National Commentary

National Commentary

The Clintons and 21st-century corruption

Since the Supreme Court cleared the way for unlimited independent political expenditures by individuals, unions and corporations, there has been a fierce debate...


National Commentary

A threat to police impunity

Supreme Court cases have a way of changing American society far beyond the intentions and expectations of the litigants who start them — or even the justices...


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Lacking faith in an atheist president

My daughter announced from the backseat that she hoped Hillary Rodham Clinton wouldn’t win. “Why?” “Because I want to be the first woman...


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Why Baltimore burned

Liberals have been the biggest losers in the Baltimore Blame Game. For a week they've been saying a lot of stupid things about the cause of the riots in Baltimore....


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Brady may pay for Deflategate, Patriots won't

The “-gate” suffix denoting public scandals is wildly overused, but in the case of the New England Patriots, it might actually be rather apt. As with...




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Supreme Court is inconsistent on campaign finance

The Supreme Court has rightly upheld a Florida ethics rule that prohibits judges from personally soliciting campaign contributions. The case involves a lawyer,...


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Court vindicates Snowden, says no to secret laws

In a major vindication for Edward Snowden — and a blow for the national security policy pursued by Republicans and Democrats alike — the U.S. Court...


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Trickery on trade

Losing the substantive argument over President Obama’s bipartisan trade agenda, opponents are now resorting to procedural legerdemain. Senate Minority Leader...


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The moral problem with a Muhammad cartoon contest

It was morally wrong for two men to attack an anti-Islam installation last weekend in Garland, Texas, and no one should mourn the death of these terrorists. But...


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New 'Avengers' is fun but has some odd messages

Here’s what I liked about “Avengers: Age of Ultron": the goofy dialogue, the clever homages to some of the great (and not-so-great) science fiction and...


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