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  • On the UN’s 75th Anniversary, Commemorate UN War Fighters

    Commentary Somewhere in a storage room, I’ve a World War II submarine recognition pamphlet framed to display its intriguing title. Published circa 1943, the pamphlet is no frills—black ink submarine silhouettes and captions on white paper. The silhouettes depict U.S., British Commonwealth, Free French, and…
  • Bad Policies Fuel Fires

    Commentary “Mother Earth is angry!” says Nancy Pelosi in my newest video. “The debate is over around climate change!” says California Governor Gavin Newsom, smirking, strangely. They’re eager to blame climate change for the wildfires in their state. I’m surprised they didn’t say it causes…
  • The Election Is Already Under Way in America’s Courts

    Although the election is not technically until November 3, election season is already well under way—most significantly in the dozens of election-litigation cases that are determining how people can vote, whether they can vote, and whether their votes will be counted. In the many cases…
  • The long-term effects of defeat: Communism in Japan

    It is not a philosophy outsiders immediately associate with emperor-worshipping Japan: communism. In fact, today’s Communist Party of Japan has some 300,000 members and seats in the Diet. This year, the country somberly marked the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II –…
  • Language and Thought

    Commentary Seventeenth-century poet and intellect John Milton predicted, “When language in common use in any country becomes irregular and depraved, it is followed by their ruin and degradation.” Gore Vidal, his 20th-century intellectual successor, elaborated saying: “As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too.…
  • Beijing’s Chip Manufacturing Projects May Bring Social Unrest

    Commentary With China lagging behind in semiconductor manufacturing capabilities, local governments have stepped up chip production under Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s ambitious industrial policy “Made in China 2025.” Chip manufacturers across the country suddenly boomed. However, industry scandals and bad news have occurred one after…
  • Why Are They Capitalizing ‘Black’?

    Commentary A few months ago, I noticed that my published column spelled “black” “Black.” As I had submitted the column with “black” spelled with a lower case “b,” I contacted my editor to find out why what I had written was changed. She responded that…
  • NFL’s Social Justice Experiment Is No Touchdown

    Commentary PITTSBURGH—In 2017, when Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva stood near the tunnel to the Pittsburgh locker room with his hand over his heart while “The Star-Spangled Banner” played, the former Army Ranger was the only member of his team to do so. Apropos…
  • Biden Anti-Business Agenda Would Wreck the Economy

    Commentary The Democrats are rewriting history, celebrating the Obama record on the economy as if these were the salad days for America. In Washington parlance, that is called “misremembering.” The reality is that the Obama tax-and-regulate agenda led to the weakest economic recovery from a…
  • RBG’s Greatest Insight

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s time on the Court was often characterized as a pitched battle between the principles of equality and individual liberty. Conservative majorities have tended to elevate individual autonomy rights over equal treatment and equal opportunity in our politics, our workplaces, and our…
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