Don’t Trust Iran
Irans pursuit of nuclear weapons poses a grave threat to the United States, to Israel, to other close partners in the Middle East, and to international peace and security.
Victor Davis Hanson:
We Are All Californians Now
California keeps reminding us what has gone astray with America in recent years.The state is in the midst of a crippling four-year-old drought.
In Defense of Donald Trump
I cant believe its come to this Im about to defend Donald Trump. Its not that I have anything against Donald Trump, but I dont have anything for him either.
SCOTUS: Congress Doesn't Want to 'Destroy' Our Health-Care System? Oh, Yes, It Does!
For the second time, Chief Justice John Roberts breathed life into Obamacare and rescued it from the Constitution.
The History of a Flag and the Powerful Story of Appomattox
Add another powerful argument to those our colleague Sarah Perry has offered against Common Core standards in education: Consider the peril it poses to our national memory.
You can tell it's presidential election season. Once again, politicians and the mainstream media are being stupid and irresponsible.
Repeating Myself on an Iran Nuclear Deal
Am I allowed to repeat myself when it comes to the negotiations over the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal?
Jackie Gingrich Cushman:
Right and Duty
July 4th is one of my favorite celebrations. It's not just the parades, flag waving, barbecue and fireworks -- though these help -- it's the meaning behind the day. The understanding that we could be living in a different country, under British rule -- but that our forefathers had the strength and courage to declare themselves free and independent people and to fight for our freedom.
Debra J. Saunders:
Avert Your Eyes and Hold Your Nose
Downtown San Francisco feels like a large public toilet without enough janitors. More than once this year, I've seen men drop their pants in public places -- including at Fifth and Market -- to leave a smelly mess on the sidewalk. You can walk for blocks and never escape the stench of stale urine. At lunchtime, I see street people passed out on high-traffic sidewalks, and I am afraid to walk around them.
The Bogus Rationalizations for Affirmative Action
The Supreme Court has just agreed to reconsider the constitutionality of racial preferences in university admissions (although the advocates of these preferences prefer the seemingly more uplifting term affirmative action.)
America's Political Elites Do as They Damn Well Please
We have a royal class in America. They are those who trot around as if they were billionaires, with security, administrative staffs, special meals, wonderful trips -- and unspoken disdain for the rest of us.
In Greece's Tribulation, Shades of the 1930s
How little things change -- and how a lot does. It may all depend on leaders -- their quality, their vision, their temperament. The scenes in Greece would be familiar to any American caught in the low ebb of the Depression, like the panicky lines of depositors trying to get what's left of their money out of shuttered banks. It could be the United States in March of 1933 complete with a bank holiday in effect, and all wondering what happens next.
From Gay Marriage to Polygamy?
The case for legalizing polygamy builds on the case for legalizing same-sex marriage. The sexual arrangements may offend some people, but they're not a crime. If they aren't done under legal arrangements, they'll be done without them.
I’m Feeling Like an Umbrella Salesman In a Thunderstorm
About 20 years ago, I was spending time with David Wilkerson in New York City when a storm unexpectedly broke out as we were leaving a building.
What Was So Dreadful About Last Week?
If you dutifully read the weekend newspapers and watched the Sunday morning gasbags on television, I suspect you departed the chaos with a terrible headache. Possibly you departed for the bar.
A GOP Disaster Avoidance Plan
Whether we live in fly-over country or in the four or five battleground states to matter in 2016, there are a few things on the GOP Must Do List that my politically disparate group of acquaintances seems to agree on.
Look at the Shiny Object Over Here!
While Americans have collectively been wringing their hands and fretting over how to respond to the recent very tragic South Carolina church shooting, many have blamed a relic of our distant past for everything racial that ails America.
So Much for the Constitution – Is America Now a Rudderless Ship?
In 1819, Jefferson spoke out against judicial activism, saying: "The Constitution is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please."
Federalism Rots Away Under King v. Burwell
The fallout from the latest Obamacare ruling, King v. Burwell, has carried on with all the typical stagecraft one would expect.
Liberty without Wisdom
Writers commenting on the Supreme Court's recent discovery of a constitutional right to gay marriage have (quite logically) cast this as the latest chapter in the sexual revolution begun by the Baby Boomers. But it must also be seen in the context of the larger "gift" left for us by that same generation.
Fanning the Flames of Another Black Church Arson Hoax
America is still reeling from the horrific Charleston, S.C., massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that claimed the lives of nine innocent people.
Walter E. Williams:
A Minority View
The nation's demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME church shooting to attack the Second Amendment's "right of the people to keep and bear Arms."