Mrs. Obama's Tall Tales of Racialized Victimhood
Oh, woe is she. In an "exclusive" interview with People magazine this week, first lady Michelle Obama lamented the "sting" of "racist experiences" that she and her husband allegedly still suffer. My message for America's Marie Antoinette? Cry me a river.
The Reagan Void and 2016
We all have to suspect that neither Truman nor Ike would have let the Castro brothers write their own ticket as President Obama did Wednesday.
The Evolution of an American Patriot – From the Battlefield to Capitol Hill to Policy Development
My years in and following elected office have brought me to a deeply held conviction: If our country is to grow economically, provide new opportunities and secure the promise of the American dream, it will be policy, not politics that guides us.
From Cuba to Sony, Tis' The Season For Surrender
Both gifts were made possible by the sad spectacle of capitulation a colossal give-up on the principles that make America great or did for a while.
There They Go Again
With metronomic precision each year, the national press corps begins running columns by "religion scholars" who wish you to know that Jesus Christ is a fictional character. Mind you, no newspaper of note in the world is brave enough to run a similar story about the Prophet Muhammed...
Are There No Media Ethics On Hackers?
The widespread reporting on hacked emails from Sony Pictures -- spurred by the upcoming release of an allegedly funny movie about assassinating North Korean despot Kim Jong Un -- might encourage some gloating from people who would like to bring Hollywood down a peg. But hold the schadenfreude. The media's ethics -- or seeming lack of ethics -- are troubling.
No Superheroes In 'The Interview' Capitulation
President Obama did eventually say the public should "go to the movies," but that's about it. This at least is progress for an administration whose first response to a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, was to blame an American-made video and, with much fanfare, throw its creator in jail.
More 'Tolerance' From Stalinist Universities
Honestly, sometimes leftist thought police surprise even me, not so much with their unreasonableness, extremism and tyrannical tactics but with their brazenness in openly showing who they are. Each new day's headlines trump yesterday's.
Does Anyone Even Understand the President?
There is a whole cottage industry devoted to deciphering the intended unintended consequences of the ideological incompetency and inconsistency that exudes from Obama.
Cold War Replay: This Time We Lose
Has there ever been a president more eager to make concessions to vicious regimes than Barack Obama? The opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba is the latest and, one fears, not the last in a string of preemptive concessions.
How to Restore 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty'
Many Americans have not heard of civil forfeiture, but this outrageous, and expanding, law enforcement tactic is becoming more difficult to ignore.
Catholic University Marquette Suspends Professor Over Anti-Gay Marriage Controversy
Marquette University seems to be sending a message to students and faculty who support Catholic doctrine regarding marriage: if you oppose gay marriage keep your mouth shut.
Surrender to Cuba? Why Didn’t We Think Of That?
The administrations policy is so bad that even the Washington Post has been forced to go to the ramparts in defense of truth and good policy.
Obama Throws Fidel a Rope
The celebrations in Havana and the sullen silence in Miami tell you all you need to know about who won this round with Castro's Cuba.
The Hillary-Warren Collision
Back in the day when Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem were in high school, and a new girl walked into the classroom, the boys looked to see whether she was a pretty one, and the girls looked to see what she had to offer to their cliques. The boys evaluated looks -- the girls personality.
Run, Liz, Run!
When Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallied beleaguered House liberals to push back against a bank-coddling omnibus bill and the spineless White House that enabled it, she showed us some of her dynamic appeal.
It may not be too early for President Obama to start job-hunting given his lame duck status, and I have a suggestion for the perfect fit. He should look into a job at Sony Pictures. The president and the company are on the same page when it comes to appeasing dictators.
Aaannnddd, They're Off!
John Ellis Bush - better known as Jeb Bush - has announced he is "actively exploring the possibility of running for President of the United States" in the election of 2016.
Obama Appeases, Begs, Grovels His Way Through Shameful Deal With Cuba
WASHINGTON - Barack Obama continues to embrace low-tier, go-it-alone, executive actions to pad out the last two years of his mistake-filled, agenda-less presidency in a hopeless hunt for a legacy.
The Challenge: Making Sense of the Light
This time of year, lights strung up around our homes proclaim a warm welcome, usher us into the firelight, the flickering candlelight, the colorful glow of family trees. The lights elicit an exciting sense of hope; they help ready us for the coming holiday.
GQ, We’re Not Laughing With You, But At You
Democrats just aren't keeping pace right now in the crazy department. Cmon.
We do this sort of thing routinely. So much so that we don't even bother calling attention to it any more unless it is to point out an obvious gap in someone's understanding of what is possible.
The Fed Raising Rates? No Way.
Janet says that the Fed could raise rates at any moment. Of course they can and they can cut rates to negative, like the Swiss, at any moment. They could also declare no more meetings for the next year. They really can do whatever they please.
A New Low in the War on Christmas
Just in time for Christmas, a season of joy and giving spawned by the birth of Christ, one can now buy a gold necklace fashioned by a fancy designer, celebrating male genitalia, in the form of a cross.
Finally Something Putin Fears
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been riding high for most of 2014.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
A Practical (and Semi-Optimistic) Plan to Tame the Federal Leviathan
Like a lot of libertarians and small-government conservatives, Im prone to pessimism. How can you be cheerful, after all, when you look at whats been happening in our lifetimes.
Santa Rally (Hate the Phrase, Love the Move)
Well, how do you follow up the best day of the year? With another huge day, and I abhor the term, but Im sure the media will call this the start of the Santa Claus Rally.
Coming Soon to a Theater Near You,…..NOT!
Licking their chops after the successful cyber-attack against SONY, North Koreas hermit regime is celebrating in Pyongyang, and most likely anticipating their next move against the United States.
FedEx Will Deliver!
I last wrote about FedEx back at the beginning of October. At the time, the company appeared to be on track for a strong holiday season.
Pakistani Mullahs Reluctantly Condemn "Radical" Jihad
Today the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) issued a fatwa - an authoritative religious opinion - that the killing of children is unIslamic.
Ransom Notes Radio:
Welcome back to Anbar Province
Obama has sent hundreds of troops to Anbar province in Iraq I almost feel like we did this once before. Wouldnt it have been easier if we had never left the area in the first place? Michael Hausam also joined the show to talk about the chances of a Jeb Bush Presidential campaign.
IRS Threatens to Delay Tax Refunds Over Budget Cuts
The favorite government agency of statists, liberals, and progressives is worried that it might not have enough funding to adequately separate Americans from their hard earned money.
Economy Can Handle Higher Interest Rates
Households have worked down much of their debt, and home and stock prices have risen. Consequently, consumers are in a stronger positon than at any time since the days before the financial crisis and are using credit cards again...
One in Five People Who Write For Rolling Stone Are Morons
In response to the total implosion of Rolling Stone's preposterous story about a fraternity gang-rape at the University of Virginia, the media have reverted to their Soviet-style reporting.
Black Abortions Matter
A friend sent me a recent news article showing that Planned Parenthood had decided to join in the protest of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. He was curious to know why Planned Parenthood was interested in the case.