Opinion

Sealing The Deal: Imagining A Trump Transition

Howard Schweitzer
Donald Trump at a campaign rally (Reuters Pictures)

Talking to one Senator and a handful of Congressmen is not a transition strategy.

Declaring Independence From The CFPB

Opinion | Sean Moran
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray testifies before House Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing

We shouldn’t have to declare independence from a federal bureaucracy, but here we are.

The Ideal Presidential Campaign

Opinion | D.B. Ganz
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Imagine how different things would be if the U.S. elections were run with honor and common sense

Two Cheers For Bernie Sanders (Not Three Yet...)

| Lanny Davis
Bernie Sanders (Reuters Pictures)

I am hoping that the question is when, not whether, he will earn that third cheer

Get Richer Quick Scheme

Opinion | Derek Hunter
Cash - Reuters

Shady actions of some hedge fund managers taint the industry

Hillary Is Preferable To Trump Just Like Malaria Is Preferable To Ebola

Opinion | Jamie Weinstein
A combination photo shows Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) in Palm Beach, Florida and Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) in Miami, Florida at their respective Super Tuesday primaries campaign events on March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette (L), Javier Galeano (R)

Malaria is curable. Ebola is more often deadly.

Trump Isn't Hitler, He's Galileo

| Julian Wan
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Century Center in South Bend, Indiana, U.S., May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

Just as the Earth is not the center of the universe, neither is the establishment. Get used to it.

Trump And Clinton Are Opposite Sides Of The Same Coin

Opinion | Brian Fox
Trump and Clinton Reuters/Rick Wilking, Reuters/Andrees Latif

The real Trump doppelgänger in this election is not the staid Bernie Sanders

Don't Let Foreign Governments Have Our Tax Information

Opinion | Neil Siefring
Republican Presidential Candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) Campaigns In Western Iowa

Sen. Paul is right to block the treaty.

Save Our Southland (S.O.S.) Declares Southern Poverty Law Center A Hate Group

Opinion | Ben Jones
TV Land cancels Dukes of Hazzard

The Southern Poverty Law Center, by their own definition, has become a “Hate Group.”

Former Bush Lawyer Should Just Switch Parties

Opinion | Jenny Beth Martin
File photo of Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House after being nominated by President Barack Obama in Washington

Ted Olson once reliably opposed the Supreme Court rewriting the Constitution, now he embraces it.

Congress Must Take Action On Puerto Rico

Opinion | Javier Ortiz
File photo of Puerto Rico's Governor Garcia Padilla speaking ain San Juan

Speaker Paul Ryan is leading the charge in doing the right thing for Americans in Puerto Rico.

Rogue Republic: Felonious Voting In The Commonwealth

Opinion | Bill Wilson
Terry McAuliffe. (Photo: Getty Images)

Terry McAuliffe does his patron a solid

Could Doing Your Taxes Get Any Worse? Congress Is Trying Their Best

Opinion | Eric Peterson
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 30: The Internal Revenue Service building is shown August 30, 2006 in Washington DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Congress should oppose all efforts to licenses tax preparers

It's Not Whether You Win Or Lose

Opinion | Mary Claire Kendall
Ted Cruz, Screen Shot ABC, 5-1-2016

This game has rules, which those who are truly presidential will follow with grace and class.

Bill Gates Admits On Education Tech, 'We Really Haven't Changed Outcomes'

| Emmett McGroarty and Jane Robbins
Bill Gates. (JStone / Shutterstock.com)

Concerns about education through technology are beginning to surface.

Hillary Clinton Poses A Threat To The Gig Economy

Opinion | Dennis Cakert
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the attendees of the 61st Annual NAACP 'Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner' in Detroit

The gig economy should be treated with regulatory humility, not shackled with depression era regulations.

Will The Real Friends Of Putin Please Stand Up?

Opinion | Gabriel Meyr
Andrej Babis, leader of the ANO movement, smiles during a news conference at the party's election headquarters after the country's parliamentary election in Prague

A party in the Czech Republic’s governing coalition works for Russia’s interests

Trump The Fainthearted

Opinion | Gary Gambill
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S., May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

Trump has the kind of petty insecurities that often propel talented people to celebrity stardom.

