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National Columnists

Could DeSantis beat Trump?

It was only a matter of time before Ron DeSantis’ rising star ran into the unmovable object of Donald Trump’s will to continue to dominate the GOP. A spate of recent news stories has focused on the proto-feud between the past president with future ambitions and the protégé who rode his ...

Americans are being sold out by government

The Washington D.C. wheeler-dealers are making patsies out of the rest of us. Members of Congress get million-dollar-plus expense accounts, lifetime pensions and lavish perks, but for the greedy, that’s not enough. They’re also racking up big bucks trading stocks in the very same ...

Ex-Im is wasteful enough abroad – we don’t need it at home

For years now, the U.S. Export-Import Bank — an under-the-radar agency that provides subsidized loans to foreign firms willing to buy American products — has tried to remain relevant. After a semi-hiatus alongside criticism for functioning as the “Bank of Boeing,” Ex-Im convinced the ...

A rabbi, a terrorist, and the FBI

Is a terrorist a terrorist only when a law enforcement officer or politician says he is? Malik Faisal Akram entered a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, held four hostages, including the rabbi, and expressed support for Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist who was sentenced to 86 years in ...

The woes of Biden, caused by Biden

President Joe Biden has taken the Democrat Party to new lows. The Dems have lost fourteen points in 12 months in a recent Gallop poll on who the American people want to run the country. Biden’s and Vice President Kamala Harris’ polling numbers are at historic lows for this time in their ...

Perilous times

These are perilous times. They are made worse by the government’s political reaction to lawless behavior, which is a greater threat to personal liberty than the behavior it seeks to punish. Last week, the feds obtained an indictment of 11 members of the Oath Keepers for their role in ...