Inhofe-Toomey sequester alternative takes shape
“We certainly aren’t going to give the Obama administration a blank check to make cuts.”
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 »
Michelle’s Speech Was Trite, Too
When MSNBC signed off at 3 a.m. the first night of the Republican National Convention, they were still talking about Melania’s speech.
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?
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?
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
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
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?
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
“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
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 »