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  • Will Bob Corker Save the GOP?

    Will Bob Corker Save the GOP?

    “Pat, sometimes it seems like our friends want me to go over the cliff with flags flying,” President Reagan once told me.

  • Diversity -- or Meritocracy?

    Diversity — or Meritocracy?

    A voracious and eclectic reader, President Nixon instructed me to send him every few weeks 10 articles he would not normally see that were on interesting or important issues.

  • Stand Up for Indiana!

    Stand Up for Indiana!

    In what has been called the “Catholic moment” in America, in the late 1940s and 1950s, Catholics were admonished from pulpits to “live the faith” and “set an example” for others.

  • The Enemy of My Enemy

    The Enemy of My Enemy

    The forces that do not want a U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, nor any U.S. detente with Iran, are impressive.

  • Are NGOs Agents of Subversion?

    Are NGOs Agents of Subversion?

    Though “Bibi” Netanyahu won re-election last week, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will still look into whether the State Department financed a clandestine effort to defeat him.

  • What Would Ike Do?

    What Would Ike Do?

    In November 1956, President Eisenhower, enraged he had not been forewarned of their invasion of Egypt, ordered the British, French and Israelis to get out of Suez and Sinai. They did as told. How far we have fallen from the | Read More »

  • Is the European Union dying?

    Is the European Union dying?

    Europeans are an aging, shrinking, disappearing, dying race.

  • Does Iran really want a bomb?

    Does Iran really want a bomb?

    America, we have a problem.

  • Darren Wilson: Free at last!

    Darren Wilson: Free at last!

    What did the massive six-month FBI investigation discover?

  • Best of times or worst of times?

    Best of times or worst of times?

    Let us put this peril in perspective.

  • GOP platform: War without end

    GOP platform: War without end

    If the sadists of ISIS are seeking — with their mass executions, child rapes, immolations, and beheadings of Christians — to stampede us into a new war in the Middle East, they are succeeding.

  • Hanging Rudy out to dry

    Hanging Rudy out to dry

    My advice: Deplore the treaty; do not attack the president.

  • Will the GOP capitulate again?

    Will the GOP capitulate again?

    Instead of wringing our hands over income inequality and wage stagnation, why don’t we turn these trade deficits into trade surpluses?

  • Putin Paranoia

    Putin Paranoia

    Hopefully, the shaky truce between Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko, brokered in Minsk by Angela Merkel, will hold.

  • The ultimate enemy of ISIS

    The ultimate enemy of ISIS

    The president’s request for the authorization to use military force against the Islamic State has landed in a Congress as divided as the country.

  • Rev. Wright's star pupil

    Rev. Wright’s star pupil

    The president decided his recital of crimes committed in the name of Islam would be unbalanced, if he did not backhand those smug Christians sitting right in front of him.

  • Whose job is it to kill ISIS?

    Whose job is it to kill ISIS?

    Why is defeating 30,000 ISIS jihadists our job, and not theirs?

  • U.S.-Russia clash in Ukraine?

    U.S.-Russia clash in Ukraine?

    Do not challenge Moscow in its Central and Eastern Europe sphere of influence.

  • Derail fast track!

    Derail fast track!

    Watching the GOP’s reversion to form calls to mind the term the neocons gave the French for refusing to join Bush II’s big march to Baghdad: “cheese-eating surrender monkeys.”

  • The Persians are coming!

    The Persians are coming!

    “The Iranians are on the march,” warned John McCain Sunday.