Who Wants War?
Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the ISIS crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don't want another war.
Even Libs Say No to Hillary in 2016
Last week, Hillary Clinton returned to Iowa for the first time since her 2008 presidential campaign loss, saying, "I'm back." She continued: "It's true. I've been thinking about it," referring to another run in 2016. But the truth is that even many of her esteemed liberal cronies think it's a bad idea.
6 Reasons Barack Obama Is A Failed President
It's easy to just chalk up Barack Obama's terrible performance as President to "liberalism" or "incompetence," but it goes so much further than that.
Why Has Immigration Shifted?
What should we do about immigration policy? It's a question many are asking, and some useful perspective comes from an article in Foreign Affairs by British-born, California-based historian Gregory Clark, unhelpfully titled, "The American Dream Is an Illusion.
Student Bullies Trump 1st Amendment
Well, the wild and crazy 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is at it again, this time ruling that in a conflict between bullies and the First Amendment, bullies win.
Hey Obama: How Turkey Closed Their Border
Many countries abandoned by Obama so-called foreign policy-- including our own--are having border problems as a direct result of the presidents Democrat-induced delusions of pander.
Is It Ever OK To Spank?
The image of Adrian Peterson's son's legs has ignited a welcome cultural conversation. This is unusual. Most of these contrived "conversations" are efforts to take one headline and shoehorn it into a narrative that liberals want to advance, usually about race and racism. Those "conversations" are never truthful.
Today's Democrat is Ideologically Obedient and Humanity Absent
You are not going crazy. You are not delusional. You are not making things up. You are not seeing things. You are rational, decent and aware.
School Accused of 'Purging' Christian books
Its hard to imagine that any school would have a problem with a book about a Christian family that helped Jews escape the Holocaust.
What Jack Ma Can Re-Teach America
In the fairy tale "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter, is in the forest when he hears a group of robbers approaching on horseback. Afraid, he climbs a tree and hears one of the men say, "open sesame." A door opens in a rock and the men go in, the door shutting behind them when another says, "close sesame."
President Obama declared in his recent address to the nation that "ISIL is not Islamic."
Mr. President, CO2 is not Pollution, it’s the Elixir of Life
President Obama will attend a United Nations climate summit in New York this week where he will try to gather support for an international agreement to curb emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), which he labels as carbon pollution. This could not be further from the truth. Talk with most any biologist or botanist and you will find an opposite perspective, one in which CO2 is the elixir of life.
Is Burger King an Economic Patriot?
"Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains." Jefferson's brutal verdict comes to mind in the fierce debate over inversions, those decisions by U.S. companies to buy foreign firms to move their headquarters abroad and renounce their U.S. citizenship -- to evade the U.S. corporate tax rate of 35 percent.
Debra J. Saunders:
If Only Gary Hart Had Manned Up
I don't think it's a coincidence that as the 2016 presidential campaign looms -- and this time, Hillary Clinton likely will make use of her trophy husband -- The New York Times' finest are rethinking whether it is good journalism to explore the personal lives of public figures.
Stop Letting California Dictate National Chemical Policy
A bipartisan effort to overhaul national chemical policy hit another snag recently when Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, effectively declared the latest proposal dead on arrival. Congress inability to update the obsolete Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) leaves manufacturers and consumers wallowing in a hodgepodge of unworkable state laws.
A Still United Kingdom
News Bulletin: "Scotland has voted No to independence, after millions of voters took to the polls to decide the future of the United Kingdom."
Who Killed the American Family?
The British press just reported the result of a new study by academics from Oxford and the University of London that children raised in stable marital homes are better behaved than classmates brought up by unmarried parents. Children raised by married parents show lower levels of anti-social attitudes and hyperactivity.
Ferguson, Six Weeks Later: The Picture Darkens
Nearly one and one-half months after the serious disorders, often described as riots, in the working class community of Ferguson, Missouri the plot has thickened in that community and nearby areas. This past week Officer Darren Wilson, the Ferguson patrolman in the eye of the storm, voluntarily testified to the St. Louis County grand jury investigating Wilsons August 9th shooting of Michael Brown.
Millennials Leave Their Parents' Basements, But Not For Homes
With cash-paying investors on full retreat, existing home sales dropped 1.8% in August, according to the National Association of Realtors.
End the Fed's War on Paychecks
So lets get down to facts: Stagnant median family income is not the GOPs fault. Its the Fed who done it.
Could Your Child Be Better Off Dead?
Pharmaceutical magnate Gigi Jordan is on trial for the murder of her son, and her story will wrench your heart.
Catalist: The Left’s Mighty ‘Borg’
If youre wondering how Mitt Romney could have lost the 2012 presidential election to President Obama after securing a five-point advantage among independent voters, a good portion of the answer might be found in Catalist, a centralized database that Democrats are using to turn out the vote.
A good way to play the Keystone Pipeline Debate
There are simply not enough pipelines to transport all the oil being produced domestically. And since new pipelines like the proposed Keystone pipeline have met resistance from legislators and environmentalists, the only current reasonable method of transportation is by rail car.
Afghanistan is Giving Up on Democracy
Afghanistan has a president, but it might not have a working government.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
The OECD’s Scheme to Raise Tax Burdens on Workers, Consumers, and Investors
People pay every single penny of tax that politicians impose on corporations. The investors that own companies pay (more than one time!). The workers employed by companies pay. And consumers also bear a burden thanks to business taxes that lead to higher prices and reduced output.
Black Market Oil is Funding the Islamic State
Al Qaeda had an internal strategy rift over how aggressively to push their agenda, and one of its top operatives split off and started the stepped-up operations in Syria which quickly spilled over into Iraq and beyond.
Reining in College Tuition and Student Debt
Parents dont need an army of economists to tell them college is too expensive and too many students will default on their education loans.
Dave Says: Be an Adult, and Pay Attention to the Details
Being a Free Spirit just means you dont major in details. Youre not the number cruncher, and you dont wear a pocket protector. But being a Free Spirit doesnt mean you cant be a grown up.
‘PC Enlightenment’ and the Use of Language
Exposing the hypocrisy, moral posturing, and inconsistencies of the left
Home Cooking as a Burden Hard to Swallow
Marcotte says that a study by North Carolina State University sociologists Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott and Joslyn Brenton finds that "the stress that cooking puts on people, particularly women, may not be worth the trade-off."
Stupid Is As Krugman Does
Oscar Wilde once pointed out when youre losing an argument, you still have the viable option of throwing out some insults. But, hey, I still say the term stupid can be used with some degree of appropriateness.
New Kind of Party
Last week, the House passed a continuing resolution known as a CR that will keep the federal government operating until December 11th and you thought you were living paycheck to paycheck.
Off The Sidelines! Aren’t We Lucky
It always seems that mainstream media columnists wait until the parade has passed them by before they go out on a limb with a prediction.