John Kasich Enters the Twilight Zone
If there’s a consensus about Wednesday’s GOP debate, it’s that the CNBC moderators had a train wreck. Among the non-conservatives who thought the moderators were horribly biased and inept were HBO’s Bill Maher and Ron Fournier ...
Lawless Judges Have Created an America Where Praying Gets a Man Suspended from His Job
Yesterday, Joe Kennedy, an assistant high-school–football coach in Bremerton, Wash., was suspended. His offense? Kneeling for a short on-field prayer after football games.
According to multiple news reports, for the last several years Kennedy has waited until each game ...
Rubio Dissembles on Immigration, Trump Hearts Zuckerberg
Pundits trying to explain Donald Trump’s success frequently discount the importance of immigration. Wednesday night’s debate performance suggests even Trump doesn’t get it.
#ad#I hesitate to predict anything about his polling, since smarter people than me ...
Ryan Strikes Optimistic Tone in First Speech as Speaker
Backed by the vast majority of House Republicans, newly elected Speaker Paul Ryan vowed to “wipe the slate clean” today, outlining a vision for ending the bitter battles between leadership and rank-and-file that hampered John Boehner’s final days in ...
Colleges Designating Official Halloween Costume Sensitivity Consultants
Colleges are hanging flyers around campus with phone numbers of officials that students can call to consult with about whether or not their Halloween costume is perfectly politically correct.
“Unsure if your costume might be offensive?” asks a poster that’...
A New Lawsuit from Texas Sues the Government over Obamacare
Last week, Texas filed a lawsuit against the federal government — again. This time, over a regulation that forces states to pay an Obamacare tax on Medicaid managed-care plans. If states refuse, they could lose their Medicaid funding. Sound familiar?
Bob Woodward and the Watergate Myth
The latest round in Bob Woodward’s campaign for permanent high consciousness of the Watergate Myth is a superfluous little volume just published about Alexander Butterfield, who revealed, under questioning by the Senate Watergate Committee, the existence of the Nixon ...
A Train Wreck for Reading and Math Scores
On Tuesday, the National Center for Education Statistics reported that the nation’s reading and math scores were down almost across the board on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). This marked a striking shift from a quarter-century of ...
House Conservatives Give Ryan a Pass on Budget Deal
Paul Ryan’s decision to vote for the controversial budget deal John Boehner negotiated with the White House isn’t expected to complicate his ascension to the speaker’s chair.
Members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC), despite making plain ...
Jeb Swings at Rubio, Misses, and Finds Himself on the Ropes
Swing and a miss.
It was the story of the night, the story of the debate, and it might soon be the story of Jeb Bush’s campaign.
#ad#After months of flicking passively at Marco Rubio — all the while ...
The Political Reality of Fantasy Sports
Americans have been betting on sports since the first time a Puritan pilgrim boasted that his horse was the fastest in Massachusetts Bay Colony and another said, “Wanna bet?” But fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, and government gotta fret ...
The Top Ten 2015 Elections to Watch
Just because it’s not a federal election year doesn’t mean there aren’t some very important state and local elections — including referenda — that should be on every conservative’s watch list. The good folks at Ballotpedia (an amazing ...
Clinton Urges the Senate to Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank
Hillary Clinton offered rare words of encouragement to the Republican-led House of Representatives on Wednesday, praising lawmakers for reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank on Tuesday after its charter was allowed to lapse last summer.
“I was relieved yesterday to see that ...
Super-Cool Hillary Campaign Posts Super-Cool Hillary Halloween-Costume Ideas
Hillary Clinton’s super-cool campaign website has posted five different super-cool do-it-yourself Hillary Clinton costume ideas for anyone who wants to look as super-cool as Hillary this Halloween.
“From her simple beginnings in Park Ridge, Illinois, to her statement-making years ...
Don’t Like Police Officers in Public Schools? Blame Lousy Parents
The cycle of cultural hand-wringing moves fast indeed. Within 48 hours of rushing to judgment against a student resource officer in Columbia, S.C., Senior Deputy Ben Fields, for forcibly removing a young black girl from her seat after she refused ...
Merkel Takes Germany Down a Suicidal Path
Germany’s political stability and economic sway have until recently earned Chancellor Angela Merkel unprecedented global influence and power.
Postwar Germany has become the financial powerhouse of Europe and a model nation. Give credit to German hard work and competency ...
What’s Wrong with Obamacare?
