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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

Ocasio-Cortez could learn a thing or two about socialism from Trump

WASHINGTON - For three months in 1917, Leon Trotsky lived in the Bronx, just south of the congressional district where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently defeated a 10-term incumbent in a Democratic primary. Because she calls herself a democratic … more

Trump using tariffs to advance a radical free-trade agenda

WASHINGTON - Give President Trump credit. When he chastised NATO allies over their failure to spend adequately on our common defense, his critics said he was endangering the Atlantic alliance. Instead, his tough stance persuaded allies to spend … more

More support for local journalism is needed now

The tragic loss of five journalists rips at the very core of our democracy. Journalists are parts of the fabric holding our country together. They report on elected officials — holding those … more

More support for local journalism is needed now

The tragic loss of five journalists rips at the very core of our democracy. Journalists are parts of the fabric holding our country together. They report on elected officials - holding those people accountable. They cover diverse communities that … 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

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

Can we trust the experts?

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers predicted that if Donald Trump were elected, there would be a protracted recession within 18 months. Heeding its experts, a month before the election, The Washington Post ran an editorial with the headline "A … more

Is Putin's Russia an 'evil empire'?

"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce," a saying attributed to Karl Marx, comes to mind in this time of Trump. To those of us raised in the Truman era, when the Red Army was imposing its bloody Bolshevik rule on half of Europe … more

It's time to junk racial quotas in higher education

"It's time for enlightened America to hit reset on affirmative action once and for all," writes Columbia University linguistics professor John McWhorter in The American Interest. By affirmative action, of course, he means the racial quotas and … more

Trump stands his ground on Putin

"Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." Under the Constitution, these are the offenses for which presidents can be impeached. And to hear our elites, Donald Trump is guilty of them all. Trump's refusal to challenge … more

Trump can shut down his Russia critics by using one bold move

WASHINGTON - If President Trump wants to shut down the critics of his performance this week in Helsinki and strengthen U.S. national security, he can do so with one bold move: Announce he is moving out most U.S. forces currently stationed in Germany … more

Why the Founders feared foreign influence in American politics

On Monday, President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin - then promptly sided with him. The meeting marked the culmination of two years of growing concern about Russian interference in the 2016 election and mounting fears that … more
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