Chapman’s News & Ideas

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The facade of the Federal Reserve Bank.

DC’s Insatiable Urge to Splurge

Asked Wednesday when Congress will raise the debt ceiling by mid-October, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded that the House will do what needs to be done “because it’s the responsible thing to do.” What exactly? “We’re paying the Trump credit card,” she said. As long as both parties think they can keep spending money on credit and blame it all on the other side, red ink will flow. Read More ›
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Comforter-in-Chief? Not Really

This time, mourning parents aren’t blaming a president for sending their children to war to die.They’re angry that he ordered a botched withdrawal in which their children were killed — and he thought it was about his grief. He doesn’t know what to say to them, and I don’t know what to say about him, other than: He doesn’t seem to be in command. Read More ›
Dome of the Rock mosque in Jerusalem
Dome of the Rock. The most known mosque in Jerusalem.

When Muslims Choose Liberty Over Force

What would it mean to world peace if Muslims with influence were to lead a movement for liberty in religious affairs, as well as in politics? A lot, of course, but what are the chances? Read More ›
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Piggy bank with graduation hat and jar with money for education on table. Tuition fees concept

Who Wants Higher Tuition?

President Joe Biden and Democrats want to lower the cost of higher education by increasing Pell Grants and forgiving student debt. Biden wants to forgive $10,000 per student. Progressives want to up the ante to $50,000 per individual. Here's a novel idea: Maybe the better way to cut the cost of college is to cut the cost of college. Read More ›
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Beware the Street Name Police

Do I care about Robert E. Lee? Not really. I care about a political atmosphere that is so toxic that the South's heritage must be utterly obliterated. Or else. People are afraid to speak up lest they be labeled as racists, when what they really are is tolerant. Read More ›
New York City, NYC, USA
New York City, NYC, USA

The Witch Hunt Party in the Looking Glass

There was more reluctance than indignation in President Joe Biden's voice when he told reporters Tuesday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign. His remarks occurred hours after the Empire State's attorney general, Letitia James, announced that investigators found Cuomo had sexually harassed a number of state employees and his behavior created a "hostile work environment." Read More ›
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Want to Solve Homelessness? Call a Cop

"We can end homelessness in the State of California," California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared Monday. It's a goal Newsom shares with President Joe Biden, despite Democrats' inability to curb homelessness by throwing money at it. Read More ›
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Who Will Prosecute the Prosecutors?

Fun fact: It took special counsel Robert Mueller less than two years to release his report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, dubbed Crossfire Hurricane. It's been more than two years since then Attorney General William Barr named John Durham to head a probe into the origins of the Russian investigation. Read More ›