The resurrection of stale, unsubstantiated sexual-harassment allegations are just the latest attempt to drive President Trump from office. Mr. Trump’s resignation has been called for and demands have been made for an investigation. But there is nothing to investigate. There is merely a desire for smear campaign employing rehashed stories.
With the annual tax-filing date just around the corner, pundits are searching for ways to make our tax code fairer and more reflective of our social incentives and burdens. In this regard, there is a growing interest in a tax on meat, eggs and dairy products designed to curb the self-destructive health impacts of the consumption of fatty animal-derived items and effectively compensate society for the associated, devastating environmental impacts.
There is no shame in Hollywood. It is not enough that we are in the midst of an avalanche of sexual-predation revelations, but now Hollywood is pouring accolades and rave reviews on “Call Me By Your Name,” a film that depicts the sensual affair between a 17-year-old boy and 24-year-old man (“Acclaimed film of boy-man love raises hackles in Hollywood,” Web, Dec. 12). There is even talk of an Academy Award nomination for best picture, and the film has garnered three Golden Globe Awards nominations.
The Second Intifada, started in 2000, saw the murder of 1,000 Israelis and the self-defense killing of 3,000 Arab terrorists attempting to butcher Israeli civilians. PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat planned the intifada before going to Camp David to meet President Bill Clinton and then Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Though they got everything they claimed they wanted (to the West, anyway), Arafat feared that signing an ‘end-of-conflict clause’ would lead to his death. So he went home and launched his suicide bombers.
Bill of Rights Day is this Friday, Dec. 15. It reminds one how far this country has departed from first principles. The 2015 gay marriage ruling complete a rewrite of the First Amendment, which used to say and mean, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press … ” We are familiar with the word “expression,” and it seems an innocuous expansion. However, “expression” enables a nearly unbounded multi-billion-dollar pornography industry.