him Are The Voters

    Donald Trump: The Only People Who Like Him Are The Voters

    Most Republicans running for president have only one idea: Be like Reagan!