Saturday, February 16, 2019

Why Trump’s war on socialism will fail

By E.J. Dionne NEW YORK — “We socialists are trying to save capitalism, and the damned capitalists won’t let...

Frederick Douglass, a champion of American individualism

It was an assertion of hard-won personal sovereignty: Frederick Douglass, born on a Maryland plantation 200 years ago this month, never knew on what...

Stop politicizing the Russia investigation

The indictment issued on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller shows a conspiracy of stunning sophistication by Kremlin-connected Russians, posing as American citizens or...

The real Down syndrome ‘problem’

Iceland must be pleased that it is close to success in its program of genocide, but before congratulating that nation on its final solution...

Trump tried going big on DACA. Now he should go small.

President Trump’s tweet promising “NO MORE DACA DEAL” was an Easter gift to Democrats, letting them off the hook for their failure to seriously...

Veterans deserve better

As senators consider the nomination of the next secretary of veterans affairs, they should first reflect on the story of an Army veteran named...

Midwest growth has always been about the people

I was recently hornswoggled into teaching a small class for my church, of course on economics. The organizers gave me wide latitude on the...

Does North Korea wish to become Upper Volta without rockets — or vodka?

Back when the Soviet Union had a first-rate nuclear arsenal but a ramshackle third-world economy that produced no consumer goods other than vodka and...

A diagnostician of our public discontents

When he was asked how to become a columnist, Charles Krauthammer would say, with characteristic drollery, “First, you go to medical school.” He did,...

‘How many more cases do we want to get?’

For a long time, a state ban stopping the creation of syringe exchanges stymied public health efforts in the name of not enabling addicts....