The U.S. Can Afford to Stay Calm with Iran

The U.S. Can Afford to Stay Calm with…

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters) The Trump administration can sit back and monitor Iran’s international ostracism and economic isolation while remaining unpredictable and enigmatic. President Trump recently ordered and then called off a retaliatory…

Please Raise My Taxes?

Please Raise My Taxes?

Eli Broad at a media preview of The Broad Museum in Los Angeles, Calif., in 2015. (Kevork Djansezian/Reuters) Rather than calling for the federal government to do more income redistribution, it might be useful to…

San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Pass E-Cigarette Ban

San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Pass…

(Robert Galbraith/Reuters) San Francisco became the first U.S. city to effectively ban the sale of e-cigarettes on Tuesday. The city’s board of supervisors passed an ordinance that bans the sale of e-cigarettes that have not yet…

The Wrenching Reparations Question

The Wrenching Reparations Question

Slave shackles on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., in 2016. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The animating sentiment behind reparations should not be dismissed out of hand, but implementing…

DOJ urges definitive ruling from SCOTUS on census citizenship question

DOJ urges definitive ruling from SCOTUS on census…

Before the Justice Department’s latest salvo, civil rights groups celebrated the order from the Richmond, Va.-based 4th Circuit as an indication that their arguments against the citizenship question were gaining traction. | Michelle R. Smith/AP…

Clue Hidden in Website Code Fuels Speculation on Rep. Omar’s Marital History

Clue Hidden in Website Code Fuels Speculation on…

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) leaves the Senate chamber in Washington, D.C., January 24, 2019. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) has long dismissed the accusation that she married her brother in order to…

What a Border Crisis Looks Like

What a Border Crisis Looks Like

Migrants from Central America cross the Rio Bravo river to enter illegally into the United States at El Paso, Texas, June 11, 2019. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters) This is a similar border crisis to the one…

For Economic Growth, We Need the Rule of Law

For Economic Growth, We Need the Rule of…

Skyline of Dubai, December 29, 2018. (Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters) From China to the Middle East, intellectual-property theft, corruption, and fraud prevent the free flow of capital and trade. President Trump says that growth is jeopardized…

South Dakota’s Efforts to Protect Speech on Campus Could Be a Model for the Nation

South Dakota’s Efforts to Protect Speech on Campus…

(File photo: Jonathan Drake/Reuters) A new law strengthening First Amendment protections at state universities is among the first to tackle this growing problem. This Wednesday, June 26, the South Dakota Board of Regents will meet…

Making Sense of the Iran Chaos

Making Sense of the Iran Chaos

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office, June 20, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Iran’s harassment should not be permitted to provoke an escalation. One would prefer…

Inching Back toward the Rule of Law

Inching Back toward the Rule of Law

(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) To improve bureaucracy, limit it. Conservatives typically have one of two reactions to the headlines in left-leaning publications: Ninety percent of the time, we cringe at the presumption on display, but 10 percent…

A worthless degree? Betsy DeVos wants to change rules for which colleges stay open, close

A worthless degree? Betsy DeVos wants to change…

Trump's education secretary's plans for reforming U.S. education revolve around charter schools and vouchers. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Going to Brightwood College in the 2018 fall semester was supposed to be a safe bet.…

Trump delays nationwide ICE raids to deport undocumented immigrants, allows Congress two weeks on deal

Trump delays nationwide ICE raids to deport undocumented…

President Donald Trump's new immigration proposal would create a system to prioritize highly skilled immigrants. USA TODAY WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he would delay nationwide raids aiming to round up undocumented immigrants…

FAA Orders U.S. Airlines to Avoid Iranian Airspace

FAA Orders U.S. Airlines to Avoid Iranian Airspace

A United Airlines Boeing 737-900ER takes off from Los Angeles International airport, March 28, 2018. (File photo: Mike Blake/Reuters) The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered U.S. airlines not to fly in Iranian airspace as tensions…

Shock testimony at trial of Navy SEAL accused of killing ISIS fighter as witness takes blame

Shock testimony at trial of Navy SEAL accused…

A Navy SEAL stunned a San Diego courtroom Thursday with testimony he’s the one who ultimately killed the Islamic State fighter at the center of his fellow SEAL’s murder trial. Corey Scott, a first class…

Was Iran’s Downing of a U.S. Drone Really a ‘Mistake’?

Was Iran’s Downing of a U.S. Drone Really…

RQ-4 Global Hawk drone (Bobbi Zapka/USAF/Handout via Reuters) History suggests that Trump may be understating the regime’s involvement. Speaking to the press today alongside Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, President Donald Trump repeatedly called Iran’s…

Trump canceled Iran strike after US drone attack, no indication decision will be reversed, official said

Trump canceled Iran strike after US drone attack,…

The U.S. military described the incident as an "unprovoked attack" over international waters. AP President Donald Trump abruptly canceled an attack on Iran on Thursday evening after the nation shot down a U.S drone, according to…

Georgia inmate says I ain't never took a life before execution

Georgia inmate says I ain’t never took a…

A Georgia man convicted of a 1996 shotgun slaying maintained he “ain’t never took a life,” before he was put to death by lethal injection Thursday. Marion Wilson Jr., 42, and Robert Earl Butts Jr.…