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The Obama campaign, the liberal media and even some conservatives are trying to paint Donald Trump as some kind of conspiracy clown for claiming that Barack Obama's Hawaii birth certificate was... More
There will probably be no end to the Bain attacks on Romney until President Obama, admits to himself that they are not only failing but backfiring. And, if experience teaches, that is an unlikely eventuality given... More
Very few people will hear the news today that the Commerce Department has revised the growth of the nation's Gross Domestic Product downward. The original estimate of first quarter 2012 growth of a lethargic... More
The Mitt Romney campaign needs to follow the excellent advice of Jonah Goldberg in countering Obama's claim that compared to Bush he has raised spending very little. In
The excuse they are going to be using - that the spring was unusually warm and this tilted the summer numbers forward -- will work until about August. After that, they'll have to come up with some other excuse for... More
The entire world condemned the massacre in Houla last week where 108 civilians - including 49 children and 34 women - were murdered at the hands of Assad's forces.
OK, so it was a "misstatement." Why not apologize for it?
In advance of Governor Scott Walker's recall election next Tuesday, national public employee unions are nervously awaiting the outcome -- an outcome that might determine the fate of other state unions and public... More
Mayor Michael Bloomberg - warrior against obesity -- announced a ban on sugared drinks over 16 ounces to take effect in March of this year.
This Fox and Friends video has stirred up a hornets nest of controversy. It makes no pretense of being "fair and balanced" in its critique of the Obama administration and this has Democrats calling... More
Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion mill,
HDnet's Dan Rather has
Romney is making a strong comeback among women voters while President Obama's personal popularity has taken a hit.
Donald Trump is back in the political news. Not surprising as he is not exactly a shrinking violet when it comes to the media. The discovery of a 1991 promotional booklet by Obama's literary agency... More
Media pundits and advisors in both camps are unsuccessfully flailing about trying to provide an answer that will satisfy anyone.
David Axelrod evidently attended the highest level national security meetings that decided who would be subjected to targeted assasination from above via drone strikes. Daniel Harper reports in the
It's so nice to have a president who's smart, don't you think? I mean, Obama can pronounce "nuclear" correctly, although the word kind of sticks in his throat when mentioning it in the same breath as Iran or North... More
It will be the third time in their history they've endorsed a presidential candidate and Planned Parenthood is going to make the best of it.
A few more massacres like the one in Houla last weekend and Russia will be in a very lonely place internationally.
At least there's not much chance Republicans will be outspent as they were in 2008.
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst beat Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz by 45-34% in the Texas Republican senate primary, but failed to top 50% of the vote, necessitating a run off election to be held July... More
To answer that, we can start with the number of jobs that have been created coming out of past recessions, and compare to the number of jobs Obama's "recovery" has given us.
In yet another example of Eric Holder gone wild, the top law enforcement officer in the nation will join members of the Congressional Black Caucus, IRS officials, ACLU attorneys and clergy from the Council of... More
Breathe easy! The NOC (that would be National Operations Center) of DHS (Department of Homeland Security) has analysts checking social media against their ADBs (Analyst Desktop Binders) for Bad Words. Really Bad... More
One of Mitt Romney's personal traits that goes unmentioned in the Obamedia is his humility. Much like Ronald Reagan, Mitt has that "aw, shucks" kind of modesty about himself and his accomplishments that is... More
No, this move by the UN to ask Robert Mugabe, former tyrant of Zimbabwe, accused of ethnic cleansing and bankrupting his country by allowing 10,000% inflation, to be a "leader for tourism" does not show the... More
The RINO Hour of Power is back! Two of the most famous RINO's on the web - Jazz Shaw and Rick Moran - are ready to rock your political world with their unique blend of humor, wit, and sharp ... More
Conservatives have been highly skeptical from the beginning about the fixation of Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign on the elimination of "food deserts." For example, two years ago I wrote an
This is the city with one of the most restrictive gun control programs in the country.
I have been a big fan of Sacha Baron Cohen. His Borat (2006) really pushed the boundaries on immigration humor. The lead immigrant character, Borat, was extremely unorthodox, from our vantage point;... More
Ronald Reagan's More
MSNBC host Chris Hayes apologized for saying in a broadcast that he felt "uncomfortable" calling soldiers who had died in combat heroes.
Sure, why not? The only people it matters to are the inside the beltway crowd.
