Rights of conscience trump sexual 'rights'

by Rita Dunaway -- Way back in 1965, the Supreme Court parroted Harlan Fiske Stone's observation that "All our history gives confirmation to the view that liberty of conscience has a moral more…

Draining the swamp? Or bankrolling it?

by Carl Jackson -- Did President Trump just bankroll the swamp? As conservatives, can we agree that it's time to stop using our troops as scapegoats for ballooning our federal deficits? Either more…

Protesters hope to shut down my campus speech

by Michael Brown -- When I received the invitation to speak on homosexuality and the Bible at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, I immediately accepted it but told the campus group more…

U.S. could be mineral superpower

by Stephen Moore -- Note: Ned Mamula contributed to this column. Why is the United States reliant on China and Russia for strategic minerals when we have more of these valuable resources more…

The suicide solution: A new norm?

by Larry Tomczak -- "I just can't take it anymore. Life is too difficult. There's no hope for me. I'm going to kill myself!" Suicide as an acceptable solution to the seemingly more…

Is U.S. being sucked into Syria's war?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Candidate Donald Trump may have promised to extricate us from Middle East wars, once ISIS and al-Qaida were routed, yet events and people seem to be conspiring to more…

This woman is Illinois' last hope

by -NO AUTHOR- -- By Joseph A. Wemhoff The State of Illinois is a financial disaster. Consider: Illinois is ranked 49th in fiscal health among the states by the Mercatus Center at more…

There's extreme poverty in U.S. -- the U.N. said so

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Portside) -- In December last year, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, issued a statement on his 15-day fact-finding mission of more…