Same-Sex Marriage

Alone Perhaps, But Is Trump Right?

At the G-20 in Hamburg, it is said, President Trump was isolated, without support from the other G-20 members, especially on climate change and trade. Perhaps so. But the crucial question is not whether Trump is alone, but whether he is right. Has Trump read the crisis of the West correctly? Are his warnings valid? Is not the Obama-Merkel vision of a New World Order a utopian fantasy?

Is America Still A Nation?

Federalist No. 2 celebrated our unity. Today’s elites proclaim that our diversity is our strength. But is this true or a tenet of trendy ideology?

Frontrunning: June 30

  • Rhetorical question of the day: Twisted Geniuses or Bumbling Ex-Academics? (WSJ)
  • Markets Steady on Quarter’s Last Day (WSJ)
  • Their fortunes enmeshed, Trump and Putin to hold first meeting next week (Reuters)
  • Oil Is Set for Longest Rally of 2017 (BBG)
  • Brightening economy sets euro up for strongest quarter since debt crisis (Reuters)

What To Watch For As The Dutch Go To The Polls

Dutch citizens will vote today for a new government in one of the most-watched elections in years. While polls have tilted towards PM Rutte's VVD Party in recent days, the euroskeptic leader of the Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, looks set to gain the most seats but the necessary coalition will be anything but clean (since World War II, it’s taken an average of 72 days to form a government).

Buchanan: Trump Must Break Judicial Power

A clipping of the court’s wings is long overdue. As for Trump’s disparagement of the judges, only someone ignorant of history can view that as frightening.

The End Of The Obama World Order

For the past eight years, Barack Obama has been using the power of the U.S. presidency to impose his vision of a progressive world order on the entire globe.  As a result, much of the planet will greatly celebrate once the Obama era officially ends on Friday.

Is Liberal Democracy An Endangered Species?

Donald Trump’s victory represented a rejection of Barack Obama’s America. And whether he succeeds, what is there to cause America to look back with nostalgia on the America Obama came to represent? Our Founding Fathers believed that democracy represented the degeneration of a republic; they feared and loathed it, and felt that it was the precursor of dictatorship. They may have been right again.

The Mayor Of London: "My Side" Versus Reality

Taken as a whole, Mayor Khan's presentation to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on "The Breakdown of Social Integration – The Challenge of Our Age," seemed to ignore unpleasant facts which suggest that there is more incompatibility of values than he is willing to admit -- in the interest of pushing an immigration agenda favored by his "side." Mayor Khan's presentation seemed designed to pacify Westerners and enable the spread of the rule of Islam.