There is no way out of this increasingly grim fiscal situation but a sharp cutback in federal spending.

There is no question, though it's not acknowledged enough, that black Americans have made greater gains, over some of the highest hurdles and in a very short span of time, than any other racial group in mankind's history.

Boy, is Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ticked off. The son of immigrants from Cuba, he says that Barack Obama’s plan to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba is an abject betrayal of American principles and the Cuban people.

The successful homeschool phenomenon in the United States does not address the question of how public education can be improved here. The Finnish model cannot be replicated as long as our progressive educators are determined to keep dumbing down America’s teachers. Finland produces the world's smatest kids because they are taught by the smartest teachers on the planet. And the teachers do not use poverty as an excuse for any student not doing well, as U.S. teachers are being led to do.

The cold-blooded murder of two New York City policemen as they sat in their car is not only an outrage but also a wake-up call. It shows, in the most painful way, the high cost of having demagogues, politicians, mobs and the media constantly taking cheap shots at the police.