Hillary Clinton Is Openly Promising to Amend Federal Gun Laws by Executive Order
My little corner of the political Internet is abuzz and aflutter today with the rather alarming news that the Democrats’ presidential front-runner, one Hillary Rodham Clinton, hopes to impose gun control by “executive order” if she wins. Here she is, ...
Schools Spend Tens of Thousands on Consultants to Make Recess ‘More Inclusive’
Two elementary schools in the Edina Public Schools district in Minnesota have spent $30,000 to hire “recess consultants” in order to make kids’ playtime “more inclusive.”
The two schools, Concord and Normandale Elementary, are receiving guidance from a firm called “Playworks” ...
John Kasich: Medicaid Expansion Is Type of Policy that Could Reduce Mass Shootings
John Kasich pointed to his controversial expansion of Medicaid in Ohio today as an example of the type of action government can take to prevent mass shootings.
“Look, part of the reason I expanded Medicaid is so people can get ...
Obama’s Weakness Fuels the Demand for Trump’s Strength
‘I never understood the appeal of Trump until I saw Kerry holding hands with Lavrov the day Putin started bombing secular rebels in Syria,” quipped former National Review news editor Dan Foster.
One of the less obvious assets of Donald ...
The EPA’s New Ozone Rule: Clear Costs, Hazy Benefits
Since 1980, ground-level ozone pollution has dropped by one-third, to a nationwide average level of 68 parts per billion (ppb) in 2014. But for the Environmental Protection Agency’s bureaucrats, that reduction isn’t enough. Thus, the agency announced its newest standard, which ...
Hillary Super PAC President: Rich Lowry 'Almost Treasonous' for Criticizing Obama
The president of the Hillary Clinton–affiliated super PAC Correct the Record, Brad Woodhouse, today called National Review editor Rich Lowry “almost treasonous” for criticizing President Obama.
Responding to a Bill Hemmer question about whether Vladimir Putin stuck “it in ...
Differences between the Right and the Left on Gun Control
Assuming that there are good and bad people on both the right and the left and that everyone is horrified by mass shootings, how is one to explain the great divide between the Right and the Left on the gun ...
If Your Town Is Failing, Just Go
The town where my parents grew up and where my grandparents lived no longer exists. Phillips, Texas, is a ghost town. Before that it was a company town, a more or less wholly owned subsidiary of the Phillips Petroleum Company. ...
Murphy Bill Is a Welcome Improvement to Mental-Health Policy
In the wake of yet another tragic mass shooting, gun controllers have been quick to proffer a catalogue of measures, none of which would have stopped last week’s shooting at Umpqua Community College — nor the murders in Tucson, Ariz., ...
Policy Reform That Comes From Outside (and in Spite of) Washington
Not all important public-policy reforms come from Washington. Really lasting reforms can percolate from the bottom up, brewed by citizens with a grievance pushing state and local governments to act.
Consider the case of Right to Try legislation. These are ...
Hillary Clinton’s Gun-Control Plan Is a Missed Opportunity
Buried amid the hyperbole and nonsense that stains Hillary Clinton’s newest gun-control plan are a couple of rather good ideas. The first: To expand the definition of “domestic abuse” so that guilty men do not fall through the cracks. “...
Hillary Clinton’s Speech Shows the Vulnerability of Religious Liberty
On Saturday morning, Hillary Clinton addressed the nation’s most influential gay-rights lobby, the Human Rights Campaign. It was a calculated appearance. Fearing that potential candidate Vice President Joe Biden’s Saturday-evening speech to the same group might outpace her ...
Disparate Outcomes Do Not Imply Discrimination
One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme “What’s Holding Women Back in the Workplace?”
Whenever some group is not equally represented ...
Boehner Sets Speaker’s Race, Delays Other Elections
Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) has scheduled the vote to replace him for the end of October and, in a blow to his lieutenants, delayed any ensuing leadership elections until after he steps down.
Boehner announced that the ...
It’s almost impossible to fathom what an unusual candidate Donald Trump is. Put aside his lack of political experience (except for his serial flirtations with running for president over the years). Never mind his violation of nearly every rule ...
Arne Duncan’s Dismal Record
On Friday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced he would be stepping down after nearly seven years on the job. This makes it a good moment to assess Duncan’s legacy, especially since his tenure has been shrouded by more ...
Can Bobby Jindal Catch Fire from Iowa?
Iowa City, Iowa — Bobby Jindal is still talking when they turn off the lights at the Celebration Farm. It is two and a half hours after his town hall started, and he has finally finished chatting with the very last ...