Writing at More
The droll Arkansas wit of Wesley Pruden
Michelle Obama's first book -- American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America -- hits bookstores today, undoubtedly with the standard prominence... More
Don't look now, but President Obama could actually lose his party's nomination contest in this week's Democratic primary contest in Texas. Probably not to any one of the three candidates opposing him, but he... More
Governor Scott Walker, fighting for his political life in advance of the recall vote on June 5, appears to be keeping a low profile in order to minimize the chance of a game changing mistkae. Walke is in a tight... More
Nothing surprises me anymore when it comes to crazy Islamists. But this story about a McDonald's Happy Meal toy figurine that some Saudi religious fanatics see the name of the prophet being stepped on is just... More
Today is Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, a holiday that is believed to have originated in my hometown of... More
Another 41 civilians were killed by President Assad's troops on Sunday, just hours after the UN Security Council condemned the Syrian government for the Houla massacre of 109 men, women, and children near Homs on... More
It should come as no surprise that women in Afghanistan who are financially able to leave are beginning to depart for friendlier climes before the Taliban takes over again.
On this Memorial Day, a Gallup poll showing why Mitt Romney is leading the president among men.
The human rights groups who keep track of the body count in Syria have been saying for months that Iranian troops - as well as Hezb'allah fighters - have been assisting President Assad in his crackdown. Those... More
Despite the indictments and convictions, the position of progressives is that election fraud isn't really much of a problem in America.
Gee. The last thing we want to do is make MSNBC's Chris Hayes "uncomfortable." After all, only the rich should be made "uncomfortable" according to the left. "Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable" is... More
This is one of the few phrases from Shakespeare that I remember, and one that is ideally suited for this, or any, Memorial Day, even if it was written over 400 years ago.
You've never heard of Sgt. George Poundstone of tiny Grand Ridge, IL. Poundstone was a member if the 53rd Illinois infantry regiment that mustered in during 1862. He had what, at the time, was considered one of... More
In response to an
The smart Democrats who don't have a direct stake in Obama (and this includes many people with ties to Hillary Clinton still smarting from the 2008 primary season) are speaking out about the miserable Obama... More
After spending 5000 words examining Mitt Romney's high school days at Cranbrook, where he allegedly harassed a long haired student who later in life came out as gay, implying he was a gay-basher just as Obama... More
The Boston Globe, a New York Times subsidiary, has been caught flat-footed on the story of Senate candidate/Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren's phony claim of Cherokee heritage, with the rival Boston ... More
The small African country of Mali has been forcibly split in two, as rebels in the north have broken off and formed a new Islamic state - Azawad.
Given the uncertainty of a Grexit ("Greek Exit") from the euro and what it would do to countries like Italy, Spain, and Portugal, the news that the center right New Democracy party, which supports the EU bailout,... More
They say the IAEA hasn't given them sufficient reason to inspect the Parchin complex yet. Meanwhile, they are apparently removing equipment from the site ahead of any potential... More
It's an international idea that will be voted on in December - giving the UN more control over the internet.
This man will receive a prominent seat at the Democratic National Convention this year.
We all know the difference between normal mistakes and those that hint at a deeper, more frightening problem, such as Alzheimer's or other brain conditions. In light of this, how do you interpret a shocking... More
Obama's references to his "sons" has a loose parallel with a 2004 More
No wonder the Russians are preventing the UN Security Council from slapping an arms embargo on Syria.
Surprise! Talks between the six powers - the US, EU, UK, France, Germany, Russia and China - and Iran have ended in total, complete, embarrassing failure.
This isn't much of a surprise; an aging population eligible for old age benefits like Social Security and Medicare, plus a deep recession that we are still trying to get out of.
Is President Obama losing it, or trying to fill in some missing pieces of his biography? No, we're not discussing his college and law school grades, SAT scores, or place of birth. We are discussing his offspring,... More
Proponents of the culture of death have long reaped fruit from various forms of their "quality of life" verbiage. From pleas for "safe" and "legal" abortions for mothers with "unwanted" pregnancies -- aka... More
Senator Chuck Schumer, one of the mouthiest politicians of the last half century never at a loss for words, can't be reached for comment on President Obama's Bain Capital attack strategy. Which is rather odd,... More
A novel approach by the Democratic candidate seeking to unseat Governor Scott Walker in the June 5 recall election.
If you believe Iran's claim their program is peaceful, someone might want to ask why they need 6 tons of enriched uranium to power one reactor.
The government of President Assad is telling the Syrian people that the violence that killed 90 citizens was the result of "terrorist gangs." The opposition says it was the Syrian army shelling a small town... More
A big credit downgrade for 5 of Spain's largest banks as well as the largest government bail out of a bank in Spain's history has shaken the entire banking system and threatens the Spanish... More
In a way, the fact that those in the professions - architect, doctor, teacher, engineer - support Obama while executives and business owners back Romney reveals how our economy has changed over the
Two pointed Obama statements standout in his pointless presidency.
