GOP cowardice vs. Trump bravado

by Laura Hollis -- In my column about a month ago, I expressed the opinion that the rise of Donald Trump is much more a function of Democratic policies than of Republican more…

What Hollywood could learn from 'Downton Abbey'

by Laura Hollis -- It's January, and that means it's "Downton Abbey" season here in the States. The British television series has been an unprecedented success. A quick Wikipedia search reveals the more…

Sean Penn and the politics of poverty worship

by Laura Hollis -- One of the most baffling things about leftists is their willingness to excuse any brutality, as long as its perpetrators swear up and down that they "care" about more…

Politics, power and the presidency

by Laura Hollis -- I do not see any constitutional crisis inherent in what some like to call "common-sense" regulation of firearms. Background checks are logical in appropriate cases, as are efforts more…

5 keys to understanding Trump

by Laura Hollis -- As 2015 comes to a close, the biggest story of the year is unquestionably the meteoric rise and mystifying (to some) staying power of Republican presidential candidate Donald more…

Christmas is the power of the small

by Laura Hollis -- Many people ignore Christ, not because they hate Him, but because they simply don't understand him. (An even larger number think they understand Him but don't; that's a more…

Is 'collective punishment' of Muslims just?

by Laura Hollis -- After the horrific slaughter of nearly 3,000 people on 9/11, Americans were outraged. But that fury was directed outward; none of the perpetrators of those terrorist attacks had more…

'But-we've-got-to-do-something' nonsense

by Laura Hollis -- In a recent Facebook discussion following the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, a friend whom I respect greatly posed a challenge to those of us defending Second more…

The real threats to our liberty

by Laura Hollis -- It's a predictable tradition for columnists to offer things for which we ought to be thankful on Thanksgiving. High on that list is usually our liberty and the more…