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Campuses now bastions of speech suppression

May 22, 2015 Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas that may conflict with your own. more »»

Best graduation advice: Don’t screw it up

May 22, 2015 It’s graduation time once again. And by some unwritten but strictly enforced law of nature, every graduation must have a speaker. more »»

Rhetorical ploys by redistributionists

May 21, 2015 In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric — and disregard of reality. more »»

GoFundMe: no alternative to Obamacare

May 20, 2015 Luis Lang would like you to send him some money. He has taken to GoFundMe, the crowd-funding website, trying to raise $30,000. Lang, who is 49 and lives in Fort Mill, S.C. more »»

Jeb Bush starts slide down slippery slope of Iraq

May 20, 2015 WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush’s ham-handed answer to questions about the 2003 invasion of Iraq has raised another: Is he really ready for prime time as a 2016 presidential prospect? A perplexed press is... more »»

William Zinsser believed in your story, too

May 19, 2015 If you’re one of the millions of readers who cherish William Zinsser’s book “On Writing Well,” then you may feel this week that you’ve lost a dear friend. Zinsser died Tuesday, at 92. more »»

Britain’s Conservatives shock world of politics

May 19, 2015 BELFAST, Northern Ireland — “Shocked,” “surprised,” “stunned” were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political “experts” and pollsters when a Conservative Party victory was forecas... more »»

Inconsistent stance on provocative art

May 18, 2015 Why aren’t liberals offering Pamela Geller a federal subsidy? Geller is the blogger-activist who organized the “Draw Muhammad” exhibition in Garland, Texas, which inspired some DIY jihadists to... more »»

Opposition sets off Obama’s third-class temperament

May 18, 2015 Like cult members awaking to find their leader swigging gin and squirreling money into a Swiss bank account, liberals are rubbing their eyes in disbelief at President Obama’s behavior. more »»

Save the economy: expand Social Security

May 16, 2015 America is on the cusp of a retirement crisis. Millions of Americans are already in danger of not being able to maintain their standard of living in retirement, and the problem is getting worse. more »»

Time for people to rebuild liberty without permission

May 16, 2015 Charles Murray, already controversial for writing books on how welfare hurts the poor, on ethnic differences in IQ and on (less controversial, but my favorite) happiness and good government, has... more »»

British pollsters failed in difficult struggle to get it right

May 16, 2015 “The world may have a polling problem.” That’s the headline on a blogpost by Nate Silver, the wunderkind founder of FiveThirthyEight. more »»

Beards: fad hair today, gone tomorrow

May 16, 2015 One of the unique perks in longevity is the ability to experience history unfolding within a lifetime. Fads. Beards. They’re back again. more »»

Jeb gives eloquent defense of Christianity

May 15, 2015 It is nearly axiomatic that presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians — inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Party’s base and are, therefore, deemed fair... more »»

An unnerving question for Democrats

May 15, 2015 Hillary Clinton, according to the reliable Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released earlier this month, defines the 2016 presidential race. more »»

Gulf looks fine now, but wait til next one

May 14, 2015 Five years after the Deepwater Horizon rig blew up, the Chandeleur Islands look alive off the coast of Louisiana. The beaches are sugary white and unstained by oil. more »»

GOP champions anti-government resistance

May 13, 2015 Some folks thought it was “inflammatory.” Some said it was “irresponsible,” others, “absurd,” still others, “disappointing. more »»

Not-so-COOL (Country Of Origin Labeling) regulation threatens U.P. jobs

May 13, 2015 When you walk into your local grocery store, and you look into the meat case, you will see labels about where your steak was born, raised and even processed. more »»

A ‘believer’ tells all, almost, of Obama presidency

May 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — The man who did more than anyone to put Barack Obama in the Oval Office (other than Obama himself) has written a highly revealing campaign memoir, appropriately titled “Believer. more »»

City of Cleveland waits in perpetual limbo

May 12, 2015 For those who love Cleveland — and there are so many of us who do — the rampant speculation of what comes next is beginning to take its toll. more »»



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