Just over a week ago, market signals and several analysts suggested that the odds were increasing for a recession in 2020.
Democrats running for president are vowing to bring high-speed internet to rural America. President Donald Trump campaigned on the same promise. It was to be part of his big infrastructure plan. But no, there will be no big infrastructure plan.
There’s a movement afoot already to make changes to the new state law raising the fuel tax in counties along, and near, Interstate 81.
Seems like a rounding error
Regarding bass fishing
Beto O’Rourke has taken the measure of America and found it wanting.
Social media has a dark side, and all parents and guardians of susceptible children need to be aware of it.
WASHINGTON — For all the talk about a possible breakthrough on background checks for gun buyers, it would be only a minor success if military-type assault weapons remain on the market.
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Make it stop
All Democrats want to take your guns. All Republicans are racist. So is law enforcement, and police brutality is commonplace.
The doctor ordered the pills
It approaches a year since Sen. John McCain departed these earthly precincts. He is rightly missed for his principled leadership, for his maverick ways and for his – now increasingly rare – ability to reach out and collaborate effectively with senators across the partisan divide. I miss all …
The protests in Hong Kong are heartbreaking to witness. I recall the gloom that accompanied the handover of sovereignty ceremony in 1997. Prince Charles was there. So was Tony Blair. Only eight years had passed since the communist Chinese government had mowed down an estimated 10,000 democra…
WASHINGTON -- President Trump has warned China that it must respond "humanely" to the protests in Hong Kong if it wants a trade deal, for the first time suggesting that the United States would impose costs on Beijing if it launched a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on the city. It's about t…
I have never been a big fan of Bernie Sanders. His authoritarian tendencies and aggressive attacks on any who would disagree have outweighed the good in him.
(I first wrote this piece at the end of 2017, but held it back: too strong, I thought, for too many readers. Now, in the wake of the president’s truly grotesque trip to El Paso, it seems as fitting a time to go public with it as there will ever be.)
The death of Jeffrey Epstein highlights an important reality underlying 21st-century American politics.
Here’s a crazy idea: Maybe the forces of liberty will win.
Her name is Alyssa. She’s probably still in high school. Her first job is a server at the Copper Mine Grill, a local restaurant near Laurel Springs, North Carolina.
Most conservative people I’ve known agree that character is important. But it seems to me that, when it comes to our political leaders, people think of “character” too narrowly.
In two weeks’ time, three mass shootings killed 34 people and left dozens more injured. We were outraged and in shock, and for a few days we managed to sustain a collective call for new laws that would make our country safer.
With public schools now in session, here’s a reminder that might save a child’s life: obey Virginia’s law regarding stopped school buses.
CHICAGO — Given its surplus of violence and scarcity of resources, Chicago surely has bigger things to worry about than the menace, as the city sees it, of Laura Pekarik’s cupcakes. Herewith redundant evidence of regulatory government’s unsleeping solicitousness for the strong.
WASHINGTON – One of the everlasting social forces in directing human behavior – shame – has become part of the 2020 presidential race.
After the recent horror of multiple mass shootings – at a garlic festival in California; a Walmart in El Paso, Texas; and, finally, a popular nightlife neighborhood of Dayton, Ohio – I went to social media and posed two questions: “What is wrong with America? Why does this keep happening?” T…
New York real estate developer Stephen Ross was reportedly shocked by calls to boycott his businesses. The issue was the fundraiser he held last weekend for Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON – WARSAW – American millennials have a lot of complaints about their lot in life. So here’s a question for them: When is the last time you had to walk through a sewer waist-high in human filth, choking on the toxic ammonia, yet unable to cough for fear of alerting the Nazi SS sold…
Teenagers were invented in the late 1950s.
You’d think it would be the one thing we could all agree upon.
President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda has always been considered exclusionary and prejudiced by progressives; now they consider it tainted by mass murder.
WASHINGTON – House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler has now announced his committee will proceed with its inquiry into the impeachment of President Trump. He says he will do so despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s preference to slow-walk the process with further fact-finding into the variou…
My purpose in writing about evolution is not to engage in the controversy with people who find the idea of evolution is incompatible with some core religious beliefs, but because it’s a beautiful theory that illuminates so much about what we see in the system of life on earth – of which we a…
Ladies and gentlemen, grab your wallets and start your engines. The Yard Crawl has (officially) begun.
As in most counties in Virginia, there are homeless people, each person having varying needs as well as those with hearts filled with hope. Some homeless families live in cars, some live in the woods, some live on the streets and some in shelters. Some need jobs, some need counseling assista…
Our 11-year-old grandson is with us for the week, and we are having the sort of conversations that indicate the learning has just begun — for me.
Last week, David French of the National Review came out in support of red flag Laws. For those of you who do not know, a red flag law is where the government has the right to seize your weapons if you are deemed to be dangerous to yourself or to anyone else. To his credit, Mr. French makes a…