Flat-Tax Plans: All Are Good, None Are Perfect
Here’s a no-good-deed-goes unpunished story.
Rand Paul has proposed a $2 trillion tax cut over years — arguably the biggest tax reduction in American history. He wants to shave tax rates down to 14.5 percent, the lowest rate since the income tax ...
Debate Moderators Earn Universal Praise in Milwaukee
‘I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the elephant in the room, and I’m not talking about your party’s symbol,” Fox Business anchor Neil Cavuto said as he opened the fourth Republican presidential debate Tuesday night.
Campus Commotions Show We’re Raising Fragile Kids
It seems like every week there’s a new horror story of political correctness run amok at some college campus.
A warning not to wear culturally insensitive Halloween costumes sparked an imbroglio at Yale, which went viral over the weekend. ...
Jindal Goes on Offense in Undercard, but Christie Comes Out on Top
Milwaukee — Armed with well-rehearsed opposition research on his fellow Republicans, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal spent Tuesday night on the attack. But Chris Christie, whose fiscal record Jindal skewered, emerged as the winner of the undercard debate.
Despite repeated jabs from ...
Presidential Lawlessness Blocked — for Now
The president’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) is the most extraordinary display of presidential lawlessness in recent memory. On Monday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rightly blocked that lawlessness from proceeding further.
Bush Is against Rubio, but Don’t Ask Him Why
Jeb Bush and his team have it in for Marco Rubio. Trouble is, they’re not entirely sure why. One moment, Rubio is callously indifferent toward abortion; the next he is a mouth-breathing zealot who hopes to keep women barefoot ...
Why Couldn’t ‘Feminist’ Rachel Maddow Stop Apologizing for Doing Her Job as a Moderator?
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow bills herself as a strong, feminist woman — someone unafraid to break a few eggs to make an equal-rights-for-women omelette.
So why did she keep apologizing any time she acted as a forceful moderator during the Democratic ...
Clinton Laughs as Supporter Says He Wants to ‘Strangle’ Carly Fiorina
Hillary Clinton’s campaign rushed to dismiss her apparent delight at a supporter’s wish to “strangle” Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina during a New Hampshire forum on Tuesday, with a spokesman brushing off the Democratic front-runner’s laughter as ...
Clinton Dominates Sanders in Second South Carolina Poll
Another poll released Tuesday from the early-voting state of South Carolina brings bad news for Bernie Sanders, with Hillary Clinton crushing the independent Vermont senator by 48 percentage points.
Conducted through phone calls to 400 likely voters from November 5 to November 8, the ...
The White House Is Running Out of Time to Implement Its Immigration Policies
President Obama may not be able to fully implement his highly touted executive orders on immigration after a federal court ruling guaranteed that the case will be tied up in the judiciary until next year.
Justice Department officials are appealing ...
New Rules on Startups: A Boon for Small-Time Investors
A Halloween treat for small-time investors: On October 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of a handful of federal agencies charged with regulating U.S. financial markets, announced long-awaited amendments to its rules that allow all individuals to invest in ...
Obama Mouthed Some Pro-Israel Lines, but His Disdain for Netanyahu Remains Clear
During his meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu at the White House yesterday, President Obama stated that the “security of Israel is one of my top foreign-policy priorities.” Of course, this sentiment might have been slightly more believable had President Obama ...
Gowdy Positions Himself as Key 2016 Surrogate
The Villages, Fla. — “Some people think my hair is a toupee. It’s not. Who would have a toupee this bad?”
Laughter ripples across the Savannah Center auditorium in this central Florida retirement community, but Trey Gowdy is just getting ...
Reported EU Trade Rule Singles Israel Out for Discrimination
The European Union is poised to make a significant mistake this week — one that will harm its relations with the United States, politicize international trade, undermine economic cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians, and reward Palestinians who reject peace with Israel.
Eight Hundred Years and Tweeting
On Saturday morning, #OP800 started trending on Twitter. Throughout the world, people were tweeting birthday wishes to the Dominicans, known as the “Order of Preachers,” the Catholic religious order founded by St. Dominic 800 years ago on the opening of their ...
Five Storylines to Watch at the Milwaukee Debate
The GOP presidential hopefuls will descend on Milwaukee tonight for a fourth pair of debates, this time hosted by Fox Business. Just two weeks have passed since the candidates last debated in Boulder, Colo., a short turnaround that has left ...
