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Commentary tidbits collected during past year

December 26, 2015 Here are a few admittedly random opinions and thoughts, more or less collected from my bedside table and pants pockets: • If the country in 2016 is to actually debate about whether to send Americans... more »»

Conservatives’ bios show how history can move right

December 26, 2015 Biography is one way — often the most vivid way — in which people understand history. more »»

Why the war on guns has failed

December 23, 2015 In the wake of the San Bernardino attack, liberals are in a total panic over guns. The New York Times broke a 95-year precedent to editorialize about gun control on its front page. more »»

Partisan clash on terrorism centers on regime change

December 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — The recent terrorist attacks abroad and at home have suddenly dominated the 2016 Republican presidential race, putting most of the contestants on a collision course with President Obam. more »»

10 things to know today: Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

December 22, 2015 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

Editor fired, not silenced over NRA

December 22, 2015 Five days after the shootings in San Bernardino, California, Jan Larson McLaughlin sat down in her home office on her day off and wrote her weekly editorial for the Sentinel-Tribune, circulation... more »»

Sharia courts incompatible with Western laws

December 22, 2015 LONDON — Set aside for a moment the violent incidents associated with people claiming to act under the authority of their Islamic faith and consider instead what passes for normalcy. more »»

Americans feel disconnect from leaders

December 21, 2015 “We have people across this country who are scared to death,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared loudly at this week’s Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas. more »»

Liberals hold festival of smugness on Scalia’s quote

December 21, 2015 There are few more repugnant spectacles among the liberal elites of this country than the festival of smugness that follows any comment by a conservative public figure that can be twisted into a... more »»

Anxious class has good reason to revolt

December 19, 2015 The great American middle class has become an anxious class — and it’s in revolt. Before I explain how that revolt is playing out, you need to understand the sources of the anxiety. more »»

Holiday season anecdotes for Christmas 2015

December 19, 2015 Once again we come to the holiday season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes in one’s own way by going to the mall of his choice. more »»

Nation-building is pretend solution to terrorism

December 19, 2015 I wish I were as confident as many politicians and news commentators. They know what America should do about ISIS and terrorism. more »»

Country tolerates injustice to blacks

December 16, 2015 So where was the march for Tyshawn Lee? Where were the demonstrators barring access to stores in Chicago’s premiere commercial district on the busiest shopping day of the year? Where was Rev. more »»

Are we really giving gun culture another pass?

December 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — Perhaps the most conspicuous feature of President Obama’s rare Oval Office speech to the nation Sunday night was its total focus on terrorism. more »»

Right time to stand against bigotry

December 15, 2015 Last week I was wandering around a department store in suburban Cleveland, when a clerk spotted me and mercifully offered to help. more »»

Homefronts of democracies no longer safe from ISIS

December 15, 2015 “And we are here faced by fascists. more »»

Trump as bogeyman is Democrats’ best weapon

December 14, 2015 The dictionary defines “bogeyman” as “an imaginary evil spirit, referred to typically to frighten children.” Hello, Donald Trump. more »»

Trump doesn’t represent conservative base

December 14, 2015 There’s a tendency in politics to mistake personal animosity for ideological animosity. Consider Bill Clinton. more »»

What to do about disloyal corporations

December 12, 2015 Just like that, Pfizer has decided it’s no longer American. It plans to link up with Ireland’s Allergan and move its corporate headquarters from New York to Ireland. more »»



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