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National Columnists

Teachers unions fail science

Is your child’s school open now? Probably not -- because teachers unions say that reopening would “put their health and safety at risk.” They keep schools closed by lobbying and protesting. “If I die from catching COVID-19 from being forced back into Pinellas County Schools, you can ...

Media boost Biden as ‘Above the Fray’

Pardon me if I laugh when reporters tout that some politician they like is posing as being “above the fray.” This fray is something reporters usually force politicians to confront. If politicians are effortlessly floating above it, reporters are allowing it. The day House Democrats forced ...

Hollywood elites and violent thoughts

Big Tech’s rush to take down and ban social media accounts or de-platform entire websites that they believe in some way caused the horrible rioting at the Capitol is based on fear -- that Joe Biden’s inauguration will devolve into another riot. Or that there will be riots at state ...

The lies tearing America apart

Last week, the Capitol was breached by a group of fringe Trump supporters who had bought into a series of lies: the lie that President Donald Trump lost the election due to proven voter fraud and irregularity; the lie that the Electoral College results, legally certified state by state, could ...

Amnesia of the Anarcho-Tyrannists

Is it just me or has the entire universe of establishment media, politics and Hollywood forgotten that this country has endured an entire year of relentless violent anarchotyranny? Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters set businesses and churches ablaze, smashed state capitols and laid siege ...

Regulate social media like public utilities

Democracy took a big blow when Twitter shut down President Donald Trump’s accounts and Google and Amazon ousted Parler, a site favored by millions of conservatives. Big Tech, which is run by the left, is robbing Americans of their right to communicate freely and exchange ideas. The ...

Media have every right to cancel Trump

So, President Donald Trump has been booted off Twitter, as of now forever. Facebook also gave him the heave-ho. Apple and Google, meanwhile, have tossed the riot-friendly Parler app out of their stores. Parler became a social media cave for the Trump-inspired looters, vandals, cop killers ...

Exploiting the capitol riot to kill Trump

Donald Trump has stumbled and fallen, and the establishment is not going to let slip this last opportunity to stomp him and his movement to death. On Sunday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a startling ultimatum: Either Vice President Mike Pence and the Trump Cabinet invoke the 25th ...

Capitol chaos illustrates stark hypocrisy

We’re living in a time of egregious double standards where Democrats and complicit media hold Republicans to a different code of conduct than themselves. An asymmetrical playing field that continues to divide the nation and perpetuate ever-growing anger and resentment amongst President Donald ...

Kamala’s unchallenged life stories

Kamala Harris is seen by many as an inspirational figure. In the latest People magazine, actress Mayim Bialik confessed that the last time she cried was on election night. “Kamala Harris is such a trailblazer; this election represents so many firsts.” When liberals swoon over their ...

The new ‘know-nothing’ party

House Democrats keep coming up with ideas that are bound to sink their already low approval ratings to new depths, possibly giving Republicans a majority in the 2022 election. A representative body that has been unwilling to fix problems confronting the country has come up with a new set of ...

The year America went crazy

Did America go crazy in 2020? I suspect observers years hence will think so because of the responses, of both elite officials and ordinary Americans, to the COVID-19 pandemic starting last February and to the shocking video from Minneapolis police officers released over Memorial Day weekend. ...

Candor: A politician’s secret, unused weapon

Let me be blunt, please: Most of us ink-stained wretches in the political press corps are complete suckers for candor from politicians when speaking about themselves. Candor can truly be disarming. Early in the first Reagan term, on Aug. 19, 1981, in a major incident, two Libyan fighter jets ...

End the deadly vaccine delays

If you live in Florida or Texas and you’re 65 or over, you can get in line for a COVID-19 vaccine at a mall, stadium or drive-thru center. You may have to wait for hours, but being in line is better than being in the dark. That’s where most New Yorkers are -- desperate to get the vaccine ...

Why isn’t Gohmert the face of the Republican Party?

I’m no big fan of AOC. Some of her ideas aren’t bad, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez burdens the progressive cause by waving the socialist label like it’s some kind of fashion brand. That has enabled Republicans to make her the face of the Democratic Party in a country where the S-word ...

Our merciless culture

When did we become so merciless? I’m not talking about the 18-year-old kid, featured in a New York Times article, who elected to torpedo a fellow student over a three-year-old video clip -- though what he did was cruel. No, I’m talking about all of the supposed adults who created the world ...

Who speaks for the unborn in Massachusetts?

In its most recent exercise of liberal democracy, the state senate of Massachusetts voted 32-8 to override Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of what is called the Roe Act. One day earlier, Monday, the state house had voted to override. The Roe Act is now law in the Bay State. And what does it ...

Hero or traitor?

resident Donald Trump should pardon Edward Snowden. Who? I know, it’s embarrassing -- Assange, Manning, Snowden... Who did what? I got them confused before I researched this topic. National security isn’t my beat. I finally educated myself last month because I got a chance to ...

Support Democracy by giving Joe Biden a chance

he election is over, the votes have been tallied, and, like it or not, the Electoral College has certified Joe Biden as our new president-elect. Whether or not he was the candidate you supported, it is time to move forward with the business of democracy and accept the final results of the ...

The Vaccine New World

What a relief that at least a few of us are getting the coronavirus vaccine. I would have liked my arm to have been among the select few. I’ll wait patiently, however, comforted in knowing that with every passing week, the list of Americans threatened by this nasty, deadly virus will shrink ...