Opinion

Samuelson: Good news - next recession may well be delayed

WASHINGTON – This is not your father’s inflation, and that’s good news. Business cycles often end when higher inflation causes a country’s central bank (the Federal Reserve in the United States) to...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Krauthammer: Coherent American strategy needed in Syria

WASHINGTON – The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Russia threatens to attack coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates. What is going on? It might...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Brooks: Let’s not get carried away

I was the op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal at the peak of the Whitewater scandal. We ran a series of investigative pieces “raising serious questions” (as we say in the scandal business)...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Douthat: This era is crazy, but not as crazy as we may think

The first thing to say about the attempted massacre of congressional Republicans on a baseball field in suburban Virginia is that the motivations of the shooter were unusual. By which I mean that,...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Samuelson: Trump is not destiny

WASHINGTON – It’s time to take a brief break from Donald Trump. Whatever you think of him, there’s no denying that he dominates the news cycle. We seem to assume that the nation’s future depends on...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Trump’s tweets come direct, unfiltered, from the id

WASHINGTON — Having coined “Bush Derangement Syndrome” more than a decade ago, I feel authorized to weigh in on its most recent offshoot. What distinguishes Trump Derangement Syndrome is not just...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Samuelson: Progress is the culprit of what really happened to coal

WASHINGTON – The coal-mining jobs that President Trump thinks were destroyed by government regulation – adopted to combat air pollution and global warming – were actually lost to old-fashioned...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Krauthammer: If it came to it, would we really die for Estonia?

WASHINGTON – So what if, in his speech to NATO, Donald Trump didn’t explicitly reaffirm the provision that an attack on one is an attack on all? What’s the big deal? Didn’t he affirm a general...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

The road to impeachment? We are not there yet.

WASHINGTON – I am not a big or even a little fan of President Donald Trump. Many of his policies strike me as undesirable, some in the extreme. His background and temperament have not prepared him...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Attempts to solve Arab-Isreali conflict misguided

WASHINGTON – The quixotic American pursuit of Middle East peace is a perennial. It invariably fails, yet every administration feels compelled to give it a try. The Trump administration is no...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Samuelson: Anti-globalization fervor pits politics against economics

WASHINGTON – Globalization has gotten a bad rap. The Trump White House associates it with all manner of economic evil, especially job loss. The administration has made undoing the damage a central...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Samuelson: Will robots dis-employ us all? Apparently, not yet

WASHINGTON – We have yet another study that debunks the widespread notion that robots – and other forms of automation, including “artificial intelligence” – will destroy our jobs and lead to a...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed