The Problem Isn't Guns Or White Men
There's a rigid formula in media accounts of mass shootings: If possible, blame it on angry white men; when that won't work, blame it on guns.
Charlatans and Sheep: Part III
The prevailing social dogma of our time -- that economic and other disparities among groups are strange, if not sinister -- has set off bitter disputes between those who blame genetic differences and those who blame discrimination.
Victor Davis Hanson:
Beware Putin and His 'Anti-Hitler Coalition'
Contrary to the principles of American foreign policy of the last 70 years, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry tacitly invited Russia to "help" monitor things in the Middle East. Now they are learning that there are lots of Middle East scenarios far worse than the relative quiet Iraq that the Obama administration inherited in January 2009 -- and soon abandoned.
Words Matter, Or At Least They Used To (And Need To Again)
Technology has made life immeasurably better. We now have the sum total of human knowledge in our pockets and at our fingertips. This connectivity has made communication much easier we can now reach anyone at just about any time.
The Rachel Dolezal-ation of the Oregon Killer
The media are often accused -- by the eternally offended crowd -- of intentionally "undermining the image of blacks." In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. The media lean over backwards to avoid any hint of anti-black sentiment. In the case of Mercer, a man with one black parent and one white parent, the narrative of mass-killers-are-almost-always-white caused the media great difficulty. But they tried their best.
Judge Andrew Napolitano:
The Natural Right to Self-Defense
While the FBI continued to analyze the emails Hillary Clinton thought she deleted and her advisers pressed her to hire a Republican criminal defense attorney in Washington, a madman used a lawfully purchased handgun to kill a professor and eight students at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon. Looking to change the subject away from her emails, Clinton was quick to pounce.
Let's Protect Intellectual Property Rights From "Big Fix"
Fall is always a busy time on Capitol Hill. Members usually wait for this time of year to consider the most controversial and thorny issues like appropriation bills to keep the government open and tax legislation that expires at the end of the year.
The 'New' Hillary
Hillary Clinton is borrowing from Richard Nixon, a man she worked to impeach while a staff member of the House Judiciary Committee in the early 1970s.
Jackie Gingrich Cushman:
Matter of Trust
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the original heir apparent to her party's nomination, has been plagued by continuing and continual questions regarding her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
Debra J. Saunders:
Knuckle Draggers Are Us, Er, We
The smart folk at Grammarly -- an online grammar checker -- examined Facebook posts written by supporters of the 2016 presidential candidates in a savvy bid to garner free press.
Barack Obama, Jackass
Last week, in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, President Barack Obama took to the microphones to deride anyone who did not agree with his gun control agenda.
The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy Against Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is in deep and potentially dire trouble. But that is not due to a "vast right-wing conspiracy," a blast from the past that she and her supporters are trying to resurrect.
Dangerous Road Ahead
There is a time, as Ecclesiastes reminds us, to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to be silent and a time to mend, a time for war and a time for peace ... and now is a time to stop denying that America, and the West in general, has suffered a strategic defeat.
Biden His Time
While the popular press is in a projectile sweat over the coming elections for Speaker of the House - both internally to the Republicans and then to the House as a whole - the campaign for the Democratic nominee for President is getting more and more interesting.
What Is to Be Done?
Regarding last week's mass murder in Oregon, what is there to say that is new? There was a day in America when such an atrocity was almost unheard of. There were family feuds, mafia murders, and I guess what were called juvenile delinquent murders, though they were comparatively rare and for the most part ignored.
Ben Carson and the Politics of Fantasy
Carson is an exceptional surgeon who knows very little about public policy or history and has a habit of letting his imagination fill in the gaps.
Guantanamo on the Doorstep?
On October 9th, residents of Leavenworth, Kansas will hold a peaceful demonstration outside the gates of Fort Leavenworth to protest reports that President Obama may transfer Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) terrorist detainees to their town.
Pro-Lifers and Violence
Are pro-lifers violent? No. But there are those who accuse them of such.
"Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. / I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see."
Charlatans and Sheep: Part II
One of the secrets of successful magicians on stage is directing the audience's attention to something that is attractive or distracting, but irrelevant to what is actually being done. That is also the secret of successful political charlatans.
Gitmo Extended Stay America Suites in Colorado? Hell No!
Liberal readers have scoffed at my repeated warnings about the dangerous prospect of an enemy combatant dump on American soil.
Walter E. Williams:
Suppressing Free Speech
I receive loads of mail in response to my weekly nationally syndicated column. Some recent mail has been quite disturbing.
Letter to a Conservative Censor
iven your status as a newly appointed member of the Board of Trustees and self-described occasional reader of my column I am frankly stunned by the content of your letter. Nonetheless, I intend to respond at some length. My reply will not be what you had anticipated.