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Ann Coulter, Berkeley and the shuttering of free speech

After a contentious and very public back-and-forth about speaking at Berkeley, conservative firebrand Ann Coulter announced her planned Thursday speech at Berkeley was canceled, after all. Another ding to freedom of speech; another win for the...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Government to the rescue

It is fair to conclude that the political left regards all matters as the domain of government — an “enlightened” government run by them. Family, faith and freedom are seen as threats to government control, and thus must be...

Government shutdown can still be avoided

We are looking at another potential federal government shutdown this week. The high drama over passing a budget, passing spending bills under regular order, and the lifting of the debt ceiling has gone on for far too many years. Congress and...

Sanctuary cities ruling a despicable sign of lawless times

My, how far we’ve come. Used to be a time when the Constitution was the country’s rule of law, the Bible and its Judeo-Christian principles, the national moral compass. Now? That prize goes to the ones with the loudest mouths, deepest...

Obamacare repeal must be made top priority

Republicans should take a lesson from Democrats. During President Obama’s battle to enact Obamacare, his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, famously said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. What I mean by that is an opportunity...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No freedom on liberal campuses

“Wellesley students advocate hostility on campuses to silence conservative ‘hate speech'” (Web, April 20) exposes the eerily Orwellian nature of the events unfolding in our institutions of “higher learning.” At...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: GOP, speak up on costs

The Republican Party is failing to articulate key facts, primarily financial, affecting proposed and operative major legislation. This is akin to a bank failing to inform a customer that a credit card has been maxed out. For example, interest...

The president's ongoing challenges

The Trump administration is still in the throes of getting its foreign policy act together, expressing conflicting messages on Russia, Syria and other troubles abroad as it nears the 100th day of his presidency. In domestic matters, Obamacare...

EDITORIAL: Cooking Turkey's goose

Turkey has been bumping along on the ragged margins of democracy for years. With this week’s slim approval of a governmental reform referendum, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has proclaimed that the nation can “change gears and continue...

Puerto Rico post-bailout economy must stick to Congress' deal

Congress wisely declined to bail out Puerto Rico when its leaders turned to Washington with hat in hand for help with its $70 billion debt. Instead, they created an oversight board to compel the island commonwealth to solve its self-inflicted...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Give states back their land

In his otherwise excellent article on federal land grabs (“A monumental issue in Maine,” B3, April 17), Robert Knight fails to mention why Washington is able to get away with this. Article I, Section 8, clause 17 of the Constitution...

France's Marine Le Pen warns: 'Behind mass immigration, there is terrorism'

France’s presidential hopeful, Marine Le Pen, called for a halt to immigration, saying in the lead-up to the first round of elections that all the refugees running across the border are decimating the country’s culture. It’s...

The Islam clash in America

The arrest and charge of an Indian woman, Jumana Fakhruddin Nagarwala, for performing female genital mutilation on two young girls in Michigan, brings front and center the question of whether certain religions are compatible with America’s...

Credit card debt enslaving the American consumer

The Federal Reserve released data earlier this month showing that Americans owe more than $1 trillion in debt on their credit cards, up 6.2 percent from a year ago. And headlines from various media outlets suggest rising interest rates are to...

EDITORIAL: Guns are big, but football's bigger

Guns are big in Arkansas, but hogs and football can be bigger. The National Rifle Association took on the Razorbacks of the University of Arkansas over a law that would have enabled fans to take their guns to the game, and the Razorbacks won. The...
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Second Amendment protects the assault rifles

For decades the federal judiciary has been trying to interpret the Second Amendment out of the Constitution. It is, as Sanford Levinson has termed it, an “embarrassment” to an elite class of legal scholars that finds firearms to...
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EDITORIAL: The unfriendly skies

One man’s misery can be another man’s meat, and business-school students looking for a lesson in how not to turn a manageable crisis into an uncontrolled public-relations catastrophe will owe United Airlines a debt for years to come. United...
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MIT Press publishes 'Communism for Kids,' the book

Oh, how nice, leave it to the intellectuals to once again, make lemons out of lemonade — freedom out of Communism. MIT Press, that supposed bastion of scientific thought, the place where the brainiacs flock and fly — meaning, this...
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Woodrow Wilson legacy tainted by racism, attacks on Constitution

As a college undergraduate some decades ago, I was assigned an essay on the three most evil men of the 20th century. Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong were obvious choices, and most of my fellow students chose from that...
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Pew: 61 percent arrests by feds for 'non-U.S. citizens' crime

Half of the 165,265 arrests made by federal law enforcement agents in fiscal 2014 were for immigration-tied offenses. Sixty-one percent of the arrests made by feds this same year involved “non-U.S. citizens,” according to a new Pew...
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EDITORIAL: Nine again

Neil Gorsuch is finally safe as a justice of the United States Supreme Court, survivor of a cheap campaign to impugn his character and his knowledge and devotion to the Constitution and the law. The justices number nine again, and Donald Trump...
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Health care fix under Trump still not a perfect idea

There are two ways to achieve success. The best way is to make the right choice. A second way is to avoid the wrong choice. Washington avoided disaster by withdrawing the hastily constructed, ill-conceived American Health Care Act (AHCA). One...
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Government shutdown can be headed off with right budget

Each year legislators sharpen their knives, consider key constituent needs and meet to pass a budget. This year isn’t very different except that when the Republicans could not unify to replace Obamacare, unexpected questions about the...