• Why Ben Carson is the Perfect (Vice) Presidential Candidate

    Why Ben Carson is the Perfect (Vice) Presidential Candidate

    When Dr. Ben Carson took the stage at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, few would have guessed the prominent pediatric neurosurgeon from Johns Hopkins would be running for president just a few years later.

  • Is a UK Crackup Ahead?

    Is a UK Crackup Ahead?

    David Cameron is the most successful Tory Party leader since Margaret Thatcher. Yet history may also record that his success led to the crackup of his country, and Great Britain’s secession from the European Union.

  • The Real Takeaways From the Halperin-Cruz Interview

    The Real Takeaways From the Halperin-Cruz Interview

    Liberal media honcho Mark Halperin really showed his “colors” as he tried to de-Hispanify Sen. Ted Cruz in an interview for Bloomberg Politics over the weekend.

  • Big surprise in Britain: Conservatives Beat Labour --- and the Polls

    Big surprise in Britain: Conservatives Beat Labour — and the Polls

    Big surprises in Thursday’s British election. For weeks, the pre-election polls showed a statistical tie in popular votes between Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party and the Labour opposition led by Ed Miliband.

  • GOP Will Lose in 2016 Without Sensible Immigration Reform

    GOP Will Lose in 2016 Without Sensible Immigration Reform

    If the GOP doesn’t put together a sensible immigration policy, it will lose the 2016 presidential election.

  • SFC Christopher Speer Is Dead; Omar Khadr Is Free

    SFC Christopher Speer Is Dead; Omar Khadr Is Free

    A Canadian judge ruled this week that Omar Khadr poses no public safety threat. Tell that to the children of Sergeant First Class Christopher J. Speer and the surviving American soldiers who valiantly fought Khadr on the battlefield.

  • On a Fast Track to National Ruin

    On a Fast Track to National Ruin

    In the first quarter of 2015, in the sixth year of the historic Obama recovery, the U.S. economy grew by two-tenths of 1 percent. And that probably sugarcoats it.

  • Is Baltimore's Mosby Seeking Justice or Something Else?

    Is Baltimore’s Mosby Seeking Justice or Something Else?

    It is the prerogative of Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to prosecute the police officers involved in the incident that led to the death of Freddie Gray if the facts and law warrant it, but I am concerned that Mosby is pursuing something other than criminal justice.

  • Lincoln Chafee’s Implausible Campaign

    Lincoln Chafee’s Implausible Campaign

    America’s smallest state — one Nevada county is nearly eight times larger — has the longest name: In a 2010 referendum, voters kept the official title, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

  • Why Americans Oppose Economic Redistribution Despite Income Inequality

    Why Americans Oppose Economic Redistribution Despite Income Inequality

    Skeptics about democracy in the 18th and 19th centuries argued that the enfranchised masses would use their votes to seize the property of the relatively few rich. What could be more natural?

  • What Assata Taught Me

    What Assata Taught Me

    “What Assata taught me” is the new “Hands up, don’t shoot.”

  • Hillary's Armor

    Hillary’s Armor

    “This vast right-wing conspiracy,” Hillary Clinton said, “has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced.” That was the “feminist” first lady’s response when her husband was accused of having sex with a 21-year-old.

  • Why ‘Smarter’ is Always Better

    Some things just get better with age. Other predictions prove prescient, confirmed with the benefit of 20:20 hindsight. Both of these clichés apply to my views on the recent explosion in “smart-beta” exchange-traded funds (ETFs). First, over the past several | Read More »

  • Clinton Defenders Advance an Unpersuasive Argument

    Clinton Defenders Advance an Unpersuasive Argument

    Some of Hillary Clinton’s defenders have taken to saying that voters shouldn’t pay attention to the latest Clinton scandals — the gushing of often undisclosed millions to the Clintons and their organizations by characters seeking official favors — because the charges are just one more in a long series: Whitewater, the Rose law firm billing records, the Buddhist temple fundraising, the Lippo Group.

  • Killer Cops or Malicious Prosecutor?

    Killer Cops or Malicious Prosecutor?

    Who killed Freddie Gray? According to Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby, Freddie was murdered in a conspiracy of six cops who imprisoned him in a police van and there assaulted and killed him.

  • Race, Politics and Lies

    Race, Politics and Lies

    Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown was shot in the back by a white policeman in Missouri — but there was not nearly as much turmoil created by the demonstrable fact that a fleeing black man was shot dead by a white policeman in South Carolina.

  • Leftist Media See Conservative Goblins Everywhere

    Leftist Media See Conservative Goblins Everywhere

    Three more Republicans declare their intention to be presidential nominees, and the leftist media, as if on cue, pounce on their prey like panthers.

  • Black Lives Matter

    Black Lives Matter

    Before we examine the issue of police shootings of blacks, I would like to start the conversation with another question.

  • Remember the Lusitania

    Remember the Lusitania

    Owning a fragment of history — a Gettysburg bullet, a Coolidge campaign button — is fun, so in 1968 Gregg Bemis became an owner of the Lusitania. This 787-feet-long passenger liner has been beneath 300 feet of water off Ireland’s south coast since a single German torpedo sank it 100 years ago Thursday. It contains the 4 million U.S.-made rifle bullets and other munitions that the ship had been carrying from neutral America to wartime Britain.

  • Zero Inflation Is Holding the Economy Together

    Zero Inflation Is Holding the Economy Together

    Don’t expect any miracles from the economy. But don’t expect a collapse either.