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 ›
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 ›
If a free society is to remain worthy of the name, persuasion—not coercion—must be the watchword. Because if COVID becomes the excuse for government and Big Business to exert such extreme control, even greater intrusions on civil liberties will surely follow. Once power is grabbed, the grabbers rarely let go. Read More ›
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 ›
A crisis is a terrible thing to waste, the saying goes. So Democrats have been working to make state election law changes implemented to make voting safer during COVID-19 both permanent and broader. And they’re pushing federal legislation to impose their methods on unwilling states. Read More ›
Patent protection is crucial to the free-market system and essential to continuing medical innovation. Whatever immediate benefit might be derived by stealing the vaccine would ultimately be more than offset by the new drugs never brought to market and vaccines not invented. Read More ›
President Biden promised to reopen K-12 public schools within his first 100 days in office. His current proposal entails $130 billion of funding toward this end. Will the teacher unions determine this massive funding sufficient and get their teachers back on campus and in classrooms? Read More ›