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"It's a cliché because it's true" goes a cliché. Yet as National Review powerhouse and American Enterprise Institute fellow Jonah Goldberg demonstrates in his new book
The Supreme Court decision on the American Care Act is a loss for Barack Obama, despite how the president and his minions in the mainstream media will attempt to portray it. They will insist on selling this... More
The day the Supreme Court ruled in favor of ObamaCare, a friend called me. He's an extremely dedicated, much-loved surgeon, and he was frustrated and livid in equal measure.
Larry Brinkin, 22-year retiree from the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and veteran gay rights advocate from San Francisco, has been arrested for felony possession of child pornography. Following his... More
My nephew, along with other fellow black family and friends, defends Obama no matter what. My young adult nephew, bless his ignorant heart, said, "All I know is Bush made a mess -- and when we get a black... More
America is in the throes of a presidential campaign that presents real hope for the future of America (Romney) versus the same-old, same-old (Obama). While it appears right now that Obama and his socialist... More
Chief Justice John Roberts has handed a remarkable victory to American conservatives by threading the judicial needle with perfect precision. The initial disappointment collectively felt by Americans who had... More
[This week, Clarice's Pieces is appearing on Friday.]
"[I]n the 1980s, the political psychologist Philip E. Tetlock began... More
When the shocking ObamaCare ruling came from the Supreme Court Thursday morning, the reaction from the conservative pundit class started with befuddlement -- then worked through confusion, shock, and of course... More
Today, Friday June 29, is the day that Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) researchers are required to provide "criminal" defendant Kurt Mix, a former BP completions engineer, with the flow rate data they... More
While many Americans took pride in electing the first black president of the United States, some of us questioned the wisdom of taking an inexperienced blank slate and elevating him to the most important and... More
The Supreme Court's outrageous activism in reframing the government's defense of ObamaCare in order to save it dimmed a little further the flame that has long stood as the world's only original source of... More
The United States Supreme Court reaffirmed the power of words and rhetoric. Take a bow, Progressives. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap.
Who owns the documents being suppressed in the clumsy Fast and Furious cover-up? Murder-gate... More
America is now at war. It is a civil war, but no shots will be fired. It's a war over the Constitution, yet it will be through the Constitution that the winner will be determined.
Numerous urban legends circulated about the content of Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father during the 2008 election. The concept of falsus in unum, falsus in omnibus (false in one thing,... More
An odd tale of marital tension may be playing itself out before the nation's eyes, as Michelle Obama devotes herself to cajoling Americans into eating healthier food and exercising more while her husband eagerly... More
President Obama has been consistently inconsistent on most issues but has never waivered in his adherence to "fairness."
Does MSNBC's Ed Schultz really believe the nonsense that he spouts? His never-ending
Back in 2006, Oprah Winfrey admitted to feeling embarrassed after learning that James Frey, whose memoir she had praised and promoted, fabricated many of his life stories. And as we would expect from a woman... More
I realize that the Jurassic media would have us believe that John McCain is a bipartisan saint -- the kind of reasonable Republican we need -- and that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is just another... More
In a victory over odd men in raincoats, a federal judge has upheld Indiana's 2008 law barring convicted sex offenders from using Facebook, MySpace, and other social media. A class-action suit had been... More
On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presided over the release of the 12th Annual U.S. State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. This annual accounting... More
Did Justice Roberts trade votes with Justice Kennedy in the Arizona decision handed down Monday? I certainly hope so, for he would have struck a blow for constitutional conservatism. I will... More
Supreme Court subtleties notwithstanding, conservatives must find a way to refocus the health care debate on two questions that constitute the true rock-bottom essence of the issue: (1) Do you own your own body?... More
June 27 is set aside as the national awareness day for post-traumatic stress disorder (referred to in this article as PTS). Approximately one third of all soldiers who are fighting or have fought in the War... More
"I'm not writing it as a fact-checker. I'm writing it as an historian," griped David Maraniss on CNN about the first volume of his new book, Barack Obama: The Story. "Other people for... More
I know you're busy writing to your friends to ask them to skip your birthday present this year and send the
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These last few months I've been working on the idea that there are two modern worldviews. There's the Invisible Hand worldview that things will work out because humans are social animals and must be social to... More
For the past thirty years, conservatives and progressives have debated a fundamental question about interpreting the U.S. Constitution. Conservatives hew to the doctrine of originalism -- that judges... More
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Some days, things just work out right. Last Thursday was one of those days for conservatives. It was a day of reckoning for the Service Employees International Union and the Democratic politicians they... More
Many Americans, viewing the European debt crisis from afar, are justified in asking how does this ongoing and apparently never ending debacle affect them. The explanations offered thus far are steeped in... More
One hole card in the Obama campaign's deck of memes remains to be played against Romney: his affiliation with the LDS Church.