Muslim Face-Veil Controversy Boosts Canada’s Conservatives
Vancouver, British Columbia — Canada holds national elections on October 19, and the race there has taken a surprising turn. The ruling Conservative party is making political hay over a court decision that killed its ban on women wearing the niqab — or ...
Biden Greeted by Calls of ‘You Should Run!’ at Glitzy Gay-Rights Dinner
Vice President Joe Biden was given a thunderous reception as the keynote speaker at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual dinner on Saturday — particularly after the audience urged him to take a shot at a presidential run.
#ad#Biden was ...
Hillary Clinton Invites Ted Cruz to Gay-Pride Parade
Hillary Clinton ridiculed her Republican opponents during a Saturday speech before America’s preeminent gay-rights organization, poking fun at Ben Carson’s views on gay marriage and inviting Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) to a gay-pride parade.
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Before America’s pope-fever subsides, we should take a moment to wish a happy 250th birthday to Pope Gregory XVI — a pope to remember.
Two hundred fifty years ago, in September 1765, Gregory XVI-to-be was born to an aristocratic Italian family ...
In the Zombie World, Only the Conservative Survive
The Obama era is the era of the zombie. It is a strange irony that the politician of “hope and change” has presided over a pop-culture world dominated by shuffling, moaning, undead cannibals who mindlessly rule a post-government apocalyptic landscape. ...
50 Years of Immigration’s Unintended Consequences
Fifty years ago Saturday, Lyndon Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 into law. Though it has been modified since then, the bill — known as the Hart-Celler Act after its sponsors — established the paradigm for today’s immigration system.
McCarthy Could Face Serious Challenge from Chaffetz in Speaker's Race
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) may jump into the race to succeed outgoing Speaker John Boehner.
Since Boehner announced his upcoming resignation last Friday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has loomed as his presumptive ...
Australia’s 1996 Gun Confiscation Didn’t Work – And it Wouldn’t Work in America
Within hours of the gunfire falling silent on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Oregon Thursday, President Obama stepped up to a podium and declared that America should follow the path of our Anglosphere cousins to reduce gun violence.
Checkmate: The Economic Chess Masters Play a Losing Game
The Institute of Supply Management issued a study warning that American manufacturing growth had come to a standstill in September, and the Labor Department’s latest employment figures, the worst jobs report of the year, tell the same story from ...
Making the Domestic Energy Boom Work for America and Its Allies
The energy revolution can be harnessed not only to fuel dramatic economic growth, but also as a powerful geostrategic force multiplier to strengthen our own national security. The advantage of seizing this opportunity can be seen most clearly with respect ...
Stop Pretending that Ending Mass Shootings Is a Matter of ‘Common Sense’
Yesterday, another horrendous and tragic shooting occurred on an American college campus. I will hold off conjecturing about the shooter, how he obtained his weapons, and whether he was able to evade existing restrictions to acquire his guns and ammunition.
In Twelve-Minute Speech to America on Oregon Mass Shooting, Obama Refers to Himself 28 Times
Less than six hours after the mass shooting today in Roseburg, Ore., President Obama called a press conference to demand new gun laws, a move he predicted would spur critics to accuse him of politicizing the issue. If they don’...
The Walk and The Martian Go Where Hacks Have Gone Before
Every American mourns 9/11 in their own way, but Robert Zemeckis’s The Walk is aggravating because it pretends to honor the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center as symbols of hope, ambition, and roguish individual will but offers only ...
Another Secret Service Scandal — This One’s Not Just About Sex or Drugs
Let’s not shy away from what the Secret Service actually was up to in the matter of its illegal spying on Representative Jason Chaffetz: conspiracy to commit blackmail against a member of Congress.
Representative Chaffetz has been investigating the ...
They hugged. Kim Davis asked in advance whether it would be okay to hug the pope and was told yes. So she hugged him and he hugged her back.
Preach incessantly. Use words when necessary.
#ad#The Left was confused, ...
Media Whitewash of Planned Parenthood
‘I’d say a lot of people want liver.”
The propagandists of Planned Parenthood don’t want you to remember that earlier this summer the group apologized for the “tone” of one of its top officials, Deborah Nucatola, who casually ...
On Planned Parenthood, the GOP Is Overmatched
If for some reason you needed additional evidence that the Republican party is deeply incompetent, unprepared, uncoordinated, and inexcusably lazy, then try watching Cecile Richards’s appearance in front of Congress earlier this week.
