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Keeping weapons out of newspaper buildings is crucial

For many years, I have advocated that newspapers implement measures to keep strangers out of newsrooms. My initial advocacy was provoked by my observations around the state that many newsrooms seemed to allow anyone off the street to walk … more

Catholic Church needs #MeToo, and it should start in Washington

WASHINGTON - Pope Francis' letter to the Catholic faithful this week was remarkable in that the Holy Father apologized not only for the sexual abuses carried out by Roman Catholic priests, but also for the coverup of that abuse carried out by Roman … more

Bad men but good presidents

With the continuing hysteria about Donald Trump's presidency, a few questions come to mind. The first: Can a bad man become a good president? The second: Does one's being a good man guarantee he'll be a good president? Third: Does having a good … more

Are globalists plotting a counter-revolution?

On meeting with the EU's Jean-Claude Juncker last month, Donald Trump tweeted: "Both the U.S. and the E.U. drop all Tariffs, Barriers and Subsidies! That would finally be Free Market and Fair Trade." Did Larry Kudlow somehow get access to Trump's … more

Free press, free people

Donald J. Trump is a bully and a thug. I could tell you he is a liar, but you and everyone else in America - even his Republican minions in Congress - know that already. Trump's political career began on the lie that Barack Obama was born in … more

Suddenly I understand how the Reformation happened

WASHINGTON - For the first time, I understand how the Reformation happened. Reading the stunning letter from Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano - in which the former papal nuncio says he had personally informed Pope Francis five years ago about the … more

Will trend of low birth rates be reversed?

Sometimes a society's values change sharply with almost no one noticing, much less anticipating the consequences. In 1968, according to a Gallup survey, 70 percent of American adults said that a family of three or more children was "ideal" - about … more

The hypocrisy of the Democratic Russia hawks

WASHINGTON - With his interference in the 2016 election, Russian President Vladimir Putin achieved something that none of his murderous Soviet predecessors were able to accomplish: He has turned Democrats into Russia hawks. A few months after the … more

In praise of the 'establishment'

On Constitution Day, we celebrate the creation of the Constitution of the United States, the blueprint for our American government. These days, it seems like we often take issue with those Americans who dedicate their lives to serving the … more

How abortion polarized America

"Here's my question," tweets legal scholar Jeffrey A. Sachs, obviously in response to the controversy over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "What is the alternative reality where Roe was never decided, levels of partisan polarization are … more

Protectionism proves that evidence is unpersuasive

WASHINGTON - If you are not collateral damage in the escalating trade wars, the bulletins from the wars' multiplying fronts are hilarious reading. You are collateral damage only if you are a manufacturer, farmer or consumer, so relax and enjoy the … more

Kavanaugh fights back at hearing

WASHINGTON - As the father of two daughters, I want them to live in a world where they are treated with respect and never experience sexual abuse - and if they ever do, they are taken seriously. As the father of two sons, I want them to live in a … more

Balance sheet of the forever war

"It is time for this war in Afghanistan to end," said Gen. John Nicholson in Kabul on his retirement Sunday after a fourth tour of duty and 31 months as commander of U.S. and NATO forces. Labor Day brought news that another U.S. serviceman had … more

In Texas, a Democratic template for national victory in 2020

HOUSTON - Nationally, the Democratic Party, which gave indispensable assistance ("Basket of deplorables"!) to the election of today's president, seems intent ("Impeach!"; "Abolish ICE!"; "Free stuff!", "I am Spartacus!") on a repeat performance. … more
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