Ted Cruz’s Straw Poll Conundrum
For Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign, a mediocre showing in the August 8 Iowa Straw Poll would be a troubling rattle in the engine right at the moment the car needs to accelerate.
The straw poll doesn’t assign any delegates, ...
This Inventor Never Takes a Vacation
In our home, we try to instill a life lesson for our kids best summed up in Latin: Nihil boni sine labore. It means, “Nothing good achieved without hard work.” Few people I’ve met in my lifetime embody this ...
Boy Scouts Ban Water-Gun Fights Because Squirt Guns Are ‘Simulated Firearms’
Boy Scouts of America has banned both squirt-gun fights and anything involving a water balloon larger than a ping-pong ball.
“Pointing any type of firearm or simulated firearm at any individual is unauthorized,” states the group’s 2015 manual.
British Novelist to American Grads: There’s Nothing Virtuous about Being Offended
A rather uneventful college commencement season full of the usual platitudes and bromides was shaken up by British novelist Ian McEwan’s refreshingly challenging the zeitgeist of trigger warnings, free-speech zones, and campus censorship at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania this ...
The Flat Tax: Questionable Economics, Bad Politics
Once again, Republican presidential candidates are flocking to the flat tax. So far, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Rick Perry, Scott Walker, and John Kasich have either endorsed the idea outright or praised it, and Jeb Bush has said ...
A Gunfight, Not a Riot: What Happened in Waco
The shootout between members of rival outlaw motorcycle gangs in Waco has brought out a great deal of stupidity on the left — too much stupidity to catalogue, in fact. But let us look at a few lowlights.
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Yesterday marked a milestone in National Review’s life online — the retirement of the Campaign Spot by Jim Geraghty. Jim’s blog has had many iterations — including the Kerry Spot and even the Turkey Spot — and you can rest assured ...
Were We Right to Take Out Saddam?
Probable Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush got himself into trouble by sort of, sort of not, answering the question whether he would have supported going into Iraq in 2003 — had he known then what we know now.
Republican candidates vied in ...
About That Poll Showing Fewer U.S. Christians . . .
There is a growing sense today that social conservatives have lost their sway in American politics. Republican presidential candidates are talking about attending gay weddings. Libertarianism is ascendant on the right. And the Pew Research Center recently reported that the ...
An Equal Chance at Love: Why We Should Recognize Same-Sex Marriage
The debate about same-sex marriage often seems limited to two points of view. According to one, opposing the judicial invalidation of traditional marriage laws is tantamount to supporting segregationist racism. According to the other, it is simply absurd to believe ...
Tom Price’s New Conservative Obamacare Alternative Is Just What the Dr. Ordered
Last week, House Budget Committee chairman Tom Price released a new Obamacare alternative that Bill Kristol calls “the strongest Obamacare alternative offered in Congress to date.” The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent writes of Price’s proposal that “it’s ...
The FEC’s Latest Great Idea: Dismantle Capitalism to Get More Women in Office
Earlier this month, I predicted that a scheduled hearing at the Federal Election Commission was shaping up to be nothing more than a presentation of “the goofy gender ideology and politics of the progressive Left and academia.” And, oh, how ...
On the Campaign Trail, Hillary’s Press Silence Speaks Volumes
This spring it seems as if there have been two-point-something Republican presidential-candidacy announcements per week. And, since she made her own announcement April 12, Hillary Clinton has answered an average of about two-point-something questions from the press each week.
Pamela Geller Confronted Evil, so the Left Hates Her
Pamela Geller — the woman whose group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, organized the Muhammad-cartoon drawing contest in Garland, Texas — may be the most hated person in America right now. She is certainly the Left’s chief villain; and, sad to ...
Clinton Cash Author: ABC 'in Cover-Up Mode' over Stephanopoulos-Clinton Revelations
With criticism intensifying over George Stephanopoulos’s cozy ties to the Clintons, Clinton Cash author Peter Schweitzer explained why he never looked into the ABC anchor’s donations to the Clinton Foundation: The idea of an a-list reporter committing such ...
What Ivy League Affirmative Action Really Looks Like — from the Inside
Asian Americans have finally had enough. They’re tired of working harder, achieving more academically, then having that held against them as they try to fulfill their educational dreams in our nation’s most elite universities. To gain entry into ...
