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Biden’s tribute to Trump

A key storyline of President Joe Biden’s overseas trip was how different Biden was from President Donald Trump, and indeed he was — except in one crucial area. Biden’s hawkishness on China, which figured prominently, was a reflection of how fundamentally Trump changed our posture ...

Biden’s summit clarity enhances global stature

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s confident navigation of his summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed his readiness for the job that has been his life’s ambition. In the several hours of that critical encounter in Geneva, Biden demonstrated the discipline and ...

Why not call it Ferris Bueller’s day off?

A New Jersey school district has voted to eliminate “the names of all religious and secular holidays from the school calendar ... opting for the more generic description ‘Day Off.’” You can guess the reason. They used those increasingly popular words — “inclusive” and ...

America’s next noble act will benefit entire world

Speaking to the Munich Security Conference in February, President Joe Biden proclaimed that “America is back.” It’s a pleasing sentiment, but our allies as well as our adversaries can be forgiven for taking a wait-and-see attitude. America’s approach to the world has gyrated over the ...

House GOP’s financial disclosure bill would keep many voters in dark

Michigan is one of just two states that don’t require elected officials to disclose how much money they earn or where it comes from. That omission makes it difficult to know when public servants are enriching their own families or business partners at taxpayers’ expense. It also explains ...

Adolescents need constraints, not indulgence

“Letting adolescents have their way.” That’s one way to describe two public policies, advocated vociferously by woke liberals, opposed surely by most. One primarily affects young men, the other primarily young women. The policy primarily affecting young men can be summed up as ...