Opinion

Organizations that fight homelessness deserve community lift

Editorials

We know about homelessness. At least we think we do. We read about. We digest the estimates of how many people are homeless. We hear about the circumstances that lead to it. But what do we really know. Unless we have spent a cold night huddled beneath an underpass warmed only by a ...

Joe Biden leaves the door open for yet another run at president

Opinion

WASHINGTON — With a leaderless Democratic Party still trying to pick up the pieces from its shocking defeat at Donald Trump’s hands in 2016, it is looking to next year’s congressional elections for a comeback as a prelude to the next presidential election. But with Barack Obama in ...

Silence on Sleaze-Bob Menendez

Opinion

The verdict is in. I pronounce Democrat leaders, left-wing feminists and Beltway journalists guilty of gross negligence and hypocrisy over a dirty rotten sleazeball in their midst. For the past 11 weeks, Bob Menendez has been on trial for 18 counts of bribery, fraud and corruption involving ...

On this day, channel our thanks into a more giving spirit

Editorials

We awake each day worried about where the next tragedy may have happened. It could be a natural disaster, such as the hurricane-created tragedies in Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico in recent months. Sadly, it could be a man-made tragedy, such as the senseless mass shooting in Las Vegas or ...

When racial hoaxes make news

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The liberal narrative on President Donald Trump assumes his election is evidence that America is returning to its racist roots. In the angst-ridden aftermath, the media found vindication by reporting all kinds of “hate crime” incidents, lurching so eagerly that they fell for a few that ...

What if government steals liberty, fails to deliver Safety?

Opinion

What if the government doesn’t really deliver for us? What if its failures to protect our lives, liberties and property are glaring? What if nothing changes after these failures? What if the National Security Agency — the federal government’s domestic spying apparatus — has convinced ...

Finally, antiquated tax system on the verge of reform

Editorials

There are clearly bugs to work out, but the House approval last week of an overhaul of business and personal income taxes bring the nation close to tax reform for the first time in three decades. Just the fact that it has been 30 years since the tax structure of this country was revised ...

Will President Trump lose Congress?

Opinion

Tuesday’s election results suggest that Democrats have a reasonable chance of winning control of the House in 2018. If that happens, Donald Trump would become the fourth consecutive president to enter the White House with his party in control of Congress and then lose Congress during his ...

There is no ‘without Trump’

Opinion

Ed Gillespie went from potential vindicator of Trumpism to “cuckservative” in the space of a couple of hours. The Virginia Republican, campaigning in a treacherous political environment defined by an unpopular president of his own party, ran the only race he reasonably could. He ...

Sexual harassment: The country gets an overdue awakening

Editorials

It’s as if a societal taboo dam has been broken. In recent weeks, allegations of sexual harassment and assault have become a dominant part of the daily news, uncovering an ugly, enabling culture in Hollywood and Washington, D.C., our entertainment and political centers. It’s about time. ...

The corruption of faith

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When Jim Zeigler, the state auditor of Alabama, invoked the Bible to defend Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore against allegations that he had inappropriate contact with underage girls while single and in his 30s (which Moore has sort of denied), it signaled perhaps the final stage in the ...

An ICE agent’s difficult quest for justice

Opinion

“Betrayed.’’ Victor Avila is a survivor. Soft-spoken but iron-willed, he dedicated his life to law enforcement and to his country. Yet, the feds are now fighting tooth and nail to bury the full truth about the 2011 ambush by Los Zetas drug cartel thugs in Mexico that left him ...

Special counsel needed to probe Clintons’ Russia connection

Editorials

If you believe those linked to the 2010 deal in which a Russian company gained control of one-fifth of U.S. uranium supplies donated $145 million to the Clinton Foundation out of the goodness of their hearts, we have some swamp land in Florida that may interest you. And if you believe former ...

First ‘Pre-mortem’ of the 2018 elections

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American voters, almost invariably dissatisfied with the political status quo, generally endorse change. In 2016, Donald Trump was certainly the candidate of change, and Hillary Clinton, seeking a third consecutive Democratic term in the White House, represented continuity. Voters’ enthusiasm ...

Moore supporters chalk up scandal to conspiracy

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I’ll cut to the chase: I think Roy Moore did it. And I can predict what Moore supporters will say: “Of course you would believe that!” After all, I called for conservatives to repudiate Moore, the Alabama Republican candidate for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, before the ...

Casinos worth debate, but answers needed

Editorials

Gambling revenue has become the sugar daddy for government. It’s the new dollar generator that is supposed to take care of fiscal wounds. Certainly the state of Pennsylvania leans heavily on it. And the new budget deal allows up to 10 licenses for existing casino owners to bring ...

Blocking of full JFK files release prolongs agony

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President Trump found “So interesting!” some of the JFK files scheduled to be released to the National Archives several weeks ago — but apparently not interesting enough to permit the full release of some 30,000 documents that the Assassination Records Review Board had cleared for public ...

Scrooge Returns: ‘Tax the free-loaders’

Opinion

It's true that forty-seven percent of Americans pay no federal income taxes. Unfortunately, this truth has created a widespread myth that this fact somehow makes them free-loaders. Hardly, at least not according to the Internal Revenue Service. Here's what Paul Harvey would call "Page 2, The ...

Hillary and Bill Clinton: Houdini act is unparalleled

Opinion

How do they do it? I am not the first to compare the Clintons to Harry Houdini, the great magician and escape artist, but Bill and Hillary make him look like a rank amateur. No law seems to touch them. No regulation seems to control them. No prosecutor wants to take the risk of holding ...

Alabama’s Roy Moore loses badly in the ‘he said/she said’ argument

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Roy Moore’s reputation depends on denying that he dated teenage girls as a grown man, and yet he can’t quite bring himself to do it. The Alabama Republican’s campaign for the Senate has been rocked by allegations of sexual improprieties with underage girls. While he’s denied the worst ...