Somewhere in an alternative liberal universe, Paul Krugman is writing yet another column telling us that Obamacare is a success. Just this week the New York Times economic guru told us — again — that “President Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry ...
Rubio, Cruz, and Lee Are Wrong to Oppose the House Reconciliation Bill
After months of internal debate, the House passed a budget-reconciliation bill last Friday taking aim at Obamacare, but it is far from assured that the bill, or even an amended version of it, will ever emerge from the Senate.
A New Jersey cop, Jesus Christ, mother — these are some of the heroes Tod Lindberg writes about in his new book, The Heroic Heart: Greatness Ancient and Modern.
“In a very profound way, heroes tell us who we are — or ...
Ryan Rips Boehner behind Closed Doors
Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner’s last-minute debt-limit deal is a textbook example of what Paul Ryan has promised not to do as leader of the Republican conference.
“I think the process stinks,” the incoming speaker told reporters Tuesday. ”We ...
Seven Storylines to Watch at Tonight's GOP Debate
Fourteen candidates will gather at the University of Colorado in Boulder tonight for the third pair of Republican presidential debates, with fewer than 100 days remaining until the Iowa caucuses.
The candidates once again will be divided into heats by polling ...
The Data Show, Again, That Family Matters
It’s been a good month for champions of the traditional family, but don’t expect the family wars to be ending any time soon.
In recent weeks, a barrage of new evidence has come to light demonstrating what was ...
Why Is Donald Trump Defending Burqas?
In yet another demonstration of his unsuitability for office, Donald Trump extolled the wearing of burqas and niqabs at length at his rally in New Hampshire earlier this week.
#ad#The comments, delivered in Trump’s typical yuk-it-up tone, are ...
Jason Chaffetz Offers Bill to Impeach IRS Commissioner
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen faces impeachment over his response to the Tea Party targeting scandal that House Republicans have been investigating since it was first revealed two years ago.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Jason ...
Students Learn What Teachers Teach: Speech They Dislike Is Not ‘Speech’— It’s ‘Violence’
Spend much time in American colleges and universities and you’ll be become intimately familiar with statements that begin “I support free speech, but . . . ” In other words, schools will proudly proclaim their dedication to free speech and academic freedom often ...
Republican Leaders Should Dump Obama’s Budget Deal
Power of the purse?
Senate majority “leader” Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) has joined Representative John Boehner (R., Ohio) in the outgoing House speaker’s final insult to the Republican party. They want to gift-wrap their shared Prada purse, ...
Clinton Takes Dominant 41-Point Lead on Sanders in Iowa
She successfully stared down her chief Democratic rival and survived the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Now, it looks like Hillary Clinton is reclaiming her commanding lead against Bernie Sanders in key swing states.
A new Monmouth University poll of ...
MSNBC Host: Calling Paul Ryan a ‘Hard Worker’ Is Insensitive to Slaves
According to MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, saying that Representative Paul Ryan is a “hard worker” is insensitive because his hard work is nothing compared to the hard work done by slaves.
#ad#On Saturday, conservative guest Alfonso Aguilar made the ...
Adults Still Aren’t Children, Doctor
Living in New York City in my middle thirties, I noted an odd dichotomy: My friends in Manhattan, where I worked, were almost uniformly college-educated, upper-income, and upwardly mobile, and many of them were at the time becoming parents; my ...
Paul Ryan Pledges: No Immigration Reform under Obama
Paul Ryan has signed off on a letter promising restless members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) that he won’t bring immigration-reform legislation to the House floor while President Obama remains in office.
The letter, obtained exclusively by National ...
Report: DEA Employees Accused of Sexual Misconduct Were Given Bonuses
Most companies would fire employees caught patronizing prostitutes on the job; the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) gives them a bonus.
A new report by the Department of Justice inspector general (IG) found that in at least ten instances, DEA employees ...
Clinton Paying a Price Now for Her 2012 Lies About Benghazi
Nothing new there. Nothing to see here. Time to move on for good.
That was the attitude of most in the mainstream media to the eleven-hour questioning of Hillary Clinton by the House Select Committee on Benghazi. It was not ...
Ben Carson Is Right to Compare Abortion to Slavery
This weekend, Ben Carson did what he does best. He clearly and plainly stated a mainstream conservative view that most Republican politicians dare not utter — in this case, that the debate over abortion is comparable to the debate over slavery. ...
Is the West Slip, Slip, Slipping Away?
