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National columns


Triumph of the West is over

Twenty-five years ago - December 1991 - communism died, the Cold War ended and the Soviet Union disappeared. It was the largest breakup of an … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Trump’s great bait-and-switch strategy is working

As the nation's news media try to figure out how to handle President-elect Trump, he continues to keep them off balance with the hustler's tactic … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Instituting school bus safety laws long overdue

If children are our most precious resource, then why aren't we doing more to protect them as they travel to and from school? For decades, … Full story    
Published:  December 4, 2016

Despite feelings about winner, recount is wrong

I oppose the recount. There are, to my mind, only two reasons to re-examine ballots in a presidential campaign, as Green Party candidate Jill Stein … Full story    
Published:  December 4, 2016

America’s 5-in-1 Amendment

What a thing of beauty, our First Amendment. Think about it: In only 45 words, it lays out five constitutional rights. Congress shall make no … Full story    
Published:  December 3, 2016

Castro a hero to useful idiots, but not to the broken

At least the death of the monstrous Cuban dictator Fidel Castro - who murdered his own people and turned his nation into an island prison … Full story    
Published:  December 3, 2016

Is flag burning free speech?

"If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in … Full story    
Published:  December 2, 2016

Trump’s 7 techniques for controlling the media

Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald … Full story    
Published:  December 2, 2016

Working with men’s hands

Froma Harrop

A best-selling sports book, "The Boys in the Boat," describes the unlikely path of working-class blokes to gold-medal glory at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. There's … Full story    
Published:  December 1, 2016

Let’s take a look at what draining the swamp means

President-elect Trump says he's uniquely qualified to "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C. He can do it, he said at one debate, because as a … Full story    
Published:  December 1, 2016

The media registry freakout

The first thing to know about Donald Trump's alleged proposal for a Muslim registry is that it isn't a Muslim registry. This has been lost … Full story    
Published:  November 28, 2016

Irony in America’s backward-looking progressives

People who call themselves "progressives" claim to be forward-looking, but a remarkable amount of the things they say and do are based on looking backward. … Full story    
Published:  November 28, 2016

France needs its own conservative Donald Trump

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once famously declared: "In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask … Full story    
Published:  November 27, 2016

For Democrats, the road back from identity politics

One of the more salutary outcomes of the recent election is that Democrats are finally beginning to question the wisdom of basing their fortunes on … Full story    
Published:  November 27, 2016

Only Trump can fix? We’ll see about that

In the Book of Proverbs it is written: "Where there is no vision, the people perish." Our president-elect's answer to that is his promise to … Full story    
Published:  November 27, 2016

Cut back on executive orders

Most Americans are uncomfortable with the idea that a president can simply change the law by issuing an Executive Order. Such orders cut Congress out … Full story    
Published:  November 27, 2016

California and Trumpland

California is now the capital of liberal America. Along with its neighbors Oregon and Washington, it will be a nation within a nation starting in … Full story    
Published:  November 26, 2016