• Obama's Failing Report Card: ISIS Takes Ramadi and  is 130 Miles From Damascus; Putin Takes Eastern Ukraine; Iran is Keeping Its Ability to Build Nuclear Weapons

    Obama’s Failing Report Card: ISIS Takes Ramadi and is 130 Miles From Damascus; Putin Takes Eastern Ukraine; Iran is Keeping Its Ability to Build Nuclear Weapons

    Barack Obama’s inept war against the resurgent Islamic State is becoming the major issue in the GOP’s 2016 race for the presidency.

  • What the Fall of Ramadi Means

    What the Fall of Ramadi Means

    The fall of Ramadi, capital of Anbar, largest province in Iraq, after a rout of the Iraqi army by a few hundred ISIS fighters using bomb-laden trucks, represents a stunning setback for U.S. policy.

  • How Obama Radically Transformed America's Patent System

    How Obama Radically Transformed America’s Patent System

    Patent law is not something most Americans are passionate about or have ever contemplated — which is exactly why the Obama White House and Congress got away with making radical changes to our time-tested traditions of protecting the fruits of entrepreneurial inventors’ labor.

  • A Smorgasbord of Head-shakers

    A Smorgasbord of Head-shakers

    Other than about a billion things, I’m feeling pretty upbeat about the current state of our nation under the leadership of those whose worldview and priorities I simply cannot fathom.

  • Seven Brothers? A Remarkable World War II Story

    Seven Brothers? A Remarkable World War II Story

    This time last year I did a commentary on five brothers who served in World War II. Very impressive. Imagine my surprise when someone who caught the commentary sent me a package with this note:

  • Capital Punishment's Slow Death

    Capital Punishment’s Slow Death

    Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away.

  • Knowing What We Know Now, Would You Say Jeb Bush Is Retarded?

    Knowing What We Know Now, Would You Say Jeb Bush Is Retarded?

    Was Jeb Bush too busy watching telenovelas during his brother’s presidency to remember the Iraq War?

  • Dr. Capitalism

    Dr. Capitalism

    For years, my scientist brother Tom was the nonpolitical Stossel.

  • Maglite's Tony Maglica: Torchbearer of the American Dream

    Maglite’s Tony Maglica: Torchbearer of the American Dream

    In our home, we try to instill a life lesson for our kids best summed up in Latin: Nihil boni sine labore. It means, “Nothing good achieved without hard work.” Few people I’ve met in my lifetime embody this motto better and more brilliantly than Tony Maglica, inventor of the iconic Maglite flashlight.

  • Hillary's Going Left; GOP Needs to Return Right

    Hillary’s Going Left; GOP Needs to Return Right

    I think Hillary Clinton has learned (or believes she has learned) a great deal from Barack Obama over the years, though none of it has to do with statesmanship. It has to do with how a presidential candidate positions herself with the electorate.

  • 'Just Asking'

    ‘Just Asking’

    In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric — and disregard of reality.

  • Is It Really All Our Fault?

    Is It Really All Our Fault?

    As Middle America rises in rage against “fast track” and the mammoth Obamatrade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, The Wall Street Journal has located the source of the malady.

  • The Two-Point-Something Campaign

    The Two-Point-Something Campaign

    This spring it seems as if there have been two-point-something Republican presidential candidacy announcements per week. And, since she made her own announcement April 12, Hillary Clinton has answered an average of about two-point-something questions from the press each week.

  • The True Black Tragedy

    The True Black Tragedy

    Hustlers and people with little understanding want us to believe that today’s black problems are the continuing result of a legacy of slavery, poverty and racial discrimination.

  • Will Anyone Ever Defend Banks?

    Will Anyone Ever Defend Banks?

    One of the interesting nuggets coming out of the conservative sweep in the British elections was the failure of bank-bashing by the Labour Party. Labour leader Miliband, who has since resigned, was anti-bank, anti-rich and anti-business. It failed.

  • Our Next Mideast War -- Syria

    Our Next Mideast War — Syria

    Jeb Bush has spent the week debating with himself over whether he would have started the war his brother launched on Iraq.

  • British Pollsters Failed in the Increasingly Difficult Struggle to Get it Right

    British Pollsters Failed in the Increasingly Difficult Struggle to Get it Right

    “The world may have a polling problem.” That’s the headline on a blogpost by Nate Silver, the wunderkind founder of FiveThirthyEight. It was posted on 9:54 ET the night of May 7, as the counting in the British election was continuing in the small hours of May 8 UK Time.

  • At Georgetown, Obama Masquerading Again as Bipartisan

    At Georgetown, Obama Masquerading Again as Bipartisan

    I watched President Obama’s remarks on poverty at Georgetown University, and several things stood out to me, apart from his umpteenth swipe at Fox News.

  • Obamacare Exchanges on Life Support

    Obamacare Exchanges on Life Support

    At a recent White House science fair celebrating inventors, a Girl Scout who helped design a Lego-powered page-turning device asked President Obama what he had ever thought up or prototyped. Stumbling for an answer, he replied: “I came up with things like, you know, health care.”

  • Promoters of Renewable Energy Failed to Account for the Return of Cheap Oil

    Promoters of Renewable Energy Failed to Account for the Return of Cheap Oil

    This piece originally appeared at The Washington Times. The green energy movement in America is dead. May it rest in peace. No, a majority of American energy over the next 20 years is not going to come from windmills and | Read More »