Sometimes a culture disappears with a whimper, not a bang. Institutions age and are ignored, and the complacent public insidiously lowers its expectations of state performance.
Infrastructure, the rule of law, and civility erode — and yet people are not sure ...
Kansas University Student Senate Votes to Ban ‘His/Her’ from Governing Document Because They’re ‘Microaggressions’
The Kansas University student senate has voted to banish gender-specific pronouns such as “his/her” from its Rules and Regulations document because they’re “microaggressions” against the students who don’t use them.
To, you know, work toward stamping out ...
Turkey Is on the Path to Rogue Dictatorship
Should President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK party not win a majority of seats in Turkey’s Nov. 1 vote, the mainstream media hold that his power will diminish. The headline of a much-circulated Reuters analysis sums up this view: “Erdogan ...
D.C. United’s Soccer Stadium Swindle
D.C. United, the capital’s professional soccer team, is set to get a new stadium — thanks to some taxpayer dollars, as well as to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s use of eminent domain to procure some of the land. Scheduled ...
Steve King, Iowa Kingmaker?
Next weekend, four Republican presidential candidates will descend on the Hole N’ the Wall Lodge in Akron, Iowa, near the Nebraska border, to eat, chat, and hunt pheasants with Iowa representative Steve King and several of his friends. Three of ...
Friends, I have a piece in the current National Review on the curious and contentious matter of pronouns. I thought I would “blow it out” here in Impromptus — expand it. Let’s get going.
In 2003, I was moderating a “dinner ...
Well done, human race. Well done.
At the end of September, the Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication convened in Bali and, after reviewing the reports of its member nations, declared poliovirus type 2 eradicated in the wild. This ...
Boehner, Ryan, and Accountability
Clearwater, Fla. — “Be ready for the moment of your death. Are you ready?”
Get right with God was Fr. Charles Leke’s message at the House of Prayer here last Tuesday morning. If coffee hadn’t fully woken you up ...
William F. Buckley Jr.’s Run for Mayor: Fifty Years Later
Our text today is a pair of classic Buckley quips from the great 1965 vintage. People who remember nothing else about William F. Buckley Jr.’s brief foray into elective politics recall his reply when asked what he would do if ...
Hillary’s Breathtaking Mendacity
‘We’ve seen the heavy assault on our post in Benghazi that took the lives of those brave men. We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do ...
Paul Ryan’s Impact on the GOP Is Only Beginning
Rumble in the Jungle this was not.
On one side: Paul Ryan, who said he’d run for speaker of the House only if Republicans were unified, open to reforms, and respectful of his family life. On the other: the ...
Yesterday’s hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi confirmed what many have long suspected: By the evening hours of September 11, 2012, the Obama administration knew that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, was a ...
The Clintons’ Greatest Political Gift: Persuading Millions of Americans to Defend the Indefensible
To read the coverage of yesterday’s Benghazi hearing was to understand that Americans can inhabit entirely separate political planets depending on their politics. For conservatives, the two main takeaways from the hearing were scandalous indeed. Before the attack, Hillary ...
Film as Ideological Weapon
When it comes to movies, conservatives can be just like liberals if a film pushes their buttons. This week I saw a former CIA official on TV praise Bridge of Spies as a “great movie” but then go on to ...
Trump’s Early Campaign Success Is a Wake-Up Call
Most of the politically savvy people I know are still confident that Donald Trump will not be the Republican nominee for president.
Some are even dismissive. They tell me that his poll numbers are a statistical mirage because they count ...
The Money Race: The Fundraising Favors Cruz
As of now, Ted Cruz (and maybe Donald Trump) lead the GOP field, Ben Carson is going nowhere, and Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabeee aren’t making a comeback.
Note: See the first part of this story for important data ...
The Politics of Mammograms
Women everywhere are finding themselves confused this week by the American Cancer Society’s new breast-cancer-screening guidelines: No more routine mammograms before the age of 45 for women with an average risk of breast cancer. No more breast exams, which essentially ...
Rand Paul’s 20-Minute Filibuster
Kentucky Republican Rand Paul kicked off the third filibuster of his Senate career, a denunciation of the debt limit negotiated between GOP leadership and the White House — and then he walked off the floor.
“This filibuster will go on to ...
Megyn Kelly on CNBC Debate: 'It Was Uncomfortable To Watch'
Fox News’s Megyn Kelly offered a harsh analysis last night of CNBC’s Republican debate moderators, arguing there is no reason why every question should have been combative in tone.
