Sometimes duty calls.
Paul Ryan long has told people that he has no interest in being speaker of the House, and he has been completely sincere. He wants to be a legislator and truly prizes his perch as chairman of ...
A Teenager, a Cleric, and a Strategic Landmine for Saudi Arabia
Governments in the Middle East aren’t exactly renowned for celebrating free speech. Yet there’s something especially concerning about the case of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr. From 2011-2012, while he was 16 and 17 years-old, al-Nimr protested against Saudi Arabia’s anti-Shiite ...
Instances of presidential candidates trolling each other have amused many in the media of late. Think of Trump trolling Rubio by sending him bottled water. Or Trump’s Twitter supporters trolling just about everyone. Or Rand Paul’s PAC trolling ...
The Justice Department has announced that it will begin releasing 6,000 “non-violent” inmates from federal prisons starting at the end of this month. Welcome to the era of de-incarceration. At a conference named for former New York mayor David Dinkins (who ...
Flip-Flops Show Hillary’s Long on Ambition, Short on Principles
Hillary Clinton revealed on Wednesday that she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, providing just the latest evidence that she is little more than political ambition wrapped in a pantsuit.
Pay attention to the press coverage, because it’s fascinating: ...
Liberals, What Law Would You Pass That Could Stop These Shootings?
After the horrific mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, President Barack Obama made an impassioned case that gun violence is “something we should politicize”:
This is a political choice that we make, to allow this to happen every ...
Donald Trump Gets Saddam Hussein — and the Mideast — Wrong
Speaking Tuesday night to Brett Baier, Donald Trump sounded more like Democrats Sheila Jackson Lee and Dennis Kucinich than like the Republican front-runner for president. Asked whether he stood behind his 2008 interview where he said it would have been a “...
Gowdy: Sidney Blumenthal Sent Classified Info, Lobbied Clinton to Profit from Libya Intervention
House Benghazi committee chairman Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) has accused Hillary Clinton confidante Sid Blumenthal of outing a CIA source in Libya, and using his close ties to the then-secretary of state to profit from the 2011 American intervention that ...
House Republicans Want Paul Ryan for Speaker
House Republicans want Paul Ryan to be speaker. The question is whether he can be convinced to take the job.
After Kevin McCarthy unexpectedly dropped out of the race to replace John Boehner this afternoon in the face of conservative ...
California’s ‘Fair Pay’ Act Harms Women, Men, and Businesses (but Not Lawyers)
Imagine you are running a small business in California, and your most valuable salesman gives you two weeks’ notice. The shop down the street has offered to pay him 10 percent more than his current wage. It’s nothing personal, he ...
Pope Francis and the Truth about Man
‘Man does not create himself. He is spirit and will, but also nature.”
When Pope Francis said this before the United Nations General Assembly, he was quoting Pope Benedict XVI. The quote is, in fact, also from a passage from ...
Cap Federal Spending, but Do It Smartly
Recently the Wall Street Journal reported that Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed a staggering $18 trillion in new federal spending — a 37 percent increase above what Washington is currently projected to spend over the next decade — even as Washington ...
About That Voter-ID Fracas in Alabama: Much Ado About Nothing
Many on the left are in a ferment over Alabama’s closure of some part-time Department of Motor Vehicles offices. It’s being done for budgetary reasons, but liberals are claiming it’s being done to raise a “barrier for ...
Hillary: I Went Shopping Once
The other day, Bill Clinton blamed the press for his wife’s recent political troubles. But most of the fault is her own — for talking to the press.
She’s not good at it.
For two Sundays in a row ...
Don’t Trust Putin in the Mideast
Contrary to the principles of American foreign policy of the last 70 years, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry tacitly invited Russia to “help” monitor things in the Middle East. Now they are learning that there are lots ...
‘Look,” wrote Lois Lerner, echoing Horace Greeley, “my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best. He should [have] let the [S]outh go. We really do seem to have 2 totally different mindsets.” Greeley, editor of the ...
Clinton Flip-Flops against TPP as First Dem Debate Looms
Hillary Clinton announced her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on Wednesday, breaking with her former boss President Obama and her own prior views on the subject in a move likely to be welcomed by the progressive wing ...
Trey Gowdy to Kevin McCarthy: 'You're Wrong'
Representative Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.), the chairman of the House committee investigating the Benghazi attack, declined this morning to defend his colleague Representative Kevin McCarthy, who controversially credited the committee for bringing down Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers.
