Opinion

Froma Harrop: Campus liberals are too easy to bait

May 23, 2017

“Rising to the bait” is a fishing term. Anglers lure fish hiding in the deep by positioning bait on or near the surface. Fish that rise to the bait usually end up on someone’s dinner plate.

George F. Will: Federal power spins its ever-growing web

May 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — A blind spider creeping through America’s judicial thicket might be heading to the Supreme Court, which will have to decide if the contentment or even the survival of the Bone Cave Harvestman spider species, which lives only in two central Texas counties, is any of the federal government’s business. If it is, what isn’t?

Letter to the Editor: GOP should demand Trump’s resignation

May 20, 2017

I join most mental health experts in questioning whether Donald Trump is mentally stable. He cannot control his temper, he lashes out at everyone including his own employees, and he has the temperament of a 12-year-old boy – with my apologies to all 12-year-old boys.

Cal Thomas: Mr. President, please stop the insults

May 18, 2017

During an interview last June in his New York office, I asked Donald Trump about his use of language that many considered insulting and divisive. “Will there be a pivot for you from the primaries to the general election campaign?”

Commentary: Calling Confederate sympathizers terrorists is a bad idea

May 18, 2017

Recently people on the radical left, in their never-ending war on American culture and our historical relevance, have resorted to calling Confederate soldiers “terrorists” and anarchists to justify the removal of Confederate monuments. This is beyond insulting, it is also dangerous.

Commentary: Exit, stage left

May 17, 2017

We are witness to the collapse of a presidency. This reality TV show president has come to the end of his run. Clearly he no longer has a firm grasp of reality, and his attempt to manipulate reality to conform to his bidding has failed in its ill-starred journey to the summit.

Walter E. Williams: Sheer lunacy on campus

May 16, 2017

Parents, taxpayers and donors have little idea of the levels of lunacy, evil and lawlessness that have become features of many of today’s institutions of higher learning. Parents, taxpayers and donors who ignore or are too lazy to find out what goes on in the name of higher education are nearly as complicit as the professors and administrators who promote or sanction the lunacy, evil and lawlessness. As for the term “institutions of higher learning,” we might start asking: Higher than what? Let’s look at a tiny sample of academic lunacy.

Diane Dimond: Wanted: Common sense in the jury box

May 16, 2017

We should all have a profound respect for our jury system. In a justice system that is obviously not perfect, average citizens put their lives on hold to serve as jurors so defendants get a fair shot at impartiality. Jurors act as a counterbalance to attorneys’ legal maneuverings as they apply their common sense to the proceedings. But in a world where defense attorneys use every trick in the book and bend the meaning of reasonable doubt beyond all comprehension, jurors can sometimes be led off the path to justice. I have sat in many courtrooms and watched this process firsthand.