Will the Political Establishment Be Trumped by The Donald?
Donald Trump does not merely represent a challenge to the Republican establishment. He is an affront to the professionalization of politics. Here is a man who soared to the front of the Republican field without strategists, pollsters, ad men, set ...
Obama's Big Plans Don't End With His Presidency
The closest I’ve ever come to glimpsing hell was on Monday, when I read an article in the New York Times headlined, “With High-Profile Help, Obama Plots Life After Presidency.”
#ad#Reporters Michael D. Shear and Gardiner Harris reveal ...
The Very Real Economic Costs of Birthright Citizenship
‘Peter and Ellie Yang,” the subjects of Benjamin Carlson’s fascinating new Rolling Stone essay, “Welcome to Maternity Hotel California,” paid $35,000 to have their second child in the United States. In 2012 Chinese state media reported 10,000 “tourist births” by Chinese couples ...
Video Whistleblower: Planned Parenthood Does Some Good In Addition to ‘Things Like Fetal Trafficking’
Planned Parenthood does “a lot of wonderful things,” according to the whistleblower featured in a string of undercover videos detailing the abortion provider’s practices, “but they also do things like fetal trafficking.”
The whistleblower, Holly O’Donnell, a former ...
British Leftists Want Bibi Netanyahu Arrested for War Crimes
An online petition asking the British government to arrest Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on war-crimes charges when he visits London in September has gone viral, garnering more than 74,000 signatures so far. The petition has already passed the 10,000 signature threshold ...
Reviews: American Ultra and She’s Funny That Way
American Ultra rehashes post-Tarantino Nineties indie film cynicism of the sort that media shills enjoy when crowing about “the golden age of television.” Film actors Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart portray Mikey and Phoebe, two scraggly-haired stoner-lovers in flannel shirts. “...
Déjà Vu: When Bill Clinton Pardoned His Former CIA Director over Classified Documents on His Home Computer
What’s past is prologue.
— William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act II, Scene 1
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton insists she did nothing wrong by running all of her government communications, including classified material, through her unsecured, home-brewed computer server. Perhaps ...
Do Hillary and Nixon Look Like Soulmates?
When Bob Woodward, one of two Washington Post reporters who were instrumental in cracking open Watergate, went on MSNBC and compared Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal to Richard Nixon’s tapes, eyebrows went up all over Washington. Then it was ...
Rand Paul Was Supposed to Dominate Iowa & Nevada. What Happened?
A year ago, political insiders expected Rand Paul to dominate in Nevada and Iowa, the first two states to hold presidential nominating caucuses. Now, as campaign season ramps up in earnest and he continues to slide in national polls, Paul’...
Peter Schramm: ‘You Americans Invented Freedom’
Peter Schramm has died.
I knew it was coming. He’d been struggling with cancer. But it felt particularly poignant given that I was in Europe, a place Peter had little patience for.
#ad#It was an attitude he inherited ...
Contra Trump, It’s Not Illegal Immigration That’s to Blame for America’s Decline
Let’s assume, for fun, that Donald Trump’s supporters are thinking with their brains, not their viscera. If so, they will want to know that the issue he has lassoed for self-aggrandizement has been utterly demagogued. Trump is playing ...
This Is What Tourette Syndrome Looks Like
‘Are you sure?” I asked my daughter before writing this column.
“Yes,” she said resolutely.
Veronica is profoundly grateful for all the prayers, kindness, and advice from strangers, friends, and family alike that she received earlier this summer when I ...
Federal Judge: Clinton ‘Violated Government Policy’
A federal judge declared today that Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private server and e-mail account for government work “violated government policy,” contrary to the Democratic frontrunner’s claims.
U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan presided over ...
College Freshmen Required to Attend a Musical about How to Not Rape Each Other
All freshmen at Indiana University at Bloomington have to attend a musical performance teaching them them how to not rape each other as part of their mandatory new-student orientation.
According to an article in Inside Higher Ed, students at IU ...
The End of the Tour, Irrational Man, and the Question of Nihilism
A scene in James Ponsoldt’s new film The End of the Tour shows the novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) teaching a college writing class. When a student says, “I just want my narrator to be smart and witty,” ...
Clinton’s Attempt to Laugh Off the FBI Investigation of Her Falls Flat
Hillary Clinton may fantasize about becoming America’s first comedienne-in-chief. Too bad she is not funny.
“By the way, you may have seen that I have recently launched a Snapchat account,” Clinton told Iowa voters on August 15. “I love it. ...
