Commentary


Last week, in what will be remembered as one of the shrewdest political moves of his presidency, Donald Trump flipped the script on Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi by revealing their complete indifference towards the lives of DREAMers. President Trump’s reasonable immigration compromise was rejected outright by a Democratic Party so blinded by its […]


Advocates for life flooded into Washington, D.C. on January 18th to take part in a 45-year-old annual tradition and the largest pro-life event of the year: the March for Life. The 2019 March for Life drew thousands upon thousands of participants. Starting with a rally on the National Mall, the marchers walked from this gathering […]


This article was originally posted at Townhall. If you’ve been paying attention to the rhetoric coming from elected Democrats and progressive activists in recent weeks, you’ve probably noticed a calculated effort to frame issues in the vein of morality.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared to reporters that building a border wall would be an “immorality.” Abortion activist Amelia Bonow told […]


More Democrats have announced bids for president in 2020, with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii joining the fray. In the first three parts of our 2020 preview series, we looked at the front runners, middle-tier, and bottom-of-the-barrel candidates. Today we’re looking at the […]


As we closed the books on 2018, current economic projections indicate that President Trump delivered on his promise to achieve 3 percent economic growth for the first time since 2005. Last year, the U.S. economy emerged  strongly from a decade-plus slump, but to maintain this momentum, the Trump administration should look at areas where they […]


Tom Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, gave a speech last week on the “State of American Business,” in which he described the Chamber’s views and plans on education: The first big issue centers on the American workforce. We must have a steady supply of talented and hard-working people to do the work […]


In the past several decades, Democrats have repeatedly walked all over Republicans in virtually every single spending negotiation. With the aid of a willing media, Democrats have successfully pinned blame for any previous shutdown on Republicans, and rather than fight, Republicans have always given in and acquiesced to whatever the Democrats wanted. But not this time. […]


HR 4174, the privacy-crushing de facto national database bill discussed here earlier this week and recently at Townhall, will become law as early as tomorrow, January 12th, without a presidential veto. Economic and privacy experts are gravely concerned about this bill due to its potential to expand the welfare state and planned economy and an increased […]


Tonight, President Trump will deliver an address from the Oval Office on immigration and the ongoing government shutdown. Trump’s speech will be followed by remarks from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Judging from the format alone, it seems unlikely that either side is prepared to make much in the way […]


There they go again. Big Government and Big Data have received another gift from Congress while the privacy of ordinary citizens has been further eroded. In sadly typical lame-duck fashion, the Senate passed HR 4174, the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act, right before Christmas after strong citizen opposition had held up its passage for 13 months. […]


It’s 2019, and the new Congress has been sworn in, with Nancy Pelosi reclaiming the speakership after eight years in the minority. The 2020 Democratic presidential primaries are underway in earnest, as the first big name — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren — has formed an exploratory committee (and did a hilariously fake Instagram live video). In the […]


Yesterday, Apple sent the already wobbly stock market tumbling after lowering its earnings expectations for the first quarter of 2019. As of writing, Apple’s stock was on pace for its largest single-day decline in 6 years. Since Apple is the world’s largest company by market cap — and this was the first time in over […]


At the conclusion of 2018 — perhaps resulting from the ongoing government shutdown — Congress managed to do the unthinkable: they actually allowed a bad government program to expire. Of course, in Washington bad ideas never die (they just hibernate), so in preparation for when Congress reconvenes, here is why the electric vehicle tax credit […]


President Trump recently expressed his intent to withdraw US forces from Syria and Afghanistan. This should not be a major surprise. Trump campaigned in 2016 on an America First message, taking aim at many of the previous two administrations’ policies. He blasted American intervention in Iraq and proclaimed that we should leave Syrian President Bashar […]


2018 was certainly a year of victory for the pro-life movement. As the year draws to a close and we look back on what took place, pro-lifers across the country have cause for celebration. Here are 2018’s top five pro-life victories: 1.) Pro-abortion senators lose their seats in the midterms. A markedly positive outcome from […]


Last week, we began our preview of the 2020 presidential primaries by looking at the front runners for the Democratic nomination. In this next part of our series, we’re looking at the middle tier of candidates who are reaching more than 1 percent in early polls. These are the candidates who would have a decent […]


The Federal Commission on School Safety released their final report this past week. Given its sweeping scope, the report naturally contained many recommendations that were seen as controversial, regardless of one’s perspective on a particular issue. Here are four key takeaways regarding the issues of academic excellence, parental rights, privacy, and freedom of conscience. (The […]


Earlier this month, a Virginia high school teacher was fired over his declining to use a transgender student’s preferred gender pronouns. Peter Vlaming had been a French teacher at West Point High School for the last seven years. However, when a female student of his returned to school after summer break as a transgender male, […]


The 2020 Democrat presidential primaries are taking shape as the first real round of polls comes out. In five national polls released since the midterm elections on November 6th, former Vice President Joe Biden is the clear front runner, leading in four polls and trailing Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by just two points in the fifth. Most […]


1.) Trump’s FCC Shoots Down California’s “Texting Tax” Proposal. This week, overzealous California regulators saw their hopes of enacting a “Texting Tax” squashed by President Trump’s FCC. The FCC issued a declaratory ruling which found that “text messaging” is an information service, thereby limiting the state’s authority to regulate. Prior to the FCC’s announcement, California […]