In March 2020, the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of Louisiana's new abortion law, which requires that physicians doing abortions have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.
Under the leadership of House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, an amicus -- "friend of the court" -- brief supporting the law was ...Read more
The muted reaction of leading Democratic politicians to the elimination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani reinforces my sense of what divides our country and differentiates the two parties.
One part of America still believes that there is good and evil, and one part doesn't.
The American left, whose political home is the Democratic Party, ...Read more
The Pew Research Center reports among its major findings in 2019 a dramatic drop in Americans identifying as Christian.
In 2019, 65% of Americans identified as Christian, down from 77% in 2009. The percentage who identify as religiously unaffiliated -- that is, atheist, agnostic or "nothing in particular" -- stood at 26% in 2019, compared with ...Read more
President Donald Trump has signed an important and timely executive order clarifying that prohibited activities covered by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 include anti-Semitism.
Title VI prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin in any program or activity where federal funds are provided. Thus, a primary target ...Read more
Some polls in recent weeks have provided an encouraging picture for President Donald Trump of strengthening support among black voters.
I like these kinds of reports. But I wonder how much of reality they are really capturing.
The Wall Street Journal, for instance, reports on new polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation showing outsize ...Read more
There's a general assumption in public policy discourse that economic policy and social policy are separate universes.
When economic policy is the topic, we think about taxes, government spending, business, jobs, etc. When social policy is the topic, we think about marriage, family, children, abortion, etc.
But, in reality, the line between ...Read more
Students stormed the football field at halftime at the Harvard-Yale game and held things up for about an hour, demanding that the schools divest holdings in fossil fuels investments.
The disruptors were cheered on by presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren while actress Alyssa Milano decried wealthy universities "invested in the destruction of ...Read more
President Donald Trump recently launched his black-outreach operation -- called Black Voices for Trump -- in Atlanta. The objective, of course, is to move more African American voters to the Republican Party. There is good reason to believe Republicans can attract more than the 8% of the black vote they got in 2016.
The headline, logically, is ...Read more
American voters are motivated by a fever pitch. That's the message from last week's elections.
The headlines were the Democratic sweep of the state legislature in Virginia that put the entire state government under Democrat control for the first time in 25 years and the defeat of incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky.
An important ...Read more
Two American women of color. Two diametrically opposed views about America.
This clash of worldviews helps us to understand that what is going on in our nation is not a legitimate impeachment process but an attempt to wipe out a sitting president for personal and ideological reasons.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib was sworn in as a freshman Democratic ...Read more
The Washington Post obituary read, "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48."
"(A)ustere religious scholar"? How about terrorist?!
After Twitter world went berserk, The Post obituary reappeared with a new headline: "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, extremist leader of Islamic State, dies at 48."
At a time ...Read more
Two recent high-profile speeches by Trump administration officials say much -- maybe even all we need to know -- about the core cultural conflicts in the country and what will define the upcoming election.
One speech, titled "Being a Christian Leader," was delivered by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the American Association of Christian ...Read more