China, not Trump, started this trade war

China, not Trump, started this trade war

What can Democrat Chuck Schumer, Republican Marco Rubio and President Trump agree on? Almost nothing, but they agree China is robbing America blind and has to be stopped. When the president slapped a punishing 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of…

Let’s hope Trump’s border-family order succeeds

Let’s hope Trump’s border-family order succeeds

President Trump has wisely moved to stop separating families at the border, but that won’t remotely end the immigration wars — and may not even mean a permanent end to this dust-up. With the uproar continuing to mount, including among Republicans on…

Congress missed its chance to start fixing the FBI

Congress missed its chance to start fixing the FBI

Left and right, the politicians who could have asked incisive questions instead made a mess of this week’s congressional hearings on the Justice Department inspector general’s report on the Clinton email probe. Yet that didn’t stop IG Michael Horowitz from flagging some…

Why the establishment despises Trump’s ambassador to Israel

Why the establishment despises Trump’s ambassador to Israel

The foreign-policy establishment and the mainstream media agree: David Friedman isn’t their kind of US ambassador to Israel. He’s just too pro-Israel for their taste. Friedman has been taking a pounding from the old hands who have represented Washington in the Middle…

Stop breaking up families at the border

Stop breaking up families at the border

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he wants to stop the mass separation of children from their families along the border, but his bid to fix it is pathetic. And President Trump’s claim that Democrats need to change the relevant law is no…

The stunning evidence of Harvard’s racism

The stunning evidence of Harvard’s racism

Harvard University records unveiled Friday show the school engages in blatant, egregious racism in the name of diversity. The info came out thanks to the lawsuit by Students for Fair Admissions over admission policies that discriminate against Asian-Americans. Perhaps the most damaging…

FBI head proves Washington has a vendetta against Trump

FBI head proves Washington has a vendetta against Trump

As FBI director Christopher Wray started giving his response to the blistering report on the Hillary Clinton investigation, I hoped he would accept the findings as proof the agency lost its way and must be shaken to its foundation. By the time…

Residents are right to fight to keep psych ward open

Residents are right to fight to keep psych ward open

On Wednesday, concerned community members gathered in upper Manhattan to rally against a proposal by New York-Presbyterian to close 30 inpatient psychiatric beds at Allen Hospital in Inwood. Their concerns are warranted. New York state has a shortage of at least 4,300…

Why it’s not worth it to save Miss America

Why it’s not worth it to save Miss America

It’s time to say goodbye to the antiquated flesh parade that was Miss America. Ta-ta, T&A. Last week, the 97-year-old Miss America pageant, an offensively guilty pleasure for millions of TV viewers, was plunged into its death throes. Two of its nearly…

New York Times reporter broke the biggest rule in journalism

New York Times reporter broke the biggest rule in journalism

On previous occasions, I’ve written about the blunt way legendary New York Times editor Abe Rosenthal dealt with a conflict of interests. The story bears repeating after the indictment of a top Senate official over his contacts with reporters, including one from…

Trump is right to lower expectations for Singapore summit

Trump is right to lower expectations for Singapore summit

As he prepares to head off for Singapore and Tuesday’s historic summit with Kim Jong Un, President Trump has been lowering expectations he’ll come back with a comprehensive denuclearization agreement with the North Korean leader — and wisely so. “I think it’s…

Cuomo must stop picking gun control fights

Cuomo must stop picking gun control fights

With eight days left on the legislative calendar, Gov. Cuomo has introduced a “red flag”-order bill that adds teachers and school officials to the list of individuals who can ask a judge to remove firearms from someone exhibiting threatening and violent behavior….

Rewarding failure has become an American epidemic

Rewarding failure has become an American epidemic

The proverb is simple: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” But a teenage girl and her mom in New Jersey figured out how to circumvent that difficult “trying” part — by whining until success was easily achieved. At Hanover…

The real immigration story that both sides ignore

The real immigration story that both sides ignore

As the immigration debate hit another low last week, I received the news that my favorite immigrant died: my father-in-law, Paul Gavora. I don’t want to politicize Paul’s story too much, or really at all. For me, the man wasn’t a talking…

Mario Cuomo’s lesson for Bill de Blasio

Mario Cuomo’s lesson for Bill de Blasio

It’s no secret that Mayor de Blasio hates the New York Post with a passion that is pretty much all-consuming. OK, so he can’t stand all the city’s other newspapers, either. But for The Post he’s reserved a special venom and a…

Why should hitting a cop be a federal crime?

Why should hitting a cop be a federal crime?

Last week, the House of Representatives — by a margin of more than 10 to 1 — approved a completely gratuitous, blatantly unconstitutional bill that would make assaulting a police officer a federal crime. The lopsided vote was a bipartisan portrait in…

America still needs a serious China policy

America still needs a serious China policy

We are currently engaged in a high-profile negotiation that may or may not succeed in getting the Chinese to buy more of our stuff. This is a fine goal as far as it goes, although that isn’t very far. It doesn’t matter…

How Meghan Markle charmed us all at the royal wedding

How Meghan Markle charmed us all at the royal wedding

WINDSOR, England — Standing with the throngs of royals fans along Windsor’s historic Long Walk Saturday, I felt like Meghan Markle smiled directly at me as she trotted past in her Landau carriage with Prince Harry by her side. Many times, this…

Tom Wolfe: A New York ‘man in full’

Tom Wolfe: A New York ‘man in full’

Tom Wolfe not only chronicled the social changes that transformed America and his adopted hometown of New York in the second half of the 20th century. In many ways, he helped to shape them. While he’ll always be remembered for his much-copied,…

Welcome home to the returning North Korean hostages

Welcome home to the returning North Korean hostages

North Korea’s release of three American hostages is a clear win for President Trump and for new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who personally escorted them home. This doesn’t change the criminal nature of the Kim Jong-un regime, which inflicted fatal injuries…

Why the cultural elite is fascinated by Catholicism

Why the cultural elite is fascinated by Catholicism

For believers, the Catholic Church is at once transcendent and mundane — the Holy Spirit working on Earth through 2,000 years of committee meetings. For those of a more secular bent, it is simply a terrific show, and hence the Met’s current…