What Would Kasich Do?

Looking back at the past year, the Year of Living Trumpantly, it’s clear to fair-minded individuals—that excludes the media and every other Democrat—that the Trump presidency has been a resounding success. Many Republicans, even ardent Trump supporters, are pleasantly surprised. No one was really quite sure what they would be getting with Trump.

By | 2018-02-18T10:37:31+00:00 February 18th, 2018|

Signs of the Times

When we think about “Making America Great Again,” surely one such feature that would contribute to it would be the end of nihilistic crimes, such as serial killings, riots, and, of course, the hallmark of our times, the mass shooting. These things simply did not happen very much in the good old days,

By | 2018-02-17T12:40:05+00:00 February 17th, 2018|

Our Anglo-American Heritage Can’t Be Wished Away by the Left

As a history professor and long-time instructor in “Western Civilization” classes, I was dumbfounded by recent leftist attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions, at a meeting of U.S. sheriffs, innocuously observed that these highly respected police officials are part of our country's democratic and “Anglo-American” legal and law enforcement heritage. The term

By | 2018-02-17T07:33:12+00:00 February 17th, 2018|

None of Us is Conservative

After the most recent and disappointing budget deal, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) asked his fellow Republicans on Twitter: “Are we to be conservative all the time, or only when we're in the minority?” His point is well taken. Republicans did not do well by their stated principles. But Paul’s comment, specifically the use

By | 2018-02-16T10:32:32+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

California’s Paradox: More Immigration, More Poverty

California is a land of untold opulence. Hollywood's glitter dazzles the gawking masses, while the world's most profitable companies, Google, Apple, and Facebook, funnel cash into the Golden State from every corner of the earth. And yet California is also desperately poor. One-in-five Californians live in poverty, the state's income inequality is worse

By | 2018-02-15T22:00:47+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

Impeach the Democratic Party!

On February 7th, the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, the epitome of a San Francisco liberal, treated America to an 8-hour lecture on why young illegal immigrants who benefited from President Obama's (unconstitutional) DACA program should be allowed to stay in this country. Her speech marked the culmination of

By | 2018-02-15T12:49:55+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

How Bureaucrats Could Solve the Budget Mess—Seriously

Given our polarized political environment, it is a mystery how we will solve the federal budget mess. In such situations, one could do worse than to follow the maxim of Sherlock Holmes: when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, is the truth. Application of this axiom to our

By | 2018-02-14T14:56:22+00:00 February 14th, 2018|