National Columnists

Dems want to insure illegals, don’t care about vets and middle class

It's official. Democratic Party Chair Tom Perez confirms the Party fully endorses free health care for illegal immigrants. That puts illegals ahead of veterans struggling to qualify for civilian care, middle-class working stiffs priced out of Obamacare and baby boomers facing the likelihood of ...

To construe the Constitution, look to the Declaration

On this 243rd anniversary of the beginning of the best thing that ever happened — "The Great Republic" was Winston Churchill's tribute — many of today's most interesting arguments about America's nature and meaning are among conservatives. One concerns the relevance of the Declaration of ...

Is Putin right? Has liberalism lost the World?

"The liberal idea has become obsolete. ... (Liberals) cannot simply dictate anything to anyone as they have been attempting to do over the recent decades." Such was the confident claim of Vladimir Putin to the Financial Times on the eve of a G-20 gathering that appeared to validate his ...

‘Fact-Checkers’ find Democrats are truth tellers

One reason many Americans don't trust those "fact-checker" websites is because to know them is to see right through their incessantly liberal worldview. These impartial arbiters of truth routinely defend Democrats as being "Mostly True" on everything while savaging Republicans as just the ...

A Lot to Celebrate on the Fourth of July

Sixty-six percent of Americans believe that the Fourth of July is one of our nation's most important holidays. To celebrate, 62% of Americans will watch fireworks, 54% will enjoy a cookout with family and friends, 19% will attend a parade, 13% will go to the beach, and 11% will sing patriotic ...

Questions I would have asked the Democrats

The likelihood I would ever be invited to serve on a network panel questioning the Democratic presidential candidates is equivalent to an invitation to take the next trip to the moon. Still, as I tortured myself watching the two "debates," which were not really debates, but mostly a show of ...

Ilhan Omar’s ideological attacks on two christian pastors

Congressional hearings are a fixture in Washington and are supposedly a tool for investigation by the nation's lawmaking body. Unfortunately, too often when Democrats are in charge, it's not the case. Rather than hearings being a means for seeking facts and information, they become just a ...

Trump and health care transparency

Many of my media colleagues have been lauding President Donald Trump for signing an executive order earlier this week directing the federal Department of Health and Human Services to require health care providers to inform patients in advance of the true costs of medications and ...

Why millennials may be conservatives at heart

Several current trends among millennials do not bode well for Democrats. Indeed, they suggest a greater affinity for (many) Republican policies, notwithstanding a, perhaps, contiguous dislike for the GOP's leadership. Dare I say it: These trends may suggest a gradual migration ...

Freedom from consequences isn’t freedom

On Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., desperate to revive his flagging campaign, proposed a far-reaching plan to wipe out all student debt. That plan falls hard on plans by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., his chief far-left rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, to make college ...

Why won’t US politicians talk about Chinese authoritarianism?

Given the recent fight over whether U.S. refugee detention centers are in fact "concentration camps," the Trump administration might want to borrow a page from the Chinese and simply call them "vocational skills education training centers." That way, no one would really care at all. That's ...

Candidates’ bad ideas

So many people want to be president. Unfortunately, many have terrible ideas. Sen. Kamala Harris wants companies to prove they pay men and women equally. "Penalties if they don't!" she shouts. But there are lots of reasons, other than sexism, why companies pay some men more than women. ...

Anti-Trump crafters: A decade-long unraveling

Fun fact: I've been crocheting since I was 10, when my Tita Lisa taught me the magic of granny squares. Fellow yarn nerds will understand the heavenly bliss of spending hours at Hobby Lobby or Walmart immersed in a sea of alpaca, mohair, angora, super bulky and super saver skeins for blankets, ...

Sulzberger is right (and wrong)

I never thought I would write this, but the publisher of The New York Times, A.G. Sulzberger, is right. Sulzberger wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal in response to President Trump's claim that his newspaper committed "treason" by publishing a story about U.S. efforts to compromise ...

Trump: War President or Anti-Interventionist?

Risualizing 150 Iranian dead from a missile strike that he had ordered, President Donald Trump recoiled and canceled the strike, a brave decision and defining moment for his presidency. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence had signed off on the strike on ...

Biden’s problem with Democrats is that he doesn’t hate Republicans

Let's get this straight: Joe Biden is leading in the polls for the Democratic presidential nomination because he's the most "electable" candidate in the Democratic field? A guy who doesn't realize that I worked with segregationists isn't a winning message with Democrats in 2020? This ...

Bernie Sanders is FDR’s unimaginative echo

That the Democrats' two evenings of dueling oratory snippets this week are called "debates" validates Finley Peter Dunne's prediction that "when we Americans are through with the English language, it will look as if it had been run over by a musical comedy." Already a linguistic casualty of the ...

Can government punish twice for the same crime?

"...nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb..." —Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution The government in America is out of control. Last week, this column discussed the unconstitutional efforts of federal prosecutors in ...

The Democratic presidential debate will shake up the race

The Democratic presidential primary debates are scheduled to begin next Wednesday and Thursday, with 10 candidates competing each night. Joe Biden enters the debates as the nominal front-runner, followed by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg. There's an excellent ...

Wings still flying over Haiti

Jonathan Nash Glynn — artist, pilot and philanthropist — never envisioned himself as a missionary, but, absent religion, that's what he has become in recent years. "I'm a secular Jew from Jersey," he laughs, as we catch up by phone on the past eight years. "You don't see many of ...