Commentary

Emilie Kao October 16, 2018 | 10:29 AM EDT

Sarah, a young African-American woman I’ve known for more than a decade, will apply soon to college. She’s gifted, motivated, and wise beyond her years.

Stephen Moore October 16, 2018 | 9:52 AM EDT

For those on the left and right who were certain that President Donald Trump's presidency meant the end of global free trade ... think again. Though Trump's critics have dismissed the significance of the new Mexico and Canada trade deal, it's hard to deny that it is a welcome advance for the economy of the entire continent.

Walter E. Williams October 16, 2018 | 9:27 AM EDT

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York's 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of the Senate's confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She was lamenting the fact that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, nominated by George W. Bush, and Justices Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, nominated by Donald Trump, were court appointments made by presidents who lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College vote.

Patrick J. Buchanan October 16, 2018 | 9:16 AM EDT

Over the weekend Donald Trump warned of "severe punishment" if an investigation concludes that a Saudi hit team murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Dan Cadman October 15, 2018 | 4:17 PM EDT

As many readers know, thanks to the National Voter Registration Act, the federal motor-voter law, applicants who apply for driver's licenses can also conveniently be registered to vote at the same time. It's one of those excellent-in-concept/flawed-in-execution kinds of law that Congress is so good at passing. The law is flawed because it follows the rule of unintended consequences.

Sam Sorbo October 15, 2018 | 2:33 PM EDT

A new movie about abortion-provider and America’s most prolific serial killer opened over the weekend, so it is fitting to explore briefly what we learned from Kermit Gosnell. Especially so when the Senate has been in the process of confirming a new conservative to the Supremes, amidst vicious attacks from a pro-abortion crowd that cares neither for truth nor justice.

Allen West October 15, 2018 | 12:54 PM EDT

This past week has been all about one narrative for the progressive, socialist left. It was not about the corrections in the market due to the rising of interest rates. There are those on Wall Street that preferred the days of Barack Obama’s artificial economy manipulated by monetary policies, such as quantitative easing, to mask the failures of his economic policies. No, that was not the focus of the left and their complicit media allies. Instead, it was all about Kanye West.

Kelsey Harkness October 15, 2018 | 11:55 AM EDT

As feminists were busy peddling their “War on Women” narrative in the U.S., Yazidi sex slave survivor Nadia Murad was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting a real War on Women in the Middle East.

Hans von Spakovsky October 15, 2018 | 9:00 AM EDT

After enduring weeks of character attacks and a disgraceful media lynching, Brett Kavanaugh now sits on the Supreme Court. But some activists still aren’t letting it go.

Dan Celia October 12, 2018 | 4:47 PM EDT

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 545.91 points, or 2.1%, to 25,052.83, bringing the Wednesday, Thursday decline to 1,378 points. The average correction lasts 51 trading sessions according to the data, although more recent corrections have proven to be more short lived. February’s lasted 13 days. The last five corrections have only lasted an average of 37 trading days, while going back to 1980, the average length has been 44 sessions. Since 1950, the average lasted 61 trading days (WSJ Market Data Group).