• Disruptive Politics: Trump as a Third Party Candidate

    Disruptive Politics: Trump as a Third Party Candidate

    “My sole focus is to run as a Republican,” Donald Trump told my Washington Examiner colleague Byron York last week, “because of the fact that I believe that this is the best way we can defeat the Democrats.” He went on, “Having a two-party race gives us a much better chance of beating Hillary and bringing our country back than having a third-party candidate.”

  • Jeb Bests Hillary in an American Worker Tweet-Off

    Jeb Bests Hillary in an American Worker Tweet-Off

    Jeb Bush is right and Hillary Clinton is wrong. You can probably say that about a lot of things. But in this case it’s about the need for more part-time American workers to work full-time in order to improve their own lots as well as the lot of the economy.

  • The 110 Year-Old Case That Still Inspires Supreme Court Debates

    The 110 Year-Old Case That Still Inspires Supreme Court Debates

    Today’s most interesting debate about governance concerns a 110-year-old Supreme Court decision. Two participants in this debate are the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and a justice on the Supreme Court of Texas. The latter is trouncing the former.

  • "A Republic, If You Can Keep It." Can We? Will We?

    “A Republic, If You Can Keep It.” Can We? Will We?

    When Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention, a lady asked him what kind of government had been formed. Franklin reportedly responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

  • What (Little) You See of Hillary Clinton Is What You'll Get If She Wins

    What (Little) You See of Hillary Clinton Is What You’ll Get If She Wins

    It says something about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign that it was big news that she submitted herself to an interview with a cable news journalist. It also says something that the journalist selected for this honor, Brianna Keilar of CNN, was recently a guest at the wedding of the director of grassroots engagement for the Clinton campaign. Makes sense to hedge your risk.

  • A Coming Era of Civil Disobedience?

    A Coming Era of Civil Disobedience?

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the Capitol.

  • Of Donuts, Divas and Celebrity Tantrum-itis

    Of Donuts, Divas and Celebrity Tantrum-itis

    There’s a regular feature in grocery gossip magazines titled “Stars: They’re just like us!” Supposedly “candid” photos show actors and starlets taking out the trash, dropping off their kids at school and walking their dogs to emphasize their Everyday Peoplehood.

  • Greek Crisis A Reminder That The European Union Was A Terrible Idea To Begin With

    Greek Crisis A Reminder That The European Union Was A Terrible Idea To Begin With

    When Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras decided to call a referendum on a bailout offer from Greece’s creditors — an offer that expired before Sunday’s referendum — he informed the Greek nation in a televised speech. At 1 a.m.

  • When Muslims Betray Non-Muslim Friends and Neighbors

    When Muslims Betray Non-Muslim Friends and Neighbors

    Let believers not take for friends and allies infidels rather than believers: and whoever does this shall have no relationship left with Allah—unless you but guard yourselves against them, taking precautions – Koran 3:28

  • ISIS: 0; Ted Kennedy: Too Many To Count

    ISIS: 0; Ted Kennedy: Too Many To Count

    In the days leading up to July Fourth weekend, Americans were hysterically warned about an ISIS attack in the United States. Congressman Peter King, for example, somberly advised Fox News viewers that “this is the most concerned I’ve seen the FBI and Homeland Security” since 9/11.

  • Is Your Church Abetting Sanctuary Nation?

    Is Your Church Abetting Sanctuary Nation?

    The random, heartless murder of a young tourist on San Francisco’s Pier 14 by a five-time illegal alien deportee who benefited from the “progressive” city’s sanctuary policy has law-abiding Americans, law enforcement officials and political opportunists of all stripes up in arms.

  • Wealth Gap

    Wealth Gap

    Nearly 10,000 people turned out to hear Bernie Sanders in Wisconsin. Why? Apparently, many Democrats want socialism.

  • A Minority View

    A Minority View

    Let’s list major problems affecting black Americans. Topping the list is the breakdown in the black family, where only a third of black children are raised in two-parent households. Actually, the term “breakdown” is incorrect. Families do not form in the first place. Nationally, there is a black illegitimacy rate of 72 percent. In some urban areas, the percentage is much greater. Blacks constitute more than 50 percent of murder victims, where roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered each year. Ninety-five percent of the time, the perpetrator is another black. If a black youngster does graduate from high school, it is highly likely that he can read, write and compute no better than a white seventh- or eighth-grader. These are the major problems that face black Americans.

  • I Told You Things Are Getting Crazier

    I Told You Things Are Getting Crazier

    Lately I’ve shared my lament that in America today we are witnessing a surreal transformation of the greatest nation in history. Last week, a spate of headlines made this point better than I could make it on my own.

  • Government Crushes People - Then Writes Them Checks

    Government Crushes People – Then Writes Them Checks

    No one or nothing produces more garbage than government. And their trash has nowhere to go except all over the private sector – us.

  • Trump and the GOP Border War

    Trump and the GOP Border War

    In the 2016 race, June belonged to two outsiders who could not be more dissimilar.

  • Redistricting Not Worth the Verbal Footwork

    Redistricting Not Worth the Verbal Footwork

    “Words mean what they say,” I wrote in my Washington Examiner column one week ago. But, as I added, not necessarily to a majority of justices of the Supreme Court. The targets of my column were the majority opinions in King v. Burwell and Texas Department of Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project.

  • Looking Back

    Looking Back

    After my 85th birthday last week, I looked back over my life and was surprised to discover in how many different ways I had been lucky, in addition to some other ways in which I was unlucky.

  • Words Used to Mean Things - Then Came Government

    Words Used to Mean Things – Then Came Government

    We are a nation founded upon and (allegedly) governed by words. Beginning with – specifically, foundational-ly – the Constitution. Every syllable was by our Founding Fathers debated and carefully crafted. To ensure a limited, enumerated government, maximum freedom for We the People – and a document that clearly, concisely laid out these parameters.

  • The Wrinkle in the Affordable Care Act decision

    The Wrinkle in the Affordable Care Act decision

    “What chumps!”

    — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., June 29, 2015