Obama Cronyism Plus Your Personal Data Equals Trouble
It’s the most far-reaching scandal in Washington that no one wants to talk about: Tens of millions of federal employees had their personal information hacked as a result of Obama administration incompetence and political favoritism.
Ethnic community organizer-turned-Office of ...
Reformocon Group Bids to Shape GOP Agenda in 2016
A group of conservative writers and policy experts unveiled a new suite of reforms Tuesday that they hope could set the tone for the 2016 presidential election and shape the GOP agenda if Republicans retake the White House.
The Conservative Reform ...
The Price of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Twenty-five years ago this past Sunday, President George H. W. Bush — in whose administration I served — went before a crowd gathered on the White House’s south lawn and signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This past week, trustees ...
Fifteen Elephants and a Clown
If there was a good reason to distrust presidential candidate Mitt Romney, it had to do with his views on abortion. Not his position per se — as difficult as it is to understand the pro-choice tendency, there are people of ...
Corporate Lobbying Is the Ultimate Tragedy of the Commons
In the well-known account of the “tragedy of the commons,” herdsmen graze their cattle on common pastureland. Over time, each herdsman puts as many of his own animals as he can on the pasture, which leads to overgrazing; as a ...
Report: U.S. Spent $1.87 Billion to Incarcerate Illegal-Immigrant Criminals in 2014
American taxpayers paid approximately $1.87 billion to house imprisoned illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2014, and almost all of that financial burden was shouldered by the states, according to a new study of state and federal data.
Illegal-immigrant crime has been in ...
Ben Carson’s Stump Speeches Are Pretty Odd
On a Tuesday evening in Barrington, N.H., Ben Carson offered an unorthodox campaign yarn: He told the crowd about how his sexual history easily disproved a paternity lawsuit against him.
“I knew that the only woman I had ever ...
We Need Facts, Not Weasel Words, about Illegal Immigration
People who entered the United States illegally may be called “undocumented” in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political parties in dealing with immigration issues.
Both Democratic and Republican administrations ...
Why the Left Hates America
This past week, one of the greatest differences between the Left and Right — both around the world and in America — once again came to light: how each views America.
Every year for the past 67 years, the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner has been ...
Evidence Doesn’t Seem to Matter to #BlackLivesMatter Conspiracy Theorists
What happened to Sandra Bland?
That question has animated national news coverage and social-media outrage since July 13, when 28-year-old Illinois native Sandra Bland, arrested outside Prairie View, Texas, was found dead in her cell at the Waller County Jail. Local ...
House Republicans: IRS Commissioner Must Go, Even if It Takes Impeachment
A group of House Republican lawmakers called for the ouster of IRS commissioner John Koskinen on Monday, and expressed a willingness to impeach him if he couldn’t be forced from office by other means. The call for Koskinen’s ...
If This Was the Red Sox Institute, No Way . . .
You’re invited to join me at the Yankee Institute for Public Policy’s annual “Milton Friedman Birthday Celebration” this Friday, July 31st, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel, 700 East Main Street, Stamford, Conn. I’...
Five Likely Destinations for Iran’s Nuclear Cash
On Saturday, Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah described Iran’s desire for a “happy ending” to its nuclear negotiations. Hassan also thanked Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, for giving “a special place” to Hezbollah in his own recent speech. ...
The Beginning of the End of Anti-GMO Hysteria?
The GMO-labeling movement — the latest cause célèbre of liberal elites — was dealt a major blow last week when Congress passed HR 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. The bill, sponsored by Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.), prohibits ...
Fleeing New Jersey, and Its Crushing Taxes, for a Better Life
He lived in New Jersey his entire life. He was born there in 1932, grew up there, and worked his entire adult life there. I’m sure he planned on dying there.
After a few years living in a rental apartment ...
Down East and Out West, Part I
I’ve come to New Hampshire, but I’m not running for president. I’m just about the only one who’s not. I am covering the presidential campaign.
Ah, well. I’ll wait to be drafted (and wait).
Somewhere, Under the Rainbow
Somewhere in Iran, a team of very studious, serious, and likely bespectacled men is working, diligently and tirelessly, to build a nuclear weapon. Perhaps it will be detonated in Jerusalem. Perhaps it will be detonated in New York City, and ...
Charles Murray’s Prescription for American Government
Editor’s Note: The following article is adapted from one that ran in the July 20, 2015, issue of National Review.
