There Is a Huge Wage Gap and It’s Because Conservative Men Hate Women
Women make less money than men do because society is sexist — and although the liberals love us and want to help, the conservatives hate us and won’t let them.
This is the whole point behind today, Equal Pay Day, ...
Jeff Atwater Won't Be Running in Florida's Tough 2016 Senate Race
Jeff Atwater, the current Chief Financial Officer of Florida, will not be running for U.S. Senate in the coming cycle. He had been polling highest among the potential GOP contenders.
A few weeks ago, I laid out the difficult, ...
Ben Carson to Gun Owners: Trust Me
‘Some people have gotten the wrong impression,” Dr. Ben Carson began his speech to those assembled at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting in Nashville.
Carson stands out among the potential GOP presidential contenders speaking here today: The accomplished ...
Santorum's Tune Doesn't Change for the NRA Crowd
Credit former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania: He didn’t scrap his usual message, heavy on themes of religious faith and the importance of socially conservative values, just because he was in front of an audience focused on gun rights ...
At the NRA Convention, Scott Walker Previews a Likely 2016 Republican Message
During his speech to the NRA Convention this afternoon, a relaxed Scott Walker said the following:
Sometimes I think that the current occupant in the White House forgets that when the president is sworn in he takes an oath to “...
Clorox Accused of Racism for Asking Why There’s No Bleach Emoji
Clorox has apologized after being accused of racism for asking why there wasn’t a bleach emoji.
Apple released new emojis as part of its iOS 8.3 update this week, including “racially diverse” emojis with brown and black skin. No emojis ...
DNC Chair: No Restrictions on Abortion
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) opposed any restrictions on abortion in a response to Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.), who challenged her to identify a single scenario in which it should be illegal.
“I support letting women and their ...
Why Is Jackie Off-Limits?
Bernie Goldberg has an excellent column on Rolling Stone’s bogus campus-rape story. The conclusion:
What we’re seeing here is how little liberal journalists and liberal presidents of places like the University of Virginia really think about women. They’...
Rand Paul Looks to Tea Party As He Prepares For War With Jeb and Hillary
Louisville, Ky. — Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) claimed the mantle of the political outsider in a presidential campaign announcement that sets up an easy line of attack on Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton while advancing his efforts to court independents ...
Fear of Facts: Rolling Stone’s Negligence Is Just Part of a Larger Problem of Media Bias in Sexual-Assault Cases
‘Last July 8, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, a writer for Rolling Stone, telephoned Emily Renda, a rape survivor working on sexual-assault issues as a staff member at the University of Virginia.” So opens the Columbia Journalism School’s review of Rolling Stone’...
Perry Rips Obama’s ‘State of Delusion’ on National Security
Former Texas governor Rick Perry accused the Obama administration of “delusional thinking” and keeping the American military in the dark about the threats facing the country in a speech at the Citadel, South Carolina’s military college, earlier today.
Jeb Called Himself 'First Latino Governor of Florida' in 2012
Jeb Bush’s 2009 voter registration form was not the last time the former Florida governor identified himself as Latino. At an event in 2012, Bush claimed to be ”definitely the first Cuban, at least, or Latino governor” of the Sunshine State.
‘Black Lives Matter' Protester Arrested for Making ‘Terrorist Threats’
Police in Pasadena, Calif., arrested a Black Lives Matter protester on two outstanding warrants for terrorist threats, assault, trespassing, and petty theft among other alleged crimes. The Pasadena Star-News reports that Jasmine Richards’ arrest emerged out of a protest that ...
GOP Senator Blasts Indiana Law: 'It's Not Just Bad Practice -- It's Un-American'
Senator Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) became the first Republican lawmaker to outright condemn neighboring Indiana’s controversial religious-freedom law. In a brief statement on Wednesday, the senator explained why he opposed the “discriminatory law.”
“I strongly oppose what Governor Pence ...
Report: More Than 2,000 Illegal Immigrant Children Are Arriving Each Month in 2015
More than 2,000 illegal immigrant children continue to arrive in the U.S. each month, according to Department of Homeland Security statistics compiled by the Center for Immigration Studies. While more illegal immigrant children are entering the country this fiscal year ...
Benghazi Committee Requests Hillary Clinton Interview
A House panel investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks requested that Hillary Clinton explain her decision to delete the emails that she kept off of a government server.
“[T]his committee is left with no alternative but to request Secretary Clinton ...
Saying Hillary Can’t Be Described by Certain Words Because She’s Female Is What’s Sexist
A group that’s referring to itself as Hillary Clinton’s “Super Volunteers” has promised to track when the media uses “coded” sexist words — such as “ambitious” and “insincere” — to describe her, according to New York Times political reporter Amy ...
