Commentary

Grazie Christie February 11, 2019 | 3:46 PM EST
Optics are everything – at least, in politics. And the display of women Democrats dressed in white and looking sour as President Trump condemned socialism and late-term abortion was an exercise in poor optics. 
Brian Riedl February 11, 2019 | 3:06 PM EST
In Foreign Affairs, economists Jason Furman and Lawrence Summers take on “deficit fundamentalists” and assert that it’s time for Washington to put away “its debt obsession.”
Jarrett Stepman February 11, 2019 | 12:26 PM EST
Democrats unveiled their latest version of the Green New Deal last Thursday, but despite some concessions to reality, this version is still little more than socialism masked as environmental policy.
Tony Perkins February 11, 2019 | 8:37 AM EST
In a country that's already on edge over the issue of abortion, last week’s news about Louisiana's clinic law set off plenty of panic. Thanks to some misleading headlines, a lot of people were under the impression – wrongly – that the Supreme Court had struck down the state's policy on hospital admitting privileges. They didn't – but, as Chief Justice John Roberts made everyone quite aware, the law still has plenty of hurdles ahead.
Elizabeth Slattery February 8, 2019 | 4:35 PM EST
Late Thursday night, the Supreme Court put on hold a Louisiana law that would require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic.
Charlie Daniels February 8, 2019 | 4:06 PM EST
“The world is going to end in twelve years ... .”
Phil Kerpen February 8, 2019 | 2:55 PM EST
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao did the right thing when she put the brakes on the Obama administration's regulatory mandate that would have forced an expensive technology called dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) in all new cars and trucks sold in America.  The Obama rule would have imposed total costs of $108 billion and raised the price of every new car about $300 – for a technology that is already obsolete.
Peter Ireland February 8, 2019 | 2:18 PM EST
The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) left interest rates unchanged at its meeting last month. However, the Committee statement released after the meeting effectively cancelled the series of future interest rate increases the FOMC had previously planned for 2019. The question is—why did the FOMC see the need for this policy change? Recent declines in inflation may explain part of the shift. But the likelier reason is the performance of the stock market—which is cause for concern.
Tina Griffin February 8, 2019 | 10:54 AM EST
Over the last decade, I’ve noticed more and more sex glamorized in teen-geared shows, but Netflix reached a new low with their newly released “Sex Education” TV series. In the last 2 years, Netflix has pumped out many graphic original series like “13 Reasons Why,” which glamorizes suicide and has been linked to several teen deaths. The worst so-called puberty-geared show “Big Mouth” is also a very graphic adult cartoon watched by millions of young people. “Riverdale” season 3 just kicked off last fall, and their trailer depicts witchcraft...
Nicolas Loris February 8, 2019 | 9:30 AM EST
Here’s the most important fact about the Green New Deal: It wouldn’t work.