Calling the Next Great American Author . . .
From our friends at Taliesin Nexus, for creative types who love liberty:
Calling the next great American author! If that’s you, then September 9 – 11, 2016, have us fly you out to New York City, put you up in a hotel, and ...
If Mike Pence’s acceptance speech this evening was any indication, Trump was wise to submit his VP judgment to Paul Manafort and the “professionals.” The Indiana governor delivered a well-written, if overlong, speech that did what it needed to ...
Paul Ryan gave two speeches in Cleveland tonight. The first was a half-hearted attempt to put a positive sheen on the nomination Ryan himself gaveled in two hours earlier. The GOP, he said, remains “the party of Lincoln,” and this ...
Paul Ryan’s Ground-Level Anti-Poverty Effort
When Antong Lucky was growing up, his South Dallas neighborhood was dominated by Crips. But in his teens, he decided to try something different: He became a Blood, the first in Dallas. What followed — drugs, money, violence, prison — is a ...
Racist Baristas Responsible for Surge in U.S. Soccer Fandom
This is a downright doozy of a lede:
For the stunted American male, frustrated with the changing demographics of the country and gripped by the belief that his days on top are coming to an end, there may be no ...
More Hypocrisy from Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter began as a movement about ending fear — the fear that many black Americans feel when it comes to interacting with law enforcement. That fear may or may not be justified, but it’s real, and a society ...
Hillary Clinton Lied about Her E-mail — The FBI Proved It
On March 10, 2015, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton held a press conference at the United Nations to address questions surrounding her use of a private e-mail account during her tenure at the State Department. The relevant portion of that speech ...
No, Loretta Lynch Is Not 'Recusing Herself' from Emailgate
Big News, via the New York Times: “Lynch to Accept Guidance of F.B.I. in Clinton Email Inquiry”:
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch plans to announce on Friday that she will accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and the F....
Liberal Cosmopolitans Lash Out at the Shattering of Their Worldview
If Brexit’s critics are right, the European Union should be glad to be rid of the United Kingdom.
In the wake of the U.K.’s decision to withdraw from the EU, the anti-Brexit crowd has leaped to explain ...
House Democrats Throw Tantrum, Eat Granola Bars
More than 40 Democrats are currently staging a “sit-in” in the House chamber. “Staging” is the appropriate term, because this is not political “action”; it’s political theater. The refusal of the House’s Republican leadership to bring up a gun-control ...
What Was Scrubbing Mentions of ISIS from the Orlando 911 Transcript Supposed to Accomplish?
It’s almost like they think we’re idiots.
On Monday, the Department of Justice released a (very) partial transcript of Omar Mateen’s call to 911 during his attack in Orlando. It read like something from An American Carol:
Early Sunday morning, a deplorable man massacred 49 people in an Orlando gay club in what, it is universally accepted, was an “act of hate.” Perhaps that’s true. It’s also irrelevant.
At First Things, editor Rusty Reno explains why “...
Did Angela Corey Pull a Fast One in Her Campaign for State Attorney in Florida?
No one sweated the long, hot summer of 2013 more than George Zimmerman — except, perhaps, the state attorney from Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit, Angela Corey, who had been handpicked by state attorney general Pam Bondi to prosecute the case. That ...
Libertarians Let It All Hang Out in Florida
Orlando, Fla. — It’s a big weekend for the Libertarian party, supposedly. The two major American political parties have nominated as their candidates for president a crook and a clown, a chunk of each party is in revolt, and there’...
Surprise: Louisiana’s Democratic Governor Goes After School Vouchers, Despite His Campaign Promise
Earlier this month, Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards declared that his state’s budget crisis “threatens our future and the future of our children.” Now he’s making sure it does. As a way of helping close Louisiana’s budget ...
Emails between Pro-RICO Climate Scientists Made Public
Last fall, I wrote about Jagadish Shukla, professor of climate dynamics at George Mason University, head of the school’s Institute of Global Environment and Society (which he has used to pocket $5.6 million since 2001), and the lead author of a ...
Paglia on 'Free Speech & the Modern Campus'
Thank your preferred deity for Camille Paglia, who, if not always right, has the virtue of being unfailingly interesting. At The Smart Set, a publication of Drexel University’s Pennoni Honors College, Paglia has a new essay entitled “Free Speech & ...
How Donald Trump Mainstreamed Conspiracy-Mongering
The future of American politics is here, and it’s crazy — maybe literally.