Divisions between radical leftists in the Democratic Party and so-called extremists on the right get most of the media attention these days, but a more important political current is emerging with Romney's success... More
I suffered heart failure back in September. I had had a cough for some time but nothing more, and I figured it was a case of allergies run amok. One morning I woke with breathing trouble and a fizzing... More
In the game of Obama politics, the Race Card and the Bush Card are frequently played to trump most any criticism of Obama or his policies. While those cards tend to be the most oft-used defensive... More
Paul Krugman plays a critical role in the left's drive for more government control over peoples' lives. After all, the emotional crusade is given a cloak of scientific credibility by Krugman's Nobel... More
My friend Jane Woodworth looked over her newspaper, put down her coffee mug, and said , " Imagine being so down and out that you have to deter people from talking about the economy with the news that you are an... More
Here are the questions on Syria: what is the American obligation? What is the American interest? What is the American capability?
"An Iron Curtain has descended over half of Europe" said Winston Churchill's in his
Trauma, viruses, or bacteria cause the death of a biological entity. Viruses and bacteria are major killers of human beings and present great challenges to medicine. They can be deadly and have the... More
Observers of the religious and political scenes in America should have taken notice when President Obama deemed Christian religious symbols too offensive to be seen during his economics speech at Catholic... More
An announcement by Egypt's election commission, concerning who won the most votes in the recent presidential election, has been delayed. A recent deterioration in the health of ousted former President Hosni... More
It has been a slack week, without a laugh from our white-plugged veep, Mr. "Don't Mess with Joe" Biden.
If European monetary integration, the EU, the European Central Bank (ECB), and the euro are so unpopular, why are countries sticking with them? Could the reason be bailouts?
I was sitting out at lunch the other day reading David Maraniss's new
Quite frankly, Hillary Clinton appears to be losing it. She is letting her hair down, literally and otherwise. Based on her behavior lately, the former first lady/current secretary of state is either... More
Marcus Luttrell with James D. Hornfischer has written another emotional story that the reader will not want to put down. Titled Service, this one is the sequel to the compelling and... More
The only budgets a Congress has control over are those that fall within its two-year term. Nevertheless, a Congress may pretend that it can set its spending priorities in stone so that a future Congress must... More
All too frequently I hear people complain about capitalism and greed, with the two words uttered in close proximity, as if one invariably evokes the other. And I fear that such complaining is becoming a... More
It does not take sixty minutes, but a mere few moments to level a smear against an entire nation. The recent CBS 60 Minutes program on Israel and its falsely alleged mistreatment of Christians was... More
Andrew Revkin, longtime environmental reporter for the New York Times who now writes its Dot.Earth blog, has delivered the unkindest cut of all to the Heartland Institute, the Chicago-based think-tank... More
When it comes to politics, Hollywood must be suffering cognitive dissonance right now.
Entertainers typically... More
Many readers are by now well aware of Mr. Obama's decision to confer what amounts to amnesty upon a certain class of illegal immigrants.
General Carl von Clausewitz warned that artillery is the one weapon that an enterprising adversary could turn against its former owners. Barack Obama's support for cap and trade allows us to similarly turn... More
There's been a great deal of talk lately on the likely demise of this Grand Republic of ours. Very wise and scholarly Americans have taken to opining publicly on the dire state of things, all asking the basic... More
The first attempt to formalize the study of ignorance came recently with historian Robert Proctor of Stanford University who coined the neologism "Agnotology" to
Like a master criminal irresistibly drawn to the scene of his crime, it appears that Bill Ayers -- Marxist, terrorist, educator -- was in attendance when Barack Obama cast his "historic" vote in the 2008... More
Since 2005, when the American Psychological Association (APA) issued an official brief on lesbian and gay parenting, political correctness has demanded that all agree with the spurious assessment that children of... More
As an accidental tourist in London during the Queen's Jubilee, I was amazed by the party but so disappointed by the missed opportunity. The world was watching as London threw a blow-out celebration of Queen... More
