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Liberal ideals are stunting speech on college campuses

By Wendy Kaminer
Is a discussion of free speech potentially traumatic? A recent panel for Smith College alumnae elicited this ominous warning when a transcript appeared in the campus newspaper: “Racism/racial slurs, ableist slurs, antisemitic language, anti-Muslim/Islamophobic language, anti-immigrant language, sexist/misogynistic slurs ... ...

Hanging Rudy out to dry

By Pat Buchahah
Back in 1987, this writer was invited by friends to advise them on a press conference they had called to oppose President Reagan’s signing of an INF treaty to remove nuclear missiles from Europe. My advice: Deplore the treaty; do ...

Government should do less so we can do more

By Nathan Benefield
Prosperity or ruin? In theory, it’s a simple choice with an obvious answer. But in practice, complicating factors make the decision anything but easy. In the political world, appeasing special interests with new programs and promises of more government spending ...

Hear out Israel’s leader

By Joe Lieberman
Last week, 23 House Democrats asked Speaker John Boehner, Republican of Ohio, to postpone Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress scheduled for March 3. But it is absolutely clear that the speaker will neither ...

‘Jobs for Jihad Delinquents’

By Michelle Malkin
Instead of keeping jihadists off of our soil, locking up their poisonous spiritual agitators and shutting off their terror-funding pipelines, President Obama called on America and the world to “invest” in unnamed immigrant “communities” vulnerable to unnamed extremism. Some of ...

America’s Nero: President Obama fiddles as the world burns

By Cal Thomas
President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries ...

The truth about Vladimir Putin

By Jackson Diehl
I first met Bill Browder when he came to tell The Washington Post’s editorial board that its criticism of Vladimir Putin was all wrong. It ...

Letters Home

By Tribune-Review
Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons? Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words? The world’s a big place. Bring it home with Letters ...

Verbatim

By Tribune-Review
“If communicating with 20-somethings as if they are 11-year-olds is a way to get them to behave like grown-ups, then maybe the White House has at last found a way to make good on its make-believe enrollment numbers.” — Bret ...

Death of the art museum?

By Joe Wos
Art might not be dead. But it is on life support. And the kids are about to pull the plug so they can charge their ...

Damaging admissions

By Thomas Sowell
Opponents of charter schools have claimed that these institutions are “cherry-picking” the students they admit. And that, they argue, explains why many charter schools get ...

The disease that is government

By Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan
We don’t expect our elected leaders to never make mistakes. But is it asking too much that they learn from them? Given the president’s renewed ...

Here’s why Wikipedia works

By John Stossel
For years, people assumed encyclopedias had to be created by professionals. Then Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales attempted to create an encyclopedia without central planners. That sounded like a terrible idea to the old gatekeepers — people who hired experts to ...

Malcolm X as relevant today as 50 years ago

By Brian Gilmore
Fifty years ago, on Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X was murdered in New York City. With his assassination, the United States missed a chance to ...

Mr. Millcraft

By Tribune-Review
Who: Lucas Piatt Age: 38 Occupation: Millcraft Investments president and CEO Influential because: Piatt heads the company that has played a prominent role in Downtown Pittsburgh revitalization efforts over the past decade. Millcraft in April is slated to begin redeveloping ...

Will GOP capitulate on trade?

By Pat Buchanan
“Free trade results in giving our money, our manufactures and our markets to other nations,” warned the Republican senator from Ohio and future President William McKinley in 1892. “Thank God I am not a free-trader,” echoed the rising Empire State ...

University of Michigan’s tolerance problem

By Jonah Goldberg
I once asked my late father if he had any experiences with anti-Semitism. There weren’t many. Although that was probably in part because of his scoring methodology. The Irish kids who beat up the Jewish kids in his Bronx neighborhood ...

Obama’s illogical take on religion & history

By Georgie Anne Geyer
The last few years have not marked a high point for Christians across the world. In Iraq, entire Chaldean Catholic towns, dating from centuries ago, have been burned and destroyed by ISIS. In Syria, villages that still spoke the ...

Jeb follows Bush map for success

By Byron York
When Bushes run for president, they portray themselves as more caring, more gentle and more compassionate than their sometimes harshly ideological fellow Republicans. It worked for George H.W. Bush in 1988, it worked for George W. Bush in 2000, and ...

Pope Francis should open the Vatican Bank’s files

By Gerald Posner
Pope Francis is facing one of his most daunting challenges when it comes to the Catholic Church’s finances, particularly the Vatican Bank. Since World War II — when the bank was created as the equivalent of the Federal Reserve combined ...