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Singer: Over-The-Counter Birth Control? Bring It On

By Jeffrey A. Singer | .Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat, tweeted that oral contraceptives should be made available over-the-counter. A few days later, Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, tweeted he agrees and offered to team up with Ocasio-Cortez on legislation to make it happen. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists […]

Brennan: Arctic needs heavy icebreakers

By Tom Brennan | President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan should put the hammer down on the Coast Guard for the foolish decision to keep its heavy icebreakers away from the Arctic. For reasons known only to bureaucrats, the Coast Guard insists on assigning its heavy icebreakers to the Antarctic, far from United […]

Carpenter: Forget the U.S.-China trade war – Is a conflict over Taiwan the real threat?

By Ted Galen Carpenter | Tensions between Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are surging to an alarming extent. The latest indicator is the recent exchange of heated rhetoric between Gen. Wei Fenghe, China’s Minister of National Defense, and Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, the Taiwanese government’s chief policy-making body dealing with cross-strait relations. […]

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 […]

Elder: America will always be ‘racist’ — if nirvana is the goal

By Larry Elder | In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. predicted that America could elect a black president in 40 years or less. Implicit in King’s prediction is that such an achievement would show that racism was no longer a serious problem in our country. Three years later, King said: “Because of prejudices and […]

Williams: How to create conflict

By Walter E. Williams | We are living in a time of increasing domestic tension. Some of it stems from the presidency of Donald Trump. Another part of it is various advocacy groups on both sides of the political spectrum demanding one cause or another. But nearly totally ignored is how growing government control over […]

Pruden: Why the deal with Mexico is a good one

By Wesley Pruden | It’s not easy being a Democrat, and it’s even more difficult to be a leader in the party, a speaker of the House or the leader of the minority in the Senate. It’s true that hard times can make a money eat red pepper, as the ancient wisdom goes, but Democratic […]

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