Jackie Gingrich Cushman:
The Value of Work and Labor Day
My first paying job was cleaning the bathrooms at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Georgia, where I was a member.
Victor Davis Hanson:
Obama fails History 101
President Obama doesn't know much about history.
Modern Feminism: A Teenage Boy’s Dream
There was a time, or so Im told, when feminism was about equality for women. Women had been treated as second-class citizens in many well-documented ways, and it was not right.
Another Ferguson? Wait, Wrong Race, No Interest
Why has there been no media interest in the police shooting of an apparently unarmed suspect in Salt Lake City?
This is Providence
March 18, 2010 was one of the worst days of my life. That was the day Judge Malcolm Howard threw my lawsuit against UNCW out of court. Three years after filing suit and a full eight years after I started to criticize universities, including my own, for violating the First Amendment I lost a bid to go to trial. I also lost all credibility as a free speech advocate. Or so I thought.
Rev. Al Gets It Right
The Rev. Al Sharpton is getting the right kind of grief.
Remember Camp Ashraf: Support The Struggle for Human Rights
The worldwide struggle for freedom and democracy faces enormous challenges today. Despite the promise of the United States government to support that struggle wherever it can, the Obama administration is not standing tall on the world stage.
Scotland's Future Hangs in Balance
"The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." -- Scottish poet Robert Burns, "To a Mouse" (1786)
Debra J. Saunders:
Toddler's Aunt Already Faces Life Sentence
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon charged the aunt of a 2-year-old killed by a hit-and-run driver with felony child endangerment. Loyresha Gage, 25, didn't run over her niece Mi'yana Gregory as the toddler stood alone in a crosswalk after 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 15; an unknown hit-and-run driver hit the child. Yet it is Gage who has been charged with a felony. If convicted, she faces years in prison.
Please Don't Shoot the Pollster
If memory serves me, I have to write some variation of this column every election cycle.
Vladimir Putin: The Return of the CommuNazi
In August 1939 -- 75 years ago this week -- Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin signed the Hitler-Stalin Pact. In the wake of the Russo-German alliance, newspaper wits coined the term "ComunNazi." Communist-Nazi. Yes, "red" and "brown" entwined as the dictatorships they are.
Golf Is Not the Answer
WASHINGTON -- Immediately after his telephone call consoling the Foley family on their son's grisly murder at the hands of Islamofascists, President Barack Obama took a powder.
Another Bad War in Iraq
In fighting disease, aggressive action is not always advisable. Two years ago a federal panel recommended against routine use of a test for prostate cancer because it carries "a very small potential benefit and significant potential harms." Some men get false positives, and many true positives lead to risky surgery for cancers that grow so slowly as to pose no threat.
Culture Challenge of the Week: Do You Know What "They" are Teaching Your Kids?
With free education offered in every town in the United States, a plethora of teachers who seem to be more than willing to take a role of authority in place of parents, and the convenience of sending our children to someone else to educate them, many parents have relinquished their role as the primary director of their childrens education. Our kids spend more awake time in schoolrooms during their formative years than just about any other place. But it seems that most parents dont have a clue what their children are being taught.
Maria Von Trapp, RIP
Earlier this year, an event happened that did not receive wide notice. The last of the Von Trapp Family Singers, the last of the children---the real ones---died.
IMF Chief Under Investigation in French Fraud Case
If Nicholas Sarkozy won the last presidential election instead of Francois Hollande, there would be no investigation. Is Lagarde guilty of anything?
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Inversion Controversy Is about Whether Company Profits Should Flow to Shareholders or Government
Since Ive been in Washington for nearly three decades, Im used to foolish demagoguery. But the lefts reaction to corporate inversions takes political rhetoric to a new level of dishonesty.
The Federal Government Should Keeps Its Hands and Taxes Off the Internet
Most people don't associate the concept of restraint with a federal government that's spending taxpayer dollars at a rate of $7 million a minute and passing so many new regulations that the Code of Federal Regulations is now over 175,000 pages, and growing.
The Relative Cost of Living by State
In the map, the Tax Foundation has adjusted the value of $100 according to its spending power in each state, or rather, for each state's relative purchasing power parity, and in doing so, has shown that 100 U.S. dollars is not worth the same in each state in terms of how much of a defined basket of goods and services that it can buy.
Are the French Lazy?
Socialism is a losing policy as it stops economies from growing. It also makes people lazy. The (2013) front cover of Le Point magazine translated to English reads in part, Are the French Lazy?
Ransom Notes Radio:
Is Obama Getting Any Better at Golf?
Given the chaos in the Middle East, and the domestic policy failures weve seen under Obama, theres really only one question: Is his golf game getting any better? Gayle Trotter joined the show to discuss.
Paul Krugman Accidently Got Something (Almost) Right
Full body shiver I really loath the sentence Im about to type. In fact, I hate it so much, Ive retyped it almost a dozen times; and there is no better way of articulating the disturbing truth: Paul Krugman was right.
Five Phrases That Mean You're Not Hired
The words that you slip into your resume are why your dream job is going to give you the slip. But don't take my word for it. These resume-busting ideas come from Hannah Hamilton, and the provocative, evocative article she wrote for her Monster masters at the Monster website.
Hamas Tries to Spin Total Defeat as "Victory"
As for the ceasefire, it appears to match what the Israelis decided last week. Israel will keep it as long as Hamas does. It will retaliate against Gaza for mortar and rocket fire and recycle the ceasefire until the next breach by the Palestinians, if one occurs.
School Girls Turned into Suicide Bombers
When 276 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from their dormitory in Chibok on April 14, 2014, many in the western world were outraged and demanded justice. Sadly, although about 70 girls managed to escape the grips of the Boko Haram terrorists, little if anything was done to rescue the remaining victims.
Would it Kill You to Hire More Black Cops? (Yes)
As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown's friend, Dorian Johnson, the "voices of oppression" on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren't enough blacks on the Ferguson police force.
Asian-Bashing Dems and Doormat Minorities Who Enable Them
Harry Reid is a bigoted Beltway corruptocrat with an interminable case of diarrhea of the mouth.
Walter E. Williams:
Blacks Must Confront Reality
Though racial discrimination exists, it is nowhere near the barrier it once was. The relevant question is: How much of what we see today can be explained by racial discrimination?