BETSY MCCAUGHEY: Beware, Obamacare penalty could come back into play


The federal tax cut signed into law last week eliminates the federal penalty for not having health insurance, starting in 2019. That’s good news for those who’ve been buying Obamacare to avoid the penalty, and even better news for those who’ve actually been paying the penalty. But don’t ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Is bad regulation really ‘divisive’?


It was telling that a headline writer chose the word “divisive” to describe a Fort Wayne councilman’s quoting of the Declaration of Independence. The councilman was explaining why he opposed a resolution declaring his city “inclusive,” saying that he already had done so in taking his ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: My prayer for the new year


As I wind down after family time on the day that we celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ, I lift up a prayer that Indiana ends abortion in 2018. A lofty prayer perhaps, but consider that Representative Curt Nisly will re-introduce the Protection at Conception bill to protect all ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trump is trying to fix sanctuary city problem


President Trump was on TV explaining how dangerous these sanctuary cities are, and he is absolutely right. Too many violent criminals are allowed to go free because of Democrats and liberals ignoring the law. President Trump is trying to fix it, but the liberal cities are ignoring him. This is ...

Brent Bozell

BRENT BOZELL & TIM GRAHAM: The year of media freakouts


The year 2017 unfolded into a massive surprise to liberals, who fully expected that before Christmas we would (a) all die in a nuclear war over President Donald Trump's tweets or (b) be swearing in President Mike Pence after Trump was impeached or petulantly quit because the news media ...

Michelle Malkin

MICHELLE MALKIN: Honoring 2017’s bulldogs


There are talkers and doers, sowers of dissatisfaction seeds and agents of lasting change. Much of my column work over the year is dedicated to exposing the worst crapweasels in politics, pop culture, media and the policy arena. But to ring out 2017, I'm raising a toast to some of my ...

Andrew Napolitano

JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO: America at Christmas


What if Christmas is a core value of belief in a personal God who lived among us and His freely given promise of eternal salvation that no believer should reject or apologize for? What if Christmas is the rebirth of Christ in the hearts of all believers? What if Christmas is the potential ...

ben shapiro

BEN SHAPIRO: Time to defund the United Nations


Last week, Democrats and many in the mainstream media became highly perturbed by the Trump administration's suggestion that the United States might tie continued foreign aid to support for its agenda abroad. Foreign dictators agreed. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who spent the last ...

Star Parker

STAR PARKER: Donald Trump gets real about the UN


Following the U.N. General Assembly vote condemning the United States' recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and Ambassador Nikki Haley's bold speech to that body following the vote, Haley has announced that the 2018 budget for the U.N. will be cut by $285 million. ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: We all look forward to a better 2018


As we look ahead to a new year, we hope we all do so with a resolve to make it better than 2017. This has been the first year for our new president, a head of state unlike any we have known before — a businessman, not a politician; someone not bound by tradition or the hallowed decorum of ...

Walter E. Williams

WALTER E. WILLIAMS: Educational rot


My recent columns have focused on the extremely poor educational outcomes for black students. There's enough blame for all involved to have their fair share. That includes students who are hostile and alien to the educational process and have derelict, uninterested home environments. After all, ...


CAL THOMAS: Heritage breaks two glass ceilings with new president


Hillary Clinton was supposed to break the glass ceiling, which she said has kept a woman from becoming president, but the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy think tank based in Washington, D.C., has actually done it. Their new president is Kay Coles James, a female, an ...

DAVE RAMSEY: Gift cards for grandkids?


Dear Dave, What's an appropriate amount for gift cards to send each of our five grandchildren for Christmas? — Liz Dear Liz, How much do you spend on your grandchildren? Enough to make their parents nervous! Seriously, I think it depends on two things. First, are you two debt-free, or ...