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Biden Joining Dems In Left Field

Editor’s Note: Michelle Malkin is off this week. The following is by Betsy McCaughey. Nineteen Democrats running for president took the stage in Iowa on Sunday to woo voters. It was a circus of left-wingers going bonkers for things most Americans don’t want. The front-runners back ...

Biden Takes Heat For Abortion Evolution

WASHINGTON — Sooner or later, it was bound to happen. The Democratic contest for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination has begun to pivot from the competition among self-identified progressive candidates to cutting Joe Biden’s wide early lead in the polls among the 23-candidate ...

Guarded Pains Of A Suffering Man: Nat’s Conclusion

Nat had arrived for a second session. He was clearly guarded, yet I could detect a suffering man. I only heard a portion of the whole that comprises Nat’s world. Before he could consider opening up further with me, he posited salient questions; inquiries into who I am. He needed and really ...

Where Are My Geese?

“I wonder what the geese are doing tonight.” Sung to one of my favorite (but aren’t they all?) songs from”Camelot,” it hangs in my mind day after day — well now into the second month. Yes, what are the geese doing? Their pattern hasn’t changed in all the years I’ve lived ...

Proud To Be A Papa

As much as I don’t feel I’ve done as good a job being a father, as I should have, and/or could have done, I can honestly say that I am so proud to be celebrating Father’s Day today, as a member of that group sometimes called “Papa.” I’m especially excited with this Father’s Day ...

Reeling For Decades, Losing A Family Member

It was the kind of day where when you got home, you took a look at the sky and breathed in the perfect air, blue sky, sunshine, 80 degrees, and just sighed. Close to heaven, such weather. That was Sunday, the 9th of June 2019. It hadn’t been an easy week. This week I found out my ...

Deeper And Deeper In Debt

There are many addictions besides drugs, sex and power. There is also our increasing addiction to debt. According to Money Magazine, reporting on figures from the New York Fed, “Americans’ debt hit a new high of $13 trillion last year, surpassing the previous record set in 2008 by $280 ...

Not Even Trump Can Abolish Economic Laws

Economic laws don’t have a political party. They don?t care who is president, which party controls Congress, or how many protesters march for or against particular policies. Understanding those principles allows you to understand most of what goes on in society, even in those areas we don't ...

She Still Climbs Many Mountains

Doctors discovered that Julie Danielson had polio when she was in 8th grade at Southwestern Central High School. At the time, the disease infected tens of thousands of children in the United States every year, permanently disabling many of them. Julie left school for treatment (and ...

LGBTQ Pride On Stonewall Anniversary

I am as straight as the crease in George Will’s slacks. It’s not something I’m particularly proud of. To be clear, it’s also not something of which I am ashamed. Truth be told, it’s not something I’ve ever had to think much about, not something I’ve ever had to defend or deny. ...

CEOs For Abortion: A Business Perspective

Clarity of thought and expression about moral issues is not a core competency of CEOs. If anyone had any doubt, look no further than the “historic” pro-abortion statement by nearly 200 CEOs that ran in a full-page ad in The New York Times. It is a festival of absurdity and euphemism, an ...

The Good Life: ‘Are You A Citizen’?

My maternal grandfather was an illegal alien immigrant or, in the language of the early 20th century, a “wetback,” according to a family legend. These days, there is debate about whether the 2020 Census should include the question, “Are you a citizen?” My heritage probably affects my ...

Canine Companion: Dogs Provide Protection, Warmth

Hey, guys. I hope all of you had an amazing week as per usual. This week we’re talking about sleep. Ha. That’s funny since it’s the weekend and we’re all going to sleep in late, right? Well, not me. But, some of you might be able to. I wake up extremely early even on weekends to a hug ...

A Tribute To The Editor Stuart Warner

The first time I had a conversation with editor Stuart Warner, I didn’t like him much. This was in 2001, just weeks after my five-day series had run in The Plain Dealer. Without my knowledge, Stuart had provided a thorough critique of the series to our editor-in-chief. Each day of newsprint ...

How To Create Conflict

We are living in a time of increasing domestic tension. Some of it stems from the presidency of Donald Trump. Another part of it is various advocacy groups on both sides of the political spectrum demanding one cause or another. But nearly totally ignored is how growing government control over ...

‘We’ Once Did Fight Wars

Beneath the perfectly manicured lawns and under the pines and elm trees at the Normandy cemetery lie 9,388 Americans who died during D-Day or in the liberation of France that followed. Among them is a most unlikely combatant, a 56-year-old Army officer who was a wounded veteran of World War I ...

Democrats, Don’t Try To Impeach Trump, Please

Many pundits have this unfortunate habit of framing what they want as what the American people want. I’ve been guilty of this at times. After all, what is more gratifying than the idea that the American masses are marching behind your band? Similarly, some left-leaning writers are ...

There Is A Season: Living Every Moment

Does anyone else feel like time is flying by even more quickly than it has before? I feel like just yesterday, it was April, but now we are so close to the middle of June. When I look at my calendar every morning to see what’s on the agenda, I am always astounded by how quickly ...

From Convicted Murderer To Law Grad

What would you do if you were falsely accused and convicted of a brutal rape and murder you didn’t commit? How would you handle a violent maximum-security prison, sentenced 16 years to life, at age 17? And where would you go, what would you choose to do, if you won your freedom back after ...

A Criminal President Should Be Indictable

WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in his handoff to Congress to pursue impeachment of Donald Trump, cited a Justice Department edict: No sitting president can be indicted or criminally prosecuted, on grounds that doing so would unduly hamper the executive branch in the immense task ...