The first question any reasonable person asks after a horrible crime is, "What could have been done to stop it?" Yet after every mass shooting, gun controllers suggest unworkable, unconstitutional, completely ineffectual ideas that target people who will never commit a crime.
After the twin mass shootings in California last week, Gov. Gavin ...Read more
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov refused to take a pregame skate Tuesday night in the team's LGBTQ+ warmup jersey, citing his preference "to stay true to myself and my religion," which is Russian Orthodox. "I respect everyone. I respect everybody's choices," said the only player who refused to participate in Pride Night.
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Every president probably stashes away classified documents. The chances of any president being successfully prosecuted for pilfering them are infinitesimal. Nevertheless, Joe Biden has engaged in the same behavior as Donald Trump -- perhaps worse, since vice presidents are unable to declassify documents -- and precedent and transparency, our ...Read more
Earth is headed for a sixth extinction, warned biologist Paul Ehrlich on "60 Minutes" this Sunday. And since Ehrlich has predicted about 20 extinctions over the past 60 years, he's a leading expert on the issue.
Couldn't "60 Minutes" find a fresh-faced, yet-to-be-discredited neo-Malthusian to hyperventilate about the end of the world? Why didn'...Read more
"Our Jewish brothers and sisters," squad member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explained during a recent rant, "are able to have an abortion according to their faith." Many religions, the congresswoman goes on, do not share the "fundamentalist Christian" definition of life. They too have a right to exercise their faith, and to stand in their way is "...Read more
Samuel Johnson's "Dictionary of the English Language," first published in 1755, defines the word "woman" as "the female of the human race." And until October 2022, the word "woman" was still defined as "an adult female human being" in the Cambridge Dictionary. What transpired on the topic during the intervening 267 years? Not much. Science ...Read more
Saying anything you like -- or refraining from saying whatever you want -- is one of the most fundamental rights in a free nation. Without it, the First Amendment is worthless.
This week, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, the case of Lorie Smith, a Colorado designer who refuses to create websites with ...Read more
As a tactical concern, the House GOP's decision to open an investigation into Biden family corruption is questionable. It promises limited political return. It would serve Republicans, and the country, far better if the House focused on a hyper-politicized Justice Department that targets the political opposition, labels concerned parents "...Read more
By any measure, Democrats exceeded expectations this midterm. Though listening to the triumphalism today, you'd think Joe Biden was Hannibal at Cannae. A fractured Republican Party has won the House, which means the agenda portion of Biden's first term is effectively over (save the executive abuse).
As expected, though, the lazy Dobbs-sunk-the-...Read more
There are no saviors or miracles in democracy, only a grueling, soul-sucking, forever war of attrition. That is the enduring lesson of the 2022 midterms, as it is every election. And, though the results will be overinterpreted by pundits, and partisans will have all their priors confirmed, in the end, it is simply proof that American "democracy"...Read more
Here are two snippets from Wednesday's New York Times piece contending that Republicans have "embraced" plans to cut Social Security and Medicare:
"The fact that Republicans are openly talking about cutting the programs has galvanized Democrats in the final weeks of the midterm campaign."
"Still, the fact that key Republicans are openly ...Read more