It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. For example, when President Barack Obama says that defeating ISIS is going to take a long time, how is that different from saying that he is going to do very little, very slowly? It is saying the same thing in different words.
Have a Happy, Politics-Free Thanksgiving
Many people naturally assume that since I work in political journalism, I must breathe, drink and eat politics 24/7/365 -- including on the Thanksgiving holiday.
The thought of it gives me indigestion.
What might have happened if a few of the 1,500 concert attendees in Paris' Bataclan theater had guns? The terrorists had time to kill, reload and kill again.
Walter E. Williams:
Recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and some other colleges demonstrate an ongoing ignorance and/or contempt for the principles of free speech. So let's examine some of those principles by asking: What is the true test of one's commitment to free speech?
The New York Times Book Review Cheaters
The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, but The New York Times would have to consign it to the ghetto for "Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous" books. That's what "The Gray Lady" has done to David Limbaugh and his new book, "The Emmaus Code: Finding Jesus in the Old Testament."
Thank Liberals for Today's Chaotic and Dangerous World
We're in a world today increasingly defined by chaos. At home it's on our college campuses. Abroad it's spreading across the Middle East and spilling over into Europe.
Too Late for Carson to Catch up on Homework
A little over a year ago, when Ben Carson was gearing up to run for president, I questioned in this space whether he was ready for what lay ahead. We now have our answer: No.
Syrian Refugee Policy Raises Serious States’ Rights Issue
The flood of refugees from Syria and other Middle East countries that the Obama Administration is preparing to distribute to communities across the nation raises very real and understandable security concerns among government officials at the state and local levels, and among the citizenry generally.
The Death of Free Speech
Four in 10 young Americans have no idea what America is.
Dealing With Evil Empires
Why did the Marxist atheists who controlled the Soviet Union tear down the Berlin Wall?
Paris and Turkey: NATO Shadow Wars
Less provocative and deadly incidents than the latest Paris terror massacre and the November 24 Turkey-Russia aerial incident have ignited very large and destructive wars.
In Defense of Empire
A new political party of the center and right, Ciudadanos, has arisen in Catalonia -- and delivered an impressive performance at the polls in Spain's regional elections back in September.
Obama's Fast Rising Disapproval Polls
Barack Obama's approval scores have plunged into the low 40s as a majority of Americans now say they disapprove of the job he's doing as president.
Terrorism has a Way of Spotlighting the Real Enemy
The U.S. State Department has issued a blunt worldwide travel alert for Americans. Nothing cuts through murky rhetorical waters and diplomatic platitudes like a terrorist's bomb.
Dumb Responses to the Paris Attacks
The recent attacks in Paris have inspired various half-baked proposals to prevent terrorism in the United States. Here are four of the dumbest.
Black Students Matter, White Students Don’t?
White students formed the Illini White Students Union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and were called racist.
Social Justice Warriors Slam America’s Oldest Muslim Brotherhood Group on Twitter
On Friday, a hashtag campaign targeting what was described as systematic racism exploded over social media.
I'm Thankful for Fracking
Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and many of us will spend time with our families eating too much food and strategically waiting for couch spots to open up so we can sneak in a quick catnap when our unsuspecting relatives abandon their posts for another slice of pie.
Spike Lee's 'Chi-Raq' and the Real Life Laquan McDonald Video
I liked Spike Lee's new movie "Chi-Raq," the story about the gang wars and all the lives lost in the war zone that is Chicago.
Was Whoopi Goldberg Right that Hitler Was a Christian?: A Historical Analysis
Whatever one thinks about the controversy over Syrian refugees and ISIS, Whoopi Goldbergs recent comments on national television trying to convince us that Christian refugees are just as scary as Muslims disseminates an idea that circulates widely on the internet, i.e., that Hitler was a Christian.
The Death of Ivan Ilyich and the Importance of a Rightly Ordered Life
Leo Tolstoy's classic story, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, is a tale about a man's journey towards death: the denial, the alienation, the terror, and the awful recognition that life has not been lived as it ought to have been.
In Defense of Valet Parking at Taco Bell, and My Hometown
What kind of a native son would I be if I didn't come to the defense of my beloved childhood home of Walnut Creek, as the city is mocked nationwide for hosting the only Taco Bell in the nation to offer valet parking?
The Disappearing Governors
There is a painful irony in a recent decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on the side of Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, whom the U.S. Department of Justice tried to stop from making charter schools widely available to minority youngsters in his state.