The Media Hurts Its Own Credibility While Trying to Damage Ben Carson’s
Dr. Ben Carson’s whole life has been very unusual, so perhaps we should not be surprised to see the latest twist — the media going ballistic over discrepancies in a few things he said.
Years ago, when I was writing ...
It was doubtful that the University of Missouri would stand up to a left-wing pressure campaign targeting its president, but when the football team joined the campaign, it was all over.
#ad#Missouri is an SEC school, where even a ...
Down in Polls, Sanders Sets Sights on Trump’s ‘Old-Fashioned Racism’
Down in the polls and struggling with minority voters in the early primary states, Bernie Sanders is taking a page out of rival Hillary Clinton’s playbook by throwing punches at a prime target for progressives and Hispanics: Donald Trump.
Tim Wolfe, the president of the University of Missouri, is resigning his post, an act of extraordinary cowardice on the part of the university.
The University of Missouri is purported to be convulsed by racism. How so? A drunk white ...
Getting Mad About Starbucks’s Holiday Cups Is Insane
I woke up this morning to find that real, adult people are actually upset that Starbucks’s holiday cups do not mention Christ or Christmas on them — and view the absence of such language as an attack on their religion.
Resist the EPA’s Carbon Rule — in Court and Out
Last month, a majority of the states sued the federal government over the so-called Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Obama’s climate agenda. As the states explained, the president’s carbon regulation “unlawfully expands the federal government’s ...
Last week, I gave a talk at the Rio Grande Foundation, the conservative think tank in Albuquerque (a point of light, as the first Bush would say). During the Q&A, a friendly woman said, “What is conservatism? Can you ...
How the Filibuster Protects Our Republic
There is a growing chorus of conservatives — especially members of the House of Representatives, but also presidential candidates and other conservative leaders — calling for the elimination of the Senate filibuster. Whether the issue is repealing Obamacare, defunding Planned Parenthood and ...
Having failed in their shakedown of Chevron, New York Democrats are turning their attention to Exxon, with the office of state attorney general Eric Schneiderman attempting to prosecute Exxon for holding naughty views on the subject of global warming.
The Firm, Forceful, and Formidable Carly Fiorina: An Interview
When people first watch and listen to presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, they sense that she is both tough and seemingly fearless, and they like it. And they sense that she is not one of these typical politicians relying on handlers ...
Ted Cruz Is Right: The Muslim Brotherhood Is a Terrorist Organization
‘The Muslim Brotherhood youth in Egypt reject any form of violence.” So said Rachid Ghannouchi, who — you’ll no doubt be stunned to hear — heads up the Muslim Brotherhood’s Tunisian branch, Ennahda.
Naturally, Ghannouchi gave his Egyptian confederates a ...
Democrats Asked for Obamacare but Now Try to Duck Out of Paying for It
Congressional Democrats led by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are quietly working to repeal the “Cadillac tax,” a 40 percent excise on certain expensive health-insurance policies enacted as part of the so-called Affordable Care Act, which grows less affordable by the ...
Sanders Attacks Clinton on Keystone, Campaign Finance in South Carolina
Insurgent Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders continued to turn up the heat on frontrunner Hillary Clinton during a South Carolina forum attended by both candidates on Friday, calling her an establishment candidate who only “talks the talk” on campaign-finance reform ...
Oppo-Research Ace Joe Pounder Joins Rubio Campaign
Joe Pounder, a well-respected GOP operative, is joining Marco Rubio’s campaign as a senior adviser, in a late-season coup for the Florida senator.
Pounder currently serves as president of America Rising, the GOP opposition-research group he helped found with ...
Whoopi Defends Planned Parenthood against Fiorina: 'No One's Harvesting Baby Parts'
According to Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg, Planned Parenthood does not harvest baby parts. While interviewing Carly Fiorina today on The View, the co-hosts challenged the Republican presidential candidate for being “against programs that let women make choices for their ...
Clinton Acknowledged Penalties for ‘Negligent Handling’ of Classified Info in State Dept. Contract
A non-disclosure agreement signed by Hillary Clinton in January 2009 shows the incoming Secretary of State was well aware she could face criminal penalties for the “negligent handling” of sensitive information, raising questions about Clinton’s intent that could factor into ...
