• Free Condoms -- What Could Go Wrong?

    Free Condoms — What Could Go Wrong?

    Remember when the left passionately insisted that public schools distribute free condoms to students on the bizarre theory that they were going to have sex anyway and we might as well make it safe? Well, the results are in, and | Read More »

  • Magna Carta 2.0: Good for Freedom, Good for Growth Trump is the Big Winner, Obama got Crushed

    Magna Carta 2.0: Good for Freedom, Good for Growth Trump is the Big Winner, Obama got Crushed

    The original Magna Carta was a charter agreed to by King John of England in 1215. It just celebrated its 801st anniversary. So no, I wasn’t there. But that charter has become part of an important, iconic, political myth that | Read More »

  • Hillaryism

    Hillaryism

    “I believe in an America always moving toward the future.” — Hillary Clinton, June 21 This was not the most important line in Clinton’s Ohio economic policy speech, only the most amazing. Surely there cannot be a more vacuous, meaningless | Read More »

  • Has Trump Found the Formula?

    Has Trump Found the Formula?

    Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump’s Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton this fall. Indeed, after the speech ended Clinton was suddenly defending the Clinton Foundation against the charge that it is | Read More »

  • Trump Pivoting Away From Tabloid-Style Campaigning

    Trump Pivoting Away From Tabloid-Style Campaigning

    Donald Trump is the latest proof that the campaign always reflects the candidate and that the candidate is a product of his experience over the years. So, as Trump, after clinching the Republican nomination, reshuffles and rejiggers a campaign that | Read More »

  • Warning: Labels

    Warning: Labels

    When you use a coffeepot, do you need a warning label to tell you: “Do not hold over people”? Must a bicycle bell be sold with the warning: “Should be installed and serviced by a professional mechanic”? Of course not. | Read More »

  • Horror and Hush-Up in Twin Falls, Idaho

    Horror and Hush-Up in Twin Falls, Idaho

    Something wicked happened in Idaho’s rural Magic Valley. The evil has been compounded by politicians, media and special interest groups doing their damnedest to suppress the story and quell a righteous citizen rebellion. On June 7, a brief news item | Read More »

  • How Does Immigration Reduce Mass Shootings?

    How Does Immigration Reduce Mass Shootings?

    With the media frantically hiding the content of Donald Trump’s terrorism speech from last week, he should respond to every question with the central point of that speech: How does this kind of immigration make our country better? How does | Read More »

  • Republicans: Save Your Party, Don’t Give To Trump

    Republicans: Save Your Party, Don’t Give To Trump

    “There’s an old adage about a vat of wine standing next to a vat of sewage. Add a cup of wine to the sewage, and it is still sewage. But add a cup of sewage to the wine, and it | Read More »

  • Big Brother Obama Suppresses Information to Promote Propaganda

    Big Brother Obama Suppresses Information to Promote Propaganda

    If some maniac blurted out his allegiance to Jesus Christ while mowing down 49 innocent people, do you think there’s any chance President Obama would not showcase those remarks? Well, in the case of radical Islamist Omar Mateen, the Obama | Read More »

  • 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 »