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Harrop: Henry Ford would have pushed car charging stations

When Henry Ford introduced the Model T in 1908, he had a problem. There were almost no paved roads in America. To sell his product to the masses, he needed good roads.No one would ever deny his place among titans of American capitalism, but Ford was not shy about urging the government to supply ...

Barone: Too much risk aversion is too risky

“This is not politics,” President Joe Biden said last week. “Reinstate the mandate if you let it down.” Give him credit for consistency: When Gov. Greg Abbott ended Texas’ mask mandate last month, Biden called it “Neanderthal thinking.”But maybe the Neanderthals got it right. ...

Napolitano: Hope for the dead

<em>That God, which ever lives and loves,</em><em>One God, one law, one element,</em><em>And one far-off divine event</em><em>To which the whole creation moves.</em> — Alfred Lord ...

Stossel: Woke colleges sleeping on benefit of tests

Did you take the SATs to try to get into college? Your kids may not have to.More than 1,300 schools have become “test optional,” meaning students need not submit SAT scores. Some, like the entire University of California system, now won’t even <em>look</em> at ...

Buchanan: Why Putin’s pipeline is welcome in Germany

During a joint interview with Jens Stoltenberg, the Norwegian secretary-general of NATO, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, fresh from his bout with the Chinese in Anchorage, took on Angela Merkel and the Germans.Issue: Nord Stream 2, the Baltic Sea pipeline Vladimir Putin is building to ...

Barone: Can the Biden Administration Stop China?

The acrid atmosphere last week at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, with its vivid murals of the 18th-century British seafarer James Cook’s discoveries throughout the Pacific, sounds very much like the acrid atmosphere almost exactly 60 years ago in the Beaux-Arts American and ...

Witcover: Biden emerges as executive problem solver

WASHINGTON — As a president who many voters said was too old for the job, Joe Biden is suddenly being cast as someone who can solve all the nation’s problems. Such is the nature of the American presidency in the eyes of its voters.They now look to him not only to end the huge coronavirus ...

Schultz: COVID-19 vaccine: Part II

Hello, it’s me again, your freshly vaccinated columnist, here to tell you about Dose No. 2.It’s been 28 hours since I got my second jab of the Moderna vaccine, and I admit I was more nervous about this one.I’d heard stories.Moderna can pack a wallop the second time. ...

Lowry: Stop the steal, for real this time

Well, the principled stand Democrats took against Congress trying to overturn duly certified elections lasted all of a month or two.After rightly excoriating their Republican colleagues for challenging on Jan. 6 presidential results certified by the states, House Democrats immediately turned to ...