By the time that Charles Murray sat down to write By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission, he had decided that ...
On Park Avenue, a Picture of the Catholic Church Divided
Two opposing interpretations of the Second Vatican Council divide the Catholic Church. This divide is more complex than the casual observer tends to appreciate. Within the complex divide, however, is a clear, simple divide: the familiar quarrel between the Ancients ...
Revenge of the Radical Middle
Two decades ago, in the spring of 1996, Newsweek magazine described a group of voters it called the “radical middle.” Formerly known as the Silent Majority, then the Reagan Democrats, these voters had supported Ross Perot in 1992, and were hoping the ...
Iran: The Truth about the CIA and the Shah
A cousin of mine has finished his freshman year in college; like most freshmen, he now knows absolutely everything. He took it upon himself, this week, to announce (to my brother, who is a very patient man) that Iran’s ...
Why the Little Sisters of the Poor Have Gone to the Supreme Court
On Thursday, July 23, the Little Sisters of the Poor, women religious who dedicate their lives to Jesus Christ and the service of the elderly poor, went to the Supreme Court of the United States for the second time for religious-liberty ...
Americans Understand Iran a Lot Better than John Kerry Does
At a Tehran mosque last week, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei — amid chants of “death to America” and “death to Israel” — explained to a crowd that his nation’s interests are “180 degrees” in opposition to the United States. “Even after this deal, ...
Will Obama Allow ISIS to Have Chemical Weapons, Too?
It has been well documented that the Assad regime in Syria used chemical weapons against its own people before and after the agreement in which it promised to give them up. President Obama famously proclaimed a “red line” that was ...
The Government’s Dishonest Defense of Obamacare’s Contraceptive Mandate
Linda Greenhouse’s column in yesterday’s New York Times paints a dramatically distorted picture of the religious-liberty challenges that various nonprofit religious groups have brought against the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate.
The nonprofit plaintiffs in these cases — faith-based ...
Planned Parenthood and ‘Black Lives Matter’ Divide Democrats
America’s two major political parties have a difficult task: amassing a 51-percent coalition in a nation that has always been — not just now, but from the beginning — regionally, religiously, racially, and ethnically diverse.
George W. Bush’s Republicans in 2006 ...
Trump’s Disturbing Rise Shows Political Intemperance Isn’t Limited to the Left
The Trump bump tells us something about the state of American politics. Progressives are panting to interpret his surge as evidence of Republicans’ black hearts. Some Trump supporters have suggested that his success, such as it is/was (this is ...
“Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.”
— Barack Obama, address to Planned Parenthood, April 26, 2013
Planned Parenthood’s reaction to the release of a secretly recorded conversation about the sale of fetal body parts was highly revealing. After protesting that it ...
Planned Parenthood Has Handed GOP Candidates a Gift — They’re Running with It
Abortion is back in the news in a big way, thanks to two harrowing videos from the Center for Medical Progress. It turns out there is such a thing as bad publicity — for example, the revelation that your taxpayer-subsidized “women’...
Scalia’s Derisive Dissents Have a Serious Purpose
Justice Antonin Scalia is in trouble. Like the rowdy students in Animal House, he’s been called into the dean’s office — called in to face a dean who has decided that “somebody’s got to put his foot down” ...
American Passivity in the Face of Beijing’s Cyberattack Encourages More Chinese Aggression
Two news stories out this week highlight just how weak the Obama administration’s policy toward China remains. A month after the Office of Personnel Management cyberattack, in which up to 25 million (and maybe more) Americans had their information stolen, ...
Traumatic Brain Injury: The Solution Is Here for Servicemen and Civilians Alike
Returning serviceman Pete Scobell remembered:
I couldn’t read e-mails let alone write them. My wife would ask me to run to the grocery store, and I would find myself sitting in the parking lot at work. I was taking ...
Appeasing Iran Ignores the Lessons of History
The now-concluded Iran nuclear negotiations predictably reflect ancient truths of appeasement.
While members of the Obama administration are high-fiving each other over a deal with the Iranian theocracy, they should remember unchanging laws that will surely haunt the United States ...
College Newspaper Clarifies: We’re Not Transphobic for Calling Tampons a ‘Women’ Thing
An article about giving government-subsidized tampons to “women” that was published in The Daily Bruin, the student newspaper at the University of California, Los Angeles, came complete with a clarification that the author did not mean to suggest that menstruation ...