Now, I get that these kinds ...
Putin’s Air Strikes in Syria Are Merely the Latest Example of the Obama Doctrine’s Failure
If the humiliation of the Obama administration continues at this rate, by this time next week you should expect to see Secretary of State John Kerry on all fours at the United Nations, getting paddled by the Russian foreign minister ...
Russia hits Assad’s foes, angering U.S.
— Headline, Wall Street Journal, October 1
If it had the wit, the Obama administration would be not angered, but appropriately humiliated. President Obama has, once again, been totally outmaneuvered by Vladimir Putin. Two ...
The Right to Bear Arms Is Not a Relic of the Slave-Owning South
Another day, another attempt at guilt by association. This time the topic is guns, and the guilt is being wrung from that perennial favorite, slavery. The carrying of firearms, Saul Cornell and Eric M. Ruben argue over at The Atlantic, ...
Contrary to Media Spin, Public Support for Planned Parenthood Continues to Erode
On Monday, the Washington Post ran a story about public opinion toward Planned Parenthood. According to a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, the shocking videos released by the Center for Medical Progress have purportedly resulted in little change ...
New Poll Exposes Undecided Voters’ Deep Dissatisfaction with the Obama Agenda
The results of our most recent national monthly omnibus poll show some important trends:
Two thirds of all voters, 64 percent, still say the country is on the wrong track. Only 28 percent say it’s headed in the right direction.
Hillary Clinton, Bane of the Secret Service
‘Good morning, ma’am,” a member of the uniformed Secret Service once greeted Hillary Clinton.
“F*** off,” she replied.
That exchange is one among many that active and retired Secret Service agents shared with Ronald Kessler, author of First Family ...
Carly Fiorina as Secretariat
To wrap up the second GOP debate on September 16, candidates were asked what Secret Service code names they’d choose if elected president. Carly Fiorina’s response was “Secretariat.”
Secretariat, of course, is the legendary racehorse whose prolific ...
Getting Rich off Climate Extremism
It would seem to go without saying, but: Before accusing myriad individuals and organizations of defrauding the American people, it’s advisable to make sure you are not currently doing the same.
With that in mind, meet Jagadish Shukla, professor ...
Hillary Clinton’s Misguided Regulatory War on Pharmaceutical Companies
Following hedge-fund manager Martin Shkreli’s controversial decision to dramatically hike prices for Daraprim, an orphan HIV drug for which he recently acquired the intellectual-property rights, 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton began a capricious war on pharmaceutical companies, vowing to place ...
Hillary Knew the Dangers of Private E-Mail but Didn’t Let That Stop Her
The use of personal e-mail was pervasive among Hillary Clinton’s senior staff, at least according to an e-mail released yesterday by the State Department in response to Freedom of Information Act requests. That e-mail shows that Hillary and her ...
Is It Time for the Navy to Reassess the Importance of the Aircraft Carrier?
The Navy’s operations, on which the sun never sets, are the nation’s nerve endings, connecting it with the turbulent world. Although the next president may be elected without addressing the Navy’s proper size and configuration, for four ...
Apparently, 'Sweat-Shaming' Is a Thing Now
It’s not just slut-shaming and fat-shaming anymore. Now, you also have to worry about “sweat-shaming” — that is, basically acknowledging that someone is sweating — because doing so is sexist.
At least that’s the point that Amy Roe tries to ...
Pope’s Meeting with Kim Davis Is a Huge Endorsement of Religious Freedom
The reports are true. The Left’s favorite pope met with the Left’s most-hated county clerk. The world’s most powerful and influential religious leader met with Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, reportedly thanking her for her courage and ...
Will Voters Buy Donald Trump’s New Attack on Rubio’s Voting Record?
Among the many turbulent moments that Donald Trump contributed to the September 16th Republican-primary debate, one in particular stood out. “I,” Trump griped after Marco Rubio delivered a particularly withering put-down, “am not sitting in the United States Senate with, ...
Mia Love to Cecile Richards: Why Does Planned Parenthood Object to Using Taxpayer Funds to Help Women Receive Mammograms?
Representative Mia Love (R., Utah) yesterday pinned down Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards on why her organization objects to losing taxpayer subsidies if those funds are redirected to health centers where women can receive mammograms. The exchange took place during ...
Democrats Used Reconciliation to Pass Obamacare. We Should Do the Same to Repeal It
Patient costs are up. Access to doctors is down. Co-ops are going bankrupt, and insurance companies have already asked Uncle Sam for a taxpayer-funded bailout.