Anti-Trump Protesters Show Their True Colors With Mexican Flags

Opinion | Scott Greer
Police in riot gear form a line to break up a group of protesters outside Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign rally in Costa Mesa

The California rioters showed no love for ‘America as an idea’

California's Criminal Cronyism: Why The Governator Reduced A Violent Felon's Sentence

Opinion | Lloyd Billingsley
Arnold Schwarzenegger to campaign for John Kasich

Cronyism is not the exclusive property of any political party or ideology.

Growth Anemia: Blame A Collapse In Business Investment

Opinion | Larry Kudlow
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When firms don’t invest in job-creation and higher wages, everyone suffers.

Cheerleading Tryout Rules Aren't A Problem, Calm Your Tits

Opinion | Katie Frates
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 10: Washington Huskies cheerleaders perform during the team's quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the Oregon Ducks at MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 10, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Oregon won 83-77. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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The UN Must Stop Silencing The Media And Stifling Press Freedom

Opinion | Drew Johnson
United Nations (Shutterstock photo)

The organization has proven disturbingly hypocritical on the issue of press freedom

Trump Should Pick His Own Female Running Mate: Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Opinion | Stewart Lawrence
U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) (C) arrives with a staff for a Republican caucus candidates' forum for the next House speaker at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 8, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTS3L3Z

She may be one of the GOP’s best kept secrets.

Drive Like Your Kids Live Here

Opinion | Michael C. Kerrigan
Everett Dutschke works on his mini-van in his driveway in Tupelo

‘Signs, signs everywhere a sign / blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind.’

Protecting Higher Education For Our Veterans

Opinion | Rep. Jody Hice
For-Profit College

Veterans need to have all the facts when applying for college

Why It's Not The Time To Pull Back On Nuclear Weapons

Opinion | Peter Huessy
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The Cold War was won through strength and deterrence

Tennessee Becomes Only Second State Ever To Eliminate Its Income Tax

Opinion | Justin Owen
Tennessee flag [Wikimedia/Creative Commons]

Tennessee has long lauded itself as income tax-free, but that claim always came with an infamous asterisk. Not anymore.

A Closer Look At Armenia And Its Neighbors

Opinion | Jason Katz
An ethnic Armenian soldier stands next to a cannon at the artillery positions near Nagorno-Karabakh's town of Martuni

Whitewashing Armenia’s failure as a state will not help the country or its people

John Kasich Isn't Exactly The Huggable Centrist Of Lore

Opinion | Scott Greer
U.S. Republican presidential candidate John Kasich speaks at the 2016 Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity in Columbia, South Carolina, January 9, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill

He’s actually kind of a hawkish jerk

How To Solve The Illegal Immigration Mess Without Deportations

Opinion | Jason Ressler
Immigration

No current proposals to help American workers or curb illegal immigration make sense.

A Donald Trump Presidency: Why Tom Hanks Is Laughing

Opinion | Alan Keyes
File photo of Tom Hanks attending The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles 23rd Annual Simply Shakespeare benefit reading of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" in Santa Monica

People like Tom Hanks are not taken in by Trump’s rhetoric because they know he’s just playing a part.

State Bans On Hydraulic Fracturing Stymie American Prosperity

Opinion | Randy Simmons and Brian Isom
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-E

Residents of New York are being denied, to satisfy the interests of lawmakers and environmental groups.

Kamala Harris Vs. Free Speech

Opinion | Mario H. Lopez
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The burden Ms. Harris’ demand imposes on constitutional liberties is obvious and profound.

COULTER: A Slow-Talker And A Homeless Guy Walk Into A Bar

Ann Coulter | Ann Coulter
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You might say a little of Ted Cruz goes a long way. Voters can’t stand Cruz any more than his Senate colleagues can.

And Unlikely Peacemaker: Will The Pope Bring Resolution In The Caucasus?

Opinion | James J. Coyle
Pope Francis arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican

The United States and France need to be more actively involved to protect the West’s interests in the peace process.

We Need To Make Getting IDs Easier, Not Voting Without Them

Opinion | Chandra Bozelko
Attorney General Loretta Lynch Testifies On Justice Department Oversight

From serving six-plus years in prison among a very poor population, I know the challenge of maintaining one’s identification.

Will The Remaining Races Look Like Wisconsin, Or New York?

