• Keep an Eye on Chris Christie

    Keep an Eye on Chris Christie

    Iowa and New Hampshire together have just 1.4 percent of the U.S. population, which is why it is fine for them to begin the presidential selection process: Small states reward an underdog’s retail politics.

  • Mayor de Blasio: Hypocrite Hooked on Hollywood Cash

    Mayor de Blasio: Hypocrite Hooked on Hollywood Cash

    Because the crime rate is zero, the potholes are all fixed and homelessness has been completely eradicated, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio now has time to focus on what really matters to Big Apple taxpayers.

  • Taxes Chased GE Out of Connecticut

    Taxes Chased GE Out of Connecticut

    But a big dose of free-market optimism can save the once great state.

  • Economic Myths

    Economic Myths

    Hillary Clinton: “Of course we want to raise the minimum wage!”

  • Blacks and the Confederacy

    Blacks and the Confederacy

    Last July, Anthony Hervey, an outspoken black advocate for the Confederate flag, was killed in a car crash. Arlene Barnum, a surviving passenger in the vehicle, told authorities and the media that they had been forced off the road by a carload of “angry young black men” after Hervey, while wearing his Confederate kepi, stopped at a convenience store en route to his home in Oxford, Mississippi.

  • Is Iran Taking the China Road?

    Is Iran Taking the China Road?

    Is the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme leader of the Islamic Republic, a RINO — a revolutionary in name only?

  • Seeing Bigots Under Every Rock

    Seeing Bigots Under Every Rock

    Remember when universities used to encourage freedom of academic inquiry and were seen as intellectual and social preparation for the transition into adulthood? I know; that was a long time ago — before the left infected these institutions.

  • The Republican Race Heats Up While Hillary Clinton Falters

    The Republican Race Heats Up While Hillary Clinton Falters

    The race for president is accelerating in high gear, or, rather, the races for president — in the Republican and Democratic parties, in the Iowa caucuses, the New Hampshire primary and primaries and caucuses to come. How’s it going? Let’s look at these separate races.

  • The State of the Presidency: Spent

    The State of the Presidency: Spent

    President Obama’s Tuesday night address to Congress was less about the state of the union than the state of the presidency. And the state of this presidency is spent.

  • American Exceptionalism: How Has It Fared in the Obama Years?

    American Exceptionalism: How Has It Fared in the Obama Years?

    In his final State of the Union speech Barack Obama made at least a few bows toward the idea that America is an exceptional nation, an idea he once derided by saying, “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks” — this was before their fiscal crisis — “believe in Greek exceptionalism.”

  • US, Iran Step Back From the Brink

    US, Iran Step Back From the Brink

    To awaken Thursday to front-page photos of U.S. sailors kneeling on the deck of their patrol boat, hands on their heads in postures of surrender, on Iran’s Farsi Island, brought back old and bad memories.

  • Obama's SOTU Versus Reality

    Obama’s SOTU Versus Reality

    In their State of the Union speeches, all previous presidents presented their policies in the most favorable light, but did they go so far as to distort reality?

  • Defy America, Pay No Price

    Defy America, Pay No Price

    If you’re going to engage in a foreign policy capitulation, might as well do it when everyone is getting tanked and otherwise occupied. Say, around New Year’s Eve.

  • Marco Rubio's Record of Bad Judgment

    Marco Rubio’s Record of Bad Judgment

    What boxer Sonny Liston’s manager said of him (Sonny had his good points, the trouble was his bad points) is true of Marco Rubio.

  • We're All Ruth Bader Ginsburg Now

    We’re All Ruth Bader Ginsburg Now

    If Ted Cruz is a “natural born citizen,” eligible to be president, what was all the fuss about Obama being born in Kenya? No one disputed that Obama’s mother was a U.S. Citizen.

  • Powerball's Biggest Winner: Government

    Powerball’s Biggest Winner: Government

    Ka-ching! Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot soared to $1.5 billion as get-rich-quick mania seized America this week. But you don’t need to wait for the drawing to know who’ll score the royal payoff.

  • Optimism and Obama

    Optimism and Obama

    In the commercial that President Obama released prior to his final State of the Union address, Obama said he would tell Congress how “optimistic” he is about America’s future. Good.

  • Minimum Wage Dishonesty

    Minimum Wage Dishonesty

    Michael Hiltzik, a columnist and Los Angeles Times reporter, wrote an article titled “Does a minimum wage raise hurt workers? Economists say: We don’t know.”

  • Obama: Bitter Partisan and Committed Ideologue to the End -- and Beyond

    Obama: Bitter Partisan and Committed Ideologue to the End — and Beyond

    The liberal media seem perplexed that President Obama plans to deviate from his usual State of the Union practice of “asking” Congress for a laundry list of policy proposals and “not talking about himself.”

  • Census 2015 Shows Increasing Cultural Division and Political Polarization

    Census 2015 Shows Increasing Cultural Division and Political Polarization

    The Census Bureau has delivered its annual Christmas gift to demographic junkies: its estimates of the populations of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for mid-2015.