Five years have passed since former speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) infamously ...
Politicians on Solving Mass Shootings: Shoot First, Aim Later
In the immediate aftermath of the horrible mass slaying in Roseburg, Ore., politicians were quick to call for new laws ostensibly to prevent such tragedies from occurring again. Speaking only hours after the shootings, President Obama made an emotional appeal ...
Server Company Employee Saw ‘Shady' Cover-Up behind Clinton’s Requests
An employee of Platte River Networks, the Colorado tech company that managed Hillary Clinton’s private server, worried they were inadvertently “covering up some shaddy [sic] shit” by heeding Clinton’s request to reduce the number of e-mails stored on ...
The Second Amendment Is One Supreme Court Justice from Repeal
In August, my colleague Charlie Cooke wrote an epic rant daring the Left to stop talking about repealing the Second Amendment and start doing it. Introduce the repeal to Congress, work it through the states, and tell the American people ...
Clinton Campaign Fraying over ‘Lost Cause’ New Hampshire
Mixed messages and hand-wringing over Hillary Clinton’s New Hampshire prospects are splitting her campaign, and may cause it to pull out of the state altogether.
According to a Tuesday report from Politico, some Clinton insiders and DC-based fundraisers are ...
Ivy League Prof Calls Ben Carson a ‘Coon’
A professor at the University of Pennsylvania called presidential candidate Ben Carson a “coon” because he said he’s cool with NASCAR flying Confederate flags during races if that’s what its fans want.
“If only there was a ‘coon ...
On Taxes, Trump Is No Reagan
President Ronald Reagan is invoked incessantly by conservative commentators and politicians, but never more so than when the subject is taxes. And so it was when Donald Trump released his plan for tax reform. Several conservative commentators have done Trump ...
Why the Iran Deal Ensures War
There are several scenarios the Obama administration may be entertaining as it pursues its diplomacy in the Middle East. It may believe that the new agreement with Iran will lead to “engagement” with reform-minded theocrats. The idea is that this ...
The Republican Base Would Welcome the Right Messages on Energy Policy
Even as Democratic candidates for president prattle endlessly about energy issues – Hilary Clinton couldn’t resist a dig at the Keystone XL pipeline during her Saturday Night Live appearance — most Republicans have had little to say about them. This probably ...
Goodbye, McKinley: The Rise and Fall of Names
With a stroke, President Obama changed the name of Mount McKinley to “Denali.” “Denali” is an Indian name, or indigenous name. “McKinley,” obviously, is not. No doubt, Obama thought he was “bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice.” (...
Hillary’s Gun-Control Non Sequiturs
Hillary Clinton has a new gun agenda that is the same as the old gun agenda.
#ad#We all are appalled and heartsick over the country’s mass shootings, which aren’t any less shocking for their routine occurrence. But ...
Op Ed: Hating Pumpkin-Spice Lattes Is Sexist
According to a Swarthmore College student’s op-ed, the real reason that people make fun of pumpkin-spice lattes is that our society thinks everything girls like is stupid because “girls don’t get to have valid emotions.”
“It all comes ...
Media Coverage Foments Copycat Suicides, Including Mass-Shooter Suicides
I won’t name him because it’s what he wanted. Earlier this year, the deranged 26-year-old gunman who snuffed out the lives of nine innocent human beings before taking his own life on the campus of Umpqua Community College ...
Michael Moore: ‘Sexism’ in Hollywood Is a ‘Form of Apartheid’
According Michael Moore, the lack of female directors in Hollywood isn’t just kind of sexist but actually “a form of apartheid.”
During a Q&A session at the New York Film Festival on Sunday, Moore expressed absolute horror and ...
An Education-Reform Benefit for the Middle Class
With American children now back in school, presidential candidates and their policy advisers are doing their own homework by developing their policy platforms for 2016, including what to do with federal education policy.
This gives Republicans an opportunity to offer a ...
How the U.S. Should Respond to the Russian Offensive in Syria
‘We need a course of action. We are going to have to commit to something.”
That’s how Jim Reese, former Delta commander, described his take on U.S. policy in Syria, speaking with National Review yesterday. Reese’s point ...
Elizabeth Warren’s Wall Street Double Standard
Senator Elizabeth Warren claimed another scalp in her fight against the finance industry’s influence on Washington last week.
#ad#After years on the warpath against Wall Street, the Massachusetts Democrat set her sights on the left-leaning Brookings Institution. She ...