Ben Carson Is Right — Charge Attackers, Don’t Shelter in Place
Common sense apparently does strange things to some progressive minds. Yesterday morning, speaking on Fox and Friends, Ben Carson said of a mass-shooting situation, “I would not just stand there and let him shoot me. I would say, ‘Hey guys, ...
Judiciary Chairs: Sanctuary Cities Stymie 30 Criminal Deportations Per Day
Sanctuary city policies allow about 30 criminal immigrants per day to evade federal agents and deportation, according to senior congressional Republicans who want the Department of Homeland Security to crack down on the jurisdictions.
In a letter Tuesday, Senate Judiciary Committee ...
When Cruz Makes His Move, Watch Out
Where’s Ted Cruz? The outspoken Texas senator has been unusually quiet in recent weeks. But in GOP circles, there’s soft but growing chatter that he is likely to be one of the last men standing in one of ...
What’s Next for the Trans-Pacific Partnership
So much that is untrue, distorted, and paranoid has been written about the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a new trade accord between the United States and other Pacific powers including Japan, Canada, and Australia — that it is worth revisiting the fundamentals of ...
Wisconsin’s Shame: The ‘John Doe’ Investigations
In April, National Review told — for the first time — the stories of the targets of Wisconsin’s “John Doe” investigations. The accounts were harrowing. Anonymous sources told of pre-dawn raids, with police swarming into their homes, walking into sleeping children’...
A Liberal Atheist and a Liberal Muslim Discuss the Problems of Contemporary Islam
When future generations look back at our time, they will marvel at how the most reactionary and clerical forces on the world stage so often found allies among self-styled “progressives.”
Anyone seeking evidence of this need look no further than ...
Obama’s ‘Atrocity Prevention Board’ — Abandoned, but Not Forgotten
In April 2012, Barack Obama went to the Holocaust Museum to declare, in solemn tones, that the lessons of the Holocaust and other episodes of genocide must be learned — and under his leadership American would learn them. Never again! he said. ...
Gitmo Extended Stay America Suites in Colorado? Hell No!
Liberal readers have scoffed at my repeated warnings about the dangerous prospect of an enemy-combatant dump on American soil. Over the years, I’ve flagged the Obama administration’s scouting forays in Illinois, Kansas, and South Carolina. Now the White ...
Hillary Clinton Is Openly Promising to Amend Federal Gun Laws by Executive Order
My little corner of the political Internet is abuzz and aflutter today with the rather alarming news that the Democrats’ presidential front-runner, one Hillary Rodham Clinton, hopes to impose gun control by “executive order” if she wins. Here she is, ...
Schools Spend Tens of Thousands on Consultants to Make Recess ‘More Inclusive’
Two elementary schools in the Edina Public Schools district in Minnesota have spent $30,000 to hire “recess consultants” in order to make kids’ playtime “more inclusive.”
The two schools, Concord and Normandale Elementary, are receiving guidance from a firm called “Playworks” ...
John Kasich: Medicaid Expansion Is Type of Policy that Could Reduce Mass Shootings
John Kasich pointed to his controversial expansion of Medicaid in Ohio today as an example of the type of action government can take to prevent mass shootings.
“Look, part of the reason I expanded Medicaid is so people can get ...
Obama’s Weakness Fuels the Demand for Trump’s Strength
‘I never understood the appeal of Trump until I saw Kerry holding hands with Lavrov the day Putin started bombing secular rebels in Syria,” quipped former National Review news editor Dan Foster.
One of the less obvious assets of Donald ...
Clinton Campaign Fraying over ‘Lost Cause’ New Hampshire
Mixed messages and hand-wringing over Hillary Clinton’s New Hampshire prospects are splitting her campaign, and may cause it to pull out of the state altogether.
According to a Tuesday report from Politico, some Clinton insiders and DC-based fundraisers are ...
Ivy League Prof Calls Ben Carson a ‘Coon’
A professor at the University of Pennsylvania called presidential candidate Ben Carson a “coon” because he said he’s cool with NASCAR flying Confederate flags during races if that’s what its fans want.
“If only there was a ‘coon ...
On Taxes, Trump Is No Reagan
President Ronald Reagan is invoked incessantly by conservative commentators and politicians, but never more so than when the subject is taxes. And so it was when Donald Trump released his plan for tax reform. Several conservative commentators have done Trump ...
