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  • Is the American Dream still attainable? According to the most recent research, most Americans say "yes." Over three-fourths of Americans say they have either achieved the American Dream or are well on their way to doing so. Yet, despite public opinion, research from economists like Raj Chetty insists that the American Dream is fading or […]
  • In 1932, Americans were doggedly trudging through year three of the Great Depression when a candidate for president spoke of "the human importance of electric power in our present social order … It lights our homes, our places of work and our streets. It turns the wheels of most of our transportation and our factories. […]
  • While Asa Hutchinson will not be on the debate stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, the former Arkansas governor will instead be wherever there is an internet connection. Or, at least an AI clone of the governor can be. The Hutchinson campaign will soon launch an artificial intelligence chatbot to answer questions […]
  • Recently I wrote about Mesha Mainor, who represents a deep blue district in Atlanta in the Georgia state legislature, announcing that she is switching parties and becoming a Republican. Mainor specifically noted her frustration with the Democratic Party in its opposition to improving education through parental choice and ongoing Democratic weakness in building strong law […]
  • President Joe Biden is pitching himself as the savior of democracy. "I will always defend, protect, and fight for our democracy," he said at a campaign event last week in New York City. He's been saying it for four years. It's a blatant lie. He's the king of censorship, silencing his critics like a despot […]
  • Speaking at a convention in April, United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain identified what he considered the union's "one and only true enemy – multibillion-dollar corporations and employers that refuse to give our members their fair share." He may be attacking the wrong enemy. The UAW is now engaged in a strike of historic proportions […]
  • Here is the headline that could have dominated the news two months ago – on July 25, 2023 – but didn't: "President Biden announces new rule to secure borders – will appeal federal court decision overturning it, if necessary all the way to the Supreme Court." Here are the facts: On May 12, 2023, President […]
  • Good morning, it's Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023. Today's history lesson will be fairly brief, and to the point, as I am on a reporting assignment in California. (I'm not trying to be coy: Along with Susan Crabtree, I'll be covering Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.) Donald Trump won't be […]
  • House Republicans are in another titanic battle with President Joe Biden on how to balance the budget. Actually, it's a lopsided debate because Democrats have no interest at all in reducing the deficit. They are operating under the delusional idea paradigm of "Modern Monetary Theory," which posits that the U.S. government can borrow $2 trillion […]
  • One can sympathize with Mitt Romney for deciding not to run again in Utah for the U.S. Senate. The traditional Republican has found himself isolated in a party where majorities still revere Donald Trump. Romney had apparently discussed the idea of forming a new centrist party with West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin. It would […]
  • Earlier this month, an important regional summit about International Religious Freedom took place in Taipei, Taiwan. Holding the summit there sent a powerful message; Taiwan exists in the shadow of the world's most infamous abuser of freedom of religion, conscience, and belief – namely, the Chinese Communist Party. It took courage and conviction for Taiwan's […]
  • MANLIUS, New York — When Charlie Prior's second-grade teacher asked his class to illustrate how their family spent their summer, the 7-year-old didn't hesitate to use the box of crayons in front of him to draw a picture of the fire tower his family climbed in the Adirondacks to overlook the mountain range in northeastern […]
  • Discrimination is wrong, and it's all too real in modern America. But we cannot eradicate bigotry by racially profiling a minority community – which is exactly what California's so-called caste anti-discrimination bill would do. That's why Governor Gavin Newsom should reject Senate Bill 403. It's bad policy and a worse precedent. The legislation aims to […]
  • If Joe Biden is their nominee, Democrats will lose the White House next year. That conclusion gets harder to deny with each passing week. But what can Democrats do about it? The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll has Biden trailing Donald Trump by nine points, 42 to 51%. Progressive pundits have reacted with denial, anger […]
  • When it comes to the protection of children, our convictions must be absolutely clear: The well-being of innocent kids is no place for an ideology-based slippery slope. Our national attitude toward protecting minors has historically been unwavering and simple. The ultimate consideration has always been: What is in the child's best interests? If the foundation […]
  • One of the many mantras about the 45th president of the United States, and one that proved to be correct in most regards, was "Let Trump Be Trump." So it is with some trepidation that I now boldly suggest a few areas where Donald Trump might be well advised to, well, take some advice. 1) […]
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did not attend. It was instead his trusted lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno, who celebrated the foreign investment. In person. Christie had deputized Guadagno to oversee economic development, and she brought a message from Trenton to the suburb of Bridgewater. "We stand at a ribbon cutting," Guadagno said, surrounded by American […]
  • Samantha Power, a former journalist and longtime human-rights activist who heads the U.S. Agency for International Development, is keenly aware of the role religious pluralism plays in preventing wars and mass atrocities. Power literally wrote the book on America's failed record of fighting genocides around the world, even as the nation's leaders have repeatedly promised […]
  • Progressive ideology permeates American education. Such is the "rapid growth" of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs in higher education and the demand for assent to their core tenets that, according to The New York Times, "[n]early half the large universities in America require that job applicants write" statements that affirm belief in and demonstrate devotion […]
  • When sitting presidents begin thinking about reelection, the one factor they should seriously consider is their current job approval rating. It is a remarkably accurate predictor of whether that president will be successful in winning another term. History shows us that incumbent presidents with approval ratings below 50% in their election year do not win […]