Never let a crisis go to waste. For years, this has been the model used by power-hungry governments to restrain liberty and limit individual rights. Read more
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The lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II wrote many beautiful songs for Broadway musicals. One that was not beautiful but powerful for what it said about race relations in 1949 when the show opened was “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught.” The song was about being taught to hate. Read more
What’s spreading faster: the delta variant or rank political stupidity? Read more
America looked back last week on 9/11 and its aftermath in Afghanistan with a mood of deep pessimism. The Taliban victory in Kabul seemed to end not just a 20-year war, but an era in American life. Read more
In the 20 years since Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. presidents have been saying their anti-terrorism policies have worked, as evidenced by no new attacks on America. While we should be grateful another attack hasn’t occurred, past performance is no guarantee of future success. Fanatics are nothing bu… Read more
What’s the quickest, most efficient way for President Joe Biden to sabotage his own agenda? Read more
Watching the last U.S. military plane go wheels up and out of the Afghanistan war reminded me of an old saying: History often repeats itself, but a lot of us would rather not pay attention. Read more