Green groups no longer promoting cleaner environment

National Columnists

The late, great humorist P.J. O’Rourke used to quip that everyone wants to save the world, but no one wants to wash the dishes. Well, now that can be said for traditional environmental groups that seem to have lost their way. Green groups are supposed to be about keeping our rivers, ...

Biden looks doomed — but is he?

National Columnists

Gavin Newsom is so eager to run for president that he even campaigns to insist he’s not running. That’s what he did last week, when the California governor went on Fox News to debate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is officially in the race. Why does a Democratic governor appear on a ...

What happens if anti-vaxxers just face consequences?

National Columnists

“Medical Freedom” crusaders are trying to end vaccination requirements for schoolchildren. Places where they succeed, epidemiologists warn, will, for starters, become overrun with measles, a disease that was virtually eliminated thanks to vaccines. Measles used to kill up to 500 people a ...

Appeals court decision steps backward

National Columnists

As I was reading about the current legal challenges regarding Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, I, and I’m sure many others, immediately thought about the triumphant Selma to Montgomery March in Alabama 58 years ago. Over 2,000 civil rights marchers led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his ...

We must know what we value

National Columnists

In the past month I’ve written about hospice care for the homeless, read a novel centered around a nursing home during COVID lockdown and read a memoir written by a neurosurgeon as he was dying from cancer. What did all three of these have in common? Death, yes. But there was something ...

George Orwell, James Monroe got it right

National Columnists

George Orwell, call your office. That’s my initial and slightly out-of-date response to news stories about the Biden administration’s efforts to stamp out “misinformation.” It’s an interesting irony that covert censorship should be undertaken enthusiastically by those who call ...