Commentary

Henry Sire April 17, 2018 | 2:36 PM EDT

The phenomenon of widespread homosexuality among clergy and bishops had been public knowledge since at least 2001, when the Boston Globe began a series of exposés on the clergy sex abuse scandals. The John Jay Report, an investigation commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, published in 2004, found that more than 80 percent of the victims of clergy sexual abuse had been adolescent males.  Reports from dioceses around the world—including national bishops’ conferences in Australia, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, the Philippines, India, and most of Europe—found similar results.

Charlie Daniels April 17, 2018 | 9:50 AM EDT

I recently spent time with an old and dear friend of mine. Our relationship goes back a long way, and we haven’t had the chance to visit for any concentrated amount of time for many years.

Stephen Moore April 17, 2018 | 8:53 AM EDT

There is an old saying that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, and we've learned that again with the Congressional Budget Office and its latest highly misleading fiscal forecast.

Patrick J. Buchanan April 17, 2018 | 8:25 AM EDT

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley confirmed Sunday there would be no drawdown of the 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, until three objectives were reached. We must fully defeat ISIS, ensure chemical weapons would not again be used by Bashar Assad and maintain the ability to watch Iran.

Daniel Mitchell April 16, 2018 | 2:40 PM EDT

Back in 2013, I shared a poll to see who people would pick as their “favorite political cartoonist.” Michael Ramirez currently has the lead, which doesn’t surprise me when you look at options (here, here, here, and here) I provided.

Allen West April 16, 2018 | 12:18 PM EDT

If there is one thing you can count on, it’s the ever shifting 24/7 news cycle. Mostly, and appropriately, perhaps, the news cycle over the weekend focused on the combined American, British, and French airstrikes against the Syrian chemical weapon production capability. However, there was a more important story from last week that we should not so easily dismiss. It centers around the Senate and House congressional testimony of Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. If we were paying attention to the very well scripted and rehearsed testimony of Mr. Zuckerberg, we would realize that he all but concurred with the assessment that Facebook does censor certain speech. No, I am not talking about Islamic jihadist material or even what he defined as “hate speech,” even that could be challenged. Mr. Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook is “located in Silicon Valley, which is an extremely left-leaning place.”

Brian Riedl April 16, 2018 | 10:09 AM EDT

Let the political bloodbath begin.

Ken Blackwell April 16, 2018 | 9:48 AM EDT

America’s position as the world’s innovation leader is in peril. A decade of bad public policy combined with a judiciary that fundamentally misunderstands the importance of intellectual property protection have driven this downward spiral.   Fortunately, recent moves in Congress and a change in administration are sending signals that we have a chance to turn the tide.

Tony Perkins April 13, 2018 | 4:07 PM EDT

The ACLU has spent so much time in Kentucky over the last two years, it ought to relocate! For the third time, the extremist group is suing the state for doing what voters want: outlawing a violent form of abortion after 11 weeks. “Once again,” an ACLU spokeswoman writes, “the Kentucky General Assembly passed a bill that limits abortion access and, once again, Gov. Matt Bevin signed it into law... . This restriction,” she says, "is part of a national strategy to push abortion out of reach.” You bet it is!