Poll: Rubio Beats Clinton in Three Swing States — Including Pennsylvania
Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) leads Hillary Clinton in three battleground states, including the delegate-rich Pennsylvania, according to new polling of the hypothetical presidential matchup.
Quinnipiac conducted the survey over eleven days following the first Republican presidential debate, as Clinton ...
Maine Cracks Down on Welfare-for-Drugs
On a muggy day last summer, agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and local police raided the home and office of Herman “Rusty” Hoffman. They’d been investigating him for months, and what they found didn’t disappoint: 500 capsules ...
More Details on Secret Side Deal Allowing Iran to Inspect Itself
George Jahn, a respected reporter who covers the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna for The Associated Press, published an important story yesterday on details of a secret side agreement to the Iran nuclear deal in which Iran will ...
How the State Department Is Stiffing the Intelligence Community Out of Hillary Clinton's E-mails
Hillary Clinton’s awkward intransigence in the face of an unrelenting e-mail scandal is playing out under the harsh media spotlight of a presidential campaign. Garnering less attention is the intransigence of a former Clinton colleague at Foggy Bottom, who ...
Betraying the American People on Immigration Is No Small Thing
One of the most lame excuses for doing nothing is that we can’t do everything. Such excuses have been repeated endlessly, even by some conservatives, when it comes to illegal immigration.
We can’t deport millions of illegal immigrants ...
House Dem: Clinton May Have ‘Disqualified Herself’ With E-Mail Scandal
A House Democrat thinks that Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server scandal has the potential to ruin her political career.
“I think if she intentionally misled or lied to the American people and did something that was clearly against the rules, ...
The Comical Dishonesty of Clinton’s E-mail Press Conference
Prematurely sporting a stylized, straight-out-of-Leavenworth, shock-orange jumpsuit, and carrying the disgusted air of a woman who has just been told that the scullery maid has pilfered the most valuable candlestick, Hillary Clinton yesterday took to a Las Vegas gymnasium to ...
Court Filing: State Department Let Hillary Clinton Use Personal Smartphone
Hillary Clinton was not issued a secure government smartphone during her tenure as secretary of state, the government acknowledged today in a court filing to a federal judge.
“[The State Department] does not believe that any personal computing device was ...
Report: Side Deals Allow Iran to Inspect Its Own Nuke Site
State Department officials have failed to reply to a three-week old request for information about Iran deal “side agreements,” but a new report suggests the agreement allows Iran to inspect its own nuclear site.
“Iran, in an unusual arrangement, will ...
Could a President Trump Really Impound All Immigrant Payments to Mexico?
Donald Trump’s new immigration plan boldly declares that, “Mexico must pay for the [border] wall and, until they do, the United States will, among other things: impound all remittance payments derived from illegal wages.”
Would that even be possible? ...
Trump’s Critics Are Wrong about the 14th Amendment and Birthright Citizenship
Donald Trump continues to bewilder political experts. He unabashedly wades into politically dangerous territory and yet continues to be rewarded by favorable poll results. He has clearly tapped into a reserve of public resentment for inside-the-Beltway politics. How far this ...
With Hostages and ‘Death to America’ Chants, Iran Shows That Bullying Works
The proposed nuclear treaty aside, Iran’s behavior leaves much to explain. Consider the national “Death to America” rallies and the imprisonment of four Americans, including Amir Hekmati, a former Marine sergeant who went to Iran for the first time ...
Social Security’s 80th Anniversary Is No Cause for Celebration
Last Friday marked the 80th anniversary of Social Security. As befits such a significant milestone, the occasion was marked with political statements, punditry, and media perspectives — most of them wrong.
It should be no surprise that the presidential candidates are ...
What Donald Trump Doesn't Know about U.S. Trade
A great deal of Donald Trump’s silly and illiterate trade talk presupposes the gutting or repeal of NAFTA, the trade accord between the United States, Canada, and Mexico that went into effect in 1994, with his dreams of punitive sanctions ...
Sanders and Trump: Two Populist Peas in a Pod?
A new chapter in American politics has begun.
Millions of Americans on the right and left have lost faith in their political parties, their government, and even the economic system. Only one in four Americans are satisfied with the way ...
Walker’s Plan to Replace Obamacare: The Best, to Date, from the 2016 Field
Scott Walker is putting forward a plan to replace Obamacare that conservatives and voters generally ought to find very attractive. It takes a scythe to Obamacare’s regulations: The plan restores states’ pre-Obamacare role as the lead health-care regulators. The ...
