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Our national debt just hit $22 trillion. Will Congress finally take it seriously?

Opinion 02/13/19, 20:18

Wow. $22 trillion. Let that huge number sink in. It’s the gross national debt reported Monday by the Treasury Department. The question is, now that we have crossed this inauspicious threshold, will Congress finally get serious about changing the nation’s budget course? For years, the Congressional Budget Office has warned that America’s growing debt ...

The truth about border walls’ effectiveness

Opinion 02/10/19, 20:19

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not to his own facts.” That pithy observation is attributed to the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who served in the Senate from 1977 to 2001. The final two years of Moynihan’s stint in the Senate overlapped the first two years of that of his ...

There’s nothing new about the Green New Deal

Opinion 02/08/19, 05:38

Democrats unveiled their latest version of the Green New Deal on Thursday, but despite some concessions to reality, this version is still little more than socialism masked as environmental policy. It’s a modern rehash of the original New Deal of the 1930s, which, despite its success in increasing the size of government and distending the Constitution, ...

Democrats’ radical push on abortion will backfire

Opinion 02/05/19, 10:48

In a frenzy to expand abortion access, several states have recently passed or proposed laws to legalize abortion up until birth. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law that legalizes abortion even after the unborn child is viable as long as the abortionist makes a “reasonable and good-faith judgement” ...

Waking up to Huawei

Opinion 02/01/19, 14:41

Huawei, a Chinese company recently making news, manufactures cell phones and other telecommunication equipment, and national governments across the globe are waking up to what this really means. Huawei can enable, through its technology, the pilfering of industrial secrets, state secrets, and even your personal secrets. Paranoia? Hyperbole? Fantasy? Not at all, ...

7 topics Trump should address in the State of the Union

Opinion 01/31/19, 21:11

President Donald Trump will finally deliver his State of the Union address this Tuesday. Americans can certainly expect Trump to advocate border security, including a wall or fence—and he’ll no doubt tout the terrific success of the economy during his tenure. But there’s also plenty more the president should address ...

After Republican objects, Democrats keep ‘so help me God’ in committee oath

Opinion 01/31/19, 20:33

Just 28 days ago, Nancy Pelosi claimed the speaker’s gavel and promised that her House would be “bipartisan and unifying.” What have we seen since? House Democrats are pushing to open the floodgates of millions of taxpayer dollars to pay for elective abortions—even as Pelosi insists that she can’t offer more than a dollar to ...

How Bible literacy classes could help heal our bitter divisions

Opinion 01/30/19, 07:24

Any good teacher of history knows that you don’t just stick with the textbook. To really understand an event like the Battle of Gettysburg or Martin Luther King’s March on Washington, you have to read the primary sources—the speeches, handwritten letters, and firsthand accounts of the people who were there. Otherwise, all ...

3 takeaways from the shutdown regarding America’s National Parks

Opinion 01/26/19, 11:44

Immediately after the partial federal government shutdown started, media outlets pointed to the damage the closure has inflicted on America’s national parks. From overflowing trash and toilets to the cutting down of protected trees, there are obvious challenges to managing huge parks with skeleton staffs.   After a shutdown that lasted more than ...

Trump’s State of the Union options

Opinion 01/22/19, 07:02

Opinion House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has given President Donald Trump an opportunity to change the dynamic of the State of the Union address, an event that has become predictable and often boring. It has featured members of Congress popping up and down like whack-a-moles, interrupting the president with applause if they ...

The full story about the Kentucky boys in MAGA hats emerges

Opinion 01/21/19, 16:29

Opinion We watched the original video of the young white Kentucky boys decked out in Make America Great Again gear mocking an old Native American man and, to say the least, we were disappointed. The teens were in the nation’s capital for the March for Life. The Native American man, 64-year-old Nathan Phillips, was ...

Border walls have a long tradition

Opinion 01/18/19, 16:51

OPINION Border walls have a history of thousands of years, at least as far back as the Great Wall of China. Numerous countries have constructed border walls to protect the people and defend the nation. President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S. southern border aligns with the ...

New Missile Defense Review is a well-considered response to a changing global threat landscape

Opinion 01/17/19, 21:02

Amid reports that Russia is developing new cruise and ballistic missiles—including one that violates the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty—and assessments that North Korea now has a missile that can reach the United States, President Donald Trump visited the Pentagon on Thursday to release a report on America’s preparedness to combat global missile threats, the ...

The left’s extremism will continue to drive support for Trump

Opinion 01/17/19, 20:53

Opinion What are Donald Trump’s chances for re-election in 2020? If history is any guide, pretty good. In early 1994, Bill Clinton’s approval rating after two years in office hovered around a dismal 40 percent. The first midterm elections of the Clinton presidency were an utter disaster. A new generation of younger, more conservative ...

Pelosi’s petulance is wearing thin

Opinion 01/17/19, 20:44

Opinion We expected all sorts of fits and furies when Democrats took control of the House, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unprecedented threat to disinvite President Donald Trump to the State of the Union sets the bar surprisingly low.  And it makes Trump’s cancellation of her overseas trip all the more sweet. On Wednesday, citing disingenuous security concerns, ...

The Left, the Wall, and the Truth

Opinion 01/16/19, 10:53

Opinion Democrats and others on the left offer three reasons for their opposition to building a wall on America’s southern border. A wall is ineffective. A wall is too expensive. A wall is immoral. Each one is false, so false as to constitute lies. So, the only question is: Do Democrats and others on the ...

Most young adults disagree with Democrats on abortion

Opinion 01/15/19, 17:40

The Democrats’ national platform doesn’t just lack common decency when it comes to unborn life—it lacks common ground. For the last three years, the party of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton has been fighting to do away with consensus limits on abortion—and based on the latest polling, that isn’t exactly ...