There seems to be only one area of common ground in our country today: agreement that something is wrong.
But regarding what that "something" is, and what we need to do, there is profound disagreement throughout the nation.
The violence in which the sacred ground of our nation's Capitol building was violated by unruly hooligans, resulting in ...Read more
While sitting in the Delta lounge in the Atlanta airport waiting for my flight back to Washington, a white gentleman approached me and struck up a conversation.
Politics was on his mind, and seeing me, a black woman, he was sure that he had found a kindred spirit to share his hopes that Democrats will prevail in both U.S. Senate runoff races in...Read more
One of the many beauties of freedom is there is always surprise.
Georgia voters might consider what is happening in California as the nation's blue-state poster child turns purple.
When the left seizes power, they don't know when to stop. But voters know how to say, "Whoa, enough."
As British nobleman Lord Acton noted, "Power tends to ...Read more
What would our nation look like if every day, every American -- of every background and ethnicity -- were to wake up with the conviction that they are 100% responsible for the circumstances of their lives?
No blame, no victimhood, no excuses saying that what is happening to them is because of someone else.
It touches, I believe, the heart of ...Read more
A retrospective on President Donald Trump's four years in office must be put in perspective of what he himself promised to accomplish when he ran: Make America Great Again.
To answer the question requires, of course, defining what makes America great and asking to what extent President Trump put the nation on course toward this goal.
If one ...Read more
Sometimes, the legacy of great men is that the world doesn't realize how great they were until they are gone.
This might be the case with Dr. Walter E. Williams.
Dr. Williams passed away last week. He was the John M. Olin distinguished professor of economics at George Mason University, where, for six years, he served as chairman of the ...Read more
There is no word more overused in political life than "historic."
But considering the runoff races for the two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia, "historic" is the right word.
There is little of what we once thought of as middle ground remaining in the nation. Today, we've got the left, the right and not much in the center.
With the far left now ...Read more
Big questions remain about what exactly happened in the 2020 election.
I've been looking over history, compiled on the Statista website, of total votes cast in presidential elections compared with the number of eligible voters. 2020 seems very, very odd.
The number of votes reported in 2020 exceeded the total number of votes cast in 2016 by 22...Read more
I'm a conservative, and I guess I should be writing a column about my great distress resulting from this election. But I'm not going to write that column, because it's not what I feel.
I'm actually quite upbeat and optimistic about the country that I love.
With all my genuine, and legitimate, concerns about the chaos and violence that have ...Read more
In this current era of no compulsory military service, Veterans Day takes on personal meaning to fewer and fewer Americans.
When the country transitioned to a voluntary military in 1973, about 1% of the population served on active duty. Today, it is less than one-half of 1%.
But perhaps we can take it further and say that the idea of ...Read more
Submitting my weekly column on the morning of the 2020 presidential election was surreal. But not as surreal as walking to work through an apocalyptic cityscape of boarded-up buildings.
No, this isn't communist Cuba; this is Washington, D.C., the supposed center of the free world.
Even more disquieting than the scenery is the knowledge that my...Read more
During the course of the COVID-19 crisis, an ongoing, and very legitimate, national debate has continued about the wisdom of lockdowns.
The decision to shut down social and commercial activity in the name of health is itself arbitrary. Then, the decision to decide what to shut down and what not to shut down, what activities are more essential ...Read more
I recall several presidential elections ago, an elementary school teacher wrote a newspaper column about a mock election he held in his class.
Two students were nominated by their classmates, and then they campaigned for their votes.
Who won the election? One of the students presented an agenda and reasonably argued for the merits of that ...Read more