• Desperate Tactics

    Desperate Tactics

    It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment. Its extremely well financed favorite — Jeb Bush — never got anywhere with the voters in the primaries, and has already been forced out of the contest.

  • An Appeal to Marco Rubio Supporters

    An Appeal to Marco Rubio Supporters

    I appealed to Donald Trump supporters to consider voting for Ted Cruz, and I now make the same request of Marco Rubio supporters.

  • Springtime For Pundits

    Springtime For Pundits

    If you’re into self-dramatization, Donald Trump’s candidacy is perfect for you.

  • Trump Wins "Disavowal" Game, Then Super Tuesday

    Trump Wins “Disavowal” Game, Then Super Tuesday

    Do they have TV sets at CNN? An Internet connection? I don’t work at a television network, but I saw Trump “disavow” David Duke a half-dozen times before Jake Tapper asked him to disavow Duke again last Sunday.

  • Arizona, Not Trump, Shows Republicans the Way on Immigration

    Arizona, Not Trump, Shows Republicans the Way on Immigration

    In last Thursday’s slam-bang Republican debate everyone saw Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz do a fine job of demonstrating Donald Trump’s ignorance and inconsistencies. But many may not have noticed Cruz’s citation of a Feb. 9 Wall Street Journal article that casts light on the immigration issue — and suggests strongly that Cruz’s and Rubio’s serious immigration policies could prove more effective than Trump’s bombast about building a wall and getting Mexico to pay for it.

  • Last Chance for America?

    Last Chance for America?

    The “Super Tuesday” primaries may be a turning point for America — and quite possibly a turn for the worse. After seven long years of domestic disasters and increasing international dangers, the next President of the United States will need extraordinary wisdom, maturity, depth of knowledge and personal character to rescue America.

  • Exploring Trumpism

    Exploring Trumpism

    Just what is the Trump movement all about? I’ve tried to get to the bottom of it by conversing with various Donald Trump supporters on Twitter.

  • What Is the Fair Share of Taxes?

    What Is the Fair Share of Taxes?

    Presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with President Obama, say they want high-income earners, otherwise known as the rich, to pay their fair share of income taxes. None of these people, as well as the uninformed in the media and our campus intellectual elites, will say precisely what is the “fair share” of taxes. That is because they would look ignorant and silly, so they stick with simply saying that the rich should pay more. Let’s you and I take a peek at who pays what in federal income taxes.

  • Regulating the Future

    Regulating the Future

    We know government understands that new technologies are important. The military invests in robots and traffic cops use radar guns. But when the rest of us use robots or fly drones, government gets eager to put rules in place before things get “out of control.”

  • The 2016 GOP Debate Debacle

    The 2016 GOP Debate Debacle

    When the dust settles on this wild and wacky GOP primary season, there will be at least one clear Biggest Loser: the Republican National Committee.

  • The Albatross of a Trump Endorsement

    The Albatross of a Trump Endorsement

    Donald Trump’s distinctive rhetorical style — think of a drunk with a bullhorn reading aloud James Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake” under water — poses an almost insuperable challenge to people whose painful duty is to try to extract clarity from his effusions.

  • How to Cool Down Trump

    How to Cool Down Trump

    “Hell,” said Alabama’s Democratic Gov. George Wallace before roiling the 1968 presidential race, “we got too much dignity in government now, what we need is some meanness .”

  • 2 Percent Growth Is a Loser for the Angry Middle Class

    2 Percent Growth Is a Loser for the Angry Middle Class

    The good news is that the economy is growing at 2 percent and that there’s no recession in sight (barring a complete collapse of profits). The bad news is that the economy is growing at 2 percent. It’s been doing so for nearly 15 years under Democratic and Republican administrations.

  • Donald Trump Relishes Wrecking the GOP

    Donald Trump Relishes Wrecking the GOP

    Lyndon Johnson simply was exasperated. Barack Obama’s mischief was methodical.

  • The Legislative and Judicial Branches Strike Back Against Obama's Overreach

    The Legislative and Judicial Branches Strike Back Against Obama’s Overreach

    Barack Obama’s Wilsonian hostility to the separation of powers, expressed in his executive authoritarianism, is provoking equal and opposite reactions from the judicial and legislative branches.

  • While Obama Fiddles ...

    While Obama Fiddles …

    State of the world, Year Eight of Barack Obama:

  • Win One for Nino

    Win One for Nino

    Let’s understand something about the fight to fill the Supreme Court seat of Antonin (“Nino”) Scalia. This is about nothing but raw power. Any appeal you hear to high principle is phony — brazenly, embarrassingly so.

  • Trump's Rivals Must Make the Case for Themselves

    Trump’s Rivals Must Make the Case for Themselves

    Does Donald Trump’s big win in the Nevada caucuses mean he’s the inevitable Republican nominee?

  • A Respectful Appeal to Trump Supporters

    A Respectful Appeal to Trump Supporters

    As a Reagan conservative this is a particularly difficult primary season.

  • Hillary vs. The Donald

    Hillary vs. The Donald

    In a Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump race — which, the Beltway keening aside, seems the probable outcome of the primaries — what are the odds the GOP can take the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court?