Rick Perry Compares Trump to Cancer, Know-Nothings, and Joe McCarthy in Double-Barreled D.C. Speech
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry ratcheted up his assault on rival GOP hopeful Donald Trump another notch during a speech in Washington, D.C. today, calling the ex-reality TV star “a cancer on conservatism,” comparing his views on Mexican immigrants ...
Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn Are Running the Same Con on Voters
“Think of a wonderful thought, any merry little thought. Think of Christmas, think of snow, think of sleigh bells off you go, like reindeer in the sky! You can fly! you can fly! you can fly!” — Peter Pan (Disney, 1953)
IAEA Tells Congressmen of Two Secret Side Deals to Iran Agreement That Won’t Be Shared with Congress
Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Congressmen Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) issued a press release yesterday on a startling discovery they made during a July 17 meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency officials in Vienna: There are two secret side deals ...
The Many Lies Paving the Way to Obama’s Legacy
On the Iranian threat to Israel: “The danger from Iran is grave, it is real, and my goal will be to eliminate this threat. . . . Finally, let there be no doubt: I will always keep the threat of military action on ...
Cruz, Vitter Take Another Shot at Ending Congress’s Fraudulent Obamacare Subsidies
Senator David Vitter is nothing if not persistent.
Nearly two years after the Louisiana Republican’s first attack on Congress’s Obamacare exemption, Vitter and Texas senator Ted Cruz are teaming up for yet another shot at the federal health-care ...
The Trump Lesson That Bush and Clinton Should Heed
For those of us who predicted the inevitable, watching Donald Trump verbally wander into a field of face-whacking garden rakes like Sideshow Bob inspires a mixture of schadenfreude and affirmation. We knew it was coming, but it still feels good ...
House Republican: Obama Administration Won’t Release Full Iran Deal to Congress
President Obama won’t allow Congress to review two key aspects of the Iranian Nuclear deal, Republican lawmakers learned from international partners last week.
Under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the International Atomic Energy Agency ...
The Moral Rot at the Core of Planned Parenthood Is on Full Display
Forget Limousine Liberals. Mary Gatter is a Lamborghini Liberal. Or wants to be.
Gatter, medical director of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, is the subject of a second video exposé, released Tuesday morning, by the Center for Medical Progress. At ...
John Kasich’s Presidential Campaign Is Already Facing Its First Big Test
Columbus, Ohio — Governor John Kasich has 16 days to earn a spot on the debate stage in his back yard in Cleveland. And he has six months to make himself a factor in the GOP presidential primary.
Over 42 minutes on Tuesday ...
The Manhattan Project’s Odd Couple
How often in our relationship-obsessed era do we hear the term “but it works”? This is usually applied to couples who are polar opposites but somehow stick together. There is an occupational dimension to this as well, and one of ...
HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule Won’t Alleviate Urban Poverty
If you had to name all the villains who have done harm to America’s great old cities, you might put the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development at the top of a long list.
And since many of ...
A Letter to My African-American Daughter, and a Response to Ta-Nehisi Coates
This month, Ta-Nehisi Coates published Between the World and Me, a powerful collection of essays written in the form of letters to his teenage son. The book is a sensation on the left, and it is full of rage and ...
Letter from Cracow, Poland’s Crown Jewel
Cracow — When I first came here 24 years ago, Poland’s cultural and spiritual capital was just beginning to recover from 50 years of deferred maintenance.
Unlike every other major Polish city, Cracow was not flattened by World War II. The Wehrmacht ...
Iran Deal: Obama Lauds U.N., Lectures U.S.
If only President Barack Obama were as hard-nosed and clever in undermining our adversaries as he is in kneecapping the U.S. Congress, the country’s strategic position might be transformed.
The Iran deal went to the United Nations Security ...
Is the Iran Deal the Worst Political Blunder of All Time?
Distinguished scientist Freeman Dyson has called the 1433 decision of the emperor of China to discontinue his country’s exploration of the outside world the “worst political blunder in the history of civilization.”
#ad#The United States seems at this moment ...
Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s ‘Mad as Hell’ Moment
For a 78-year-old elder statesman, John McCain seems at times not to have advanced beyond the second grade. Two years ago, McCain labeled Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Justin Amash “wacko birds” for their aggressive opposition to CIA director John ...
