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Loan Forgiveness With Other People's Money

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

There was a time in America, more than a decade ago, when horror stories of six-figure student debt racked up by graduates with faint prospects and no idea how they'd repay the money led to a rethinking about the cost of higher education.

The average student debt at the time was $23,000.

President Barack Obama launched a program, "Know Before ...Read more

Biden Department of Justice? Hardly!

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

President Joe Biden's Department of Justice is going after conservatives in a way eerily reminiscent of the tactics employed when the state of Alabama went after the NAACP in the 1950s.

In 1956, Alabama did not pass a law to shutter the civil rights group; it simply asked for the group's membership rolls -- and figured fate could take care of ...Read more

Stop the Twitterverse, I Want To Get Off

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

Everyone hates Twitter. Twitter users hate Twitter.

I hate Twitter, and I've posted nearly 65,000 tweets and retweets.

Republicans and Democrats hate Twitter -- which tells you something.

Everyone knows the San Francisco based social-media platform leans left. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., recalled ...Read more

The Loser Party

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

Former President Donald Trump is not on the ballot as a Senate candidate this year. And yet Wednesday, Trump's mug was all over the website for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP organization that is supposed to help flip the Senate back into Republican hands.

During the usual midterm elections, a 50-50 Senate could be ...Read more

Worse Than a Crime, a Mistake

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

"Wow. What a mistake that was," New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said of New York's decision "to have all the kids go home and learn remotely."

"Women couldn't go to their jobs," she added.

Forget all those 2020 lectures from Democrats about how school closures were dictated by "The Science." That was a "mistake."

After two years of officialdom ...Read more

No One Left to Trust

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

Since the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump's Florida home, big media have been churning out stories about how the raid on Trump's turf has pushed some conservatives to abandon their support for law enforcement.

"GOP Trump supporters escalate dark rhetoric after FBI search," reads a PBS headline. "GOP Stirs Up Opposition to...Read more

Broken Border, Dysfunctional Government

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

The wages of sanctimony hover over New York Mayor Eric Adams.

With President Joe Biden's policies drawing record numbers of migrants to cross the Texas border illegally, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has arranged for buses to transport some of those migrants to New York City and Washington, D.C., both "sanctuary cities" proud of their willingness to ...Read more

Trump Goes All Silent Treatment

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

Former President Donald Trump has every right to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, as he did Wednesday during a civil deposition conducted by the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James.

James has been conducting a probe into the Trump Organization's financial reporting practices, including the possible ...Read more

Democrats Feel No Shame for Their Dirty Tricks

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

Cynical Democrats have cause to rejoice.

They decry Republican voters who embrace GOP candidates who spout the lie that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election.

At the same time, they do their utmost to make sure big-lie believers win GOP primaries so that Democrats are more likely to win in November.

On Monday, Rep. Peter Meijer,...Read more

Like a Dystopia, Only California

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

There were 195 fires in homeless encampments in Oakland, California, over two years that ended in March. In April, someone died in a fire sparked by the toxic-stew squalor in the area known as Wood Street.

There are frequent fires under freeways, where an interchange near the Bay Bridge once had to be closed for more than four hours because of ...Read more

The Rehabilitation of a Pariah

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

Former President Donald Trump dispensed with the usual handwringing usually on display when U.S. presidents have cozied up to Saudi Arabia. He purposefully began his first trip abroad in Riyadh.

The author of an executive order known as the Muslim ban even joined in during a ceremonial Saudi sword dance.

That was before the gruesome murder of ...Read more

GOP Voters Prefer to Think Elections Are Corrupt

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

Many on the right have bashed the House Committee looking into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot for having too few Republicans and leaning heavily on edited videotapes of former Trump staffers. There's so much editing, viewers don't know what they're missing.

The hearings nonetheless have been a success for Democrats, as they've put a harsh spotlight on...Read more

Who Needs Montana?

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

California Gov. Gavin Newsom was vacationing in Montana, where he has family, on July 4 when his reelection campaign ran a 30-second spot on Fox News in Florida in which he called out Florida for "banning books, restricting speech, making it harder to vote, criminalizing women and doctors."

Newsom then invited Floridians to "join us in ...Read more

 

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