On Tuesday morning, Donald Trump suggested that Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael, may have had something to do with the assassination of John F. Kennedy. “His father ...
Mindless Media Pitch Trump to a Mindless Electorate
In Politico, Campbell Brown, a longtime correspondent and anchor with NBC and CNN, offers a lamentation for her profession: “Do we really matter,” she asks — “we” meaning television news in the year 2016 — “except as a free-media platform for a presidential ...
Hunter Baker’s Religious-Liberty Mission
‘I do not think it is adequately appreciated just how serious a crisis it is when an individual is caught between Christ and Caesar.” Hunter Baker knows whereof he speaks; his life so far has been devoted to thinking through ...
Ted Cruz’s College Roommate from Hell
Some people never grow out of college. Meet Craig Mazin, currently America’s most famous roommate.
Mazin is an alumnus of Princeton University, class of 1992, and he has done well for himself. He’s a former Walt Disney executive and ...
Trump’s Virtual Lynch Mob
Call it a high-tech lynching.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s being shut out in Colorado — final delegate count: Ted Cruz, 34; Trump, 0 — his fans have formed virtual mobs, and on Sunday a particularly passionate Twitter user tweeted out the ...
In case there was any doubt that Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is deserving of America’s opprobrium, reporter Patricia Murphy offers further evidence in her chronicle, up today at the Daily Beast, of Lewandowski’s time heading up Americans ...
Trump and Cruz: A Tale of Two Campaigns, One of Which Is Competent
Earlier this week, the Washington Post released an “Internal Campaign Memorandum” penned by Trump campaign senior adviser Barry Bennett. Entitled “Digging through the Bull S[***]” and addressed to “Corey and Team,” the memo reads less like an internal communiqué than ...
The Racist Moral Rot at the Heart of the Alt-Right
Last week, Breitbart writers Allum Bokhari and Milo Yiannopoulos took it upon themselves to pen an apologia for the “Alternative Right,” or Alt-Right — the grab bag of ostensibly right-wing anti-liberal ideologies whose disciples, of late, are thrilling to the rise ...
It's Time for Conservatives to Blackball Donald Trump
And just like that, the Republican presidential contest has veered into Todd Akin territory.
In a taped Wisconsin townhall with MSNBC voters, set to air Wednesday evening, Donald Trump says that, if abortion becomes illegal in the United States, the ...
Trump's Louisiana Delegate Conspiracy Theory
As Rich explores today on the homepage, the latest Donald Trumpertantrum is over the delegate count in Louisiana, where — despite winning by four points earlier this month — Trump is likely to leave with ten fewer delegates than Ted Cruz. The ...
Welcome to Our Post-Literate Political Culture
Donald Trump’s decision not only to threaten Ted Cruz’s wife but, now, to double down and mock her is the most loathsome moment yet in a campaign characterized by vulgarity and bullying. About Trump’s penchant for bullying ...
Accepting defeat with his usual grace, Donald Trump took the occasion of his loss in Utah on Tuesday evening . . . to attack Ted Cruz for an anti-Trump ad he had nothing to do with, and to threaten Cruz’s wife:
On April 14, 1852, Lloyd and Lodisa Frizzell and their four sons, with “five yoke of cattle one pony & sidesaddle” in tow, departed their home, on the Little Wabash River in southeastern Illinois, for California. Seventy-two days into their voyage, Lodisa would ...
The Buck Stops . . . Over There. Like Obama, Trump Always Blames Others.
Donald Trump’s supporters are tired of excuses. Real leaders are accountable for their actions, they say. They like the Donald’s own counsel, from February 2013: “Take responsibility for yourself — it’s a very empowering attitude.”
Except Trump has never ...
Donald Trump: The Post-Truth Candidate
On Thursday night, live in front of nearly 17 million Americans watching on national television, Donald Trump abandoned a central plank of the hawkish immigration platform that has helped propel him ever closer to the Republican presidential nomination.
The H-1B ...
GOP Nominee Donald Trump: A Preview
From my piece yesterday, in which I suggested that Donald Trump as the Republican nominee would be a gift from on high to Hillary Clinton and the Democrats:
It does not take a team of consultants to envision the general ...
NH Union Leader on Christie: 'Boy, Were We Wrong'
I don’t live anywhere near New Hampshire, but I just might take out a Union Leader subscription. On Monday night, the Granite State’s foremost newspaper apologized for endorsing Chris Christie:
Boy, were we wrong.
