The federal government has a long, rich history of throwing money at projects resembling holes in the ground. This time, the National Park Service might have met its match in the Grand Canyon.
But peer pressure, bullying and ambition for good grades aren’t the sort of minefield California’s schools apparently fear most. They’re getting ready for the real thing, deploying mine-resistant vehicles, or MRAPs, against the day an invading army lays a booby trap on the playground.
Armies, which by definition are organized to kill people and break things, aren’t ordinarily used to build and preserve. But these are not ordinary times.
Hollywood has decided to give a girl a hand.
Being a sports impresario — in this case, an NFL commissioner — has never been easy.
The nation has lost sight of the more fundamental issue of President Obama’s infidelity to the rule of law.
Angela Merkel is the stand-up lady of Europe. The German chancellor is forthright in calling anti-Semites to account.
Congress has long been derided as a body crippled by score-settling, grandstanding and ideological skirmishing.
In their testimony before Congress, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said unequivocally that we are at war with the Islamic State (aka ISIS) in both Iraq and Syria.
The so-called Islamic State has left destruction everywhere that it has gained ground.
In my adopted home state, the toxic fumes of Islamic jihad have penetrated the most unlikely hamlets and hinterlands.
The federal government already owns most of the land in Utah, and Mr. Obama has his eye on a prime parcel of 1.4 million acres near the Canyonlands National Park. With a wave of his autopen, he can banish development, declaring the Greater Canyonlands a “national monument.”
Ronald Reagan’s famous question that sank Jimmy Carter in 1980 — “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” — could be reprised to measure the performance of Barack Obama and the Democrats.
Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, Calif., wanted to sample socialist paradise and imagined he would find it in North Korea. When he landed in Pyongyang he tore up his tourist visa and declared he was seeking asylum. This was not a good idea.
Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age two, three or even four, can appreciate what a blessing it can be to have someone who can tell them what to do — and what not to do.