The Hard Facts Behind Venezuela’s Oil Crisis

The citizens of Venezuela have gotten used to spending days parked in mile-long lines for state-owned gasoline as shortages worsened for the world’s largest oil producer. In the capital of Caracas, hundreds of motorists waited in lines last month while carrying rocks and pipes to defend themselves as Venezuela’s socialist regime clung to power, The […]

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What Those Decrying America’s ‘Endless Wars’ Are Really Talking About

From the presidential candidate debate stage to new think tanks, voices from both left and right are demanding an end to America’s endless wars. Only one problem: We’re not fighting any endless wars. No matter. The endless-war warriors want us to do less on the world stage. Even in this age of great power competition, these “new” isolationists would […]

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4 Things to Know About Ken Cuccinelli, Trump’s New Chief for Lawful Immigration

As acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli becomes a key player in the Trump administration’s enforcement of immigration laws. On Tuesday, Cuccinelli attended a ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York as 52 persons from 28 countries became U.S. citizens. “This is a […]

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A Fallen Warrior and the Unfading Flag

My wife Anne and I celebrated the Fourth of July early this year when we buried her brother, Jimmy, with full military honors in a tiny cemetery outside Scranton, Pennsylvania.   It didn’t matter that Jimmy was “only” a draftee and served in Alaska, where he manned a radar station, rather than Vietnam. What was […]

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Nike’s Betsy Ross Flag Freak-Out Shows Moral Inconsistency of Left

Anti-Americanism sells, apparently. Nike recently pulled a line of shoes—the Air Max 1 USA, featuring a Revolutionary War-era American flag, the so-called Betsy Ross flag—which was slated to be rolled out for the Fourth of July holiday. Why? Because, according to The Wall Street Journal, Nike endorser and former NFL player Colin Kaepernick deemed the […]

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Free Speech on Campus Comes With Responsibility

In the face of adversity, the responsible use of freedom is a virtue—as well as a necessity. America is a nation born from the idea of freedom. To properly use this blessing and avoid abusing it, we need the clarity of moral insight. Civil rights require civic responsibility. But Americans’ fear of losing the freedom […]

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Trump Signs Law Making It Harder for IRS to Seize Money From Americans

The Internal Revenue Service seized $446,000 from the bank accounts of brothers Jeffrey, Richard, and Mitch Hirsch in 2012, claiming a “structuring” violation against the owners of Bi-County Distributors Inc. for making multiple bank deposits of less than $10,000. The government never charged them with a crime, nor gave them a hearing to enable them […]

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With CAIR’s Backing, Rep. Ilhan Omar Targets FBI Terror Database In Order to Defend Rights of Muslim Terrorists

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and ten other House Democrats have written to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, requesting information about how information from the FBI-administered terrorist watchlist is shared with foreign governments – including governments with poor human rights records. In doing so, she pointed to the support of the Council on American-Islamic […]

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