Commentary


Back in September, I wrote about Donald Trump’s plan to win the state of New Mexico — something no Republican presidential candidate has done since 2004. The president’s strategy focuses on Democrats’ opposition to oil and gas development, which is the driving force of New Mexico’s economy. A new report out from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce […]


Government and education technology entities are moving ahead with efforts to collect more and more sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) on America’s children and their families. Here is an update on some of those efforts: Weakening of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) According to excellent reporting by Cheri Kiesicker at Missouri Education Watchdog, […]


This week, President Trump took to Twitter to announce new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Brazil and Argentina. Although the Trump administration has had its share of puzzling trade war escalations — including declaring auto parts a threat to national security — this is potentially the most indefensible one yet. Anecdotally, the most […]


The New York Times recently polled the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on the topic of abortion. The results should be of grave concern for the pro-life movement. The survey was completed by Michael Bennet, Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Joe Sestak, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, Marianne Williamson, and Andrew Yang. […]


Tomorrow, we red-blooded Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. We admittedly have many holidays celebrating our national identity: Memorial Day for fallen patriots, Veterans’ Day for those who gave their youths to freedom, and the Fourth of July to celebrate our independence. However, Thanksgiving is special because it arguably centers on gratitude for one particular constitutional right: […]


In the midst of the impeachment charade, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and a number of his GOP colleagues introduced a bill to address mass shootings. However, privacy groups, particularly those who advocate for student privacy, question the larger effect of the bill. Is it really about mass shootings? Or is it just building a bigger, more invasive […]


One interesting takeaway from Trump’s impeachment hearings occurred when former White House national security expert Fiona Hill gave testimony on her conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin on fracking. The Washington Free Beacon reports: Under questioning from Rep. Mike Conaway (R., Tex.) at a hearing on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Hill agreed that […]


Veritable droves of right-of-center commentators and would-be eminences are more than happy to sound off ad-nauseam about tax cuts and job creation. Those priorities are spoken about as if they are the only political issues that conservatives can win on. In 2018, before November’s midterm elections, a group of Republican insiders and strategists happily gloated […]


This week, a timely new e-book was released making the case for why capitalism is the best system for spreading universal opulence. “The Capitalist Manifesto,” authored by supply-sider Ralph Benko and prominent Tea Party organizer Bill Collier, serves as an easily readable primer on what capitalism is while heading into an election cycle that may […]


Reports indicate that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing the paperwork to qualify for the Democratic presidential primary in at least one state. This news comes on the heels of increasing speculation that both Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton could join the race as late entries. Why are a growing number of […]


All eyes on Tuesday were on marquee races of the 2019 general elections in Virginia, Kentucky, and Mississippi. In Virginia, another blue wave devastated the GOP. In Kentucky, the incumbent Republican governor trails in a race that’s too close to call, while Republicans handily swept other statewide races on the ballot. Republicans also swept the statewide […]


If there was any doubt that the Common Core standards have been harmful to American academic achievement, that doubt should be erased by the 2019 results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the Nation’s Report Card. NAEP results have been stagnant or declining since the full implementation of the standards was mandated in […]


Pennsylvania State Rep. Wendy Ullman (D-Bucks) revealed the dehumanizing sentiment that drives the pro-abortion movement in a comment made last week regarding miscarriages. Speaking on a bill before the Pennsylvania House Health Committee that would give parents of aborted or miscarried babies the decision to cremate or bury their child, Ullman remarked: It refers specifically […]


This week, the Federal Reserve will be in the spotlight as markets digest where the central bank stands on this rate-cutting cycle. A CNBC survey of economists and money managers showed 80 percent of respondents anticipate another interest rate cut in October, and a narrow majority believes it will be the last rate cut of […]


New rule: If you want to launch a primary challenge against a sitting U.S. president with high party approval ratings, you have to actually say why your ideas are better. Elections provide the best opportunity to inject new ideas into public debate. It’s no surprise to anyone that politicians pay the most attention to their […]


Still reeling from a holiday celebrating that genocidal maniac, Christopher Columbus, schools in Seattle are about to dole out another heaping spoonful of how white men, colonization, and all things related to Western Civilization are bad. Very, very bad. Not only did white men and the growth of Western Civilization result in disease, pestilence, slavery, and […]


As Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the powerful chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, approaches retirement in 2020, he and Congress are making one last push to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). This legislation has been in a stalemate for the last five years. This means that the odious College […]


On Wednesday, October 2, former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder of Botham Jean. During the victim impact portion of the sentencing hearing, Jean’s younger brother, Brandt Jean, gave an incredibly compelling and compassionate statement in which he forgave Guyger and encouraged her to turn her […]


Last Friday, an activist interrupted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) town hall event, provoking mixed feelings of amusement and horror across the internet. Channeling the Bronx congresswoman’s penchant for generating controversy with eccentric claims about climate change — such as her suggestions that prehistoric viruses will inundate the face of the earth as glaciers melt and […]


Last week, Andrew Yang became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to endorse one of the craziest policies to emerge this election cycle: “Democracy Dollars.” The premise behind “Democracy Dollars” is that taxpayer funding should be redistributed to political candidates — regardless of whether or not you agree with them — as this would create a […]