Unsatisfied with facts, Seattle’s city council turns to interpretations

SEATTLE — In this city, which is a petri dish of progressivism, a prevailing theory is that when you raise the price of something,...

Rocket Man and Dotard go bonkers

Pity the Pacific, a portion of which faces ultimate destruction should “Rocket Man” follow through on his reported threat to test a hydrogen bomb...

The President further divides the country

It is often difficult to determine if Donald Trump’s offenses against national unity and presidential dignity are motivated by ignorance or malice. His current...

Can we avoid a health care horror?

It is difficult to decide which is the worst aspect of the Republicans’ latest try at repealing Obamacare: the irresponsibility, the cruelty or the...

The joy of spending other people’s money

I can’t blame them, really. It’s human nature to want something for nothing. I speak of two tenants who recently moved into a rental unit...

A pox on all of the Washington houses

If you want to bear witness to one of the most dismal policy and political debacles in American history, consider the last five American...

Markel strives toward another win

Ambitious young men in Germany feel entitled to wonder when a man will ever be chancellor again. They, too, want a role model. Angela Merkel...

‘Sovereignty’ is not a dirty word

To listen to the commentary, Donald Trump used an inappropriate term at the U.N. — not just “Rocket Man,” but “sovereignty.” It wasn’t surprising that...

The steep cost of cheap speech

WASHINGTON — At this shank end of a summer that a calmer America someday will remember with embarrassment, you must remember this: In the...

20 trillion reasons to address the national debt right now

“The federal government is how deep in debt?” “Extremely deep. Last week, our country passed a regrettable milestone when we exceeded $20 trillion in debt.” “How...