National Commentary

National Commentary

The U.S. should help Central America help itself

Their numbers may have declined, but the violence they are trying to escape persists. As Congress considers the plight of the thousands of people from El Salvador,...


National Commentary

Pollard's release and the shame of American Jews

I’m relieved that the nightmare of Jonathan Pollard’s imprisonment is about to be over. Not because I feel any sympathy whatsoever for the convicted spy...


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Liberals decide religious liberty isn't so great

The American tradition of religious freedom has long included exemptions from laws that impose a burden on the exercise of faith. The Volstead Act implementing...


National Commentary

Fighting health-care fraud requires funding

While the federal health-care program is still a long way from providing insurance to every American who needs it, the program is apparently pretty good at covering...


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Cops as criminals

Late one night, during high school, I was driving home when several police cars zoomed by. Curious about what was going on, I followed them down a residential...




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Putting out the fire, next time

The Ebola virus has not been eliminated from West Africa, but the public health crisis has eased. The virus, for which there is no ready cure, infected more than 27,...


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No outrage from environmentalists about pot?

File this in the large and growing 'Government Unintended Consequences' folder. It seems that when the government tries to make good capitalists out of outlaws,...


National Commentary

The risks of sanctuary cities

In reality, there is no free lunch. In the alternate reality known as the American political debate, however, that’s the only kind on the menu. Conservatives...


National Commentary

What happens if Obama can't close Guantanamo?

It’s becoming increasingly clear that the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, isn’t going to be closed during President Barack Obama’s...


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The case for the nuclear deal with Iran

When President Barack Obama took office, he faced an Iran that had mastered the nuclear fuel cycle, had constructed a covert uranium enrichment facility inside a...


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