• Hillary, Interrupted

    Whatever happened to “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar”? Whither “Girl Power”? When did Rosie the Riveter’s “We Can Do It!” give way to Hillary the Haranguer’s “We Can’t Handle It”?

  • Clinton and Obama, First Heal Yourselves on Race

    Hillary Clinton is the worst kind of political animal, one who will exploit anything for political gain, distort facts and shift her positions at will for votes, significantly more than your garden-variety pandering politician.

  • Is Charlotte Our Future?

    Celebrating the racial diversity of the Charlotte protesters last week, William Barber II, chairman of the North Carolina NAACP, proudly proclaimed, “This is what democracy looks like.”

  • Domestic Migration (Mostly) Explains a Generation of Partisan Changes

    Let’s step back, as we approach the first presidential debate of the 2016 campaign, and look back to try to understand how voting patterns have changed over a generation, by comparing the 2012 presidential results with those of 1988 — keeping in mind possible shifts since 2012 suggested by 2016 polling.

  • What Happens to the Democratic Party if Clinton Loses?

    There’s been lots of speculation about the fate of the Republican Party if (as most of the prognosticators expect and hope) Donald Trump loses. There’s been less speculation, though recent polling suggests it may be in order, about the fate of the Democratic Party if Hillary Clinton loses.

  • Trump Busts Muslim Protection Racket

    Forty minutes after the explosion in Chelsea Saturday night, Donald Trump told a crowd in Colorado that a bomb had gone off in New York and said, “We better get very tough, folks. We better get very, very tough.”

  • Addressing Terror, Clinton Plays It Safe, Trump Promises Bold Change

    The terrorist bombings in New York and New Jersey, which injured 29, and the terrorist stabbings in Minnesota, which injured nine, were nowhere near as serious as the terrorist shootings in Orlando, which killed 49, and in San Bernardino, which killed 14. Nevertheless, the acts of accused bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami, and of Dahir Adan, the stabber whose rampage was ended by an off-duty police officer in Minnesota, brought the issue of terrorism back to the presidential campaign trail.

  • Cruelty to Black Students

    Last year’s college news was about demands for safe spaces, trigger warnings and bans on insensitivity. This year’s college news is about black student demands for segregated campus housing and other racially segregated campus spaces and programs.

  • Supreme Court Picks

    When America’s founders talked about rights, they had something else in mind.

  • Our Political Predicament

    There is no point denying or sugar-coating the plain fact that the voters this election year face a choice between two of the worst candidates in living memory.

  • Hey, UN Corruptocrats: Spare Us Refugee Sanctimony

    Another United Nations summit in New York. Another finger-wagging extravaganza.

  • Will Democratic Success Breed Clinton’s Failure?

    Success breeds failure.

  • Tax Cuts, King Dollar & Growth

    Fifty-four years ago, at the Economic Club of New York, President John F. Kennedy unveiled a dramatic tax-cut plan to revive the long-stagnant U.S. economy. He proposed lowering marginal tax rates for all taxpayers and reducing the corporate tax. He advised lowering the top tax rate from 91 to 65 percent and closing tax loopholes. Five times during the speech he used the word “incentives.”

  • Political Correctness Doesn’t Only Threaten Speech

    Many, including me, have lamented that political correctness, especially on university campuses, is undermining free speech.

  • Bibi Backs Trump – on Putin

    Since Donald Trump said that if Vladimir Putin praises him, he would return the compliment, Republican outrage has not abated.

  • The Year of Political Re-enactors

    The thought came to me as I watched the Cleveland police clear away protesters from the city’s Public Square.

  • T. Rowe Price Chairman Says Fed Should Raise Rates

    BALTIMORE — Continued uncertainty about whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates shows the U.S. central bank is “more frightened of its own shadow” than it should be about boosting rates, said Brian Rogers, chairman and chief investment officer | Read More »

  • Could Hillary Tell Us What Percentage Of Muslims Are ‘Deplorable’?

    It wasn’t just the well-heeled donors at the Cipriani Club who laughed and applauded when Hillary called half of Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables” — “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic.”

  • As Debates Near, Forum Shows Potential Trump Advantage

    NBC’s “Commander in Chief Forum,” held Wednesday night aboard the USS Intrepid in New York, was the closest thing to a debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton until the real thing on Sept. 26. And it showed an advantage Trump might have when the two meet face-to-face: She has a record in government to defend, while he doesn’t.

  • Academic Giants and Dwarfs

    The University of Chicago’s president, Dr. Robert J. Zimmer, wrote a Wall Street Journal article, titled “Free Speech Is the Basis of a True Education.”