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Op-ed: Bernie's foolish crush on Sweden

Scandinavia is the American left's Shangri-La. It is the land of social democracy and of all good things. It is the answer to any objection that new welfare benefits can't be adopted here: But look how well they work in Sweden.
Op-ed: Biden being Biden

While Hillary Clinton's team of consultants is locked in a room somewhere trying to figure out how she can project authenticity, Joe Biden is out doing it.
What others say: Authoritarianism in Egypt cause for concern

...terrorist threat, its current approach may well be producing more militants than the government is able to execute or lock up. The implications of that should be of grave concern to the American government.- The New York Times, Aug. 19
Op-ed: The end of China envy

...self-consciously cosmopolitan elites like Thomas Friedman to bombastic populists like Donald Trump.Friedman, the New York Times columnist, has written, "I cannot help but feel a tinge of jealousy at China's ability to be serious about its...
Op-ed: No trophy for you

NFL quarterbacks fear Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison. So should participation trophies, the ubiquitous trinkets given to children for merely showing up and rounding out the rosters of local sports leagues.
Thomas: Another education subsidy

If elected president, Hillary Clinton has promised to spend $350 billion to make college "more affordable." The U.S. already has an $18 trillion debt (and growing by the day), but Clinton wants to add to it. That's not affordable.
A.B.C. (Anybody but Clinton?)

All those who believe the Democratic presidential selection is already decided, raise your hand. Uh, not so fast, Hillary.
Op-ed: Wither that sucker Trump

In political news, the cliche that somebody has "sucked all of the air out of the room," means, of course, that an individual has managed to distract from the many elements of a multifaceted story and put the entire focus on himself.
Emelie and Kilian's conquest: What I learned from the 88th Mount Marathon

...None of us will ever have a VO2 max - a measure of oxygen consumption - of Jornet's 89.5 when, according to The New York Times, a college distance runner is normally a 60 to 70 and an average male is 45 to 55. It's too late to grow up walking...
Op-ed: Repeating myself on an Iran nuclear deal

...facility like Fordo in order to have a peaceful program."But on April 22 of this year, the president was quoted by The New York Times as saying, "Under the preliminary accord, Fordo would become a research center, but not for any element that...


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