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Debating Daylight Saving

On the early morning of March 11 we lost an hour and gained more evening daylight — a fair trade and welcomed change to what has been an exceptionally gloomy winter. I love the snow, but I’m at once happy to see it melt away on the valley floor and to have more time to Read More…

Lange’s Rise, and Fall

A little more than decade ago, Michael Lange was a rising political star in Montana. He was the outspoken Republican House majority leader during a state Legislature marked by two parties bickering over how best to divvy out a state budget surplus to its constituents. It was a good problem to have, especially when compared Read More…

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EDITORIAL: France remembers

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Donald Trump’s romance with Emmanuel Macron continued to blossom Tuesday when they planted a tree together on the White House lawn. The French president brought the sapling, a cutting from the European Sessile oak, with him from Paris. The two presidents, each armed with a brass shovel, repaired to the back lawn with their Read More…

Kudos to the Success Academy chess queens

Kudos to the chess queens of Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts, who last weekend won their first national championship in a Chicago tournament. They not only won, they beat out the young women of another city public school — Stuyvesant HS, traditionally a juggernaut. The Success network’s under-12 girls’ squad triumphed, too, Read More…

Macron Should Ally with Trump Against Washington

| Posted: Apr 25, 2018 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. PARIS — U.S. President Donald Trump hosted French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House this week for the first official state visit of the Trump presidency, prompting observers to speculate about Read More…

Travel Ban’s Moment of Truth for GOP, Court

Editor’s Note: John Schlafly co-wrote this column. After being routed in the 2016 presidential primaries, a motley band of unreformed Never Trump Republicans gathered this week to make their last stand in the Supreme Court. They are asking the court to overturn what, other than the wall on the Mexican border, was the most decisive Read More…

Another Religious Litmus Test for Christians

| Posted: Apr 25, 2018 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Mike Pompeo is a West Point graduate who served in the U.S. Army as a cavalry officer patrolling the Iron Curtain before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He is a Harvard Read More…

Hospitals Pulling the Plug Against Families' Wishes

| Posted: Apr 25, 2018 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Who decides whether your sick child lives or dies? You or the hospital? On Monday, the parents of 23-month-old Alfie Evans, who has extensive brain damage, were told their son’s life would Read More…

Who Controls Your Kids' Lives?

| Posted: Apr 25, 2018 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Former Republican Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas was fond of telling a story about his time stumping for educational change. “My educational policies are based on the fact that I care more Read More…

Ex-chief Philip Banks’ despicable defense

‘The best defense is a good offense”: That adage seems to explain former NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks’ playing of the race card to deflect questions about his personal finances. Back in 2015, Banks stunned the city by abruptly resigning just as he was about to be appointed first deputy commissioner. At the time, Read More…

America's Unsustainable Empire

X Story Stream recent articles Before President Trump trashes the Iran nuclear deal, he might consider: If he could negotiate an identical deal with Kim Jong Un, it would astonish the world and win him the Nobel Peace Prize. For Iran has no nuclear bomb or ICBM and has never tested either. It has never Read More…

On Pompeo, Hypocrisy Reigns

COMMENTARY X Story Stream recent articles As members of the U.S. Senate consider how to vote on CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be secretary of state, they should take one particularly persuasive quote to heart: “My general rule is that the president gets to choose who he wants or who she wants for their Read More…

Trump shouldn’t give in to Macron’s Iran deal request

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Washington Monday with a seemingly innocuous request for President Trump: Let Europe keep doing business with Iran. But unless Trump wants to make a bad nuclear deal even worse, he should flatly reject Macron’s request. In January, Trump said he would re-impose America’s toughest sanctions on Iran — those Read More…

A letter to students: The city is behind you

To our 11th-graders taking the SAT Tuesday (and our 10th-graders taking the PSAT): Good luck! Try to eat a healthy breakfast and make sure to get to school on time. Don’t stress out — use what you’ve learned and do your best. Today’s a special day. For just the second year, New York City is Read More…

EDITORIAL: Viktor Orban of Hungary smites the Brussels bureaucrats

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Critics know what’s wrong with the European Union. It suffers from what they call a “democratic deficit.” Democracy is often loud, usually messy and everyone gets a voice. This is inconvenient for the elites and the bureaucrats. The unelected Eurocrats embrace all the politically correct positions on climate change, capital punishment, immigration and genetically Read More…

GOP Tax cuts a win for Montana

On Tax Day, liberals around the country wake up with a smile, enthusiastically thinking about the endless possible programs they can throw public money at. Today though, they’re a little less eager, quite a bit less cheerful, and according to their recent behavior, a little miffed they haven’t been able to take more money out of the Read More…

EDITORIAL: Arizona's crackdown on Dreamers sends a warning signal to colleges across the nation

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Life is not fair, as John F. Kennedy famously said, and sometimes it’s not fair for everybody. The Arizona Supreme Court last week ruled that the “Dreamers,” children brought to the United States by their illegal-immigrant parents, are not eligible for in-state tuition rates at Arizona’s three state universities and at its network of Read More…

EDITORIAL: President Trump and Congress strike a blow against human trafficking

ANALYSIS/OPINION: The “world’s oldest profession” it may be, but prostitution and human trafficking have moved briskly into the 21st century. The Internet is crowded with websites purveying sex for money. President Trump and Congress finally took a whack at this grotesque “industry.” President Donald Trump signed the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Read More…

EDITORIAL: Winnie Mandela traded on a patriot's name, left a legacy of fire and blood

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Winnie Mandela, who died Monday at age 81 after a lengthy illness in her native South Africa, was different things to her family, to Africa and to the world. CNN described her as an “anti-apartheid crusader.” The BBC called her an “anti-apartheid campaigner.” Some newspapers described her merely as “controversial.” The Rev. Jesse Jackson Read More…

EDITORIAL: California begins to shrink

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Californians have always lived with the fear that a really big rumble along the San Andreas fault, and there goes Hollywood’s tinsel, San Francisco’s templed hills and the wild northern California coast, sliding headlong into the Pacific. Once mocked as the denizens of the land of fruit and nuts, Californians have nevertheless seemed to Read More…

EDITORIAL: A politically incorrect lesson from 'Roseanne'

ANALYSIS/OPINION: The revolution, when it comes, won’t be on television, to the disappointment of couch potatoes everywhere, but there’s already “the resistance,” which is on a channel near you. In the 14 months since Donald Trump became president, “resistance” programming has dominated the air waves, and cable and satellite, too. There’s “Saturday Night Live,” “Jimmy Read More…