Editorial

Trump needs to go deeper in questioning NATO's blank check

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U.S. President Donald Trump limbered up in the bullpen for his meeting with NATO alliance leaders...

Editorial

Trump Failed to Demonstrate Leadership with Putin

One of the Obama administration's greatest foreign-policy missteps was the failed "reset" button it attempted to hit with Vladimir Putin's Russia. President Donald Trump's meeting with Putin in Helsinki this week, and the calamitous press conference that followed, was far worse. Instead of a reset...


Editorial

How to stop Trump's lie machine

Robert Reich

As the political season heats up, Donald Trump is ramping up his lies through three amplifiers: his rallies, Fox News and his Twitter account. The three function as a big propaganda machine. According to the Fact Checker's database, the average daily rate of Trump's false or misleading claims is...


Editorial

Banning Straws

John Stossel

Want to sip a refreshing beverage this summer? If environmental zealots and sycophants get their way, you won't be allowed to sip it through a plastic straw. Actress Nina Nelson and other celebrities made a video claiming that plastic straws kill sea life: "In the USA alone, over 500 million straws...


Editorial

Pruitt, not policies, the problem at EPA

Ethanol Rally Pruitt

Bad politicians do not translate automatically to bad policy. Scott Pruitt was not an acceptable administrator of President Donald Trump’s environmental policies — but that does not mean Trump should change them. It appears the president has no intention of altering course. Pruitt...


Editorial

Chico Marx for President

Mark Shields

In a scene in the 1933 film "Duck Soup," the character played by Chico, the most underrated of the funny Marx Brothers, is dressed like another character, and when the other man leaves the room, the woman who remains is surprised to see Chico. She tells him she saw him leave. Chico's response...


Editorial

Trade war could be harmful to economy

Harley Davidson New Riders

The U.S. economy continues to show strength in the wake of tax reform and deregulation, but the downside of robust growth is that Donald Trump thinks this means he can dabble at trade war with impunity. He ought to look at the signs that growth would be even stronger if not for his border-tax...


Editorial

Trump Is Standing Up for Us

Adriana Cohen

What a blessing to finally have a president who's looking out for us, the American taxpayers, versus kowtowing to globalist elites and NATO members who've been exploiting the United States by failing to pay their fair share in military defense spending. It's no secret that NATO members have, by and...


Editorial

Business Insider waves white flag in Scarlett Johansson flap

Jonah Goldberg

A fascinating series of controversies erupted this past week, and they had nothing to do with Donald Trump or Robert Mueller. Business Insider ran a column defending actress Scarlett Johansson from fierce criticism for her decision to play a transgender man in a forthcoming film called "Rub and Tug....


Editorial

Montana needs more child protection workers

Yellowstone County has about 880 children in foster care because of abuse or neglect in their own homes. Statewide, nearly 4,000 children newborn through age 17 are in the foster care system. Those numbers reveal why Yellowstone County child protection workers have been especially overloaded in a...


Editorial

What the Cave Boys Teach Us About Abortion

Mona Charen

Twelve boys and their adult coach trapped in a dank, oxygen-deprived cave in Thailand riveted the world's attention for two weeks. Why, people ask at times like this, are we so focused on these individuals when half a million Rohingya refugee children are in danger of starving on the Bangladesh...


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