Time to Embrace the ‘American’s Creed’

America today is an enormously divided nation, both politically and culturally. We should hope this situation soon will change in a manner that, among other things, embodies and puts into practice the very special words of the “American’s Creed.” In order for this to happen, many currently serving politicians—at all levels of government—will first need […]

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From Brexit to Trump, Elite Contempt Shines Through

Not long ago, to support Great Britain’s departure from the European Union remained the hoppy heady preserve of the corduroyed English fruitcake. Only the niche, and utterly mental clung to such opinions. Those trifling oddities, blimpish and better suited to reliving colonial exploits in faraway lands, were not of polite society. To be a Euroskeptic […]

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For Democrats, Fairness Is the Problem

When Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez last week said Fox News “is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates, the network responded: “We hope the D.N.C. will reconsider its decision to bar Chris Wallace, Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, all of whom embody the ultimate journalistic integrity […]

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Trump’s Task Was Caesar’s

At a meeting of the Roman Senate on this day in 44 B.C., a group of his fellow senators surrounded Julius Caesar and stabbed him to death. While his assassins claimed to have freed the Roman Republic from a tyrannical Dictator for Life, Caesar equally could claim to have freed it from them. Popular reforms […]

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Democrats Advance to the Rear and Take America to the Woodshed

The announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that she was opposed to impeaching the president unless something unexpected and mortally damaging to him arises, has almost unimaginably transformed her into a force for good sense in Congress. Maybe she thinks Special Counsel Robert Mueller will produce something the impeachers can run with and she […]

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Are We All Libertarians Now?

No matter who wins the Democratic presidential primary, vice will be on the ballot in 2020. Almost all Democratic candidates have embraced legalizing marijuana, and one has even expressed support for legalizing prostitution. These developments are remarkable, but the candidates backing them are not exactly breaking ground. The real surprise is that they’re pandering. Over […]

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What Would It Cost America to ‘Go Solar’?

Proponents of renewable energy claim that wind and solar energy is now cheaper than fossil fuels. According to USA Today, “Renewables close in on fossil fuels, challenging on price.” A Forbes headline agrees: “Renewable Energy Will Be Consistently Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels.” The “expert” websites agree: “Renewable Electricity Levelized Cost Of Energy Already Cheaper,” asserts […]

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Desperately Seeking a Reformer to Head the FDA

Federal regulation affects our lives every day in more ways than we realize. The Food and Drug Administration alone regulates products that account for more than a trillion dollars annually—25 cents of every consumer dollar; and the average cost (including out-of-pocket expenses and opportunity costs) to bring a new drug to market is now about […]

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Waging War Against the Dead

The 21st century is in danger of becoming an era of statue smashing and historical erasure. Not since the iconoclasts of the Byzantine Empire or the epidemic of statue destruction during the French Revolution has the world seen anything like the current war on the past. In 2001, the primeval Taliban blew up two ancient […]

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Dual Loyalty Detectives

Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) recently bashed those U.S. Senators who voted against Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) legislation, charging that “they forgot what country they represent.” In similar style, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) cited political influence “that says it’s OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country.” Omar is also on record […]

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