Teenager arrested after possible threat to Weedsport school

Teenager arrested after possible threat to Weedsport school

After an alleged threat involving the Weedsport Central School District, a teenager has been arrested, police said. The Weedsport Police Department student resource officer assigned to the school district took a complaint Wednesday, Oct. 26, from district administration of a possible threat to the school community, according to a police department news release issued Friday. … Read more

Biden’s national security strategy is regretted by Fantasy

Biden’s national security strategy is regretted by Fantasy

The Biden administration’s national security strategy, released last week, deserves credit for correctly identifying China as America’s most “consistent geopolitical challenge.” But by calling climate the “existential” threat to the United States and encouraging cooperation with Beijing on the issue, the strategy document creates a dangerous contradiction. The focus on climate will make it more … Read more

Chairman Xi’s thoughts

Chairman Xi’s thoughts

His China combines Marxism-Leninism with nationalist aggression.

In a time of crisis, public discourse has descended into nonsense

In a time of crisis, public discourse has descended into nonsense

If I had to choose the most troubling characteristic of our current dystopia, I would choose the disturbing disconnect between the seriousness of the challenges we face and the public discourse that is supposed to address them. A dangerous war rages in Europe as a failing nuclear-armed tyrant launches desperate new waves of cannon fodder … Read more

‘Democracy’ by and for the elite

‘Democracy’ by and for the elite

President Biden’s Sept. 1 speech in Philadelphia on “unity” is a poignant example of the confusion surrounding the concept of democracy. Mr. Biden declared that MAGA Republicans threaten “the very foundation of our republic.” The phrase a “threat to American democracy” is so common these days that it has almost no meaning—except that it encapsulates … Read more

It is a mistake to shrug off Putin’s threats

It is a mistake to shrug off Putin’s threats

Vladimir Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine must be received soberly, if for no other reason than that leaders occasionally do what they say they will do. There are reasons beyond that. He has lost hardware, soldiers, land and face. He is cornered and escalating, increasing the chances of mistakes and miscalculations. Great … Read more

Restore Reagan’s Military ‘Margin of Safety’

Restore Reagan’s Military ‘Margin of Safety’

The U.S. faces the most daunting security landscape in 45 years. That’s no coincidence. Earlier this year Russia launched the bloodiest armed conflict in Europe since World War II, and this summer China publicly displayed plans to strangle or swallow the free people of Taiwan. Leaders in both countries examined the landscape and determined they … Read more

Free enterprise, not central planning, will beat China

Free enterprise, not central planning, will beat China

President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi listen as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks in Washington on August 9. Photo: Evan Vucci/Associated Press The greatest global threat facing the United States is Communist China. Fortunately, we have a weapon that Beijing lacks: economic freedom. If we harness the spirit that has made America … Read more

Fighting in the Gaza Strip is a sign of Israeli failure

Fighting in the Gaza Strip is a sign of Israeli failure

Tel Aviv Another round of fighting in Gaza has ended with a brokered ceasefire after a limited but deadly exchange of fire between a terrorist organization and the Israeli Defense Forces. The fighting lasted three days, more than 1,000 rockets were fired at Israel – including at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem – and millions of … Read more

Evacuation orders issued in NorCal due to structural fires

Evacuation orders issued in NorCal due to structural fires

SAY THEY ARE JUST DESTROYED TO SEE WHAT THIS FIRE DID WITH THIS QUARTER EARLIER TODAY. YOU’RE NOTICING THAT THE FIRE IS STILL. HERE JUST OVER THE STREET. IT’S HARD TO GET THEM OUT, IT’S REALLY DARK OUTSIDE AT THAT POINT, BUT THEY GO THROUGH WITH LAMPS THAT ARE STILL INVESTIGATED. MOVED AND HOW IT … Read more