McCain’s Bill Would Provide School Choice for American Indians
Jay’s in-depth analysis of Naomi Schaefer Riley’s new book, The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians, highlighted both the deplorable conditions in which many American Indians live, and the role that the government has …
Mercer-Funded Super PAC in Arizona Senate Race Turns to Cambridge Analytica
Less than a month after receiving a $200,000 donation from mega-donors Robert and Diana Mercer, the super PAC backing Senator John McCain’s Republican primary opponent, Kelli Ward, reported paying $450,000 to Cambridge Analytica, the ‘psychographic’ data firm owned by Robert Mercer.
Some Historical Context for Trump’s Poll Numbers
Donald Trump loves to talk about his poll numbers. Or at least, he loves to talk about his poll numbers when they are good. When he’s up, poll after poll is blared from his Twitter account. And when he’…
‘Extraordinaire’ Is Right
I saw a headline (though I did not read the article): “Donald Trump: Warrior Male Extraordinaire.” And I couldn’t help thinking of John McCain, and Trump’s denigration of him.
Let me do just a little Wikipedia quoting:
Trump Starts to Show the Real Trump
Last week I wrote about Donald Trump:
He reminds me a lot of Mitt Romney, at least in one respect. I always said that Romney “spoke conservatism as a second language” (a line some people ripped off, btw). That’s …
John McCain, a Big and ‘Lucky’ Life
My guest on Q&A today is Senator John McCain. He has led an extraordinarily big life. We talk about some of it: Vietnam, the 2008 presidential campaign. He talks about Sarah Palin, George W. Bush, and some other figures.
McCain: Cutting Off DHS Funding ‘Would Be Terrible’
The president’s executive order on immigration may be lawless, says Arizona senator John McCain, but cutting off Department of Homeland Security funding to check it “would be terrible.”
“The American people didn’t give us a majority to have a …
McCain: Kindest Word I Can Use for Obama’s Foreign Policy Is ‘Feckless’
While some of the problems facing the country are outside of President Obama’s control, he has failed to adequately address global threats such as the Islamic State and Russia, allowing them to grow into even larger threats, says Senator John …
McCain Blasts Obama’s ‘Shameful’ Inaction against Putin, Calls for Arming Ukrainians
Senator John McCain condemned President Obama’s failure to support the Ukrainians with intelligence and weapons, and said that the escalating conflict in eastern Ukraine is due to the United States’ failure to act forcefully enough in response to Putin’…
John McCain vs. the ‘Wacko Birds’
Today’s graphic du jour, spotlighted in the Morning Jolt, stems from reports that Senator John McCain isn’t all that enamored with some of his younger Republican colleagues:
When I asked him if “these guys” — having just mentioned …
In August 2015, when Arizona representative Matt Salmon was publicly mulling a primary challenge to Senator John McCain, a national Republican polling firm tested the waters. The results, provided to National Review by a GOP consultant, were remarkably lopsided: Salmon led …
Sometime during the first Obama term, I met an experienced Washington insider and had a question for him. “I can’t understand why Obama chose Biden as veep in ’08. What does Biden bring, really, except baggage?”
The insider said, “They …
McCain Faces Unexpectedly Tough Reelection Fight in Arizona
John McCain knows what makes this election cycle so different from years past: “Angry voters.”
McCain offered that blunt assessment of the road ahead last month. He is seeking reelection to his sixth term in the Senate and by rights …
For His Heroism at the Hanoi Hilton, McCain’s Navy Peers Have Been Quick to Salute Him
In the spring of 1977, I was a very new under secretary of the Navy, when the admiral in charge of congressional relations for the Navy Department asked to speak privately with me and the Secretary, Graham Claytor, after our morning …
Impromptus: A vision of colorblindness, &c.
One of the reasons I became a conservative, way back, is that I believed in the old liberalism — a liberalism that included colorblindness. I believed in E pluribus unum (“Out of many, one”). I believed in the melting pot. …
McCain on Possible DHS Shutdown: ‘I Don’t Want to See that Movie Again’
Arizona senator John McCain stopped by Face the Nation this morning to discuss ISIS, national security, and the looming showdown over funding for the Department of Homeland Security in the wake of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
McCain said …
McCain: ‘For God’s Sake,’ Can’t the U.S. Help the Ukrainians Defend Themselves?
White House sources have indicated that the introduction of American arms into the conflict between Ukraine and Russia could exacerbate tensions, but Arizona senator John McCain thinks it’s necessary regardless. “For God’s sake,” he said on CBS’s Face …
McCain: Coburn for VA Secretary
Backers of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Suddenly Quite Nervous
From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt:
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Backers Suddenly Quite Nervous
Hey, remember when passage of immigration reform was a certainty, and lawmakers skeptical of the whole legislative contraption could either get on the fast-moving train …
How Many 2008 McCain Voters Went Libertarian in 2012?
Campaign Spot reader Michael writes in, having examined the claim of the missing Republican voters — the drop-off from McCain’s 2008 total to Romney’s 2012. Immediately after the election, many were left incredulous in response to the apparent news that …