When the U.S. Supreme Court releases its decision on the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Justice Elena Kagan will cast a vote that should not have been counted. The relevant... More
When BATF agents first blew the whistle on what is now known as Operation Fast and Furious, the rationale offered by DoJ for such an evidently foolish operation was that it was designed to allow BATF to track... More
A lot of reasonable musing has been done as to whether or not Barack Obama is advantaged politically by the Supreme Court striking down or upholding ObamaCare. But it is plausible that the ultimate liberal... More
We have grown unaccustomed to presidential landslides. The three most lopsided presidential races since 1988 fell short of the conventional definition of a landslide, which would be a ten-point difference in... More
The high-level exchanges about the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) have come down on two sides. Six secretaries of state argue that the United States must ratify and participate in order to protect its national... More
One of the more important levers of political power is the appointment of supporters to run the government. That's inherently corrupt, since it puts loyalty over both ability and the public interest, setting... More
Quite a lot has been said about what Obama's instant amnesty scheme means in the purely procedural sense -- that it's illegal and unconstitutional on its face, all of which is undeniable. What we haven't... More
Last week, I attended a luncheon hosted by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, at which I sat next to former Navy SEAL,
You'd think that, having taught law at least part-time, President Obama would have more respect for the subject. As it is, more than a dozen major scandals and Supreme Court reversals have rocked his... More
One of the things I'll miss about Massachusetts is the revolving opportunity to vote against John Kerry every few years. For a while, of course, I had the privilege of voting against Ted Kennedy as well, and... More
It is a constant refrain on the left that conservatives are "selfish." Those who want to work and keep the fruits of their own labor are castigated as self-centered and greedy, while progressives are held out... More
Watching President Obama lead this nation is like watching a reverse episode of Undercover Boss. But Obama's undercover leadership is having far more disastrous
President Obama's executive order suspending deportation of illegal immigrants shows that his legal principles (for lack of a better term since he seems devoid of any identifiable ones) and ideology suit him better... More
It has become fashionable to label president Obama, the once and future messiah, now a "loser" and describe his erstwhile disciples "disillusioned." Every day brings another report of demoralized Obama... More
Mitt Romney will beat President Obama in this fall's election, most likely by a substantial margin. There. I said it. I may have a plate full of hat in my future, but I doubt... More
Republicans did not participate actively in the design of ObamaCare and for this reason the bill does not reflect conservative values. The current Republican slogan is "Repeal and Replace." -- a good idea... More
In his learned excursus on American history in Cleveland last week, President Obama made a big deal about the things we Americans have done "
I read the lead in the review of David Maraniss's much discussed new book, Barack Obama, the Story, by Ben Smith of
President Obama's apparent infatuation with drone strikes in Afghanistan has been getting some attention lately, with ABC's Jake Tapper
The Federal Reserve is warning that the U.S. economy is headed for a "More
In a perverse way this is the most utopian administration in American history. That's after all what Marxism comes down to, a stubborn fantasy that the world will flip into utopian perfection as soon as all the... More
On June 5, 2012, a radical Islamic organization, CAIR-Florida
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It is only mid-June, and we have already had many "October Surprises."
First came Contraception/Abortion... More
Excessive civility in the face of a national crisis is tantamount to indifference. The Bush family dynasty exemplifies the patrician attitude of holding oneself above the fray after fulfilling one's... More
Is there any issue more dependent on widespread lapses in critical thinking than the idea of man-caused global warming?
Whether he resigns or is removed or spends the rest of this year responding to Congressional inquiries, Attorney general Holder has treated the Department of Justice as a partisan arm of the Obama... More
Dr. Mohammed Zuhdi Jasser has just released his first More
Michelle Obama sent yet another plea last week, imploring the common man More
Islam is a brutal, tribal warrior cult that glorifies jihad and martyrdom. The Quran is replete with acts of murder, terrorism, and genocide.
