National Commentary

Healthy economic growth is our missing ingredient

Unemployment Benefits

This year's Republican presidential race has generated an unusual number of unusually bad ideas...

National Commentary

What would the Founding Fathers say about assault weapons?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has struck down Maryland's law regulating assault weapons, creating a split with the 2nd Circuit, which upheld similar laws in New York and Connecticut. That split could, and probably should, lead the U.S. Supreme Court to take up and decide the issue....


Opinion

New Hampshire spanks the elites

WASHINGTON — The conservatism that has dominated the Republican Party for decades is in crisis. Capitalism has lost its allure among a large swath of young Americans. And the Clinton and Bush brands are yesterday's products in desperate need of renovation. These are, admittedly, large...


National Commentary

Bernie Sanders is no revolutionary

For a guy running against the establishment, Bernie Sanders sure seems to crave its approval. In New Hampshire last week, the Democratic presidential candidate put out an ad touting his endorsements that gave the false impression that two local newspapers — the Nashua Telegraph and the Valley...


National Commentary

Social Security is a fraud and it's bankrupting the country

During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that can win votes. One of these words is


National Commentary

For some GOP candidates, the trick is knowing when to quit

We do not know whether Saturday's Republican debate will change the direction of the New Hampshire race. We do not know if the polls (any of them) are accurate. What we do know is that Tuesday night there will be a bunch of candidates who finish out of the top three spots. Those may include some or...


National Commentary

Remaining Oregon occupiers reduced to pranky stunts, taunting FBI

More than five weeks after armed men seized an Oregon wildlife refuge, leading to a deadly standoff and a dozen arrests, the occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge continues. And it's getting weird. In a video posted online Sunday, one of the four remaining occupiers films himself doing...


National Commentary

Send your kids to the best school possible

CHICAGO — A couple of first-generation college grads recently wrote to


National Commentary

Healthy economic growth is our missing ingredient

This year's Republican presidential race has generated an unusual number of unusually bad ideas — Donald Trump on Muslims, Ted Cruz on carpet bombing, Marco Rubio on male footwear. It has also has produced one of the best: Jeb Bush's 4 percent plan. No, that wasn't his desired share of the...


National Commentary

The Republican 'establishment' nonsense

WASHINGTON — The reigning idiocy of the current political season is the incessant tossing around of


National Commentary

Clinton attacks on Wall Street ring hollow

The following editorial appeared Feb. 5 on Bloomberg View: It's nice work if you can get it: In 2013, after stepping down as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton earned $9.7 million in speaking fees — a lot of it from banks and investment firms, including $675,000 for three speeches to Goldman...


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