Would Democrats wreck America to win in 2020?

by Lowell Ponte -- The diverse menagerie of Democratic presidential candidates for 2020 already looks like the bar scene in "Star Wars." But left-of-center star Bruce Springsteen sees no Democrat now running more…

Alaska and America's fragile foothold

by Lowell Ponte -- The great earthquake on Friday struck just north of Anchorage at 8:30 a.m., with dawn more than an hour away. Its magnitude 7.2 tremor lasted only 30 seconds, more…

Should you take a home DNA test?

by Lowell Ponte -- "Know thyself," advised the ancient Greek oracle at Delphi, whose Delphic prophecies sometimes misled those seeking guidance and destroyed them. Today, self-knowledge comes in a box from companies more…

California smokescreen: More red than green

by Lowell Ponte -- Why is California ablaze with fires that have scorched more than a quarter-million acres, killed more than 76 people, and have more than 1,200 unaccounted for? The apparent more…

How today's Democrats are seizing power

by Lowell Ponte -- Hugh Hewitt once wrote the book "If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat: Crushing the Democrats In Every Election And Why Your Life Depends On It." In 1960, more…

Will we vote to destroy ourselves?

by Lowell Ponte -- Elections have consequences, said Barack Obama. He was right. Among the unexpected consequences of voting for him were eight years of economic stagnation, an almost-destroyed American Dream, and more…

The antidote for October surprises

by Lowell Ponte -- One of the highest art forms in our democratic politics has been the "October Surprise," a news bomb designed to explode so close to Election Day that an more…

The 'uncivil' war

by Lowell Ponte -- "You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about," said Hillary Clinton days ago. What this means, more…

Judging Kavanaugh

by Lowell Ponte -- "Can it be that it was all so simple then Or has time rewritten every line?" – lyrics from "The way we were" Last week, in one of more…