Statistics Trump Slogans on Police Killings of Black Men
If the Black Lives Matter crowd is correct, bloodthirsty, racist cops are blasting black men like clay pigeons at a shooting range. The pace of this alleged slaughter is breathtaking.
The Nation of Islam’s Nuri Muhammad on October 10 told ...
Chinese Dissident: Obama's Human-Rights Weakness a 'Direct Threat to Free Democracy'
Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese human-rights activist who made a daring escape from house arrest in 2012, doubts that Hillary Clinton will fight for human rights in his country if she wins the White House.
“So far I can’t tell that ...
University Cuts Pledge of Allegiance from Veterans' Chapel Service Because It Makes Some People ‘Uncomfortable’
The Evangelical Seattle Pacific University has decided to omit the Pledge of Allegiance from its Veterans’ Day chapel service because a few people complained that that kind of patriotism made them “uncomfortable.”
The ceremony’s “presentation of the colors,” in ...
Obama Team Fails to Protect the Grid
The White House publicly unveiled its “National Space Weather Action Plan” on October 29, amidst much fanfare and favorable press coverage.
President Obama deserves credit for leading the first administration to recognize that our high-tech electronic civilization is increasingly vulnerable to ...
Scarborough’s Shots at Rubio Raise Eyebrows
Editor’s Note: This piece has been updated since its original posting.
Marco Rubio has gotten some glowing notices in the press lately. But if the last few years are any indication, he won’t be receiving any from one ...
In Worcester, Mass., Welfare That Works
In the midst of a political campaign season likely to focus on the issues of economic stagnation, a struggling middle class, and income inequality, the American people should take notice of how one Massachusetts town’s public-housing authority’s has ...
The Family Is Still America's Most Crucial Institution
Married white Christians were the demographic core of the country when National Review was founded, and still are the demographic core of the conservative movement it midwifed. The difference in verb tenses between the two halves of that sentence is ...
‘The U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious,” reads the headline from the new Pew Poll Religion in America series. The share of Americans who profess to believe in God has dropped from 92 to 89 percent since the Pew Research Center conducted ...
Can We Trust Marco Rubio on Immigration?
Marco Rubio has a dubious distinction among the top-tier Republican presidential candidates: He’s the only one who crafted and passed through the Senate a so-called comprehensive immigration reform that is anathema to the right.
As Rubio has demonstrated considerable ...
Christie's Early-State Momentum Threatened by Debate Relegation
Republicans in Iowa and New Hampshire appear to be remembering why they liked Chris Christie in the first place. With three months to go until the GOP begins voting for its presidential nominee, Christie is starting to generate some buzz ...
Jeb Bush Apologizes to France — France Is Not Impressed, and Neither Are GOP Voters
Jeb Bush admits he “screwed up” during last week’s GOP debate, fumbling an attack against Marco Rubio. “I just gotta get better,” he told reporters in New Hampshire. Then he proceeded to prove he wasn’t getting better, by ...
Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Reagan a No-Facts Zone
Donald Trump is just one symptom of today’s cultural pathology of self-validating vehemence with blustery certitudes substituting for evidence. Another is the fact that the book atop the New York Times nonfiction best-seller list is a tissue of unsubstantiated ...
Ahmad Chalabi, Evangelist for Middle East Reform
There are moments in history when a man and a moment converge. Then the moment and man pass away, as if wedded to each other. This week, we mark the passing away of a remarkable man, who was so much ...
Quentin Tarantino, the Most Overrated Director in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino is getting exactly what he wants. Over the last two weeks, he’s made much-needed headlines for saying Hollywood-leftist things at a Black Lives Matter rally in New York City — conveniently inserting himself into the news before the ...
On Chinese Coal, the U.N. vs. the New York Times
Good things come to those who wait, and the waiting is minimal when it comes to the endless stream of entertaining silliness offered by the U.N. climate-change bureaucracy. On November 3, Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the U.N. ...
Slate Editor: Spooning Is Sexist
Because we clearly do not have more serious things to worry about, a Slate editor wrote a piece “exposing the power relationship” in “spooning” — which, he writes, “is fundamentally a sexist arrangement.”
That’s right. Holding your partner while he ...
What the Republican Debates Should Be About
The questions posed by the moderators (and the manner in which they were asked) at the latest debate among the candidates seeking the GOP nomination for president have come under heavy criticism, both during the debate itself and in the ...
