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Walter E. Williams: Will the West Defend Itself?

 The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sometimes called ISIS or IS, is a Sunni extremist group that follows al-Qaida’s anti-West ideology and sees a holy war against the West as a religious duty. With regard to nonbelievers, the Quran commands, “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from […] Read More →

A Return To Republicanism?

Paul Jacob,   I’m a republican. You’re a republican. It used to be that most Democrats were also republicans. Today, I’m not even sure that most Republicans are republicans. But I’m hoping you are, whether you vote R or D or something else. Or don’t vote at all. This is not an essay in political latitudinarianism. […] Read More →

Twitter Parodies, Politicians and Police Raids

 For as long as there has been Twitter, there have been parody accounts. From Representative Paul Ryan to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to the pope, public figures often find themselves the subject of these impersonations. Most have come to accept them as an annoying but inevitable side effect of life in the public eye. And […] Read More →

How Far Away Can Skynet Be?

Derek Hunter  Remember the Terminator movies and the evil electronic overlords of Skynet – the computer system that became self-aware and launched the war against humans? We aren’t there…yet. But we are fast approaching the point where people simply aren’t necessary to conduct a significant amount of business and life. There won’t be a single […] Read More →

Thomas Sowell: Cheap Politicians

 The recent bribery convictions of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are only the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of convictions of government officials. A little item on the Internet featured government officials in prison, either currently or in recent times. Among them were a mayor of New Orleans, a mayor of […] Read More →

An ‘LBJ law’ for Kentucky?

Jeff Jacoby,   “My policy on cake,” the ebullient Tory mayor of London, Boris Johnson, once remarked, “is pro having it and pro eating it.” Rand Paul, the Kentucky senator and potential GOP presidential aspirant, has hopes of embracing a similar policy on running for office. Kentuckians, to their credit, aren’t buying it. Paul was elected […] Read More →

Scarlett Johansson: Planned Parenthood’s Biggest Cheerleader

Cortney O’Brien,  Scarlett Johansson may be known as the butt-kicking Black Widow in the “Avengers” franchise, but in real life her recurring role is less-than-heroic. Just call her Planned Parenthood’s biggest cheerleader. The Hollywood starlet is the enthusiastic new face of Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s new advertising campaign. Their latest project, which comes on the heels of the […] Read More →

15 Things I Hate About Politics

John Hawkins 1) That American politicians have stopped asking the most basic questions about good governance. Does this program work at all or does it just sound good? Does this benefit the people that are paying for it? Would people choose to pay for this? For many Americans, government seems to mostly be about taking […] Read More →

Thomas Sowell: Attacking Achievement

 New York’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, like so many others who call themselves “progressive,” is gung-ho to solve social problems. In fact, he is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn’t exist, even though there are plenty of other educational problems that definitely do exist. The non-existent problem is the use […] Read More →

Israel, Trapped by Nationalism

 Globalization has made economies more open and interdependent, and national boundaries more porous. But 19th-century notions of exclusive sovereignty and territorial nationalism persist, nowhere more so than in the bloody Middle East. Israelis are right to claim that their country is unfairly singled out for acts of self-defense, such as the most recent invasion of […] Read More →

Michelle Malkin: Want a Real Anti-Poverty Plan? Stop Amnesty!

 It is now all the fashionable rage in Washington, D.C., to proclaim solidarity with America’s working poor in front of the cameras — while stabbing them in the back behind closed doors. Privileged Illinois Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and others have taken to Twitter, posting photos of themselves eating tuna sandwiches and buying Ramen noodles […] Read More →