In President Barack Obama's era of big government, many upset voters have justifiably focused on shrinking federal and state government. However, voters should also shrink many local governments. Just... More
Say you're in an argument on some issue of a proposed government service with a friend of a more leftist persuasion, and you are making no progress. I would suggest trying a question on your interlocutor... More
The approach to Middle East negotiations generally adopted by the international community bears its own seeds of failure. As a general principle, the party less interested in reaching a negotiated solution... More
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I was working in London last month and stayed in a flat just north of Hyde Park. One evening, feeling a tug of homesickness and mild curiosity, I crossed the park and walked to the U.S. embassy in Grosvenor... More
In ascertaining the general hierarchy of sins, a good point of reference is the Ten Commandments. While the Decalogue is not all-inclusive, God dictated these specific directives to Moses as the basis upon... More
Remarkably, President Obama has gone rogue, running as no other Democrat before him, openly declaring war on America. The opposing armies are Obama's entitlement-minded-social-justice-zealots vs. hardworking... More
The science headlines as of late have been all a-titter over the looming discovery of the Higgs boson, or, as it is more often referred to (in order to sell more newspapers), "the God Particle." Others... More
Using up who-knows-how-many carbon credits and causing massive gridlock, Barack Obama arrived at Sex in the City star Sarah Jessica Parker's West Village pad for first leg of "
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When I discuss the anomalies surrounding the president's origins, my friends often counter with the standard reply "It's possible." As in the
Stanley Kurtz documented something we have all known: President Barack Hussein Obama is a socialist! Contrary to claims made in 2008 by Obama, his staff, and supporters, he was a member of the socialist
As Father's Day approaches, President Obama is turning his attention toward teaching men how to be better fathers. To introduce the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' "
This month, politicians patted themselves on the back during the unveiling of the National Road Monument in western Maryland. As was
There is a term that all of us have heard over and over in political speeches for at least the past 100 years. The politician stands behind a (usually bullet-proof) podium and tells us that the government is... More
Virginia has attracted much attention recently not only because of its status as a swing state, but also as a sinking state. Within the same week, two remarkably similar articles were published... More
In a very short time, perhaps a matter of days or at most weeks, the Supreme Court of the United States will issue a finding on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection Care and Affordability Act known as... More
How do you say Schadenfreude in French? Or Spanish? Or Greek? Because, three years into the failed economic policies of a failed president, Schadenfreude -- knowing that, however... More
One of President Obama's more bizarre quirks consists of referring to his "sons" when speaking in public. (
If the UN were to form an anti-terrorism group dedicated to attacking the menace on a global scale, who do you think would be asked to lead it? A nation with a proven track record of... More
The respectable media, left and right, are finally opening themselves up to the possibility that the story Barack Obama told in his 1995 memoir Dreams from My Father has been, in large part,... More
The question has been asked many times: "Why didn't the Allies bomb the death camps or at least the railway lines leading to Auschwitz?" According to classified papers released in 1978, American and British... More
Obama was raised by communists, he hung out with communists in school, he hung out with communists after he got out of school, he talks just like a communist, and all we can say is that he promotes envy and class... More
Did you see this extraordinary headline recently? Prominent foreign statesman claims posted birth certificate of the President of the United States probable digital... More
There are many who insist that one particular form of societal organization is "more fair" than others. That's the apparent underlying theme of the "Occupy" movement that has been making headlines the past... More
The result of the Greek parliamentary elections in May is a repudiation of the policies and politics of austerity. The Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), which experienced Greece's greatest political... More
Sometimes the most important thing to notice is a void.
June 13, 2012What 'Every Economist' Says
Jon N. Hall
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June 13, 2012Labor Unions are not dead. They are reloading.
Labor unions suffered a setback in Wisconsin last week, but anyone who thinks they've been knocked dead is living in a dream world. There are laws on the books which ensure that the unions will always bounce... More
June 13, 2012Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Left?
The left feeds on fear. It does not try to persuade, but rather to excite or to terrify. But over the last couple of decades, conservatives have learned that the left is a toothless predator which... More
June 12, 2012New Data on Same-sex Parenting Challenges Gay Orthodoxy
J. Robert Smith
The Washington Times
June 12, 2012A Pre-Revolutionary Situation
Once upon a time, there was a nation that had trouble paying its bills. The people were restless. So the king called for his advisors, and they advised a little inflation to stimulate trade. A few... More
June 12, 2012Did MoveOn.org and BarackObama.com Promote Hate Speech?
William A. Levinson
June 12, 2012Piercing the Cone of Silence
Barack Obama was undoubtedly born in Hawaii in 1961 - verified not just by his own word (for whatever that's worth), but by the automatic triggering of the registration of his birth in the public State of Hawaii... More
June 12, 2012President Obama and the Herr Schultz Syndrome
Berlin, 1931. Despite intimidation and overt acts of violence, Herr Schultz, an aging Jewish fruit vendor, is convinced that the Brown Shirts and Hitler Youth are just extremist aberrations and that all will... More
June 12, 2012Who Will Provide My Health Care?
Whom do you want to operate on your heart: a doctor or a bureaucrat? This scenario is neither a joke nor an exaggeration. Two trends happening right now make it likely that the person who will provide... More
June 11, 2012The Clintons' Covert War on Obama
Panic is setting in among the people who ran the Democratic Party prior to the miraculous arrival on the scene of Barack Hussein Obama and the perfect storm of events that propelled him into the White House.... More
June 11, 2012Fiscal Cliff, No Leader
On January 1, 2013, America careens off a fiscal cliff. The largest tax increase in the country's history goes into effect. Spending on defense, Medicare, and other vital areas will be cut... More
June 11, 2012What Color Is Obama's Parachute?