Working-Class–White Deaths Are a Cultural Problem
Middle-aged, working-class white Americans are killing themselves — committing suicide and dying of drug- and alcohol-related illnesses at such a staggering pace that the overall mortality rate for white men and women without a college degree actually increased from 1999 to 2013, an ...
The Court Deals a Huge Blow to Obama’s Amnesty Plan
It was like a wake inside the Department of Homeland Security’s D.C. headquarters on Tuesday, according to a source inside the DHS. The previous evening, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the ...
Policy Finally Dominates a Debate, but No Knockouts in Milwaukee
Milwaukee — It was, at last, a debate about policy. If the emergence of Donald Trump and the efforts of previous debate moderators to pit candidates against each other have forestalled the policy arguments that typically characterize Republican primary contests, Fox ...
Federal Courts Block Obama’s Executive Illegal-Immigration Amnesty (Again)
Well, this should make the crapweasels in D.C. listen.
On Monday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals told the immigration power-grabbers in the Obama administration to stuff it.
#ad#The amnesty sympathizers in the media mourned mightily.
“Appeals court ...
At the last Republican presidential debate, I presented the Simple Flat Tax — which, for a family of four, exempts the first $36,000 from all income tax, and above that amount collects one low rate of 10 percent for all Americans. It eliminates ...
With Killing Reagan, Bill O’Reilly Makes a Mess of History
Were the lungs the seat of wisdom, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly would be wise, but they are not and he is not. So it is not astonishing that he is doubling down on his wager that the truth ...
Kerry Warns College Students: Climate-Policy Critics ‘Put Us All At Risk’
Secretary of State John Kerry warned that opponents of his views on climate change policy “put us all at risk,” as he painted a grim portrait of environmental disaster on Tuesday.
“It would be better for all of us if ...
Will Sanders’s $15 Wage Push Win Over Hillary’s Union Supporters?
Hoping to undermine Hillary Clinton’s union support, underdog Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined hundreds of striking government workers across the street from the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, braving a steady drizzle under gray skies to ...
Pressure’s On: Bush Allies Say He Must ‘Step Up’ in Milwaukee Debate
Milwaukee, Wis. – “I’m not good at playing like I’m something I’m not,” Jeb Bush told a crowd gathered at the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. “I am his friend, and he is mine. I am never going to ...
The House Failed to Push for Real Conservative Reforms in the Obamacare Reconciliation Fight
Now that Republicans control both houses of Congress, the House of Representatives has an important role to play in advancing conservative policies. House membership is more conservative than the Senate; its rules often make it easier to pass conservative legislation; ...
Montage: 14 Ridiculous Explanations for the Mizzou Protests
What are students at the University of Missouri protesting? Since demonstrations engulfed the Columbus, Mo., campus, resulting in the resignation of its president, Tim Wolfe, many still aren’t sure what sparked the initial controversy.
In the last 24 hours, various ...
The Life and Work of David Horowitz
This essay marks today’s publication of Culture Wars, volume 5 of David Horowitz’s monumental work, The Black Book of the American Left.
David Horowitz was born in Forest Hills, N.Y., on January 10, 1939, the year of the Nazi–Soviet ...
The Privileged vs. the White Working Class
A recent study published by the National Academy of Sciences, co-authored by a Nobel laureate, revealed a spiraling death rate since 1999 of Americans described as middle-aged (45 to 54), middle/working-class (without a college degree) whites (apparently self-identified as such).
That is ...
How Did the Cold War End?
Once upon a time, one could determine someone’s political position from his view of how the Cold War ended. A person was on the right if he attributed its ending to President Ronald Reagan’s shifting American foreign policy ...
The Rhetoric and Reality of ISDS
In the coming debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), one of the most controversial issues is likely to be Investor–State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), a legal mechanism in many trade agreements and investment treaties by which foreign investors can sue ...
New Haven, Conn. — Really, Yale — you shouldn’t have! All this for little ol’ me?
It wasn’t really for little ol’ me, in fact. On Friday, I was honored to be a guest of the William F. Buckley Jr. ...
Stand with Israel by Visiting Israel
Jerusalem – I want to explain why I am in Israel.
I am here with 450 American (and a German and a Canadian) listeners to my radio show. About 400 are non-Jews.
We are here on a “Stand with Israel” tour organized by ...
Kentucky and Virginia Elections Bode Poorly for Democrats in 2016
You don’t have to wander long in the liberal commentariat to find projections that the Republican party is in a death spiral, doomed by demographics, discredited by the dissension among House Republicans, disenchanted with its experienced presidential candidates, and ...
