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Green New Deal is wrong for America

First they came for your wallet. Now Democrats want your car and your hamburgers — making summer cookouts a thing of the past. But those aren’t the only liberties the left wants to abolish in the name of fighting climate change. Radical liberals led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, ...

‘Nobody likes to see us as kids’

Most of us are more than one thing, but sometimes one thing happens that changes us forever. David Hogg, a survivor of last year’s Valentine’s Day massacre in Parkland, Florida, comes to mind. He was 17 when, sitting in his AP environmental science class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High ...

Do we really need so many foreign tech workers?

Americans don’t usually think of technical professionals as “guest workers,” yet at any one time, there are more than a half-million foreigners holding tech jobs in the U.S. They are here thanks to the H-1B visa program. H-1B, so the official spiel goes, addresses an alleged shortage of ...

Marijuana, mental illness and violence in American cities

Ten states and Washington, D.C., have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Twenty-two other states, along with U.S. territories Puerto Rico and Guam, allow marijuana to be used for medical purposes. Let’s examine some hidden issues about marijuana use. Before we start, permit me to ...

Trump wants socialism for the rich, harsh capitalism for rest

“America will never be a socialist country,” Donald Trump declared in his State of the Union address. Someone should alert Trump that America is now a hotbed of socialism. But it is socialism for the rich. Everyone else is treated to harsh capitalism. In the conservative mind, socialism ...

Amazon’s Bezos vs. Enquirer’s Pecker: A complexifying situation

As stories go, the face-off between Jeff Bezos and David Pecker (paging Charles Dickens) has all the elements of a 21st-century battle royale between good and evil, represented by the richest man in the world, who happens to own The Washington Post, and the pied piper of sleaze, ...

Limited gov’t requires limited president

Soon, in a federal court that few Americans know exists, there will come a ruling on a constitutional principle that today barely exists but that could, if the judicial branch will resuscitate it, begin to rectify the imbalance between the legislative and executive branches. It is the ...

Why not just be ‘an American,’ Sen. Elizabeth Warren?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s insistence that she is Native American has drawn racial taunts from President Donald Trump, who frequently refers to her as “Pocahontas,” as well as reprimands from tribal leaders, who note that tribes themselves determine tribal membership. She has frequently said ...

Eloquent words aside, the state of what union, Mr. President?

Eloquence is not a characteristic associated with President Donald Trump, but in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, the president not only rose to the occasion, he also delivered a message that was beautifully crafted by his speechwriters, a speech devoid of much of the divisive and ...

Trump accomplishes much in two years

Don’t let Democrats fool you; the state of the union is strong. If you watched President Donald Trump deliver his annual State of the Union address this week, you can see why the left and its mouthpieces in media lob nonstop insults against him and trash-talk his administration. It’s to ...

Democrats deny the economic boom happening in the US

Democrats, now the majority in the House of Representatives, are trying to turn that body into the House of Resistance. They vowed to use the State of the Union to voice their claims that the nation is in bad shape, rigged to benefit only the rich. But facts are stubborn things. Fact No. 1: ...

America’s high cost for not knowing the horrors of its history

The most dangerous place for black people to live is in white people’s imagination. So says comedian D.L. Hughley. And surely Tamir Rice and Trayvon Martin would concur if they were alive to do so. But if white people’s imagination is the most dangerous place for black people, it is ...

On Foxconn, Wisconsin, Americans got snookered — again

At the White House celebration of a planned new factory in Wisconsin — “the size of three Pentagons” — the Great Negotiator was all smiles. That would be Terry Gou, CEO of the Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn. The guy standing next to him was Donald Trump. The president said that ...

When it comes to genetics, gender, is reality optional?

Suppose I declare that I am a king. Should you be required to address me as “Your Majesty”? You say, “Williams, that’s lunacy! You can’t prove such nonsense.” You’re wrong. It’s proved by my declaration. It’s no different from a person born with XY chromosomes declaring that ...

New abortion laws and the banality of evil in the year 2019

C.S. Lewis was only partly right when he wrote: The greatest evil ... is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their ...

Only Democrats can save this president

Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral. He was my friend, faithful and just to me: But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honorable man. — Shakespeare, “Julius Caesar” Hakeem Jeffries has, it is whispered, ambitions. The 48-year-old congressman now in his fourth term ...

Frederick Douglass, voting rights, and our politics today

I have been reading — more accurately, listening to — David Blight’s new biography, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.” It is a welcome respite from the day’s news but also a sober reminder of a racial history that still scars America. Douglass emerges in the book as a far ...

Campaigns do matter, and they can change our history

In 1960, when John F. Kennedy was running for the White House against Richard Nixon, winning Democratic presidential tickets still depended on the backing of segregationist party colleagues in the Southern states. In October of that year, when Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested and sent to ...

In defense of new third rail: assimilation

The worst thought crime is the one you don’t realize you’re committing. So it was with NBC News legend Tom Brokaw, who — for good reason — didn’t understand that assimilation is now a third rail of American politics. He caused a furor with comments on the venerable Sunday news ...

Does the media deserve to be respected and believed?

Is it true that Donald Trump’s bad habits are contagious? Is it true that his Democratic opponents and, even more, his critics in the press are increasingly given to terminological inexactitudes, if not downright lies? Sure looks like it. Last week, large parts of the press — we’re ...