Editorial

Cal Thomas: The Trump speech and the response

Despite advance billing that President Trump’s border wall speech would break news and contain new information, it was mostly familiar rhetoric: criminals and drugs, rapists… Continue reading

 

Bob Franken: Blunderbuss pulpit

OK, America, here is the word of the month: “blunderbuss.” No, it is not a mass-transit vehicle whose driver has taken the wrong route. You’d… Continue reading

 

Cal Thomas: Cough up, America

When you receive your paycheck and look at the withholding for federal, state and sometimes city taxes, along with Social Security and Medicare, you probably… Continue reading

 

Bob Franken: Federal government’s sad song …

In 1932, as the Great Depression took hold and once-proud Americans were reduced to begging, Bing Crosby recorded a song called “Brother, Can You Spare… Continue reading

Cal Thomas: What’s the point of a carbon tax rebate?

DUBLIN, Ireland — The Irish government is proposing rebates to a carbon tax it recently imposed to households that comply with what it considers “low-carbon… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: Millennial socialism 101

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s so-called Green New Deal makes the obligatory nod to the original New Deal, but FDR’s handiwork is much too modest an antecedent. The… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: The irrational allergy to the wall

It’s a wonder that Democrats haven’t staked out a negotiating position demanding the destruction of already-existing barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Their opposition to President… Continue reading

Cal Thomas: Decision time on Brexit

LONDON — To Brexit, or not to Brexit, that is the question (apologies to Shakespeare). The answer to whether the UK will pull out of… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: Trump should chill about the stock market

Donald Trump may watch the stock market more closely than any day trader. For a president who underlined the increasing importance of working-class whites to… Continue reading

Bob Franken: And the winner is …

I am happy to report that television news hangs on, even in this fragmented world of social media, where opinions spew at hyperspeed, unencumbered by… Continue reading

Bob Franken: Trump between Iraq and a hard place

As we hopefully shout “Happy New Year!” let’s hand it to President Donald Trump. There he was, the commander in chief, closing out the old… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: The insufferable James Comey

Never before has a former FBI director boasted about taking advantage of an administration’s disorganization for his own ends. But never before has a former… Continue reading

Cal Thomas: No peace or goodwill

Not for a long time has the world seemed so removed from the angelic proclamation of 2,000 years ago: “Glory to God in the highest,… Continue reading

Bob Franken: Season’s hallucinations

T’was the time around Xmas, and all through the White House, Not a creature was stirring, they were much further south. For Trump’s jesters, reporters… Continue reading

Bob Franken: Lame-duck mucking

OK, I get it. After an election, when the incumbent is about to be transformed into the former, we need a transition period. All in… Continue reading

Cal Thomas: And Now the Boy Scouts

The erosion of what many Americans once believed were the foundations of our country continues apace. They include, but are not limited to, overspending and… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: If there’s no collusion, there’s always Stormy Daniels

The most legally fraught part of the Russia probe now revolves around payments to an American porn star. As of yet, instead of a dastardly… Continue reading

Opinion: Marijuana Board should not allow onsite marijuana consumption

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board is considering proposed regulations to allow retail marijuana establishments to add “marijuana consumption areas” where customers could smoke, vape, eat… Continue reading

Bob Franken: The fake-potpourri column

The word “potpourri” has a few definitions, but for a columnist it means writing about a bunch of unrelated stuff because he’s too lazy to… Continue reading

George H.W. Bush: Man of character

I first met the man who would become America’s 41st president in 1968. He was a Houston congressman and I was a young reporter for… Continue reading

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