Voters to G.O.P.: We're Just Not That Into Immigrants
For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the public.
With All Due Respect to Bill O'Reilly, The USA Is Worse Than Barbaric
A third undercover video has sparked a new round of outrage over Planned Parenthood.
How Dumb Do They Think We Are?
H. L. Mencken famously said, Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people. While it was true at the time, its even more accurate now.
Why Do Bill and Hillary Clinton Still Get a Pass?
Donald Trump's ex-wife, Ivana, recently denied a 30-year-old allegation that Donald Trump raped her. The allegation, according to the New York Daily News, stems from the book "The Last Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump" by Harry Hurt III.
How Cruz, Fiorina, and even Trump are Saving the Republican Brand
Donald Trump won't be getting my vote in the GOP presidential primary. However, contrary to popular belief, I'm grateful he's put the GOP on life support, and he isn't alone.
President Obama: Out of (Touch with) Africa
President Obamas sentimental journey to East Africa should have been a harmonious one. He used the occasion of a toast to Kenyas President Uhuru Kenyatta to joke about his own search for his birth certificate. The usual round of VIP visits and dinners were marred, however, by this presidents insistence on pushing his radical social agenda on Africans.
Debates vs. Debates
When it comes to debates the Oxford Union, which bills itself as the "world's most prestigious debating society," remains the gold standard.
Jackie Gingrich Cushman:
Happy Birthday to Robert
This week, our youngest child, Robert, is turning 14. His sister, Maggie, is two years older. Gone are the days when my husband and I were parents of toddlers, preschoolers or elementary school children.
The Return of the Grad-Tax Hustlke
Five times, Massachusetts voters have been asked to jettison their state's flat-rate income tax and replace it with a system of graduated tax brackets. Each time they have unequivocally refused to do so.
Debra J. Saunders:
Flogging the Flag Where There Is None
When South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill to boot the Confederate flag from State House grounds earlier this month, it was a beautiful moment -- if decades late.
Message to the Political Elite: Trump Gets It, You Don't
In December 2014 I wrote in this very column, "The elite media will scoff at a potential Donald Trump candidacy for president ... And as usual they will be wrong." I haven't changed my mind.
What’s the Alternative?
Anyone who criticizes our president's nuclear deal with Iran is bound to be asked: What's the alternative? With the clear implication that there isn't one -- not an acceptable one, anyway. It's either war or peace. A simple, black-and-white, all-or-none choice: It's the president's way or no way -- except war -- to prevent Iran from joining the nuclear club.
Defeating the Mortal Enemies
The enemy has to be defeated, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter last week told American forces stationed in the Middle East. That is a simple truth, one that, regrettably, is not heard often from officials in the current administration. Mr. Carter then added: It will be, because the barbarians are always defeated by civilization. That is a comforting sentiment one that, regrettably, is not supported by historical evidence.
Planned Parenthood and Our Abortion Choices
Confronting reality is not always a pleasant experience, but it is always a useful one. The covertly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood officials are a reminder that destroying fetuses is an ugly process with fatal results.
The Failure of Status-Quo Christianity
There is a reason the church in America has lost ground in recent years.
Barack's Great Gambit
The plot thickens! As we all know, the inspector general of the intelligence community has discovered that a small number of a small number of emails on Hillary Rodham Clinton's personal, albeit mysterious, server were, in fact, classified.
It Depends on What the Definition of “Classified” is
As former Secretary of State and current 2016 Democrat Party front runner Hillary Clinton prepares her version of the successful defense her husband used during his impeachment trial, we need to anticipate what exactly Hillary will be claiming.
Are You Ready for the Test?
As I read the news, I am dismayed to see how few people seem to be preparing for the only day in their lives that matters more than any other the day they give an account to God.
Throwing The Kurds Under The Bus
The Kurds are the only actual friend America has in the Iraq/Syria/ISIS zone. The powerful affection they have for the United States dates to the 1990s when we protected them from the depredations of Saddam Hussein with no-fly zones and a deployment of Army Special Forces on the ground.
In Seattle, Composting Outranks Privacy
Seattle doesnt need busybody bureaucrats to push environmental awareness. With a lofty recycling rate and an ardent culture of environmentalism, Seattleites hardly need convincing. Yet the City, under a new composting mandate, now pries into residents trash cans weekly to make sure people dont throw out food.
Dear GOPe, Take Two
As the Donald Trump juggernaut gathers steam and continues to roll over conventional wisdom like an army of wrecking balls, signs of panic are beginning to be seen coming from the establishment wing of the GOP (the GOPe).
Humanity did not Escape the Stone Age for Lack of Stones
The road from the industrial revolution and to our lives today was paved by innovation. Innovation propelled by fossil fuels, expanded trade routes, and new marketplaces allowed humankind to improve all aspects of life rapidly after centuries of stagnation.
Obama Cronyism + Your Personal Data = Trouble
It's the most far-reaching scandal in Washington that no one wants to talk about: Tens of millions of federal employees had their personal information hacked as a result of Obama administration incompetence and political favoritism.
Walter E. Williams:
Cure for Racial Dishonesty
There have been several notable cases of racial fakery. Years ago, then-law professor Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren falsely claimed that her great-grandfather was Cherokee Indian. A diversity-starved Harvard University jumped at the opportunity to hire her. She was so good at the racial fakery that a 1997 Fordham Law Review article lauded now-Sen. Warren as Harvard Law School's "first woman of color."