Commentary


For the first time in a long time, Democrat candidates for president are being seriously challenged — by both sides — about their positions on abortion. Abortion has long been a sacred cow of the Left. There has not been a serious pro-life Democrat to run for president in decades, so support for abortion has […]


Not apparently content with the extent of invasive personality profiling discussed last year, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is expanding it psychological profiling to 5,000 young children each in the U.S., England, and Estonia. The assessment is titled the International Early Learning Survey (IELS). Dubbed by some as “Baby PISA” (after the […]


Will “Betomania” be going nationwide next year? The mediocre former Texas congressman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke today announced he is running for president in 2020. The announcement comes after he declared just a few months ago he would not run for president. O’Rourke became a leftist superstar in his high-profile challenge to Sen. Ted Cruz last year. […]


Last week, Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats rammed through H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” in a party-line vote. While Democrats and their media allies claim the House passage of this legislation amounts to a victory for “transparency” that would make our elections process more democratic, H.R. 1 does quite the opposite. The […]


A few weeks back I discussed how President Trump could deliver massive, pro-growth tax cuts without any approval from Congress. Today, one of these suggested policy changes received a major endorsement when publisher and supply-side icon Steve Forbes revealed his support. Writing for Forbes.com, Steve Forbes called for for eliminating taxes on gold and silver […]


The Pioneer Institute, a national leader in the fight against Common Core and other horrible corporatist and global education reform ideas, today released a new study titled “Social-Emotional Learning: K–12 Education as New Age Nanny State.” The study — which I was honored to co-author with attorney and researcher Jane Robbins and Dr. Kevin Ryan, […]


Democrats are now openly saying that if you disagree with same-sex marriage, you’re no longer a decent person. Some on the Left have been saying that for a few years now, forgetting that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both publicly opposed same-sex marriage as recently as seven years ago. But now, even prominent national Democrats […]


U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Congressmen Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.) reintroduced a bill that would essentially render the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) useless. According to its sponsors, the “Do No Harm Act” would prevent the RFRA from being used to deny: Protection against discrimination laws or the promotion of equal […]


President Trump was recently presented with one of the greatest foreign policy tests of his administration when Nicolas Maduro’s regime closed its doors to humanitarian aid attempting to enter Venezuela by land and sea. Despite the United States’ dubious history of intervention in Latin American politics, the administration has been right not to ignore the […]


In the wake of multiple horrific school shootings — particularly the Parkland, Fla., massacre where 17 people were murdered by a student long-known to have mental issues — states all over the nation have been moving to expand mental health screening, treatment, and data collection. The two most prominent states are Florida and Texas, but […]


Fresh off a hilarious, failed attempt to get liberal Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to pledge to vote ‘yes’ on the “Green New Deal,” proponents of this effort to bankrupt America are now complaining that the upcoming Senate vote is “a sham.” E&E News reports: If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) calls a vote on […]


Planned Parenthood isn’t satisfied with having aborted more than 330,000 babies in 2017. Now, in an effort to cast their net a little wider and reel in a larger number of potential clients, they’ve developed a chatbot named Roo. Roo is an artificial intelligence app available via the Planned Parenthood website and targeted at kids […]


Jonathan Decker: All President Trump needs to do to further cut taxes is direct the Treasury to re-define “cost” as it pertains to capital gains taxation to include an inflation adjustment.


Karen Effrem: California Governor Gavin Newsom appointed radical Stanford professor emerita Linda Darling-Hammond to lead the California State Board of Education.


This article was originally posted at The Daily Caller. California Sen. Kamala Harris made a number of dubious claims and unrealistic promises in her presidential campaign announcement, but one line in particular stood out. “I’m running to fight for an America … Where reproductive rights are not just protected by the Constitution of the United States but […]


The crisis engulfing Virginia’s Democratic leaders continues to rage two weeks after the first scandal. The controversies come at a critical time, as the entire state legislature — where Republicans have a tiny 51-49 majority in the House and another tiny 21-19 majority in the Senate — is up for re-election in November. Here’s an […]


Much ink has been spilled over the last week on the absurdity of Democrats’ “Green New Deal.” Although it’s tempting to dive into the proposal’s specifics — especially since this legislation has been cosponsored by a number of 2020 Democrat candidates including Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and, presumably, Bernie Sanders — I […]


During last week’s State of the Union speech, President Trump spoke briefly on education by stating, “To help support working parents, the time has come to pass school choice for America’s children.” This may include Senator Ted Cruz’s Student Empowerment Act, which would expand tax-free 529 college savings plans to include K-12 education expenses for […]


There is a comprehensive sex education bill under consideration in the Colorado House of Representatives that would significantly erode the rights of parents in the state. HB 19-1032, sponsored by State Representative Susan Lontine (D-Denver), State Senator Nancy Todd (D-Aurora), and State Senator Don Coram (R-Montrose), would prohibit schools that teach human sexuality from providing […]


Federal Reserve watchers are eagerly awaiting President Trump’s appointments for two vacant positions on the central bank’s board of governors. While you won’t see much discussion about these candidates on cable news, make no mistake — filling the Fed Board of Governors will be among the most critical personnel and economic decisions that the Trump […]