Independence Hypocrisy

By: Walter E. Williams Officials in Catalonia, Spain’s richest and most highly industrialized region, whose capital is Barcelona, recently held a referendum in which there was a 92 percent vote in favor of independence from Spain. The Spanish authorities opposed the referendum and claimed that independence is illegal. Catalans are not the only Europeans seeking…

Starving the Beast

By: Cal Thomas One way to kill a predatory animal is to deny it sustenance. The tax-cut bill passed by the Senate, if it clears a conference with the House and President Trump signs it, may be the first step toward starving the big government beast. Reporting on the Senate vote early Saturday morning reflected…

Democratic Tax Nonsense

By: Hank Adler Anyone who reads my commentary on Townhall.com knows that I believe there are areas of the Senate & House tax reform bills that could be improved. I am especially concerned about the general elimination of the casualty loss, but I am firmly convinced that the first time there is another Bernard Madoff,…

Trump Against the World

By: Debra J. Saunders WASHINGTON — It’s been another week crammed with President Donald Trump duking it out on Twitter. This week he sparred with Democratic congressional leaders, two national news organizations and even mixed it up with British Prime Minister Theresa May to a point that put a chill on the U.S.’ vaunted “special…