• Donald Trump, Supply-Sider?

    Donald Trump, Supply-Sider?

    Is Donald Trump a supply-sider? In his still young presidential campaign, he has said several times that he wants to be the “jobs president.” In his announcement speech, he put it this way: “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.”

  • Legal and Academic Equality Nonsense

    Legal and Academic Equality Nonsense

    A particular act or policy might not have a discriminatory intent, but that doesn’t let you off the hook. If it has a disproportionately negative impact on so-called protected classes, it is said to have a disparate impact and risks being prohibited by law. The uninformed assumption made by judges, lawyers and academics is that but for the fact of racial and sex discrimination, we all would be distributed across occupations, educational backgrounds and other socio-economic characteristics according to our percentages in the population. Such a vision is absolute nonsense. There is no evidence, anywhere, at any time, that but for the fact of discrimination, there would be proportional representation among various socio-economic characteristics. Let’s look at some disproportionalities, with an eye toward discovering the causes and then deciding what to do about them.

  • Obama ‘Modifies’ U.S. Oath of Allegiance to Accommodate Muslims

    Obama ‘Modifies’ U.S. Oath of Allegiance to Accommodate Muslims

    The Obama administration recently made changes to the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in a manner very conducive to Sharia, or Islamic law.

  • 'Vocabulary of Mutilation': A Disturbing Primer on the War on Drugs

    ‘Vocabulary of Mutilation’: A Disturbing Primer on the War on Drugs

    Don Winslow, novelist and conscientious objector to America’s longest “war,” was skeptical when he was in Washington on a recent Sunday morning. This was shortly after news broke about the escape, from one of Mexico’s “maximum security” prisons, of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel.

  • Gun Lies

    Gun Lies

    My town, New York City, enforces rigid gun laws. Police refused to assign me a gun permit. The law doesn’t even let me hold a fake gun on TV to demonstrate something.

  • The Private Sector Giveth - and Government Taketh Away

    The Private Sector Giveth – and Government Taketh Away

    It is – sadly, always – a clash of two titans. The private sector and government. There are claims made that it is – or can be – a symbiotic relationship. The free market and government – walking hand-in-hand into a brighter tomorrow.

  • Shock Videos Expose Moral Blind Spots

    Shock Videos Expose Moral Blind Spots

    It’s not that hard — and it’s a bit self satisfying — to judge moral flaws from past times. Hence, legislators from both parties recently embraced a bill to ban the naming of California public buildings after leaders of the Confederacy, given that regime protected the unquestionably evil practice of slavery. There’s no risk in condemning a government that dissolved in 1865 and was mostly headquartered 2,800 miles from Sacramento.

  • The Plot to Destroy Nixon

    The Plot to Destroy Nixon

    In his new biography “Being Nixon: A Man Divided,” Evan Thomas concedes a point. Richard Nixon, he writes, “was not paranoid; the press and the ‘Georgetown set’ really were out to get him.”

  • The Trump Card

    The Trump Card

    With Hillary Clinton’s multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic Party have reason to be concerned. But both of them may yet be rescued by “The Donald,” who can turn out to be their Trump card.

  • Iran Deal Is Obama's Foreign Policy Obamacare

    Iran Deal Is Obama’s Foreign Policy Obamacare

    President Obama’s sordid Iran nuke deal is looking more and more like the foreign policy version of Obamacare. It’s duplicitous, secretive, destructive and legacy-driven, and he’s going to have to go full community organizer to get it passed.

  • Obama Bets Nuclear Deal Will Change Iran's Regime; Few Agree

    Obama Bets Nuclear Deal Will Change Iran’s Regime; Few Agree

    “Faute de mieux.” That means “for want of something better” in Secretary of State John Kerry’s second language. It’s also the best case made by its journalistic defenders for approval of the nuclear weapons deal Kerry negotiated with Iran. Or to be more exact, for rallying 34 votes in the Senate or 146 votes in the House to uphold a presidential veto of a congressional vote to disapprove.

  • The Run Amoks at the CFPB

    The Run Amoks at the CFPB

    No one likes to pay interest – but most of us need to borrow money at some point in our lives. Interest is the price of borrowing money – no different, when you think about it, than paying rent to borrow a car for a period of time.

  • Reviving ‘Peace Through Strength’

    Reviving ‘Peace Through Strength’

    Ever since the Ayatollah Khomeini and his Islamist storm troops took over Iran in 1979, the driving force of the country’s rulers has been (1) destroy Israel; (2) establish Iran as the hegemonist of the Middle East; and (3) drive out all Western influences from the region. Their efforts to create a nuclear arsenal has been part of their strategy to accomplish these goals.

  • Now the Turks Are All In

    Now the Turks Are All In

    All through the Cold War, the Turks were among America’s most reliable allies.

  • Asymmetrical Politics: Republicans Act Like an Unruly Mob, Democrats Like a Regimented Army

    Asymmetrical Politics: Republicans Act Like an Unruly Mob, Democrats Like a Regimented Army

    As the presidential campaign heats up, and we head into the first debate among the 16 declared Republican candidates, there is an asymmetry between the two political parties.

  • Desperate Dems Recycle Planned Parenthood's Mammogram Lie

    Desperate Dems Recycle Planned Parenthood’s Mammogram Lie

    The gruesome hits keep coming for the baby butchers of Planned Parenthood. President Obama and his top health officials have one last-ditch response left: Quick, hide behind the imaginary mammogram machine!

  • School Choice Is Liberty’s Last Best Hope

    School Choice Is Liberty’s Last Best Hope

    Although we often hear about distinctive American features such as apple pie, baseball, and freedom of speech, the single greatest characteristic of the American way is the willingness to provide opportunity for all. Unlike its European predecessors, the United States was always meant to be a place where your standing in the world isn’t determined by who your parents are but rather by an unrelenting spirit.

  • Why Muslim Rapists Prefer Blondes: A History

    Why Muslim Rapists Prefer Blondes: A History

    The Muslim penchant to target “white” women for sexual exploitation—an epidemic currently plaguing Europe, especially Britain and Scandinavia—is as old as Islam itself, and even traces back to Muhammad.

  • Voters to G.O.P.: We're Just Not That Into Immigrants

    Voters to G.O.P.: We’re Just Not That Into Immigrants

    For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the public.

  • Understanding Pollard: He is Not the Victim his Supporters Portray

    Understanding Pollard: He is Not the Victim his Supporters Portray

    Jonathan Pollard, the U.S. intelligence analyst who spied for Israel and was sentenced to life in prison, could be released as early as November, when he becomes eligible for mandatory parole, according to the Justice Department.