The Bogus Legal Case for Obama’s Amnesty
With the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals soon to decide on whether to keep the freeze on President Obama’s new and expanded amnesty programs, the Immigration Reform Law Institute — along with The Remembrance Project, The Federation for American Immigration ...
Is There a Right to Be Mentally Ill?
Alberta Lessard died last month. Yes, the Alberta Lessard, whose famous 1972 court case guaranteed, in the words of one lawyer, “that non-dangerous people have the right to be mentally ill.” In the years since the Wisconsin supreme court ruled in ...
What’s Driving the War on E-Cigarettes?
When the prime-time cameras caught Julia Louis-Dreyfus “vaping” an electronic cigarette at the 2014 Golden Globes ceremony, cries of disapproval arose from our nation’s capital. Representative Henry Waxman (D., Calif.), then the ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, ...
Children Need Both Parents Even after Divorce
When she and her husband were divorcing, Jennifer Fink felt the way a lot of parents do. She was angry at her husband, thought she was the better parent, and wanted sole custody of their two sons. But the law ...
How Taxing Organic Products Could Solve California’s Water Shortage
California is in the fourth year of record-setting dearth of rain, with virtually the entire state experiencing “exceptional drought.” In response, Governor Jerry Brown has mandated a 25 percent reduction in the state’s water use — a mandate that is long ...
Yes to Trade-Promotion Authority
Sometimes, politics deals Republicans a winning hand, and that confuses some of them, who then set about trying to figure out a way to lose — which is what is happening with the current debate over the president’s fast-track trade-promotion ...
Amtrak Is the Best Argument against Itself
The Amtrak crash outside of Philadelphia was an invitation for practically every politician in the Northeast and every transit expert in America to complain about lack of funding for the county’s infrastructure.
They didn’t even wait to know ...
Pope Francis Did Not Call Abbas an ‘Angel of Peace’
Sunday morning, Americans awakened to headlines proclaiming that Pope Francis had called Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas “an angel of peace” during an event at the Vatican the day before. News organizations gleefully printed this claim across newspapers and news ...
Why Santorum Wants Another Shot at the Nomination
A near miss can be a sharp spur, so Rick Santorum wants to say something to those who profess condescending puzzlement about his persistence in pursuing the Republican presidential nomination: You probably have no idea how close I came to ...
What Happened After Appomattox
On April 12 a century and a half ago, Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered what was left of his Army of Northern Virginia to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Over the next month and ...
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from The Dadly Virtues: Adventures From the Worst Job You’ll Ever Love, edited by Jonathan V. Last and published by the Templeton Press.
Ever since my son was born ten months ...
Petition: ‘Walk Only’ Signs in Pedestrian Areas Are Insensitive to Disabled People
Students at Arizona State University are petitioning to have the school change the “Walk Only” signs on the school’s pedestrian paths because they “marginalize disabled bodies that cannot walk.”
“This petition is in effort to make a more blanket ...
Republican Presidential Contenders’ Cowardly, After-the-Fact Opposition to the Iraq War
After days of halting answers from Jeb Bush, it now looks like a rough consensus is emerging in the Republican presidential field. Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Chris Christie all agree: If they were president and they knew ...
The Ex-Im Bank Is a Waste of Money
American families are fed up with Washington. And they have every right to be. They see their tax dollars being given to able-bodied people who can work but won’t. They see their hard-earned money being handed out to connected ...
A ‘Dynamic Scoring’ That’s Even Better Than Paul Ryan’s
There’s a fair amount of bunkum in accounting, but there is infinitely more of it in the black arts of economic forecasting, something to keep in mind as the Congressional Budget Office implements the “dynamic scoring” rules demanded by ...
Jeb Is Doomed by the Baggage of Previous Bushes
This week offered Republicans a grim preview of fall 2016, if Jeb Bush is their nominee. The former Florida governor twisted himself into knots explaining whether he would have invaded Iraq, as his brother did, “knowing what we know now,” as ...
The Iraq Question Conservatives Need to Do a Better Job Answering
I spent about 20 years getting people ready to answer questions from tough and even hostile inquisitors. It is what trial lawyers do. I can thus attest that over-preparing a witness can be worse than failing to prepare the witness at ...
