• Fairly Tale Lessons for the Merchants of Doom

    Two famous children's stories, “Chicken Little” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” convey an important message for today's gloom-peddling Left. In both tales, frightened main characters warn of impending disaster—”the sky is falling” or a rampaging wolf will devour the innocent. In both cases, the protagonists ultimately lose credibility and…

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  • The Red Sun is Setting for the International Left

    The collapse of the international left has become so obvious that even the New York Times can't ignore it. A recent headline noted the pro-business tidal wave sweeping South America, where each of the ABC countries—Argentina, Brazil and now Chile—recently rejected socialist parties that once dominated their politics. Meanwhile, the…

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  • Hanukkah Affirms History Over Fantasy

    Hanukkah Affirms History Over Fantasy

    During the eight-day festival of Hanukkah, it's worthwhile to connect the celebration to recent controversies surrounding Jerusalem. The joyous holiday celebrates the purification and re-dedication of Jerusalem's Second Temple in 164 BC, but today the official Palestinian position denies that this Temple ever even existed. That absurd notion not only…

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  • On Jerusalem: Denying Reality, Ignoring History

    On Jerusalem: Denying Reality, Ignoring History

    President Trump described his acceptance of Jerusalem as Israel's capital as “nothing more than a recognition of reality.” This is exactly right: since the rebirth of the Jewish state 70 years ago, Jerusalem has been the seat of Israeli government and the nation's leading cultural institutions. Pretending that this status…

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  • What All the Abusers and Harassers Have in Common

    What All the Abusers and Harassers Have in Common

    Recent charges of assault and harassment have destroyed powerful figures in every field of endeavor. These accusations have afflicted liberals and conservatives, straight and gay, black and white, with only one factor linking every one of the accused—they are all men. That's not because women have no power to abuse:…

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  • A Great Movie’s Misleading Message

    A Great Movie’s Misleading Message

    The magnificent new Churchill movie, DARKEST HOUR, easily counts among the year's best, but a crucial scene sends a message the real Sir Winston would have hated. In the movie, the Prime Minister wavers over starting peace talks with Hitler, and on the way to a cabinet meeting, wanders into…

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  • Protecting “Dreamers”, Avoiding Shutdown

    Protecting “Dreamers”, Avoiding Shutdown

    Under Obama, Democrats denounced the GOP for using desperate measures to block the president's agenda—including a 16-day government shutdown in 2013. Now Democrats threaten the same tactics they once decried, and Republicans must pre-empt their key issue: protecting the so-called “Dreamers.” More than 80% of Americans oppose deportation of undocumented…

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  • A WONDERful Example for Politicians

    A WONDERful Example for Politicians

    Among holiday season releases, the splendid new film WONDER has earned spectacular success—finishing second in pre-Thanksgiving box office, with enthusiastic reviews and an impressive $27 million in ticket sales. The story follows a 10-year-old with facial birth defects, braving his first year of school with support of his loving parents,…

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  • Trump Deserves Credit for the Strong Economy

    Trump Deserves Credit for the Strong Economy

    Why do public opinion surveys show discontent with President Trump's handling of the economy at a time of record highs in the stock market and record lows in unemployment? The new Gallup Poll gives Trump his highest ratings on the economy, but still shows a clear majority of voters disapproving…

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