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  • No Man Is Above The Law -- Except On College Campuses By Ted Rall

    Freshman orientation, Columbia University, New York City, fall 1981: Speeches. A blur of upperclassmen, professors and deans welcomed us, explained campus resources and laid out dos and don'ts. At one point, the topic of the campus drug policy came up. "You can do whatever you want in your dorm room," we were told, "just make sure it's OK with your roommate." A ripple of surprise swept the audience. Several students asked for elaboration of this don't-ask-don't-tell policy on illegal narcotics, and were told that they'd heard correctly.  

  • Tension Between President and Congress Is Politics as Usual By Michael Barone

    For the first time in nearly 20 years, the president seems out of alignment, on policy and political goals, with his party in Congress. This strikes many as an anomalous, even alarming, situation. But if you look back at history, it's more like the norm -- even if Donald Trump isn't.

  • Trump -- American Gaullist By Patrick J. Buchanan

    If a U.S. president calls an adversary "Rocket Man ... on a mission to suicide," and warns his nation may be "totally destroyed," other ideas in his speech will tend to get lost.

  • Unsweet Home Alabama By Geoffrey Skelley

    In the midst of a grueling campaign for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, Alabama’s political sweet tea has acquired a distinctly sour taste. Appointed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange (R) finds himself in a vulnerable position against former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) in the party’s primary runoff election, which will take place on Tuesday (Sept. 26).

  • Show Biz Meltdown: Bombs Away! By Michelle Malkin

    The numbers don't lie. Across the entertainment industry, viewers and fans are tuning out. It's no coincidence ratings are cratering as unhinged celebrities crank up their anti-Trump and anti-American antics.    

  • Trump Jingles Spurs At U.N., Decries Rogue Regimes Obama Bowed To By Charles Hurt

    America is back.

    Turns out that beleaguered and forgotten Americans aren’t the only ones in dire need of a strong dose of straight talk from America’s president.

  • Detoured by Government By John Stossel

    Michelle Freenor's business almost failed before it began.

  • Trump ‘Experts’ Let Imaginations Run Wild with Dog-Whistle Political Attacks By Charles Hurt

    Isn’t it funny how all the great political experts who never met a Trump supporter and never thought President Trump could win the White House are suddenly the greatest experts on how upset Mr. Trump’s voters are with all the president’s wheeling and dealing with dirty Democrats?

  • Who Truly Imperils Our Free Society? By Patrick J. Buchanan

    "The Barbarian cannot make ... he can befog and destroy but ... he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilization exactly that has been true."

    Hilaire Belloc's depiction of the barbarian is recalled to mind as the statues honoring the history and heroes of the Republic and of the West continue to be vandalized and smashed.

  • Trump Turnaround Puts New Tax-Cut Writing on the Wall By Lawrence Kudlow

    Financial markets and most media pundits are missing the new writing on the wall. For a variety of reasons surrounding shrewd moves by President Trump, the chances for significant tax cuts in the next 10 weeks have risen sharply.