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Trump shows leadership while Democrats pander to the resistance

WASHINGTON – Last week, Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia offered President Trump some advice on how to end the current border wall standoff. “Always try to find a solution in which both sides come out ahead,” Warner told the president. It’s good advice. Trump is taking it. House ...

Who benefits from Democrats’ control?

In 1976, Gerald Ford won 15 percent of the black vote. That’s the most of any recent Republican presidential candidate. In most elections, blacks give Democrats over 90 percent of their votes. It’s not unreasonable to ask what have blacks gained from such unquestioning loyalty to the ...

Anti-vaxxers spread a plague of ignorance

An outbreak of measles four years ago at Disneyland focused attention on a growing health menace -- the refusal of parents to vaccinate their children. The threat has gone international. The World Health Organization has just named the anti-vaccination movement among the 10 biggest global ...

The government shutdown and the dismal failure of Trumponomics

One of the least-talked-about consequences of the partial shutdown of the U.S. government -- courtesy of Donald “I’m proud to shut down the government” Trump -- is its negative effect on the U.S. economy. Federal spending accounts for just over 20 percent of the total economy. When that ...

Ad continues war on men

Gillette’s latest ad, which tells men what’s wrong with them, is continued evidence that there’s a war on men in America today, and we have “woke” groups to thank, including social justice warriors, the #MeToo mob and feminists who seek to emasculate and belittle men at every ...

We are the real suckers

Drugmakers rang in the new year by raising prices on hundreds of products – American prices, that is. Americans focused on the celebrations weren’t paying attention. Allergan led the parade, hiking its prices by 10 percent on more than two dozen drugs. But note this: It didn’t raise the ...

‘We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies’

In May 2012, at a town hall, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, compared immigrants to dogs. “You get the pick of the litter and you got yourself a pretty good bird dog. Well, we’ve got the pick of every donor civilization on the planet. ... We got the vigor from the planet to come to ...

Don’t declare emergency

President Donald Trump is playing with the idea of declaring a national emergency to build a border fence despite congressional opposition. This would make Trump the second president in a row willing to cut Congress out of the legislative process if it doesn’t agree to his priorities on ...

Dems were for wall before

WASHINGTON – Barring some miraculous breakthrough, on Saturday the current government shutdown will become the longest in American history. But it has already hit another historic milestone: It is, by far and away, the stupidest government shutdown in American history. In 2019, the federal ...

Trump tempts constitutional crisis with threat of declaring a emergency

WASHINGTON – President Trump blinked in his emotional Oval Office defense of shutting down the government over what he termed “a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul” along our southern border. After reciting all his justifications for the shutdown, many ...

The Massachusetts curse

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts became the first 2020 Democratic White House challenger to announce her “exploratory committee,” a legal device that allows candidates to receive donations and to hire staff in preparation for a full-fledged presidential candidacy. Make no mistake; ...

What’s the point?

DUBLIN, Ireland – The Irish government is proposing rebates to a carbon tax it recently imposed to households that comply with what it considers “low-carbon lifestyles.” The rebate, according to Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, might be in the form of a check, an increase in welfare benefits ...

Jumping the starting gun on the 2020 election

WASHINGTON – Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, in announcing her 2020 presidential candidacy a full year in advance, gets the ball rolling amid uncertainty whether President Trump himself will survive the investigations against him to seek re-election. Indications of a ...

Movie of the year

The filmmaker Peter Jackson deserves more than an Oscar; he deserves a medal. What the director of the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” movies has done with his World War I documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old,” is more than restore archival film; he has restored the humanity of ...

Resolved: To speak English

“Why can’t the English teach their children how to speak?” asked Professor Henry Higgins in the musical “My Fair Lady.” It’s a good question for Americans, especially millennials. On a recent flight two young women sat behind me, chattering away rather loudly. In just one minute I ...

Malcolm X: Our problems will never be solved by the white man

Malcolm X was a Muslim minister and human rights activist. Born in 1925, he met his death at the hands of an assassin in 1965. Malcolm X was a courageous advocate for black civil rights, but unlike Martin Luther King, he was not that forgiving of whites for their crimes against black Americans. ...

The grim truth about impeachment

Editor’s Note: Mark Shields is off this week. The following column is by Joe Conason. Sometime during the coming year, Americans are almost certain to confront the question of whether to impeach Donald Trump. The facts that have emerged over the year just past raise grave suspicions about ...

A gift for the Dems

WASHINGTON – On Christmas morning President Trump gave the Democrats a major political gift by declaring the federal government is “not going to be open until we have a wall or fence, whatever they’d like to call it” on the southern border. The flat statement reinforced the opposition ...

Pope needs reality check

During this holiest of Christian seasons, who could ignore the latest statements of Pope Francis about the festering child sex abuse scandal within his church? In a Christmas address, he spoke of priests who are “ready to devour innocent souls.” He declared, “To those who abuse minors, ...

Trump must deliver

President Donald Trump’s days in office could be numbered. If so, it most likely won’t be because of the partisan special counsel hit squad or because Democrats are calling for impeachment simply because they don’t like the man. Trump will be a one-term president if he doesn’t ...