Commentary

Hans Bader January 3, 2019 | 4:20 PM EST
I like subways, and spent most of my adult life taking them to work. Unfortunately, most people prefer to drive.  It can take an hour and a half to take buses and trains to work for a commute that would take only half an hour by car. Mass transit is largely a failure, and continues to decline despite growing subsidies to many mass transit systems. Light rail systems are white elephants. The money spent on light rail would be better spent on bus lines. The underground corridors used for some subways might better be devoted to self-driving cars.
John Horvat II January 3, 2019 | 3:32 PM EST
It is no secret that emotions rule in America. The more sensational the news, the more impact it has. The media need to make things dramatic if stories are to survive in today’s short news cycles.
Wesley J. Smith January 3, 2019 | 2:26 PM EST
“Blade Runner” may be the most influential science fiction movie of my lifetime.  The 1982 film starred a terrific Harrison Ford as a world-weary detective assigned to find a terrorist cell of artificially intelligent cyborgs with super human capacities. Led by Rutger Hauer, the cyborgs have traveled to earth from space colonies in a desperate attempt to force their designer to disarm automatic self-destruct switches. Using the theme of a date-certain death, it is a story that explores what it means to be human.
Daniel Mitchell January 3, 2019 | 1:55 PM EST
I’ve previously explained why I don’t have a dog in the current shutdown fight in Washington. Simply stated, Trump isn’t fighting to make government smaller. Instead he wants more spending for a wall and isn’t even proposing some offsetting reductions to keep the overall burden of government from expanding.
Terence P. Jeffrey January 3, 2019 | 10:18 AM EST
Khalid al-Mihdhar landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City on July 4, 2001.
Rabbi Aryeh Spero January 3, 2019 | 9:53 AM EST
Within some religious communities, as well as outside houses of worship, a question often being asked is: How can we turn away people from our borders in light of the Bible’s statement “Thou shall not afflict the Stranger”? Former President Obama, in concert with many liberal leaders, are in speeches across the country quoting this very passage to justify a lax, almost open-borders policy. The truth is that the Bible is speaking of individual sojourners and not thousands marching at one time, whose sheer numbers and concentration could immediately harm society. 
David Limbaugh January 3, 2019 | 8:51 AM EST
People are having fun lampooning Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's selective exploitation of Scripture to support the Democrats' advocacy of open borders, but let's not allow this mirth to distract us from larger questions.
Ben Shapiro January 3, 2019 | 8:39 AM EST
2018 was a chaotic year. It was a chaotic year for the markets, for domestic and international politics, and for social mores. 2019 promises more of the same, if the end of the prior year was any indicator. And it promises something else: the continued rise of the Wokescolds.
Rachel Greszler January 2, 2019 | 4:18 PM EST
President Donald Trump issued an executive order effectively freezing federal pay for 2019 at current 2018 levels.
Allen West January 2, 2019 | 2:30 PM EST
We have entered 2019 with a partial government shutdown and will have a Democrat House of Representatives majority by weeks end. The new Speaker of the House, once again, will be California Democrat Nancy Pelosi. The lack of resolve by the GOP while they had majorities in the House and Senate on the issue of an integrated border security system has led to this impasse. However, with the new House majority, the Democrats believe that they have the high ground on the issue. They are woefully wrong.