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What Will We, Voters, Be Looking For in Our Next President? Apr. 20, 2019

Mark Shields

We Americans have a predictable reaction when a president in his performance or his conduct disappoi... Read More

You Can't Throw Money at War on Poverty Mar. 27, 2019

Daily Editorials

A damning new study dispels the myth that more money is the cure for education's failures. The repor... Read More

Timeless -- and Wise -- Advice Oct. 06, 2018

Mark Shields

On a Sunday morning two days before the crucial California presidential primary, hundreds of college... Read More

Where Is the Republican Gene McCarthy? Jun. 16, 2018

Mark Shields

After Election Day in 1964, when Lyndon B. Johnson won a landslide victory over Republican Barry Gol... Read More

Nixon, LBJ & the First Shots in the Judges' War Apr. 07, 2017

Patrick Buchanan

The Democrats' drive to defeat Neil Gorsuch is the latest battle in a 50-year war for control of the... Read More

LBJ Did NOT Steal Social Security Funds Oct. 12, 2016

Social Security and You

Poor Lyndon Johnson. When it comes to Social Security, he gets blamed for something he never did. Ou... Read More

History Is Watching Jun. 11, 2016

Mark Shields

On Nov. 30, 1967, I stood in the caucus room of what is now called the Russell Senate Office Buildin... Read More

Politics Becomes Theater of the Absurd May. 27, 2016

Suzanne Fields

The Theater of the Absurd was the vogue of the '60s, when the cry was "anything goes." and everythin... Read More

Scholars Shine New Light on Old Truths for Fighting Poverty Dec. 09, 2015

Star Parker

Two of the oldest and most venerated public policy institutes in Washington, D.C., the American Ente... Read More

Wanted: An Emotionally Secure Leader Mar. 14, 2015

Mark Shields

The late Rep. Morris Udall of Arizona, who finished second in the campaign for the 1976 Democratic p... Read More

Semicentennial of LBJ's War on Poverty May. 20, 2014

Phyllis Schlafly

This year, the cheerleaders for big government are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the launching... Read More

If Only One of Them Had Ever Run for Sheriff Apr. 05, 2014

Mark Shields

In his 1972 epic on the origins of the U.S. war in Vietnam, the great journalist David Halberstam to... Read More

Fact-Free Liberals: Part III Jan. 21, 2014

Thomas Sowell

Since this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the "war on poverty," we can expect many... Read More

Cruel Follies: Fighting Poverty the Republican Way, With Fresh (and Not-So-Fresh) Ideas Jan. 09, 2014

Joe Conason

Listening to Republican politicians these days as they talk (and talk and talk) about poverty and in... Read More

Pre-K Is for Bureaucrats, Not Kids Dec. 17, 2013

Phyllis Schlafly

In an attempt to shift public discussion from the Obamacare train wreck, President Barack Obama is a... Read More