Commentary

James Phillips February 12, 2018 | 4:00 PM EST

An Iranian drone flying into Israeli airspace Saturday triggered a mushrooming crisis involving retaliatory strikes and counterstrikes in Syria.

Allen West February 12, 2018 | 2:52 PM EST

The title of this missive may sound rather ominous, but it is the real question that faces the American electorate. Last week, Friday, in the wee morning hours, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted on and passed a two-year budget measure that will increase federal government spending, along with our debt and return us to Obama era trillion-dollar deficits. The measure was taken to President Trump, who quickly signed it, and ended the shortest government shutdown in U.S. history.

David Klinghoffer February 12, 2018 | 12:50 PM EST

Today is the birthday of Charles Darwin, aka Darwin Day, which Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture recognizes each year as the occasion for naming a Censor of the Year, or COTY. As Darwin himself said, in a scientific context, “A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question.” But through intimidation and silencing of views counter to evolutionary orthodoxy, such a “fair result” is just what our Censor seeks to undermine.

Nancy Pearcey February 12, 2018 | 11:29 AM EST

Today, February 12, fans of Charles Darwin celebrate his birthday, which they have dubbed “Darwin Day.” The city of Shrewsbury, Darwin’s birthplace, will hold its annual celebration with toasts, tours, and lectures. For this year’s festivities, the tagline is that Shrewsbury is “the origin of original thinking.”

Ryan T. Anderson February 12, 2018 | 8:38 AM EST

People say that we live in a postmodern age that has rejected metaphysics. That’s not quite true.

Daniel Mitchell February 9, 2018 | 4:06 PM EST

The biggest victory for taxpayers during the Obama years was the Budget Control Act in 2011, which imposed sequester-enforced caps on discretionary spending.

Bill Donohue February 9, 2018 | 3:25 PM EST

Rep. Nancy Pelosi is so committed to the rights of illegal immigrants that she took to the floor of the House two nights ago and spoke for 8 hours on their behalf. Yesterday, her performance drew the applause of Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post.

Ed Feulner February 9, 2018 | 11:43 AM EST

Good news: For the first time in a while, the United States isn’t just economically stronger. It’s economically freer.

John Stonestreet February 9, 2018 | 11:00 AM EST

A major studio has just released a film about three heroic Americans who stopped a terrorist attack—and it ties that heroism to their Christian faith.

Mike Gonzalez February 9, 2018 | 10:11 AM EST

Any American who ever questions whether the First Amendment is vital to protect free speech should just cast a glance across the Atlantic. Europeans share the same values we do—indeed, our concept of rights derives from European philosophers—and yet they often adopt misguided laws that circumscribe freedom of expression.