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Harrop: Are you ‘looked down upon’? Do you care?

It's a commonplace gripe in Trump world and aligned planets that "elites look down on me." The elites are usually described as college-educated liberals living in big cities. The complainers are not always wrong, but they exaggerate how much their alleged "betters" are even thinking about ...

Garvey: The pandemic is over but the sickness has just begun

The pandemic is over. How do I know? Not because COVID has gone away — no, I realize that many are still getting sick and even dying from the virus — and not because we no longer mask up or get booster shots (in fact, I just wore a mask at the doctor's office today and am scheduling ...

Buchanan: Biden commits US to war for Taiwan

If China invades Taiwan to unify it with the mainland, the United States will go to war to defend Taiwan and send U.S. troops to fight the invaders. That is the commitment made last week by President Joe Biden. Asked by CBS's Scott Pelley on "60 Minutes" if the U.S. would fight in defense of ...

Erickson: Sitting on the cash

The dictionary defines "grift" as "a petty or small-scale swindle." What is happening to the Republican Party trumps that and jeopardizes the Republican takeover of Congress. Not enough people are willing to discuss it. The financial disclosure numbers are out. Combined, the Democratic ...

Charen: Don’t blame the immigrants; it’s our laws that are criminal

America needs more immigrants, but we seem determined to shoot ourselves in the foot. Before addressing that self-sabotage, permit a small digression. In the 1980s, Venezuela was the wealthiest country in Latin America. Sitting on about 18% of the world's proven oil reserves, Venezuelans ...

De Rugy: Most Americans value immigration. Most politicians don’t.

At a time when the American economy could use more people, restrictions on immigration continue to trap a lot of unused talent in low-productivity countries. To unleash it, the United States could simply let these immigrants in and let them work. They'd become a productive part of the system ...