The Gun Control Debate: ‘We Have to Do Something’

by Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The gun control debate is complex. It pits rights against duties. It pits individualism against communitarianism. It pits gun owners against anti-gun activists and law-abiding citizens against one another. Most of all, it pits "common sense" against evidence. The vast majority of gun control proponents keep talking about "common sense" gun control, as though Americans ...

Desperately Hating Clarence Thomas

by Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Of all the desperate and futile attempts at revisionist history, few are as careless as the attempt to destroy the reputation of one of the finest Supreme Court justices this country has ever produced. Now comes another volley. New York magazine has assembled "The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas." The author is longtime anti-Thomas journalist ...

Is That Russia Troll Farm an Act of War?

by Tuesday, February 20, 2018

According to the indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Russian trolls, operating out of St. Petersburg, took American identities on social media and became players in our 2016 election. On divisive racial and religious issues, the trolls took both sides. In the presidential election, the trolls favored Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein and Donald Trump, and almost ...

Obama’s Real Debt and Deficit Legacy

by Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Congressional Republicans have been raked over the coals in the last two weeks for slamming through budget caps and inflating government spending and debt by another $300 billion. The criticisms are well-deserved. It's a historical truism that Republicans are much more fiscally conscientious when they are in the minority than when they run Congress. And ...

The Motives Behind the Massacre

by Friday, February 16, 2018

"Enough is enough!" "This can't go on!" "This has to stop!" These were among the comments that came through the blizzard of commentary after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. We have heard these words before. Unfortunately, such atrocities are not going to stop. For the ingredients that produce such slaughters are ...

I Wish I Were as Bad a Christian as Mike Pence

by Friday, February 16, 2018

I've repeatedly said that though President Trump gives his leftist enemies plenty of fodder in his tweets to attack him, they would malign any Republican president unless he totally capitulated to their demands -- and switched parties. Indeed, they always have. The liberals say Trump is such an awful person, which apparently excuses their monomaniacal obsession ...

If Sarah Sanders Were to Smack the Press

by Friday, February 16, 2018

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is constantly hammered by "Gotcha!" questions from reporters in the briefing room. This was dramatically underlined when the story broke about former White House staff secretary Rob Porter being accused of domestic violence by two ex-wives, one of whom even brandished a picture with a black eye. By the ...

Tragic Parkland Florida High-school Shooting: At Least 17 Dead, Suspect in Custody

by Thursday, February 15, 2018

Yesterday afternoon, just before 3 pm, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida unleashed a hail of gunfire, killing at least 17 people while leaving others hospitalized with gunshot wounds, authorities said. According to Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel, twelve individuals were murdered inside the school while another ...