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Are uncivil protests and mob violence winning?

The Seattle Commune is no more. Declared three weeks ago by radical leftists as CHAZ, the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, rechristened CHOP, the Capitol Hill Occupation Protest, the six-block enclave inside Seattle ceased to exist July 1. The cops shut it down. As Marx said, history repeats ...

Generations defining – and redefining – American history

Americans naturally tend to think of their presidents in terms of generations, like they do with their families. This may have started with the news that former Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826, half a century to the day the Continental Congress adopted the ...

It’s not a debate: Wear a mask

If you're still opposed to wearing a face mask in public, this column is for Very Special You. I don't mean that sarcastically. One of us believes we're magically immune to this highly contagious virus, and it sure isn't me. I've never felt that special a day in my life. So, lucky ...

What’s the matter with Kansas State University?

Kansas hasn't voted for a Democrat in presidential elections since 1964. From 1995 to 2002 and from 2011 to 2017, Republicans in Topeka held the iron trifecta of the governor's mansion, the state House and the state Senate. In 2016, Donald Trump walloped Hillary Clinton in this quintessential ...

The coming 2020 train wreck

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden agree on one thing -- the other side is trying to steal the election. Trump told a gathering of students in Phoenix that this "will be, in my opinion, the most corrupt election in the history of our country." He amplified the point, ...

DC is already a ‘state’

In the latest of many cynical and highly political moves, the House of Representatives last week passed a measure that would transform the District of Columbia and make it the 51st state. "DC," as it is often abbreviated by locals, is already a "state." It is a state of corruption, crime, and ...

An underappreciated American scholar

Dr. Thomas Sowell has been both a friend and a colleague of mine for over a half-century. On June 30, he will have completed his 90th year of life, and I want to highlight some important features of that life. Sowell was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, in 1930. As part of the great black ...

Biden’s basement strategy: Just say nothing

Some polls now have Joe Biden running ahead of Donald Trump by 10 points and sweeping the battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. This vindicates the strategy Biden's advisers have adopted: Confine Joe to his basement, no press conferences. Trot him out to recite ...

Contra Fox News, Trump is the threat to civilization

This election "is no longer about Donald Trump's tweeting," conservative historian Victor Davis Hanson told Fox News host Tucker Carlson the other night. Nor is it about "a lockdown, the virus, the economy (or) foreign policy. It's an existential question ... and I'm going to vote for ...

More peril ahead: An election day with no clear winner?

WASHINGTON -- One unanticipated product of the coronavirus pandemic has been a mushrooming of voting by mail, as citizens around the country shy away from long waiting lines at fewer and fewer polling places. Early into the 2020 presidential primary election cycle, many states were obliged by ...

Donald Trump or America?

This is an emergency. Election Day is little more than four months off, voters facing their most important choice since 1860: Donald Trump or America? It's a decision that will define the future. And millions of us wonder if we'll get to have our say. Such is the state of things seven ...

Give individuals and small businesses a government-backed line of credit

The economy is reopening. Consumer spending increased by almost 18% last month, sending the stock market soaring. That's the good news. The bad news is that with no COVID-19 vaccine or cure on the horizon, consumers have not fully resumed their prepandemic activities, and they might not do so ...

Can we coexist with Asia’s communists?

Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met for seven hours at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii with the chief architect of China's foreign policy, Yang Jiechi. The two had much to talk about. As The Washington Post reports, the "bitterly contentious relationship" between our two ...

Crimes against common sense

What the hell is going on in this country? When did we, the majority, stop speaking up for ourselves? Crimes against common sense seem to happen every week, yet most of us stay silent. Or is it that the media only highlights those who scream the loudest, leaving the impression that what they ...

Success breeds failure

Success breeds failure. That's a lesson taught by America's current woes, the stumbling attempts to cope with the novel coronavirus, and the all-too-familiar scripts for responding to police misconduct and violent riots. What worked once upon a time no longer proves functional; policies that ...

George Floyd changed my mind

For many years, I was skeptical about accusations of racism in the criminal justice system. Yes, I knew that blacks comprised only about 12% of the population yet represented 33% of the prison population. But those data alone did not prove that police are racists or that courts are tougher on ...

The wheels are coming off the Trump chariot

WASHINGTON -- Less than five months until the 2020 presidential election, an epidemic of major political blows from various quarters has thrown Donald Trump into panic mode. One surprising setback came from the Supreme Court he thought he had put in his pocket with his appointments. With ...

Exercising Bayh-Dole march-in rights would handicap COVID-19 innovation

Scientists across America are working hard to develop treatments for and vaccines against COVID-19. Unfortunately, several activist groups are making their jobs harder. Doctors Without Borders is urging governments to seize the patents on any coronavirus therapies that benefited from ...

Abolishing police departments would make things so much worse

In these trying times, it's difficult to find something to smile about. But I've found some modicum of mirth watching very sympathetic liberals go the extra mile to help hone the message of activists calling to "defund the police." For instance, Katy Tur, an MSNBC anchor, had Isaac Bryan, the ...

The forgotten ones

A man emailed me last week, and his email cut me to the core. He said he was really angry about the Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd deaths, but not for the reason the rest of us are. He, a black, middle-class man, lives with his wife and children on the edge of a crumbling neighborhood. They are ...