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National Columnists

Deterrence method for piracy might also discourage cyberattacks

The Colonial Pipeline, which provides roughly 45% of the East Coast’s oil, gas and jet fuel, was hacked last week by a group called DarkSide. The cyberattack forced the pipeline owners to shut down operations, leading to long gas lines in many American cities. The incident has sparked a ...

British Labour’s problems could hurt Democrats, too

Five years ago next month, British voters, in the largest turnout ever, voted to leave the European Union by a 52% to 48% margin. It was an unexpected result, and a harbinger of Donald Trump’s even more unexpected election as president five months later. In both countries, key votes were ...

It’s time for Americans to get back to work

When it comes to the great American work ethic, our country is hurtling down the wrong path. The Biden administration is putting America into an increasingly dangerous situation by creating a permanent class of people who simply don’t want to work, preferring instead to sit at home and ...

Can federal judges alter the Constitution?

"No person shall be... deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.” -- Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Last year, a detainee at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, filed a writ of habeas corpus in a federal district court in Washington, D.C. -- to ...

Biden dropping the ball on preparedness

Life is getting back to normal, and not a day too soon. But scientists warn that another pandemic could smack us. While we’re letting down our guard, the federal government should be preparing for that possibility. The 581,000 deaths and economic destruction our nation suffered were caused ...

Birth dearth about values, not economics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that births in the USA reached another historic low in 2020. For the sixth consecutive year, the birth rate dropped -- this time by 4%. The average annual drop in the five previous years was 2%. The rate at which American women are ...