Why the Iran Deal Ensures War
There are several scenarios the Obama administration may be entertaining as it pursues its diplomacy in the Middle East. It may believe that the new agreement with Iran will lead to “engagement” with reform-minded theocrats. The idea is that this ...
The Republican Base Would Welcome the Right Messages on Energy Policy
Even as Democratic candidates for president prattle endlessly about energy issues – Hilary Clinton couldn’t resist a dig at the Keystone XL pipeline during her Saturday Night Live appearance — most Republicans have had little to say about them. This probably ...
Goodbye, McKinley: The Rise and Fall of Names
With a stroke, President Obama changed the name of Mount McKinley to “Denali.” “Denali” is an Indian name, or indigenous name. “McKinley,” obviously, is not. No doubt, Obama thought he was “bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice.” (...
Hillary’s Gun-Control Non Sequiturs
Hillary Clinton has a new gun agenda that is the same as the old gun agenda.
#ad#We all are appalled and heartsick over the country’s mass shootings, which aren’t any less shocking for their routine occurrence. But ...
Op Ed: Hating Pumpkin-Spice Lattes Is Sexist
According to a Swarthmore College student’s op-ed, the real reason that people make fun of pumpkin-spice lattes is that our society thinks everything girls like is stupid because “girls don’t get to have valid emotions.”
“It all comes ...
Media Coverage Foments Copycat Suicides, Including Mass-Shooter Suicides
I won’t name him because it’s what he wanted. Earlier this year, the deranged 26-year-old gunman who snuffed out the lives of nine innocent human beings before taking his own life on the campus of Umpqua Community College ...
Michael Moore: ‘Sexism’ in Hollywood Is a ‘Form of Apartheid’
According Michael Moore, the lack of female directors in Hollywood isn’t just kind of sexist but actually “a form of apartheid.”
During a Q&A session at the New York Film Festival on Sunday, Moore expressed absolute horror and ...
An Education-Reform Benefit for the Middle Class
With American children now back in school, presidential candidates and their policy advisers are doing their own homework by developing their policy platforms for 2016, including what to do with federal education policy.
This gives Republicans an opportunity to offer a ...
How the U.S. Should Respond to the Russian Offensive in Syria
‘We need a course of action. We are going to have to commit to something.”
That’s how Jim Reese, former Delta commander, described his take on U.S. policy in Syria, speaking with National Review yesterday. Reese’s point ...
Elizabeth Warren’s Wall Street Double Standard
Senator Elizabeth Warren claimed another scalp in her fight against the finance industry’s influence on Washington last week.
#ad#After years on the warpath against Wall Street, the Massachusetts Democrat set her sights on the left-leaning Brookings Institution. She ...
The Pope and Gospel Power
Pope Francis came and went, and our headlines — apart for the ones about his visit — remained the same. The House seemed to miss an opportunity in Planned Parenthood hearings to make progress in our intractable abortion debate. Oregon families mourned ...
Don’t Play the Shooters’ Game
We’ve been here before. The worst massacre at an American school wasn’t at Columbine or Newtown, it wasn’t recent, and it didn’t involve an angry young misfit with a duffel bag full of guns. It happened ...
The Hubble Telescope’s Replacement Will Look for Clues to the Universe’s Origin
Baltimore — Twinkling stars are pretty but, for astronomers, problematic. Twinkles are caused by the interference of Earth’s atmosphere with light radiating throughout the breathtakingly beautiful and unimaginably violent universe. In 1990, however, the Hubble telescope went into orbit 370 miles above ...
The Harm Political Buffoons Do
Buffoonery is clownishness. The word comes from buffare, Italian for puffing out one’s cheeks, as comics have done since antiquity. Political buffoonery involves gross rhetoric and slapstick histrionics. Up until now, the American body politic has had reasonably effective ...
Hillary’s Server Is the Smoking Gun!
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Dear Reader (including Kevin McCarthy, who may be too busy putting a cast on ...
Why We Shouldn’t Intervene in Syria
The Vacuum, that is. That’s the Beltway fairy tale about how Syria was teeming with secular-democratic Muslim moderates ready and willing not only to topple the barbarous Bashar al-Assad regime but simultaneously to rout al-Qaeda. They ...
