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Charges against Assange could have a chilling effect

PARIS — The U.S. Department of Justice filed 18 felony charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on May 23, and 17 of the charges are for alleged espionage. Assange describes himself as a publisher. The U.S. government apparently begs to differ. The Justice Department goes to great ...

Honoring first responders

There’s a reason we call them first responders. They’re the first people to head into danger and to help their neighbors whenever they are needed. These brave individuals are our Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals, and they’re always ready to answer our calls for help. To ...

Left’s battle against ‘inequality’

In his book “Discrimination and Disparities,” economist Thomas Sowell notes that a disproportionate percentage of first-born siblings become National Merit scholars compared to siblings born later, presumably because the first-born starts life with no sibling competition for parental ...

Revoke marriage fraud immunity card

If you are not a member of the Democrats’ protected class of bitter loudmouths who hate America, you can be investigated and prosecuted for marriage fraud. The headlines have been filled with recent crackdowns. In Texas recently, 96 people were indicted on federal charges of conspiring to ...

Mar-A-Lagowood in Montoursville

In an early description of Donald Trump, he was likened to a Borscht Belt comedian taking his irrepressible show on the road. I figured it was time to hear the man in person. I, among many thousands of others, arrived at the Montoursville airport to watch the President land and regale the crowd ...

Joe Biden’s heresy

WASHINGTON — The left is starting to take aim at Democratic front-runner Joe Biden. At a recent conference, liberal activists repeatedly booed when told that Biden wanted to find “middle ground” on climate policy. When an audience member shouted “No middle ground!” Rep. Alexandria ...

Disruption, fear and opportunity ahead

There was a time when health care technology meant expensive new machines that only hospitals could afford. The costs were so enormous that only insurance companies could pay for their use and insurance bureaucrats only grudgingly allowed people to get needed tests and treatment. Today, ...

4-person race for Democratic nomination?

From the moment former Vice President Joe Biden threw his hat in the ring, he has been the dominant front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. That status was confirmed in the most recent ScottRasmussen.com poll of the race, showing Biden with 39 percent of vote and a ...

Slavery: neither strange nor peculiar

The favorite leftist tool for the attack on our nation’s founding is that slavery was sanctioned. They argue that the founders disregarded the promises of our Declaration of Independence “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, ...

Will ‘whiteshift’ save America from ethnic strife?

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to journalism in recent years, you surely have noticed stories predicting, often with a certain relish, that the United States is about to become a majority-minority country. Such predictions, as the Obama administration Census Bureau director ...

Even Trump now realizes we need immigrants

After spending much time and energy as a candidate and president descrying immigration, Donald Trump now wants Americans to believe immigrants are good for our country. The president recently touted a new immigration plan put together by his son-in-law Jared Kushner, a man with little ...

DeBlasio is the Ferris Bueller of Democratic presidential candidates

The most rational response to the news that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to be president is to ask, “Of what?” When informed that he wants to be president of the United States and not of, say, the local organic hemp co-op, perhaps the next best response would be to take a ...

White males and abortion

Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., tweeted in response to anti-abortion legislation passed by the Alabama legislature: “I refuse to believe that these Republican men represent the views of most Alabamians. Their action is both unconstitutional and shameful. The people of Alabama deserve to be on the ...

What if Trump has driven Democrats sane?

The Joe Biden polling surge has raised the frightful specter of Democratic rationality. What if Donald Trump hasn’t driven Democrats insane, sending them into a spiral of self-defeating radicalism, but instead made them shockingly pragmatic? Biden’s early strength suggests it may be ...

The Hollywood left hates Alabama

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill on May 14 protecting unborn babies from the slaughter of abortion. The vote wasn’t close in the state legislature: 74-3 in the House, 25-6 in the Senate. One more state has come to its senses. There’s a wave of pro-life bills being passed in the ...

Once upon a time in America

There was a time in American history — nearly all of it up to the presidency of Woodrow Wilson — when the federal government followed basic constitutional norms. With some unique and discrete exceptions, like the Civil War, Congress wrote the laws, the president enforced them, whether he ...

Prison safety reforms still waiting to be put into place

It has been a little over a year since the slaying of Pennsylvania State Corrections Officer Sgt. Mark Baserman at the hands of an inmate already serving a life sentence for murder. Many of the safety reforms our organization has called for in the wake of his tragic death still have not been ...

Pompeo and Bolton’s obsession with Iran is getting dangerous

PARIS — This week, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, two countries closely allied with the U.S. and Israel against Iran, announced that four commercial tankers had been “sabotaged” in Emirati waters. Frankly, I’ve seen worse damage to a bus in Paris when it sideswiped a ...

Contempt may be a case of dirty politics

Ever since Donald Trump came down that Trump Tower escalator to announce his candidacy for president, we’ve heard a great deal about the abuse of norms — constitutional norms, democratic norms, norms of decency, all kinds of norms. For Trump supporters, the president’s frequent violations ...

The Post wants Team Trump removed or jailed

The Washington Post is on a power trip again, high on the possibilities of ruining some more Republicans, like Woodward and Bernstein hoping to repeal the Nixon landslide over McGovern in those golden days of Watergate. They are goading the Democrats from the hard left for contempt ...