Commentary

Hans von Spakovsky October 30, 2018 | 2:46 PM EDT

What’s the citizenship status of the children of illegal aliens? That question has spurred quite a debate over the 14th Amendment lately, with the news that several states—including Pennsylvania, Arizona, Oklahoma, Georgia, and South Carolina—may launch efforts to deny automatic citizenship to such children.

Lino Graglia October 30, 2018 | 11:47 AM EDT

It is often said that there are two sides to every argument, but the argument about birthright citizenship for children born here of illegal aliens shows that it isn’t true.  There is nothing to be said for one side of the argument.  A policy of granting birthright citizenship to children born here of illegal aliens is not merely unreasonable and harmful, but irrational and self-contradictory, a matter of both punishing and rewarding the same conduct.  It would be difficult to imagine a more irrational and self-defeating system of law than one that makes unauthorized entry into this country a criminal offense and at the same time provides the perhaps greatest possible inducement to such entry, the grant of American citizenship.  There is no way to argue that that makes sense.  It creates an inducement to illegal immigration while providing no public benefit.

Alveda King October 30, 2018 | 10:10 AM EDT

With Halloween just a few hours away, it’s probably no coincidence that this demonic atmosphere is neatly tucked in between midterm election voting and Thanksgiving. Be on the alert because nothing is as harmless as it seems. The treat is a trick.

Walter E. Williams October 30, 2018 | 9:02 AM EDT

Democrats are hoping the coming election will give them a majority in the House of Representatives. Republicans and much of our nation dread that prospect. My question is: What would a House majority mean for the Democrats? Let's look at it.

Stephen Moore October 30, 2018 | 8:52 AM EDT

Here is Moore's rule of modern-day politics: The better the economy performs under President Donald Trump and the more successes he racks up, the more unhinged the left becomes. It's a near linear relationship. And it goes for media as well.

Patrick J. Buchanan October 30, 2018 | 4:47 AM EDT

Certainly, the hatred and hostility, the bile and bitterness of our discourse, seem greater now than 50 years ago. But are the times really worse?

Elizabeth Slattery October 29, 2018 | 3:38 PM EDT

The Supreme Court is back in session after a two-week break. The justices will hear arguments in a number of important cases, including ones dealing with coercive class-action settlements, using hovercrafts for moose hunting in Alaska, and Virginia’s ban on uranium mining.

Tony Perkins October 29, 2018 | 3:15 PM EDT

We join the nation in mourning those killed in the horrific synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. It's easy to feel helpless in the face of such acts of evil. But we can and must overcome the evil that preys upon the innocent. As a nation, we must turn to God and find healing, unity, and restoration.

Charles Blahous October 29, 2018 | 2:55 PM EDT

Earlier this year, federal lawmakers established the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans to address an intensifying crisis in multiemployer pensions. A primary focus of the Committee, which is co-chaired by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), is the projected insolvency of our national multiemployer pension insurance system operated by the federally chartered Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).

Allen West October 29, 2018 | 11:14 AM EDT

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the victims of the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Once again, a deranged person, filled with a demonic evil, has taken innocent lives. Here in Texas we sadly remember the shooting in Sutherland Springs, almost exactly a year ago, November 5, 2017. It was the deadliest Church shooting in U.S. history, where 26 were killed and 20 were wounded. Save for the heroism of one single man, Stephen Willeford, the carnage could have been even worse.