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Supporting diplomacy but opposing Trump’s summit

At long last, the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un was held in Singapore.

June 19, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists


Why Fox News is number one

You wonder why Fox News is number one in cable?

June 19, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Should college freshmen pick their own roommates?

According to the Washington Post, at some universities, nearly 50 percent of first-year students have already screened and selected a roommate before moving into a dorm.

June 18, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Democrat net neutrality plan is really about raising taxes

The 2015 Obama FCC order reducing the Internet to a regulated public utility under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act was marketed as protecting net neutrality - even though the DC Circuit Court of Appeals expressly held that any ISP that blocked or filtered web traffic would be completely exempt from the rules. The apocalyptic claims from the left that the repeal of Title II - which took effect on June 11 - would herald the end of net neutrality and the destruction of the Internet are therefore obviously absurd hyperbole. Especially considering that we have simply returned to the same regulatory ...

June 18, 2018 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


The incredible power of Fathers

My 84-year-old father still asks me why I did it.

June 16, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Grizzly bears in our oldest national park are not safe

"The National Parks do not suffice as a means of perpetuating the larger carnivores; witness the precarious status of the grizzly bear." These words were published in 1949 in Aldo Leopold's "A Sand County ALMANAC," which influenced the modern environmental movement. Seventy years later, the insight remains true.

June 16, 2018 | Maria Fotopoulos | Columnists


Flying American Airlines? Be prepared to hold it

Members of any airline frequent flyer club have seen the benefits of membership gradually erode under the relentless assault of airline bean-counters. The yearly mileage necessary to qualify for even the lowest membership level has increased dramatically over the years.

June 14, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


With friends like us, who needs enemies?

During WWII, when the communist government of Joseph Stalin joined the United States and Great Britain in their battle against Nazi Germany, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill observed, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend."

June 14, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists


Skilled trades beat degree debt

When I was a 19-year-old college sophomore in 1982, my father gave me advice that makes even more sense for 19-year-olds today.

June 13, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


A chance to save California?

California's crazy "jungle" primary elections came to a blessed end on Tuesday.

June 13, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Tragic celebrity suicides should be a reminder to listen

When I heard my brother Jonathan had taken his own life, my first thought, unfiltered through the sieve of reason, was: "Why the hell did he do this to me, to my mother, to us?"

June 12, 2018 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


Many unhappy returns

Domino's offers to "insure" your purchase in the event your car is crushed by a tree and you slip on an icy sidewalk causing the pizza you are holding to land in a snow bank. It's either the dumbest marketing scheme ever hatched or the most brilliant.

June 12, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Border separations are simply immoral

Is it necessary, in the year 2018, to write that it is wrong for any country - let alone the United States of America - to forcefully separate parents from their children?

June 11, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists


Democrats might have reason to worry about November

When writer, commentator, polemicist, talk show host and National Review magazine editor William F. Buckley ran for mayor of New York City in 1965, a reporter asked what his first act would be if elected.

June 11, 2018 | Carl Golden | Columnists


Bush Sr. reminisces about his College World Series days

For the next three weeks, baseball fans will have a chance to see the game played the way it should be. The NCAA's best college nines, well-schooled in fundamental baseball, will display their talent in Omaha at the annual College World Series.

June 09, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


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The Maryland muddle

When rational thinking fails or is simply ignored, conflation often takes over. It is, by definition, the merging of two or more different sets of ...

July 07, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists


America’s Netflixation

For the past couple of years, I've put in my recommended thirty minutes of rigorous near-death exertion per day by watching Netflix while pedaling ...

July 05, 2018 | Jase Graves | Columnists


It’s time for Nancy Pelosi to go

Will Nancy Pelosi continue to make the House her home for much longer? Two recent events give one pause for thought.

July 05, 2018 | Blair Bess | Columnists


Embracing violence is not what our politics needs

The Democratic Party wants you to be so angry that you are embracing violence and ostracizing everyone who disagrees with your views.

July 04, 2018 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


The day wartime London stopped to watch Yanks play baseball

Exactly 100 years ago in World War I England, a baseball game like no other before or since was played.

July 04, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Dear Sgt. Hosbrook

Dear Sgt. Hosbrook, though you are my ancestor, I thought it only fitting and proper to address you by your rank and title in that ...

July 03, 2018 | James F. Burns | Columnists


Illuminating independence

"Burgers on the grill, great discounts at retail stores and amazing fireworks - that's why I love the Fourth of July!"

July 03, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The crying kids game

I understand why the national media is so obsessed over the story of children of illegal immigrants being separated from their parents at the Mexican ...

July 02, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Cold Civil War may be heating up

Recent developments on the restaurant front are going to put a dent into 'date night' plans for Kellyanne Conway and her husband. If Sarah Huckabee ...

July 02, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


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