I’m at the airport in Skopje, Macedonia, waiting for a flight to Istanbul (a short hop away). In the lounge are dozens of Turkish women, all covered up except for their faces. They are wearing headscarves and other drapery, ...
Why Did the U.K.’s Election Polls Turn Out to Be So Inaccurate?
‘The world may have a polling problem.” That’s the headline on a blogpost by Nate Silver, the wunderkind founder of FiveThirtyEight. It was posted on 9:54 ET the night of May 7, as the counting in the British election was continuing ...
The First Lady of Microagressions
Michelle Obama gave a commencement address at Tuskegee University that was a ringing call for the graduates not to be discouraged by her whining.
Much of the first lady’s speech was what is right and proper for a Tuskegee ...
On Free Trade, Republicans Should Stand with Obama
That free trade is advantageous to both sides is the rarest of political propositions — provable, indeed mathematically. David Ricardo did so in 1817. The Law of Comparative Advantage has held up nicely for 198 years.
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The Left Won't Let the Amtrak Tragedy Go to Waste
It took just a few sorry hours for the news to become politicized. On Tuesday evening, we were told of a tragedy. An Amtrak train running between New York City and Washington D.C. had derailed disastrously at Philadelphia, killing ...
Don’t Let Facebook Determine Our Minimum-Wage Policy
This week, Facebook delighted advocates for a higher federal minimum wage, up to and including the Obama White House, by announcing that it will require its contractors and vendors to pay their workers no less than a $15 hourly minimum wage. ...
University Launches Insult-Reporting System That Records Offenders’ Social Security Numbers
The University of Colorado-Boulder has launched an online system where students can report people who make “hurtful statements” — and it’s so intense that it even asks for offenders’ Social Security numbers.
This “Bias Incident Reporting” system is intended to “...
Too Many People Are Still Stuck in Welfare. Here’s How to Lift Them Out
Arguably the single most successful endeavor undertaken by Congress in the past 20 years was its effort to enact significant reform of the U.S. welfare system. Even greater success is possible, with simple steps that states can take to help ...
How Obama Became the Castros’ New Patron
Havana — I’ve visited more than my fair share of dictatorships, but Cuba is the only one where travelers at the airport must pass through a metal detector upon entering, in addition to leaving, the country. Immediately after clearing customs ...
Bush’s Three-Day Bike Ride with Wounded Vets
At the Bush Institute’s fifth annual Warrior 100K Mountain Bike Ride, which honors our men and women wounded in military service, former president George W. Bush characteristically did not talk to me about how he felt riding more than 60 ...
Macedonia Journal, Part IV
Editor’s Note: Jay Nordlinger traveled to Macedonia in late April and early May. A report on the country will appear in the next National Review. Here online, we have offered a multipart journal. The first three parts are here, ...
What’s Driving the Kafkaesque Crackdown on ‘Free-Range Parenting’?
Controversies about “free-range parenting” illuminate today’s scarred cultural landscape. Neighbors summon police in response to parenting choices of which the neighbors disapprove. Government extends its incompetence with an ever-broader mission of “child protection.” And these phenomena are related to ...
Obama the Latest Person to Get Called Sexist for Literally No Reason
President Obama is being slammed as “sexist” for the way he criticized Senator Elizabeth Warren’s comments about his trade agenda for reasons that are very clearly not sexist.
Here are the comments that started it all:
“The truth of ...
President Barack Obama in a speech on Tuesday complained that the nation’s top 25 hedge-fund managers earned more than did the nation’s kindergarten teachers combined. As a rhetorical device, that’s classic Obama: a claim that is factually shady ...
Uber’s Pioneering Business Model Is Under Attack in the Courtroom
Like seagulls following a trawler, lawyers predictably trail in the wake of a pioneering business such as Uber. The latest attack on the ride-share company — a class-action lawsuit is under way in California — focuses on the payment of drivers as 1099 ...
DHS Is Not Tracking Its Own Use of 'Prosecutorial Discretion' to Release Illegal Immigrants
Federal officials have not kept track of the number of times they have used “prosecutorial discretion” to justify the release of an illegal immigrant, and they have inadequate information on who is eligible for such treatment, the Department of Homeland ...
Bella Santorum Turns Seven and Points the Way to Beauty
On May 13, 2015, Isabella Maria Santorum turns seven years old. Our family and a few dear friends will gather to celebrate with her. However, we will be the ones who receive the real gift: her infectious smile. It will light candles ...
