Too Late for Carson to Catch up on Homework
A little over a year ago, when Ben Carson was gearing up to run for president, I questioned in this space whether he was ready for what lay ahead. We now have our answer: No.
Carson had a great number ...
State Department: Iran Deal Is Not 'Legally Binding' and Iran Didn't Sign It
President Obama didn’t require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not “legally binding,” his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by ...
Public University Banned Students from ‘Treating Individuals Differently’
Until scrutiny prompted a policy change just a few days ago, Washington State University had banned its students from “treating individuals differently” or engaging in “uninvited correspondence and communication.”
Taken literally, this would mean that you would have to treat ...
Rand Paul: Downed Russian Jet Could Lead to Nuclear War
Senator Rand Paul thinks that Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet on Tuesday could draw the United States into nuclear war.
“The shooting down of a Russian fighter jet illustrates precisely why we need open lines of communication ...
I Will Not Apologize for Making a Joke About Star Wars
More than a month ago, I made some jokes about Star Wars on Red Eye, a satirical political comedy show that airs at 3 a.m., and it has resulted in me being verbally abused and told to die by a ...
Cut Social Security — Not Income — Taxes
Republican candidates for president are almost united in their desire to cut income and estate taxes. The supply-side economic theory holds that increasing financial incentives for high-income and high-wealth individuals will make them more productive — stimulating economic growth and thereby ...
Hitchens: Often Wrong, Always Forthright
In his superb Why Orwell Matters (2002), Christopher Hitchens emphasized how George Orwell, by opposing both Hitlerism and Stalinism, “discredited the excuse of ‘historical context’ and the shady alibi that there was, in the circumstances, nothing else that people could have ...
Insidiously and inadvertently, Barack Obama is alienating the people and moving the country to the right. If he keeps it up, by 2017 it will be a reactionary nation. But, counterintuitive as it seems, that is fine with Obama: Après ...
Saving Vulnerable Middle Eastern Christians
‘Christians fear genocide in refugee camps,” an ad paid for by the Knights of Columbus states. ISIS targeted Christians when they took over Iraq, driving them from their homes, and now, according to reports, won’t let them alone in ...
Ted Cruz’s Protectionist Gamble
On Friday, during a campaign stop in Harlan, Iowa, Ted Cruz made clear his stance on President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), telling a crowd of supporters that the colossal 12-nation trade accord was “deeply concerning.”
“There are a number ...
Obama's Words on ISIS Sound Good, Until You Think About Them
It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. For example, when President Barack Obama says that defeating ISIS is going to take a long time, how is that different from saying ...
Donald Trump — The Jacksonian Candidate
After the Paris attack, conventional wisdom held that Republican voters would finally turn away from political outsiders and reward candidates representing sobriety and experience. No one stopped to consider that, actually, voters might be drawn to the guy who memorably ...
Conservative Group Hits Cruz on NSA as Terror Fears Grow
Some conservatives have wondered whether Ted Cruz’s support for the USA Freedom Act, which curtailed the National Security Agency’s ability to collect metadata from phone records in bulk, would eventually prove a weakness among a Republican electorate that ...
White House: At Thanksgiving, Talk About GOP's 'Fear' of the NRA
Americans “sitting around the Thanksgiving table” this week ought to discuss Republicans’ failure to pass a law preventing anyone on a government watch list from buying a gun, the White House urged today.
Speaking this afternoon at the daily White ...
Prince Charles: Blame Global Warming for 'this Horror in Syria'
Joining John Kerry and Bernie Sanders, Prince Charles became the latest to blame the Syrian civil war on global warming.
In a half-hour interview that aired tonight on Sky News, Prince Charles said man’s impact on the climate spurs ...
Who the ‘Syrian Refugees’ Are — Not All of Them Are Syrian
President Obama has already started implementing his plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees to America. However, given that some of the terrorists who attacked Paris snuck into Europe using fake passports pretending to be Syrian refugees, coupled with several attempts by ...
John Kerry Won’t Say if ISIS Is Gaining Strength
Secretary of State John Kerry conceded Monday that another terrorist attack in the United States is inevitable, but urged Americans to remain calm.
“People need to not panic,” he told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie. “There is a strategy in place ...
Gender Equality Ranked by the World Economic Forum: Rwanda Far Ahead of the U.S.
