Unlike abortion issue, same-sex divisions won't linger

The implication is clear: Same-sex marriages are unlikely to produce anything like the social divisions associated with abortion.

Hillary Clinton and Eleanor Roosevelt? There is no comparison

Mrs. Roosevelt was a warm and generous personality. She craved an anonymity that allowed her unfettered contact with the world. None of that describes Hillary Clinton.

Old-time economics would better serve Europe

The point is that it’s wrong to claim, as many do, that policy failed because economic theory didn’t provide the guidance policymakers needed. In reality, theory provided excellent guidance, if only policymakers had been willing to...

Presidential election unlike any since Civil War

The campaign for president will play out over the next two years, but anyone paying attention should know already what this is about and which party to choose.


Focus on violent criminals and rehabilitation

Rather than being soft on crime, these alternative approaches can lower crime and the cost of government, which is why nationally it is receiving...

Vast federal government waste

Spotlighting waste is the first step toward eliminating it.

GOP Senate drought will likely continue

Chances are the Republicans’ 21st century losing streak will continue in 2016 regardless of their choice as nominee


Cops, courts, prosecutors align to promote secrecy

The police can now withhold anything beyond the name, address, date, time and charges.

The drone wars, strikes against morality

Some degree of collateral human damage should be considered the rule, not the exception.

Obama's Nixon doctrine: the anointing of Iran

The only problem with Obama’s version of the Nixon doctrine is that Iran today is not the Westernized, secular, pro-American regional power it...