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Harrop: Republicans don’t want to pay their own bills

This is not about what would happen were the United States to default on its debt. It's about what occurred in 2011 when one party just threatened to let that happen. A Democrat, Barack Obama, was president, and for crazy partisan reasons, the Republican leadership deemed it a smart move to ...

Franks: Democrats’ boogeymen – Uncle Tom and Trumpism

Many liberals, progressives, socialists, and far-left Democrats are disingenuous, but also serious-minded and focused. When pushed to defend their failed policies, they are quite clever. They can make “up” seem like “down” and “down” seem like “up”. It’s almost as though they ...

Stossel: Smeared by Facebook ‘fact-checkers’

I just sued Facebook. I didn't want to sue. I hate lawsuits. I tried for a year to reach someone at Facebook to fix things, but Facebook wouldn't. Here's the problem: Facebook uses "independent fact-checkers" to try to reduce fake news on their site. That's a noble goal. Unfortunately, at ...

Buchanan: The coming climate crisis shakedown in Scotland

"Follow the money!" The old maxim is always sound advice when assessing the motives of those advancing bold agendas for the benefit of mankind. Invariably, the newest progressive idea entails a transfer of wealth from the taxpaying classes of Western nations to our transnational, global and ...

Witcover: Trump remains a cancer on the presidency

WASHINGTON — Though out of office now, former president Donald Trump continues to draw wide publicity despite the preposterous Big Lie that his 2020 defeat was the result of a rigged election. The manner in which Republicans in Congress kowtow to his hold on a significant minority of GOP ...

Lowry: Biden’s border ‘challenge’ gets worse

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is indisputably good at one part of his job — always referring to the migrant surge at the border as a "challenge" and never a "crisis." He visited Del Rio, Texas on Monday and refused to use the offending word about more ...

Harrop: France’s agony over sub deal couldn’t be helped

About France and its submarines: Australia's decision to cancel a $60 billion contract to buy them and purchase American nuclear subs instead had to hurt. In response, France's foreign minister called the U.S.-backed move a "stab in the back," and President Emmanuel Macron recalled his ...

Goldberg: Biden’s stance will feed pandemic culture war

Maybe President Biden should handle COVID-19 the way he's handled Afghanistan. It's a strange thought, given how badly he botched the U.S. withdrawal. But at least Afghanistan Joe had a clear idea about what we needed to do. COVID Joe has no such exit strategy. He's making it up as he ...

Barone: California voters get what they deserve

The nation’s largest state has just voted in an election triggered by one of the nation’s weirdest recall processes — and the results have come out just about where they’ve been before. California Gov. Gavin Newsom was elected governor in 2018 by 62% to 38%, a result that was, ...