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Pruden: Impossible dreaming with the impossible Bernie

By Wesley Pruden | There’s no fool like an old fool, but Bernie Sanders deserves credit for not backing away from his foolishness. In for a penny, in for a pound. Bernie has had a fascination with radical-left politics, the kind that most kids grow out of, since he was a young man in New […]

Pruden: Who will answer when a nation calls for greatness

By Wesley Pruden | Nations are raised to greatness through the virtues of great men, as Edmund Burke observed, and Britain could once call on the likes of Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher when the hour of greatest peril arrived. But now, alas, peril is at hand and there’s no one to answer the call […]

Pruden: The most important 44 words in the Constitution

By Wesley Pruden | The First Amendment to the Constitution, the most important 44 words in that priceless and precious promise of liberty and freedom, does not guarantee civil, wise or even responsible speech. It guarantees free speech, however goofy, dumb or even irresponsible. The American obsession with free speech often confounds friend and foe […]

Pruden: One foolish remark and a presidential candidate is toast

By Wesley Pruden | Robert Burns wrote his famous tribute to skewered intrigues — “the best-laid schemes of mice an’ men gang aft a-gley, and leave us naught but grief an’ pain for promised joy” — and paid it to a disappointed mouse. But it’s apt consolation to politicians who run their mouths in the […]

Pruden: When fear threatens good times in the friendly sky

By Wesley Pruden | Sometimes you have to wonder who’s in charge at Corporate Central. Certain airlines aren’t being very sympathetic to customers who are nervous about flying — no doubt unnecessarily — on the Boeing 737 Max 8 after two of them have crashed over the past five months. But airline passengers judge their […]

Pruden: No end of the Mueller minstrels in sight

By Wesley Pruden | Robert Mueller is said to be hitting his old textbooks from law school, perhaps an early chapter on how to keep the clock running on a rich client. Lawyers charge by the hour and a clever Blackstone can keep the meter running until the 12th of Never. A lot of Democrats […]

Pruden: The best and worst times for America

By Wesley Pruden | These are the best of times, these are the worst of times. (Charles Dickens only thought his age was confused.) You only have to read the newspapers to see why. New jobless claims are the lowest since 1969, which indicates that the economy continues to be strong. A strong economy used […]

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