CPAC 2014: Focus On The Big Three Things
Conservatives are gathering from across the country in D.C., and they are doing so in the shadow of an international crisis that will bring seriousness to the speeches they hear and the conversations they have.
Jackie Gingrich Cushman:
Putin's Mind, Not his Shoes
As Americans, we have the unfortunate habit of thinking about others by seeing their actions and reactions from our point of view. We put ourselves in their figurative shoes, i.e., we know about their situation, constraints, advantages and options, but we don't know what is going on in their minds.
It’s the President, Stupid
There’s an election year now, and politics will get more squalid, so I’d like to remind Obama’s enablers on both the right and the left: It’s the president, stupid.
Victor Davis Hanson:
Science and Reason vs. Political Correctness
President Obama entered office promising to restore the sanctity of
science. Instead, a fresh war against science, statistics and reason is
being waged on behalf of politically correct politics.
Progressive Mission Creep In Your Diet
Most people don’t care about dietary issues. What you eat is your business. If you want to live on nothing but Doritos and Twinkies until your body grows into your couch and a wall of your house needs to be removed so the forklift can load you into an ambulance, that’s your business. Obamacare has changed that.
Hollywood Favors High Tax, 'Gender Pay Equity' -- Just Not in Hollywood
Sunday's Academy Awards event showcased Hollywood's finest. Beautiful people in beautiful clothes saying lovely things about their industry -- a politically "progressive" business that gives nearly all of its political contributions to Democrats.
Obama in Denial on Russia
Two weeks ago, in response to tensions in Ukraine, the president explained
that "our approach ... is not to see (events in Ukraine) as some Cold War
chessboard in which we're in competition with Russia." This is a horrible
way to talk about the Cold War because it starts from the premise that it
was all just a game conducted between two morally equivalent competitors.
Judge Andrew Napolitano:
What happens when the United States government participates meaningfully in toppling foreign governments in the name of spreading democracy? That behavior usually results in unintended consequences and often produces disasters.
Recalling the Days When Democrats Cut Taxes
Hurrah for the 50th anniversary of the tax cut championed by JFK, signed by LBJ, to spur growth
AP Smears Trail Life Boys with Misleading 'Nazi' Photo
“I was horrified,” said John Stemberger, chairman of the board of Trail Life USA, a new, rapidly-growing scouting organization that doesn’t allow openly gay members.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Funny Cartoon Video Mocks Obamacare
Obamacare may not be good news for taxpayers or consumers, but let’s look at the bright side. At least the law has generated some superb political humor, including funny videos.
Hillary: Regret “Reset” Yet?
It was the most memorable moment in the debates of the 2008 nomination cycle. Before the New Hampshire Primary, Sen. Hillary Clinton was asked by the debate moderator to respond to comments that she had a powerful resume, impressive achievements, but she didn’t measure up on the “likeability” scale.
Putin, Petroleum and Pantyhose
Mr. Putin's quick takeover of the Crimean peninsula was no surprise to me. Neither was the Obama administration's half-butted reaction on Tuesday.
Pressuring the Wrong Country
The Obama administration is showing it can be tough on foreign policy. Unfortunately, that toughness is not directed at Russia and its incursion into Crimea, but at Israel, America's ally.
Russia Has Upper Hand in Ukraine, No Meaningful Sanctions Coming
Will there be any meaningful sanctions against Russia for invading Crimea? The answer is no, and a comparison to Iran will show why.
Debra J. Saunders:
Big Hole in Big-Oil Lawsuit
The story starts with a former journalist and Harvard Law School graduate who wanted to improve conditions for Ecuadorean people living in the Amazon rain forest, polluted by a big oil company.
The Future of the Tea Party
As one of the first to chronicle and applaud its rise, I am not ready to pronounce the death of the tea party movement. But there are plenty of reasons to believe that what was a concerted and focused force in politics is becoming more that of a less focused and more diffused effort.
The Cossacks are Back
From the glamour and glitter of Sochi, you could almost see Kiev burning as the Ukrainians tried to escape the suffocating embrace of Mother Russia. To make the point, Tsar Vladimir chose this moment to hold maneuvers just across the border. When the Russians mobilize, war tends sure to follow, as during the First World Catastrophe. Now this latest tsar has chosen to invade Crimea, occupying its airport and other key points as the usual irregulars take over its parliament buildings. And the Russian flag is raised. Why pretend?
Obama's Anemic Economic Numbers That You Won't Hear on the Nightly News
?WASHINGTON -The Obama economy continues to sink deeper into a recessionary abyss where full-time jobs are in short supply, incomes are flat and life for many millions of Americans is a daily struggle.
A Tough Week for the White House
In addition to Vladimir Putin's strutting and fretting his hour upon the world stage, the big news out of the U.S. Senate yesterday was that seven Democrats voted with all 44 Republicans on a test vote on the confirmation of a guy named Debo Adegbile to be the head of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.
Victory, Despite the Terror in War and in the Stock Market
President Obama bristled at the idea Putin was tough or won, and that his actions were not "a sign of Russian strength." But the fact of the matter is that Russian troops are in control of Crimea, and they didn't have to fire a shot.
Our Irrelevance in Ukraine
The Russian invasion of Crimea occurred in a place little known to Americans, for reasons rooted in a tangled and bloody history. The showdown between President Vladimir Putin and the new Ukrainian government is a fight about tangible matters of intense mutual interest.
Ukraine and the Return of the KGB
Regarding our community activist's present imbroglio with President Vladimir Putin of Russia, I stand with Donald Trump who said recently: "The thing I have the most concern about is that he's being so lambasted for not being respected, and for being a joke, that he'll do something really stupid to show that he's a man."
New World Disorder
Count me among those — a dwindling minority, I’m afraid — who think that politics should end at the water’s edge. No one, Republican or Democrat, ought to take pleasure at the spectacle of America’s foreign policies failing and the perception of America as a hobbled giant.
CBO Repeatedly Confounded Liberals, Vindicated Conservatives in February
February was not kind to supporters of the liberal agenda. In the span of four weeks, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released four separate reports, each concluding that misguided big government policies are hurting American businesses and families.
Baking America with Nutty Tolerance
With all the nutty tolerance liberals impose these days creating make-believe fairness, actual history now sounds more like a fairytale rather than reality. In fact, a bonafide intolerance for injustice and immorality once actually existed at the heart of America’s freedom.
Currency Manipulation 101
Apparently, a grand total of sixty United States senators failed their economics and history courses in both high school and college. This would appear to be the truth since a letter signed last September by the said sixty senators clearly points to their complete lack of knowledge when it comes to these two areas of study.
"I Told You So" is Good Politics
The explosive situation in Ukraine is causing a lot of people to point out that Mitt Romney was correct in his early warnings about Putin's Russia.
Obama Budget Offers Little Relief from Jobs Drought
Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 150,000 jobs in February. This is less than half the pace needed to lower unemployment to an acceptable level, and President Obama’s budget promises little relief.
It's pointless to pay attention to foreign policy when a Democrat is president, unless you enjoy having your stomach in a knot. As long as a Democrat sits in the White House, America will be repeatedly humiliated, the world will become a much more dangerous place -- and there's absolutely nothing anybody can do about it.
The Inevitability of Obamacare for Illegal Aliens
You knew it was coming. I knew it was coming. When government expands entitlements, illegal aliens always end up with a piece of the pie.
Walter E. Williams:
Black People Duped
People in the media and academia are mostly leftists hellbent on growing government and controlling our lives. Black people, their politicians and civil rights organizations have become unwitting accomplices.