Op-Ed Columns

Supreme Court, Congress & Trump

By Jules Witcover As opinion polls foresee an electoral defeat for President Donald Trump in November, leaders of the two other federal branches are increasingly emerging as challengers to his primacy here in the capital city. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been a political thorn in his side from the start of his term, as the dominant Democratic voice in Congress. Suddenly joining her now, somewhat surprisingly on key policy issues, has been Supreme Court…
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Despicable behavior of today’s academicians

By WALTER E. WILLIAMS The Michigan State University administration pressured professor Stephen Hsu to resign from his position as vice president of research and innovation because he touted research that found police are not more likely to shoot black Americans. The study found: “The race of a police officer did not predict the race of the citizen shot. In other words, black officers were just as likely to shoot black citizens as white officers were.”…
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Can Trump pull a Truman?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN On July 22, 1988, after the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, the party nominee, Gov. Michael Dukakis, enjoyed a 17-point lead over Vice President George W. Bush. Five weeks later, on Labor Day, Dukakis was down eight points, the same margin by which he would lose the election. He had lost 25 points in one month. What had happened? During August, Republican attack groups elevated and relentlessly pounded what might be…
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Roger Stone now owns the GOP

By Jonah Goldberg Roger Stone is an infamously execrable force in American politics. Perhaps his only saving grace is that he’s not a hypocrite about it. Stone is a proud “dirty trickster.” The GOP kept him on a leash lest his amorality be too closely associated with the Republican brand. Part of his code is that the best defense against legitimate criticism is to shoot the messenger: “Admit nothing, deny everything, launch counterattack.” As a…
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Some statutes of limitations should be removed

For months since the late Dr. Richard Strauss’ misdeeds at Ohio State University surfaced, people have wondered how he got away with it for so long. While serving as a doctor for OSU athletic teams during the 1990s, Strauss sexually abused hundreds of young men. Some of them complained at the time, but no one at OSU took action. In fact, it appears some served as enablers for Strauss. One, former OSU student health director…
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Mark Zuckerberg is right

By RICH LOWRY Mark Zuckerberg clearly hasn’t gotten the memo. The founder of Facebook persists in defending free expression, even though free speech has fallen decidedly out of fashion. His reward for adhering to what once would have been a commonsensical, if not banal, view of the value of the free exchange of ideas is to get vilified for running a hate-speech machine and to get boycotted by major American companies. In a speech at…
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