Missouri’s Lesson: the Campus Wars Are about Power, Not Justice
Earlier this morning, Tim Wolfe, the president of the University of Missouri system, abruptly resigned. Why? The popular narrative is that his “inadequate” response to a series of racist incidents on campus triggered a massive student backlash, including an unprecedented “...
Grassley: DHS Memos Show Plans to Defy Court Order Blocking Executive Amnesty
A pair of leaked memos shows the Department of Homeland Security is planning to circumvent the federal-court ruling that bars implementation of President Obama’s executive orders on immigration, according to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley.
“It appears as ...
The Media Assault on Ben Carson Is Worse Than Malice — It’s Incompetence
Sometimes, the best response to media bias is to simply point and laugh. And if the last five days weren’t dedicated to an effort to destroy the reputation of a good man, I’d be laughing hysterically at what ...
Former McCain-Palin Adviser: Carson's Autobiography Filled with 'Bald Faced Lies'
Former McCain-Palin campaign adviser Nicolle Wallace today accused of Dr. Ben Carson of telling ”bald faced lies about his biography.”
“I don’t know, he’s not an old man,” Wallace told MSNBC’s Morning Joe today. “I mean, he’...
How Much Will Obama Extract from Israel in His Last Year?
Much ink has been spilled blaming the state of U.S.–Israel relations on the poor personal rapport between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu. The fact is that huggable Barney the Purple Dinosaur could have been Israel’s elected ...
Sister Magdalene Goes to Washington
Washington, D.C. — “No matter the circumstances, it is always better to give life to one’s child.”
You may not agree with that bold statement. But you may be heartened to know that there are people in the middle ...
Ben Carson: Where Was the Media’s Interest in Obama’s Relation to the Rev. Wright, Frank Davis, Bill Ayers . . . ?
It’s been less than two weeks since CNBC’s train wreck of a debate exposed just how much of a double standard the mainstream media can have against GOP presidential candidates.
#ad#Now a new example comes in the ...
What Quentin Tarantino Didn’t Say
Police unions representing hundreds of thousands of policemen have announced plans to boycott Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, which will open on Christmas Day. The National Association of Police Organizations, which represents a quarter-million policemen, issued a statement supporting the ...
The commercial bourgeoisie — the middle class of traders, inventors, and managers, the entrepreneur and the merchant, the inventor of carbon-fiber materials and the contractor remodeling your bathroom, the improver of automobiles in Toyota City and the supplier of spices in ...
A man interrupted the Mass I was attending Thursday evening at St. Francis of Assisi Church, a stone’s throw from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. He walked up toward the altar and said some incomprehensible words. He stomped ...
How to Beat Hillary Clinton
One year until Election Day. Where things stand: The Republican race is in turmoil while the Democratic nomination is all but assured. The FBI alone can stop Hillary Clinton from appearing on your ballot next November. But that is unlikely ...
Priebus Calls Meeting in Milwaukee to Discuss Debate Changes
Reince Priebus has called for a meeting with select Republican National Committee members in Milwaukee Wednesday morning — after Tuesday night’s pair of GOP debates — to discuss changes to the qualification guidelines for future debates.
Specifically, sources with knowledge of ...
Sorry, Media, You Won’t Destroy Ben Carson
Let’s begin with two propositions: There is a difference between an admirable man and a perfect man, and there is a difference between “vetting” and viciousness. The collective goal of the liberal media is now clear — to take one ...
In Britain, Free Speech Goes Out with a Whimper
‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”
Or so we were told as children. Of late, alas, this maxim has come under sustained fire, as the conflation of physical violence and verbal criticism has ...
Obama Kills Keystone Pipeline to Preserve America's 'Global Leadership' on Climate Change
President Obama announced today that the State Department would not permit the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, saying that the project’s completion would rob the U.S. of the moral authority to pressure other countries toward action on ...
Hillary Clinton and the Democrats Have a Houston Problem
It was a shocking election, shocking to Democrats who fell victim to their own bubble propaganda that social issues are going to be the key to their comeback, and shocking to establishment conservatives who have fallen victim to the “truce ...