Stop Defending Phil Robertson — You're Embarrassing Yourself
Phil Robertson is an embarrassment, not a hero, and the socially conservative movement needs to distance itself from him immediately.
Don’t get me wrong — I agree that our culture is experiencing a terrifying shift towards censorship. People have become ...
Brexit, 2015 Referendum: Pick One
Predicting the result of the upcoming (May) British election is, I was repeatedly told during a visit to the UK last week, a mug’s game. With UKIP and the Greens likely to score well in England (although the number ...
Israel’s Former Mossad Chief Is Playing Politics with Iran’s Nuclear Program
Some critics of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu are trying to discredit his speech last week to a joint session of Congress with a new talking point: former Mossad director Meir Dagan’s recent claim that Netanyahu knowingly misled Congress. ...
Obamacare: Stay Focused on Full Repeal
Obamacare has eliminated choices for millions of families, suffocated patient-centered medical innovation, and moved the United States closer to European-style centralized planning. The Supreme Court heard King v. Burwell this week, and if it sides with the rule of law ...
The View Again Hits Hillary Over Private Email: 'Not Gonna Look Good'
One week after knocking the former New York senator for paying female staffers less than their male counterparts, the pro-Hillary wing of ABC’s The View again took a swipe at the probable 2016 presidential candidate, saying her exclusive use of ...
Why This Techo-Panic Might Be Different
Though I wouldn’t say there’s anything new John Lanchester’s review essay on automation and the future of the labor market in the London Review of Books, he does an elegant job of making the case for alarm. ...
It’s an ill wind that bloweth no portfolio to good:
PRESS SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – A South Korean court on Thursday abolished a 62-year-old law that criminalized extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot ...
Judge Hanen’s Flawed Ruling
Opponents of President Obama’s immigration policy may want to temper their praise of federal judge Andrew Hanen’s decision this week, which blocked the administration’s unilateral policy of refusing to pursue the deportation of millions of illegal aliens. ...
The Plot to Steal the GOP
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article first appeared in the July 12, 1966 issue of NR.
One of the few pleasant surprises for conservatives, in the aftermath of Barry Goldwater’s 1964 defeat, was the discovery that they were not going to be ...
I’m not going to say “gutter.” That’s what we’re supposed to say now, instead of Qatar — instead of “Qa-TAHR.” It’s the latest thing. From time immemorial — defined as the moment of my birth on — we’ve ...
Rubio to Jeb: I Won't 'Wait My Turn'
Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) made an oblique reference to his budding rivalry with former Governor Jeb Bush (R., Fla.) during the speech announcing his presidential campaign.
“I have heard some suggest that I should step aside and wait my ...
Speaker at NRA Convention Actually Gives Speech about Firearms Law
The one speaker at today’s NRA Convention who managed to deliver a speech that was almost entirely about the Second Amendment? Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.
Rubio started out by setting the right of the people to keep and ...
Perry Loves the NRA, and the NRA Loves Him Right Back
Former Texas governor Rick Perry might have been the most comfortable speaker at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting in Nashville Friday.
Maybe it’s the comfort of having run for president once already, the reassurance that comes from ...
Liberals Aren't Really about Letting You Make Your Own Choices, Pre-K Edition
The Wall Street Journal reports, as some local news outlets have, that New York City parents are upset that Bill de Blasio’s free-preschool initiative is making it harder to find spots in free preschools that only run half a ...
The NRA Convention Needs to Be Careful It Doesn't Become CPAC with Guns
Bobby Jindal’s speech to the NRA Convention today reminded me of a criticism I leveled at the organization last year: Namely, that it needs to be careful not to forget why it is so successful. For a few minutes ...
Andrea Mitchell Assumes Every Castro Must Be Cuban
The last name “Castro” does not by itself make someone Cuban.
On Friday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell welcomed Representative Joaquín Castro (D., Texas) to her broadcast as part of a discussion about the upcoming Americas Summit in Panama City, ...
The Alexander-Murray Education Bill
Last week I wrote a column explaining how centralized American education policy has gotten.
Congress hasn’t reauthorized the main federal programs for primary and secondary schools since Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act became law in 2002. That law ...
North Dakota’s Republican Governor Acts to Avoid a Fight Over Gay Discrimination
In North Dakota, Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple is the one criticizing local lawmakers for their failure to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation—not gay activists or Democratic politicians. Dalrymple’s criticism may have been aimed at staving ...
Are Democrats Going to Try to Buy Votes with Ridiculous Promises to Expand Social Security?
There’s a growing trend among Democrats that involves not only refusing to reform Social Security or denying that it’s bankrupt, but actually demanding that the program’s benefits be increased. The Wall Street Journal reports:
For years, liberal ...
