Opinion

The 'Gun Control' Farce: Part II

The grand illusion of zealots for laws preventing ordinary, law-abiding people from having guns is that “gun control” laws actually control guns….

The 'Gun Control' Farce

President Obama’s intrusion into the mourning community of Roseburg, Oregon, in order to promote his political crusade for stronger gun control…

Charlatans and Sheep: Part III

The prevailing social dogma of our time — that economic and other disparities among groups are strange, if not sinister — has set off bitter…

Charlatans and Sheep: Part II

One of the secrets of successful magicians on stage is directing the audience’s attention to something that is attractive or distracting, but…

Charlatans and Sheep

One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme ...

Good Riddance!

Good Riddance!The impending departure of Speaker of the House John Boehner gives the House Republicans a real opportunity to accomplish something….

The 'Affordable Housing' Fraud

Nowhere has there been so much hand-wringing over a lack of “affordable housing,” as among politicians and others in coastal California. And…

The Left Has Its Pope

Pope Francis has created political controversy, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, by blaming capitalism for many of the problems of the…

Opportunity Versus Outcomes

A hostile review of my new book — “Wealth, Poverty and Politics” — said, “there is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity…

Why Have Elections?

In a country with more than 300 million people, it is remarkable how obsessed the media have become with just one — Donald Trump. What ...

The Past and Future of the Refugee Crisis

The refugee crisis in Europe is one of those human tragedies for which there are no real solutions, despite how many shrill voices in the ...

A Revealing Clue

Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men ...

Sorting the Candidates

Despite a nuclear Iran looming on the horizon, the media seem to be putting most of their attention on two candidates for their respective…

Immigration Excuses

One of the most lame excuses for doing nothing is that we can’t do everything. Such excuses have been repeated endlessly, even by some…

A Debatable 'Debate'

The so-called “debates,” among too many Republicans to have a debate, are yet another painful sign of how much words and ideas have degenerated in…

The Trump Card

With Hillary Clinton’s multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both…

Documented Irresponsibility

People who entered the United States illegally may be called “undocumented” in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is…

The Fact-Free Left: Part II

There is no way to know what is going on in someone else’s mind. But sometimes their behavior tells you more than their words.The political ...

The Fact-Free Left

The outrage over another multiple murder of American military personnel on American soil by another Islamic extremist has been exacerbated by the…

A Historic Catastrophe

Distinguished scientist Freeman Dyson has called the 1433 decision of the emperor of China to discontinue his country’s exploration of the outside…

Is the Civil War Over?

In the wake of the recent murders in a South Carolina church, the killer’s hope of igniting a race war produced the opposite effect. Blacks ...

Looking Back

After my 85th birthday last week, I looked back over my life and was surprised to discover in how many different ways I had been ...

A Legacy of Cliches

Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliche of “a legacy of slavery.” But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished…

Supreme Court Disasters

Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good…

Hillary and History

There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats’ candidate for president ...

Micro-totalitarianism

The political left has come up with a new buzzword: “micro-aggression.”Professors at the University of California at Berkeley have been officially…

Who Lost Iraq?

After the pro-Western government of China was forced to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949, when the Communists took over mainland China, bitter…

Paying the Price

Baltimore is now paying the price for irresponsible words and actions, not only by young thugs in the streets, but also by its mayor and ...

Graduation Gifts

This is the season of college graduations, and many people may be wondering what kinds of gifts would be most appropriate for young people leaving…

'Just Asking'

In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric –…

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