Politics
by | Nov 12, 2019

In a recent poll by YouGov and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, 70 percent of millennial Americans (23 to 38 years old) are likely to vote socialist, and 36 percent have a favorable view of communism. In a 2018 YouGov…

by | Nov 12, 2019

In his fine book Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide (2017), Harvard Law School Professor Cass R. Sunstein, a prominent Democrat who served in the Obama White House, stresses a key point about impeachment: grounds for impeachment should be neutral in the sense…

by | Nov 11, 2019

Supporters of President Donald Trump do themselves —ourselves — no favors by looking at unfavorable polls and denying reality. Reality must be faced realistically. Polls do occasionally miss by a mile, and they often underestimate conservative strength, but they usually…

by | Nov 11, 2019

Last Tuesday, I picked up three of my kids from church after youth group. It was a little after 5:00. I wasn’t sure what had been on the agenda for the afternoon. “Dad, we had an amazing experience,” my oldest…

by | Nov 11, 2019

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the Democrats would launch an “official impeachment inquiry,” she said this action had been made necessary by a whistleblower complaint concerning a phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Madam…

by | Nov 11, 2019

Movies such as The Godfather attached a perverse, almost romantic, cachet to the Italian Mafia. Movies and television shows are doing the same for Mexican drug cartels. Their chieftains are played by tough-looking men and beautiful women, their murderous cruelty…

by | Nov 11, 2019

Earlier this year Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) proposed the “Lower Health Care Costs Act,” which purports to protect patients from surprise medical bills. In reality, it is a price-fixing scheme that would incentivize insurers to drop…

by | Nov 10, 2019

When the White House invited my elementary school boys choir to sing at its 2008 Christmas party, I felt deeply embarrassed. This was George W. Bush’s last Christmas as president, and even I knew he deserved better than a chorus…

by | Nov 10, 2019

Washington It’s so precious watching big-name journalists speak of the sanctity of the anonymity of the Ukrainian phone call whistleblower. They say they’re concerned that publishing the whistleblower’s name will discourage other whistleblowers from coming forward. Funny, they didn’t seem…

by | Nov 9, 2019

The Jewish holidays season recently has ended. It begins with Rosh Hashanah, which Jewish tradition sets as the New Year of all humanity … runs through the Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the anniversary of G-d forgiving the sin…

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