By the calculations of the social scientists at the World Economic Forum, the United States’ gender-equality ranking has slipped from 20th place to 28th since 2014. WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index 2015 found that the U.S. is outranked not only ...
Business as Usual at the Paris Climate Conference
As the world reels following the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, world leaders say they are determined to press on with the U.N. Climate Conference there, scheduled for the end of this month. But judging from past international climate ...
In New Hampshire, Jeb Counts On Voter Demographics to Give Him an Edge over Rubio
Wolfeboro, N.H. — Never was the contrast between two presidential candidates clearer, even as its implications grew murkier.
On a brisk November night in this quaint north-country town, Jeb Bush stood inside the Wright Museum of World War II and ...
Russia’s Economic Stagnation
Since the beginning of hostilities in Ukraine in February 2014, Vladimir Putin has assured the Russian people that any resulting economic hardship would be short and mild. Even after energy prices slumped, sanctions were imposed, and the economy weakened, Putin optimistically ...
All is not calm. All is not bright or right.
ABC’s prime-time show Scandal had lead character Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), D.C. “fixer,” at work. After encouraging the ex-wife of her boyfriend, the president, to finish the filibuster ...
The Democratic Win in Louisiana Is No Sign of the Party’s Revival
Saturday, Democrats elected their first governor in the Deep South in eight years, as Louisiana state legislator John Bel Edwards defeated GOP U.S. senator David Vitter. The Democrats’ double-digit victory in Louisiana makes up for their losing the Kentucky ...
Supreme Court Should Defend Freedom of Speech by Striking Down Texas Law that Muzzles Veterinarians
Never has American freedom of speech been attacked so flagrantly, promiscuously, and on so many fronts. The most egregious examples come from campuses and Congress. On campuses, censorship proliferates as political advocacy is confined to designated spaces. In Congress, 54 Democratic ...
Obama’s Bad Math on Islamic Terrorism
Since the Paris attacks last week, a lot has been made of the Muslim world’s overwhelming disapproval of terrorism. Let me toss in my two cents:
There are 3,500 Muslims in the U.S. military. Muslims have fought for our ...
How Hillary Clinton Became Obama’s Political Prisoner
They’re not kidding when they say it’s difficult to hold the White House for three terms in a row. So much depends on the incumbent: Is he deemed a success or a failure? Is he loved or derided? ...
Hillary Has a Serious Problem in the Upper Midwest
Charles Franklin is one of the best pollsters in the business, and his fantastic Marquette Law Poll is indispensable. The poll is accurate: It called the Wisconsin recall, predicted both Scott Walker and Barack Obama’s reelections, and forecast Tammy ...
Common Sense on Syrian Refugees
Understand that the debate about Syrian refugees in the United States is a political sideshow. It has nothing to do with ending the crisis in Syria itself, nothing to do with helping France and Lebanon fight Jihadi terror, and nothing ...
There Is Nothing ‘Compassionate’ about Obama’s Refugee Policy
We live in a morally upside-down world. At one stroke, President Obama — the man who has presided over and, through his profound weakness, facilitated one of the worst humanitarian disasters of modern times — has suddenly and aggressively tried to claim ...
Sorry Trump, People Have a Right to Be Muslim-American
Religious freedom is a core American value, one of those things that really do make us different. We invented it. We practiced it from the beginning. And I am not going to let it go without a fight.
Watching President ...
What if this is as good as it gets? That’s the question Democrats need to ask themselves about Obamacare. The new law has delivered some benefits: It boosted enrollment in health insurance by several million people. Even if that ...
Carol and Legend Falsify the Past They Exploit
Hollywood’s good old days could be sexually discreet yet more daring than is usually recognized. A startling, audacious moment in All about Eve (1950) showed Eve Harrington (played by Anne Baxter) enlisting a female confederate to help effect her duplicitous ...
Woodrow Wilson, Progressive Bogeyman
The racially charged protests that have roiled 23 universities from Yale to the University of Missouri in recent weeks reached Princeton on Wednesday.
Members of the Black Justice League left their classes and occupied historic Nassau Hall, which houses the Princeton ...
Can Paul Ryan Maintain a Unified House GOP?
On Wednesday evening, under the fractured light of three chandeliers in a meeting of the House Rules Committee, Representatives Alcee Hastings (D., Fla.) and Doug Collins (R., Ga.) began to shout.
