• 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 »

  • 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 »

  • After Brexit, A Trump Path To Victory

    After Brexit, A Trump Path To Victory

    Some of us have long predicted the breakup of the European Union. The Cousins appear to have just delivered the coup de grace. While Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU, England voted for independence. These people, | Read More »

  • Brexit Earthquake Hits Britain

    Brexit Earthquake Hits Britain

    Earthquakes seldom hit the British Isles. But one did late Thursday night and early Friday morning, as the constituency returns started pouring in on the referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom would remain in or leave the European Union. | Read More »

  • The Overlooked Substance in Donald Trump's Speech

    The Overlooked Substance in Donald Trump’s Speech

    Most coverage of Donald Trump’s speech in New York Wednesday has focused on his attacks on Hillary Clinton. Or the fact that he read the speech from a teleprompter. Or the fact that it came amid a period of disorder | Read More »

  • Brexit: Britain’s Welcome Revival of Nationhood

    Brexit: Britain’s Welcome Revival of Nationhood

    The “leave” campaign won the referendum on withdrawing Britain from the European Union because the arguments on which the “remain” side relied made leave’s case. The remain campaign began with a sham, was monomaniacal with its Project Fear and ended | Read More »

  • Free Condoms -- What Could Go Wrong?

    Free Condoms — What Could Go Wrong?

    Remember when the left passionately insisted that public schools distribute free condoms to students on the bizarre theory that they were going to have sex anyway and we might as well make it safe? Well, the results are in, and | Read More »

  • Magna Carta 2.0: Good for Freedom, Good for Growth Trump is the Big Winner, Obama got Crushed

    Magna Carta 2.0: Good for Freedom, Good for Growth Trump is the Big Winner, Obama got Crushed

    The original Magna Carta was a charter agreed to by King John of England in 1215. It just celebrated its 801st anniversary. So no, I wasn’t there. But that charter has become part of an important, iconic, political myth that | Read More »

  • Hillaryism

    Hillaryism

    “I believe in an America always moving toward the future.” — Hillary Clinton, June 21 This was not the most important line in Clinton’s Ohio economic policy speech, only the most amazing. Surely there cannot be a more vacuous, meaningless | Read More »

  • Has Trump Found the Formula?

    Has Trump Found the Formula?

    Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump’s Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton this fall. Indeed, after the speech ended Clinton was suddenly defending the Clinton Foundation against the charge that it is | Read More »