The Coming Defeat of NATO
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, established in 1949, has 28 members devoted to the idea of collective security. Prediction: By the time President Obama leaves office in 2017, the NATO pledge of mutual defense in response to aggression will have been exposed as ...
Half a Century of Barely Controlled Immigration
This week marks a big anniversary for those who think mass immigration is an inevitability, destined to occur like plate tectonics. Fifty years ago this month, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Immigration and Nationality Act, a piece of ...
ISIS and Religious Genocide in the Mideast
The Islamist genocide — and there can be no doubt that it is genocide, despite world silence – of the Christians, Yazidis, Mandeans, and other defenseless ethno-religious minorities of Syria and Iraq continues. The killing of these peoples is deliberate and brutal ...
Feminist Fabricator Lena Dunham Rides Again
In Hollywood, anything is possible — if you’re a privileged femme fraudster with cover-up pals in all the right (or rather, left) places.
Last week, upper-crust Manhattanite actress Lena Dunham dropped in at the Beverly Hills home of billionaire mogul ...
Clinton’s Leftward Tack on Immigration and Guns Has Risks for November
You win the presidency, Richard Nixon supposedly observed, by tacking to the right in the primaries and to the center in the general election. Hillary Clinton seems to be following that strategy except, as a Democrat, she is tacking to ...
The House Republican Civil War
At least they aren’t brawling the way they do in the South Korean parliament — at least not yet.
House Republicans have over the past few weeks seen their speaker, John Boehner, announce his imminent resignation under pressure and his ...
Obama’s Disastrous Clean Power Plan
Harry Alford is right.
The president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce lately has taken heat from liberals for opposing Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The Left finds it inappropriate that a black man, who represents 2.4 million black-owned businesses, ...
What Gun-Control Advocates Mean but Dare Not Say: Guns Should Be Confiscated
There’s the cycle of poverty. There’s the cycle of violence. And then there’s the cycle of gun talk. It starts with a mass shooting. Gun-control advocates blame the deaths on gun-control opponents, who argue, in turn, that ...
Freedom Caucus Strategy Could Backfire on the GOP
The sudden and dramatic departure of Kevin McCarthy from the House speaker’s race leaves Republicans nervous and fretting. “It reminds me of 1998, when Newt Gingrich resigned as speaker, his heir apparent Bob Livingston had to pull out,” one old-time ...
In the Face of a Massive Influx of Migrants, Austria Worries and Wonders
Vienna, Austria — Lucy Balmanian’s life straddles the crisis overtaking Europe today. Born in Syria, she’s an Armenian Christian who has lived in Vienna for years, speaking impeccable English. So when she watches Austria grapple with the massive influx ...
Report: Number of Sanctuary Cities Rises to 340
Sanctuary cities are on the rise, as the number of jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with Department of Homeland Security officials has risen to 340, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).
About 1,000 criminal immigrants per ...
Why We’re Never Moving Away from Income Inequality
One of the weird little facts of life that we don’t think about or talk about very much — and really should when we’re talking about taxes, the minimum wage, welfare spending, and other things related to inequality of ...
Hillary & Co. Fight a Phony War on Gun Violence
With the notable exception of Jim Webb, whose many talents seem better suited to another time and place, every single one of the Democratic party’s presidential candidates is in favor of banning at least some of America’s “in ...
Unable to address Texas senator Ted Cruz’s questions about “the Pause” — the apparent global-warming standstill, now almost 19 years long — at Tuesday’s meeting of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Sierra Club president Aaron Mair, after an uncomfortable pause ...
Culture — Not Genetics — Is the Key to Success
The prevailing social dogma of our time — that economic and other disparities among groups are strange, if not sinister — has set off bitter disputes between those who blame genetic differences and those who blame discrimination.
Both sides ignore the possibility ...
Peter Roskam: The Next-Next Speaker?
Peter Roskam is a picture of patience.
In response to the news of House speaker John Boehner’s resignation, the Illinois Republican congressman called for a special meeting on the state of the conference, hosted a briefing with reporters following ...
Op-Ed Compares Drunk Kid’s Attempt to Get Mac and Cheese to Attempted Rape
According to a piece in the Hartford Courant, it is totally wrong of you to laugh at that now-infamous viral video of the drunk UConn college student demanding mac and cheese — because it’s kind of like a drunk college ...
Biden: GOP Candidates ‘Beating Hispanics’
Joe Biden accused Republican presidential candidates of “beating Hispanics” during a fundraiser Tuesday night, mounting another attack on his possible GOP opponents as he inches closer to declaring a bid for the Democratic nomination.
