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Don’t Answer It

There is little less unifying than our collective hate of robocalls. It’s a bipartisan issue, and unwanted calls, by far, elicit the most complaints to the Federal Communications Commission. I often receive as many robocalls over the course of a day as regular calls. And, in recent months, it has only gotten worse. For everyone. Read More…

Session showed Montana Republicans not of like mind

The 66th legislative session is completed. I was humbled by the opportunity to serve the citizens of Flathead County in my first session. Now that the session is over, it is right and proper that I detail for my constituents my observations.   Montana, like America throughout its history, has a two-party political system. Since Read More…

It’s Time to Break Up Facebook

The last time I saw Mark Zuckerberg was in the summer of 2017, several months before the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke. We met at Facebook’s Menlo Park, Calif., office and drove to his house, in a quiet, leafy neighborhood. We spent an hour or two together while his toddler daughter cruised around. We talked politics Read More…

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Seth Meyers, Useful Idiot

X Story Stream recent articles After listening to Seth Meyers run interference for Rep. Ilhan Omar last week, an exasperated Meghan McCain asked him: “Are you her publicist? Are you her press person?” Perhaps the more pertinent question is, “Who else do you represent?” Because on the same day Rep. Rashida Tlaib was complaining (via Read More…

The Hard Politics of U.S.-China Trade Talks

X Story Stream recent articles Since neither side benefits from a trade war, why are both sides threatening one? The answer is straightforward. Although both sides could benefit from a deal, one side could benefit more — a lot more — depending on the final terms. Two key issues dominate the current stalemate. The first Read More…

The criminologist who saved New York

Law-abiding residents of high-crime neighborhoods keep proving criminologist George Kelling right. Kelling died Monday at his home in New Hampshire. He was 83. Go to a police-community meeting in any troubled neighborhood — whether the South Side of Chicago or South Central Los Angeles — and you will rarely hear complaints about what most criminologists Read More…

Thoughts on being a #CaneGrad

| Posted: May 18, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Higher education receives a lot of flack these days, and often rightly so. Controversies abound — from admissions scandals and skyrocketing tuition costs, to violent protests and the shouting down of certain Read More…

Defense Spending: On the Rise, But Not Enough

| Posted: May 18, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. We have a good news-bad news situation on our hands when it comes to defense spending. The good news is, it’s heading in the right direction: up. The bad news is, it Read More…

‘Statistical Malpractice’: The American Lung Association's Attack on Pittsburgh

The American Lung Association (ALA) has revived its smear campaign against the Pittsburgh region’s air quality with the release of its latest hyped up “State of the Air” report. “Fear-mongering” and “disingenuous” is an apropos way to characterize the ALA’s annual exercise in misrepresenting and/or ignoring data to issue dire health predictions, says the president-emeritus Read More…

Bullies, Bureaucracies, and Socialism

Nicolas Maduro, socialist dictator of Venezuela, exhibits three classic traits of a bully: an insatiable appetite for power, an impulse to control the lives of others, and a lack of accountability. Like all bullies, Maduro continues to cling to raw power. He does so in defiance of election results, and despite the starvation and misery Read More…

The wrong way to ‘improve’ HIV testing

You walk into an emergency room with severe pain. A hospital worker draws your blood. Sometime later, a doctor tells you in the crowded ER that you have HIV. But why? It’s unrelated to what brought you to the hospital, and no one even mentioned that they would be testing you for HIV. This unsettling Read More…

Stopping subway sickos

Here’s hoping the NYPD’s new push against serial subway sickos leads to real change. But it won’t be easy. The latest case turns on the guy busted for allegedly stalking and groping a 16-year-old girl: After she found the strength to come forward, undercover cops followed her until they caught him in the act. Only Read More…

Democrats’ ‘contempt’ dilemma and other commentary

From the left: Dems’ Self-Made ‘Contempt’ Dilemma House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t taking a position on “inherent contempt,” a tool Congress can use to fine or jail Trump officials who don’t comply with subpoenas. And, observe Matt Fuller and Arthur Delaney at the Huffington Post, Democrats seem OK with a “slow approach” to a floor Read More…

Health Care Voters May Surprise Us

X Story Stream recent articles In the heated tribalism of modern American politics, one issue transcends entrenched political divides: health care. A new public opinion survey by RealClear Opinion Research measured voter attitudes about this pivotal issue. Respondents identified health care as a top issue, with 62% rating it the most or second most important Read More…

8 of our top opinion pieces this week: ICYMI

USA TODAY Published 7:00 a.m. ET May 17, 2019 | Updated 9:30 a.m. ET May 17, 2019 From new abortion laws and US foreign policy chaos to China trade and leaving the Colorado shooting vigil, here are some of our top columns this week. In today’s fast-paced news environment, it can be hard to keep Read More…

Trump Plan Would Shift Immigration Focus to 'Merit'

X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON (AP) — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, “totally brilliant,” high-skilled workers he says won’t compete for American Read More…

Revising Rashida Tlaib’s Revisionist History

Rep. Rashida Tlaib suggesting that her people made way for Jews in “Palestine” is dishonest and whitewashes the historical reality that the leaders of the indigenous Arab population of Ottoman and British controlled Palestine colluded with the Nazis to exterminate the Jews of Europe and Palestine. Her recent remarks beg anyone of decency to call Read More…

I Am the 1 Percent Used to Justify 100 Percent of Abortions

Iowa. Kentucky. Mississippi. Ohio. Georgia. Alabama. What do these states have in common? Courage and compassion. They’ve passed Heartbeat bills (Missouri and Louisiana are on their way), banning the brutal act of abortion once a heartbeat can be detected in unborn children.  I love how mainstream media is trying to spin this as a male Read More…

Dear Media: Women Made the Alabama Abortion Law Happen

Twenty-five white males are responsible for Alabama’s new abortion legislation, according to the news media. But, if Americans look more closely, they’ll find that’s a blatant miscalculation. Women – pro-life women – are the driving force. The “Alabama Human Life Protection Act,” or HB 314, considers abortion and abortion attempts felony offenses, except in cases Read More…

Why the ‘Equality Act’ means a setback for women

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced the Equality Act in March by grandly alluding to the civil-rights battles of the last century. Yet the bill, which would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the Civil Rights Act, risks undermining decades of hard-fought gains by American women. If enacted, gender identity — defined in the bill Read More…

Don’t Answer It

There is little less unifying than our collective hate of robocalls. It’s a bipartisan issue, and unwanted calls, by far, elicit the most complaints to the Federal Communications Commission. I often receive as many robocalls over the course of a day as regular calls. And, in recent months, it has only gotten worse. For everyone. Read More…

Huawei Hit by U.S. Export Controls, Potential Import Ban

X Story Stream recent articles (AP) — In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls. Huawei would be the largest business ever subjected to the controls, a law Read More…