Carson's Stumbles Could Benefit Ted Cruz
There are whispers in Iowa that volunteer supporters of Ted Cruz have been spreading malicious rumors about Dr. Ben Carson, claiming he is a supporter of mandatory vaccinations and conducted research using the tissue of aborted babies. Though they could ...
How to Put Climate Alarmism on Ice
When it comes to civilization’s end, Al Gore’s theory was simple and elegant: Increased heat (a product of the Greenhouse Effect, the Koch Brothers, the hole in the ozone layer, etc.) leads Earth’s great swaths of ice ...
The Errors of the Militant Atheist
The thought that most frequently pops into my head when I read diatribes by militant atheists is “Why won’t you read a book?”
Of course, put thus, the thought is implausible. The militant atheists who get interviewed in newspapers ...
Nihilism vs. Faith and Hope
Movies now revel in cynicism — so much so that the new immigrant romance Brooklyn is inadvertently suspenseful: The viewer waits for something to scuttle the film’s grace-filled buoyancy. Scenes in which two family members, separated by an ocean, exchange ...
Why the Media Hate Super PACs
The fall before an election year is always a strange time. The candidates have been campaigning for months and the media are invested in wall-to-wall coverage, yet we are still a year from the general election and three months from ...
Imagining a World without Polls
What if the polls just stopped working?
Admittedly, this needs work as a plot device for a Stephen King novel. But for politics, it might be pretty awesome.
This week, businessman Matt Bevin won a stunning upset in the Kentucky ...
Chris Christie Recycles a Tired Leftist Attack on Pro-Lifers
‘My mother was a smoker,” Chris Christie told a New Hampshire audience in a video that has gone viral. Though she tried everything — gum, patches, hypnosis – nothing worked. When she was diagnosed with cancer, he continued, “No one came to ...
Who’s Burning Black Churches? Oh
Here we go again: another liberal narrative burned to a crisp.
Over a two-week period in October, an arsonist targeted seven churches in the St. Louis area — including several in Black Lives Matter protest hotspot Ferguson, Mo.
The Atlantic magazine, ...
Republicans Should Have Quit While They Were Ahead after CNBC Debate
Where do Republicans get that special talent for turning gold to dross? They score an electoral “massacre” (The Economist) in 2014 and, a year later, what do they have to show for it other than another threat to shut down the ...
Aide: Ben Carson's Success Proves America is 'Not Racist'
Ben Carson’s strength in the Republican presidential primary proves that the United States is “not racist,” according to a senior advisor to the famed neurosurgeon.
“Some people would say today that the GOP is racist, [or that] they would ...
Good News for Growth: Kevin Brady Is the New Tax Man
The crusade for tax reform, free trade, a sound dollar, and Obamacare repeal got a big lift on Wednesday when House GOP leaders chose Kevin Brady of Texas to replace newly elected Speaker Paul Ryan as chair of the powerful ...
White House Touts Rising Obamacare Penalties
White House press secretary Josh Earnest touted the rising individual-mandate penalties imposed on Americans who don’t have health insurance today, saying they will drive Obamacare enrollment this year.
“At least some of the people who would be subject to ...
Rubio’s Credit Cards — Where Exactly Is the Scandal?
Oh, good Lord, we’re back on this again. From yesterday’s New York Times:
A decade after he began using a Republican Party credit card for personal purchases like paving stones at his home, Senator Marco Rubio on Wednesday ...
Ben Sasse: The Senate Must Reassert Its Place in the Constitutional Structure
EDITOR’S NOTE: This week, Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, after having waited the traditional full year before delivering his maiden floor speech — a practice now largely abandoned — rose to address his colleagues in the Senate. His remarks, as prepared ...
Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Defense: It Depends on What the Meaning of ‘Lied’ Is
Bill Clinton’s famous defense, “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is,” was not a Heideggerian musing. It was the most obvious example of the linguistic trapdoors that the Clintons regularly install to slither out of ...
Pentagon Paid Sports Teams $6.8M To Honor Troops
Professional sports teams across the country received $6.8 million from the Defense Department for displays of “paid patriotism,” such as salutes to wounded warriors, according to a new congressional report released Wednesday.
Contracts were extended to teams in five major sports ...
13 Hours: The Non-Political Benghazi Movie that Hillary Can't Avoid
Two long weeks ago, Hillary Clinton was declared the undisputed winner in her face-off with Republicans on the House subcommittee over the part she played during the Benghazi attacks of September 11, 2012. But that was before an Optimus Prime–sized hole ...