Declining population not apocalyptic

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist BERLIN — Will the last person in Europe please turn out the lights? That’s the question being asked from Moscow to Madrid, where people are having fewer babies than ever before. The continent is anticipating something hard to imagine 30 years ago: a shrinking population. A generation ago, we were […]

Russian gas cutoff shrewd political move

Freedom Newspapers To some people the decision by Russia last week to cut off natural gas to Ukraine for what ended up being 48 hours was simply mysterious. To others it was essentially a commercial transaction, with Russia (or its 51-percent state-owned natural gas monopoly) simply getting more money from the Ukraine. Still others saw […]

Europe has anti-Americanism disease

by Mona Charen “My anti-Americanism has become almost uncontrollable. It has possessed me, like a disease. It rises up in my throat like acid reflux, that fashionable American sickness. I now loathe the United States and what it has done to Iraq and the rest of the helpless world. I can hardly bear to see […]

Brown president’s slavery claims a con

Thomas Sowell The president of Brown University has appointed a committee to look into the history of the connections of that institution to the slave trade. This is to be no academic exercise of scholarly research. There is obviously supposed to be a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. Brown University President […]