Opinion

Jeffrey Epstein is the symbol of plutocratic rot

In 2003, journalist Vicky Ward profiled Jeffrey Epstein, the financier indicted Monday on charges of sexually abusing and trafficking underage girls, for Vanity Fair. Her piece painted him as an...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Listen to nature, not labs with their fake meat

I saw a headline recently, “Fake meat will save us from climate change ” (Herald opinion, June 27) What? As the co-founder of a 100% grass-fed beef restaurant, I am in the business of burgers and...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

George Will’s book shows why conservatism failed

NEW YORK – Today’s crisis of conservatism has produced surprisingly few books that try to understand what exactly has happened to the venerable creed. For decades, conservatism was a dominant...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Moderates have a different story, and it’s better

American progressives have a story to tell, and they are not afraid to tell it. In this story, global capitalism is a war zone. Free trade is a racket. Big business and Big Pharma are rapacious...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

White House has point about excessive regulation

WASHINGTON – The most obscure part of President Trump’s economic agenda is deregulation. This is not because anyone is hiding it. The real reason is more mundane: Deregulation is obscure, because...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

‘Cancel culture’ of left is a lot like Trump’s politics

For several years I had a regular lunch with an Iranian diplomat – I suspect his real profession was otherwise – who worked out of the Islamic Republic’s mission to the United Nations. Our...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Hickenlooper, not own best messenger, stumbles

The Politico headline pretty much says it all: “Hickenlooper campaign in shambles.” Politico reported first that former Gov. John Hickenlooper’s senior staff advised him in May to drop out of the...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Mike Littwin

Oh, to be Ivanka and go on all these adventures!

Any random heiress can sunbathe in the Seychelles, ski in Aspen or ascend the Himalayas. Only Ivanka has keepsakes from the Demilitarized Zone. It must have been wild, finding herself next to an...

DATE: July 7, 2019 | COLUMN: Frank Bruni

Dem candidates more like students than leaders

WASHINGTON – What struck me about the first debates among 20 candidates for the Democratic nomination for president was how they resembled graduate students. All seemed articulate and intelligent....

DATE: July 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

How not to live liberal values in an illiberal age

My daughter and I were tossing a football back and forth while also flinging around arguments about free speech, sexual assault, youthful intolerance and paternal insensitivity. We were discussing...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Can President Trump beat the economy in 2020?

WASHINGTON – We are now passing a significant milestone. The current economic expansion has become the longest in U.S. history. Previously, the record was the decade from March 1991 to March 2001...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Joe Biden doesn’t look so electable in person

Last week, Joe Biden was one of 20 presidential candidates to speak at a Planned Parenthood forum in Columbia, South Carolina, held right next door to the state’s Democratic convention. It was just...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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