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Brennan: That Boston Globe movie

By Tom Brennan The audience applauded when the credits rolled in Theater 13 at Century 16 the other night. That doesn’t happen often for a movie. But this was the epic motion picture “Spotlight,” the story of the investigative work by The Boston Globe into sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests and the long and […]

Sowell: Political translations

By Thomas Sowell | It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. For example, when President Barack Obama says that defeating ISIS is going to take a long time, how is that different from saying that he is going to do very little, very slowly? It […]

Pruden: Weak, confused and ‘unable to grasp’

By Wesley Pruden | Many bad things happen when a leader is weak, confused and forever in search of a credible reason to do nothing. For all his softness on Islam, Barack Obama has little insight into the men who send out mobs to cry “death to America.” He can’t imagine that men can listen […]

Sowell: The disappearing governors

By Thomas Sowell | There is a painful irony in a recent decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on the side of Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, whom the U.S. Department of Justice tried to stop from making charter schools widely available to minority youngsters in his state. The Circuit Court’s decision […]

Williams: Free speech

By Walter E. Williams | Recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and some other colleges demonstrate an ongoing ignorance and/or contempt for the principles of free speech. So let’s examine some of those principles by asking: What is the true test of one’s commitment to free speech? Contrary to the widespread belief […]

Pruden: How Obama cooks the terrorism numbers

By Wesley Pruden Barack Obama has given an eloquent testimony to a Christian faith, but his sympathies are always with Islam. He insisted from Asia that “99.9 percent of Muslims worldwide reject terrorism,” and that’s good news, if true. But it clearly is not. It is true that in the wake of the attacks on […]

Jenkins: Syrian refugee question challenges U.S. to maintain freedom, culture in terror fight

By Paul Jenkins If Thomas Paine were alive today, instead of penning, “These are the times that try men’s souls,” he might write, “These are the times that try men’s humanity.” There is ample reason to worry. As the leading edge of a Syrian refugee flood is poised to wash into the United States early […]

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