Why Religious Leaders Are Wrong to Support the Iran Deal
They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.
— Jeremiah 6:14
With his Iran deal rightly under withering fire from right and left, President Obama is shedding his ...
If ever there were an example of how remarkably poor Hillary Clinton is at the art of quotidian politics, it is this fascinating video of her encounter with a group of Black Lives Matter advocates last week. Rather than giving ...
Whitney Ball Knew the Landscape of the Conservative Movement Unlike Any Other
Whitney Ball, president of Donors Trust and spirited soldier in the conservative movement, passed away Sunday at her home in Alexandria, Va., at the age of 52. The cause was complications of breast cancer, a disease she fought valiantly for the ...
Trump’s Immigration Plan Is a Good Start — for All GOP Candidates
Even though he has made it the cornerstone of his campaign, Donald Trump’s immigration hawkishness has until now consisted of bravado rather than substance. His newly released immigration platform, while bearing characteristic flaws, is a marked improvement: It is ...
Hugh Hewitt Prepares to Grill the GOP Contenders
Republican presidential candidates better be prepared for Hugh Hewitt’s open-book test.
Hewitt, the popular, incisive conservative talk-radio host and law professor is joining CNN’s Jake Tapper to moderate the next GOP presidential debate on September 16. For the first ...
As the Left Veers Further to the Left, Conservatives Succeed
In 1935 George Dangerfield published The Strange Death of Liberal England, 1910–1914, a vivid account of how Britain’s center-left Liberal Party, dominant for a century, collapsed amid conflicts it could not resolve.
The Liberal party had appeared impregnable. Its cabinet in 1910 ...
NFL quarterbacks fear Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison. So should participation trophies, the ubiquitous trinkets given to children for merely showing up and rounding out the rosters of local sports leagues.
#ad#The other day, Harrison learned that his sons ...
How Do You Know What’s Right and Wrong?
How can we determine what is morally right? The answer to this question — the most important question that human beings need to answer — is a major difference between Left and Right.
For conservatives, the answer is, and has always been, ...
Angry Black Radicals and the Foolish White Liberals Who Love Them
White liberals never look more foolish than when they pander to angry black radicals. But it’s taken the one-two punch of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book Between the World and Me and the hit NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton to ...
University Ban on Saggy Pants Declared Racist
Henderson State University in Arkansas is being accused of racism for posting a sign on campus telling students not to wear saggy pants.
The whole argument here, of course, is that saggy pants are associated with black culture, and therefore ...
Without American Influence, Iran and Russia Will Send Syria Deeper into Chaos
Bashar al-Assad has a big problem. The Syrian civil war has drained his military of manpower, equipment, and morale. The Syrian dictator has been forced to retreat into Syria’s coastal west and deep south. Beyond these territories, various rebel ...
Hillary’s Student-Loan Plan Is a Desperate Gimmick for the Millennial Vote
The likelihood of Hillary Clinton becoming the next president of the United States seems to be slipping further and further away as she continues to struggle with the perception that she is out of touch with American voters. Her latest ...
Republicans Could Win Votes by Opposing Guest-Worker Programs
Some in the Republican consultant elite have fallen prey to the South Park “underpants gnome” theory of winning elections: Phase 1: Enact comprehensive immigration reform. Phase 2: ???? Phase 3: Win elections. Support for “comprehensive immigration reform” would not have made Mitt Romney president, ...
It’s Not ‘Compassionate’ to Allow Addicts and the Mentally Ill to Live on the Streets
San Francisco — The homeless are a challenge for almost every American city, but nothing like they are for San Francisco. The city’s mild, year-round climate, famously liberal “live and let live” attitude, and a dense network of social services ...
Republicans don’t talk about peace as much as they used to, or as much as they should. President Dwight Eisenhower, whose unflashy élan masked the difficulty and danger of the serial crises he managed, put “waging peace” at the ...
How American Government Became Encrusted with Subsidies
You probably never knew of the federal funding of museums commemorating America’s long-gone whaling industry. The funding existed for nearly nine years, until fiscal 2011, because almost no one knew about it. A mohair subsidy continues six decades after it ...
Planned Parenthood and the Eugenics Movement
There is a haunting familiarity to the arguments defending Planned Parenthood’s sale of body parts from aborted babies for medical research: an echo of another era of medical innovation amid moral ambiguity. Then, as now, the response of cultural ...