Scott Walker's win means that Barack Obama's White House tenure may well be coming to an end. What will the ex-president do once he can no longer blow smoke in the federal facility at 1600 Pennsylvania... More
June 11, 2012The Most Pathogenic Media in History
For the fourth time since 1900, the West is trying to commit suicide. This time it's not training battalions of goose-stepping young men to put their bodies in the cold and soggy trenches of Germany, France,... More
June 11, 2012What Did Savannah Guthrie Really See?
Now that it's been established that Barack Obama's long-form "birth certificate" originated as a digitally created forgery, we are left to ponder: how was the paper certificate of which NBC News reporter
June 11, 2012'Cap and Trade' For CO2 Needs a Stake through the Heart
S. Fred Singer
Cap and trade (C&T) is in the news again: Global Carbon Market trading (practically all EU) climbed to
June 11, 2012'Academic' Scientists Forced to Reveal Private E-Mails in BP Trial
With billions of dollars at stake, BP is using every legal weapon at its disposal in federal court in New Orleans. The central question is: how much oil actually entered the Gulf of Mexico between the time... More
June 10, 2012Foreign Aid Underwrites Another Chapter in Cambodia's Bloody History
Recently, I watched Florida's Senator Marco Rubio -- who is allegedly short-listed as a vice-presidential candidate -- on TV, dancing around to avoid answering whether he supports Mitt Romney's position of cutting... More
June 10, 2012The Wintour of Our Discontent
Back at my favorite boîte, in a dark back booth I was scanning the news clips of the week and watching TV while waiting for lunch.
June 10, 2012Religious Thought and the HHS Mandate
Arguments regarding the role of religious thought in public debates have returned to the spotlight in the controversy surrounding the administration's abortifacient, sterilization, and contraceptive mandate. ... More
June 10, 2012Who Will Stand for Hard Work?
What does it mean to be a business owner today in America? It means you take all the risk, put in all the effort. In return, you get the trophy of supporting all the people able to fill out paperwork,... More
June 10, 2012Facing the Brutal Reality of American Syrian Policy
The wailing over Syria has reached fever pitch -- even Kofi Annan
June 10, 2012Can Israel Defy the World?
When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the political right accuses the left of pursuing a fantasy -- namely, that peace is possible. At the same time, however, the right... More
June 10, 2012The Six-Day War: Israel's Miraculous Victory
Forty-five years ago, on June 5, 1967, the world was writing Israel's obituary. The armies of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan, along with military contingents from many other... More
June 10, 2012The Thankless Task of Defending Christianity
If you're considering reading Heresy: Ten Lies They Spread About Christianity by Michael Coren, you'll be well-suited to consider your personal biases. If you're a conservative and a Christian (and... More
June 10, 2012The Democrats' War on Small Business
David A. Nace
Small business owners apparently make for one of the most misunderstood groups in America. Despite apparent overwhelming respect from the American public, Democratic administrations openly use envy and... More
June 9, 2012Which Is More Dangerous: Obama's Head or Obama's Heart?
Two of the more fascinating reads published recently are Mark Levin's Ameritopia and Dennis Prager's Still the Best Hope. Both provide penetrating analysis on why a century of progressivism... More
June 9, 2012The Obama Nation versus the Reagan Sensation
Our current economic slowdown is being called the "Great Recession." How often have you heard someone say the this economy is the worst since the Depression? The economic problems we face today are... More
June 9, 2012Robert Mugabe...What Happened?
Marion DS Dreyfus
Two films that address human rights both hail from Africa -- the first from Mugabe's strife-torn Zimbabwe and the other from Uganda, which is a venue rarely productive of film.
June 9, 2012The Last Gasps of Public-Sector Unionism
Democrats are settling into a hybrid state of denial, anger, and depression in the aftermath of the Wisconsin recall election, where Scott Walker handed them an historic and embarrassing... More
June 9, 2012Will Mitt be Jack or Arnie?
Now that Romney has clinched the GOP nomination and everyone can drop the annoying adjective "presumptive," which the MSM has used derisively, Team Romney is sure to get lots and lots of solicited and unsolicited... More
June 9, 2012Justice Stevens Gets a Medal
Edward H. Stewart, Jr.
Every now and then, a picture's taken that perfectly captures political reality. One of them was snapped on May 29 during the same White House
June 9, 2012The Lynching of George Zimmerman
Anthony W. Hager
George Zimmerman's public image took a blow when a judge revoked his bond, alleging that Zimmerman willfully misled the court concerning his financial situation. The fact that he's back in jail makes him... More
June 8, 2012Did Bill Clinton Deliver a Coded Warning about Obama?
