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Our need to 'share' too much created monster called Facebook

SAN DIEGO -- At the risk of being "unfriended" by members of Congress, there was a lot not to "Like" about the legislative branch's assault this week on a certain social media site.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat for hours over two days in separate hearings before House and Senate committees. The 33-year-old took questions from dozens of ...Read more

How a trade war becomes a world war

From the Right / Paul Greenberg /

Both sides in the developing trade war between Beijing and Washington are heating up their rhetoric in preparation for a climactic showdown that can only wound both sides as it continues. Our president and agitator-in-chief is still tweeting like mad, as in this bellicose bulletin: "The United States hasn't had a Trade Surplus with China in 40 ...Read more

Searching and seizing

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." -- politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2068797">Read more

Needed: More immigrants

From the Right / Paul Greenberg /

Despite our president's mixed signals when it comes to the overheated issue of immigration, the plain fact cannot be denied: Immigrants are a net asset to this country's economy. They are also the foundation of our national character.

For this is a nation made up of immigrants and their descendants, and dedicated to the proposition that we are ...Read more

The student data-mining swamp must be drained for the children

From the Right / Michelle Malkin /

While congresscritters expressed outrage at Facebook's intrusive data grabs during Capitol Hill hearings with Mark Zuckerberg this week, not a peep was heard about the Silicon Valley-Beltway theft ring purloining the personal information and browsing habits of millions of American schoolchildren.

It doesn't take undercover investigative ...Read more

Fox News shows up the liberal media for the idiots they are

Liberal journalists have spilled a whole lot of ink in the Trump era, boasting how they've suffered watching a week or so of Fox News programming to explore the strange informational terrain of the Trump voter. They pompously proclaim it's television for your crazy Uncle Frank, pushing conspiracy theories for dumb people while nurturing ...Read more

Young immigrants see DREAM killed by politics

SAN DIEGO -- How's this for a whodunnit: Who really killed the deal to save Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals -- President Trump or congressional Democrats?

The question isn't simply, "Who killed DACA?" We know the answer to that. It was Trump who nixed the Obama-era program last September and then called on Congress to provide a permanent...Read more

The left must be crushed if we're to save American and Western civilization

From the Right / Dennis Prager /

The only way to save Western civilization is to convince more people that leftism -- not liberalism -- is a nihilistic force. Quite literally, whatever the left touches it ruins.

So, here is a partial listing of the damage done by the left and the Democratic Party:

The most obvious -- and, therefore, the one more and Americans can resonate ...Read more

Syria, Trump and isolationism

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The isolationist spirit -- a reluctance to become involved in foreign entanglements -- goes back in U.S. history to Thomas Paine and his 1776 pamphlet "Common Sense" and to George Washington's 1796 ...Read more

Can moderation get up off the mat?

From the Right / Michael Gerson /

WASHINGTON -- In the world of progressive politics, all eyes are turned to Great Britain. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, represents progressivism in its most uncompromising form. He and his party are proposing massive increases in social spending, tax hikes on businesses and the wealthy, rent control in major cities, a ban on ...Read more

How should America respond to Syria's use of chemical weapons?

From the Right / George Will /

WASHINGTON -- On April 22, 1915, chlorine gas, wafted by favorable breezes, drifted from German lines toward enemy positions held by French troops near Ypres, Belgium. This was the first significant use of chemical weapons in a war in which 100,000 tons of chemical agents would be used by both sides to kill almost 30,000 soldiers and injure 500,...Read more

Has the war party hooked Trump?

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

With his Sunday tweet that Bashar Assad, "Animal Assad," ordered a gas attack on Syrian civilians, and Vladimir Putin was morally complicit in the atrocity, President Donald Trump just painted himself and us into a corner.

"Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria," tweeted Trump, "President Putin, Russia ...Read more

What government interest is served by disenfranchising felons?

From the Right / George Will /

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The bumpy path of Desmond Meade's life meandered to its current interesting point. He is a graduate of Florida International University law school but cannot vote in his home state because his path went through prison: He committed non-violent felonies concerning drugs and other matters during the 10 years when he was ...Read more

The rise and fall -- and resurrection -- of Tavis Smiley

SAN DIEGO -- Many Americans born after the 1960s and the dawn of affirmative action seem to think that if you're a person of color with even an ounce of smarts and a smidgeon of talent, all doors will magically fling open.

But reality is more complicated.

Consider the rise and fall -- and recent resurrection -- of Tavis Smiley.

This week, the...Read more

When $63 million dollars doesn't buy working toilets

From the Right / Mona Charen /

When 450 students arrived at Anacostia High School in the District of Columbia's southeast neighborhood on April 4, they found that few of the sinks or toilets were functioning and the cafeteria was flooded. They were advised by the Department of General Services to use the facilities at a middle school two blocks away until repairs could be ...Read more

Liberal media continues to whitewash the Kennedy legacy

One measure of how old we're getting is realizing how many voters today have no familiarity with the Chappaquiddick scandal. In July of 1969, then-Sen. Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge into a pond with a young woman in the passenger seat and left the scene of the accident alone. Kennedy waited 10 hours to report it, and Mary Jo Kopechne died.

...Read more

Syrian showdown: Trump vs. the generals

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

With ISIS on the run in Syria, President Trump this week declared that he intends to make good on his promise to bring the troops home.

"I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home," said the president. We've gotten "nothing out of the $7 trillion (spent) in the Middle East in the last 17 years. ... So, it's time."

Not so fast, Mr....Read more

Creative cruelty is essential to Trump's management style

From the Right / Michael Gerson /

WASHINGTON -- From a presidential administration's appointments we learn how it views itself. From an administration's departures we learn how it conducts itself. Honesty comes easier to those with little left to lose.

In this regard, the Trump administration offers much to analyze. The pace of disillusioned exits is rapid. And what the ...Read more

Genetics is undercutting the case for racial quotas

From the Right / Michael Barone /

"I am worried," writes Harvard geneticist David Reich in The New York Times, "that well-meaning people who deny the possibility of substantial biological differences among human populations are digging themselves into an indefensible position, one that will not survive the onslaught of science."

Reich was responding to anticipated resistance to...Read more

David Hogg's parents should ground him

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Fox News host Laura Ingraham has apologized, as has the network, for nothing more serious than her tweet: "David Hogg rejected by four colleges to which he applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA ... totally predictable given ...Read more