I have never bought the conspiracy theories that COVID-19 was a diabolical political plot to undermine the country. But what is apparent with each passing week is that the virus has been the springboard for the left's agenda to transform America in a way that Sen. Bernie Sanders, Michael Moore or Rachel Maddow could have never imagined.

This week, President Joe Biden was asked whether he had any message for social media amidst a dramatic rise in the number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases thanks to the delta variant. Biden immediately responded that companies like Facebook were responsible for murder: "They're killing people -- I mean, they're really, look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they're killing people." Meanwhile, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said that Facebook had not stopped misinformation thoroughly enough on its platform, calling misinformation a "serious threat to public health."

Since the new wave of race consciousness that has been sweeping our country, precipitated by the graphic video of the killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin, something very strange has happened.

Nothing has changed in a week’s time. Gun violence is still taking away multiple lives on a daily basis. We need to Make America Safer Again (MASA) from gun violence. Unlike the Make America Great Again campaign that failed to define a time period to substantiate its great claim, there is a …

Ken, several weeks ago you wrote a column on Trump, who has been facing legal peril on multiple fronts. Since then a 24-page indictment has arisen by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which details criminal charges against Donald J. Trump’s family business as well as its chief financial officer, Allen H. Weisselberg.

I often hear people criticizing local newspapers, such as the Daily Journal or Star as examples, threatening to quit subscribing. They did “this,” or didn’t cover “that.” There have been claims the papers are too left-leaning and others believe too right-leaning. (Is there such thing as too right-leaning?)

As Cubans march in the streets demanding democracy, Scott Reeder sought the opinions of two Illinois politicians who led missions to Cuba -- former Gov. George Ryan and former state Sen. Dan Rutherford

The Biden administration gave Beijing a gift when it endorsed a petition before the World Trade Organization to force the American developers of Covid-19 vaccines and therapeutics to relinquish their intellectual property rights to these medicines.

This week, thousands of Cuban dissidents marched against the repressive communist tyranny that has subjugated the Cuban people for three generations. They chanted "Libertad!" and called for the end of the regime. And they carried aloft a symbol of freedom: the American flag.

Democratic mapmakers in Springfield have crafted new legislative districts that are so laughably offensive to the Illinois Constitution the state Supreme Court either would have to reject them outright or confirm the court’s unsavory reputation for partisan political corruptness.

Black lives matter? As ironic as it may seem, it would be cause for a great Juneteenth-like celebration if only 227 blacks were murdered by blacks annually in the United States. The annual number of blacks killed by blacks nationwide is much higher. It is close to 10,000 per year.

Under the United States Constitution, one-third of the power of the federal government is placed in the hands of nine men and women, the Supreme Court. Those nine justices are chosen by a sitting president, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and will serve for life unless they choose to resign. M…

In my first book, “Playing with the Enemy,” I wrote a story about my father and in my father’s honor. To me, “Playing with the Enemy” was more than a best-selling book. For years, it has been a dream of mine that somebody would make it into a movie — and I still pray it comes to pass.

The price of oil surged to $75 per barrel the other day under President Joe Biden’s green energy policies. The price was as low as $35 per barrel under former President Donald Trump because he believed in American energy dominance (“Drill, baby, drill”). So, more oil meant lower prices at th…

This Independence Day, a poll from Issues & Insights revealed that only 36% of adults aged 18-24 said they were “proud to be American,” compared with 86% of those over the age of 65. This shouldn’t be surprising. America’s children have been raised in a system dedicated to the propositio…

It is one of the unfortunate ironies coming out of the Biden administration that, with all the obsession about so-called equity, policies they are putting forth only will hurt the very low-income Americans they pretend to want to help.

Joe: The Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, was signed into law in 2010, but its major provisions came into force in 2014. It has been a dysfunctional mess in many ways, unloved by about 40% of all adults, but still entrenched. (See KFF tracking poll.) You and I wrote abou…

During World War II, a young statistician named Leon Festinger, worked on a project for the Army Air Forces. He was to devise better ways of selecting people for pilot training. After that, he spent time trying to determine how some generals and leaders could be persuaded to accept the fact …

Have you had enough of the way some whiny brats have behaved during the Olympic trials, as well as other professional sporting events? I have. If I were in charge, they would be disqualified from future participation — period.

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