Tag Archives: Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The high cost of runaway environmentalism discourages do-good initiatives

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Abody doesn’t need an advanced academic degree to practice common sense. That’s why working folks who carry the nation on their backs have grasped the limits of the renewable energy revolution more quickly than those enthralled with the promise of a fossil-fuel-free future. The United Nations’ 24th annual climate-change conference concluded the other day Read More…

EDITORIAL: Time to finish the Wall

ANALYSIS/OPINION: If President Trump sends a wish list to the North Pole, it might say something like this (and he had better hurry): “All I want for Christmas is a big, beautiful wall.” If congressional Democrats send a letter, it would be addressed to the Grinch, Santa’s sometime helper, and demand, “Stall the wall.” The Read More…

EDITORIAL: The Oval Office slugfest

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Their meeting with President Trump was not what Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi expected. The leader of the Democrats in the Senate and the leader of the Democrats in the House went to the White House for what they thought would be the usual meeting behind closed doors. The federal budget would soon expire, Read More…

EDITORIAL: The populist urge unsettles Spain

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Europe seems to be in turmoil because it seems to be reverting to form. The continent that produced two catastrophic world wars in a single century looks to be rebelling against the political, cultural and economic status quo. Ruling elites just aren’t popular anywhere. Parties of the extremes, right and left, are thriving in Read More…

EDITORIAL: Google deposes God (it thinks)

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Omniscience has always been regarded as the sole province of God, but now Google thinks it’s big enough to depose Him. Aping the Almighty is the hubris that inevitably carries a price. The technology giant that bestrides the world of information is under assault on numerous fronts for getting a little too abusive of Read More…

EDITORIAL: California's muscular moral code

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Can California be saved? The Golden State, as it calls itself, grows ever more tarnished by the silly, the fatuous and the childish. And you thought gold doesn’t tarnish. Certain baseball fans in San Francisco are stamping their feet just now that Mississippi elected a U.S. senator that no decent Frisco fan could approve Read More…

EDITORIAL: It's not just the economy

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Donald Trump’s economic optimism bemused the economists (and irritated Democrats) when he remarked during the 2016 presidential campaign that America would soon produce too much abundance. “We’ll have so much prosperity you’ll say it’s too much.” Well, times are certainly good, though there’s rarely too much of a good thing. “We’re enjoying one of Read More…

EDITORIAL: France's fuel-tax follies

ANALYSIS/OPINION: The Earth travels its appointed course through the heavens without effort, but not much moves across its surface without oil. That fact is now painfully apparent in France, where the result of confiscatory environmental taxes has sparked a riotous citizen fury. Tear gas greeted tourists making their way through the streets of Paris over Read More…

EDITORIAL: The caravan arrives, and with it the inevitable chaos, confusion

ANALYSIS/OPINION: A funny thing about caravans. They move. In the weeks before the midterm congressional elections, the Democrats and the media chastised President Trump for the attention he paid to the caravan of thousands of migrants moving steadily from Central America, through Mexico, toward the American border. “They’re two thousand miles away,” Joe Biden, the Read More…