“CNBC came out and said, ‘That’s what we ...
Hillary Clinton and Obama’s Lies on Benghazi — Too Many to Count, but Let’s Try
People died. Hillary lied.
Obama lied, too.
They lied early.
They lied often.
They lied deliberately.
#ad#They lied about the slaughter of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, at the hands of al-Qaeda-tied terrorists.
They lied, but not to protect ...
It’s Time to Thin the Republican Herd
Last night’s GOP debate was a mess. The moderators were terrible — historically terrible. They were biased, they were unprepared, and they infuriatingly combined their incompetence with stereotypically liberal smirking and condescension. But even the best moderation can’t obscure ...
Government Workers Bully and Sexually Harass Low-Income Tenants, a New Lawsuit Claims
Shanae Barnes hasn’t had central heat in her apartment for two years. She and her young daughter also have to live with regular plagues of vermin, water damage from leaky pipes, and spreading mold.
Ms. Barnes’s landlord employs ...
As Jeb Bush’s campaign continues to struggle, the former Florida governor’s team has taken to attacking Marco Rubio as a “GOP Obama” by outlining the two men’s “strikingly similar profiles: first-term senators, lawyers and university lecturers, served ...
We Should Celebrate Intellectual Superstars along with Athletes and Entertainers
Today, the very best athletes compete in the Olympics. The most dramatically talented people compete for our attention in theaters and on Netflix. And the smartest people — the Marie Curies, the Albert Einsteins, and the Elon Musks — compete to invent ...
It’s No Longer the Trump Show
Boulder, Colo. — It was a new world order at Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate here in Boulder.
With just three months to go until the first GOP nominating contest, voters are beginning to get serious about making decisions, and candidates ...
The Third GOP Presidential Debate: Spin vs. Reality
Boulder, Colo. — The third GOP debate has come and gone in this picturesque college town where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains. Here’s a look at how candidates are spinning their performances — and what really happened.
Sanders Campaign Pushes Pot Reform, Shrugs off Clinton Surge in Virginia
Say what you will about Bernie Sanders’s shortcomings as a campaigner — the man sure knows how to play to his base.
In front of thousands of adoring college students at Virginia’s George Mason University, and thousands more watching ...
Mike Lee: Cyber Bill Lets Companies Violate User Agreements
A Senate-passed cybersecurity bill allows companies to violate the user agreements they formed with consumers, according to Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah).
The tea-party senator voted against the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which passed 74–21. “This bill was a compromise between ...
What Kind of Presidency Do We Want?
A recent poll finds Ben Carson pulling ahead of Donald Trump, with the Republican presidential primary electorate apparently shifting toward a man with no particular qualifications for the office and away from a man with something like the opposite of ...
Jeff Sessions and Mike Lee: Broken Senate ‘May Never Be Fixed’
Two Republican senators offered a bleak criticism of the pending debt-limit deal and, implicitly, of Kentucky senator Mitch McConnell’s leadership since Republicans took the majority.
“The Senate is broken,” Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah) and Senator Jeff Sessions (R., ...
Montage: CNBC Republican Debate Moderator John Harwood Is No Fan of Republicans
Meet John Harwood, the moderator of tonight’s CNBC debate. Harwood is both CNBC’s chief Washington correspondent and a New York Times reporter. He’s also known for his habit of beating up on conservatives.
CNBC viewers know Harwood ...
As Predicted, the Iran Deal Has Begun to Wreck Global Nuclear Non-Proliferation Efforts
Amid growing indications that Iran does not plan to comply with the July nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA), there is a new report that the huge U.S. concessions offered to Tehran to get this ...
Unless you’re a pretty hardcore architecture nerd, you’ve probably never heard of Hermann Eggert. He was a turn-of-the-century German architect who designed the 1913 town hall in Hanover and, perhaps most important, Frankfurt’s wondrously efficient Hauptbahnhof, the busiest ...
Jimmy Carter Endorses Putin’s Scheme for Syria
Although unsuccessful, Operation Eagle Claw — the April 1980 effort to rescue U.S. Embassy staff from Tehran — was immensely courageous. Eight Americans gave their lives in that mission. But President Carter also showed great courage in ordering the highly complex operation ...
