• Is Donald Trump Headed for a Loss of ... Ordinary Republican Proportions?

    Is Donald Trump Headed for a Loss of … Ordinary Republican Proportions?

    The latest national polls show Donald Trump in dire shape. In the RealClearPolitics average, Trump has dropped below 40 percent — 39.1 percent, to be precise — while Mitt Romney, in the entire losing 2012 campaign, never fell below 43 | Read More »

  • Trump Is Running As Trump. Surprise!

    Trump Is Running As Trump. Surprise!

    When in his 1964 GOP acceptance speech Barry Goldwater declared that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” a reporter sitting near journalist/historian Theodore White famously exclaimed: “My God, he’s going to run as Barry Goldwater!” Six weeks | Read More »

  • When Party Establishments Mattered

    When Party Establishments Mattered

    Months before the 1940 Republican convention nominated Wendell Willkie, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Theodore Roosevelt’s waspish daughter, said that Willkie’s support sprang “from the grass roots of a thousand country clubs.” There actually was a Republican establishment in 1940, when GOP | Read More »

  • Why We Have, And Probably Will Keep Having, Sluggish Job Growth

    Why We Have, And Probably Will Keep Having, Sluggish Job Growth

    Why has the American economy had such sluggish job creation and economic growth? That’s a pretty fundamental question, and one for which most conventional economists offer unsatisfying answers. Clues can be found, I think, in the new book by the | Read More »

  • Brexit Causes Elites Angst -- But Britain May Leave EU Anyway

    Brexit Causes Elites Angst — But Britain May Leave EU Anyway

    “Market Angst as U.K. Edges to Exit,” proclaims the headline on The Wall Street Journal’s lead story. The exit referred to is Britain’s departure from the European Union, a move that will be mandated if a majority votes “leave” rather | Read More »

  • Nation Needs Purdue's President

    Nation Needs Purdue’s President

    Mitch Daniels, former governor of Indiana and current president of Purdue University, knows that no one in the audience is there to hear a commencement speaker. When, however, he addressed his institution’s class of 2016, it heard him distill into | Read More »

  • Why It's Looking Like 2012 All Over Again

    Why It’s Looking Like 2012 All Over Again

    Much about the Republican primary schedule changed from 2012 to 2016, but the final round of contests — on June 5 last time around and June 7 this year — were the same: California, New Jersey, Montana, New Mexico and | Read More »

  • Florida: America's Jihad Playground

    Florida: America’s Jihad Playground

    The home of the “Happiest Place on Earth” has been breeding killer jihadists and Muslim zealots for years. Omar Mateen, the cold-blooded mass murderer who gunned down 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub and wounded 53 more before police | Read More »

  • Did Anyone Talking About Trump's Speech Actually Hear It?

    Did Anyone Talking About Trump’s Speech Actually Hear It?

    The media have lost their minds after Trump’s magnificent speech on Monday. It’s all hands on deck, no attack is too extreme.

  • No, President Obama, Americans Don't Need to Examine Themselves

    No, President Obama, Americans Don’t Need to Examine Themselves

    President Obama’s predictable reaction to the latest heinous, unprovoked terrorist massacre of innocent citizens on American soil would be embarrassing if it weren’t so disgraceful. This man’s term can’t end quickly enough. There is just no excuse for Obama’s warped | Read More »

  • Money Going to Washington

    Money Going to Washington

    According to a New York Post article (May 22, 2016), in just two years, Hillary Clinton — former first lady, senator from New York and secretary of state — collected over $21 million in speaking fees. These fees were paid | Read More »

  • In Britain, Anti-Semitism Endures

    In Britain, Anti-Semitism Endures

    Of the fighting faiths that flourished during the ideologically drunk 20th century, anti-Semitism has been uniquely durable. It survives by mutating, even migrating across the political spectrum from the right to the left. Although most frequently found in European semi-fascist | Read More »

  • Not Donald Trump, or Hillary Clinton

    Not Donald Trump, or Hillary Clinton

    Finally! Voters have another choice. The Libertarian Party nominated two socially tolerant but fiscally conservative former governors, Gary Johnson and Bill Weld. Weld? Isn’t the former Massachusetts governor just another Republican? He didn’t act like one when he and Johnson | Read More »

  • Will Orlando Change Anything?

    Will Orlando Change Anything?

    However great the shock of the massacre in Orlando, it is only a matter of time before we start hearing again the fact-free dogma that “diversity is our strength.” If there is any place in the Guinness Book of World | Read More »

  • Why Trump Must Not Apologize

    Why Trump Must Not Apologize

    “Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.” Donald Trump has internalized the maxim Benjamin Jowett gave to his students at Balliol who would soon be running the empire. And in rejecting demands that he apologize for | Read More »

  • The Dogs That Aren't Barking -- and Those That Are -- in 2016

    The Dogs That Aren’t Barking — and Those That Are — in 2016

    000Let’s look back on the primary campaign — completed for Republicans, still ongoing for Democrats — and see if we can identify what Sherlock Holmes referred to as dogs that didn’t bark. For what’s unusual about this campaign is not | Read More »

  • Stunning New Development!!! Media Calls Trump Racist

    Stunning New Development!!! Media Calls Trump Racist

    Annoyed at federal judge Gonzalo P. Curiel’s persistent rulings against him in the Trump University case (brought by a law firm that has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for speeches by Bill and Hillary), Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that maybe it’s because the judge is a second-generation Mexican immigrant.

  • Measuring Life by the Spoonful

    Measuring Life by the Spoonful

    “How is your daughter doing?” is one of the most complicated questions I’ve had to answer. As Veronica marks her 16th birthday this month, we are sharing an update in hopes of de-stigmatizing and demystifying life with chronic pain, fatigue | Read More »

  • Obama, Immigration Propaganda and Our National Identity

    Obama, Immigration Propaganda and Our National Identity

    Just when you think the Hollywood left might be showing some independence from the Obama White House, it once again falls in line to mouth its propaganda. Just kidding. No one believes that Hollywood leftists think independently. Fox News reports | Read More »

  • The #NeverTrump Party's Desperate Scenarios

    The #NeverTrump Party’s Desperate Scenarios

    Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol stunned the political world when, after weeks of talk about recruiting a high-profile candidate to run for president with an anti-Trump conservative third party, he confirmed that he has instead focused on the relatively unknown | Read More »