Full Text of Pope Francis's Address to Congress
Editor’s Note: The following is the text of Pope Francis’s address to a joint session of Congress, as prepared for delivery.
Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of Congress, Dear Friends,
I am most grateful for your invitation ...
Let’s Get Moving on Treating the Seriously Mentally Ill
The next time there is a major tragedy caused by someone with untreated serious mental illness, and you want to know why government didn’t do anything after the last one, two, three, four, or five similar tragedies, ask Representatives ...
Brooklyn -- the Capital of Liberal Hypocrisy
I live in a small slice of Brooklyn wedged between Brooklyn Heights, one of New York’s most prosperous neighborhoods, Dumbo, a relatively new neighborhood that is essentially a forest of condominiums catering to financiers, techies, and “creative professionals,” and ...
Realism on Emissions: Everybody Expects Everybody Else to Cheat
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The Three Crucial Factors to Maintaining the Peace in Europe
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Spain, Portugal, and Italy are almost in the same boat. Their shared Mediterranean traditions — and vulnerabilities — are far ...
It’s the West’s Fault that the Pope Misunderstands Capitalism
This afternoon, Pope Francis will touch down in New York City. As the pontiff heads for the capital of capitalism, he has been getting attention for his exhortations against the modern market economy. But the pope isn’t so much ...
To Prevent ‘Discrimination’ against Gays, the Left Would Destroy Religious Liberty
This morning The Atlantic ran a long piece asking whether Christian adoption agencies should be “allowed to discriminate against gay parents.” The story is written in the classic liberal style, as the favored group recounts its experience with “discrimination,” and ...
Pope Francis: Pro-Life Cause ‘Primary Reason' for U.S. Visit
Pope Francis praised America’s Roman Catholic church for its “unfailing commitment” to the pro-life cause on Wednesday, saying it was “the primary reason” for his visit to the country.
The statement came during an address to the assembled bishops ...
Pope Jabs at Obama on Religious Liberty
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Roman Catholics want “a society which is truly tolerant and inclusive,” the pope said to Obama, before offering a ...
Yogi Berra, an American Story
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Carly Fiorina: Triumph and Adversity
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Pope Francis has come to the United States, bringing with him more criticism of capitalism than a Bernie Sanders rally. He speaks with eloquence, fervor, and great moral standing. He is also wrong.
The pope’s emphasis on the needs ...
How Interfaith Marriage Is Transforming America
He is addressing Congress and the United Nations while here in the United States, but the primary reason that Pope Francis is in the United States is the World Meeting of Families, an ecumenical, international conference going on throughout the ...
There’s Always an Excuse for Obama’s Failures in Syria
Goldfinger, he’s the man, the man with the Midas touch!
— Shirley Bassey, Goldfinger, 1964
When it comes to Syria, President Obama and his staff would have us believe he’s an infallible political Midas, a leader with golden policies who ...
Democrats’ Cynical Push to Naturalize Thousands of New Voters
There’s only one time when you can depend on the chronically backlogged, recklessly inefficient Department of Homeland Security to perform smoothly: election season.
While hundreds of thousands of visa overstayers and deportation fugitives remain on the loose, federal bureaucrats ...
Clinton Shows Zero Emotion as Mother Tearfully Recounts Son's Suicide
Boston Globe columnist Annie Linskey picked up on an interesting moment at a Hillary Clinton townhall Saturday afternoon, when an attendee shared her son’s story of mental illness and, ultimately, suicide.
Here’s how Linskey relays the story:
Students and Faculty Petition to Defund Campus Newspaper Because It’s Not a ‘Safe Space’
A group of students and faculty at Wesleyan University in Connecticut petitioned to boycott and defund the campus newspaper because “it neglects to provide a safe space for the voices of students of color.”
The controversy over the newspaper, called ...
Judge Slams State Department for Latest E-mail Excuses
A federal judge rejected the State Department’s latest attempt to delay the production of e-mails from top Hillary Clinton aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills on Tuesday, voicing his frustration with the government’s excuse that a computer search ...
Joe Biden: ‘Abortion Is Always Wrong’
Vice President Joe Biden believes that life begins at conception, according to a statement he made while inviting pro-lifers to join the Democratic party in conjunction with Pope Francis’s visit to the United States.
Biden maintained that the question ...
The Ridiculous Movement to Take God Out of Football
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Fiorina: Dems Like the Pope's Progressive Views But Ignore His Belief in the Sanctity of Life
Carly Fiorina, appearing last night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, criticized Democrats for their selective embrace of Pope Francis and his views.
“I don’t agree with him on all of his politics for sure, but I certainly ...
