• Trolling for War with Russia

    Trolling for War with Russia

    Some 50 State Department officials have signed a memo calling on President Obama to launch air and missile strikes on the Damascus regime of Bashar Assad. A “judicious use of stand-off and air weapons,” they claim, “would undergird and drive | Read More »

  • Purification of America

    Purification of America

    In 2008, Barack Obama promised a fundamental transformation of America. Where that promise has gone unfulfilled the most is in areas of sexual and racial discrimination. What’s worse is the official sanction given to such discrimination. Let’s look at some | Read More »

  • Overthrow the Establishment to Fix the Economy

    Overthrow the Establishment to Fix the Economy

    Famed investor Wilbur Ross recently told CNBC that “Trump represents a more radical new approach to government that the nation’s economy desperately needs.” He’s right. Trump seeks an overthrow of the establishment. He’s a disrupter. Just what we need to | Read More »

  • The Gun Control Farce

    The Gun Control Farce

    Surely murder is a serious subject, which ought to be examined seriously. Instead, it is almost always examined politically in the context of gun control controversies, with stock arguments on both sides that have remained the same for decades. And | Read More »

  • My Lunch With Hillary

    My Lunch With Hillary

    I had lunch with Hillary Clinton. Really. I was on vacation on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, at a hotel that’s a mixture of villas-for-rent that stand right next to big houses owned by rich Americans. One day, several black | Read More »

  • Petulant, Partisan President Obama Needs a Reality Check

    Petulant, Partisan President Obama Needs a Reality Check

    In my most recent column, I discussed President Obama’s disgraceful reaction to the Islamic terrorist massacre of innocents in Orlando. Not to be outdone by his own wrongheadedness, he one-upped himself Tuesday with another doozy. People often criticize Donald Trump’s | Read More »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »