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Trump contracts COVID-19; what happened to compassion?

By Larry Elder | Comedian Chris Rock, hosting “Saturday Night Live,” summarized the feelings shared by much of President Donald Trump-hating America when he quipped, “President Trump is in the hospital from COVID and I just wanna say my heart goes out to COVID.” The audience then erupted in laughter. During the Barack Obama administration, […]

Williams: The fight for free speech

By Walter E. Williams | The violence, looting and mayhem that this nation has seen over the last several months has much of its roots in academia, where leftist faculty teach immature young people all manner of nonsense that contradicts commonsense and the principles of liberty. Chief among their lessons is a need to attack […]

Bandow: South Korea doesn’t need U.S. military babysitting

By Doug Bandow | The U.S. Defense Department reportedly has given President Donald Trump options for reducing America’s force levels in South Korea. When asked about the report, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper carefully sidestepped the issue, saying that he had ordered no reduction. With the United States and South Korea deadlocked in negotiations over host nation support, […]

Brennan: Pandemic rules hurt debate

By Tom Brennan | It sure looks like that presidential debate in Cleveland the other night was another victim of the pandemic. President Donald Trump has what you might call a flamboyant personality and that had a major influence, but the setup was designed for chaos. There were only 70 people in the audience and […]

Bandow: North Korea needs to stop acting crazy

By Doug Bandow | Yet again North Korea’s Kim Jong‐ un demonstrated that he is different from his father and grandfather. He apologized for a brutal mistake by his government. After the killing of a South Korean official who apparently was attempting to defect, Seoul announced that Kim wrote a letter saying he was “very sorry” for “disappointing” the South Korean people. What would be […]

Shapiro: If Barrett is confirmed, Trump should fill her vacancy on the 7th Circuit

By Ilya Shapiro | If 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court, there will be a federal appellate court vacancy for the first time since June, when the Senate filled the last two remaining slots. President Trump should take Sen. Mitch McConnell’s mantra of “leave no vacancies behind” to heart and […]

Elder: Breonna Taylor case – Black Kentucky attorney general called ‘sellout,’ compared to slavemaster

By Larry Elder | Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who spoke at the Republican National Convention, declined to bring murder charges against the three white officers involved in the tragic shooting of Louisville’s Breonna Taylor, a Black woman. Contrary to the public assertion made by a Taylor family lawyer, Cameron, who is black, said the […]

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