The U.S. Navy Must Act to Ensure the Freedom of Navigation in the South China Sea
The recent passage of an American warship within 12 nautical miles of one of China’s artificial (and illegal) “islands” in the South China Sea represents the sustainment of over 400 years of custom and international law at sea. Ever since Hugo ...
Yes, Republicans Can Win Black Voters
In October 2012, just as presidential campaigning had reached fever pitch, I was raking leaves in the front yard of my northern-Virginia home when I noticed a pack of volunteers clad in “Romney 2012” T-shirts canvassing the neighborhood door to door, engaging ...
The process had to be changed.
In 2012, the Republican National Committee (RNC) had no influence over the GOP primary-debate schedule, which was left entirely to the television networks broadcasting the events. The committee was such an afterthought that Reince Priebus, ...
A Closetful of Hillary Clinton’s Immigration Costumes
When it comes to immigration policy, Hillary Clinton’s had more career costume changes than her new BFF Katy Perry.
This week, Clinton donned her militant, pro-illegal-immigration mask and vowed to out-executive-amnesty her old pals at the White House. “I ...
The Spring Valley Arrest Video Isn’t Disturbing: Here’s Why
The latest viral video of alleged “police brutality” is remarkably short and devoid of context. According to cell-phone video – apparently shot by students at Columbia, S.C.’s Spring Valley High School – a “student resource officer,” Senior Deputy Ben Fields, ...
Clinton Campaign: Soaring Iowa Poll Numbers ‘Crazy Wrong’
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is disputing the accuracy of two new bombshell polls that show Clinton crushing the competition in the all-important Iowa caucuses.
“Let the record show, we don’t just complain about public polls that are bad ...
John Boehner said last month that he wanted to “clean the barn” for his successor as Speaker of the House. But his eleventh-hour budget deal is a pigsty-worthy mess.
The speaker’s office is advertising the deal, struck Monday with ...
Jeff Sessions: Kill Boehner/Obama Budget Deal
Senate conservatives want to kill the just-announced budget and debt-limit deal that outgoing House speaker John Boehner negotiated with the White House.
Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) called for a short-term agreement that would buy time beyond the November 3 debt-limit ...
Liberal Pharisees in the Catholic Church
Conservative Catholicism — the Catholicism that developed as a protective bulwark against progressive distortions at the Second Vatican Council — has largely been a resounding success over the past 40 years. But last year it was delivered a sobering blow during “part one” ...
HuffPo: The Word ‘Too’ Is Sexist and Hurts Women
According to a piece in the Huffington Post, the word “too” is sexist and hurts women by constantly making them feel like they’re not good enough.
In a piece titled “The 3-Letter Word That Cuts Women Down,” University of ...
Bernie Made the Perfect Move by Laughing at Hillary’s Sexism Accusations
When CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Bernie Sanders to comment on Hillary Clinton’s sexism accusations, he laughed — and that was the perfect response.
After all, having kept a serious face would have communicated that Hillary’s criticism was actually ...
The Iran Deal: Persisting Problems
Last Sunday, Iran and the P5+1 countries (the U.S., U.K., France, China, Russia, and Germany) formally adopted the new nuclear agreement concluded this summer. In coming days, under the terms of the deal, formally known as the Joint ...
Stop Waiting on Politicians Like Representative Renee Ellmers to Act
In 2010, Renee Ellmers ran as a self-described tea-party candidate in North Carolina’s second congressional district, who eschewed the National Republican Congressional Committee and the D.C. establishment. She was endorsed by Sarah Palin and was even dubbed “Mama Grizzly” ...
Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Defense Is Straight Out of ’90s Playbook
Many people may share Senator Bernie Sanders’s complaint that he was tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. But the controversy is about issues far bigger than e-mails.
One issue is the utter disaster created by the Obama ...
Hillary: It’s Sexism, Stupid
It was inevitable that Bernie Sanders would be accused of sexism sooner or later.
His day came over the weekend. At the signature Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Iowa, Hillary Clinton hit the Vermont senator for saying in the first Democratic debate ...
House Investigator: Hillary Clinton Is Whitewashing VA Scandal
Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that Republicans have exaggerated the failings of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) drew a sharp rebuke today from the lead House investigator of the department’s deficiencies.
Whistleblowers revealed last year that VA officials “were ...
The Palestinian Authority's Sinister Sleight of Hand
A good magician hones his craft by spending countless hours mastering sleight-of-hand techniques. The audience is distracted by one hand while the other hand is executing the illusion.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) pulled off an amazing sleight-of-hand trick this month ...
