• It Ain't Over Till It's Over

    It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

    “I did it my way,” crooned Sinatra.

  • The Real Existential Threats of 2016

    The Real Existential Threats of 2016

    On Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion.

  • Yes, the System Is Rigged

    Yes, the System Is Rigged

    “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged,” Donald Trump told voters in Ohio and Sean Hannity on Fox News. And that hit a nerve.

  • The Decline of Civility

    The Decline of Civility

    One of the unavoidable consequences of youth is the tendency to think behavior we see today has always been.

  • Is Free Trade Causing Job Loss?

    Is Free Trade Causing Job Loss?

    International trade figures heavily in the presidential race. Presidential candidate Donald Trump said, “Hillary Clinton unleashed a trade war against the American worker when she supported one terrible trade deal after another – from NAFTA to China to South Korea.”

  • How The Media Work

    How The Media Work

    If the media can strangle Trump by terrorizing people about everything he says, then it’s already over.

  • Nationalism Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

    Nationalism Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

    Google “Donald Trump” and “nationalism” and you’ll get 1,090,000 results, the large percentage of which are, to judge from the top hits, negative.

  • Hillary Would Give Us a Disastrous Third Obama Term

    Hillary Would Give Us a Disastrous Third Obama Term

    When it comes to unity, the Democrats talk a good game — but in the end they promote disunity because their electability depends on dividing society into groups and inciting anger, resentment and distrust.

  • Donald Trump Is the Middle-Class Growth Candidate

    Donald Trump Is the Middle-Class Growth Candidate

    Did Hillary Clinton actually propose raising middle-income taxes in a recent speech? The audio suggests she said, “We are going to raise taxes on the middle class,” although the prepared remarks indicate she meant, “We aren’t going to.” Well, these things happen. But the fact remains that Clinton’s proposals to raise taxes on so-called rich people, rich corporations, Wall Street, investors (capital gains, dividends and financial transactions) and estates will greatly harm middle-income wage earners, who have essentially not had a pay raise since the year 2000.

  • The End of History Not Turning Out as Hoped

    The End of History Not Turning Out as Hoped

    The scholar Francis Fukuyama has been widely ridiculed for the title of his 1992 book, “The End of History.” Critics point out that we’ve had — suffered — a lot of history since then: the 9/11 attacks, prolonged wars in the Middle East, a worldwide financial crisis and deep recession.

  • Who Got Us Into These Endless Wars?

    Who Got Us Into These Endless Wars?

    “Isolationists must not prevail in this new debate over foreign policy,” warns Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. “The consequences of a lasting American retreat from the world would be dire.”

  • GOP Blames Victim Of Media Rape

    GOP Blames Victim Of Media Rape

    Even having predicted that the media’s attacks on Trump would be unprecedented, I’m still amazed.

  • The Wrath Of Khan

    The Wrath Of Khan

    Khizr Khan, the Muslim “Gold Star Father” who harangued Americans at the Democratic National Convention, with a mute, hijab-wearing wife at his side, is just another in a long string of human shields liberals send out to defend their heinous policies.

  • Not All US Muslim Soldiers Are Equal

    Not All US Muslim Soldiers Are Equal

    Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient Captain Humayun Khan died heroically. But his exceptional courage in Iraq and his Muslim father’s post-Democratic convention histrionics on TV do not erase the security threat posed by killer warriors of Allah infiltrating our | Read More »

  • Trump’s Shallowness Runs Deep

    Trump’s Shallowness Runs Deep

    In the 1870s, when Boss Tweed’s Tammany Hall controlled New York City, and in the 1950s and 1960s, when Chicago’s Democratic machine was especially rampant, there was a phenomenon that can be called immunity through profusion: Fresh scandals arrived with | Read More »

  • Fights on Multiple Fronts Set Off New Round of Trump Fatigue

    Fights on Multiple Fronts Set Off New Round of Trump Fatigue

    One supporter leaving Donald Trump’s rally in this increasingly blue suburb of Washington, D.C., remarked, with some relief, “Well, I didn’t hear anything over the top.” Indeed she didn’t. The Trump event at Briar Woods High School was the third | Read More »

  • On Day 4 of the Khizr Khan Mess, Trump Stops Digging

    On Day 4 of the Khizr Khan Mess, Trump Stops Digging

    There are people in Donald Trump’s extended circle who had four words of advice on the Khizr Khan controversy: Stop talking about it. Judging by the conventional wisdom of politics and life — when in a hole, stop digging — | Read More »

  • Beyond Two Evils

    Beyond Two Evils

    Many people dislike both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — for good reason: Both are power-hungry threats to democracy and rule of law. But what can we do? What’s the alternative? Fortunately, one political party wants government to have a | Read More »

  • The Political Picture

    The Political Picture

    The good news is that both political conventions are now behind us. The bad news is that the election is ahead of us. No one knows how this election will turn out but — given the awful presidential candidates in | Read More »

  • Is Trump the Peace Candidate?

    Is Trump the Peace Candidate?

    With Democrats howling that Vladimir Putin hacked into and leaked those 19,000 DNC emails to help Trump, the Donald had a brainstorm: Maybe the Russians can retrieve Hillary Clinton’s lost emails. Not funny, and close to “treasonous,” came the shocked | Read More »