We endorsed Chris Christie ...
Yes, Trump University Was a Massive Scam
Many people believe that higher education is a de facto scam. Trump University, Donald Trump’s real-estate institution, was a de jure one.
First thing first, Trump University was never a university. When the “school” was established in 2005, the New ...
Donald Trump Thinks American Workers Aren’t Good Enough for the Trump Organization
The news that Donald Trump turned down 94 percent of American job applicants to his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., in favor of foreign workers brought in under the H-2B visa program should come as a surprise to absolutely ...
Among South Carolina Republicans who preferred above all else a candidate “who tells it like it is,” 77 percent voted for Donald J. Trump.
That is astonishing, given that Donald Trump’s entire life has been an extended exercise in deception.
The Litigious — and Bullying — Mr. Trump
Tim O’Brien did not set out to write a conclusive assessment of Donald Trump’s wealth. But it was those three pages in a 275-page book that occasioned what is, even in the annals of frivolous Trump lawsuits, a ...
Trump: Scalia Murdered? 'Unusual Place to Find a Pillow'
It was only a matter of time. Donald Trump joined Michael Savage’s Tuesday radio show to talk about Antonin Scalia, and the result was . . . exactly what you’d expect:
Savage: Donald, I need to come back to the topic ...
Today in SCOTUS Scaremongering: Bush v. Gore, Redux?
Over at Rachel Maddow’s blog — I know, I know: “My one-stop shop for all penetrating legal analysis!” you’re thinking — Steve Benen runs through a few What if . . . ? scenarios following the death of Antonin Scalia, including this one:
Carly Fiorina: The Rare Republican Whose Bid for President Helped Her Party
The list of 2016 also-rans makes for a grim chronicle. There were the vanity candidates — Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum (add, soon: Ben Carson) — for whom self-interest outweighed the public interest. There were the heavyweights — Rick Perry, Scott Walker, and Bobby ...
In England, New Case of FGM Reported Every 109 Minutes
Here’s what an actual “war on women” looks like:
A case of female genital mutilation (FGM) is reported in England every 109 minutes new figures show – however experts warn this could be the “tip of the iceburg”.
The latest six ...
Pro-Abortion Colonialism in the Southern Hemisphere
The great blindness of progressives is that they think everyone wants to think like them.
Take abortion. There’s a to-do going on in Latin America over abortion at the moment — a periodic occurrence, since Latin America has some of ...
Democrats Might Rue Their Attempt to Coronate Hillary
If Hillary Clinton were in an actual horse race, she’d be at the glue factory today.
Consider: In an effectively two-way race for the Democratic nomination, the former first lady, U.S. senator, and secretary of state — vanquisher of ...
As Sanders and Trump Soar, Realignment Appears Imminent, on Both Left and Right
In Iowa, all eyes are on the Republicans, and understandably so. Ahead of Ted Cruz, a senator who memorized the United States Constitution in high school and who hails from a state so opposed to the prospect of an overbearing ...
Fox News Host Attacks George P. Bush, an Afghanistan Vet, for Not Serving in Iraq (UPDATED)
Well, this is embarrassing:
Curious, will your son George P. be joining the fight embedded in Iraq, Jeb? Oh wait, that’s right, he’s also planning to run for President.
— Andrea Tantaros (@AndreaTantaros) January 29, 2016
Besides being a generally repulsive ...
The Many Strange Inconsistencies and Occasional Outright Lies of Donald Trump’s Spokeswoman
In April 2009, Katrina Pierson was a disappointed Obama voter and, she emphasized, “just a mom,” when she made her first foray into politics: a seven-minute speech at the Dallas Tea Party Tax Day Rally. “No president is going to change ...
America’s Heroin Crisis Was Birthed by the Law of Unintended Consequences
Heroin is on a high right now.
In Rutland, Vt., Albuquerque, N.M., and Charleston, W. Va. — where in 2010 the mayor’s own son was arrested for heroin possession — scoring heroin doesn’t require knowing “somebody.” More and more it ...
And Ye Shall Know Them by Their Mudslinging
With Ted Cruz clinging to a narrow lead in the fast-approaching Iowa caucuses, an increasingly vocal chorus of evangelical leaders and campaign rivals is questioning the authenticity of the candidate’s vaunted Christian faith by pointing to his ...