Clinton Foundation Asked State Department to Approve Corrupt, Putin-Allied Oligarch’s Attendance at 2012 Meeting
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What Donald Trump Doesn’t Know about Hedge Funds
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Many ‘Syrian Refugees’ Are Neither Syrian nor Refugees
Over the weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated the Obama administration’s commitment to taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next fiscal year and announced that the federal government would be increasing its annual total refugee cap from 70,000 to 100,000 ...
AP U.S. History Bias Still Runs Deep
The College Board set off a national controversy in the summer of 2014 when it put into effect a sharply revisionist, left-leaning curriculum framework for its AP U.S. History (APUSH) course. Although the College Board initially dismissed the critics, its ...
Catholic Schools Are Back, and There’s Hope for Their Future
During his time in the United States, Pope Francis will make a quiet stop at East Harlem’s Our Lady Queen of Angels. His visit to this humble, 120-year-old elementary school, which to this day educates an overwhelmingly low-income and ...
No, Actually, Carly Ran as a Conservative in 2010
It didn’t take long for the outlines of a Carly Fiorina backlash to emerge.
Talk-radio host Mark Levin is much less impressed than other conservatives by the former HP CEO’s breakout performance in last week’s GOP presidential ...
Pope Francis has created political controversy, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, by blaming capitalism for many of the problems of the poor. We can no doubt expect more of the same during his visit to the United States.
Are America’s Familiar Political Alignments Suddenly Changing?
As the 2016 presidential-selection process proceeds, there is increasing evidence that the political patterns we have grown used to, that we have come to consider permanent, might be suddenly changing.
Those patterns include a polarized and closely divided electorate, with partisan ...
Puzzling Out Pope Francis
Editor’s Note: The following article is adapted from one that appeared in the September 7, 2015 issue of National Review.
Rep. Paul Gosar, a Republican from Arizona in his third term in Congress, attracted more attention than he ever has before ...
Ben Carson Campaign Manager Says Scott Walker Exited Presidential Race Too Early
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Walker forgot the lesson of former governor Tim Pawlenty’s (...
Jeb Campaign Manager: ‘We’re Playing to Win in All Four Primary States’
Jeb Bush’s campaign manager Danny Diaz pushed back against rumors of a slowdown in the governor’s campaign in a panel discussion with National Review editor Rich Lowry on Monday.
“We’re playing to win in all four primary ...
Rand Paul Aide: Only ‘Bad Guys’ Say He Won’t Put in Work to Fundraise
A top aide to Rand Paul’s president campaign denied that the Kentucky senator refuses to put in the work required to raise money.
#ad#“Those are stories put out by bad guys,” campaign manager Chip Englander told National Review ...
New Huma Abedin E-mails Give Real-Time Account of Clinton Travel Plans
A new batch of e-mails sent and received by top Hillary Clinton confidante Huma Abedin during her time at the State Department were released by Judicial Watch on Monday.
Clinton’s team likely will point to one message, at least, ...
Reuters Gets the Iranian Self-Inspection Story Wrong
On September 11, 2015 — the same day the House was scheduled to vote on the nuclear deal with Iran — Reuters, citing two unnamed diplomats, reported that IAEA inspectors will be present when Iranians collect samples from their country’s past nuclear-weapons-related work ...
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All of us New Yorkers of a certain age remember Fred Trump. For several decades, he was the go-to guy for the city’s middle class. In a vast archipelago stretching across the “outer boroughs,” he built single-family homes, lots ...
Paul Ryan to Host Anti-Poverty Summit with GOP Presidential Contenders
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The event, which will be hosted by the Jack Kemp Foundation in Columbia, South Carolina, is set to ...
Judiciary Chairs: ISIS Will Exploit Obama's Refugee Policy
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Secretary of State John Kerry and other State Department officials have been ...
Don’t Kill the Cadillac Tax (Yet)
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Putin Is Expanding His Power in the Middle East — We Must Counter Him
Ever since then–secretary of state Hillary Clinton announced a “reset” of relations with Russia in 2009, the consequences of six years of failed U.S. policy toward Russia have played out in the annexation of Crimea and the battlefields of ...
Fiorina Could Learn from Rubio on Foreign Policy
The early primary debates are great entertainment. With a sprinkling of Trump, we look for the candidates to come off script. We look for animosity — both personal and political — that distinguishes the candidates from one another. We look for charisma ...
A Big Week for Catholics in America
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The Return of Term Limits
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#ad#So it’s no surprise ...