Raising the Minimum Wage Is the Perfect Way to Kill the Summer Job
I had a lot of summer jobs. I was a foot messenger in New York for a couple of summers. I worked as a receptionist and mail-room flunky. Before my junior year of high school, I briefly sold ice-cream snacks — ...
University Language Guide: The Word ‘American’ Is Offensive
According to a “Bias-Free Language Guide” used by the University of New Hampshire, the word “American” is “problematic” and therefore should not be used.
“North Americans often use ‘American’ which usually, depending on the contexts, fails to recognize South America,” ...
John Kerry: Obama Might Not Follow Law if Congress Blocks Iran Deal
Testifying before Congress this morning, Secretary of State John Kerry refused to pledge to follow the law in the event that Congress rejects the deal he negotiated with Iran.
“Let’s say Congress doesn’t take your advice, we override ...
The Obama Administration’s Chicago Politics
Barack Obama is the first American president from Chicago. That fact will be the trailblazing Obama’s most lasting legacy.
Chicago has long been stereotyped as a city where any-means-necessary politics have ruled, and where excess is preferable to moderation. ...
Congress Needs to Kill Frank Gehry’s Awful Eisenhower Memorial Once and For All
For thousands of years, erecting a monument to a great personage or event has involved creating a structure with a powerful physical as well as symbolic presence. The monument might be architectural, sculptural, or both. But going back to Stonehenge ...
Republicans Have a Win against Corporate Welfare — Don’t Give It Away
There’s a pretty easy way for Republicans to build a winning campaign message around opposing corporate-welfare programs: oppose them, and don’t revive any dead ones. Unfortunately, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell seems to think this is harder than ...
Down East and Out West, Part II
Editor’s Note: Yesterday, we began Jay Nordlinger’s latest journal, on points east and west: New Hampshire, Colorado, Seattle, and Alaska. The journal concludes today.
On the other side of the tracks in Colorado Springs, there is a bail-bonds ...
Is America Entering a New Victorian Era?
Forty-seven years ago, the musical “Hair” opened on Broadway. Elderly mavens — the core theater audience then, unlike the throngs of tourists flocking to cheap movie adaptations today — were instructed that America was entering an “Age of Aquarius.” The old moral ...
Manchester, N.H. — According to the longstanding cliché, presidential candidates campaign in “the snows of New Hampshire.” But they also campaign the summer before, and even the spring before. Carly Fiorina is logging some serious New Hampshire time here in ...
How Obama Misunderstands LBJ’s Vietnam History
Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson appeared on prime-time television to tell the nation that he was sending 50,000 additional American troops to Vietnam. He recited, in his Texas drawl, the geopolitical reasons that had led the United States ...
Are Encounters with the Police Really More Dangerous for Black Men?
One of the difficulties in reacting rationally to the #BlackLivesMatter movement is the fierce conviction borne of personal experience. The Internet is now full of young activists telling their stories of #DrivingWhileBlack — stories that often feature some combination of a ...
Male Feminist: ‘I Hate That I Love to Grill’ Because It’s ‘So Conventionally Masculine’
A self-identified male “feminist” wrote a more than 1,000-word piece about how much he hates that he loves to grill because he is “uncomfortable with the pleasure [he takes] in something so conventionally masculine.”
“I take food prep a little ...
As the presidential-election season kicks off, governors from all over America are seeking the Republican nomination. Historically, voters in presidential elections have tended to favor the executive experience of governors, and it seems more likely than not that the eventual ...
Kissinger’s Ruinous Legacy, Conrad Black Notwithstanding
This controversy between Conrad Black and myself on Henry Kissinger’s legacy to American statecraft will have been worthwhile if it leads anyone to the Claremont Review of Books, where my review of Kissinger’s latest book, World Order, treats ...
The Brutal Pain of Hidden Maternity
‘This pain will come as a thief in the night. It will take away your peace if you let it; it will drag you into the harsh darkness of the misery of loss.” So writes Maria Grizzetti on her Incarnation ...
Why Obama’s Executive Action on Iran Does Not Violate the Law
Conservatives have much to criticize in President Obama’s deal with Iran on its nuclear program. The agreement allows Iran to operate sophisticated nuclear equipment, keep its suspected weapons labs open, and maintain stockpiles of nuclear material with ample opportunity ...
Congress Must Hold Obama Accountable for His Deception Over Iran
The president “must certainly be punishable for giving false information to the Senate.”
