A young man who looks like a teenager walks into a liquor store and pulls a bottle of cheap whiskey off a shelf. He puts it down at the checkout counter and pulls out his wallet. The clerk at the counter looks at him skeptically. "Can I see your ID?" he asks.
"Yes," says the young man, who instantly takes his driver's license out of his wallet ...Read more
Can President Joe Biden order your employer to make sure you are sterilized? Or can he order your employer to make sure you have been vaccinated for COVID-19?
The first question here focuses on a hypothetical. The second does not.
John P. Holdren, who served with Biden in the Obama administration (where he was director of the White House ...Read more
As of July 1, 2020, there were 331,501,080 people living in the United States of America, according to the Census Bureau's estimate. A year later, there were 331,893,745.
That was an increase of only 392,665 -- or 0.1%.
In a press release published last week, the Census Bureau announced that this was the lowest annual rate of population growth...Read more
A massive crowd swarmed City Hall Park and the streets around it on the afternoon of Oct. 28, 1922.
The New York Police had been warned it was coming and diverted traffic as a safety measure.
Was the crowd there to protest? No. It was there to cheer on a college football game -- one that was about to kick off hundreds of miles away in Chicago ...Read more
As Congress worked in recent days to increase the legal limit on the federal debt, the Treasury kept that debt artificially frozen at approximately $28.9 trillion, where it stood at the beginning of this week.
With that limit lifted, the federal debt will take a jump upward, then keep steadily climbing, constantly increasing the burden on ...Read more
The Freedom From Religion Foundation honored Democratic Rep. Jared Huffman of California three years ago with what it calls its "Emperor Has No Clothes Award," named after the story by Hans Christian Andersen.
"In the story two weavers con a gullible emperor by selling him expensive cloth they claim is so exquisite only the very wise can see it...Read more
After President Richard Nixon appointed then-Appellate Court Judge Harry Blackmun to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1970, Blackmun somehow convinced members of the U.S. Senate that he embraced judicial restraint and felt a duty to protect "little persons."
When Blackmun's nomination came up for a vote, Democratic Sen. John McClellan of Arkansas ...Read more
When I was a boy growing up in Marin County, just north of San Francisco, my mom enforced an unwavering wardrobe rule on my brothers and me: When we went downtown in the city, we had to wear a suit and tie.
We did not have to dress that way in the suburbs or in the peripheral residential neighborhoods of the city. Nor did this dress code apply ...Read more
Since February, which was President Joe Biden's first full month in office, 23 aliens who had previously been convicted of homicide in the United States were charged in Arizona with illegally reentering this country.
We know this because the office of the U.S. attorney for Arizona regularly publishes these numbers. It puts out a monthly report ...Read more
Dustin Honken was convicted of murdering five people, including two children, and was sentenced to death in a federal court in 2004.
Sixteen years later, he was executed.
He also received the last rites of the Catholic Church -- in the execution chamber -- from Father Mark O'Keefe, a Catholic priest who accompanied him there.
"On the day of ...Read more
The activities of the Biden administration this past Friday featured two remarkable and profoundly contradictory events.
In Rome, President Joe Biden met with Pope Francis. In Washington, his Justice Department filed a brief with the Supreme Court arguing there is a "right" to kill an unborn baby with a beating heart.
What transpired in ...Read more
A Catholic American president will travel to Rome this Friday to meet with Pope Francis.
There is a very profound and obvious issue they could discuss: Is it OK for a politician of any religious faith, or even none at all, to violate the natural law and support the deliberate killing of unborn babies?
President Joe Biden unambiguously supports...Read more
Thirteen-year-old children in American public schools were not quite as good at math and reading in 2019 and 2020 as they were in 2012.
This is despite the fact that American taxpayers invested more money per pupil in the nation's public schools in each of the last two fiscal years than they did in 2012.
Bottom line: Increased spending on ...Read more