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Honoring our fallen heroes

By The Rev. Lonnie E. Long
“From these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion. ... This nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom.” — Abraham Lincoln The Gettysburg Address Nov. 19, ...

Just ‘asking’ for your ‘fair share’

By Thomas Sowell
In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric — and disregard of reality. One of the ways of fighting poverty, he proposed, was to “ask from society’s ...

Remembering Loyce Deen

By Mark W. Hendrickson
My Pop carried with him a haunting memory from his time aboard the aircraft carrier Essex in World War II. Anti-aircraft fire had killed a turret gunner during a sortie. Pop, whose job it was to repair and prepare planes ...

Is it really all our fault?

By Pat Buchanan
As Middle America rises in rage against “fast track” and the mammoth Obamatrade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, The Wall Street Journal has located the source of the malady. Its May 11 lead editorial began: “Here we go again. ...

Who is a journalist?

By Cal Thomas
My first job in journalism was as a copy boy at the NBC News Bureau in Washington, D.C. In my early 20s, I asked newsroom manager Bill Corrigan, “What must I do to get on the air?” He replied, “Get ...

The global gender gap in education

By Chris Brueningsen
There’s been much written in recent years about the scholastic “gender gap” between boys and girls. Alarms have been sounded, calling for a solution to the challenges boys are facing in American schools. A recent study suggests that this phenomenon ...

Learning from the errors of pollsters

By Frida Ghitis
Spare a thought for the pollsters and pundits now occupied with the unpleasant task of wiping egg off their faces. The outcomes of recent parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom and in Israel have left the professional predictors licking their ...

Michelle’s arrogant exercise

By Michelle Malkin
She’s back. And she’s mad. Michelle Obama recently delivered the commencement address at Tuskegee University and she’ll do it again at Oberlin College next week. But commencement FLOTUS is not the same first lady who shows up on “Ellen” or ...

Urban ‘progressives’ have become libertarians of convenience

By Aaron M. Renn
Something curious is happening in cities across the country. Urban progressives are finding their goals stymied by laws and regulations and they’re demanding less government ...

Call out the charlatans, GOP

By Jennifer Rubin
Republicans are taking a certain amount of glee in watching the Democrats’ ethical contortions as they try to back Hillary Clinton without accepting her self-dealing ...

You say you want a revolution?

By John Stossel
Charles Murray, already controversial for writing books on how welfare hurts the poor, on ethnic differences in IQ and on (less controversial but my favorite) ...

Verbatim

By Tribune-Review
“(T)he biggest loser in the case was not (owner Robert) Kraft, or his (New England) Patriots. It was (quarterback Tom) Brady. Forever more, he’ll have to live, fairly or unfairly, with having been called a cheater by the NFL office.” ...

Is ISIS hiding in Mexico?

By Mark Fazlollah
ANAPRA, Mexico Pedro Luis Hidalgo, who runs an animal-feed store about a mile south of the border, scoffs at warnings from U.S. right-wingers that Islamic ...

China’s role: Taming North Korea

By The Washington Post
China is becoming more assertive abroad, taking aggressive measures to enforce its broad maritime claims, founding a new $100 billion Asian infrastructure investment bank and boosting its defense spending year after year. While this could be worrisome, there is one ...

As goes the UK, so goes the U.S.?

By The Orange County Register
Does Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s smashing re-election victory in the United Kingdom presage good fortunes for Republicans in the 2016 presidential race? We’re not making predictions. But history has shown a strong (although not perfect) coincidence between political events ...

Robots don’t kill jobs

By Dean Baker
Are robots displacing millions of workers? Many people seem to think so. Recently, for instance, The New York Times ran a commentary claiming that “the ...

Carson campaign needs boost

By Byron York
Ben Carson declared his presidential candidacy in Detroit recently. Not a minute too soon. The retired neurosurgeon and conservative star formed a presidential exploratory committee on March 3. Since then, he’s been traveling around the country in what might be ...

Looming threat to European heritage

By Georgie Anne Geyer
In 1973, a prominent French writer, Jean Raspail, set forth on the French literary stage a novel that managed to fascinate even as it shocked the West. “The Camp of the Saints” received praise from most of its reviewers. To ...

Ex-Im’s ‘cause’ is bankrupt

By Mark Pfeifle
Pennsylvanians can sleep safe and sound: The U.S. Export-Import Bank in Washington, D.C., is defending America from its enemies abroad. Sound ridiculous? It is. Yet that’s the gist of a massive lobbying campaign underway in Washington. As part of this effort, ...

Our next war — Syria

By Pat Buchanan
While few would mourn the passing of Bashar Assad’s dynasty, there is a problem: If Assad falls, a slaughter of Christians will follow and the battle for control of Damascus will be between the Syrian branch of al-Qaida, the Nusra ...