Jeb Has Bigger Problems than His Iraq War Stumble
By now everyone has had their say about Jeb Bush’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. The consensus is that Bush misheard Megyn Kelly’s “knowing what we know now” question about the Iraq War. I’m not ...
Wooing Social Conservatives, Walker Doubles Down on Claim About Air-Traffic Controllers
Scott Walker wrapped up a meeting on Capitol Hill with about 50 social-conservative leaders on Tuesday afternoon. The off-the-record meeting was planned earlier this month, and was a chance for the governor to pitch himself to a group that has expressed ...
Poll: 46 Percent of Americans Want Stephanopoulos Banned from Covering 2016
A new poll finds that 46 percent of Americans want ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos banned from all 2016 campaign coverage following the revelation last week that he’d failed to disclose 75,000 in personal donations to the Clinton Foundation even as ...
Jindal Targets Iowa's Social Conservatives with First Ad
This morning, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal’s issue-advocacy group, American Future Project, launched his first campaign ad in Iowa. The ad, entitled “Religious Liberty,” seeks to target a demographic that will be key to his chances of securing the GOP ...
What One of the CIA’s Top Men Thinks about Benghazi, Snowden, ISIS, and More
The Great War of Our Time: The CIA’s Fight Against Terrorism — from al Qa’ida to ISIS
by Michael Morell
(Twelve, 384 pages, $28 list; $19 at Amazon.com)
The men and women of the CIA work quietly — it’s generally not ...
We Shouldn’t Be Paying for Bill Clinton’s Pension
In a late-Friday news dump, the Clintons disclosed in a mandatory election filing that they have been paid more than $25 million for giving a combined 104 speeches since 2014. Among the questions raised by this stint on the speaker circuit is: Why ...
What Catholics Forget about World Affairs
For quite some time now, commentary on world politics by leading Catholic officials, here and at the Vatican, has been marked by a certain softness, occasionally bordering on the surreal, that is a continual amazement to my non-Catholic friends and ...
Can Philadelphia’s ‘Johnny Doc’ Put His Brother on the Supreme Court?
As Ken Rocks ran for the executive board of Philadelphia’s International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 last fall, one of its powerful bosses, John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty, mailed a letter to the thousands of electricians in the union attacking ...
Obamacare Is a Horror Story for Young Americans
Obamacare has enmeshed many Americans in a bureaucratic nightmare. True, the law has helped some uninsured people obtain coverage. But millions of people have seen their health-insurance plans canceled, because the plans did not meet the requirements of the Affordable ...
Japan Begins to Walk the Walk on Defense Reform
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, fresh off a successful official visit to the United States, where he focused largely on security issues, has returned home to follow through on longstanding promises to submit crucial defense-reform legislation to the Japanese Diet. ...
Obama’s ISIS Credibility Gap
On May 15, an American general said, “We firmly believe [ISIS] is on the defensive throughout Iraq and Syria.” On May 16, after a senior ISIS leader was killed in a US raid into Syria, a White House spokeswoman said, “We’ve ...
Conservative Group Uncovers New Roots of the IRS Scandal
A group of lawyers who have been investigating the origins of the IRS scandal for the past year-and-a-half say they’ve uncovered the real roots of the IRS scandal — and they’ll surprise both liberals and conservatives alike.
The group, ...
Obama’s Latest Redistributionist Rhetorical Ploy Is an Insult to Taxpayers’ Intelligence
In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric — and disregard of reality.
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In Philadelphia, Paul Doubles Down on Anti-NSA Message
Philadelphia — As fans of Senator Rand Paul waited for their hero take the stage here this morning, one of Paul’s opening acts had a slip of the tongue.
“Are you not thrilled to meet candidate for president, Ron — excuse ...
President Obama, Not Green Enough for the Hardcore Greens
Once, “climate-change denier” referred to people who say that climate change isn’t happening, isn’t dangerous, or, if it is happening, not caused by human activity. But no more. Environmentalists are purging their own ranks to get rid of ...
Will the Real Don Draper Please Stand Up?
The much anticipated finale of Mad Men, Matt Weiner’s critically acclaimed series, had its moments of humor and drama. But, with perhaps one or two exceptions, the ending was not just a disappointment; it was a betrayal of the ...
