Commentary

Bill Donohue August 4, 2017 | 3:37 PM EDT

Michelle Carter has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for encouraging her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to kill himself. Her lawyer argued this was, at least in part, a free speech case, but Judge Lawrence Moniz was not persuaded: he ruled she was guilty of involuntary manslaughter after texting dozens of messages beckoning Roy to commit suicide.

Timothy Doescher August 4, 2017 | 1:43 PM EDT

The U.S. economy created 209,000 jobs last month, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report, exceeding expert predictions by nearly 30,000 jobs.

Roger O'Neill August 4, 2017 | 12:16 PM EDT

Al Gore has made his way back into the political spotlight with his new film “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” This documentary follows up on the claims of the 2006 original, “An Inconvenient Truth.” Before you watch the newest Gore film, here is a reminder of how factually troubled the first film was.

Hans Bader August 4, 2017 | 11:49 AM EDT

The Washington Post has “sobering news for $15 minimum-wage boosters.” It cites a 146-page study showing that 47,000 jobs would be lost in just one county—Maryland’s wealthy Montgomery County—if it raised the minimum wage to $15.

Ana Quintana August 4, 2017 | 10:07 AM EDT

Over the weekend, Venezuela succumbed to dictatorship. It’s going to take a concerted international effort to reverse this ugly development.

Dan Gainor August 4, 2017 | 9:45 AM EDT

Erick Erickson says, “You will be made to care.” He couldn’t be more accurate. The alt-left has decided to invade every aspect of our lives and wreck them all.

David Limbaugh August 4, 2017 | 8:50 AM EDT

On Wednesday, CNN's Jim Acosta unwittingly demonstrated the difference between an unbiased, truth-seeking media and a biased, hostile and advocacy media.

Patrick J. Buchanan August 4, 2017 | 8:43 AM EDT

In crafting the platform in Cleveland on which Donald Trump would run, America Firsters inflicted a major defeat on the War Party.

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham August 4, 2017 | 8:26 AM EDT

The website Deadline reports that there are not one but two movie projects attempting to glorify an underground abortion collective in Chicago that operated in the four years before the 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision legalizing abortion.

Bill Donohue August 3, 2017 | 4:12 PM EDT

“Simply put, America can’t be the way it once was.” (Original italic.) This is not so much a lament as it is a reality check: Catholics upset with the culture can work to change it, but they cannot expect a return to more placid times. That is one of the most defining conclusions in this intellectually rich volume.