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A middle course on foreign policy

August 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — With metronomic regularity, there is a choreographed minuet of carnage. Israel is attacked. Israel defends itself. more »»

No need to fight the power

August 2, 2014 At one time — during the 1920s and 1930s when progressives pushed hard for rural electrification — American liberals understood the importance of reasonably priced power to quality of life. No mor. more »»

Lois Lowry’s ‘The Giver’ a portent of what might be?

August 2, 2014 With his approval numbers sinking to 39 percent a week ago, according to the Gallup tracking poll, President Obama isn’t alone in having a bad summer. So is Hollywood. more »»

Healthy profits?

August 2, 2014 I’m the underachiever in my family. My parents also produced Harvard Medical School research director Thomas Stossel. Mom called him the one who had “a real job. more »»

Is the president incompetent or lawless?

August 2, 2014 It has been well established under the Constitution and throughout our history that the president’s job as the chief federal law enforcement officer permits him to put his ideological stamp on the... more »»

Illnesses are the most pressing issue

August 1, 2014 Veterans of coal mining and their families understand all too well that what makes headlines — accidents such as explosions — constitutes a lesser peril than black lung disease. more »»

Want a real anti-poverty plan? Stop amnesty!

August 1, 2014 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. more »»

The blackout of Obama foreign policy critics

August 1, 2014 During the George W. Bush years, network news airtime was loaded with criticism of Bush for every foreign policy development. more »»

A GOP ultimatum to Vlad: A new Cold War

August 1, 2014 With the party united, the odds are now at least even that the GOP will not only hold the House but also capture the Senate in November. more »»

Gibson should get six months

July 31, 2014 Six months. That is how long Congress should give Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson to make progress in providing better health care service for veterans. more »»

What scares Americans about the child migrants

July 31, 2014 The numbers are small for a large country like this, but the alarm is big over the influx of Central American children coming over the southern border. more »»

UN a club in need of higher standards

July 31, 2014 As legend has it, Groucho Marx sent the Friars Club a telegram that read, “Please accept my resignation. I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member. more »»

Delphi workers Obama robbed still fighting

July 31, 2014 The White House pretended to champion American workers this week with gimmicky initiatives on federal job training and “workplace innovation. more »»

Coal is bad, but killing whales is good?

July 30, 2014 When news contains complaints from corporate entities that government restrictions on their activities are not based in scientific fact, are unnecessarily expensive, could force companies to stop... more »»

Kerry’s belief in himself quaint

July 30, 2014 If an Israeli high-level official were caught on a hot mic candidly commenting on Secretary of State John Kerry’s ill-fated act of Israel-Hamas peacemaking, he might call it “a hell of a diplomatic... more »»

Cease the cease-fires

July 30, 2014 Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East — Arab and Israeli alike — were among the nicest looking little children I had seen anywhere. more »»

Abandonment of visions accounts for many problems today

July 30, 2014 While reading the first chapter of Jason Riley’s new book, “Please Stop Helping Us,” I thought about Will Rogers’ Prohibition-era observation that “Oklahomans vote dry as long as they can stagger t... more »»

The buck stops here

July 29, 2014 Public school teachers and administrators sometimes grow frustrated at demands politicians put on them. No wonder. more »»

Guns in the workplace, not for pro-gun politicians

July 29, 2014 Its official title is the “Safe Carry Protection Act,” and when it was signed by Georgia’s Republican Gov. more »»

Me Inc. offers plenty of dividends

July 29, 2014 WASHINGTON — “Checked the tax code,” wrote a friend who’s engaged to a woman from a low-tax country. more »»

 
 

 

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