A Success against the Islamic State, in Perspective
Friday was a good day for the world and a bad day for the Islamic State (ISIS).
In a typically meticulous operation, Delta Force operators were flown into eastern Syria and then stormed an IS compound. Meeting resistance, they killed ...
What Having a Dog Can Teach You about Life
Editor’s Note: The following article is excerpted from the new book The Dadly Virtues (Templeton).
Here is wisdom:
Have a kid? Get a dog. Want a kid? Get a dog.
Don’t want a dog? Get a cat, which ...
Oh Brother, Why Art Thou Even Running?
So there’s this story going around, surely a piece of fiction from a typically clueless Hollywood writer or something, that there’s a Republican candidate for president who is open to raising taxes, who urged the confirmation of Loretta ...
Ask a Swedish Pro-Life Midwife about Her Country’s Reputation for Tolerance
Sweden is known for its spirit of consensus. We seek compromise, which often is the lowest common denominator of the majority view. This approach has led to a country with relatively few social conflicts but requiring a large degree of ...
Texas Shows How to Reduce Both Incarceration and Crime
The Atlantic’s David Frum in a piece May 11 asked a question that has been a discussion across the spectrum of criminal-justice scholars for decades: Can America have fewer prisoners without more crime?
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God and Man at Georgetown
Fort Wayne, Ind. — “I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.”
It wasn’t because Barack Obama was critiquing religious conservatives that I thought of this observation from Dorothy Day. It so ...
Stephanopoulos’s Long, Long Record of Loyal Service to the Clintons
If George Stephanopoulos had simply donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation while also serving as one of its favorite media panelists, the controversy over his conflicts of interest would be much less. Stephanopoulos would be guilty of a clear error, but ...
Stephanopoulos Has Got to Go
What to think about George Stephanopoulos?
Some years ago, I worked with a young man who would later become momentarily infamous, during the season of Stephen Glass and Jayson Blair, when he was found to have fabricated aspects of stories ...
What a Majority-Minority Electorate Means for California’s Senate Race
This week, Loretta Sanchez, a Democratic House member from Orange County, Calif., announced that she will run for U.S. Senate in 2016. She’ll be running against Kamala Harris, California’s attorney general and by all accounts the prohibitive favorite.
Why the Left Will Never Talk about Its Real Agenda
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 (Unless your first name is “Reader” and you’re a woman, in ...
Will Anyone Ever Defend Banks?
One of the interesting nuggets coming out of the conservative sweep in the British elections was the failure of bank-bashing by the Labour party. Labour leader Miliband, who has since resigned, was anti-bank, anti-rich, and anti-business. It failed. And while ...
France, Standing Up to Russia
Some interesting international intrigue has been playing out in Europe. Russia’s the bad guy; the hero, improbably, is France.
Early last year, as you may remember, Russia invaded and annexed Crimea, and ginned up a separatist movement in Ukraine’...
En route to Jurassic Park way back when, I warned my screening pal: “When Spielberg decides to scare you, you’d better duck.” But the millions of people excited by the Internet trailer for George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury ...
At Last, the House Passes a Late-Term Abortion Bill
The House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, thank God. And thank John Boehner.
This is the bill that would ban abortions if the unborn child is 20 weeks or older. The bill was supposed to be passed by the ...
Obama’s Ludicrous Middle East Policy
The Middle East is in meltdown.
The Syrian civil war is unrestrained. Tens of thousands have died. Saudi Arabia and Turkey are considering direct intervention. Syria’s mayhem threatens to spill into Lebanon, and in Beirut, Iran and Hezbollah wage ...
What if the World’s Most Expensive Fighter Planes Can’t Defeat Our Enemies?
On April 15, 1953, North Korean Po-2 biplanes strafed a U.S. Army tent on Chodo Island, off the Korean mainland. The attack killed two U.S. servicemen.
Remarkably, that night, more than 60 years ago, was the last time a U.S. ...
A Third-Class Temperament
Like cult members who awake to find their leader swigging gin and squirreling money into a Swiss bank account, liberals are rubbing their eyes in disbelief at President Obama’s behavior. The figure they worshipped so fervently and for so ...
