• And Then There Was The One

    And Then There Was The One

    A guy just won the Republican nomination for president by spending no money, hiring no pollsters, running virtually no TV ads, and just saying what he truly believed no matter how many times people told him he couldn’t say that.

  • Tale of Two Tribes: 'Climate Refugees' vs. EPA Victims

    Tale of Two Tribes: ‘Climate Refugees’ vs. EPA Victims

    The left has concocted a lucrative category of politically correct victims: “climate refugees.” It’s the new Green racket.

  • Money Down A Hole

    Money Down A Hole

    The Republican and Democratic presidential nominees have been chosen.

  • Common Sense

    Common Sense

    Republican presidential aspirant John Kasich stirred up angry words from women’s organizations and the Democratic Party by his response to a question from a female college student at a town hall meeting in Watertown, New York, regarding sexual assault.

  • Republicans Should Have Adopted Democrats' Rules -- and Vice Versa

    Republicans Should Have Adopted Democrats’ Rules — and Vice Versa

    The unexpected successes, forecast by almost no one 12 months ago, of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in winning 40 percent and 42 percent in Republican and Democratic primaries and caucuses is widely taken as evidence of raging discontent among American voters.

  • Growth Anemia: Blame a Collapse in Business Investment

    Growth Anemia: Blame a Collapse in Business Investment

    GDP for the first quarter of 2016 came in at a paltry 0.5 percent. That sorry showing follows growth of 1.4 percent and 2 percent in the previous two quarters. If such a thing is possible, the already-anemic economy is actually getting worse.

  • A Slow-Talker And A Homeless Guy Walk Into A Bar...

    A Slow-Talker And A Homeless Guy Walk Into A Bar…

    Apparently, John Kasich and Ted Cruz are at their most appealing when no one is paying attention to them, which, conveniently, is most of the time. After Cruz won cranky Wisconsin last month — only the fourth actual election he’s | Read More »

  • Demonizing Christianity as a Global Menace

    Demonizing Christianity as a Global Menace

    Can you believe anyone even organizes a “white privilege” conference these days — seven years into Barack Obama’s presidency? Well, you’d better believe it, and you should also know that at least one of the speakers at this conference is militantly Christophobic.

  • Winners or Whiners?

    Winners or Whiners?

    If there is one pattern that is emerging from this year’s political campaigns, it is that rhetoric beats reality — in both parties.

  • Rights Versus Wishes

    Rights Versus Wishes

    Here is what presidential aspirant Sen. Bernie Sanders said: “I believe that health care is a right of all people.” President Barack Obama declared that health care “should be a right for every American.”

  • Dishonoring General Jackson

    Dishonoring General Jackson

    In Samuel Eliot Morison’s “The Oxford History of the American People,” there is a single sentence about Harriet Tubman.

  • Conservatives for Trump?

    Conservatives for Trump?

    The sudden appearance of Donald Trump on the political horizon last year may have been surprising, but not nearly as surprising as seeing some conservatives supporting him.

  • Ethnicity Still Matters in the Politics of 2016

    Ethnicity Still Matters in the Politics of 2016

    Ethnicity still matters. That’s one lesson I draw from the results so far of this year’s Republican and Democratic primaries and caucuses.

  • Reversing Trump's False Narratives

    Reversing Trump’s False Narratives

    Donald Trump is trying to establish the narrative that he’s already won the Republican presidential nomination.

  • A Superior Vision

    A Superior Vision

    Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly.

  • New York  Commemorates Patriots Day!

    New York Commemorates Patriots Day!

    So that you won’t be fooled by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow claiming Second Amendment supporters were celebrating the Oklahoma City bombing this week — as she has on April 19 in years past — Tuesday was the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, a date all Americans used to know.

  • Wrongly Crying Foul for Political Gain

    Wrongly Crying Foul for Political Gain

    It’s one thing to be upset with the so-called Republican establishment for failing to stand up to Barack Obama and his destructive policies, but it’s another for a GOP presidential candidate to exploit that anger illegitimately against a fellow anti-establishment candidate.

  • Ted Cruz: Tracy Flick With A D*ck

    Ted Cruz: Tracy Flick With A D*ck

    Before we begin, can we stop referring to Wisconsin as “Midwestern nice”?

  • Attacking Our Nation's Founders

    Attacking Our Nation’s Founders

    During Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign visit to Liberty University, he told the students that our nation was created on racist principles. Students at a Christian-based university, such as Liberty, do not often hear the founders-as-racists argument.

  • The Rule: First Candidate to 1,237 Wins

    The Rule: First Candidate to 1,237 Wins

    I have been concerned for some time that forces supporting Donald Trump have intentionally been laying the groundwork for claiming that Trump will have been cheated if he doesn’t earn the GOP nomination.