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National Columnists

Free speech is the ultimate truth

Words have no meaning; they are malleable and subject to change at the whim of the powerful. Today, Black people could be called “white supremacists,” Jews could be called “Nazis” and scientists could be called “anti-science.” The reason is obvious. It is because these people, and ...

Political hysteria has grave consequences

Excerpts from Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s forthcoming book “Peril” were just released. The book is apparently the latest effort to smear former President Donald Trump as a deranged lunatic. Alas, for the authors, that’s not what’s grabbed the public’s attention. Instead, it is ...

Biden applies his bragging rights to the stock market

"Biden’s Stock Market Returns Continue to Trounce Trump’s” reads a recent Forbes headline. Sophisticated investors know this, but most of the public may not because Democrats have this self-defeating aversion to boasting about bull markets during their watch. That seems to have changed ...

Why isn’t the 9/11 mastermind dead yet? Ask Joe Biden.

When 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed emerged at a military commission hearing at Guant√°namo Bay last week, smiling and waving to the gallery, millions of Americans collectively wondered: Why isn’t he dead yet? The answer is: Mohammed tried to plead guilty and proceed straight to ...

‘Comedians’ curse, spit at anti-abortion advocates

The “progressives” among us who fervently argue for abortion do not argue calmly or rationally when they are losing. As state legislators in Austin debated the “Texas Heartbeat Act,” outlawing abortions after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected at six weeks, Planned Parenthood boss ...

Democrats spend big, and we pay, for their Socialist dream

In 1983, Tom Cruise starred in the film “Risky Business.” It’s about wealthy parents in Chicago who go on vacation and leave the house under the stewardship of their high school-age son. In short order, the boy throws a wild party, and the rest of the film is about the chaotic ...