Saving Social Security in the 21st Century
This week, America marked two significant milestones in its history. Friday was the 80th anniversary of Social Security, a program that has helped millions of seniors, including my parents, retire with dignity. Saturday is the 70th anniversary of the end ...
The Justice Department’s ‘Grotesque’ Misconduct against New Orleans Cops
As we’ve previously observed, the Obama jihad to fundamentally transform America’s police, spearheaded by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, proceeds from the premise that police departments are corrupt institutions, beset by a culture of racism and ...
Rand Paul's Moment of Truth Comes Early
For Kentucky Republican Rand Paul, one of the most important votes of the 2016 presidential cycle takes place Saturday, when local GOP officials meet to decide if he can seek the White House and run for reelection to his Senate seat ...
Don’t Let China Bully Taiwan
Last week, Taiwan’s de facto New York consulate, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, hosted a discussion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership — the TPP free-trade deal. Needless to say, Taiwan wants to be included in the TPP. The U.S. ...
The Iran Deal and Obama's Fatally Misguided View of the World
It’s increasingly clear that the key terms of the Iran deal — the terms that deal in any way with verifying Iranian nuclear activity, past and present — are a joke. As the text of a side agreement released released by ...
What Conservatives Get Wrong about Birthright Citizenship and the Constitution
Donald Trump’s immigration proposal has raised an issue that has never quite made it into the mainstream of American political debate: birthright citizenship. Are the children of illegal immigrants U.S. citizens? The answer, unfortunately, is “yes” — under the ...
Feds Stop Calling ‘Midget Raisins’ ‘Midget Raisins’ Because ‘Midget’ Is Offensive
The United States Food and Drug Administration issued a regulation on Thursday ending the use of the word “midget” to describe raisins because the word “midget” is offensive to short people.
The Agricultural Marketing Service’s proposed rule would eliminate ...
Prepare for Political Gamesmanship if Ayatollah Khameini Rejects the Nuclear Deal
Whether congressional Democrats accept or reject Barack Obama’s Iran deal has great importance and is rightly the focus of international attention. But there’s another debate taking place over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that may be even ...
An Unfiltered Interview with Scott Walker
It’s safe to say that most conservatives across the country think pretty highly of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and that he remains one of the few presidential candidates who are at least broadly acceptable to almost every sub-species of ...
Donald Trump’s Half-Serious, Half-Fantasy Immigration Plan
Donald Trump’s six-page platform on immigration may not be, as Ann Coulter wrote, “the greatest political document since the Magna Carta.” But given the issue’s role in elevating the candidate to the lead in Republican polls, it merits ...
Colorado’s ‘Hurt Feelings’ Exemption from the First Amendment
Just in case you need a refresher: Back in 2012, a baker in the Denver suburb of Lakewood was asked by a gay couple to make them a wedding cake — two years before gay marriage was even legalized in Colorado. The ...
Yes, Pander to Trump on Immigration
Donald Trump’s rise in the polls is inextricably linked to the issue of immigration.
He probably wouldn’t have achieved liftoff without it, and now that his campaign has entered a new phase of semi-attempted seriousness, it is fitting ...
Donald Trump’s Fantasy of Mass Deportation Is Political Poison for the GOP
“This was not a subject that was on anybody’s mind until I brought it up at my announcement.”
— Donald Trump, on immigration, Republican debate, August 6
Not on anyone’s mind? For years, immigration has been the subject of near-constant, ...
Jeb Bush: Marco Rubio Benefited From Birthright Citizenship
Jeb Bush’s defense of the term “anchor babies” marks a departure from the messaging instructions that a GOP Hispanic outreach group he advised gave to Republican lawmakers in 2013.
Bush used the term while rejecting Donald Trump’s call for ...
The People v. Hillary Rodham Clinton
The following is an excerpt from the opening statement delivered in United States District Court for the District of Columbia on January 24, 2017, the first day of Hillary Clinton’s criminal trial.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the story you ...
The Social Safety Net’s Fraud Crisis
The massive data breach at the federal Office of Personnel Management has captured the public’s attention, because of both the sensitivity of the stolen data and the seeming vulnerability of what should be one of our nation’s most ...
Ten Things You Didn’t Know Were Racist
1. “Baa, Baa Black Sheep” is racist. The nursery rhyme, which dates back to the Middle Ages, is under attack. Some schools and family centers in Scotland, England, and Australia have eliminated the word “black” as racist, and now refer to “...
