Columnist John Moore: Grandfather’s blacksmith shop - where he taught me to be my own man

My grandfather’s shop seemed cavernous. Every room was filled with tools that a man with a strong back could use to make a living and feed his family. My grandfather was a blacksmith. His name was Parmer. He was a product of the Great Depression. Born in 1918, he arrived at adulthood in the midst of the worst economic period in American…

Don't send bureaucrats to take away our burgers

In a word, no. The Washington Post featured a writer last week who claimed, “We need to eat less meat. Should the government step in?” From her first premise to her last conclusion, Laura Wellesley was wrong. Humans eat meat; they evolved to do so. As Scientific American points out, “There is no doubt that human evolution has been linked to

Clinton's plan to expand Medicare will reduce access, benefits to seniors

Hillary Clinton is taking a sledgehammer to Medicare. In a move calculated to fire up the extreme left wing of the Democratic Party, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pledges to open Medicare to people 55 to 64, and make a “public option” insurance plan for all ages. The 65-and-overs are already having a hard time finding a doctor willing

The tax code must be simplified

When Hillary Clinton arrives in Philadelphia next week for the Democratic National Convention, she will make a lot of promises - such as tuition-free college at all in-state universities. To pay for these proposals, she’s going to once again call on the wealthy to “pay their fair share.” That’s a position that Donald Trump agrees with, by

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Keep our commitment to NATO allies

Donald Trump’s mystifying comments on NATO were not only misguided; they were also counterproductive to his stated goals. Peace is only ever achieved - and maintained - through strength, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a force-multiplier. If Trump’s…

22 July 2016 [03:23 PM]
The tax code must be simplified

When Hillary Clinton arrives in Philadelphia next week for the Democratic National Convention, she will make a lot of promises - such…

20 July 2016 [05:18 PM]
Challenges for Black People: Part II

The prospects for a better future are nearly hopeless for roughly 20 percent of black people - those who reside in big-city…

18 July 2016 [02:12 PM]
We all can use Congress' vacation

Once again, we must come to the defense of the do-nothing Congress. Or to be more precise, the do-nothing part, not necessarily…

18 July 2016 [02:04 PM]
The American truth of Guy Fieri

Over the July 4 weekend, The New Yorker magazine launched a charming project - it asked writers to detail what they felt…

06 July 2016 [12:35 PM]
Open government laws protect us all

Sunshine laws - open government regulations - are in place to hold our most powerful officials accountable for their actions. Not all of them like that. In one of the most egregious examples of retaliation in recent memory, a judge…

05 July 2016 [12:39 PM]
Columnist John Moore: Rock 'n' Roll

As I plugged the Stratocaster into my Fender amp, the buzz of the quarter inch plug made contact with the amp’s input…

02 July 2016 [07:19 PM]
Texas needs a conservative budget

It’s often said - usually by the party without the checkbook - that a budget is a statement of values. And in…

01 July 2016 [03:20 PM]
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