• Bernie Is a Mainstream Democrat

    Bernie Is a Mainstream Democrat

    People often make fun of Bernie Sanders and his supporters, but with all this levity, we may be underestimating the seriousness of this political movement and what it signifies concerning our ongoing struggle for liberty. At first, no one took | Read More »

  • The Dogs That Aren't Barking -- and Those That Are -- in 2016

    The Dogs That Aren’t Barking — and Those That Are — in 2016

    000Let’s look back on the primary campaign — completed for Republicans, still ongoing for Democrats — and see if we can identify what Sherlock Holmes referred to as dogs that didn’t bark. For what’s unusual about this campaign is not | Read More »

  • Sanders Seeks to Weaken Relationship Between Dems, Israel

    Sanders Seeks to Weaken Relationship Between Dems, Israel

    Part of Bernie Sanders’ charm is that for all of his arm-waving jeremiads, he appears unthreatening. He’s the weird old uncle in the attic, Larry David’s crazy Bernie. It’s almost a matter of style. Who can be afraid of a | Read More »

  • Socialism for the Uninformed

    Socialism for the Uninformed

    Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound great. It is only when you go beyond rhetoric, and start looking at hard facts, that socialism turns out to be a big disappointment, | Read More »

  • Donald, Hillary and the Bernie Factor

    Donald, Hillary and the Bernie Factor

    Among the abundant ironies of this election cycle, there is this: We are now in the eighth year of the most liberal administration since Lyndon Johnson’s. The primary elections reveal a national mood of anxiety, apprehension and anger, in turn | Read More »

  • Rights Versus Wishes

    Rights Versus Wishes

    Here is what presidential aspirant Sen. Bernie Sanders said: “I believe that health care is a right of all people.” President Barack Obama declared that health care “should be a right for every American.”

  • The Four Foreign Policies

    The Four Foreign Policies

    After dozens of contests featuring cliffhangers, buzzer-beaters and a ton of flagrant fouls, we’re down to the Final Four: Sanders, Clinton, Cruz and Trump.

  • Democrats Dispirited, Republicans Hobbled by Excess of Spirit

    Democrats Dispirited, Republicans Hobbled by Excess of Spirit

    Bad news for both parties in the primaries and caucuses in the seven days in March following Super Tuesday.

  • What Is the Fair Share of Taxes?

    What Is the Fair Share of Taxes?

    Presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with President Obama, say they want high-income earners, otherwise known as the rich, to pay their fair share of income taxes. None of these people, as well as the uninformed in the media and our campus intellectual elites, will say precisely what is the “fair share” of taxes. That is because they would look ignorant and silly, so they stick with simply saying that the rich should pay more. Let’s you and I take a peek at who pays what in federal income taxes.

  • The Lure of Socialism

    The Lure of Socialism

    Many people of mature years are amazed at how many young people have voted for Senator Bernie Sanders, and are enthusiastic about the socialism he preaches.

  • Sanders and Trump: Magic Sells

    Sanders and Trump: Magic Sells

    The New Hampshire results have solidified the reigning cliché that the 2016 campaign is an anti-establishment revolt of both the left and the right. Largely overlooked, however, is the role played in setting the national mood by the seven-year legacy of the Obama presidency.

  • Progressives' Anti-Free Speech Itch

    Progressives’ Anti-Free Speech Itch

    Bernie Sanders, greedy for power to punish people he considers greedy, has occasioned 2016’s best joke (reported in Bloomberg Businessweek): “In the Bernie Sanders drinking game, every time he mentions a free government program, you drink someone else’s beer.” But neither Sanders’s nor Hillary Clinton’s hostility to the First Amendment is amusing.

  • Clinton and Sanders and Progressivism

    Clinton and Sanders and Progressivism

    Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders seek to claim the “progressive” mantle. Both claim the other is not a true progressive.

  • New Hampshire's Rebuke

    New Hampshire’s Rebuke

    New Hampshire voters issued a rebuke to conventional party leaders when they voted by large margins for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in Tuesday’s primaries.

  • Probing for Clues in the Iowa Caucus Numbers

    Probing for Clues in the Iowa Caucus Numbers

    Now that the results of last Monday’s Iowa caucuses are in, speculation naturally turns to next Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.

  • The Three-Cornered Fight for the Soul of the GOP

    The Three-Cornered Fight for the Soul of the GOP

    It’s hard to believe that the United States, having resisted the siren song of socialism during its entire 20th-century heyday (the only major democracy to do so), should suddenly succumb to its charms a generation after its intellectual demise.

  • The Republican Race Heats Up While Hillary Clinton Falters

    The Republican Race Heats Up While Hillary Clinton Falters

    The race for president is accelerating in high gear, or, rather, the races for president — in the Republican and Democratic parties, in the Iowa caucuses, the New Hampshire primary and primaries and caucuses to come. How’s it going? Let’s look at these separate races.

  • Dalton Trumbo Had It Coming

    Dalton Trumbo Had It Coming

    “Dalton Trumbo was a socialist, but he loved being rich.” So says Bryan Cranston, who stars in “Trumbo,” out this week, and plays the screenwriter who went to prison with the Hollywood Ten in the time of Harry Truman.

  • Bernie Sanders Right at Home in Democratic Party

    Bernie Sanders Right at Home in Democratic Party

    Pointing to the rise of Donald Trump and Ben Carson in the Republican race, some say Sanders is doing well because this is a year of the outsiders. But to suggest there is commonality between Democratic outsiders and Republican ones is lazy thinking.

  • To End Wars -- Trump vs. Sanders

    To End Wars — Trump vs. Sanders

    Barack Obama sought as his legacy to bring an end to the two longest wars in U.S. history. On Oct. 15, he, again, admitted failure.