A crescendo of jabs from Bill Clinton aimed at Barack Obama's re-election chances have caused much commentary, but the pundits have ignored an anomalous digression in a recent speech, which may be a startling coded... More
June 8, 2012Race Troubles?
No, not the human classification kind, but the Formula One Grand Prix (GP) Automobile kind. But I did capture your interest, didn't I?
June 8, 2012Do Republicans Really Have Only One Reason to Criticize the President?
Democrats and their fellow travelers (that would be Progressives for those of you taking notes) are reportedly unnerved by the performance of the Romney election machine in terms of its rapid and effective response... More
June 8, 2012Payback Is a Hound Dog
Some are trying to pass off Bill Clinton's seemingly pro-Romney comments on the campaign trail as a sign... More
June 8, 2012Citizens United Becomes the Left's All-Purpose Excuse
Richard A. Baehr
Tuesday night, watching the election returns from Wisconsin was an object lesson in a few areas. On both CNN and MSNBC, the pundits and hosts proved they cannot divide. Flashed on their screens were... More
June 8, 2012The Conservative Legacy of Bradbury
Ray Bradbury is dead. His literary career spanned an incredible 73 years, and his influence was felt across the broad spectrum of American thought. Bradbury was very conscious of the fact that he grew... More
June 8, 2012Why Do We Elect People Who So Clearly Lack Character?
By now, nearly everyone paying attention knows that Barack Obama has lied countless times over the years in order to further his academic and political career. He is, in fact, a "composite." And... More
June 7, 2012What the Media Choose Not to Know about Trayvon
Unnerved by an unspoken mix of political bias and racial queasiness, the major media have chosen to know as little about Trayvon Martin as they know about Barack Obama.
June 7, 2012What Liberals Really Respect
"I think he did the right thing," said the man, emphatically, in reference to Bill Clinton's 1990s infidelity with Monica Lewinsky. The sentiment, expressed during a conversation I had some years... More
June 7, 2012Obama Stonewalling Gulf Oil Spill Disclosure
The Obama administration is desperately trying to avoid coming clean about its role in delaying capping the Gulf Oil Spill. Billions of dollars in fines are at stake, so BP is fighting in court to force... More
June 7, 20129/11 Defendants' Lawfare Mocks the American Justice System
Brooke Goldstein and Skylar Curtis
Can an attorney demand that every woman in the courtroom dress in an "appropriate" way? What if "appropriate" means adhering to a conservative version of sharia, or Islamic law? At the May 5 arraignment... More
June 7, 2012A Balanced Approach: Tax like Bush, Spend like Clinton
OK, Democrats, you've convinced me. The last 8, 10, or 12 years (or whatever amount of time it takes to cover Bush's two terms and their aftermath) were just terrible, and we mustn't repeat or imitate such... More
June 7, 2012Grifters on Parade
J. R. Dunn
The nearly simultaneous exposure of the false claims of Elizabeth Warren to Cherokee ancestry and Obama's to Kenyan nationality is an example of two events that are not quite a pure coincidence. While each of... More
June 7, 2012America: The Home of the...Compliant?
If you want a quick measure of the state of American society, you might consider the federal government's use of unmanned aerial drones to monitor U.S. citizens, and in particular the EPA's matter-of-fact
June 6, 2012Melinda Gates Talks Eugenics
Andressen Blom and James Bell
This July, we will be celebrating the centennial anniversary of London's First International Eugenics Conference of 1912. One century later, on July 11, 2012, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (the... More
June 6, 2012The Big Lie: Republicans are Racists
It goes without saying that Obama supporters do not condone the nastier genocidal bits of National Socialism, but the Big Lie, described by Hitler and perfected by Joseph Goebbels, is a familiar leftist tactic. It... More
June 6, 2012Big Labor's Big Boo-Boo
C. Edmund Wright
Wow. Where to start?
The "it's gonna be a late night in Madison" notion was virtually over by the... More
June 6, 2012First Ladies Shouldn't Tell Girls to Shake Their Booties for the Bucks
M. Catharine Evans
I take no issue with Mrs. Obama's personal choices when it comes to raising her daughters. If Michelle Obama wants to take her 10 and 13 year-old daughters to a Beyonce concert over the Memorial Day weekend,... More
June 6, 2012Thermodynamics of Global Warming
Jerome J. Schmitt
What percentage change in global mean temperature (GMT) has occurred since the Industrial Revolution began? This can be calculated only by using an absolute temperature scale. Answer =... More
June 6, 2012Obama Reinvents Sacred Themes for 2012
Janice Shaw Crouse
While his record as president makes it abundantly clear that he does not walk on water, the president is still appropriating to himself many of the religious code words and symbols that ensured his victory in... More
June 6, 2012Obama's Syria Dilemma
Jonathan F. Keiler
As the situation in Syria deteriorates, with the Assad regime acting with ever-increasing ruthlessness, the Obama administration's firm policy of inaction has come in for extended criticism from both the... More
June 5, 2012When Eco-Thugs Knock
Larry Keller had no idea the Environmental Protection Agency employed agents fortified with deadly force until two such men showed up at his home, unannounced, to "question" him.
