Op-Ed Columns

Trump and the military

By ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS Under President Barack Obama, and President Bush before him, America’s admirals and generals have utterly failed to prepare us to fight adversaries such as Russia and China. The worst kept secret in the Pentagon is that the U.S. military may well lose a war to China. In scenario after scenario, war game after war game, our military keeps losing. Why? Because for decades, America’s admirals and generals have invested trillions of taxpayer…
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Only Congress can

By JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in consequence of Appropriations made by Law.” — U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 9 Congress and the White House have been at loggerheads for weeks on the next phase of federal aid to those suffering financially and who lost jobs because of governor-mandated lockdown orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At last count, more than 30 million Americans who had full-time…
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Trump turns panic peddler

By Clarence Page Having made his name in real estate, it is oddly appropriate that President Donald Trump’s reelection efforts have steered him into a new version of panic peddling. “Panic peddling” or “blockbusting” describes the now-illegal practice of persuading property owners to sell cheaply out of fear that people of another race, ethnicity or income group are going to move in and bring down property values. Then the unscrupulous peddler sells the same property…
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The good and the bad

By DIANE DIMOND Here’s some positive news from the crime beat: It is reported that, nationwide, robberies, rapes, drug offenses and burglaries are down during the first half of 2020. This trend is one of the rare good things to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fewer people have been venturing out the last several months, decreasing the number of robbery targets. Same thing with open-air drug deals and rapes; fewer people were out and…
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Trump and the Military: Part 1

By ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS President Donald Trump’s frayed relations with the U.S. military could imperil some of his most notable achievements. The relationship between Trump and America’s admirals and generals has reached a low point. This is a shame because it may imperil the Trump presidency and is terrible for the republic. Moreover, it is a real shame because the U.S. military has been in desperate need of reform, and Trump has, at heart, the right…
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How America got so inferior when compared to Europe

By FROMA HARROP Europe took dramatic steps to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Its shutdowns were so tight that the eurozone economy has fallen into a recession even deeper than ours. But guess what. Despite occasional spikes, Europe has beaten the virus down to size. With a public reassured that it could return to the beaches, bars and restaurants in relative safety, it reopened. That’s why Europe “is having a much bigger snapback” than the U.S.,…
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