• Move at the Pace of an Injured Snail

    Move at the Pace of an Injured Snail

    Pretty much everyone in the world wants the Federal Reserve to begin its “rate liftoff.” September is the latest target date for this market consensus. But permit me one dissenting question: Are you sure?

  • Can Trump Build Lasting Political Support and Avoid Gaffes?

    Can Trump Build Lasting Political Support and Avoid Gaffes?

    Donald Trump’s performance in his first presidential debate and his comments afterward showed that his unique skills for amassing a fortune, offering headline-grabbing retorts and ranking first in voter polls cannot protect him from his penchant for ill-advised public criticism of others.

  • GOP Elites Call for Purge of Trump

    GOP Elites Call for Purge of Trump

    In the Cleveland debate, Donald Trump refused to commit to support whomever the Republican Party nominates in 2016.

  • Further Thoughts on the Trump Phenomenon

    Further Thoughts on the Trump Phenomenon

    I learned a little bit about the Donald Trump phenomenon after my appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel show this week, as my comments led to galactic feedback on Twitter — some positive, some negative.

  • Straight Outta Whitewash

    Straight Outta Whitewash

    My Instagram and Facebook feeds have been filled with unwitting apologists for racism against Korean-American small-business owners.

  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: Incapable of Embarrassment

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: Incapable of Embarrassment

    August is traditionally a vacation month, and East Coast elites, following European tradition, are thick on the ground in the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard (the Obamas’ choice) and Nantucket.

  • Months Ago, Colorado Town Resisted Allowing EPA Tests that Caused Toxic Disaster

    Months Ago, Colorado Town Resisted Allowing EPA Tests that Caused Toxic Disaster

    Five months before the Animas River toxic spill disaster, leaders from the tiny Colorado mining town of Silverton pleaded with EPA officials to not perform tests that would declare the area a Superfund site.

  • Hillary’s Plan Makes College More Unaffordable

    Hillary’s Plan Makes College More Unaffordable

    Hillary Clinton thinks she has touched a populist nerve with the American middle class with her $350 billion ten year plan to make college more affordable.

  • The “Iran Nuke Deal:” Another Unread Bestseller – and with All the “Usual” Scary Parts

    The “Iran Nuke Deal:” Another Unread Bestseller – and with All the “Usual” Scary Parts

    We shouldn’t have made any nuclear deal with Iran – and the best reasons why are the past and similar deals that both the Clinton and Bush Administrations made with North Korea. Remember those? And, guess what? North Korea has a bunch of nukes and neither of the deals they made with us had any effect on their covert program to build them. In fact, it made it easier: The agreements allowed them to operate under the political cover of their bogus “promises” not to.

  • Jerry Brown and Co. See No Reason for Doubt

    Jerry Brown and Co. See No Reason for Doubt

    California’s top public officials are “all in” when it comes to the issue of man-made global warming. Gov. Jerry Brown has been in the news for his doom-and-gloom comments at a Vatican climate-change symposium. This week he poked his nose in the Republican presidential race. He blamed wildfires and drought on global warming and then asked the candidates: “What is your plan to deal with the threat of climate change?”

  • No Means No: Keep Gitmo Jihadists Out of U.S.A

    No Means No: Keep Gitmo Jihadists Out of U.S.A

    Get off that late-summer snooze button, America. The Obama administration is plotting to break a major promise made under oath — and jeopardize our nation in the name of social justice.

  • Immigration Is Great

    Immigration Is Great

    Yikes, you really hate me!

  • At the VA, Obama Has His Own ‘Mission-Accomplished’ Fiasco

    At the VA, Obama Has His Own ‘Mission-Accomplished’ Fiasco

    Six months after Barack Obama toured the notorious Phoenix VA hospital declaring that “some progress” has been made, a congresswoman wants to know why a whistleblower remains suspended from his job for revealing that suicidal veterans were turned away from the facility.

  • Academic Fascism

    Academic Fascism

    George Orwell said, “There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.” If one wants to discover the truth of Orwell’s statement, he need only step upon most college campuses.

  • Robert Conquest, 20th Century Defender of Democracy, Dies at 98

    Robert Conquest, 20th Century Defender of Democracy, Dies at 98

    Robert Conquest, the historian whose landmark studies of Stalin’s purges and the Ukraine famine documented the horrors comitted by the Soviet regime against its own citizens, died last week at 98.

  • Taking Down The Donald

    Taking Down The Donald

    If his Republican opponents will not take down Donald Trump, Fox News will not only show them how it is done. Fox News will do the job for them.

  • A Debatable 'Debate'

    A Debatable ‘Debate’

    The so-called “debates,” among too many Republicans to have a debate, are yet another painful sign of how much words and ideas have degenerated in our times.

  • A Tough Day for the President and His Party

    A Tough Day for the President and His Party

    Thursday was the biggest night of the political year so far, for what happened on the stage at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena and for what happened offstage as well.

  • Economic Debate: Kasich, Rubio, Bush Up; Trump's Protectionism a Real Downer

    Economic Debate: Kasich, Rubio, Bush Up; Trump’s Protectionism a Real Downer

    With a record 24 million people watching the GOP debate, you’d think there would have been a lot more time spent on the most important issue of the day: the economy. Look at any poll. Jobs and the economy are always at the top of the list. But there was barely a mention of this on Thursday night.

  • How Robert Conquest’s History Book Made History

    How Robert Conquest’s History Book Made History

    History books can be historic events, making history by ending important arguments. They can make it impossible for any intellectually honest person to assert certain propositions that once enjoyed considerable currency among people purporting to care about evidence.