• Gullible Americans

    Gullible Americans

    Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), satirist, essayist and political pamphleteer, is a favorite of mine. He wrote “Gulliver’s Travels.”

  • Paranoid Politics

    Paranoid Politics

    Amid all the media analyses of the prospects of each of the candidates in both political parties, there is remarkably little discussion of the validity — or lack of validity — of the arguments these candidates are using.

  • Nationalism and Populism Propel Trump

    Nationalism and Populism Propel Trump

    As the returns came in from South Carolina Saturday night, showing Donald Trump winning a decisive victory, a note of nervous desperation crept into the commentary.

  • Suggested Cruz Campaign Reboot: Show, Don't Tell

    Suggested Cruz Campaign Reboot: Show, Don’t Tell

    I don’t believe I’ve ever presumed to offer unsolicited advice on campaign strategy to a presidential candidate, especially in a public forum, but I’ve decided to make an exception today.

  • February Clarifies Both Parties' Nomination Races

    February Clarifies Both Parties’ Nomination Races

    In 2008, Barack Obama’s great victories in February primaries — Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia and Wisconsin — gave him an unstoppable delegate lead for the Democratic nomination.

  • Justice Scalia Leaves Legacy of Humor and Strong Faith

    Justice Scalia Leaves Legacy of Humor and Strong Faith

    Justice Scalia was personable with people of all political affiliations and stood out for his humor and strong faith.

  • A Growth Message, Not Catfights, Will Propel the GOP to November Victory

    A Growth Message, Not Catfights, Will Propel the GOP to November Victory

    In the week leading up to the New Hampshire primary, a few GOP candidates put forth strong, positive, optimistic messages of economic growth. Donald Trump did it, and it contributed to his landslide.

  • Justice Scalia’s Understanding of Markets Will Be Missed

    Justice Scalia’s Understanding of Markets Will Be Missed

    Justice Antonin Scalia played a significant role in the development of telecommunications in the 1970s that gave him a firm grasp of markets and business issues as he served on the Supreme Court.

  • Who Will Win the Electability Vote?

    Who Will Win the Electability Vote?

    With the likelihood that the Supreme Court vacancy will not be filled this year, voters’ minds are going to turn to questions of electability, writes my Washington Examiner colleague David Drucker.

  • Conservatives Must Not Squander This Opportunity

    Conservatives Must Not Squander This Opportunity

    As a supporter of Ted Cruz I have had many supporters of other candidates tell me that he would not be electable in the general election. I disagree.

  • Trump Is Right on Trade

    Trump Is Right on Trade

    Republican hawks are aflutter today over China’s installation of anti-aircraft missiles on Woody Island in the South China Sea.

  • GOP Baffled As Voters Rally to Popular Candidate

    GOP Baffled As Voters Rally to Popular Candidate

    Donald Trump’s latest bombshell, claiming the Bush administration lied about weapons of mass destruction to get us into the Iraq War, is just him doing wheelies on the way to the nomination.

  • The Lure of Socialism

    The Lure of Socialism

    Many people of mature years are amazed at how many young people have voted for Senator Bernie Sanders, and are enthusiastic about the socialism he preaches.

  • Sanders and Trump: Magic Sells

    Sanders and Trump: Magic Sells

    The New Hampshire results have solidified the reigning cliché that the 2016 campaign is an anti-establishment revolt of both the left and the right. Largely overlooked, however, is the role played in setting the national mood by the seven-year legacy of the Obama presidency.

  • Why Antonin Scalia was a Jurist of Colossal Consequence

    Why Antonin Scalia was a Jurist of Colossal Consequence

    Antonin Scalia, who combined a zest for intellectual combat with a vast talent for friendship, was a Roman candle of sparkling jurisprudential theories leavened by acerbic witticisms.

  • Progressives' Anti-Free Speech Itch

    Progressives’ Anti-Free Speech Itch

    Bernie Sanders, greedy for power to punish people he considers greedy, has occasioned 2016’s best joke (reported in Bloomberg Businessweek): “In the Bernie Sanders drinking game, every time he mentions a free government program, you drink someone else’s beer.” But neither Sanders’s nor Hillary Clinton’s hostility to the First Amendment is amusing.

  • Robot Cars

    Robot Cars

    The Tesla S is the closest thing to a totally driverless car available now. I had to leave my state to test-drive it. New York’s archaic laws forbid taking both hands off the wheel.

  • Border Surge Solution: Send 'Em to Camp David!

    Border Surge Solution: Send ‘Em to Camp David!

    Colorado dodged a bullet. After a stinging backlash from local leaders and Rocky Mountain politicians in both parties, the Obama White House retreated this weekend from plans to dump in our state 1,000 minors who immigrated here illegally.

  • Clinton and Sanders and Progressivism

    Clinton and Sanders and Progressivism

    Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders seek to claim the “progressive” mantle. Both claim the other is not a true progressive.

  • Republicans Launch Sharp Attacks in South Carolina Debate

    Republicans Launch Sharp Attacks in South Carolina Debate

    The CBS presidential debate in Greenville, South Carolina, started off with a moment of silence in memory of Justice Antonin Scalia, whose death was announced earlier in the day. And the debate that followed was a sort of tribute to the late jurist.