Paris Hilton Could Out-Trump Trump in 2016
Donald Trump’s admirers, like those of Ross Perot in an earlier epoch, cite his business success as his main qualification and believe that the acumen that he has demonstrated in making himself rich enough to do incredibly vulgar things ...
Donald Trump and the Weak Man’s Vanity
Donald Trump is the angry man of the hour. He joins a long list of people who in the last half century have made their mark by bursting the confines of civility to say aggressively rude and obnoxious things. Vein-popping, ...
The Latest in Political Correctness at Yale
Yale University’s undergraduate school has twelve residential colleges, each with a dean and a master. Just last week, one of the masters, Professor Stephen Davis, e-mailed his students to ask them to stop addressing him as “Master Davis” because ...
As the EPA and IRS Have Shown, with Big Government Comes Little Accountability
Social observers from Aristotle and Juvenal to James Madison and George Orwell have all warned of the dangers of out-of-control government. Lately, we have seen plenty of proof that they were frighteningly correct.
#ad#The Environmental Protection Agency spilled 3 million ...
Eisenhower Deserves a Better Memorial than Frank Gehry’s Pretentious Proposal
We could wearily shrug, say “Oh, well,” and economize waste and annoyance by just building the proposed $142 million Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. But long after its perpetrators are gone, it would squat there, representing Washington at its worst and proving ...
The Media Stays Shamefully Silent about the Most Shocking Planned Parenthood Video Yet
The seventh Planned Parenthood video is a bombshell.
It features former StemExpress technician Holly O’Donnell, who has appeared in several of the other videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, describing an average day at Planned Parenthood Mar ...
Clinton Campaign Ramps Up Attacks on Media over E-mail Scandal Coverage
Ignoring questions didn’t work, and denying certain allegations only made the controversy worse. Now, with the FBI claiming the private server that once contained Hillary Clinton’s State Department e-mails was “wiped clean” and Democrats becoming skittish over their ...
Hillary, Stop -- No One Thinks You’re Funny
As if Hillary’s joke about loving Snapchat because “those messages disappear all by themselves” wasn’t bad enough, now she’s answering questions about whether or not she wiped her e-mail server clean with jokes about doing it “with ...
The Latest Planned Parenthood Video Exposes Potential Infanticide. Start a Criminal Investigation Now
The seventh video from the Center for Medical Progress features testimony from Holly O’Donnell, a former procurement technician at StemExpress, a California company that — until recently — acquired (purchased?) aborted baby parts from Planned Parenthood. It’s horrifying. No, it’...
Automakers: Desperation in Detroit
Detroit — Just six years after the Obama administration bailed out Chrysler with $12.5 billion in federal loans and handed it to the Italian automaker Fiat, the company — now called Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) — is nervous about its future. CEO Sergio Marchionne ...
Three Actual — and Actually Good — Plans to Replace Obamacare
Perhaps today will mark the beginning of a new phase in the long campaign for the GOP nomination for president in 2016. That’s possible because two of the leading candidates — Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and Florida senator Marco Rubio — have ...
Army Launches Criminal Probe into Possible Database Breach
What began as a computer “glitch” has spiraled into a months-long criminal investigation into how a system containing personal information for most of the U.S. Army Reserve was compromised.
The human resources system, known as the Regional Level Application ...
Donald Trump Has Mastered the Art of the Tax Break
Donald Trump received a $163.775 million tax break on Trump Tower, his upscale midtown Manhattan building.
The 68-story structure is home to several eponymous eating establishments, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, and Nike’s flagship store — as well as a Gucci shop ...
Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency Protects Itself More Than the Environment
Here in my adopted home state of Colorado, orange is the new Animas River, thanks to the blithering idiots working under President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency.
It’s just the latest man-caused disaster from an out-of-control bureaucracy whose primary ...
Judge Grows Irritated with State Department Foot-Dragging on Clinton E-mails
President Obama’s administration asked a federal judge for a one-week delay of a hearing convened to discuss why the State Department hasn’t been more forthcoming about Hillary Clinton’s e-mails.
The motion was denied, but the judge moved ...
Ohio State Counts ‘Staring’ as ‘Sexual Harassment’
According to Ohio State University policy, both “staring” and “brushing against a person’s body” can count as “sexual harassment.”
(It’s not clear how someone would prove that another student had been staring at them, nor how the common ...
