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Trump is threatening to repeat Obama's mistakes

WASHINGTON - During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump excoriated President Barack Obama for "the way he got out of Iraq," which Trump said "was the founding of" the Islamic State. As president, Trump reiterated during a meeting with Iraq's prime … more

What George Wallace and Jerry Brown have in common

Who knows where George Wallace went after he left this life, but wherever he is, he must be smiling. He and the other segregationist governors of the Old South didn't want the federal government telling them how to live their lives. On June 11, … more

Genetics undercutting case for racial quotas

"I am worried," writes Harvard geneticist David Reich in The New York Times, "that well-meaning people who deny the possibility of substantial biological differences among human populations are digging themselves into an indefensible position, one … more

Trump tried going big on DACA. Now he should go small.

WASHINGTON - President Trump's tweet promising "NO MORE DACA DEAL" was an Easter gift to Democrats, letting them off the hook for their failure to seriously negotiate an immigration agreement. Rather than pulling the plug on any Deferred Action for … more

50 years later, carrying Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy forward

Editor's note: This editorial originally ran in the Wednesday edition of The Post and Courier. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life - longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's … more

How Trump's presidency will be judged

On many issues - naming Scalia-like judges and backing Reagan-like tax cuts - President Trump is a conventional Republican. Where he was exceptional in 2016, where he stood out starkly from his GOP rivals, where he won decisive states like … more

Discrimination and Disparities

I don't mind saying that this column represents a grossly understated review of "Discrimination and Disparities," just published by my longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell. In less than 200 pages, Sowell lays waste to myth after myth not … more

Does the pope believe in hell?

"Pope Declares No Hell?" So ran the riveting headline on the Drudge Report of Holy Thursday. Drudge quoted this exchange, published in La Repubblica, between Pope Francis and his atheist friend, journalist Eugenio Scalfari. Scalfari: "What … more

If Sen. Warren is a Native American, then I'm Chinese

It's not exactly breaking news that Donald Trump can be petty. That he can be needlessly vindictive. That he can sound like a kid in fifth grade when he puts down opponents with dopey, demeaning names like Crazy Bernie (Sanders) and Jeff Flakey and … more

Nothing wrong with a census question about citizenship

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is being sued over its plans to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census, which California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) says "is not just a bad idea - it is illegal." No, it's not. There … more

Our time-tested parties are not about to fall apart

Some days, the Republican Party seems on the verge of splitting up. Its congressional majorities couldn't produce a health care bill and passed an omnibus spending bill its president regretted signing. Prominent never-Trumpers call for the creation … more

Is Trump assembling a war cabinet for an attack on Iran?

The last man standing between the U.S. and war with Iran may be a four-star general affectionately known to his Marines as "Mad Dog." Gen. James Mattis, the secretary of defense, appears to be the last man in the Situation Room who believes the … more

It's not the job of Cabinet officials to be a 'check' on Trump

WASHINGTON - In the wake of President Trump's decision to appoint John Bolton as his national security adviser and Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, a consistent criticism has emerged: Trump will no longer have any "adult" supervision in the … more
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