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Twelve years ago in this space, I penned a commentary entitled “The case for annexing Mexico,” a partly tongue-in-cheek offering which suggested that if America was going to tolerate such a porous southern border, we might as well make it official and begin negotiations with Mexico toward its annexation. Given the

To say that the media is knee-jerk and irresponsible is to make the understatement of the millennium. To say that the American people are gullible to their knee-jerk is to speak a sad truth. On no other subject is this more relevant than the matter of sexual harassment claims. To

I never cared for Al Franken, I thought he cheated his way into office in the first place, but at the same time, I do not believe he should resign. Almost all accusations of sexual misconduct made against politicians, people in the entertainment business, etc. made these days are only

Editor’s Note: While Dr. Paul is correct about government leaving business owners alone, he is completely wrong about “forcing a definition of marriage.”  Marriage is defined and has been for all human history as between a man and a woman.  It’s never been between members of the same sex, and

Do we need a third major political party? I often joke that I’d be happy if we actually had a second party, as when it comes to the big issues – war, monetary policy, civil liberties – the Republicans and Democrats are more alike than different. Perhaps that’s why a

The caliphate is dead. Last Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that the Islamic State (ISIS) had been driven out of Iraq: Today, our troops were able to purge islands of Nineveh and Anbar in full, and they (the forces) are now fully controlling the Iraqi-Syrian borders. These victories are not

In recent days we have seen a parade of women coming forward to tell of the abuse done to them by powerful men. In the Senate, we have Al Franken, with multiple women saying his last name would be complete only by adding “stein” to it. Then there is former

Ever stopped to notice that most gun grabbers like to grab a lot more than guns? Like private property rights, privacy rights, free speech liberties, and vulnerable women, to name a few in no particular order. It’s as though the more power some people are given (particularly people operating in

With the recent victories by Democrats in the November 2017 elections, there is much talk about what Republicans should learn from this and what they should do now. One argument is that Republicans must more clearly “embrace Trump.” That is, they should align themselves with the President and demonstrate their

Americans’ collective waist has been inching up every year and blood pressure increased thanks in part to our sedentary lifestyles and to the amount of sugar and salt in all food. For convenience and to save time, we often eat fast food and restaurant rich foods and walk much less