June 5, 2012Party Loyalty and the Future of America
Does loyalty to a political party trump the well-being of a nation? That question now confronts many Democratic Party activists, financial contributors, and elected politicians, particularly because Barack... More
June 5, 2012The Hillary Gambit: Will She Replace Biden?
In a sign of increasing desperation on the left, speculation is rife that Barack Obama will kick Vice President Joe Biden off his team and replace him with that perpetual presidential wannabe, Secretary of State... More
June 5, 2012Smashing the Tyranny of the Democrats' Clichés
Politics is civil war by other means. So when Mitt Romney showed up at Solyndra and the Romney HQ troops showed up to heckle David Axelrod last week, conservatives found themselves writing about the thrill up... More
June 5, 2012The Fate of Syria's Christian Minority
Four years ago, Israeli "dove" Avi Primor cooed over the prospects for a comprehensive peace settlement in the Mideast. The "key" to peace, wrote Israel's former ambassador to Germany, lies in... More
June 5, 2012What Is Obama Hiding?
There has been plenty of conjecture regarding Obama's biography. Clearly, he has a penchant for fiction and does not care to fact-check his own life. Nor does he care for others to fact-check or... More
June 5, 2012The Morphing Obama Biography and the Skeptics
An odd taboo has been created on noticing that the president of the United States has a biography that can adapt itself to the needs of the moment. Go too far in raising an alarm, and be labeled "birther"... More
June 4, 2012Anti-Jewish attacks in France reach epidemic proportions
Last Saturday, 10 men wielding iron rods and hammers attacked three young Jews wearing skullcaps in a town near Lyon, sending two of the victims to the hospital, one with head injuries and the other with neck... More
June 4, 2012Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Constitutionally Ignorant and Politically Tone-Deaf
A Miami synagogue recently canceled DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz's planned speech about "Maintaining a Strong U.S.-Israel Relationship" at a Friday night religious service after an influential Republican... More
June 4, 2012Export Natural Gas to Create Jobs
Does President Obama care more about jobs for Americans or about his own re-election chances? A decision last week on natural gas exports provides the answer.
June 4, 2012How Obama Might Just Break Even on Jobs
C. Edmund Wright
As Barack Obama leaves the White House on January 20, 2013 -- as I suspect he will -- do not be surprised if he leaves just about dead even on job loss/creation for his term officially. I mean... More
June 4, 2012Barack Obama's Stolen Valor
William A. Levinson
It may or may not be a coincidence that film director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal have an October 2012 release date for a
June 4, 2012Washington Post Tougher on Romney than Hezb'allah Killer of 241 Marines
The Washington Post recently used the word
June 4, 2012Dept. of Justice Case against Former BP Engineer is Rapidly Crumbling
On Tuesday, May 29, the attorneys for former BP drilling and completions engineer Kurt Mix got to make another motion on his behalf before a federal magistrate, and the Obama administration
June 4, 2012Climate-Catastrophe Skeptics - If You Can't Beat 'Em, Shrink 'Em!
June 3, 20123236: A Number Pregnant with Danger for Israel
June 3, 2012The Commodore and the Commerce Clause
Jerome J. Schmitt
The President's Supreme Court argument supporting his Obama-care legislation to socialize, nationalize and monopolize the practice of medicine hinges on expansion of the constitutional... More
June 3, 2012Muslim Outrage, Intimidation, and Blackmail
Eileen F. Toplansky
In 1997 a huge Muslim outcry ensued that More
June 3, 2012EPA's Unethical Air Pollution Experiments
John Dale Dunn MD JD
June 3, 2012Obama Administration Combats Racist Air
June 3, 2012Seventy-Six Trombones and 8.2% Unemployment
This week the economic news is so grim even the media's usual qualifier "unexpected" is meaningless. We have grown to expect a stagnant economy on the rocks. Meantime, the Obama campaign is heading into full... More
June 3, 2012Benchmarking Presidential Readiness
Charles N.W. Keckler
Having officially secured the delegates for the Republican nomination, Gov. Romney is the midst of identifying a small group of people, from among whom he will then select his running mate. Making a short... More
June 3, 2012Progressive Education's War On Knowledge
Bruce Deitrick Price
June 3, 2012When Democrats Confuse Statism with Community
June 3, 2012The Paradox of Israeli Politics: Vote Right, Get Left
Many supporters of Israel are continually bedeviled by a glaring contradiction within Israeli politics. How can it be, regardless of which party wins the election, that leftist policies are invariably... More
June 3, 2012SCOTUS ObamaCare Decision: Both Monumental and Irrelevant
How can anything be both earth shattering-monumental, and unimportant-irrelevant? As everyone knows, SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) will shortly announce its decision about the ACA (Patient Protection... More
June 3, 2012The ICG Rethinking the "Peace Process"
June 3, 2012Is anti-Catholicism on the rise?
