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Supreme Court not Congress

Citing his concern about Judge Kavanaugh's adherence to judicial precedent, Sen. Chuck Schumer has announced he will take the unprecedented step of questioning Judge Kavanaugh about his personal opinions on cases that may come before him on the court of appeals on which he currently serves and on the Supreme Court to which he has been nominated ("Chuck Schumer: Brett Kavanaugh must divulge personal views on abortion to win confirmation," Web, July 9). Published July 12, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures while speaking to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during their bilateral breakfast, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Curse of the easy rider

Donald Trump says he wants excellence and higher productivity in government and you might think liberals, always eager to expand the work of government, would stand up and applaud. But there's not even the sound of one hand clapping. The reaction of the "progressives" to attempt to modernize civil service rules that monitor the hiring and firing of federal workers — reforms that could start taking place this week — has been a mixture of one part fear and two parts loathing. Published July 11, 2018

Kavanaugh wrong for court

Brett Kavanaugh is the wrong choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. If he is confirmed to the Supreme Court, everything that we hold dear as a nation will be at stake. Published July 11, 2018

Socialism's a breeze with money

When someone with a net worth of $60 million talks about being a socialist, our first question should be, "When will she give away the all that money?" ("Cynthia Nixon: I'm a democratic socialist," Web, July 11) Published July 11, 2018

President Donald Trump stands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee, and his family in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Diversity bites the liberals

Six Catholics, three Jews, three women, five conservatives and four liberals. Not a Protestant, man or woman, anywhere in sight. Indeed, the U.S. Supreme Court might count more true-blue Roman Catholics than the College of Cardinals in Rome. Diversity, thy name is John Roberts. Published July 10, 2018

Left would've opposed any pick

Elections have consequences. One of the main reasons people voted for Donald Trump was the change he was likely to make to the Supreme Court. Many conservative Americans cringe at the thought of a Hillary Clinton-picked, liberal-packed Supreme Court. Now mainstream-media pundits are losing their minds over Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Published July 10, 2018

Call convention of states

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is raising the political ire of the left — and by left, I mean anyone to the left of common sense. Kabuki theater is on full display inside the Beltway. Published July 10, 2018

Worst anti-Semites are leftists

Recent events have shown the disrespect of the radical left (specifically supporters of Bernie Sanders and Democratic Socialism) for not only religions in general, but Judaism specifically. Published July 9, 2018

More free trade agreements

In his op-ed "Facing the facts about trade and immigration" (Web, July 4) Peter Morici unfortunately obfuscates rather than elucidates economic theory. He claims that past trade deals have created the large U.S. trade deficit, but the opposite is true. Published July 9, 2018

In this image from TV, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives statement in the parliament Monday July 9, 2018. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned Monday, adding to divisions over Brexit that threaten to tear apart Prime Minister Theresa May's government.(Parliamentary Recording Unit via AP)

A painful lesson in London

Perhaps it's no longer a matter of if, but of when, and under what circumstances, Theresa May's career as prime minster comes to a humiliating end in Britain. The resignations of David Davis, the cabinet minister overseeing Brexit, and Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, within a day of one another have seen to that. The only remaining question is, now what? Published July 9, 2018

The Dome of the Capitol Building in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Religious intolerance on the left

George Washington, who saw at first hand the limitations of surmise, conjecture and theory, nailed it. "Reason and experience," he said, "both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." Published July 8, 2018

Immigrants can't save scheme

There is no doubt that immigrants, legal or otherwise, contribute to the economy, but the notion that they will somehow bail out the social insurance programs is whimsical ("How legal immigrants contribute to the economy," Web, July 1). The only way you will obtain a net positive effect on Social Security, for example, is for all immigrants to be in the upper 1 percent of wage earners working 80 hours per week their entire lives, and upon retirement at age 65, for them to promptly die. Note that illegal immigrants paying in but collecting no benefits are an even better bet. Published July 8, 2018

Resist China's bullying

In "Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports" (Web, June 18) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo describes China as a "predatory economic government" that's "long overdue in being tackled." Published July 8, 2018

FILE - In this July 3, 2018 file photo President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is giving Trump a tongue-in-cheek welcome to Montana by taking out a full-page ad in 14 newspapers thanking the president for signing 16 bills that the Democrat sponsored or co-sponsored. Trump was scheduled to hold a rally Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Great Falls to campaign for Tester's Republican challenger, State Auditor Matt Rosendale. The president has made the Montana Senate race a priority after he blamed Tester for derailing the nomination of his first Veterans Affairs nominee, White House physician Ronny Jackson. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Race prejudice takes a hit

More than a decade ago Chief Justice John Roberts suggested a foolproof formula for eliminating racial discrimination, a goal that nearly everyone says he wants. "The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race," he said, "is to stop discriminating on the basis of race." Mr. Justice Roberts and his opinion in the case of Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 did not actually do anything to eliminate "affirmative action," but nibbled at the edges of it, requiring anything done to ensure racial diversity be "narrowly tailored." Published July 5, 2018

Offer solution to separation

President Trump should consider using AmeriCorps workers on the border with Mexico to facilitate the care and treatment of children separated from their families. AmeriCorps has more than 75,000 Americans engaged in intensive public service at 21,600 sites that include non-profits, schools, public agencies and community- and faith-based groups across the country. Published July 5, 2018

Hope for court's future

Justice Kennedy will be replaced by a solid conservative judge. Memo to Democrats: Read it, know it, live it. Published July 5, 2018

Talk to your teen about drinking

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that underage drinking among high-school students has dropped to a new historic low, declining 41 percent since the survey began in 1991. Additionally, the percent of teens who reported driving when they had been drinking or riding with a driver who had been drinking also continues to decline. Published July 4, 2018

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2013 file photo, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker rides a Harley Davidson motorcycle to the motorcycle museum in Milwaukee. The ceremonial groundbreaking for a massive $10 billion Foxconn factory complex in Wisconsin was supposed to be evidence that the manufacturing revival fueled by President Donald Trump's "America First" policy is well underway. But an announcement this week by Harley-Davidson that it is moving some production of motorcycles overseas to avoid tariffs is fueling unease among voters in Wisconsin, a state Trump barely won and where fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker is on the ballot. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)

A bump on the open road

Close your eyes and imagine you're astride a Harley-Davidson. There's an American flag emblazoned on the gas tank between your hips, an engine eager to thunder under you, and that man astride a Harley hog at your side looks like he could be Donald Trump. No easy riders here. Published July 4, 2018

Raise academy standards

According to an op-ed by Pat Buchanan, starting around 2009 the U.S. Naval Academy lowered its enrollment standards for incoming freshmen so that the Navy could increase its racial diversity. Published July 4, 2018

Counterfeit news

People in America, including our president, are laboring under the misconception that the mainstream media is producing "fake news," when the reality is that it is cranking out counterfeit news created to destabilize our duly elected administration. "Counterfeit" more accurately describes this product, as it is being intentionally crafted to appear genuine and is deliberately meant to deceive the consumer as real media to be consumed and exchanged in the information marketplace. Published July 3, 2018