“We’re making a hurry out of something there ...
Obama’s Strategic Bumbling Is Theater of the Absurd
‘You’re all suckers.”
That has to be what Barack Obama is thinking as the country falls for his head-fake.
#ad#George W. Bush’s surge reduced the Islamic State’s precursor, al-Qaeda in Iraq, to a ...
ISIS Is Barack Obama’s Creation
Throughout the last third of George W. Bush’s presidency, opinion leaders were obsessed with the question of mistakes. Among most members of the press and among Democratic office holders (even, or perhaps especially, those who had voted to approve ...
The President’s Sanctimony on Syrian Refugees
President Barack Obama has seen the enemy, and it is the refusal to accept more Syrian refugees.
#ad#From the tone of his post-Paris remarks, you’d think that a sophisticated terrorist assault on a major Western city is a ...
After Paris, Obama Refuses to Lead
Tell me: What’s a suicide bomber doing with a passport? He’s not going anywhere. And, though I’m not a religious scholar, I doubt that a passport is required in paradise for a martyr to access his 72 black-eyed ...
Sanders's 'Democratic Socialism' Speech Annoys Dem Insiders
It was a moment some had predicted would go down alongside Barack Obama’s 2008 speech on race and JFK’s 1960 speech on his Roman Catholicism in the annals of American political history. In front of an incongruous backdrop of Catholic ...
President Obama Demonizes Dissent – Again
Admitting Syrian refugees into the United States presents two concerns — one over security, and one over identity. The first is urgent and concrete, and failure will be measured in bodies; the second is long-term and, though more difficult to assess, ...
No, John Oliver, France Is Not in a ‘Pastry Fight’ with Jihadists
It feels odd to take space in a serious political outlet to rebut the argument of a comedian, but when the comedian is John Oliver — and the modern Left is the modern Left — it is sometimes necessary. We live in ...
Portland College Kids Called the Cops Over Mean Social-Media Posts
On Tuesday, the Portland (Ore.) police responded to a report of an “online threat” at Lewis and Clark College: People saying mean things on social media.
According to a report from the police bureau, the posts in question appeared on ...
Hillary’s Campaign Ordered a Comedy Club Not to Make Fun of Her — Someone Should Tell Her This Isn’t China
Hillary Clinton’s campaign thought it was okay to order a comedy club not to make fun of her, which is obviously a totally normal thing to do.
That is, if this were China.
#ad#In case you haven’t ...
Zero Evidence That More and More Women in Texas Are Performing Abortions on Themselves
How many women in Texas perform self-induced abortions? This week, the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) released a study on this question. Their argument is that after the state bill known as HB 2 went into effect in 2013 — resulting in the ...
Bipartisan Support for Reforming a Long-Abused Guest-Worker Program
The stars aligned for immigration-patriots this past week. A bipartisan group of senators, headed by Republican Chuck Grassley and Democrat Dick Durbin, introduced a pro-American H-1B reform bill aimed at correcting the chronic abuses of the long-compromised guest-worker program. ...
Rethinking American Transportation
When surface-transportation policy was last significantly overhauled in the United States, in 1991, Americans who wanted to travel to an unfamiliar location used paper maps, usually purchased from a bookstore or gas station. If they were on a toll road, they ...
What Ben Carson Doesn’t Know
Ben Carson is not stupid, and anyone who says he is can be ignored in serious political discussions.
But a man who spends his life reaching the summit of the medical profession obviously hasn’t had a lot of time ...
Obama’s Fecklessness on ISIS Pushes France into Putin’s Arms
‘You don’t win a war with planes, so we need ground forces.”
Those words, spoken yesterday to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, are very important — because they were offered on American television by France’s ambassador to the United States. ...
A New House Bill on Syrian Refugees Doesn’t Protect Americans
The current proposal being considered in the House of Representatives in response to the president’s dangerous refugee plan — the American SAFE Act — fails to defend the interests of the American people. It is based on a flawed premise, as ...
There’s No Denying Chris Christie Is a Serious Political Talent
Paris was for all Americans, but especially for Republicans, a summons to seriousness that should have two immediate impacts on the Republican presidential contest. It should awaken the party’s nominating electorate from its reveries about treating the presidency as ...