As of the writing of this column, 43 Catholic organizations, including Franciscan University and Ave Maria University -- two schools that
June 2, 2012Who's a Hero?
Lee A. Heilig
This treatise promises to alienate me from some friends as well as many strangers. Still, my understanding of certain words and ideas compels me to write and offer it for publication, regardless any possible... More
June 2, 2012Bloomberg's Coked-Out Nanny State
If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets his way, soon you'll have to buy your Coca-Cola from a guy in an alley.
June 2, 2012Syrian Conflict: The Spillover Effect in Lebanon
There are clear indications that the Syrian internal conflict is now spilling over into neighboring Lebanon. The clashes there between Sunni pro- and anti-Syrian groups followed the shooting death of two... More
June 2, 2012How to Meet the Cyber-Threat against America in the 21st Century
Security through strength is no longer a completely reliable mission statement. The cyber-threat is a great equalizer. There can be an adversary from anywhere in the world.
June 2, 2012Britain Should Snub Obama's Re-Election Ploy
British Prime Minister David Cameron should refuse President Barack Obama's request in the latter's latest desperate push for re-election. Back in March, when Obama and Cameron last met, the president... More
June 2, 2012Regulators Gone Wild
How do we explain a government regulatory agency gone wild, turning viciously on its subject and seeking to destroy or impair it, regardless of the harm done to the general public?
June 2, 2012Under Allah with Sharia for All
Last week, a white African-American friend and her husband returned to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from a European trip and observed an American-Muslim woman from their flight navigating U.S.... More
June 2, 2012Distorting History to Promote Gay Acceptance: The Civil Rights Movement
Melvin D. Whitlock
Whether it is the workplace water-cooler, letters in local newspapers, or reports on local and national news, President Obama's recent flip-flop -- I mean, evolution -- on the matter of same-sex marriage... More
June 2, 2012Good Old College School Daze
When I receive my college alumnae magazine in the mail, I scan it more than actually read it. The professors I knew are long retired; I have lost touch with many of my friends; the only large amounts of money... More
June 2, 2012A Guy Named Jennifer
The Senate, in an act of cynical self-interest, just voted to strike the word "lunatic" from a federal law defining mental illness. The Senate errs dangerously. While U.S. Code Title 1, Chapter 1 does... More
June 2, 2012Pursuit of an iPad
I have truly been bothered the last few weeks by people who think they are entitled to anything and everything. I have worked since I was fourteen years old -- yes, Obama administration, I was able to get a... More
June 2, 2012Marine Aviators at the Battle of Midway
Early June, 1942
The Japanese Empire was at the height of... More
June 1, 2012Jealous God Obama Attacks Rival Religions
Thou shall have no other gods before Obama. For Obama is a jealous god who demands total obeisance.
June 1, 2012Can Warren Buffett Save America's Newspapers?
Last week, The Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans
June 1, 2012Animal Rights Legislation Would Make Eggs a Luxury Food
One day soon, America could wake up to a dozen eggs costing $8 or more. And unless you are involved in some aspect of farming or agriculture, you would never know that egg prices are about to skyrocket or the... More
June 1, 2012Military Exercises and Political Correctness
It can't be said that the U.S. is doing nothing about Syria. The administration created the "Atrocities Prevention Board," which failed the test at Houla. It is supporting the feckless Kofi... More
June 1, 2012Sybil Hussein Obama?
Lauri B. Regan
On the same day that the Polish foreign minister
June 1, 2012What the Jan Karski Gaffe Really Means
In the 1976 presidential debates, President Ford stated, "Poland is no longer under Communist domination." Americans liked Gerald Ford, but this comment about Poland saddled him forever with the image of a... More
June 1, 2012Government Pays for Children to Walk Home from School
Walking your child home from school should be a simple process, left completely up to the individual parent. So why has the federal government spent nearly