#ad#The vice president made the ...
Donald Trump: 'Eminent Domain Is Wonderful'
Donald Trump sees a simple reason why so many conservatives disagree with him on eminent domain, the controversial power by which the government seizes private land for development projects: They just don’t understand the issue as well as he ...
Obama: Tax Cuts Create Jobs and Prosperity for All Americans
President Obama provided an extended explanation Tuesday of how lower taxes create prosperity even for Americans who do not directly benefit from the policy change.
Obama offered the remarks when asked by Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal how the trade deal ...
Dr. Carson Shocks Hosts, Audience at The View with Unapologetically Pro-Life Beliefs
Dr. Ben Carson appeared yesterday on The View and argued strongly against abortion, shocking hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg.
“You sort of feel that there’s not actually a war on women, but that may be a war on ...
How States Could Transform Medicaid with a Block Grant
Among GOP candidates who have bothered to roll out Obamacare repeal-and-replace plans, a common theme has emerged: States should have more control over Medicaid, the joint federal-state health-care program for the poor, and that control should come in the form ...
Toward a Post-Obama Middle East
In the week in which the Russians escalated their attacks on the Syrian factions being assisted by the United States and what is left of the Western Alliance, and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas renounced the long-dead letter of the Oslo ...
And Coming Up on the Left, Bernie Sanders
As Hillary Clinton continues to stumble, her leading opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders, is having quite a run. Sanders continues to lead Clinton in New Hampshire, is running close in Iowa, raised nearly as much money as Clinton during the last ...
Conservatives Should Secure Conservative Changes before Committing to a Candidate for House Speaker
As John Boehner wraps up the final weeks of his tenure as speaker of the House, two major candidates appear to be emerging as his successor. The first, Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.), has an understandable burden to carry and expectation ...
The Next Big Thing the Left Wants to Ban: Human Drivers
What do the acolytes of the State want to ban this week? Which bootlace eyelet will they lubricate with eager spittle? Oh, the usual stuff. Fun. Your fun. Vox writer Dylan Matthews twittered his demands, and they’re quite ordinary — ...
The ‘Legacy of Slavery’ Is an Excuse for Social Degeneration
One of the secrets of successful magicians on stage is directing the audience’s attention to something that is attractive or distracting, but irrelevant to what is actually being done. That is also the secret of successful political charlatans.
Politicians on Solving Mass Shootings: Shoot First, Aim Later
In the immediate aftermath of the horrible mass slaying in Roseburg, Ore., politicians were quick to call for new laws ostensibly to prevent such tragedies from occurring again. Speaking only hours after the shootings, President Obama made an emotional appeal ...
Server Company Employee Saw ‘Shady' Cover-Up behind Clinton’s Requests
An employee of Platte River Networks, the Colorado tech company that managed Hillary Clinton’s private server, worried they were inadvertently “covering up some shaddy [sic] shit” by heeding Clinton’s request to reduce the number of e-mails stored on ...
The Second Amendment Is One Supreme Court Justice from Repeal
In August, my colleague Charlie Cooke wrote an epic rant daring the Left to stop talking about repealing the Second Amendment and start doing it. Introduce the repeal to Congress, work it through the states, and tell the American people ...
For Obama, Gun Control Is about the Issue Not the Solution
President Obama was right. He was right when, just a few hours after the horrible shooting in Oregon, he decried the fact that such slaughters have become “routine.” He was even right, in a sense, when he defended politicizing the ...
The EPA’s New Ozone Rule: Clear Costs, Hazy Benefits
Since 1980, ground-level ozone pollution has dropped by one-third, to a nationwide average level of 68 parts per billion (ppb) in 2014. But for the Environmental Protection Agency’s bureaucrats, that reduction isn’t enough. Thus, the agency announced its newest standard, which ...
Hillary Super PAC President: Rich Lowry 'Almost Treasonous' for Criticizing Obama
The president of the Hillary Clinton–affiliated super PAC Correct the Record, Brad Woodhouse, today called National Review editor Rich Lowry “almost treasonous” for criticizing President Obama.
Responding to a Bill Hemmer question about whether Vladimir Putin stuck “it in ...
Differences between the Right and the Left on Gun Control
Assuming that there are good and bad people on both the right and the left and that everyone is horrified by mass shootings, how is one to explain the great divide between the Right and the Left on the gun ...
