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If it Happened There: How would we cover Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy if it were in another country?

<i>The latest installment of a</i> <i>continuing series</i> <i>in which American events are d</i><i>escribed using the tropes and tone normally employed by the American media</i> …

The True Opponents of Immigration Reform

Too many special interests profit from the present mess.<p>Solving the illegal-immigration problem should not be hard. No one knows how many foreign …

The Rule of the Lawless

Armed federal agents defend turtle habitat but fail to secure our national borders.<p>Deserts always feel like my natural habitat, and I am very fond of …

New Spotlight on North Korea’s Horrors

A U.N report exposes gulags and systematic torture going back decades.<p>This week, Australian justice Michael Kirby, who led the U.N. Commission of …

Who Shrank the Deficit?

Thank the tea partiers — and John Boehner.<p>A budget deficit of nearly half a trillion dollars is hardly something to cheer about, but the big decline …

School vouchers put kids’ needs first

For many years I opposed school vouchers, also known as opportunity scholarships. Now I strongly support legislative efforts in Tennessee to give …

Statistical Frauds of the Left

Liberals’ “war on women” consists of talking points to excite the gullible.<p>The “war on women” political slogan is in fact a war against common …

First, Stop the Train

Conservatives need to stop squabbling.<p>Imagine a situation in which an earthquake destroys a suspension bridge over a deep canyon.<p>A passenger train is …

The Meltdown of the Obama Genderhawks

They protest male/female imbalances everywhere except in their own workplace.<p>I have created a new species designation for female Democrats who play …

Jeb’s Gibberish

Sure, some illegal immigrants are acting out of love. So what?<p>You’d think that someone who put his name on a book about immigration would at least …

Putin 2016?

If my friend Nick Gillespie of <i>Reason</i> magazine still hasn’t taken to heart the gospel of pessimism, I’d like to direct his attention to a recent poll …

Regulations Crush Hopes of Cancer Patient

Right-to-try laws challenge FDA's bottleneck on a promising treatment.<p>‘I met my wife in sixth grade,” says Keith Knapp, age 24. “She transferred to …

The First Amendment Wins

In today’s <i>McCutcheon</i> ruling, the Supreme Court struck down limits on the number of political campaigns to which Americans may make the maximum legal …

Professors as Petty Tyrants

What passes for education today doesn’t inspire confidence in the modern university.<p>The mother of the 16-year-old pro-life demonstrator who suffered …

Happy Border Control Day!

On Cesar Chavez’s birthday, a reminder that he was a fierce opponent of illegal immigration<p>Today is Cesar Chavez’s birthday, celebrated as a state …

Gay by Genes or by Choice?

Even asking the question in public stirs up a hornets’ nest.<p>Are gay people “born that way” or is it “a choice”? Who gives a damn?<p>Alas, even asking …

Inside the Koch-Funded Ads Giving Dems Fits

A years-long campaign is bearing fruit.<p>In one of the ads Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has put on the air this year, a thirtysomething actress …

Untruthful and Untrustworthy Government

The massaging of critical data undermines our society.<p>Transparency and truth are the fuels that run sophisticated civilizations. Without them, the …

It’s Not about Creationism

Vouchers are about rescuing underprivileged children, not about funding religious education.<p>Eric Meikle, project director at the National Center for …

Democratic Corruption

Are they outing it all now, months before the midterms?<p>Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: As with the Obamacare monstrosity, …

Obamacare’s Dependency Agenda

A Pennsylvania widow resists being pushed into welfare.<p>Helen lives in Pennsylvania. Her experience with Obamacare has left her so humiliated that she …

A More Serious Poverty Debate

We need one.<p>This is a time of great promise — and great peril — for low-income Americans. On the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, we are once …

Loud + Weak = War

China and Russia are no more impressed with empty bluster today than Japan was in 1941.<p>The Roosevelt administration once talked loudly of pivoting to …

Push the Keyboard Away

If you haven’t seen it, John Hinderaker at <i>Powerline</i> has a devastating fact-check on a shabby piece in the <i>Washington Post</i> today on the Koch Brothers. …

A Win-Win Sanction

It’s past time for the nation that won the space race to get back in the business.<p>Crimea has been annexed, and the Kremlin isn’t impressed by meager …