• 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 »

  • Does Either Party Have a Winning Strategy? Not Clear

    Does Either Party Have a Winning Strategy? Not Clear

    What is the campaign strategy for the two political parties? Clues can be had from the responses to a question I asked about a dozen dignitaries of each party at their conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia. What’s your best guess, | Read More »

  • Compensating Differences

    Compensating Differences

    What economists call an ability to make “compensating differences” is a valuable tool in everyone’s arsenal. If people are prohibited from doing so, they are always worse off. You say, “Williams, I never heard of compensating differences. What are they?” | Read More »

  • Khizr Khan, Donald Trump and the Debate Over Muslim Immigration

    Khizr Khan, Donald Trump and the Debate Over Muslim Immigration

    There’s a sensation building over the Democratic convention speech of Khizr Khan, a Pakistani-born Virginia lawyer whose son Humayun was killed in action while serving as a captain in the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2004. In seven minutes on | Read More »

  • How Entangled With Russia Is Trump?

    How Entangled With Russia Is Trump?

    To gauge the opportunism and hypocrisy that define Donald Trump’s Republican Party, consider this: Imagine the scalding rhetoric that would have boiled from the likes of Newt Gingrich, that Metternich of many green rooms, if Hillary Clinton had offhandedly undermined | Read More »

  • #BlueLightFriday: From the White House to Your House

    #BlueLightFriday: From the White House to Your House

    When you need something done, call a retired cop. That’s how Blue Light Friday at the White House came together last week. Unlike the lame duck occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., I have little experience as a community organizer. So | Read More »

  • The Hillary Recession

    The Hillary Recession

    This economy may be perilously close to recession. That was the message of the second-quarter real-GDP report and its meager 1.2 percent growth rate. Over the past year, real GDP has slipped to a paltry 1.2 percent. Business investment continues | Read More »

  • What's the Case for Clinton?

    What’s the Case for Clinton?

    “The best darn change-maker I ever met in my entire life.” So said Bill Clinton in making the case for his wife at the Democratic National Convention. Considering that Bernie Sanders ran as the author of a political revolution and | Read More »

  • Bernie Is a Mainstream Democrat

    Bernie Is a Mainstream Democrat

    People often make fun of Bernie Sanders and his supporters, but with all this levity, we may be underestimating the seriousness of this political movement and what it signifies concerning our ongoing struggle for liberty. At first, no one took | Read More »

  • Two Conventions, Two Realities and a Jarring Contrast

    Two Conventions, Two Realities and a Jarring Contrast

    We have now finished two weeks of two conventions by two parties. For Americans who watched both presentations, the contrast was jarring. They weren’t just offering two different political visions. In many ways, they were offering two radically different versions | Read More »