The Question No Candidate Will Answer
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House Votes for One-Year Ban on Planned Parenthood Funding
House Republicans voted Friday to provide legal protections to babies who survive abortions and place a one-year moratorium on taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood pending the outcome of investigations into the organization’s alleged sale of fetal body parts.
What Politicians Should Learn about Vaccination
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Donald Trump claimed ...
Trump Doesn’t Represent Republicans on Vaccine Question
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Rename Denali National Park
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What the Pill Has Wrought . . . The Truth of Catholic Teaching on Contraception Begins to Register
My wife and I elected to pursue a tubal ligation for her immediately following the birth of our third child, in 2008. We regretted it within three months. We thought it would make sex freer and more spontaneous. But it accomplished ...
Montage: Watch Hillary Duck Every Question in 14-Minute CNN Interview
Last night, Wolf Blitzer managed to score a 14-minute interview with Hillary Clinton, during which he was free to wrest as many answers from the press-shy candidate as he could.
#ad#The number of answers she actually gave? Zero. Hillary ...
Lowry: Carly Cut Off Trump's Balls ‘with the Precision of a Surgeon’ at Second Debate
National Review Editor Rich Lowry told Megyn Kelly last night that Carly Fiorina “cut off” Donald Trump’s “balls with the precision of a surgeon” at the Reagan Library GOP debate:
KELLY: “Let’s start with that. People say it’...
Dr. Ben Carson may be soft-spoken, but that doesn’t mean he’s reticent about discussing policy.
Provided a supposedly strict 15-minute window for a private phone interview with the famous neurosurgeon and presidential candidate, I thanked him for his ...
It’s Time to Fix America’s Income-Inequality Crisis Once and for All!
During his visit to the U.S., the pope will probably talk about income inequality, and many reporters will nod approvingly, write down the quotes, and then hand them off to the unpaid intern to be transcribed. It’s a ...
In New York, a Smaller, Shrinking Catholic Church Greets Pope Francis
New York began receiving popes half a century ago, when Paul VI spent 14 hours here on October 4, 1965, inaugurating what is now the tradition of the Holy Father as apostolic world traveler and media rock star; for those too young to ...
The Return of Wendy Davis
Wendy Davis — remember her? — is back.
Davis, you’ll recall, became a national celebrity for wearing pink sneakers onto the Texas senate floor to fight for the “right” of mothers to kill their unborn children at will. She managed to ...
The Green Inferno is the big screen’s niftiest political allegory in a long time. Who would have expected a critique of that silly, useless Occupy movement before Hollywood got around to valorizing the renegades?
Writer-director Eli Roth puts a ...
PETA Sues on Behalf of a Monkey for Rights to His Selfies
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The selfies in question were taken way back in 2011, when a monkey ...
FBI Recovers Clinton E-mails Thought to Have Been ‘Wiped’ from Server
FBI investigators examining Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server for possible criminal violations of federal classification law have discovered e-mails thought to have been permanently erased by Clinton last year.
The Clinton campaign has long contended that all e-mails she ...
The ‘Extremist’ Proposals of Governor Scott Walker
The recent proposals by Governor Scott Walker (R., Wis.) to eliminate the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), end the collective-bargaining rights of federal workers, and adopt a national right-to-work law were immediately demagogued by the Democratic National Committee as “far-reaching, ...
Syrian Refugees: The U.S. Should Do More
The unannounced policy of the Obama administration of progressively withdrawing from much of the world, while it has been riddled with inconsistencies and been the subject of endless dissembling, is starting to incite regional powers to fill part of the ...
Lukewarm Column on ‘Black Lives Matter’ Sparks Demands for Reeducation
Colleges keep finding new ways to define “hate crime” down. This week, more than 140 students and faculty at Wesleyan University in Connecticut have signed a petition to defund the school’s newspaper for running a student op-ed that (sort of) ...
He wasn’t the Messiah they were expecting.
There are many (many, many) competing analyses of the life of Jesus, of what happened and what it meant, and some of those are, inevitably, political. Many scholars hold that the Jews ...
Are You Sure You Want to #Shoutyourabortion?
Over at HuffPost Women, Nina Bahadur explains a rather peculiar hashtag. “Women on Twitter,” Bahadur reports, “are sharing their stories to help end the shame and stigma surrounding abortion.” By using the “#shoutyourabortion” tag, “women who have had abortions” are ...
It’s Not Carly Fiorina Who’s Wrong in the Planned Parenthood Fight
“Anyone who has watched this videotape, I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says, ‘We have to keep it alive to ...
