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Erickson: Polling is not leadership

In the mid-'90s, President Bill Clinton hired famed pollster Dick Morris to triangulate Clinton's path to victory in 1996. Morris told Clinton that polling is not designed to tell someone what to do. Rather, polling is designed to tell one how to sell what they want to do. President Joe Biden ...

Barone: A fail-safe society is sure to fail

When are we going to trust our fellow Americans again? When are we going to allow qualified individuals with responsibility to make decisions without consulting detailed rulebooks and formal procedures? Those are questions New York lawyer and author Philip K. Howard (one of whose books is ...

Guest opinion: Being a burden

People are problematic. All people. We all need to be fed, clothed, get exercise, use the restroom, brush our teeth, etc., etc., etc. — forever. All of these things can cause inconvenience for ourselves and others. But if your work is in the hospitality industry, it’s helpful to at least ...

Charen: The GOP is the party of Putin

"Russian propaganda has made its way into the United States, unfortunately, and it's infected a good chunk of my party's base." That acknowledgement from Michael McCaul, Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was echoed a few days later by Michael Turner, the chairman of ...

Napolitano: The CIA wants more power to spy on Americans!

Americans need to be aware of the unbridled propensity of federal intelligence agencies to spy on all of us without search warrants as required by the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. These agencies believe that the Fourth Amendment — which protects the individual right to privacy ...

Harrop: The anti-abortion right is not into compromise

Getting rid of Roe v. Wade was sold as a sensible and mollifying approach to the abortion controversy. It would let each state ban or codify a right to abortion in accordance with local culture. This assumed that the end of a constitutional right to abortion was the victory after which ...

Stiehm: A solar eclipse for the common good

I left the house at high noon. Outdoors, Washington dressed in light spring green with splashes of pink cherry trees. The sun shone, no cloud cover. We earthlings had our eyes on the sky, from Texas to Maine. A solar eclipse was landing. That was the path of "totality," a harmonic convergence ...

Stossel: A ban on freelance work

The Labor Department just imposed 300 pages of new regulations to reclassify many individual contractors as payroll employees. CNBC claims this could help freelancers "recover lost wages." That's just nonsense. The new rules will make it harder for some freelancers to support a family. My ...

McCaughey: Teach migrant children English – bilingual ed is a scam

New York City, Denver, Chicago and other cities are urgently recruiting bilingual education teachers as the children of migrants enroll in school. Bilingual ed will doom most of these kids to failure. All too often it's an educational ghetto, producing dropouts who can't speak English and face ...