Trump & GOP Support Socialism Underlying Obamacare

ObamaCare is succeeding, because its goal is a single-pay state monopoly in medicine; the failure it’s causing in America’s health insurance market is simply a means to that end.

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The Truth About Climate Change

The small warming that we do have is something to be welcomed and celebrated—not something to be feared or curtailed.

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Jacqueline Cochran: American Athena, Part II

“I might have been born in a hovel, but I am determined to travel with the wind and the stars.” —Jackie Cochran “Capacity never lacks opportunity. It cannot remain undiscovered because it is sought by too many anxious to use it.” —Jackie Cochran “Earthbound souls know...

Race-Hustling Results: Washington Redskins and “White Guilt”

The blind and dishonest political correctness of our media and educational institutions on racial issues today can eventually forfeit the confidence of Americans and give similar extremist groups their chance to ignite a race war in the United States. And once a race war starts, it can be virtually impossible to stop.

George W. Bush: Caving in to Big Spenders

The Republican Party's conservative base is becoming increasingly restless with George W. Bush's unwillingness to restrain the growth of federal spending in any way. Last week brought another shot across his bow, when the Manchester Union Leader, one of America's most...

Experts Without Expertise: Liberation’s Children

We may become the first society destroyed by its own experts -- especially experts in fields where there is no expertise that can be verified by facts. Over the past several decades, no one has been victimized more by so-called experts than parents and children. And...

Why We’re Losing the War on Terrorism

Let the remembrances begin; in the time since the worst attack in American history, it is proper to remember what happened, to celebrate heroic acts and to mourn the staggering loss of life. There is sadness, yes, but the root of the sadness must be examined, too:...

The Cornerstone of America’s Freedom

This month, America will celebrate the 216th anniversary of its famed Constitution. That is long enough ago that most of us take for granted the rights protected by this governing document. But if given a chance to reflect, what constitutionally protected rights do...

The “New New” Madonna for Mother of the Year?

The open-mouthed kisses between aging pop star Madonna and 15th-minute celebrity clingers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, broadcast on MTV last week, received widespread media attention. The Sapphic spectacle was rightly condemned as vulgar, cynical, and...

Bill Janklow Should Step Down From Office

It's all a big joke to Rep. Bill Janklow, the Republican congressman from South Dakota with a lead foot, a hollow heart, and an ego the size of his Cadillac death-mobile. Conservatives with a conscience should be appalled that the powerful GOP representative, charged...

Politics & Ideas: The Battle Over Ideas (Lecture 6, Part 4 of 4)

In contrast, however, the interventionist ideas, the socialist ideas, the inflationist ideas of our time, have been concocted and formalized by writers and professors. And they are taught at colleges and universities. You may say: "Today's situation is much worse." I...

Foreign Trade Angst: Facts and Fictions

I've written a nationally syndicated column for nearly 25 years. Columns critical of Social Security and handouts to farmers used to bring the angry self-serving mail. Now it's international trade. Let me address some of the issues raised. First, it's misleading to...

Compassion for Criminals, But Not Their Victims

For more than two centuries, the political left has crusaded against the punishment of criminals. Anyone familiar with history can find 18th century writers saying the same things that today's critics, politicians, judges and the ACLU are saying about how terrible it...

Say No to the “Self-Esteem” Pushers

The beginning of a school year is an appropriate time to question how our schools propose to teach our children.Today's educators, observing widespread self-doubt and despair among the young, believe that the way to get a student to learn is to inflate his self-image....

Labor Unions vs. Labor

Some holidays inspire us to celebrate our collective heritage. We watch fireworks on July Fourth. On Memorial Day we remember the sacrifices made by our troops for the advancement of freedom. Labor Day, like the movement it symbolizes, is much younger than those...

Trade Deficits with China: An Economic Analysis

The rapidly rising U.S. trade deficit with China is quickly becoming a political issue. Many members of Congress are warning that China needs to take action, such as raising its exchange rate, to deal with this problem before it leads to protectionist legislation. A...

Manufacturing is Healthy

In a recent column, I argued that the manufacturing sector of the U.S. economy is in relatively good shape, despite the sharp decline in manufacturing employment. I clearly touched a nerve with this column. Not only did I receive a great many emails, but my fellow...

China War on Space-Based Weapons

August 11, 2003 | | What is China's position on space-based weapons? Considering the gap between what officials in Beijing say and what they do on the issue, it's hard to get a straight answer. But let's look at the facts. For some time now, China has spearheaded an...

The Looters Liberals Ignore, Revisited

Three months ago, this column wondered if the New York Times would ever cover the abominable Democrat teachers' union scandal in Florida. Investigators from the FBI and Miami-Dade's Public Corruption Task Force raided the powerful United Teachers of Dade headquarters...

Why Rent Control is Immoral

Rent controls don't work, and its advocates know it. Rent controls create shortages and decrease the quality of housing. Yet the activists for rent control don't care that it doesn't work. They -- and much of the public -- think that rent controls are "humanitarian."...

Home Loans for Illegal Aliens?!

The American dream of home ownership, complete with the white picket fence, is alive and well for those who break our laws and break down our fences to get in. Last week, The Washington Post published a rosy front-page tale headlined, "Illegal Immigrants Buy Into...