Have a Happy, Politics-Free Thanksgiving
Many people naturally assume that since I work in political journalism, I must breathe, drink, and eat politics 24/7/365 — including on the Thanksgiving holiday.
The thought of it gives me indigestion.
Self-absorbed creatures who have no life outside the Beltway world ...
Turkey Downs Russian Jet, Putin Threatens Retaliation: What to Expect Next
Earlier today, a flight of Turkish Air Force F-16s shot down a Russian SU-24 strike aircraft. Turkey insists that it repeatedly warned the SU-24 crew to avoid Turkish sovereign airspace. According to Turkey and NATO (now holding emergency meetings), ...
No, George Bush Is Not to Blame for the Paris Attacks
Is there a statute of limitations for blaming George W. Bush for the world’s ills? This weekend, in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, the Huffington Post ran yet another piece repeating leftist conventional wisdom that Bush created ISIS ...
Princeton Student Group: We Stand for Academic Freedom and Open Dialogue
Editor’s Note: The Princeton Open Campus Coalition is a student group at Princeton University formed to push back against the recent wave of politically correct suppression of open academic discourse on campus. The following letter was originally published at ...
A Syllabus of the Dangerous Errors of the Left
Every day it seems the world gets wackier — and America weaker. The wackiness is due to a virulent brand of progressivism that has a stranglehold on the Democratic party. As media focus on the alleged extremist elements of the Republican ...
Princeton University is convulsed at this moment in 2015 over the fact that its school of public affairs, established in 1930, was renamed for Woodrow Wilson in 1948. The objection is to the fact that President Wilson was a horrifying racist with backward ...
The Rewrite of No Child Left Behind Is a Compromise, but a Principled One
Congress has finished rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act, the Bush-era federal law governing K–12 education. Now, a conference compromise renamed the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) is due for final up-or-down votes in the House and Senate sometime ...
Have an Abortion, Sip Some Wine, No Regrets: TV’s Nonsensical Scandal
The first scene of the first episode of the hit ABC political drama Scandal goes something like this: “Blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah you’re hired.” Two Aaron Sorkin wannabes on speed meet at a bar for a job interview and spend a couple ...
Help Me Take Down the Politically Correct Looney Tunes
The National Review bosses are running a Webathon — you know, like an online fundraiser — and they’ve asked me to pitch in.
I am happy to do it. Helping us out is such a great idea! If I ...
The Disappearing Governors
There is a painful irony in a recent decision of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on the side of Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, whom the U.S. Department of Justice tried to stop from making charter ...
Mainstream Media May Not See it, but the Democratic Party Is in Peril, Too
Each of our two political parties, ancient by world standards, seems to be facing a gathering storm.
Part of the gathering storm for Republicans is Donald Trump’s candidacy and his persistent lead in most primary polls. He is given ...
American Universities Begin to Implode
For over half a century, American universities, with few exceptions, have ceased teaching and begun indoctrinating. In the past few weeks, this downhill spiral has accelerated. The university is now a caricature of an educational institution. It is difficult to ...
The Ferocious Religious Faith of the Campus Social-Justice Warrior
The campus culture war is a religious war, a so-far largely peaceful counterpart to the violent purges and revolutions of jihad. One faith has been expunged, relegated to the margins of the academy, and now another fills the vacuum. Out ...
John Kerry’s Reprehensible Charlie Hebdo Comments Perfectly Reflect Obama Administration Policy
I couldn’t agree more with my friend Charlie Cooke that the ineffable John Kerry’s remarks comparing January’s Charlie Hebdo massacre to the November 13 Paris terror attacks were despicable. What I don’t get is why anyone is ...
Lawmakers Ask Top Generals to Defy Obama if He Tries to Close Gitmo
A group of House Republicans has asked the nation’s top generals to defy President Obama if he attempts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility by executive order.
The 16 veteran lawmakers told the members of the Joint Chiefs of ...
Anyone Who Would Use Terror as an Excuse to Subvert the Second Amendment Should Be Tarred & Feathered
Fans of mindless authoritarianism are having a pretty good month. The New York Times reports:
Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public ...
University Cancels Free Yoga Class Because It’s ‘Cultural Appropriation’
The University of Ottawa in Canada has abruptly canceled the free yoga classes it has offered to students since 2008 over concerns that they amounted to “cultural appropriation” and were connected to “cultural genocide.”