Why Scott Walker’s Campaign Imploded
When Scott Walker and his wife convened a meeting on Monday morning to assess the finances of his campaign, he invited the political advisers who’d known him the longest. At 74, Michael Grebe has been a presence in Wisconsin politics ...
Hillary: 'I Oppose' Building the Keystone XL Pipeline
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she opposes the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline because it would “distract” from the fight against global warming.
In past campaign events, Clinton dodged questions about the proposed project, saying her role as former secretary ...
Hillary Clinton Announces Opposition to Keystone Pipeline
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton unexpectedly announced her opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline during a health-care forum in Iowa on Tuesday, calling the long-stymied international petroleum project a “distraction from the important work we have to do on climate ...
Woman Asks ‘White Friends’ to Pay for Her Therapy to Deal with Stress from Racism
A 29-year-old Thai-Cambodian woman has launched a fundraiser asking her “white friends” to pay for her therapy — claiming that they owe it to her because stress caused by racism is why she needs it in the first place.
Rinna Rem ...
Fiorina Picks Up Prominent Republican Supporters in Maine
The super PAC supporting Carly Fiorina will roll out several prominent Republican endorsements in Maine tomorrow, an indication of growing interest in her campaign after her breakout debate performance last week.
Former Representative David Emery and Matt Jacobson, a 2010 candidate ...
‘Pro-Life’ Harry Reid Leads Dem Filibuster of Late-Term Abortion Ban
Senate Democrats filibustered a bill Tuesday that would ban late-term abortions, preventing the measure from reaching President Obama’s desk after passing in the House earlier this year.
Though 54 senators supported a measure to take a final vote on the ...
University Stadium Pulls Kiss Cam Over Concerns It Encourages Rape
Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome has stopped using a “kiss cam” during games in response to a student’s editorial expressing concerns that it contributes to sexual assault.
#ad#Syracuse did not operate the cam during Saturday’s football game ...
Pope Francis Visits D.C. as Capitol Workers Go on Strike
U.S. Capitol workers are marking the occasion of Pope Francis’s visit to Washington, D.C., by going on strike.
The federal contract workers asked the pope last week for a meeting. “By walking off their jobs to ‘Fight ...
Hillary Clinton’s Empire of Dirt
What have I become?My sweetest friend.Everyone I knowGoes away in the end.You could have it all,My empire of dirt.I will let you down.I will make you hurt.
— “Hurt,” Nine-Inch Nails
For nearly 40 years, Bill ...
Friends, today I have a book out: Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators. A couple of weeks ago, my own publisher, Encounter, did a little Q&A with me — for publicity purposes. I thought ...
For Christians and Yazidis Fleeing Genocide, the Obama Administration Has No Room at the Inn
The Obama administration maintains that its principal strategic response to the conflict in Syria is humanitarian, not military, and focused on human rights. In Syria as well as Iraq, the consequences of this policy have been shockingly deficient. The West ...
The Pope and Handmade Soap: One Nun’s Perspective on the Papal Visit
All encounters with Sister Judith Miryam are memorable. My first started out with her declaring, “Well, there go my hopes of being the first saint from Bayonne, N.J.!”
The occasion was the first beatification — when the Church celebrates a “...
U.S. Immigrant Population Hits Record High of 42.4 Million
The U.S. immigrant population reached a record high of 42.4 million according to a new analysis of census data — and the growth rate of the foreign-born population is accelerating. A new Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) report shows the legal- ...
The U.S. Shouldn’t Feel Migrant Guilt
The U.S. has joined the global bidding on Syrian refugees. At first it said it would take 10,000 Syrians. Now it says it will increase the annual U.S. overall refugee intake from 70,000 to 100,000 during the next three years to ...
Is National Identity Necessary in Modern America?
In 2011, after 899 issues and 73 years of publication, Superman, the most famous American comic-book character, announced that he was renouncing his American citizenship.
“I intend to speak before the United Nations tomorrow and inform them that I am renouncing my U....
Scott Walker Bows Out after Dramatic Fall from the Top
Scott Walker shocked many in the political world on Monday evening when he announced that he was suspending a presidential campaign that took him briefly to the heights of political stardom but that he could not sustain in a volatile ...
Where American Boots Are on the Ground, American Justice Must Prevail
Yesterday, the New York Times violated one of the cardinal rules of cultural sensitivity, especially as applied to the Muslim cultures of the Middle East and Southwest Asia. It told the truth. In a searing story, it related how American ...
Rubio Team Moves Immediately to Capitalize on Walker Flameout
Mere minutes after news broke that former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker will suspend his presidential campaign, Marco Rubio’s campaign was already moving to pick up the pieces.
“We’ve actually just nailed down [Walker’s] New Hampshire state co-chair ...