Obama’s Veto Betrays America’s Military
Sequestration has elicited garment-rending from Head Start administrators and builders of bridges to nowhere, because it has proven about the only fiscal discipline of which Washington, D.C., is capable. President Obama, eager to end his presidency in an Oprah-style ...
The State of the Islamic State: Strong
Nearly $50 million a month: According to the AP, that’s what the Islamic State (ISIS) earns in monthly oil revenues. Yet while some analysts say ISIS’s oil earnings are lower, the group raises revenue from other sources as well. ...
Who Benefits from Syria’s Refugee Crisis: Human Smugglers
Belgrade, Serbia — The sea journey to Greece seemed less daunting from shore.
After all, 33-year-old Zakaria reasoned, his smuggler sent between 15 and 20 boats from the Turkish shorelines daily. “He had a lot of customers he helped,” Zakaria recalls. “If he ...
Ryan Promises Freedom Caucus He’ll Reduce Crackdown on Dissenters
Fresh off a week of intrigue that saw him emerge all-but-assured of succeeding Speaker John Boehner, Paul Ryan met with the House Tea Party Caucus on Friday morning.
His message, according to the caucus’s chairman, Kansas Republican Tim Huelskamp?
End the Civil Rights Commission’s Reign of Error
Everywhere you look, someone is accusing governments of abusing the rights of people crossing their borders. The United Nations just accused the Czech Republic of human-rights abuses for holding migrants in “degrading” conditions.
Last month, the U.S. Commission on ...
America’s Broken Criminal-Justice System Is in Desperate Need of Reform
The Republican party, like Sisyphus, is again putting its shoulder to a boulder, hoping to make modest but significant changes in the Electoral College arithmetic by winning perhaps 12 percent of the African-American vote. To this end, they need to hone ...
Grandeur and Bernie Sanders
Fifty years ago next week — on October 28, 1965 — St. Louis finished building its big arch, the “Gateway Arch,” which was intended to memorialize the United States’ westward expansion and St. Louis’s role as gateway to the West. What it does ...
The New York Mets Are Back — It’s Morning in America
In 1969, two miraculous events rekindled American optimism: man’s walking on the Moon and the New York Mets’ winning the World Series.
In 2015, the Mets are in the World Series again, for the first time in 15 years. Riding the momentum ...
Biofuels Are Terrible for the Environment
Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes and her allies are on a mission to blame Big Oil for what they believe is an inadequate global response to climate change.
To be clear, there’s nothing original about their claims. Demonizing oil and ...
Hillary Is Wrong: The NRA Is More Popular than She Is
‘What is wrong with us,” Hillary Clinton inquired bitterly in Florida this month, “that we cannot stand up to the NRA and the gun lobby, and the gun manufacturers they represent?” She struck a hero’s pose: “We need to ...
Resurgent Clinton Takes Post-Benghazi Victory Lap in Virginia as Supporters Breathe Sigh of Relief
Don’t call it a comeback.
After an acclaimed debate performance, the sudden disappearance of her chief Democratic rival, and a solid showing before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Hillary Clinton’s campaign seems to believe its summer doldrums ...
Paul Ryan’s Selection as Speaker Represents All That’s Wrong with the GOP
Elevating Paul Ryan to the House speakership, where he will be one of the main public faces of the Republican party, suggests that the party’s poobahs and panjandrums still haven’t learned their lesson. Ryan as chairman of Ways ...
As I write I do not know what the final synod report will say. One of the drafters described it as being more questions than answers. “The questions will be clear,” said Oswald Cardinal Gracias of Mumbai at a press ...
Big Tech Gets Its Way on Immigration
Barack Obama’s Homeland Security Department has just ramped up its assault on the American middle class. In response to lobbying pressure from the trillion-dollar technology industry, this week DHS announced a new regulation that will dramatically expand the number ...
The Intifada Is Ideological Hatred of Israel in Word and Deed
In recent weeks, Arabs armed with knives and hatchets have struck at dozens of Israelis on the streets of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Afula, Beersheba, and elsewhere. Victims include children, women, and elderly men.
Imagine how the American public would react ...
Obamacare Enters a Downward Spiral as Co-ops Fail and Enrollment Slows
Canceled plans, lost doctors, higher costs: That is the continuing reality for millions of Americans under President Obama’s health-care law. Unfortunately, for hundreds of thousands more, it’s about to get a lot worse.
As of this week, nine ...