John Oliver DESTROYS Prior Efforts to Explain Domestic-Surveillance Concerns in Edward Snowden Interview
More than a year after Edward Snowden fled to Russia following his National Security Agency leaks, Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver encouraged Snowden to repackage his warnings about the government’s domestic surveillance in a new context: Sexting.
Paul's Message: I'm the Same Old Rand And I Can Win
Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) released a video montage previewing his expected Tuesday presidential announcement with a simple message: I’m the same Rand Paul I’ve always been and I can win.
The video opens with CNN’s Candy ...
MSNBC Guest: Iran Has 'Good Reason To Distrust The United States'
Iran is rightly skeptical and cautious of the United States in ongoing nuclear discussions, according to Newsweek’s Nina Burleigh. Appearing on MSNBC on Wednesday night to discuss the state of the negotiations, Burleigh explained that the U.S. should ...
Senator David Letterman (D., Ind.)?
Senator Al Franken (D., Minn.) is apparently all for more “Top 10″ lists and Stupid Human Tricks in the Senate. Appearing on the Late Show on Wednesday night, Franken suggested that the retiring David Letterman run for Indiana’s open seat ...
Former Diplomat: The Iranian and Americans Governments Are Similar 'Political Experiments'
The Islamist Republic of Iran’s system of government is “a political experiment” as “profound” as the United States’ and other Western nations’, and should therefore not be discredited in nuclear talks, according to former State Department official Hillary Mann ...
Harry Reid Defends Baseless Romney Claims: 'Romney Didn't Win, Did He?'
Harry Reid (D., Nev.) appears to have believed that the ends justified the means when he used the Senate chamber to level unsubstantiated accusations against the Koch brothers and former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
In his first television interview ...
Hillary: The Democrats’ Nixon
Ever since Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal broke earlier this month, comparisons between her secretive style and that of Richard Nixon, whom she ironically pursued as a young lawyer on the House impeachment committee, have been frequent. But with Friday’...
A Better Way to Fight Recidivism
Set a man up for a modicum of success, and he might just make a better life for himself.
As many as two-thirds of the 650,000 inmates released from prisons and jails in the United States each year will be re-arrested ...
The 'Doc Fix' and Medical Crony Capitalism
Rising federal expenditures are a problem, yet it is important to remember that rising federal health expenditures are the real killer, as Yuval Levin often reminds us. So it ought to be encouraging news that the House GOP leadership is ...
Suspicious Fires at Al Sharpton's Offices
As Al Sharpton ran for mayor of New York City in 1997 and for president in 2003, fires at his offices reportedly destroyed critical financial records, and he subsequently failed to comply with tax and campaign filing requirements.
As I write today ...
Secretary Clinton Forced Resignation of U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Over His Use of Private Email
The Federalist reports:
Although Hillary Clinton and her allies may be claiming that her private e-mail system is no big deal, Hillary’s State Department actually forced the 2012 resignation of the U.S. ambassador to Kenya in part for setting ...
Commitment to Eating Three Meals a Day Is ‘Racist’
Senior editor at Mother Jones wants you to know that you should stop eating three meals a day for reasons including the fact that it is “racist.”
Yes — she actually uses the word “racist:”
“Dogmatic adherence to mealtimes is anti-science, ...
Obama on Netanyahu Speech: 'Nothing New,' No 'Viable Alternative'
President Obama engaged in an 11-minute rebuttal of Israeli prime minister Netanyahu’s speech from the White House on Tuesday afternoon, saying the prime minister said “nothing new” and offered no “viable alternatives” to a deal on Iran’s nuclear ...
Republicans Must Pass a Clean DHS Funding Bill
Anyone who thinks Republicans should defund President Obama’s unlawful directives on amnesty evidently has forgotten the multiple catastrophes that occurred the last time Republicans irresponsibly played games with funding the government. Does no one recall the horror of the ...
Al Qaeda Manual: A Bad Economy Helps Terrorists
Tom Rogan has a good piece on the homepage explaining the basis for State Department spokesman Marie Harf’s suggestion that more job opportunities for ISIS fighters would weaken the group’s appeal.
“Recent history proves that countering Salafi-jihadism takes ...
'The Education of Scott Walker'
I wrote my Politico column today on the flap over Scott Walker’s lack of a BA:
Do we really believe that Scott Walker would be any more or less impressive if he had — to choose from some of Marquette’...
NYTimes front page attack on the heretics
“2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics” needled The New York Times A1 headline Saturday, January 17 in an editorial polemic disguised as a news story. One can only imagine the headline if the Green Church mouthpiece Times had been printing ...
If I’m a dues-paying member of the Ku Klux Klan, if I carry a picture of David Duke in my wallet, if I use racial epithets all the time, if I use black lawn jockeys for skeet practice, you ...