Category: Opinion

How Taiwan Became More Free Than Australia, for Now

Commentary I’m no fan of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. But credit where credit’s due, she went to Taiwan even when both Chinese Leader Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden told her not to. Even more praiseworthy is that once there, she celebrated that the people of Taiwan “have…


Are You Now or Have You Ever Been a Member of the Deep State?

Commentary The original phrase was of course a little different, and made famous during Sen. Joe McCarthy’s 1954 hearings into communist subversion in America. But it may soon find new usage with the U.S. Constitution and democracy once again under attack from within. Just four days before the Aug. 8 Mar-a-Lago raid, I made this…


Taiwan: Piggybacking on the 4th Industrial Revolution for New Military Prowess

Commentary The existential threat to Taiwan is self-apparent, or at least it should be to anyone who has watched how, in recent weeks, China has bracketed the island with missile tests, military exercises, and increasingly hostile incursions by the PLA Air Force. Equally self-evident is Taiwan’s need to beef up its defenses. Besides the usual…


The CDC Failed, So Spin It Off and Make It More Powerful?

Commentary The failure of the CDC to manage COVID-19 was baked in from the first moments of its response. A government agency was never going to mitigate much less get rid of this sort of pathogen. This is because the virus never cared a whit about prestige degrees, job descriptions, big budgets, high-end connections, media…


Canada Partners With the WEF to Unleash Digital IDs—Is the US Next?

Commentary The World Economic Forum (WEF) is actively promoting digital IDs. The Known Traveler Digital Identity (KTDI) is a WEF initiative that, according to its website, “brings together a global consortium of individuals, governments, authorities and the travel industry to enhance security in world travel.” As you can probably tell by the name of the initiative,…


Liz Cheney, Merrick Garland, and President Abraham Lincoln

Commentary As Congresswoman Liz Cheney was being decisively repudiated by the voters of Wyoming (66 percent to 29 percent is a repudiation), her smug Eastern establishment certainty of moral virtue remained intact. However, in describing her situation with the words of Abraham Lincoln, she skewed the historic record. If Lincoln had only garnered 29 percent…


Of Migrants and Mayors, Busloads and Budgets

Commentary Monday morning saw another busload of illegal border crossers arrive at New York City’s Port Authority terminal. The city’s commissioner of immigrant affairs, Manuel Castro, was there to personally welcome 52 people off the bus, of whom 80 percent were single men, witnesses said. “Many other people who are here have told us that the families…


‘Civil War’ Porn

Commentary As President Joe Biden’s polls stagnate and the midterms approach, we are now serially treated to yet another progressive melodrama about the dangers of a supposed impending radical right-wing violent takeover. This time the alleged threat is a Neanderthal desire for a “civil war.” The FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home,…


Inflation Reduction Act Won’t

Commentary In January 1925, President Calvin Coolidge addressed the American Society of Newspaper Editors in Washington. In his remarks, Coolidge said, “the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing, and prospering in the world.” On Tuesday, President Biden returned from vacation to sign the misnamed “Inflation Reduction Act.” He…


Military Fallout From Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit

Commentary Military fallout from U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit is stretching from Beijing to Taipei and Tokyo to Washington. Remarking on her recent visit to Taipei, Pelosi vowed that China would not be able to isolate Taiwan. She also defied the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), saying that Beijing does not get to dictate…