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National Columnists

Break up Google

Google has reached a level of monopolization that needs to be taken seriously as a threat to freedom, the free exchange of ideas and political diversity. Follow along with the logic of your average “woke” Google employee. These employees have been openly arguing for a few years now that ...

Crimes against common sense

What the hell is going on in this country? When did we, the majority, stop speaking up for ourselves? Crimes against common sense seem to happen every week, yet most of us stay silent. Or is it that the media only highlights those who scream the loudest, leaving the impression that what ...

The anti-statue mobs undermine democratic norms

One of the cultural shocks following the death of George Floyd under a policeman’s knee is the vandalism and destruction of statues across America. Usually, these statues are posted on public land by public officials with public assent ... even if that came many years ago. It’s not ...

Meanwhile, back at the pandemic …

The death toll now stands at 120,000. The United States, with roughly 4 percent of the world’s population, accounts for about 25 percent of its COVID-19 deaths. Those states that reopened despite warnings that doing so would cause a spike in coronavirus cases are now seeing — all together ...

Time to reopen the economy

Mainstream media are sounding the alarm about the coronavirus cases spiking across the South and West. They’re exaggerating the peril and trying to pin the blame on Republican governors and President Trump for reopening the economy too soon. No surprise, Governor Andrew Cuomo is piling ...

CNN’S joke-shaming double standard

On May 20, CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” aired one of those jokey interviews between CNN host Chris Cuomo and his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The governor had submitted himself to a coronavirus test on camera. Chris decided to mock the size of his brother’s nostrils by unveiling a ...

It’s time to bench Fauci

The single biggest threat against President Donald Trump’s reelection in November isn’t unhinged liberals out for blood, a hostile media or even a politicized U.S. Supreme Court; it’s Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease adviser on the White House Coronavirus Task Force. If ...

US mortgage rates stall; 30-year remains at all-time low

NEW YORK (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage were unchanged this week as the benchmark 30-year home loan remains at its lowest rate in nearly 50 years. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate on the key 30-year loan stood at 3.13%, the same as last week. It is the ...

Toxic in Tulsa

President Trump’s speech Saturday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a toxic stream of consciousness that ignored a great opportunity to speak words of healing and unity to a divided nation. His remarks, which lasted nearly two hours, were full of self-justifications and salted with crude ...

How long will the vandals run amok?

The left’s war on America’s past crossed several new frontiers last week. Portland’s statue of George Washington, the Father of his Country and the first president of the United States, the greatest man of his age, was toppled and desecrated. While the statue stood, an American flag ...

Thomas Jefferson must stand

They’re coming for Thomas Jefferson. This was always obvious, but now it’s even more plain. Protestors in Portland, Oregon, used axes and ropes to topple a statue of President Thomas Jefferson. The New York City Council is agitating to remove a statue of the author of the Declaration ...

Insults to Black History

Many whites are ashamed, saddened and feel guilty about our history of slavery, Jim Crow and gross racial discrimination. Many black people remain angry over the injustices of the past and what they see as injustices of the present. Both blacks and whites can benefit from a better appreciation ...

George Floyd changed my mind

For many years, I was skeptical about accusations of racism in the criminal justice system. Yes, I knew that blacks comprised only about 12% of the population yet represented 33% of the prison population. But those data alone did not prove that police are racists or that courts are tougher on ...

Can we coexist with Asia’s communists?

Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met for seven hours at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii with the chief architect of China’s foreign policy, Yang Jiechi. The two had much to talk about. As The Washington Post reports, the “bitterly contentious relationship” between our two ...

Bad cops — Bad unions

For my internet video last week, my staff showed me clips of violent cops. It’s not just Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes — it’s the other cops who just watch. It’s the Buffalo cops who floored a protester and simply walked by as he lay ...

Can Trump recover and win in November?

Henry Olsen, a scholar from the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., has a well-deserved reputation for on-target analysis on politics and elections. Olsen just published a column in the Washington Post titled “Trump may be down, but he is not out. At least not ...

Hiding COVID-19’s origins

China is determined to block investigations of where COVID-19 came from. But worse, influential American scientists are going along with censoring any inquiry. They’re declaring their “solidarity with the scientists and health professionals of China.” That’s a deadly problem. ...

Would we be better off with a President Pence in these turbulent times?

What would a President Pence do? It’s a question no one is asking, so I guess it falls to me. In January 2020 it was almost as if God, the universe or our Lizard People overlords were giving the Republicans one last chance to separate their fate from Trump’s. The Higher Power couldn’t ...

The White Supremacist Lynching Hoax

If you type “#HoustonLynching” in Twitter’s search engine, hundreds and hundreds of tweets appear. Thousands more appear under the hashtags “#Lynchings” and “#Lynched.” Social media activists supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have spread a terrifying story: Evil racists ...

Tone-deaf enablers and sycophants are a threat to Trump’s re-election

It was like Moses parting the Red Sea - except with blasts of tear gas. After authorities had attacked peaceful protesters with a chemical irritant, cameras followed President Donald Trump as he walked over and stood in front of a church near the White House. (It had earlier been damaged by a ...