It’s easy to hate billionaires


By Kathleen Parker More than half a century ago, when the Apollo 11 astronauts took a giant leap for mankind and landed on the moon, my aunt, first cousin and I watched on a tiny tabletop TV — and wept. We were not alone in our emotional response to that earth-shattering event. Recently, ...

COVID death counts shameful


Plattsburg Press Republican Via the AP The discrepancy in the number of deaths from COVID-19 in New York state is disconcerting and shows that politicians will stop at nothing in order to cater to their self-serving interests. The Associated Press reported that the total figure of COVID-19 ...

Unending COVID laps


Advance Media New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is doing himself no favors by invoking comparisons to the way he responded to COVID-19. Cuomo’s pandemic baggage weighs down everything that comes after, including a gun violence initiative that actually might do some good. On July 6, after 51 ...

Chicago is wrong, again


By LAURA HOLLIS Chicago keeps making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Earlier this month, Chicago Public Schools announced that it would be making free condoms available in schools, beginning with children in the fifth grade. In case you’re wondering (or too old to remember), fifth ...

The cosmetic surgery knife


By FROMA HARROP Many of us spent the pandemic months obsessing over how our mug looked on Zoom and other video-chatting services. Poor lighting was a torment, and the lack of sunshine and exercise produced what’s been dubbed “lockdown face.” At in-person meetings, we see only the ...

Free speech & private property


By JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO Former President Donald J. Trump recently filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Miami against the Big Tech companies that have denied him a platform. He has targeted Twitter and Facebook, whose media platforms he had used with spectacular success before ...