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Guns kill people, zombie politicians see to it

Right after a 28-year-old shot six people to death at a small Christian school, Rep. Tim Burchett, a Tennessee Republican, emoted on camera. “Three precious little kids lost their lives,” he said with sad resignation, “and I believe three adults.” Burchett then defended the ...

Congress out of touch but TikTok concerns are right on

In a remarkable display of bipartisanship, Congress went to war with the social media app TikTok last week. The House Energy and Commerce Committee grilled TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew about its independence — or lack thereof — from the Chinese Communist Party. The five-hour hearing was ...

‘Outpouring’ of prayer on college campus a good move?

WILMORE, Ky. — The secular and cynical find it difficult to believe not only that “God governs in the affairs of men,” as Benjamin Franklin said, but that He would visit a small town where there are few traffic lights and a decent restaurant is several miles away. Something happened ...

GOP defunding US, not China

House conservatives have devised a “new and improved” threat to the world economy if their demands are not met. Once again, they vow to vote against raising the cap on U.S. debt if desired cuts in government spending are not made. Once again, they insist their plan would not crash the ...

It seems we are too lonely

I recall imagining, back in 2020, that when COVID-19 was finally in the rearview mirror, we would witness a global party of epic proportions. If the “Roaring Twenties” were partly a reaction to the ebbing of the Spanish flu, perhaps the 2020s would feature a similar eruption of animal ...

Second Trump administration would be bonkers

If Donald Trump’s Truth Social posts about his supposedly impending arrest make it feel like our politics are about to reach another level of insanity, just wait. The potential Alvin Bragg prosecution offers a taste of what our national politics will be like post-November 2024 if Donald ...