Jackie Gingrich Cushman:
Arrogance or Inevitability
Presidential candidates delay officially entering the race so they can raise money for PACs, avoid the media frenzy associated with being a declared candidate and get organized.
Victor Davis Hanson:
The Audacity of Weakness
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress on Tuesday to warn Americans of the anti-Western threats from theocratic -- and likely to soon be nuclear -- Iran.
Hillary: A Life In The Shadows
We often hear about people who are forced to live in the shadows. Theyre generally sweet, nourishing illegal aliens who can be found easily by everyone except the government employees whose job it is to enforce our immigrations laws.
Ethanol: The GOP-Supported Rip-Off
Can someone explain why the "party of limited government" continues, with a straight face, to support ethanol?
Poll: Palmetto Republicans favor Walker, Bush
South Carolina Republicans give further evidence that the campaign for the 2016 GOP nomination for president is stabilized into a horse race between the governor of Wisconsin and former Florida governor John E. Jeb Bush, according the Feb. 24-25 Townhall/Gravis poll of 792 Republican voters.
Taylor Swift's Bad Investment
Pop star Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to the New York City public school system. Swift, who was named the world's sixth most powerful celebrity by Forbes magazine, has commendably performed numerous acts of charity since moving into her $20 million Tribeca residence last year, including visits with sick children at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Blaming Who On State Subsidies
King v. Burwell: We are all following the Supreme Court case challenging the Administration's ignoring of the ObamaCare requirement that individuals can only get Federal subsidies for their health insurance if the state in which they reside forms a state exchange.
American Griper: GOP Congress Complains, Threatens and Gets Nothing Done
Conservatives are not fooled by floorshows and half-baked schemes designed to appease them. And if talk is cheap, then the words that have come from most Republicans in Congress must surely be discounted to less than $1.99.
Walker is Right: Trafficker Firings Affected Soviets
Make no mistake, Scott Walker is right about Ronald Reagans firing of the air traffic controllers, and the sobering impact this one decision a domestic policy decision had on the thinking of Soviet leaders.
Netanyahu's Impossible Dream
Benjamin Netanyahu came to the U.S. Capitol Tuesday and offered an idea so simple and brilliant that everyone in the White House must have felt dumb for not thinking of it. His alternative to the imperfect deal the U.S. may strike with Iran? A perfect deal.
The Challenge: Your Personal Past
How many of us have boxes or hard drives filled with pictures and home videosthose precious moments we captured on film because we wanted to always remember; yet weve rarely, if ever, looked back?
When Two Boys Kissed on Primetime TV
It has been called The History-Making Gay Kiss, as The Fosters TV show, which airs during prime time on the ABC Family network, featured the Youngest Same-Sex TV Kiss Ever.
Cleaning Up the Boondoggles
WASHINGTON -- Readers of this column are familiar with my argument that a conservative tide is sweeping the country, contrary to the mainstream media.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Grading the Rubio-Lee Tax Reform Plan
In a perfect world, we would shrink government to such a small size that there was no need for any sort of broad-based tax (remember, the United States prospered greatly for most of our history when there was no income tax).
The GOP Establishment Seeks to Suppress the Grass Roots, the “Populists,” the People, Again
The leadership within both major parties view the populists within their ranks as annoyances. Jeb Bush and his crowd and Hillary Clinton and her crowd have a similar disdain for the people who want actual change come 2016.
GOP Fiddles While We Sink Into Tyranny
No wonder Mitch McConnell skipped last weeks Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Hes too busy with his day job as Minority Leader of the United States Senate.
No God, No American Freedom
On Friday morning, February 27, 2015, I saw Chris Cuomo pontificating on TV with a fellow CNN host, Michael Smerconish.
Ransom Notes Radio:
Plan B for Obamacare?
According to Reuters a growing number of U.S. patients and their doctors are already devising a Plan B in case the Supreme Court rules against Federal Obamacare subsidies. I thought Plan B was already covered by Obamacare.
A Perfectly Awful Work Day
Let's be honest. There are not a lot of perfect people in the world. I can think of only two -- me and you. And, since we're being honest, I'm not so sure about you.
Beaten Not Broken
These days, many are writing off America for multiple reasons, but all are agreeing that the best days are behind us.
‘Uncle’ Warren Buffett’s Annual Shareholder Letter Reveals Market Insight
I look forward to the Chairmans Letter penned by Warren Buffett inside Berkshire Hathaways (BRK.A) annual report. The latest one, which recaps 2014, was released over the weekend, and, as usual, Buffett offers some insight into the company as well as sage advice for investors.
God or Government?
By now, most people have heard something about Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's order defying a federal ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Alabama.
Conflict Resolution Professor Calls for the Death of “Stupid” Second Amendment
The PeaceVoice Director and teacher of Conflict Resolution at Portland State University (I assume he also has a minor in underwater basket weaving) crafted a thinly veiled temper-tantrum against the Second Amendment in the Wisconsin Gazette.
My $25,000 Bet Against Warren Buffett Revisited
Theres no point in putting lipstick on a pig: March 2014 was a lousy time to bet on U.S. small caps.
The Greecification of Spanish Politics
Given that a key campaign pledge of Syriza was no more bailouts, and given the other lies by Spanish officials for political purposes, I think we know who's lying and why.
Nancy Pelosi, the Poster Child for Term Limits
Pelosi, the Democrat congresswoman from California and former House Speaker accused Prime Minister Netanyahu of insulting the intelligence of the American people following his address.
The Great, Amazing, Incomparable Stan Evans is Dead
"If and when Congress votes on a new immigration bill -- whatever the "triggers," timetables or other provisos -- the real issue to be decided will be the same as it has been from the beginning.
When President Obama keeps talking about "violent extremists" in the abstract, you might wonder whether Presbyterians are running amok.
Walter E. Williams:
College Campus Update
President Barack Obama wants Americans to dig deeper into our pockets to expand college education. Let's update college indoctrination done in the name of education.