Hands Up, Don't Discriminate Against Gays!
Happy National Hate Week! Today, we're all hating on Indiana. Who will be the left's Emmanuel Goldstein next week?
Victor Davis Hanson:
The Ghastly Shadow of Munich
The Western capitulation to Adolf Hitler in the 1938 Munich Agreement is cited as classic appeasement that destroyed Czechoslovakia, backfired on France and Britain, and led to World War II.
Make Progressives Live By Their Own Rules
Activists on the progressive left have no decency; they have only an agenda. If they have to trample the rights of others, particularly Christians, all the better.
Sen. Dick Durbin and the Race Card
Does Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., suffer from short, medium and long-term memory loss?
Judge Andrew Napolitano:
Indiana and the Constitution
The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2015 is constitutionally infirm and legally troublesome.
Indiana And The Culture Wars
If I visit a kosher restaurant and order a pork chop, am I being discriminated against when the waiter says they don't serve pork?
Debra J. Saunders:
Justice and Mercy Meet on a Slow Road
In commuting the sentences of 22 federal drug offenders Tuesday, President Barack Obama has begun to take the unfettered power of executive clemency embedded in the Constitution to the place where it belongs.
Obama's Strategy for ISIL: Multisectarianism
The Obama administration's plan for thwarting the Islamic State, which it carefully calls ISIL, is to encourage multisectarianism in Iraq.
Evangelicals Rise to Prominence Puts GOP Back to the 1980s
Corporate leaders and chambers of commerce are at war with those evangelical Christians who have decided to reassert themselves in the Republican political process. This war is eerily reminiscent of an earlier time when there was friction between the business wing of the GOP and Christian activists.
I wasn't going to write about Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA - pronounced RIFF-ruh) not because I didn't want to take a position, but because I can't understand it.
An Old New Way To Stop AIDS
By signing a religious freedom bill that provoked a hail of criticism, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence did a brilliant job of diverting attention from something deserving of commendation. That same day, he took a wise step to contain an outbreak of HIV infections in southern Scott County.
The Challenge: What is Good about “Good Friday?”
Darkness fell across the land and the man they thought would be their savior cried out in a loud voice, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Sex Among the Goofballs
WASHINGTON -- What is going on in American politics of late? There has not emerged a truly goofball politician since Anthony Weiner, the congressman and later New York mayoral candidate who could not resist sending pictures of his private part so frequently and to so many women that it really was no longer a private part but rather a public spectacle. Go ahead; Google it. In fact, Yahoo it. My guess is there are dozens of pictures of Weiner's public private part all over the Internet.
Satrapy Fishing in the Yemen
Three years ago, film-goers were treated to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which critic Kenneth Turan called a pleasant fantasy about the Middle East. Today, of course, Yemen is the hub of a bloody conflict, one which President Obama persists in viewing with equal unreality.
A ‘Sneak Peek’ Inside Two Subscribers-Only Portfolios
Theres an old investment saying that you should buy what you know. If we did that, it surely would limit the number of companies in which we invest. Maybe that wouldnt be such a bad thing, but perhaps a better strategy would be to buy things you understand.
How Global Warming Will Lead to Prostitution
As much of New England continues to dig out from late winters massive snowstorms, the climate change lobby is doubling down.
Winning the Message in 2016
One presidential contender has entered the ring, and many more announcements are coming in the days and weeks ahead.
Tim Cook, Mainstream Media and the LGBT Brigade
Im a designer. I love the shiny silver products created by Apple. But when those products become philosophical pontifications in Op-Eds and news media campaigns of misinformation, I want to dump my Apple tech in the trash can where Tim Cooks dangerous religious freedom propaganda belongs.
Iceland Ponders Radical Money Plan Including Elimination of Fractional Reserve Lending and Deposit Insurance
I have long railed against fractional reserve lending, duration mismatches (e.g. banks issuing 2-year CDs and lending money for 15-year mortgages), bank's ability to lend money into existence, and deposit insurance.
Five Reasons Why Prospects for Jobs, Wage Gains Are Dimming
Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 247,000 jobs in March down from 295,000 in February and 324,000 during the fourth quarter.
Smile, Darn You. Smile.
It's enough that we do our job. Do we also have to like it?
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Liberty, Morality, and Discrimination
When describing their view of government and public policy, libertarians and constitutional conservatives sometimes use a variation of this phrase: Not everything thats illegal is immoral, and not everything thats immoral should be illegal.
Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law Is Deja Vu All Over Again
This debate is so banal. Progressives shout discrimination, conservatives cry liberty, and it really all boils down to the difference between government and private action, which both sides misunderstand.
In a Fundamentally Transformed America, Shop With a Lawyer and Seek to be Offended
In the free market capitalist vision of society, individuals and companies would set aside whatever personal animosities they have if they wanted to supply goods and services to the widest possible customer base.
A Challenge to Skeptics: An Easter Message
Have you ever heard of Theudas? How about Judas of Galilee? They were would-be messiahs in the first century. How many followers do these men have today? Zero, zip, nada.
Will April Bloom?
Believe it or not, April is historically the second best month of the year for stocks, second only to the month of December.
Etiquette Versus Annihilation
Recent statements from United Nations officials, that Iran is already blocking their existing efforts to keep track of what is going on in their nuclear program, should tell anyone who does not already know it that any agreement with Iran will be utterly worthless in practice. It doesn't matter what the terms of the agreement are, if Iran can cheat.
The Green-Card Racket for Beltway Cronies
Can we stop putting America up for sale to the most politically connected bidders yet? Where is our self-respect?
Walter E. Williams:
Black politicians, civil rights organizations and others who say they are concerned with the welfare of poor black people often support harmful measures. One of the most effective tools for disadvantaged people is to be able to charge a lower price for what they sell and pay a higher price for what they buy. Let's look at this principle first using a couple of nonracial examples.
The KKK Took My Building Away
Recently, some University of North Carolina (UNC) students went to a Board of Trustees meeting armed with signs saying Black Lives Matter and Kick Out the KKK. Who knew that the KKK was still a presence on the UNC flagship campus in Chapel Hill? Of course, the answer is that no one knew. That is because they arent.