NewsBusters Columns

by Walter E. Williams | July 30, 2016, 9:19 PM

A guiding principle for physicians is primum non nocere, the Latin expression for "first, do no harm." In order not to do harm, whether it's with medicine or with public policy, the first order of business is accurate diagnostics.

Racial discrimination is seen as the cause of many problems of black Americans. No one argues that racial discrimination does not exist or does not have effects. The relevant question, as far as policy and resource allocation are concerned, is: How much of what we see is caused by current racial discrimination?

by Cal Thomas | July 30, 2016, 9:15 PM

Thanks to WikiLeaks, which has released nearly 20,000 emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee — with promises of more to come — we have proof the party that styles itself as inclusive, diverse and tolerant isn’t.

by Kimberley Strassel | July 29, 2016, 1:15 PM

This week’s Philadelphia convention is playing host to a string of Democratic speakers promising to alter the First Amendment, to give government more control over who can engage in politics. “The Intimidation Game,” tells the story behind those calls.

by Clyde Wayne Crews | July 23, 2016, 11:03 AM

The Washington Post “Fact Checker” column is running its critiques of the Republican convention this week, and in the process is trying again to rebuff a figure of $15,000 per household that I employ as a placeholder for the annual cost of federal re

by Cal Thomas | July 21, 2016, 1:23 AM

In 1926, speaking about the Declaration of Independence on its 150th anniversary, President Calvin Coolidge noted the unique philosophy behind the creation of the United States: "We cannot continue to enjoy the result, if we neglect and abandon the cause."

by Bill Donohue | July 20, 2016, 5:16 PM

[This item was originally published on the MRC's website. MRC president Brent Bozell is a member of the board of advisors for the Catholic League.]

by Michelle Malkin | July 20, 2016, 4:58 PM

My 12-year-old son couldn't remember the phrase "take a walk down memory lane" last week, instead describing a stroll through "nostalgia road." I knew it would come in handy.

Put on your hiking boots and join me for an educational trip down good ol' nostalgia road.

by Jorge Bonilla | July 17, 2016, 6:23 PM

One glaring question remained in the wake of Univision's coverage of the closure of Hillary Clinton's email scandal: Where was Jorge Ramos?

by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. | July 15, 2016, 4:41 PM

WASHINGTON — Race is what you make of it. For me I have made race a part of what social scientists once called the "melting pot," by which they meant that differences -- including ethnicity and race -- were all melted down into one great variegated country called America. There might be different heritages and different sub-cultures mixed into the American melting pot, but once mixed together we were all Americans.

by Walter E. Williams | July 15, 2016, 4:39 PM

President Barack Obama and his first attorney general Eric Holder called for an honest conversation about race. Holder even called us "a nation of cowards" because we were unwilling to have a "national conversation" about race. The truth of the matter is there's been more than a half-century of conversations about race. We do not need more. Instead, black people need to have frank conversations among ourselves, no matter how uncomfortable and embarrassing the topics may be.