Commentary

Stephen Moore August 7, 2018 | 9:16 AM EDT

A few years ago, I spoke at my son's fifth-grade class about all of the wonderful things that we have today in our great country that weren't around 100 years ago, including inventions like cars. A ponytailed girl in the front of the room raised her hand and, with a solemn look on her face, scolded me: "Cars are bad. They cause pollution." Wow. These were 11-year-olds! It was one of my first encounters with the green indoctrination that goes on in public schools starting in the first grade.

Walter E. Williams August 7, 2018 | 8:57 AM EDT

Many of the nation's colleges have become a force for evil and a focal point for the destruction of traditional American values. The threat to our future lies in the fact that today's college students are tomorrow's teachers, professors, judges, attorneys, legislators and policymakers. A recent Brookings Institution poll suggests that nearly half of college students believe that hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment. Of course, it is. Fifty-one percent of students think that it's acceptable to shout down a speaker with whom they disagree. About 20 percent of students hold that it's acceptable to use violence to prevent a speaker from speaking. Over 50 percent say colleges should prohibit speech and viewpoints that might offend certain people. Contempt for the First Amendment and other constitutional guarantees is probably shared by the students' high school teachers, as well as many college professors.

Patrick J. Buchanan August 7, 2018 | 4:49 AM EDT

The enduring enthusiasm of free trade zealots is not the only sign that GOP globalists, having learned nothing and forgotten nothing, are looking to a post-Trump era to resurrect their repudiated dogmas.

Allen West August 6, 2018 | 11:35 AM EDT

This past week I attended the 99th reunion of America’s First Infantry Division, also known as the Big Red One, in Lombard, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. It was an amazing event with some 400+ gathered to reminisce and honor our Fallen companions. The Big Red One (BRO) is America’s first and oldest Infantry Division, and our museum is located at Cantigny Park on the estate of Colonel McCormick, who was the 37-year-old owner of the Chicago Tribune. McCormick served in the BRO during World War I. The Big Red One can also claim President Teddy Roosevelt’s son, Teddy Jr., as a member of our Division in World War I.

Emilie Kao August 6, 2018 | 8:47 AM EDT

Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the formation of a new Task Force on Religious Liberty at the Department of Justice. The action came on the heels of a ministerial summit on religious freedom, which explored how religious freedom is under attack around the globe.

Norbert Michel August 3, 2018 | 5:44 PM EDT

President Donald Trump signed into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act on May 24 to, among other things, provide exemptions to smaller banks from several Dodd-Frank Act regulations.

Phil Kerpen August 3, 2018 | 4:12 PM EDT

Obama's astonishing takeover of the automobile industry was accomplished through a process even more corrupt than his takeover of the health care sector.  While both involved backroom deals, the auto takeover was sealed in a backroom from which both the American people and our elected officials were completely shut out. 

Bill Donohue August 3, 2018 | 3:47 PM EDT

Why are those in the media so defiant with President Trump and so deferential to CBS? Where are the Jim Acostas when it comes to the CBS scandal?

Bill Donohue August 3, 2018 | 3:26 PM EDT

“If the Pope were to deny that the death penalty could be an exercise of retributive justice, he would be overthrowing the tradition of two millennia of Catholic thought, denying the teaching of several previous popes, and contradicting the teaching of Scripture (notably Genesis 9:5-6 and Romans 13:1-4).”

Stan Greer August 3, 2018 | 12:16 PM EDT

Because the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) empowers union bosses to represent workers who don’t want a union, Big Labor apologists contend, it must also empower union bosses to force unwilling workers to pay union dues or fees.  Otherwise, the workers who wish to remain union-free will get a so-called “free ride.”