Opinion | John M. Ellis
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks with rival John Kasich during a commercial break in the midst of the debate sponsored by CNN at the University of Miami in Miami, March 10

Kasich’s presence works to obscure the fact that the time to choose is now: Trump or not?

NC's HB2: If I'm Arrested, Send Me To Women's Prison

Opinion | Burwell Stark
Transgender Bathroom, John Arehart (Photo: Shutterstock

Those who are intent on committing crimes will do so at a time and place where they think it will be easiest.

The Immoral Economy Of The Left

Opinion | D.B. Ganz
Sanders Upsets Clinton, Wins Pennsylvania Primary (Reuters Pictures)

Helping the truly needy is a cornerstone of any just Judeo-Christian society. But so is ‘Thou shalt not steal.’

To Stop Trump, Ted Cruz-Larry Bird 2016

Opinion | Jamie Weinstein
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a campaign event at the Oasis Diner in Plainfield, Indiana April 23, 2016

Desperate times call for desperate measures

EU's Fight With Google Is Bigger Than Android: The War to Control The Web Has Gone Mobile

| Nada Stirratt
Google and European Union logos are seen in Sarajevo

In 2016, the only regulatory fight that matters is the fight over mobile.

Protecting The Freedom Of Musical Collaboration

Opinion | MoZella
John Sciulli/Getty Images North America

As songwriters, we shouldn’t be required to choose between our creative freedom and our livelihood.

The Path To Post-Convention Unity

Opinion | Ken Blackwell
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

There is no question which party is better prepared to govern, and govern well. At least, if it can unify.

We Can't Make Strategic Defense Decisions Without More Transparency About The Costs Of War

Opinion | Bonnie Kristian
Photo credit: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Research suggests that specific delineation of war taxes leads Americans to make smarter foreign policy choices.

Lawsuit In China Could Be A Tripwire To Watch

Opinion | Bill Cowan
Chinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen in a counting machine while a clerk counts them at a branch of a commercial bank in Beijing

The Chinese National Offshore Oil Company is back in the news

A New Culture For U.S. Trade Negotiations

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific nations in Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers meeting post in TPP Ministers "Family Photo" in Atlanta, Georgia October 1, 2015. REUTERS/USTR Press Office/Handout

Americans don’t believe free trade happy-talk as we see shuttered factories and entire towns dependent on Social Security disability checks.

The Left Is Waging An Actual War On Women

Opinion | Terry Schilling
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It’s not transgender individuals that we should fear, but sexual predators who have already taken advantage of this new ‘right’

Occupational Licensing Benefits Insiders, Shortchanges Millennials

Opinion | Jesse Hathaway
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Instead of protecting consumers, these laws actually raise the barrier to entry

Crime At The Click Of A Mouse

Opinion | Donald J. Mihalek
A picture illustration shows YouTube on a cell phone, in front of a YouTube copyright message regarding a video on an LCD screen, in central Bosnian town of Zenica

Why is this coalition, which has gotten certain congressmen to do its behest, making it more difficult for law enforcement?

Foreign Investment In Our Politicians

Opinion | Chuck Cunningham
Bernie Sanders rally Monica Lewinsky

Many credit card political donations can’t be verified as coming from the U.S.

The Cult Of Diversity Strikes Down Andrew Jackson

Opinion | Scott Greer
Andrew Jackson, President of the United States (USA) in 1828 (Photo by: Liverani/Andia/UIG via Getty Images)

Dead white males on dollar bills are too much for the politically correct crowd to take

Tax Preparer Bill Stops Fraudsters From Profiteering Off Mammoth Tax Code

Opinion | Rep. Diane Black
(Photo of W-2 tax form)

Today, you can charge money for tax preparing services without a background check or a single professional credential.

Time For GOP Congress To Stop Anti-Consumer Cronyism In Contact Lens Legislation

Opinion | Kevin Mooney
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The incestuous relationship between eye doctors and contact lens manufacturers opens the door to unsavory practices

Stopping Zika, Malaria, And Other Insect-Borne Diseases Will Require New Insecticide Investment

Opinion | Jasson Urbach
A pair of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are seen during a mating ritual while the female feeds on a blood meal in a 2003 image

For years insecticide research has received a mere fraction of the total malaria research investment