• 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.

  • Black vs. Blue in America

    Black vs. Blue in America

    Half a century ago this summer, the Voting Rights Act was passed, propelled by Bloody Sunday at Selma Bridge. The previous summer, the Civil Rights Act became law on July 2.

  • In Turkey and Mexico, Voters try to Strengthen Electoral Democracy

    In Turkey and Mexico, Voters try to Strengthen Electoral Democracy

    Another election, another surprise. Actually, two elections, in two countries last weekend, with surprisingly pleasant surprises. And in two very large countries: Turkey (population 82 million) and Mexico (119 million), both very important to the United States.

  • Immigration -- Hey, Look! A Cop Yelling at a Black Girl in a Bikini!

    Immigration — Hey, Look! A Cop Yelling at a Black Girl in a Bikini!

    I’m impressed by the coolness and steadiness of our media in suppressing any news about immigration. It’s as if they’ve built a triple-layer fence with border guards around immigration topics. And guess what? Their fence is working!

  • Reform Pensions by Empowering Voters?

    Reform Pensions by Empowering Voters?

    Reformers release details of statewide initiative for November 2016

  • Improving Black Education

    Improving Black Education

    Some might conclude that such a statistic is evidence of hiring discrimination. That’s a possibility, but we might ask what percentage of blacks met hiring qualifications on the civil service examination. Are there hundreds of blacks in Ferguson and elsewhere who achieve passing scores on civil service examinations who are then refused employment? There is no evidence suggesting an affirmative answer to that question.

  • Green Lies

    Green Lies

    Millions go to SeaWorld to learn more about sea life and get closer to killer whales. But fewer go now because the documentary “Blackfish” exposed what one reporter called “the darker side” of SeaWorld.

  • Teach for America's Professional Agitators

    Teach for America’s Professional Agitators

    It’s increasingly difficult to tell the difference between Teach for America — whose leaders are at the forefront of inflammatory anti-police protests in Baltimore, Ferguson, and now McKinney, Texas — and left-wing activist groups such as Organizing for Action (President Obama’s partisan community organizing army).

  • Imperial Overstretch

    Imperial Overstretch

    Toward the end of the presidency of George H.W. Bush, America stood alone at the top of the world — the sole superpower.

  • Hillary Clinton's Slide in Polls Leaves Her Vulnerable

    Hillary Clinton’s Slide in Polls Leaves Her Vulnerable

    “Despite everything,” the often interesting analyst Jamelle Bouie writes in Slate — “everything” includes “the email controversy, foreign donors and the Clinton Foundation” — “Hillary is in good shape.” Good enough to leave her party “still positioned for victory.” Bouie | Read More »

  • Are Media Just Hillary's Fair-weather Friends?

    Are Media Just Hillary’s Fair-weather Friends?

    Don’t you find it a bit odd that two glaringly contradictory narratives surround Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency — inevitability and “she’s in trouble”?

  • Who Lost Iraq?

    Who Lost Iraq?

    After the pro-Western government of China was forced to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949, when the Communists took over mainland China, bitter recriminations in Washington led to the question: “Who lost China?” China was, of course, never | Read More »

  • Congress Should Address Patent Trolls

    Congress Should Address Patent Trolls

    So, if you hold a patent and you think someone is violating it, you file a lawsuit.

  • The Essential King Dollar/Low-Energy Nexus

    The Essential King Dollar/Low-Energy Nexus

    The strong May jobs report — including a 280,000 jump in nonfarm payrolls — reminds me of the big debate over the harmful effects of a strong dollar and falling oil prices. But where’s the harm? King Dollar, along with | Read More »

  • Obama's Foreign Policy Delusions

    Obama’s Foreign Policy Delusions

    President Obama’s stunning declaration that the global image of the United States has greatly improved under his administration is another example of his ideology and narcissism’s blinding him to his many policy failures.

  • Who Can Play a Mixed-Race Role?

    Who Can Play a Mixed-Race Role?

    Let’s set aside whether Cameron Crowe’s new movie, “Aloha,” is a good or bad movie. Whatever the flick’s merits or demerits, it has inadvertently helped expose the arbitrary, capricious and ridiculous demands of militant identity politics.