• Will Trump Be Swindled in Cleveland, Too?

    Will Trump Be Swindled in Cleveland, Too?

    In the race for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump would seem to be in the catbird seat. He has won the most states, the most delegates and the most votes — by nearly two million.

  • The Tragic Deterioration of Washington's Great Society Subway

    The Tragic Deterioration of Washington’s Great Society Subway

    If you live any distance beyond the Capital Beltway you probably didn’t notice, but an important part of government in Washington shut down on Wednesday, March 16. That’s when the Metro subway system’s recently installed general manager, Paul Wiedefeld, ordered a one-day shutdown of the entire 117-mile system for emergency inspection of track-based power cables.

  • The 'Voice of the People' Fallacy

    The ‘Voice of the People’ Fallacy

    We hear many fallacies in election years. The fallacy that seems to be most popular this year is that, if Donald Trump comes close to getting the 1,237 delegates required to become the Republican nominee, and that nomination goes instead to someone else, then the convention will have ignored “the voice of the people.”

  • Can the GOP Get Together in Cleveland?

    Can the GOP Get Together in Cleveland?

    After winning only six delegates in Wisconsin, and with Ted Cruz poaching delegates in states he has won, like Louisiana, Donald Trump either wins on the first ballot at Cleveland, or Trump does not win.

  • Wisconsin Republicans Bid No Trump

    Wisconsin Republicans Bid No Trump

    “Donald J. Trump withstood the onslaught of the establishment yet again.”

  • Trump's Strengths Are His Achilles' Heel

    Trump’s Strengths Are His Achilles’ Heel

    Six months ago, I warned that Donald Trump’s strengths could also be the weaknesses that would destroy his campaign. I think we’re beginning to see that play out now.

  • Requiem for a VA Victim

    Requiem for a VA Victim

    What does a suffering military veteran have to do to force an unresponsive government to change its ways?

  • Campus Lunacy, Part II

    Campus Lunacy, Part II

    Students, often with the blessing of faculty, have discovered that names for campus buildings and holidays do not always fit politically correct standards for race, class and sex.

  • Super Bowl-Champion Coach Harbaugh Faces Tragedy with Faith, Leadership

    Super Bowl-Champion Coach Harbaugh Faces Tragedy with Faith, Leadership

    A Super Bowl championship might seem to be the crowning achievement in the life of a football coach but sometimes laudable leadership can be found in the midst of a crisis when wins and losses pale in comparison to life and death.

  • We Must Not Destroy the Constitution to Save It

    We Must Not Destroy the Constitution to Save It

    I really worry that the Trump movement is a misguided reaction to the abuses of power by the ruling class in Washington, D.C. In our dire predicament, we need to be very thoughtful about our remedy.

  • It's Only Trump

    It’s Only Trump

    The only question for Republicans is: Which candidate can win states that Mitt Romney lost?

  • The Remarkable Investing Power of ‘Creative Destruction’

    The Remarkable Investing Power of ‘Creative Destruction’

    Global investing guru Nicholas Vardy takes a look at modern application of ‘creative destruction,’ an economic concept devised by Austrian-American economist Joseph Schumpeter.

  • Coach Nick Saban’s Use of a Football Chaplain Produces More than National Championships

    Coach Nick Saban’s Use of a Football Chaplain Produces More than National Championships

    The value of a sports chaplain may appear elusive to many observers but not to the University of Alabama’s national championship-winning football coach Nick Saban, who Fortune magazine named as the world’s 11th best leader in 2016.

  • Hashtag: We Are Neville Chamberlain!

    Hashtag: We Are Neville Chamberlain!

    Immigration is the new “No Nukes/Save the Whales” movement, only with more body bags.

  • Post-Jihad Gesture Theater: Je Suis Sick of It

    Post-Jihad Gesture Theater: Je Suis Sick of It

    While homicidal, suicidal and genocidal jihadists are busy plotting the next soft-target terror attacks on the West, docile Westerners are busy shedding cartoon tears and doodling broken hearts on social media.

  • Trade Deficit Angst

    Trade Deficit Angst

    Let’s look at the political angst over trade deficits.

  • An Open Letter to Sen. Marco Rubio

    An Open Letter to Sen. Marco Rubio

    When I read this morning that Marco Rubio had said that Ted Cruz is the only conservative left in the Republican presidential primary race, it reinforced my decision to write Rubio an open letter urging his endorsement of Sen. Cruz.

  • Only Ted Cruz Can Stop Donald Trump

    Only Ted Cruz Can Stop Donald Trump

    Can Donald Trump be stopped from winning the Republican nomination? The answer is yes. Despite his big win over Marco Rubio in Florida and his narrow wins over Ted Cruz in Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina, he has not won a majority of delegates yet awarded — 661 at this writing, with several more to be added when Missouri and Illinois congressional district totals are tabulated.

  • Voters Deliver Subtle Message: Die Donor Scum

    Voters Deliver Subtle Message: Die Donor Scum

    To the extent it’s still standing after yesterday, the Stop Trump movement is comforting itself with the world’s biggest lie: that John Kasich is the embodiment of the Republican Party, while Donald Trump is the bastard stepchild.

  • Our Forgotten Statesman

    Our Forgotten Statesman

    George Washington, our first president, is probably our greatest and most decent statesman. We celebrate Washington’s Birthday each February. But March 16th marks the birthday of probably the second-most important and decent American, James Madison.