CAL THOMAS: Russia not the only actors in the 2016 election


The indictment of 13 Russians and three companies for allegedly creating a "sophisticated network designed to subvert the 2016 election and to support the Trump campaign" is only half the story. While the Justice Department targeted foreign influence, others could have easily said something ...


MICHELLE MALKIN: Do not let the children lead in gun control fight


Where are all the grown-ups in times of crisis and grief? Don't bother searching America's prestigious law schools. Two adult men, occupying lofty perches as law professors, argued this week that the voting age in the U.S. should be lowered to 16 because some high school survivors of the ...

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STAR PARKER: Tax cuts allow us to invest in opportunity


Included as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Trump in December, was an important new initiative called the Investing in Opportunity Act. The IIOA was a bipartisan initiative, sponsored by Republican Tim Scott and Democrat Cory Booker in the Senate, and ...


KATHLEEN PARKER: Seeking gun sanity after Parkland


WASHINGTON — As pressures mount for Congress to "just do something" about mass shootings, Americans would do well to seek solutions closer to home. City by city, state by state, people have every right and reason to enact their own strict gun laws rather than wait for federal ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: When unions are active, income increases


Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn., as they fought for the freedom to join together in a strong union and be treated with dignity and respect at work. They carried signs that boldly proclaimed: “I Am a Man.” Special interests and ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We need to give God reverence, not leftovers


We need to enter worship with our hearts and minds focused on God. In our busy world, it is easy to rush into our one- hour-a-week worship service without preparing ourselves for worship beforehand. We reflect and worry about the week’s problems; we pray about whatever comes into our minds, ...

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AMY LINDGREN: Saying No Gracefully (Turning down a job offer)


Saying “yes” to a job offer is a lot of fun. There’s the excitement you feel as a candidate who is about to land, the relief you sense from the manager who will soon have a new team member, the overall thrill of seeing your name on a new paycheck…not to mention the simple happiness that ...


MARC A. THIESSEN: Stop politicizing the Russia investigation


WASHINGTON — The indictment issued on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller shows a conspiracy of stunning sophistication by Kremlin-connected Russians, posing as American citizens or using stolen U.S. identities, to influence the 2016 presidential election. What it does not ...


JOHN STOSSEL: Pay Your Dues!


If your workplace is a union shop, are you (SET ITAL) forced (END ITAL) to pay union dues? Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about that. When I worked at CBS and ABC, I was ordered to join the American Federation of Radio and TV Artists. That union had won a vote that gave ...

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BEN SHAPIRO: ‘We Have to Do Something’


The gun control debate is complex. It pits rights against duties. It pits individualism against communitarianism. It pits gun owners against anti-gun activists and law-abiding citizens against one another. Most of all, it pits "common sense" against evidence. The vast majority of gun control ...

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MARK FRANKE: If this is the Rust Belt, we are proud to be here


Growing up in Fort Wayne in the 1950’s, even a youngster like me realized that this was an industrial town. The east end industries employed tens of thousands of workers, General Electric (where my father worked) had three large plants, and there was a strip of heavy industry along Taylor ...

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NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Indiana among ‘Red Flag law’ pioneers


The alleged Parkland, Fla., school shooter exhibited warning signs leading up to the massacre that killed 17 people and wounded at least 15 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday. Many are now asking why those red flags didn’t keep 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz from ...