Jennifer Scharf, the practitioner who had offered ...
In Europe, After the Paris Attacks, Fraying Bonds between the Public and the Government
Europe has changed greatly in the past two weeks. Two weekends ago, as in any major American city, European capitals were buzzing with positive energy. Today, the positivity has been purged by fear. Friday, November 13: A night that saw 130 civilians ...
A Pro-Family Child Tax Credit for the U.S.
In my previous piece, I discussed the benefits of Canada’s Child Tax Benefit, the brainchild of the Family Caucus in the early 1990s. Could a similar program work well in the United States? Within the last year, groups across ...
In Sex and War, the Left Is in Denial about Some Obvious Facts of Life
Although we live in a forgetful culture, it is worth casting our minds back as far as last week. If you recall, back then we were all discussing the inability of students at Yale to cope with anything as scary ...
As His Iowa Poll Numbers Slide, Carson Goes on Offensive Against Foreign-Policy Criticisms
Davenport, Iowa — Ben Carson is sick of taking flak for lacking foreign-policy expertise, and now he’s pushing back.
In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, national security has taken center stage in the Republican presidential race, and ...
Rush Limbaugh: Ben Carson ‘Probably Not’ Qualified to Be President
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is “probably not” ready for the job, according to leading conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh.
“Ben Carson equipped to be president? Um — probably not at this stage,” Limbaugh told Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace ...
Rotten Elites Give a Bad Name to Elitism
Conservatives have a great deal to say about “elites” and “elitism” just now, most of it denunciatory.
We have a funny kind of anti-elitism, though, as men with every important politician on speed dial, men who have not seen the ...
Trump’s Muslim-Registry Blunder
A national-security investigation may “not [be] conducted solely upon the basis of activities protected by the first amendment to the Constitution.” That clause, and others similar to it, are found throughout the Patriot Act and other provisions of federal law. ...
Why Does the Left Continue to Insist that Islamic Terrorism Has Nothing to Do with Islam?
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays.
Dear Reader (Including those of you stunned by the news that Charlie Sheen has ...
If We Want to Destroy ISIS, We Can Destroy ISIS
If we want to destroy ISIS, we can destroy ISIS. Perhaps I am stating the obvious, but I want to state it anyway. Why? Because I am not hearing it enough.
I’m certainly not hearing it from the White ...
Donald Trump Can’t Say ‘No’ — Is That What We Want in a President?
As has been made abundantly clear by his incessant mewling and pathetically thin skin, Donald J. Trump is not in fact an unwaveringly resolute tough guy of the type you would hope to find standing next to you in the ...
Eating ‘Authentic’ Food From Other Cultures Declared Racist
According to Social Justice Internet, it’s totally fine to enjoy foods from other cultures — as long as you don’t call the food “authentic,” act like it’s out of the ordinary, or forget to get upset about Islamophobia ...
Cruz: Muslim Database Would Be Unconstitutional
Ted Cruz broke with rival Republican presidential contender Donald Trump on Friday, saying the idea of a database to track Muslim Americans is unconstitutional.
“I’m a big fan of Donald Trump’s but I’m not a fan of ...
Feminist Internet: Witchcraft Is Sexist and Transphobic
According to Social Justice Internet, there is a “sexism problem in the modern witchcraft community” and you should be very, very, very concerned for all of the witches it’s impacting.
“Witchcraft may be a woman-centric lifestyle, but it still ...
After Paris: A Christian View on Protecting the Innocent
Christians have rightly responded to the Paris terror attacks with prayer and empathy. But there have not been enough voices responding with thoughtful reflection rooted in historic Christian thought about God’s purposes for government and war, and perpetuating a ...
How Religious Ministries Can Remain Free to Serve
On Thursday near Capitol Hill, the Heritage Foundation hosted what has become an annual anti-poverty summit. Between Senators Ben Sasse and Tim Scott, I moderated a panel with Eric N. Kniffin, an attorney with the Religious Institutions Group, at Lewis ...
What Ben Carson Really Said about Mad Dogs and Syrians
In a long day in Mobile, Ala., on Thursday, Dr. Ben Carson struck all the right grace notes, creating as vivid a contrast with Donald Trump’s histrionic August visit as could be imagined. Whereas Trump was all about himself, ...
As she walks down the corridor in the Rayburn House Office Building, she asks someone, “Are you coming to my hanging?”