"That's the point!" The cool Obama boasted... More
William Wing Loring (1818-1886) was a an American soldier, lawyer, and Florida state representative. His career as a professional soldier included service in the armies of the United States, the Confederacy,... More
This sign was in discovered in our bathroom at a major chain hotel in Springdale, Utah, just outside Zion National Park. Why do we allow any government entity to mandare the use of ineffective... More
Ah, the Obama economy. Sort of like the Carter economy but without that horrific toothy grin to entertain us.
"Phui. That is flummery." That's what
It's brought down governments from the Czar, to Chang Kai Shek, to Somalia. When food runs out, the leader has got to go.
You've no doubt heard about the emails and documents released after an FOIA request from Judicial Watch regarding contact between the Department of Defense and film makers who are planning a movie about the bin... More
Reports from the More
It has gotten so bad for the Obama campaign that even
The 7th annual International Climate Change Conference ended on Wednesday with growing signs that skeptics are making steady progress in their efforts to turn back the tide of the... More
National Democrats - Obama included - are acting as if Wisconsin is on another planet these days. "Recall? What Recall?" they're telling their union friends who are livid that the national party has failed to... More
For want of a streetlight, a city was lost.
James Pethokoukis of the Enterprise Blog has been having a lot of fun at Rex Nutting's expense. Nutting was the guy who came out and said
A doctor who assisted the US in finding Osama bin Laden hiding in Pakistan has been convicted of treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison.
In retaliation, a rare bi-partisan show of unity ensued in the senate as angry members of the Appropriations Committee unanimously voted to slash... More
In the fourth volume of his masterful biography of Lyndon Johnson, The Passage of Power, Robert Caro makes an interesting observation about the congressional budget fight of 1963. Caro, a liberal... More
One of the most talented members of the conservative blogosphere finally has his own website. Big Fur Hat, the irrepressible visual artist, writer, and phone interviewer, has established
Congratulations have to go to Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, better known as the Ground Zero Imam, for his splendid performance on Sean Hannity's May 23 evening interview. Whether Hannity knew it or not, Imam... More
The Soros-funded website run by the eccentric David Brock featured American Thinker's article yesterday on the
AT's Political Correspondent Rich Baehr believes that part of the reason for the surge in pro-life sentiment comes from an increase in the Hispanic population.
National Public Radio (NPR) recently reported the unusual story of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analysts publicly sharing changes in the way CIA develops analysis used by policymakers, including the... More
Barack Obama is out knocking Mitt Romney's "
Of course not. Cowboy Poetry Festivals are of vital importance to our national security.
Recently, the More
Donald Douglas alerts us to this eye opening story about Will.I.Am.:
Many writers, More
Republicans in Congress better wake up and start freezing some of their own targets against the left if they hope to see a GOP victory in November. The level of corruption, from murdered federal agents to... More
Scott Walker's campaign to avoid a recall on June 5 will receive a boost this week when a study performed by the Institute of Public Policy Research at Suffolk University is released showing that Walker's... More
When I see the charge of "cultist" leveled against Republican standard-bearer Mitt Romney, I wonder how to respond when the pot calls the kettle black?
On Monday 43 different Catholic institutions filed 12 separate lawsuits against Obama's HHS mandate requiring them to fund contraception, sterilization, and chemical abortions.
Columnist Rex Nutting over at Market Watch has a story More
Yesterday, Tuesday 5/22/12, one year after his appointment, US ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker,
It's no surprise that the mainstream media's election coverage is biased toward President Obama, but every now and then they outdo themselves. On yesterday's editorial page, a letter writer complained about the... More
Advertising attacking Romney and Bain as vampire capitalists turns out to be latest exploding cigar of the Obama campaign. First, Cory Booker called the ads "disgusting" (likening them to attacks on Rev. Wright)... More
This Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) has got to be stopped if what Senator Orrin Hatch says about it is true.
The more people see and hear Mitt Romney, the more comfortable they become with him. This simple fact is behind Romney's surging in the polls to draw even with the president.
Colin Powell, who supported the "transformational" Obama in 2008, is hedging his bets on 2012. Renowned as a DC weathervane who skillfully identifies and sucks up to those who can do him the most good, General... More
Harvey Golub in the Wall Street Journal:
The depth of dissatisfaction with Barack Obama manifests itself clearly in the President's struggle to dispose of what should be nothing more than nuisance candidates in state Democrat primaries. While the palace... More
Occupy has proven itself to be a fast-forward Internet-age show of how a grievance group descends from public nuisance to flat out terrorist group. The recent busts in Chicago and Cleveland prove it, and worse can... More
It should have been "public" -- not "pubic."