If Your Town Is Failing, Just Go
The town where my parents grew up and where my grandparents lived no longer exists. Phillips, Texas, is a ghost town. Before that it was a company town, a more or less wholly owned subsidiary of the Phillips Petroleum Company. ...
Murphy Bill Is a Welcome Improvement to Mental-Health Policy
In the wake of yet another tragic mass shooting, gun controllers have been quick to proffer a catalogue of measures, none of which would have stopped last week’s shooting at Umpqua Community College — nor the murders in Tucson, Ariz., ...
Policy Reform That Comes From Outside (and in Spite of) Washington
Not all important public-policy reforms come from Washington. Really lasting reforms can percolate from the bottom up, brewed by citizens with a grievance pushing state and local governments to act.
Consider the case of Right to Try legislation. These are ...
Hillary Clinton’s Gun-Control Plan Is a Missed Opportunity
Buried amid the hyperbole and nonsense that stains Hillary Clinton’s newest gun-control plan are a couple of rather good ideas. The first: To expand the definition of “domestic abuse” so that guilty men do not fall through the cracks. “...
Hillary Clinton’s Speech Shows the Vulnerability of Religious Liberty
On Saturday morning, Hillary Clinton addressed the nation’s most influential gay-rights lobby, the Human Rights Campaign. It was a calculated appearance. Fearing that potential candidate Vice President Joe Biden’s Saturday-evening speech to the same group might outpace her ...
Disparate Outcomes Do Not Imply Discrimination
One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme “What’s Holding Women Back in the Workplace?”
Whenever some group is not equally represented ...
Boehner Sets Speaker’s Race, Delays Other Elections
Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) has scheduled the vote to replace him for the end of October and, in a blow to his lieutenants, delayed any ensuing leadership elections until after he steps down.
Boehner announced that the ...
It’s almost impossible to fathom what an unusual candidate Donald Trump is. Put aside his lack of political experience (except for his serial flirtations with running for president over the years). Never mind his violation of nearly every rule ...
Arne Duncan’s Dismal Record
On Friday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced he would be stepping down after nearly seven years on the job. This makes it a good moment to assess Duncan’s legacy, especially since his tenure has been shrouded by more ...
Can Bobby Jindal Catch Fire from Iowa?
Iowa City, Iowa — Bobby Jindal is still talking when they turn off the lights at the Celebration Farm. It is two and a half hours after his town hall started, and he has finally finished chatting with the very last ...
Muslim Face-Veil Controversy Boosts Canada’s Conservatives
Vancouver, British Columbia — Canada holds national elections on October 19, and the race there has taken a surprising turn. The ruling Conservative party is making political hay over a court decision that killed its ban on women wearing the niqab — or ...
Biden Greeted by Calls of ‘You Should Run!’ at Glitzy Gay-Rights Dinner
Vice President Joe Biden was given a thunderous reception as the keynote speaker at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual dinner on Saturday — particularly after the audience urged him to take a shot at a presidential run.
#ad#Biden was ...
Hillary Clinton Invites Ted Cruz to Gay-Pride Parade
Hillary Clinton ridiculed her Republican opponents during a Saturday speech before America’s preeminent gay-rights organization, poking fun at Ben Carson’s views on gay marriage and inviting Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) to a gay-pride parade.
#ad#“Ted Cruz ...
Before America’s pope-fever subsides, we should take a moment to wish a happy 250th birthday to Pope Gregory XVI — a pope to remember.
Two hundred fifty years ago, in September 1765, Gregory XVI-to-be was born to an aristocratic Italian family ...
In the Zombie World, Only the Conservative Survive
The Obama era is the era of the zombie. It is a strange irony that the politician of “hope and change” has presided over a pop-culture world dominated by shuffling, moaning, undead cannibals who mindlessly rule a post-government apocalyptic landscape. ...
50 Years of Immigration’s Unintended Consequences
Fifty years ago Saturday, Lyndon Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 into law. Though it has been modified since then, the bill — known as the Hart-Celler Act after its sponsors — established the paradigm for today’s immigration system.
McCarthy Could Face Serious Challenge from Chaffetz in Speaker's Race
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) may jump into the race to succeed outgoing Speaker John Boehner.
Since Boehner announced his upcoming resignation last Friday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has loomed as his presumptive ...