One can imagine hearing such counsel from a contemporary United States senator on the receiving end of President Obama’s “full disclosure” of the nuclear deal with ...
A Former Planned Parenthood Worker Speaks Out
‘Faces of all the young clients I had ‘helped’ during the past three years — pretty girls, sad girls, scared girls — flashed at me,” Ramona Treviño writes.
They had walked into our clinic looking for answers, for someone to give ...
Know Your Enemy: A Primer on Islamic Jihad
Islamic jihad has declared war on the United States and all of Western civilization. ISIS has announced its intention to dominate the world and fly its black flag from the White House in continuation of a 1,400-year-old war against us “...
Hillary’s Inconceivably Stupid Capital-Gains Tax Scheme
The worst sectors of the worst recovery since World War II are business investment in new plants and equipment and new business start-ups. These are the biggest job-creators, and their slump is a key reason for the sub-par labor recovery, ...
Public Support for Republicans Has Dipped — Here’s How They Should Respond
A new report from Pew finding a nine-point drop in the public approval of the GOP has Republican consultants wailing and Democrats rubbing their hands together with glee. In late 2014, the Republicans and Democrats were closer to parity, but now 16 ...
Paying Attention to Black Lives
Two impressions from the first scene of Southpaw: 1) The close-up of Jake Gyllenhaal as white boxer Billy Hope makes him look dark-skinned — a way-late wigger figure who struts, curses, and imitates the limited outlook of black street thugs. 2) Hope’s ...
What’s behind the Trump Bump
The good news is that we have a GOP front-runner. The bad news is that his name is Donald Trump.
The latest ABC News poll shows Trump at 24 percent, eleven points ahead of number-two Walker, and twelve ahead of number-three ...
What Kerry and Obama Tried to Keep from Congress and the Public: Iran Will Collect Its Own Samples for the IAEA
This week brought the stunning news that Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) had discovered, during a meeting with IAEA officials, the existence of secret side deal between the IAEA and Tehran — a side deal ...
Obama Has Failed to Bridge the Partisan Divide
Surely this wasn’t what Barack Obama had in mind.
One need not revisit the mountains of purple prose that greeted Obama’s ascent to the White House (or his descent, given the Olympian esteem in which many held him). ...
Look Who’s Coddling Denver’s Social-Justice Jerks
‘All cops are bastards!”
“This is what white supremacy looks like!”
On a tranquil Sunday afternoon in Denver, hate-mongering zealots hijacked a rally held by citizens and families of fallen police officers, who had gathered to pay ...
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s New Book Betrays a Toxic Worldview
Moses gave us the Ten Commandments. Paul gave us the Epistles. And Ta-Nehisi gave us Between the World and Me.
The new book by Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, in the form of a letter to his son, has been greeted ...
Holocaust-Denying Professor Suggests That Cosby’s Accusers May Have Just Been ‘Sluts’
A tenured, Holocaust-denying professor at taxpayer-funded Lincoln University in Pennsylvania suggested that Bill Cosby’s accusers may have waited so long to report their attacks because “many women are sluts.”
#ad#On July 8, English professor Kaukab Siddique posted a list ...
The Iran Deal Will Have Disastrous Non-Nuclear Consequences, Too
So far, the most intense criticism of the Obama administration’s deal with Iran has focused on its wildly imbalanced nuclear provisions, under which, in exchange for limited inspections, Iran gets to keep many of its centrifuges, its entire nuclear ...
Not content with making explicit attacks on Uber, AirBnB, and the “sharing economy” as a whole, Democrats have launched an even more egregious attack on something that rivals sex, alcohol, and food on Millennials’ “can’t survive without” lists: streaming ...
Ann Coulter is bold, brash, provocative, talented, fearless, witty, and outrageous. If she were on the left, she’d be lionized. (Lionessized?) She’d be widely regarded as an adornment to society. But she is not on the left.
Hoover’s War on Gays: A Review
Doug CharlesHoover’s War on Gays: Exposing the FBI’s “Sex Deviates” ProgramUniversity Press of Kansas, 2015
It is difficult to recall in our era of celebrating gay rights that once upon a time homosexuals were considered as much a security ...
The Left Doesn’t Care Whether Minimum-Wage Laws Actually Help the Less Fortunate
There is no way to know what is going on in someone else’s mind. But sometimes his behavior tells you more than his words.
The political Left’s great claim to authenticity and honor is that what they advocate ...
