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Supreme Court's 'Bartleby' decision

"I would prefer not to." That was the invariable reply of the title character of Herman Melville's 1853 story "Bartleby, the Scrivener," when asked by his employer to perform a task. It's also a phrase you might use to describe the opinion of the … more

On immigration, Democrats give Trump the upper hand - again

WASHINGTON - Democrats just can't help themselves. They were winning the battle over family separations at the southern border. Americans of all political persuasions were horrified by the images of children in cages separated from their parents. … more

How the unhinged left is helping Donald Trump

If progressives hate Donald Trump so much, why are they trying so hard to get him re-elected? They may believe, with justification, that Donald Trump is vulgar and mean-spirited. They may think he acts more like a bully in middle school than a … more

Diversity and inclusion harm, part II

My column a fortnight ago, titled "Diversity and Inclusion Harm," focused on the dumbing down of science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula to achieve a more pleasing mixture of participants in terms of race and sex. Heather Mac … more

I lost because I wasn't Trump enough. All Republicans should be worrying.

They say elections have consequences, and if this is so, we should all be concerned over the recent primary along the coast of South Carolina. I know it well. I lost. I've been involved in politics for a long time in my state and have run and won … more

Has the West the will to survive an existential crisis?

"If you're ... pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you're strong, then you don't have any heart, that's a tough dilemma. ... I'd rather be strong." So said President Donald Trump, on issuing his … more

Krauthammer, a diagnostician of public discontents

WASHINGTON - When he was asked how to become a columnist, Charles Krauthammer would say, with characteristic drollery, "First, you go to medical school." He did, with psychiatry as his specialty because, he said with characteristic felicity, it … more

The Southern Poverty Law Center has lost all credibility

WASHINGTON - After years of smearing good people with false charges of bigotry, the Southern Poverty Law Center has finally been held to account. A former Islamic radical named Maajid Nawaz sued the center for including him in its bogus "Field Guide … more

Winning the trade war with Chinese

The current stock market selloff is a key part of a test of wills between Beijing and Washington that President Donald Trump must win. And we must support him while he battles. The fact is that according to 2017 data the U.S. sells the Chinese … more

Treatments exist for people struggling with suicidal thoughts

Several celebrity suicides and a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report showing suicide rates increasing by 30 percent over the past 20 years (38 percent in S.C.) are enough to make anyone sad. Why are so many people deciding to … more

But her emails? You're dang right her emails.

When the Justice Department inspector general's report revealed that former FBI director James B. Comey had used a personal email account to conduct official business, Hillary Clinton claimed vindication. "But my emails," she tweeted. Yes, Madam … more

Trump and the invasion of the West

"It is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart," says former first lady Laura Bush of the Trump administration policy of "zero tolerance," under which the children of illegal migrants are being detained apart from their … more

Blind to real problems of today's stats

For several decades, a few black scholars have been suggesting that the vision held by many black Americans is entirely wrong. Dr. Shelby Steele, a scholar at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, said: "Instead of admitting that racism has … more

Trump's historic gamble on Kim giving up nukes

President Donald Trump appears to belong to what might be called the Benjamin Disraeli school of diplomacy. The British prime minister once counseled, "Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a … more

Supreme Court's big blow against voter fraud will be game changer

The 5-4 Supreme Court decision upholding an Ohio law that uses "special procedures" to remove invalid voter registrations from the rolls is a huge victory for election integrity. It opens the door to curtailing drastically the too-frequent use of … more
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