• After the Power Grabs: Gov Doesn't Care What Happens to Us - It’s On to the Next Grabs

    After the Power Grabs: Gov Doesn’t Care What Happens to Us – It’s On to the Next Grabs

    How many times has government royally messed up something? And not fired anyone? Or done anything that remotely resembles improving their performance?

  • Jeb Is Right about 4 Percent Growth

    Jeb Is Right about 4 Percent Growth

    “There is not a reason in the world why we cannot grow at a rate of 4 percent a year.” That’s what Jeb Bush said when he officially announced his presidential run in Miami last week. And right off the bat, most economists trashed the idea.

  • McDonald’s, the ‘Progressive Burger Company’

    McDonald’s, the ‘Progressive Burger Company’

    In January, McDonald’s, leaning against the winds of fashion, said kale would never replace lettuce on its burgers. In May, however, it said it will test kale in a breakfast meal (breakfast is about 25 percent of McDonald’s sales). Kale might or might not cause construction workers to turn at 6 a.m. into McDonald’s drive-through lines, where approximately two-thirds of McDonald’s customers place their orders.

  • The Creepy Consequences of Oppression Chic

    The Creepy Consequences of Oppression Chic

    Why was America so shocked by homegirl hoaxer Rachel Dolezal?

  • The Anti-Politician

    The Anti-Politician

    At the declaration by Donald Trump that he is a candidate for the presidential nomination of the Republican Party, media elites of left and right reacted with amusement, anger and disgust.

  • Foreign Policy Downplayed in Jeb and Hillary Announcement Speeches

    Foreign Policy Downplayed in Jeb and Hillary Announcement Speeches

    American presidents have greater leeway on foreign policy than on domestic issues. Just see how President Obama is forging ahead to an agreement with Iran opposed by large majorities in Congress and among voters.

  • The Anti-Science Left

    The Anti-Science Left

    This year is the 10th anniversary of a book called “The Republican War on Science.” I could just as easily write a book called “The Democratic War on Science.”

  • Culture and Social Pathology

    Culture and Social Pathology

    A civilized society’s first line of defense is not the law, police and courts but customs, traditions, rules of etiquette and moral values. These behavioral norms — mostly transmitted by example, word of mouth and religious teachings — represent a body of wisdom distilled over the ages through experience and trial and error.

  • Water Market Best Hope to Ease Drought

    Water Market Best Hope to Ease Drought

    As California’s drought enters its fourth year, policy makers here mostly argue over two alternatives – stepping up conservation and water-use enforcement or building new dams and other water-storage facilities. But the solution to the water crisis is more likely to be found on an application that can be downloaded onto our cellphones.

  • Every Breath She Takes

    Every Breath She Takes

    Fifteen years ago this week, my beautiful daughter Veronica entered the world. She didn’t make a sound. As I stretched out my arms to hold her in the delivery room, furrow-browed doctors and nurses instead whisked her away.

  • All The ‘Clinton Cash’ Questions Hillary Refuses to Answer

    All The ‘Clinton Cash’ Questions Hillary Refuses to Answer

    ‘We need to stop the flow of secret, unaccountable money,” Hillary Clinton said Saturday during her vaunted campaign “do over.”

  • Is Third World America Inevitable?

    Is Third World America Inevitable?

    Thousands of U.S. troops safeguard the border of South Korea. U.S. warships patrol the South China Sea to stand witness to the territorial claims of Asian allies against China.

  • Randy Richardson: Conservatism’s Banker

    Randy Richardson: Conservatism’s Banker

    Just as the great William F. Buckley Jr. laid the intellectual foundation for the rise of modern conservatism, philanthropist R. Randolph Richardson set down the financial foundation of the new conservative movement. But Randy Richardson, who died May 25 at the age of 89, is not a household name. He was a low-key guy who stayed out of the limelight, and he made a habit of giving credit to others. But like Buckley, he was a firm believer in a free society, free markets, and a strong defense to defeat communism. And the mark he made on the conservative movement is deep and lasting.

  • For Leftists, It's Open Season on Christians

    For Leftists, It’s Open Season on Christians

    If you doubt that Christians are fair game for ridicule by the cultural left, take a look at the hit piece on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia by Jeffrey Tayler for Salon.

  • Micro-totalitarianism

    Micro-totalitarianism

    The political left has come up with a new buzzword: “micro-aggression.”

  • Obama Fails to Pass Trade Bill Backed By Majorities in Both Houses

    Obama Fails to Pass Trade Bill Backed By Majorities in Both Houses

    Lyndon Johnson used to say that some of his colleagues were so politically inept they couldn’t find their posteriors — actually, he used a coarser word — with both hands. Last week Barack Obama showed that, as a legislative strategist, he belongs in that category.

  • The Cover Oregon Cover-Up

    The Cover Oregon Cover-Up

    The key measure for an effective ad campaign is an affirmative response to a simple question: “Do viewers remember the ad?” In the case of Oregon and their effort to drive people to the state’s Obamacare exchange, officials are doing everything in their power to make people forget the awful campaign, including, allegedly, deleting emails and documents pertaining to what has become an every-growing story of corruption and criminality.

  • Ignore Obama and vote for trade-promotion authority

    Ignore Obama and vote for trade-promotion authority

    Before presidential politics — the game of getting to 270 electoral votes — completely eclipses governing, there is the urgent task of getting to 217 votes in the House of Representatives to pass trade-promotion authority (TPA).

  • Why America Hates the GOP-Obamatrade Deal

    Why America Hates the GOP-Obamatrade Deal

    Constitutional conservatives don’t like it. Trade unions abhor it. Obama critics hate it. Environmentalists despise it.

  • Existential Threats to America

    Existential Threats to America

    It’s to be expected that I hardly agree with President Obama on any political issues, as we have radically different worldviews, but what I don’t understand is why there isn’t more alarm from all quarters about the potentially existential threats to this nation posed by his policies.