From Your Lips to the DOJ’s Ears
Finally, something Hillary Clinton and Republicans can agree on:
“There should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail.” —Hillary #DemDebate
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 18, 2016
There’s not only the obvious irony — i.e., ...
Cruz & the Trump Trap: A Lesson to Conservatives
A tiny observation, to add to the pile: After Wednesday night, Trump supporters hate Ted Cruz. They hated him before, but now they really hate him. But they also hate Paul Ryan. Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan took basically opposite ...
Last night, Paul Ryan wrapped up his speech at the RNC with this: “What do you say that we unify this party?” It was the one line that garnered real, enthusiastic applause. But I cannot help spying some sleight-of-hand here.
Dear ACLU: Trump Isn't the Only Candidate Who Doesn't Respect the Constitution
Give Donald Trump this: He’s single-handedly got the ACLU rushing to the defense of the Constitution. Last week, ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero published: “Donald Trump: A One-Man Constitutional Crisis.” Now today appears “The Trump Memos,” a 27-page “...
NARAL: Isn't Abortion Just Hilarious?
If you’ve ever wondered what a “culture of death” looks like, NARAL Pro-Choice America is here to help. On Wednesday, the group released a parody of Jerry Seinfeld’s popular web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” entitled, yes, “...
No, Baton Rouge Was Not Tiananmen Square
A viral photo of a Black Lives Matter protester standing in front of a police barricade in Baton Rouge is being hailed as “iconic” and “legendary,” and the Huffington Post, among many others, says that the image “evokes Tiananmen Square”:
Comey and the Expansion of Cynicism
It turns out that, in an election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, James Comey’s lies are the worst of them all.
On Monday, the director of the FBI laid out an ironclad case that the former U.S. ...
A quick question. The relevant law in Hillary Clinton’s case — the law she broke, but, hey, #YOLO (to paraphrase Jim Comey) — is 18 U.S. Code § 793(f). That section reads, in full:
Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession ...
Loretta Lynch & Bill Clinton Meet Secretly, but Swear They're Totally Trustworthy
Hillary Clinton is currently the subject of the highest-profile national-security investigation in recent memory. She is also the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. She is also the wife of a former president (a Democrat). She is also a former member ...
Well, that’s convenient:
Three days after being ousted from the Donald Trump campaign, Corey Lewandowski is becoming a political commentator for CNN. [Via CNN Money]
CNN acknowledges that Lewandowski’s hiring “is bound to be controversial” — you know, given ...
Trump’s Fundraising Report Exposes His Scam Campaign
In the wake of Donald Trump’s apocalyptically bad fundraising report, a new word seems in order to describe the exercise in grift being played out on the national stage. Call it a scampaign.
The presumptive Republican nominee’s FEC ...
Conservatives Are Going to Have to Build a Better Internet
In the beginning, many conservatives believe, there was a free Internet. A paradise of forums unfettered by content guidelines or curators was available to anyone, of any opinion, and all day and all night robust dialogue flourished. But then came ...
Trump’s Outrageous Attack on Judge Curiel
It turns out that Donald Trump’s legal philosophy, such as it is, is like his philosophy of everything else: Donald Trump likes judges who like Donald Trump.
That’s the simplest way to explain his ongoing rhetorical savaging of ...
The Liberal Hypocrites Fighting the Koch Brothers on Campus
The success of America’s institutions of higher learning is thanks in no small part to the largesse of America’s most generous citizens — persons with names such as Rockefeller and Carnegie. That tradition continues today. But one of the ...
The Tom Wolfe novel-in-waiting that is the saga of Nicholas and Erika Christakis has come to a disgraceful close.
The Christakises, whose opposition to micromanaging students’ Halloween costumes launched a month of protests at Yale University last fall, will step ...
Global Magnitsky Act Set for Markup -- and a Showdown
Earlier this month, I wrote about the curious case of the Global Magnitsky Act, which, shortly after being scheduled for markup in the House Foreign Affairs Committee in April, disappeared from the committee’s agenda. The original Magnitsky Act, which ...
No, Most Republicans Aren’t for ‘Open Borders’
Paul Ryan is not for open borders. In the Year of Donald Trump, these are fighting words. They are also true. On his campaign website, the speaker of the House lists four principles that he believes should guide any attempt ...
Is Donald Trump Anti-Adoption?
