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Harrop: Biden applies his bragging rights to the stock market

"Biden's Stock Market Returns Continue to Trounce Trump's" reads a recent Forbes headline. Sophisticated investors know this, but most of the public may not because Democrats have this self-defeating aversion to boasting about bull markets during their watch. That seems to have changed under ...

Reich: What happened to the GOP that stood for limited government?

I'm old enough to remember when the Republican Party stood for limited government — when Ronald Reagan thundered "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem." Today's Republican Party, while still claiming to stand for limited government, is practicing just the ...

Buchanan: 20 years after 9/11 — are we better off?

When the hijacked planes hit the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that first 9/11, the Taliban were in control of Afghanistan and providing sanctuary for al-Qaida. Today, the Taliban are in control of Afghanistan and providing sanctuary to al-Qaida. What then did our ...

Witcover: Twenty years later, on watching 9/11 from abroad

WASHINGTON — On Sept. 11, 2001, my wife and I were outside Paris watching reports on French television of the two hijacked planes that crashed into the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center. We canceled a visit to Versailles and rushed back to Paris in quest of the first available ...

Reich: Trump’s attempted coup continues

The former president's attempted coup is not stopping. He still refuses to concede and continues to rile up supporters with his bogus claim that the 2020 election was stolen. Tens of millions of Americans believe him. At a Republican event Aug. 29 in Franklin, North Carolina, Rep. Madison ...

Buchanan: Cacophony and confusion in foreign policy

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the country was united behind him. The America First Committee, the largest anti-war movement in our history, which had the backing of President Herbert Hoover and future ...

Lowry: Sorry, this was not a success

Talk about a catastrophic success. The Biden administration wants credit for the Afghanistan evacuation as measured by the sheer number of people it flew out amid a security and humanitarian crisis of its own making. This is the arsonist bragging about how many fires he has put out. Those ...

Charen: The party of violence

A Republican running for Northampton County executive in Pennsylvania gave a heated address on Aug. 29 about mask mandates in schools. Steve Lynch is tired, he said, of providing his school board arguments and data (he apparently thinks the data support letting kids go maskless), but the ...

Stossel: Should the government mandate getting a vaccine?

Politicians love force. The idea of leaving us alone to make our own decisions goes against their nature. To be sure, civilized society sometimes needs government force: police to punish killers, soldiers to protect us from foreign invaders, environmental police to stop my smoke from flowing ...

Goldberg: Blame Congress, not Supreme Court, for eviction ruling

In a major victory for constitutional norms, the Supreme Court overturned a lawless and essentially authoritarian policy of the Trump administration, and progressives are furious. You read that right. Let's catch up. On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act, and Donald Trump signed it ...