The Pope and Gospel Power
Pope Francis came and went, and our headlines — apart for the ones about his visit — remained the same. The House seemed to miss an opportunity in Planned Parenthood hearings to make progress in our intractable abortion debate. Oregon families mourned ...
Don’t Play the Shooters’ Game
We’ve been here before. The worst massacre at an American school wasn’t at Columbine or Newtown, it wasn’t recent, and it didn’t involve an angry young misfit with a duffel bag full of guns. It happened ...
The Hubble Telescope’s Replacement Will Look for Clues to the Universe’s Origin
Baltimore — Twinkling stars are pretty but, for astronomers, problematic. Twinkles are caused by the interference of Earth’s atmosphere with light radiating throughout the breathtakingly beautiful and unimaginably violent universe. In 1990, however, the Hubble telescope went into orbit 370 miles above ...
The Harm Political Buffoons Do
Buffoonery is clownishness. The word comes from buffare, Italian for puffing out one’s cheeks, as comics have done since antiquity. Political buffoonery involves gross rhetoric and slapstick histrionics. Up until now, the American body politic has had reasonably effective ...
Hillary’s Server Is the Smoking Gun!
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Dear Reader (including Kevin McCarthy, who may be too busy putting a cast on ...
Why We Shouldn’t Intervene in Syria
The Vacuum, that is. That’s the Beltway fairy tale about how Syria was teeming with secular-democratic Muslim moderates ready and willing not only to topple the barbarous Bashar al-Assad regime but simultaneously to rout al-Qaeda. They ...
The Coming Defeat of NATO
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, established in 1949, has 28 members devoted to the idea of collective security. Prediction: By the time President Obama leaves office in 2017, the NATO pledge of mutual defense in response to aggression will have been exposed as ...
Obama Jabs Clinton on Syria Strategy: ‘Difference Between Running for President and Being President’
President Obama took a shot at Hillary Clinton on Friday for supporting a “half-baked” no-fly zone in response to Russia’s airstrikes in Syria, suggesting that her plan was driven more by political concerns than practical reality.
#ad#During a ...
The story coming from Umpqua Community College is by now a familiar one: the socially and romantically frustrated young man, almost certainly mentally disturbed; the channeling of that mental perturbation into various political and ideological enthusiasms, in this case ranging ...
Will Roseburg Prompt a ‘National Conversation’ on Anti-Christian Bigotry?
The reports are multiplying — the gunman who killed ten people in Roseburg, Ore., yesterday did, in fact, target Christians during his shooting spree. The brother of victim Autumn Vicari told NBC News that the shooter told his victims to stand ...
McCarthy's Path to Speaker May Not Be as Clear as It Seems
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) is hardly a lock to be voted into the speaker’s office, according to several of the conservative lawmakers who precipitated John Boehner’s resignation.
#ad#McCarthy’s supporters expect the fractious conservatives ...
What Does Obama Know about the Clinton E-mail and Foundation Scandals, and When Did He Learn It?
‘What did the president know and when did he know it?”
That now-iconic question was asked by Senator Howard Baker, vice chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee, to President Nixon’s White House counsel John Dean on June 29, 1973.
Elizabeth Warren Claims Another Scalp
This week, the hero of the Democratic Party’s liberal activists — Elizabeth Warren — forced the resignation of Robert Litan, a distinguished scholar from the center-left Brookings Institution. Her actions deserve attention because they suggest the tactics she might employ if ...
The five days Pope Francis just spent so busily in America – following a schedule of high-pressure meetings, talks, addresses, quick visits, walking tours, parades, very public Masses, and much else (a schedule that would have exhausted a much younger man) – ...
Charlie Crist’s Nonexistent Legal Career
Seven years ago, Charlie Crist was rumored to be on the short list of candidates for the Republican vice-presidential nomination. Today, Crist is no longer a Republican, and he’s been out of elected office for almost five years. He ...
Flawed Candidates Keep Majority Leader's Race Close
A potential nail-biter is shaping up in the race for majority leader of the House. Contributing to the suspense is the sense among GOP lawmakers that both House Budget Committee chairman Tom Price (Ga.) and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (...
The bride, Edda, was 20, glamorous, and well connected. The groom came from a prominent family. Their wedding was Italy’s social event of the year in 1930. If the occasion was marred in any way, it was through the inability of ...
