The early indications are that he’s going to run and that he will find a receptive audience. The new Bloomberg/Des Moines Register poll has him in second, behind Mitt Romney. I take the Romney result to be in part name ID — I wonder where George W. Bush would be in an Iowa poll at the moment — but the Carson result to be something real. He’s leading a lot of senators who get more air time. Do I think he’ll win the nomination or even win Iowa? No and probably not. But if he runs, he will win a swath of conservative voters that other candidates on the Right will be desperate for. Remember: In 2000, Alan Keyes and Gary Bauer together won 23 percent of the caucus vote.
President Trump urged the president of Turkey in a phone call Monday not to "mistreat" Kurdish forces who have fought alongside U.S. troops against the Islamic State. “The President expressed the desire to work together to address Turkey’s security concerns in northeast Syria while stressing the importance ... Read More
It’s déjà vu all over again. A federal judge has blocked a lawful Trump-administration policy, essentially enshrining the Obama administration’s policy choices in social-justice granite. The practical result is a judicial equivalent of a one-way ratchet. The pattern is clear: Step One: The Obama ... Read More
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Kamala Harris is set to announce her candidacy for president sometime around Martin Luther King Jr. Day. What sort of chief executive would she be? Well, here’s your first clue: On December 5, Harris posed a series of written questions to Brian Buescher, President Trump’s nominee for district court in ... Read More
Democrats and others on the left offer three reasons for their opposition to building a wall on America's southern border. 1. A wall is ineffective. 2. A wall is too expensive. 3. A wall is immoral. Each one is false, so false as to constitute lies. So, the only question is: Do Democrats and others on ... Read More
Let’s begin with a series of difficult questions. What should the FBI do when it possesses information that causes trained counterintelligence officials to fear that the president of the United States is — either knowingly or unknowingly — falling under the influence of a hostile foreign power? Should the ... Read More