Ted Cruz on Walker Drop-Out: ‘Holy Cow’
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s reported decision to drop out of the Republican presidential primary shocked at least one rival.
“Holy cow,” Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) replied when he learned that Walker plans to end his bid for the ...
Persecution of Middle Eastern Christians Deserves ‘Genocide’ Label
‘Genocide is happening against Christians today. What is the world doing? History and God will judge us on what we do or don’t do.”
Timothy Shah, associate director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, ...
Hillary, Having to Convince People That You’re a ‘Real Person’ Is a Bad Sign
I may not be a political strategist, but I do know one thing: Feeling the need to convince voters that you’re “a real person” is not a good sign for a presidential candidate.
During an interview on Face the ...
Morning Joe: Hillary Started the Rumors That Obama Isn't a Christian
It’s “rich” that Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump on Face the Nation for failing to criticize a supporter who claimed President Obama is a Muslim when her 2008 campaign is the rumor’s provenance, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said today.
Media Coverage of Europe’s Migrant Crisis Ignores the Long-Term Problems It Poses
Europe is facing an unprecedented surge of illegal immigration from the Middle East and Africa, a crisis of historic proportions that has dominated international media coverage. Amid all the critical banter and calls for action, this often-sensational media coverage has ...
Resurrecting ‘Eureka’ in California
‘Eureka!” (“I have found it.”)
Coined for the discovery of gold that brought adventurers and entrepreneurs flocking to the elusive western border of our continent, California’s state motto has held true for generations: It’s a uniquely American sentiment, ...
Obama Unilaterally Rewrites Immigration Law — Again
Last week Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley hit back against Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after the agency pushed through, during a congressional recess, a major immigration item that has long been on the technology lobby’s ...
Stalin’s Daughter, Her Own Woman
Editor’s Note: This piece appeared in the September 21 issue of National Review. Jay Nordlinger’s new book, Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators, is published tomorrow.
Svetlana Stalin merits a little space in ...
What the Public Really Thinks of the Common Core
The Common Core debate rolls merrily along. It’s made the occasional appearance in the contest for the GOP nomination — popping up occasionally between new Trumpisms and debate postmortems — and as states have released results on the new Common Core ...
How Can We Help Persecuted Christians?
A few days ago, I was on a panel at the In Defense of Christians National Leadership Convention on Capitol Hill discussing “Building Bridges between Eastern and Western Christianity.” The first question was about obstacles that get in the way ...
Fiorina Describes Impact of Losing Her Stepdaughter to Drug Addiction
In an interview from the campaign trail with John Roberts, Carly Fiorina described how losing her stepdaughter, Lori Fiorina, colored her outlook on life.
In 2009, Lori died at 34 from a drug overdose. On Fox News Sunday, she emotionally recalled a ...
Pope Francis Doesn’t Understand How to Alleviate Poverty
Pope Francis embodies sanctity but comes trailing clouds of sanctimony. With a convert’s indiscriminate zeal, he embraces ideas impeccably fashionable, demonstrably false, and deeply reactionary. They would devastate the poor on whose behalf he purports to speak — if his ...
Krauthammer: Walker, Trump ‘Sore Losers’ for Claiming Media Biased for Carly
Charles Krauthammer said that Governor Scott Walker and Donald Trump are “sore losers” for claiming the media knew in advance they would crown Carly Fiorina the winner of Wednesday night’s Republican debate.
Speaking to Megyn Kelly on Friday’s ...
Our Culture Makes a Virtue Out of Victimhood
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 Rand Paul, who has no place in this “news”letter because ...
Why Don’t the Candidates Ever Talk about Money?
While there were some great moments in the latest GOP debate, and some terrific individual performances — Carly Fiorina seemed to grab all the buzz in the aftermath — one thing that barely came up was the economy. It was very much ...
Obama’s Pathetic Cave-in to Putin’s Power Play in Syria
There is a complaint against Obama foreign policy that goes “all our allies have been alienated, and are scared by the lack of American leadership and our indifference to their security, and all Obama does is cozy up to our ...
‘Cuckservative’ Has Got to Go
Yesterday afternoon I wrote a short post noting a small irony about Ann Coulter: Even while she was slamming the GOP for “pandering” on issues like abortion and Israel, she herself was using specific language that panders to the small, ...
Donald Trump’s Birther Moment Tells Us about Donald Trump, and Not Much Else
It was only a matter of time before Donald Trump had a moment with a genuinely crazy person. Taking questions last night at a well-attended New Hampshire rally, the candidate found himself in a difficult spot. “We have a problem ...