The Dogs That Aren’t Barking in the 2016 Campaign
Sherlock Holmes famously solved the mystery of Silver Blaze by noting the dog that didn’t bark in the night. It strikes me that in this wild and wooly campaign cycle there have been numerous dogs not barking in the ...
It’s the Abortion, Stupid
If there’s one thing Republicans established at this week’s Planned Parenthood hearing, it is that the organization’s CEO, Cecile Richards, makes more than $500,000 — and probably deserves a raise.
#ad#Judging by the hearing, the only thing more ...
Jeb's Fight with Rubio Gets Personal
It’s a moment Republican onlookers always knew would come, though they did not know precisely when: The long-simmering tension between former Florida governor Jeb Bush and his one-time protégé, Florida senator Marco Rubio, has become a public spat. ...
Correcting the New York Times’s Absurd Vision of the Modern Man
Yesterday, the New York Times published a list of “27 Ways to Be a Modern Man.” The Times’s attempt to reach out to metropolitan pseudo-intellectuals too highbrow for cat memes and Saved by the Bell gifs is so absurd as ...
Obama’s Cluster of Mistakes in Syria
In the movie Heartbreak Ridge, Clint Eastwood plays Marine gunnery sergeant Tom Highway. At one point, Highway is asked to assess a battle-readiness exercise. His response is priceless. But if we’re to believe Nancy Youssef (and I do), as ...
Netanyahu Slams U.N. over Its Silence on Iran's Threats of Another Holocaust
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu today chose silence to convey his outrage over the United Nations’ own “deafening silence” regarding Iran’s repeated vows to murder every Jew.
Netanyahu read from a new book Iran’s supreme leader authored after ...
Reform Higher-Ed Accreditation for the 21st Century
We all have our own American Dreams. Some of us aspire to be chief executive officers or the owners of our own small businesses. Others aspire to be talented teachers or skilled engineers. No matter the dream, we all want ...
On Immigration, Fighting the Last War
Donald Trump’s call for a wall along the whole 2,000-mile border with Mexico has gotten a lot of immigration hawks excited. I understand the emotional appeal of his proposal, but it addresses what is actually the least serious vulnerability ...
Pope Francis Gets to Know America
It was wheels up Sunday night after a busy week in the United States for Pope Francis. A few days after the trip, which included an unprecedented papal address to a joint session of Congress, a speech to the United ...
In Syria, Russia and Iran Reap the Harvest of Obama’s Failed Foreign Policy
The situation in Syria could hardly get more desperate. With more than half the population displaced and 300,000 people dead, the civil war in Syria is the greatest humanitarian disaster of our time. But Syria is also a profound challenge to ...
Pope Francis’s Hypocritical Politicking
Unpopular though it may be to say so, I, for one, grew exhausted by the non-stop pronouncements/commentaries of Pope Francis. The spiritual leader of 1 billion Catholics — roughly half of the world’s Christians — Francis just completed a high-profile, endlessly ...
Classified Clinton E-mails Skyrocket in Latest Document Dump
The number of classified e-mails contained in the State Department’s releases of Hillary Clinton’s correspondence appears to be increasing dramatically. The 215 classified e-mails found in the latest tranche of Clinton e-mails, released Wednesday, surpass the 185 found in all ...
GOP’s Inept Planned Parenthood Hearings Were a Disgrace
Dear Republican Members of Congress,
Consider this an intervention. You guys do not understand how to hold a decent hearing. Hillary Clinton danced away from your Benghazi questions like Muhammad Ali. Your threats to hold more hearings on Planned Parenthood ...
E-mail: Hillary Clinton Lashed Out at Staff over Gay-Friendly Passports
In September 2015, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton styles herself as a staunch defender of gay rights — particularly gay parental rights. “I’m proud of you!” she told a gay man last April, after he explained how he and his partner ...
New York’s city council has taken it upon itself to posthumously honor Ethel Rosenberg, a Soviet spy who helped, in her modest way, the worldwide Communist enterprise to murder some 100 million people.
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer was joined ...
Defense Secretary Carter: Russia ‘Pouring Gasoline on the Fire’ with Syria Strikes
In a Wednesday press conference at the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter accused Russia of “pouring gasoline on the fire” by opening a long-term aerial campaign against the enemies of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, warning that the Kremlin risks ...
The Pope Didn’t Attack Capitalism in His U.S. Visit
Pope Francis’s visit to Cuba and the United States last week was another tour de force, and he remains the supremely agile and likeable incumbent on a high-wire where he is admired by a full range of Catholic opinion, ...