Jeff Jacoby

Posted February 08, 2016

Freedom House, the esteemed human rights and democracy organization, is out with the latest edition of its flagship publication, "Freedom in the World," an annual survey of political rights and civil liberties in every country on earth.

Posted February 05, 2016

In the last Democratic debate before the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton came up with her fourth explanation for the gluttonous speaking fees and campaign contributions that the financial sector and investment firms "Wall Street," in liberal shorthand have been showering on her for so long.

Posted February 03, 2016

Is Hillary Clinton qualified to be president? To hear some of her prominent supporters tell it, no candidate could be more qualified.

Posted January 29, 2016

It took seven attempts, but the organizers finally worked out the formula for a healthy Republican presidential debate: seven candidates, three moderators, and zero vulgar reality-show clowns.

Posted January 27, 2016

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey had planned on six uninterrupted days campaigning in New Hampshire, hoping to build momentum in the last weeks before the first presidential primary on Feb. 9.

Posted January 25, 2016

One of the "few regrets" of his presidency, President Obama said dolefully in his State of the Union speech, was "that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better."

Posted January 20, 2016

As General Electric gears up to move its headquarters from Fairfield, Conn., to Boston, the people and communities being left behind are dreading the pain to come.

Posted January 13, 2016

Ramesh Ponnuru, a respected editor and writer for National Review, argues in a recent essay that immigration restrictionism "is rapidly becoming a defining issue for American conservatism."

Posted January 10, 2016

On Tuesday evening, amid much splendor and spectacle, the president of the United States will be welcomed by a joint session of Congress, there to be cheered and applauded like a homecoming conqueror, and, before an audience of lawmakers, diplomats, military officers, and dignitaries, to deliver his State of the Union oration in a live nationwide broadcast.

Posted January 07, 2016

The economy under Barack Obama isn't exactly filling voters with confidence, so it's not surprising that presidential hopefuls are pretty severe in their critique.

Posted December 30, 2015

OF COURSE 2015 was a miserable year; all years are miserable. It was a year of rampage killings and police brutality, of natural disasters and government corruption.

Posted December 29, 2015

When President Obama declared 12 months ago that he intended to normalize relations with Cuba, he claimed that rapprochement with the Castro regime would uphold America's "commitment to liberty and democracy." Liberalizing US policy, the president predicted, would succeed "in making the lives of ordinary Cubans a little bit easier, more free, more prosperous."

Posted December 23, 2015

Americans hardly need another polarizing issue to argue about. But according to a new poll, voters are increasingly at odds over US policy toward Agrabah.

Posted December 16, 2015

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION is once again before the Supreme Court. The case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, arose from the usual scenario: A white student applied to the university but was denied admission, while black applicants with weaker academic credentials were admitted because of racial preferences designed to favor minorities.

Posted December 13, 2015

Eight American states have apologized in recent years for their involvement in slavery. Delaware's governor wants his state to follow suit.

Posted December 09, 2015

THE BODIES of the San Bernardino victims were still warm, and President Obama conceded that officials didn't "know that much yet" about the circumstances or motives of the killers.

Posted December 06, 2015

Garrett Swasey stood before the worshipers at Hope Chapel, the nondenominational, evangelical Colorado Springs church where he was an elder.

Posted December 04, 2015

THE UNION LEADER, New Hampshire's largest newspaper, endorsed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for president over the weekend, calling him "the one candidate who has the range and type of experience the nation desperately needs."

Posted December 02, 2015

FOR SEVEN YEARS, the Center for Students with Disabilities at the University of Ottawa has sponsored free on-campus yoga classes, a popular program taught by a professional yoga teacher from the city's Rama Lotus Yoga Centre.

Posted November 29, 2015

RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY comes in many forms, but Anastasia Lin may be first activist to take the fight against dictatorship to the glittery ranks of a beauty pageant.