Walker Kicks Off Critical 2016 GOP Health-Care Debate with New Plan
Standing in front of a stack of wood crates with his sleeves rolled up, Scott Walker on Tuesday unveiled a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Gesturing to a projector screen as he ticked through slides, Walker looked almost like ...
Bob Menendez to Oppose Iran Deal in Blistering Statement
Senator Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) will announce his opposition to the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran in a stinging statement on Tuesday.
“I have looked into my own soul and my devotion to principle may once again ...
How Ted Cruz Has Wooed Some of the GOP’s Top Donors
He’s been in the race for only two months, but Jeb Bush has already spent more than $275,000 on private air travel. Nearly $350,000 has gone to FP1 Strategies, the firm that houses Bush’s campaign manager, Danny Diaz, and another ...
Why You Don’t Hear about Discrimination against Persons with Down Syndrome
It sure is funny what makes news and what gets ignored.
Have you heard about the Christian bakers who refused to make wedding cakes for gay couples? Of course you have. But I’ll bet you didn’t hear about ...
Obama: Earning Contempt, at Home and Abroad
The common bond among the various elements of the failed Obama foreign policy — from reset with Putin to concessions to the Iranians — is a misreading of human nature. The so-called Enlightened mind claims that the more rationally and deferentially one ...
Will We Be Leaving Our Children at the Mercy of a Nuclear Iran?
Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe.
President Obama’s “agreement” with Iran looks very much like “the emperor’s new clothes.” We are supposed to pretend that there is something ...
Down in the Polls, Walker Fights for Momentum in Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa — For months, Scott Walker dominated the polls in Iowa.
And then, all of a sudden, he didn’t.
The latest Iowa polls show two political outsiders, Donald Trump and Ben Carson, surging ahead of Walker in the ...
Top Activist and Author: It's 'Clear' That Climate Change Is Making Racism Worse
According to social activist and best-selling author Naomi Klein, climate change isn’t just destroying our planet — it’s making racism worse, too.
“You see that in Australia where the treatment of migrants is a profound moral crisis,” she said, ...
A New Map Debunks Claims that Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Produce a Women’s-Health Crisis
The recent effort by congressional Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood has been denounced as in effect a divestment from funding women’s basic health care — a loss that couldn’t be fully absorbed by other health centers.
Critics have warned ...
In Memoriam: Peter Schramm, 1946-2015
Peter Schramm was an immigrant to this country, and he loved it in the way only those who have good characters and have seen despotism can. His family came from Hungary in 1956, like so many others. He was a boy, ...
The Civil Disobedience of Double Parking
In a ritual as regular as the rise and fall of the tides, tens of thousands of New Yorkers openly break the law every weekday. Unlike drug users, turnstile jumpers, and counterfeit-handbag sellers, these scofflaws operate under the watch of ...
New Opportunities for Veterans
The United States is blessed with great liberties because of the courageous men and women who defend them. The bedrock of this country’s security is a strong volunteer armed forces and a sacred covenant between the citizen and the ...
FEMM: A Better Option for Women
Columbus, Ohio – Zeba Haydar had convinced herself she didn’t like children.
The 32-year-old graduate of Ohio State University did this sometime after being told at 19 that she would never be able to have a baby.
I was talking with ...
Officer Beaten by a Convicted Felon Hesitated for Fear of Being Called Racist: Welcome to Post-Ferguson Policing
A police officer in Birmingham, Ala., was beaten unconscious by a suspect during a traffic stop last week because the officer did not want to be pilloried in the media as a racist for using force against a black man.
Walker, Cruz, Carson, and Fiorina Kick Off Nevada Caucus Season at GOP Cattle Call
Gardnerville, Nev. — While the attentions of the political world were focused on Donald Trump’s helicopter landing at the Iowa State Fair, Nevada caucus season kicked off at a ranch one hour south of Reno Saturday.
Four presidential candidates descended ...
Hillary’s Dangerous Negligence over Benghazi — Again
Who cares if Hillary Clinton is convicted of a crime? What we ought to care about is if Ahmed Abu Khatallah is convicted of a crime.
Khatallah is the only person charged thus far in the attack on a shadowy ...
Diphtheria is a terrible disease. It starts as a bacterial infection, which produces a toxin, which can produce a membrane that coats the inside of your mouth and throat, choking you, keeping you from swallowing or breathing. By the 1990s, ...
Is Trump Really the Anti-PC Warrior His Fans Make Him Out to Be?
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