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs humiliated itself -- twice -- with embarrassing typos connected with last Saturday's graduation ceremonies at... More
A failure would certainly not have killed private space ventures, but the Falcon sure looked good taking off from the Cape.
Polls, the mainstay of news reporting these days, are rapidly losing their luster as many mainstream media outlets not only sponsor these polls but skew them in a variety of ways in order to create news and assist... More
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner More
Vice President Joe Biden is a continuing embarrassment to Barack Obama, the man whose first decision as nominee was to pick him for the ticket. Forcing his boss into premature evolution of his views on gay marriage... More
State Troopers in Illinois have arrested a murderous terrorist who served 8 years in prison, was freed, and is now up to something mysterious that has resulted in a huge amount of cash hidden in his vehicle. Ed... More
Looks like the tax payers got hosed during the G-8 demonstrations in Thurmont, Maryland, the town closest to Camp David. Demonstrators were bused in, and local police had to mobilize and bring in extra troops.... More
Politico runs a headline story focusing on President Obama's aloofness and how this has damaged his ability to accomplish things in Washington.
It's not just Newark mayor Cory Booker; it's several other business friendly Democrats who can't stomach Obama's attacks on private equity.
And he's a 9/11 truther to boot.
This is somewhat surprising given Notre Dame's notoriously liberal faculty and administration, but it highlights how much a threat to religious liberty the HHS decision on contraception
The Man of Steel? Lois Lane's lover? DC Comics has jumped the shark - maybe. But the DC Comics co-publisher appears to be contemplating changing the sexual orientation of an
While discussing Facebook's partial owner Eduardo Saverin's decision to renounce his U.S. citizenship, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently said, "There should be no financial gain from renouncing your... More
Doug Ross at Director Blue has clearly
Abu Marzouk, a key figure of the Hamas politburo, had never spoken with a representative of a Jewish publication before he responded positively in April to a request for an interview by the left-leaning... More
Catholic colleges, dioceses, schools, universities and charitable organizations have launched a multi-faceted strike against the Obama administration regarding the contraceptive mandate by the Health and Human... More
Believe it or not, More
My friend and generous mentor, the historian and fearless human rights activist, David Gerald Littman, died yesterday, May 20, 2012, succumbing to acute myelogenous leukemia, after a stoic, typically intrepid... More
Take a look at the two photos in
Here's another example of the standard wagon-circling to occur when a lefty public schoolteacher goes off the rails.
Mitt Romney just got the best political news he's had from Massachusetts since he won the governorship in 2002. Elizabeth Warren, the poster girl for biographical fabulists, will stay as the Democratic... More
Barack Obama has been on so many television shows, from David Letterman's and Jay Leno's programs to The View and a host of others, one can hardly believe there is a program he would scrupulously avoid.... More
Charles Spiering of the More
House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy joined Rep. Darrell Issa last week to once again demand Attorney General Eric Holder come clean about his involvement in... More
It was pointed out in January by AT that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has plans to "
In the 1921 hit song, The Sheikh of Araby, there is one line that goes as follows, "...While you're asleep, into your tent I'll creep."
Back during the Bush administration in October 2008, under the influence of their Texas oilmen buddies, the Department of Energy entered into a joint public-private partnership with ConocoPhillips and Japan Oil,... More
We went to see a play last night at Timeline Theatre
If it is the work of al-Qaeda, they seem to be more focused on attacking legitimate military targets than simply murdering as many civilians as possible.
Well it turns out that the person who has been touting President Barack Obama's foreign roots all this time has been none other than...Barack Obama himself. Sure, the record in words was left by his publicist back... More
Where do parents go to demand their money back?
Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only man convicted in the Lockerbie bombing, has finally died.
He was... More
Facebook went public Friday May 18, 2012 almost three years into a recovery, while Lehman Brothers collapsed Monday September 15 2008, almost a year into a recession. Here is how the equity markets looked in both... More
Earlier in the week, the New York Times ran a front-page story regarding the supposed plans of Republicans to run attack ads highlighting Barack Obama's relationship with Jeremiah Wright, Jr. Accusations... More
Just like he's doing in the United States - except, without the cutting.
The protestors claim that what the cops thought was equipment to make Molotov cocktails was actually a "home beer brewing operation."
Paul Krugman gave up being an honest economist a long time ago - shortly after he learned that the cool crowd gave him more attention when he conjured up economic-like... More
Tonight Israelis begin to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem in modern times. On... More
Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng left China for the US on Saturday with his passport, thus ending a diplomatic headache for China and the US.