Probably not. But according to Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson, Mitt Romney was a lousy choice for Republicans in 2012 because he was “pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, [and] pro-adoption.” (For the record, the first accusation is half-true — Romney flipped on the issue — and ...
Russian Propaganda Mysteriously Stalls a Human-Rights Act in Congress
The Kremlin has a long reach. Late last month, it reached right into the halls of Congress.
In December 2012, President Obama signed into law the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, which gives the federal government the ability to ...
Trump’s Followers Aren’t Interested in ‘Winning’ — They Want Heads to Roll
There will be blood.
On Tuesday night, Donald Trump swept the “Acela Corridor” primaries — Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Rhode Island — and made it more likely than ever that he will be the Republican nominee. Next week’s Indiana primary ...
The Power of the Bernie Brand
Strolling through the propaganda-laden streets of New York City, one wonders: Would Bernie Sanders be as big a deal if he had better hair?
All around — on buttons, on stickers, on signs, on t-shirts — is Bernie’s hair, that white ...
The Not-So-Nice Kasich, Killing GOP Hopes
First, there was Jim Gilmore. Then, there was Ben Carson. Now, there’s John Kasich. This Republican nomination cycle boasted a bumper crop of candidates with delusions of grandeur. Two of them, at least, had the sense to pack it ...
The Indiana governor’s office is currently fielding a deluge of phone calls from activists with “Periods for Pence.” Alas, the campaign has nothing to do with punctuation.
Last month, governor Mike Pence signed into law House Enrolled Act 1337, which ...
The PEN Is Mightier than the Boycott
Among the sponsors of the PEN American Center’s annual World Voices Festival, set for New York City at the end of the month, is the Israeli embassy. As you might expect, that has a number of literary types in ...
Hillary’s Democratic Party Is What an Actual ‘Establishment’ Looks Like
On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders won his sixth straight victory in the Democratic nominating contest with a 13-point victory over Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin. It doesn’t matter. Bernie Sanders is not going to be the Democratic nominee — Democrats will not ...
Democrats Like Corporate Free Speech Well Enough When They Agree with It
First, there was Chevron; now, there’s Exxon. The international oil-and-gas company is currently the target of two investigations — one by New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman, the second by California attorney general Kamala Harris. The prosecutors allege that Exxon “...
On Donald Trump and the Two-Bit Thugs Who Do His Bidding
There’s a long-observed adage in business: The key to success is hiring people better than you are. Today, the obverse principle was demonstrated: If you want to fail, hire like Donald Trump hires.
Earlier this morning, the Republican front-runner’...
Trump Loses Delegates under the Rules, So He Wants to Change the Rules
To the long list of subjects about which Donald Trump knows nothing – super PACs, tariffs, and Christianity, to name just a few — can now be added presidential elections. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Ted Cruz, despite losing ...
The Problem with Trumpism—According to Rush Limbaugh
The inimitable Rush Limbaugh has not endorsed any candidate, but he’s voiced no lack of sympathy for Donald Trump this election cycle, applauding an “outsider” who is rocking the “establishment.” Here’s Limbaugh in January, defending Trump for backing ...
On Tuesday morning, three bombs exploded in Brussels — two at the Zaventem Airport, a third at a central Metro station — killing at least 31 people and wounding 270 more. As a general matter, terrorist attacks are bad for everyone. Everyone, that is, ...
Trump’s Multi-Level Marketing Telecom Endorsement Is Another Example of His Terrible Judgement
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal last August on the subject of his relationship with ACN, formerly the “American Communications Network,” Donald Trump was unequivocal: “I do not know the company. I know nothing about the company other ...
Add Another Yuuge Failure to Trump’s Pile: The Trump Network
In 2009, lots of people were feeling vulnerable. The housing bubble had burst, taking with it millions of jobs. Pensions had vanished. Stocks were slumping. For a shrewd businessman, it was the perfect time for a get-rich-quick scheme.
Enter Donald Trump.
According to reports, Ben Carson is not formally suspending his campaign and will hold events for several more days, but he says he will not participate in Thursday’s GOP debate. Here is the official statement:
Super Tuesday fun fact: ...
Donald Trump Is Hillary Clinton’s Best Hope
Trump supporters opposed to bailouts ought to think twice before casting their vote. They’re about to bail out the Democrats.
Barack Obama has presided over the veritable collapse of the institutional Democratic party. Start with the statistics: Republicans have ...