Obamacare Exchanges on Life Support
At a recent White House science fair celebrating inventors, a Girl Scout who helped design a Lego-powered page-turning device asked President Obama what he had ever thought up or prototyped. Stumbling for an answer, he replied:
“I came up with ...
Democrats Get a Taste of Obama’s Arrogance
These are not good times for the Republic (and if you laughed or scratched your head at me calling America a republic, I rest my case).
#ad#But they are amusing times, at least for those of us capable of ...
Hillary’s 20-20 Iraq War Hindsight
You can’t be more straightforward: “Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?” Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked presumptive GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush about the Iraq War. Without hesitation, Bush replied: “I would have.”
GOP Budget Scrooges Didn’t Cause the Amtrak Wreck
Tuesday’s fatal Amtrak derailment created an instant cacophony of voices that blamed the wreck on a lack of infrastructure spending.
After investigators revealed that the train was traveling 106 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone and that Congress has ...
Raven Symone Verbally Abused for Wanting Rosa Parks on $20 Bill Instead of Harriet Tubman
Former Cosby Show star Raven Symone said that she would rather see Rosa Parks on the $20 bill than Harriet Tubman — which people apparently interpreted as her saying that she hates Tubman and therefore deserved to be verbally abused on Twitter.
Bolton Passes on Presidential Run
Former U.S. ambassador John Bolton announced today that he will not run for president, though he may still use his super PAC and nonprofit organizations to ensure that a national-security hawk wins the Republican nomination.
“The people that want ...
School Choice Reaches a Tipping Point
Arkansas’s recent enactment of a school-choice voucher law is highly symbolic. As the 25th state to adopt school choice, Arkansas became the tipping point in the national debate about the idea. Indeed, soon afterwards, Nevada and Montana became the 26...
Obama’s Continuing War against D.C. Kids
For the seventh year in a row, President Obama has proposed defunding the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, a school-choice program that allows inner-city students in the nation’s capital to escape failing and often dangerous public schools.
As Stephen ...
The Court Should Finish What It Started in the Fisher Case
Earlier this year, the lawyers for Abigail Fisher asked the Supreme Court to grant review — again — of her lawsuit challenging the University of Texas’s use of racial and ethnic preferences in its admissions. The Court will consider whether to ...
Could the GOP Really See a Brokered Convention in 2016?
Ask around and you’ll hear a consistent theme from political strategists in the Republican party: The 2016 primary is wide open.
“It is by far the most interesting presidential year since I’ve been involved [in Republican politics],” says Steve ...
Why America Was Indispensable to the Allies’ Winning World War II
May 8 marked the end of World War II in Europe 70 years ago — a horrific conflict that is still fought over by historians.
More than 60 million people perished — some 50 million of them in Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, and China.
House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban
House Republicans passed a bill banning most abortions after 20-weeks, when in utero babies can feel pain, by a 242-184 vote.
“Exactly 2 years ago to the day, one Kermit Gosnell was convicted of killing a mother and murdering innocent, late ...
The Shameful Rush to Blame the Amtrak Crash on our ‘Infrastructure Crisis’
First responders had not finished combing the wreckage of Tuesday night’s Amtrak derailment for bodies when the liberal outlet Vox posted:
Alarming headline, exploitative disaster photo. The only thing missing is a picture of a grinning Ted Cruz.#ad#
Three Recent Lawsuits Challenge the ‘Rape Crisis’ Storyline
Yes, there are victims of America’s alleged college “rape crisis.” There are the women who are actually raped — who experience among the worst of crimes and live with the psychological and sometimes physical consequences for the rest of their ...
How Should Jeb Bush Have Answered the Iraq War Question?
In a recent Fox News interview, Megyn Kelly asked former governor Jeb Bush this question: “On the subject of Iraq, knowing then what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?” Bush answered the question by saying that, knowing ...
Could U.S. Brinksmanship in the South China Sea Mean War with Beijing?
The security world is buzzing over a Wall Street Journal article yesterday that the Obama administration is considering sending U.S. naval vessels and military planes into the 12-mile territorial limit of China’s newly reclaimed islands in the South ...
Arab Leaders Diss Obama in His Latest National Embarrassment
This work-week barely had dawned before Obama’s latest national embarrassment came to light. Early Monday morning, word emerged that four of six invited heads of state from Gulf Arab nations would skip a summit with Obama at Camp David ...