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Cynicism doesn’t always pay

September 20, 2014 Do you know what cynicism is? It is an inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest. If that’s what you tend to think about people, then the world has a name for you. more »»

Immigration is American

September 20, 2014 Conservatives rightly point out that America is a nation of laws. No one should be exempt. That’s why many oppose amnesty and other paths to citizenship for illegal immigrants who are here now. more »»

The spread of Rocky Mountain jihad

September 20, 2014 Something’s fouling Colorado’s crisp air — and I’m not talking about the pot smoke. more »»

‘Obama looks much more like Carter than Reagan’

September 20, 2014 The late Lloyd Bentsen is sorely needed when President Barack Obama tries to compare himself to Ronald Reagan. Mr. President, you’re no Ronald Reagan. more »»

Have little faith in the rebels

September 19, 2014 Most of President Barack Obama’s proposal for destroying the Islamic State terrorist group seems logical. Unfortunately, U.. more »»

Rushing into war against Islamic State

September 19, 2014 By all means, let’s destroy Islamic State, but let’s talk about it first. We are in a very strange place right now. President Obama is rushing into a war he doesn’t want to figh. more »»

Many life milestones out of millennials’ reach

September 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — We want to move out. We want to own our home. We want to marry. We want to work. The problem is, many of us can’t. more »»

Obama needs Congress to approve this war

September 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. more »»

Keep an eye on the (whole) pie

September 18, 2014 Sometimes what we mean to say just doesn’t come out right. Sometimes what we say reveals a deeper sentiment, a conviction, maybe a misconception. more »»

On ISIS, Congress should vote

September 18, 2014 We have as close to a national consensus as possible in the war against ISIS. Polls show the public wants strong measures. more »»

Multiculturalism is a failure

September 18, 2014 German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has “utterly faile. more »»

Mark Sanford’s ongoing saga with himself

September 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to... more »»

Time to step up the pace

September 17, 2014 Decisiveness clearly is not President Barack Obama’s strong suit. more »»

Making a way

September 17, 2014 Six months ago my wife and I were eating lunch in Williston when I picked up a copy of The Minot Daily News. After I glanced over it quickly, I turned and said, “This is where I want to work next. more »»

Prickly narcissist

September 17, 2014 “Oh, it’s a shame when you have a wan, diffident, professorial president with no foreign policy other than ‘don’t do stupid things. more »»

What would Braveheart do?

September 17, 2014 No matter how the vote turns out on Thursday in Scotland, either for independence or continued union with Britain, the disintegration of the Old Continent appears almost inevitable. more »»

Beware the ‘lone wolf’ lurking

September 16, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

Do we need a place called home?

September 16, 2014 There’s this scene in Shakespeare where the straight-talking Rosalind tries to make sense of Jaques, a guy who travels all the time and is plagued by melancholy. more »»

The sacking of Ray Rice

September 16, 2014 The “indefinite suspension” of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for knocking out his then-fiancee, now wife, in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino has again provoked debate about domestic... more »»

Scotland’s epic vote on independence

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. more »»



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