• McDonald’s, the ‘Progressive Burger Company’

    McDonald’s, the ‘Progressive Burger Company’

    In January, McDonald’s, leaning against the winds of fashion, said kale would never replace lettuce on its burgers. In May, however, it said it will test kale in a breakfast meal (breakfast is about 25 percent of McDonald’s sales). Kale might or might not cause construction workers to turn at 6 a.m. into McDonald’s drive-through lines, where approximately two-thirds of McDonald’s customers place their orders.

  • The Creepy Consequences of Oppression Chic

    The Creepy Consequences of Oppression Chic

    Why was America so shocked by homegirl hoaxer Rachel Dolezal?

  • Yes, Communism Is Still With Us

    Yes, Communism Is Still With Us

    A quarter of a century ago, Soviet Communism, the dark tyranny that had controlled dozens of nations and was responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent victims, suddenly collapsed.

  • Foreign Policy Downplayed in Jeb and Hillary Announcement Speeches

    Foreign Policy Downplayed in Jeb and Hillary Announcement Speeches

    American presidents have greater leeway on foreign policy than on domestic issues. Just see how President Obama is forging ahead to an agreement with Iran opposed by large majorities in Congress and among voters.

  • Financial Fallout Mounts from Baltimore’s Riot

    Financial Fallout Mounts from Baltimore’s Riot

    Insured property damage caused by the recent rioting in Baltimore has hit $23.9 million and is destined to rise, especially with business interruption claims still unknown, according to the latest figures from the Insurance Information Institute.

  • Senator Rand Paul’s Fight To Improve Homeland Security

    Senator Rand Paul’s Fight To Improve Homeland Security

    Armed pilots are the first line of deterrence and the last line of defense to a 9-11 style terrorist attack.

  • First Mary Jo Kopechne, Then America

    First Mary Jo Kopechne, Then America

    Sen. Ted Kennedy’s 1965 immigration act allowed the Democrats to start winning elections the same way they win recounts: by enlarging the pool of voters.

  • Chinese-Owned NH Solar Project Costs Ratepayers $1.22M

    Chinese-Owned NH Solar Project Costs Ratepayers $1.22M

    New Hampshire utility ratepayers will pay a Taiwanese company $1.22 million to build the state’s largest solar installation so that a small town can save about $500,000 in power costs over the life of the project.

  • The Anti-Science Left

    The Anti-Science Left

    This year is the 10th anniversary of a book called “The Republican War on Science.” I could just as easily write a book called “The Democratic War on Science.”

  • Culture and Social Pathology

    Culture and Social Pathology

    A civilized society’s first line of defense is not the law, police and courts but customs, traditions, rules of etiquette and moral values. These behavioral norms — mostly transmitted by example, word of mouth and religious teachings — represent a body of wisdom distilled over the ages through experience and trial and error.

  • Water Market Best Hope to Ease Drought

    Water Market Best Hope to Ease Drought

    As California’s drought enters its fourth year, policy makers here mostly argue over two alternatives – stepping up conservation and water-use enforcement or building new dams and other water-storage facilities. But the solution to the water crisis is more likely to be found on an application that can be downloaded onto our cellphones.

  • Every Breath She Takes

    Every Breath She Takes

    Fifteen years ago this week, my beautiful daughter Veronica entered the world. She didn’t make a sound. As I stretched out my arms to hold her in the delivery room, furrow-browed doctors and nurses instead whisked her away.

  • All The ‘Clinton Cash’ Questions Hillary Refuses to Answer

    All The ‘Clinton Cash’ Questions Hillary Refuses to Answer

    ‘We need to stop the flow of secret, unaccountable money,” Hillary Clinton said Saturday during her vaunted campaign “do over.”

  • Will Islam’s ‘Baby Jihad’ Conquer the World?

    Will Islam’s ‘Baby Jihad’ Conquer the World?

    Islamic aspirations to dominate the world are set to happen—if not through might of arms, then apparently through sheer numbers.

  • With Just About All Things Government, Less is More - and Better

    With Just About All Things Government, Less is More – and Better

    Government is just another organism. Just like any other organism, its first priority is self-preservation. Its second – is to grow. The most it possibly can. It wants to be bigger, do more – control more.

  • Rethinking U.S. Strategy in Iraq to Fight IS

    Rethinking U.S. Strategy in Iraq to Fight IS

    As the Obama Administration gropes in the dark for a coherent policy in the Middle East and the hawks in the Republican Party talk of reintroducing U.S. ground forces into Iraq, it is painfully obvious that some new ideas need to be injected into this debate.

  • Is Third World America Inevitable?

    Is Third World America Inevitable?

    Thousands of U.S. troops safeguard the border of South Korea. U.S. warships patrol the South China Sea to stand witness to the territorial claims of Asian allies against China.

  • Randy Richardson: Conservatism’s Banker

    Randy Richardson: Conservatism’s Banker

    Just as the great William F. Buckley Jr. laid the intellectual foundation for the rise of modern conservatism, philanthropist R. Randolph Richardson set down the financial foundation of the new conservative movement. But Randy Richardson, who died May 25 at the age of 89, is not a household name. He was a low-key guy who stayed out of the limelight, and he made a habit of giving credit to others. But like Buckley, he was a firm believer in a free society, free markets, and a strong defense to defeat communism. And the mark he made on the conservative movement is deep and lasting.

  • For Leftists, It's Open Season on Christians

    For Leftists, It’s Open Season on Christians

    If you doubt that Christians are fair game for ridicule by the cultural left, take a look at the hit piece on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia by Jeffrey Tayler for Salon.

  • Micro-totalitarianism

    Micro-totalitarianism

    The political left has come up with a new buzzword: “micro-aggression.”