Apparently, Medieval-Themed Video Games ‘Legitimize’ ‘White Supremacy’
If you like playing medieval-themed video games, you might not be just some harmless nerd — you might be a nerd who is also kind of a white supremacist.
At least that’s the opinion of Victoria Cooper, a Ph.D. ...
Still Needed: Stronger Welfare Reform
We all — not just our presidential candidates — need to focus on welfare reform.
Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Human Resources began considering draft legislation to reauthorize welfare reform for the first time in five ...
The F-35: Throwing Good Money after Bad
The F-35 program could cripple U.S. defense for decades to come.
“You could argue it [the F-35] was already one of the biggest white elephants in history a long time ago,” stated former U.K. defense chief Nick Harvey ...
How Liberalism Is Destroying Jewish-American Zionism
A few years ago, someone told me that non-Jewish passengers were starting to outnumber Jewish passengers on El Al flights from New York City to Tel Aviv. It was probably just a rumor. (I doubt that any airline, even El ...
Evaluating the Lee-Rubio Tax Plan
Of the top three candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, judging from the RealClearPolitics average of national polls, only one has released a detailed tax plan: Marco Rubio, the senator from Florida. Not surprisingly, then, his proposal — made along with ...
And Here We Thought We’d Lost the War
I woke up yesterday morning deeply confused. If there is one thing that I thought I’d learned over the past few weeks, it’s that history has a “side,” and I don’t happen to be on it. My ...
Medical Monsters vs. Life-Giving Angels
Another week, another money-grubbing Planned Parenthood baby-parts harvester exposed.
In the second devastating installment of a three-year journalism investigation, the Center for Medical Progress on Monday released undercover video of another top abortion-industry doctor haggling over the sale of “intact” ...
Student Union Revises Contract to Include Protection from Microaggressions
A union for academic student employees at the University of Washington has revised its contract to include a clause protecting them from microaggressions.
The contract, which is currently a “tentative agreement” with the school, states:
“[T]he University agreed to ...
For the Left and Its Gun-Control Agenda, the Facts of Chattanooga Don’t Matter
The outrage over another multiple murder of American military personnel on American soil by another Islamic extremist has been exacerbated by the fact that these military people had been ordered to be unarmed — and therefore sitting ducks.
Millions of American ...
How to Ignore Obama’s Straw Men and Override the Terrible Iran Deal
Barack Obama knows that his Iran deal will be a tough sell with Congress. Since the Obama administration clearly abandoned its original negotiating red lines, expect the administration to rely on three straw-man arguments to win over skeptics on Capitol ...
What Happened to Obama’s Humanitarianism?
There’s a great incongruity between people and policy when it comes to the Obama administration and foreign policy. Many of President Obama’s senior foreign-policy officials are students of liberal humanitarianism, which is a style of international relations that ...
Obama and Trump: Two of a Kind
President Obama is said to feel liberated, in the sense that he can finally say what, and do as, he pleases — without much worry any more over political ramifications, including presidential and congressional elections. Obama’s lame-duck presidency has now ...
The New York Times Gets It Wrong about Genetic Engineering
It’s not unusual for a person with expertise in one discipline to get into trouble when he expresses opinions in another. An example is William Shockley, a Nobel laureate in physics for his research on semiconductors, blundering into advocacy ...
HUD’s ‘Disparate Impact’ War on Suburban America
Disparate impact — it’s a legal doctrine that may be coming soon to your suburb (if you’re part of the national majority living in suburbs).
Bringing it there will be the Obama Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ...
The Iran Deal Appeases the Greatest Evil of Our Time
We say that evil is dark. But this metaphor is imprecise. Evil is actually intensely bright. So painfully bright that people look away from it. Many even deny its existence.
#ad#Why? Because once people acknowledge evil’s existence, they ...
Santorum Slams GOP Leadership for Inaction on Planned Parenthood: ‘They Are So Afraid of These Issues’
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum attacked GOP congressional leadership today for not immediately moving to pass legislation defunding Planned Parenthood, after video emerged last week of one of the group’s senior officials discussing the sale of fetal organs. Santorum ...
Cis Drag Queens Banned from Pride Event Because They Might Offend Trans People
The organizers of Free Pride Glasgow in Scotland have hit a snag in their mission to plan a totally inclusive event: Some activists think drag queens are offensive to transgender people, others think banning drag queens is offensive to transgender ...