Ralph ReilandI wasn't surprised by the latest report from the Commerce Department that shows the U.S. trade deficit, the excess of imports over exports, had jumped in January to the biggest imbalance in more than three years.

Thomas SowellMany years ago, I learned of an episode in the life of a promising young black man that is relevant to things happening now. He had been educated at a good school, and went on to receive degrees at good colleges and universities. Then he went for a Ph.D. in mathematics at one of the leading departments in that field.

Is it not a rather strange coincidence that the man who blew ACORN out of the water and threatened to expose the mainstream media for their lies would suddenly drop dead of no known cause? Andrew Breitbart had done what no other conservative had ever done: physically destroy an important bastion of radical-Alinsky activism. The radicals were pretty upset by Breitbart’s uncanny and stunning achievement, and they wondered what next he might do to mortally wound Obama’s chances of being reelected. Was Breitbart’s sudden death just a coincidence?

Chip WoodThe average prices of a gallon of gas and a barrel of oil are near 150-year highs. Most pundits expect them to go higher. Are you ready for $5-per-gallon gasoline?

When you consider how close we’ve come to the total destruction of our constitutional system of government, one must ask if it is even possible for us to recover from this socialist cancer that has stricken our body politic and culture. The disease, long and slow in developing, has spread throughout our public education system, our universities, and many of our cultural institutions. The only effective antibodies that have risen to fight the disease — The John Birch Society, the homeschool movement, the Tea Party movement, and the rise of Christian conservatism — may not be strong enough to kill the disease. The coming election in November may very well determine whether or not this Constitutional Republic can be saved or is gone forever.