The woman doing the asking is Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, known to some as “Ily.” She is a congresswoman from Miami, ...
The Silly Argument of ‘We Shouldn’t Give ISIS What It Wants’
President Barack Obama was in the Philippines this week getting worked up about the only thing that really grinds his gears, the GOP. “I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for (the Islamic State group) than some of ...
Obama: Dissent Is Not American
Three days after the Islamic State’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Americans were primed to hear their president express heartfelt anger, which he did in his press conference in Antalya, Turkey, at the end of the G-20 summit. And they ...
The Ululations of Radical College Crybabies
Deray Mckesson, the professional agitator whose racial rabble-rousing began at tax-subsidized Teach for America, proudly unveiled his new enterprise on the Internet on Thursday: a website chronicling “THE DEMANDS” of his radical brothers and sisters on college campuses across Northern ...
Veto-Proof House Majority Backs Halt to Syrian Refugee Program
Legislation that would halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States passed the House with broad bipartisan support today, as President Obama’s team failed to assure even many Democrats that the current resettlement process is secure.
Hillary Says: Stop Mocking Me! Or Else.
While in Los Angeles last week for fundraising, Hillary Clinton felt like updating her humor protocols by stopping off at the famed Laugh Factory. The roster of comedians that have performed at the renowned Los Angeles venue is no laughing ...
A U.S. Defense Policy for the 21st Century
The savage attacks on Paris last week are a reminder of what is at stake in this election: We are choosing not just the president of the United States, but the leader of the free world.
The last seven years ...
Gavin Newsom’s Imaginary National Rifle Association of Time Past
So sayeth California’s lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom:
. @NRA has changed for the worse in the past 20 yrs because they’ve gone from repping their members 2 serving as lobbyists for gun industry
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 19, 2015
I forget who at ...
Hillary: Term 'Islamic Terrorism' Is a 'Distraction' that Plays into Terrorists' Hands
Calling the terrorists who struck Paris “Islamic” only “plays into the hands” of these terrorists, Hillary Clinton argued this morning at the Council on Foreign Relations.
“Islam is not our adversary,” Clinton said. “Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and ...
Clinton Defends Obama’s ‘JV Team' Label for ISIS
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton refused to say Thursday that President Obama misjudged the danger posed by ISIS when he called it the “JV team” of Islamic terrorism early last year, explaining that the label made sense “from the perspective of ...
The Pink Guards on Campus
The Red Guards were the terrorist vanguard, mainly teenagers and people in their 20s, who helped Mao Tse-Tung execute the Cultural Revolution. Their first skirmishes were waged against the administrations of Tsinghua University and Peking University, which they accused of ...
Pay Up, and Up, and Up: Developing Nations Set to Make Demands at Climate-Change Talks in Paris
‘What will it take to get an agreement in Paris?”
That’s the question on the minds of environmental activists, U.S. State Department officials, and foreign bureaucrats as we approach the latest round of United Nations climate-change negotiations in ...
Thank God and the GOP for the 13th Amendment
On December 6, 1864, less than one month after his reelection, President Abraham Lincoln sent to Capitol Hill what would be his final State of the Union address. As he neared the conclusion, he called for the House to pass, as the ...
Kurds and Christians Fight Back against ISIS in Syria
‘ISIS asked us for a cease-fire two days ago,” Kino told me. “They asked us for a safe pass out of Hasakah. The forces here refused to do that, because we want to finish them.”
My translator, an Assyrian American ...
Bush Embraces His Family’s Interventionist Legacy
Charleston, S.C. — It wasn’t supposed to happen this way for Jeb Bush.
The presidential candidate whose campaign was to be anchored by talk of economic mobility — and who so often insists he’s his “own man,” endeavoring to ...
Did O’Reilly Finally Go Too Far?
Earlier this month, premier Fox newsman Bill O’Reilly became unhinged on live television. A red-faced O’Reilly loudly and repeatedly called his invited guest, Washington Post columnist and fellow conservative Fox News journalist George Will, a “hack” and accused ...
France’s No-Go Zones: Assimilation-Resistant Muslims Are the Real Refugee Problem
The jihad is raging in Paris. President Hollande repeatedly declares that France is at war, and press reporting has highlighted the French military’s combat operations against ISIS in Syria. But what the French are most worried about — and what ...