The Rats Are Scurrying: Republican Officeholders Who Endorse Trump Are Sellouts
The arch-villain in Donald Trump’s storybook account of American politics is the Republican party. The malign forces of progressivism may have been on the march for the past several years. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have been hovering like ...
How the Workers Who Built Trump Tower Got a Raw Deal
In the 1980s, setting to work to erect his eponymous tower on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, Donald Trump hired undocumented Polish workers instead of Americans to avoid having to pay local, unionized, American workers their contracted wages and benefits. Last ...
How Much Widow-Burning Is Too Much?
From the Journal of Medical Ethics (or lack thereof), this week:
In order to better protect female children from the serious and long-term harms of some types of non-therapeutic FGA, we must adopt a more nuanced position that acknowledges a ...
The Playboy Bully of the Western World
Donald Trump is not content to bully the residents of just one continent, it seems.
In the mid 1990s, there was Vera Coking, the septuagenarian widow whom Donald Trump tried to squeeze out of her Atlantic City apartment to make ...
Why Shouldn't We Err on the Side of Life?
The Times applauds, naturally:
A Kentucky state representative believed that a new law requiring women to have a medical consultation 24 hours before having an abortion smacked of sexism.
So the lawmaker, Mary Lou Marzian, proposed a bill in the male-dominated ...
It Makes Perfect Sense that Donald Trump Is a 9/11 Truther
In South Carolina on Saturday night, Donald Trump turned into an Alex Jones Show caller.
“They lied!” said Trump, talking about the George W. Bush administration. “They said there were weapons of mass destruction, there were none [false]. And they ...
No Columbo Needed in Columbus Machete Attack
A man wielding a machete injured four people at a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday night before being shot dead by police, but authorities say that, while they are investigating the incident as a potential “lone wolf” terrorist attack, ...
Trump, Sanders, and the Politics of Envy
‘Money, it’s a crime,” said Pink Floyd. Or was that Bernie Sanders?
It might as well have been. “When the top one-tenth of 1 percent now owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent, that’s not fair,” Sanders ...
Iowa’s Transparently Dishonest Democratic Caucus
What a difference a fortnight makes.
Two weeks ago, Hillary Clinton was all about transparency. “We have to do a much better job of protecting Americans’ voting rights,” she wrote in a CNN op-ed on January 21. “What we need now [...
DeRay for Mayor — or You're Racist!
As if that city hadn’t suffered enough. Via the Baltimore Sun:
In a surprise move, civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson jumped into the already crowded contest for Baltimore mayor Wednesday night, shaking up the Democratic field minutes before the ...
Des Moines, IA – Republican frontrunner Donald Trump joined Second Christian Church for services on Sunday morning, hoping to cinch up Evangelical support in the run-up to the nation’s first electoral contest.
“I didn’t really want to go to ...
NY Ethics Commission Aims to Clean Up Albany by Abolishing First Amendment
An astonishing assault on the First Amendment, courtesy of the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics:
The board in charge of cleaning up Albany extended its claws into newsrooms Tuesday, requiring public-relations consultants to report as lobbyists if ...
Trump: Some Questions Iowa Evangelicals Need to Ask
Donald Trump, the billionaire playboy from Queens, may be about to triumph at the polls in famously Evangelical Iowa. Earlier this week, the Republican frontrunner earned the endorsement of Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr., who declared that Trump “lives a ...
Dear Trump Voters, Your Darling Is a Two-Timing Cad
Dear Trump Voter,
For several months now, you have heard people such as me criticizing you for your zealous devotion to Donald Trump. We have pointed out that Donald Trump’s policy preferences, on matters ranging from abortion to taxes ...
El Chapo’s Capture Puts ‘Operation Fast and Furious’ Back in the Headlines
Obama-administration scandals never resolve. They just vanish — usually, under a new scandal.
So it was with one of this president’s earliest embarrassments, “Operation Fast and Furious,” designed to help the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) dismantle ...
Juanita Broaddrick Still Haunts Hillary Clinton
On January 6, a ghost from Hillary Clinton’s past stirred:
“I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me,” Juanita Broaddrick tweeted from her home in Van Buren, Ark. “I am ...
Thanks to Lawsuit, Cruz's Eligibility to Continue Being Stupid Issue We Have to Talk About
And . . . there it is:
Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz should be disqualified from the race because he isn’t a “natural-born citizen,” a fellow Texan claims in a “birther” challenge filed against the senator in a U.S. court.