The same US District Court judge, William Conley, struck down parts of Governor Scott Walker's union reform bill last March, including a provision that would have forced unions to recertify every year by getting a... More
The numerous occupy Wall Streets occupiers last fall and now roaming through Chicago protesting NATO, were mainly... More
Thomas Lifson has already made the definitive statement (
I hope people don't read too much into this temporary setback of the privatization of space. The Falcon rocket has had 2 successful launches in the past, but a sensor detected a build up in pressure and... More
May 18th, 20012 was a gloriously sunny day for commencement ceremonies for thousands of undergraduates and graduates at Georgetown University, some held outside. Regrettably, many of the... More
Have you ever noticed how some white Americans go all giddy around some pompous ass with a British accent? I suspect that in the late 1980s Obama saw that some Chicago blacks acted the same way around... More
We've always known that the original birthers were Democrats. Phillip Berg, a disgruntled Hillary supporter, filed the first lawsuit demanding that Obama produce his mysterious birth certificate. And now... More
Miriam Goderich, who was identified as the person who edited the text of the 1991 brochure listing Barack Obama as having been born in Kenya, has issued a statement that seeks to accept personal blame for the... More
The real significance of the Breitbart revelation that Obama's literary agency promoted him as a Kenya-born author in 1991 is that it demonstrates that up-and-comer Barack Obama was going around until... More
On Saturday, a privately built spacecraft, the SpaceX Dragon, will launch from Cape Canaveral using another privately developed launch vehicle called the Falcon, for an historic trip to the International Space... More
Amid signs that the Syrian opposition is no closer to uniting than it was 14 months ago when the rebellion began, the Syrian army fired into a crowd of tens of thousands of protestors in Aleppo killing and... More
German Chancellor Angela Merkel cuts a lonely figure in Europe these days. She's one of the only leaders on the continent who still thinks bringing EU members' budgets under control to be the way out of recession... More
Oh how delicious this would be; Barack Obama losing the Arkansas primary?
It's a long shot, as
"The prospect of being hanged focuses the mind wonderfully," said the man who compiled the first English language dictionary Samuel Johnson. And it appears that Greek voters have taken Johnson's words to... More
In the age of instant communication Brietbart.com's
The life of Chuck Colson was celebrated beautifully on May 16 in a memorial service at Washington's National Cathedral. Colson's conversion to a man of unyielding faith, and his turning his life to Christ, is more... More
Syria's UN ambassador, Bashar Ja'afari, has written a letter to the UN complaining about the fall-off in tourism in Syria since the revolt began
Dr. Wafa Sultan, a remarkably courageous and thoughtful Muslim freethinker, recently debated
It is going to be hard for the media to argue
Joel Pollak of More
It must have seemed like a good idea at the time: President Obama would hold the NATO summit in Chicago as a consolation prize for his humiliating loss of the Olympics after flying to Copenhagen with Michelle to... More
Of course, the New York Times goes to bat for Obama in this
It's derisively called "The Kennedy Touch" - the women who marry Kennedy men end up desperately unhappy. Used, absued, tossed aside like a piece of raw meat, the high profile philandering and substance abuse of... More
Karma may be catching up to Big Labor in Wisconsin. Remember when noisy, vulgar vandals invaded Wisconsin's State Capitol, spray painting graffiti on the pristine white marble? Remember when the legislative... More
The fate of President Obama's re-election is probably in the hands of a few European leaders who will decide in the coming months how far they are willing to go to save the euro.
What would the City of Chicago be doing when cutting a vendor check to a strip club? Or, the 2008 Obama for President campaign for that matter?
Considering the fact that Romney raised less than $13 million in March, the news that his fundraising efforts in April nearly matched the president's totals is something of a welcome... More
Not even Democrats are standing behind their presumptive party leader and the key to their electoral success in 2012.
A brilliant ad by the Susan B. Anthony Fund satirizes the Democrats' propaganda alleging a "war on women" by Republicans. Hip, funny, and visually stimulating, the ad does more than throw back in their face... More
In Lewisville, Texas, there will be a benediction and invocation at the graduation ceremony on June 3rd this year, but thanks to the ACLU, the program will call them something else.
The visual artist Nobarack 08 has prepared a summary of the lesser-known aspects of Barack Obama's role in history, as seen by the folks at the
What we know today as Civil Service was created 129 years ago, in 1883, by the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act to provide continuity in essential government services (and there probably are a few) without the... More
The demonstrations against NATO in Chicago during their summit this weekend are going to be loud, tense, and probably violent.
It is hard to understand how anyone at the White House thought it was a good idea to insert a reference to Barack Obama into items about previous presidents on the official White House website. My first... More