• Ted Cruz's Gamble

    Ted Cruz’s Gamble

    By allowing Ted Cruz to speak without an assured endorsement, Donald Trump took a gamble with his convention. By refusing to endorse the nominee of his party, Cruz took a gamble with his political future. Trump lost his gamble when | Read More »

  • Why Politicians Are Important (And Dangerous)

    Why Politicians Are Important (And Dangerous)

    My Fox News colleagues are in Cleveland, diligently interviewing Republicans. Next week, they’ll interview Democrats. I’m glad they do it — because I despise most politicians. There are exceptions, of course, but after years of reporting, I’ve concluded that most | Read More »

  • With Texas, A Wall Too High For the GOP?

    With Texas, A Wall Too High For the GOP?

    Political conventions are echo chambers designed to generate feelings of invincibility, sending forth the party faithful with a spring in their steps and hope in their hearts. Who would want to be a wet blanket at such moveable feasts? Steve | Read More »

  • Who Gets Absolute Moral Authority?

    Who Gets Absolute Moral Authority?

    My 12-year-old son couldn’t remember the phrase “take a walk down memory lane” last week, instead describing a stroll through “nostalgia road.” I knew it would come in handy. Put on your hiking boots and join me for an educational | Read More »

  • Law and Order' Becomes a Major Theme of GOP Convention

    Law and Order’ Becomes a Major Theme of GOP Convention

    The Trump campaign set “Make America Safe Again” as the theme of the Republican convention’s first night well before the attack that killed three police officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge. But that attack, and the earlier shooting | Read More »

  • Challenges for Black People: Part II

    Challenges for Black People: Part II

    The prospects for a better future are nearly hopeless for roughly 20 percent of black people — those who reside in big-city crime-infested and dysfunctional neighborhoods. There is virtually nothing that can be done about it without a major rebuilding | Read More »

  • Is the Party Over for Bushism?

    Is the Party Over for Bushism?

    Neither George W. Bush, the Republican Party nominee in 2000 and 2004, nor Jeb, the dethroned Prince of Wales, will be in Cleveland. Nor will John McCain or Mitt Romney, the last two nominees. These former leaders would like it | Read More »

  • Resisting the Revisionists: Finally, a First Step

    Resisting the Revisionists: Finally, a First Step

    “The most significant reinforcement of our collective defense any time since the Cold War,” President Obama called it. A bit of an exaggeration, perhaps, but it was still an achievement: This month’s NATO summit in Warsaw ordered the deployment of | Read More »

  • Encouraged by the Pence Pick

    Encouraged by the Pence Pick

    I believe that Donald Trump was smart to pick Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his running mate. All things considered, it’s an encouraging development, whether Trump picked him because he truly wanted him or he did so at the | Read More »

  • Police, Blacks, and Crime

    Police, Blacks, and Crime

    Claims about racist cops from groups like Black Lives Matter lead more people to fear and hate the police. That’s bad news for cops. It’s also bad for black people who live in crime-ridden neighborhoods, says Heather Mac Donald, author of | Read More »

  • The Dumbest Idea

    The Dumbest Idea

    If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly distributed in incomes, institutions, occupations or awards, in the absence of somebody doing somebody wrong. | Read More »

  • Will Trump's 'Other People's Money' Campaign Prevail Over Clinton's Standard Tactics?

    Will Trump’s ‘Other People’s Money’ Campaign Prevail Over Clinton’s Standard Tactics?

    Donald Trump postponed the announcement of his vice presidential candidate, Mike Pence, because of the terrorist attack in Nice, which was in line with the modus operandi of his campaign. He didn’t want to preempt news media coverage of another | Read More »

  • Who Gave Us Justice Ginsburg?

    Who Gave Us Justice Ginsburg?

    “Her mind is shot.” That was the crisp diagnosis of Donald Trump on hearing the opinion of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the possibility he might become president. It all began with an interview last week when the justice was | Read More »

  • GOP Minds Are at Sea - But Not the Right One

    GOP Minds Are at Sea – But Not the Right One

    Neither the unanimous decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, nor China’s rejection of it, was surprising. The timing of it was, however, as serendipitous as China’s rejection is ominous. Coming as Republican delegates convene on Lake | Read More »

  • Obama, Clinton and Race Exploitation

    Obama, Clinton and Race Exploitation

    Hillary Clinton, exploiting the venue of her appearance in Springfield, Illinois — where Abraham Lincoln warned against “a house divided” — told America that Donald Trump is not fit to lead in times of racial tension. This is rich, considering | Read More »

  • Trump Surges as Hillary's Stock Seeks Bottom

    Trump Surges as Hillary’s Stock Seeks Bottom

    Donald Trump hit two home runs this week. The first, immediately following the horrific terrorist truck attack in Nice, was his statement in a media interview that if elected he would ask Congress for a declaration of war to combat | Read More »

  • U.S., NATO Finally Send a Message to Putin

    U.S., NATO Finally Send a Message to Putin

    “The most significant reinforcement of our collective defense any time since the Cold War,” President Barack Obama called it. A bit of an exaggeration, perhaps, but it was still an achievement: Last week’s NATO summit in Warsaw ordered the deployment | Read More »

  • Hillary Honors Dead Cops

    Hillary Honors Dead Cops

    The day after a racist monster shot 12 white policemen in Dallas, murdering five of them, in the worst mass shooting of policemen in history, Hillary Clinton went on Wolf Blitzer’s show and blamed the cops. Asked what she would | Read More »

  • Events Roil the 2016 Campaign

    Events Roil the 2016 Campaign

    “Events, dear boy, events,” the late British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan supposedly replied when asked what he most feared. And events can certainly make a difference, as was apparent this week: Prime Minister David Cameron moved out of No. 10 | Read More »

  • The Travesty of Teacher Tenure

    The Travesty of Teacher Tenure

    The mills of justice grind slowly, but life plunges on, leaving lives blighted when justice, by being delayed, is irremediably denied. Fortunately, California’s Supreme Court might soon decide to hear — four years after litigation began — the 21st century’s | Read More »