Defining Hillary Down
As Marco Rubio collects early support from key supporters, Scott Walker surges in grass roots' awareness, Chris Christie organizes his fundraising, Jeb Bush wins the Murdoch primary, and Mitt Romney launches Campaign 3.0, the key task for every would be GOP-nominee is to study and understand former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and of course her famous husband.
Jackie Gingrich Cushman:
The Power of Personality
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill, Britain's prime minister during World War II.
Victor Davis Hanson:
Can Israel Survive?
Given the rise of radical Islam, the huge petrodollar wealth of the Middle East and lopsided demography, how has Israel so far survived?
Victor Davis Hanson:
Can Israel Survive?
Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East and North Africa. Eight million Israelis are surrounded by some 400 million Muslims in more than 20 states. Almost all of Israel's neighbors are anti-Israeli dictatorships, monarchies or theocracies-- a number of them reduced to a state of terrorist chaos.
Were you hit this week by all the climate change? We here in the Baltimore/Washington area received just a light dusting, but Boston was covered in it.
NFL Tough Guys Need Dads, Too
"What do you think you missed not having a dad around?"
Judge Andrew Napolitano:
Shooting Itself in the Foot
Ali Saleh al-Marri is a convicted conspirator who entered the United States before 9/11 in order to create a dreaded sleeper cell here that might someday launch an attack on Americans similar to what we witnessed earlier this month in Paris.
Iran Missile Can Hit US; Now They Just Need the Nukes Obama Gives Them
Whereas the Soviets refrained from nuclear confrontation out of a self of sense preservation, it doesnt take an active imagination to ponder Iranian leaders who lack that sense of proportion.
SC Poll: Romney Leads with Palmetto State Voters
The former governor of Massachusetts leads a large pack of potential Republican presidential nominees in the Jan. 21-22 Townhall/Gravis poll of 831 likely Republican and Independent voters.
Quit Wasting Time on Moore, Maher & Dean
Bill Maher called Chris Kyle of "American Sniper" a "psychopath patriot."
Another Snow Job
The network meteorologists barely had time to come up for air while "forecasting" the latest snowstorm non-disaster. Politicians, fearing what might happen to their approval numbers if a blizzard hit, went on TV to announce they were taking proactive measures.
Debra J. Saunders:
When in Riyadh, Don't Do as Royals Do
First lady Michelle Obama made an important statement when she showed up in Saudi Arabia with her husband Tuesday to mourn the death of King Abdullah and meet successor King Salman. Though the first lady dressed in a fashion respectful of Saudi custom -- in black pants and a long, loose jacket that fully covered her arms and legs -- she did not don a headscarf. Saudi women do not have that choice. Thus, the first lady made a fashion statement that sent a politely assertive message to the all-male Saudi delegation.
The War Against Radical Islam
But, for all the words that will come out of Washington, we must not ignore the drumbeat of violence that is growing in volume day after day from radical Islamists around the world.
Conservatism Is Now Everywhere
WASHINGTON -- There is a problem with the Internet. Its commentary is too often dominated by pinheads. H.L. Mencken used to complain that only idiots write letters to the editor.
Arthur Schaper :
The Race for California's U.S. Senate Seat
The rumblings about the race for California's US Senate seat are heating up. 2010 was a welcome attempt for Republicans to unseat incumbent Barbara Boxer, who has enjoyed relatively low approval ratings throughout her tenure. In the two prior contests, Republicans promoted a weak candidate, Matt Fong, in 1998, then a non-starter in 2004, the former Secretary of State Bill Jones, who did not have the money to finance a statewide media campaign.
How is Calling for National Revival "Controversial"?
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal did something supposedly controversial. He called for a national revival.
How The Contraception Mandate May Spread Measles: Politicizing Preventive Care Increases Public Distrust
One of the best ways to cause distrust in public health experts is for the government to politicize science. This can be seen in contentious areas like climate change, embryo research, and the beginning of human life.
Record Unaffordability for New Homes in 2014
In terms of affordability, 2014 became the worst year on record for the median price of new homes sold in the United States.
Ask A Different Question
There is so much noise on the topic of investing it is hard to tune in to anything. Everyone wants your attention and your money. Sorting it all out is a daunting task. How do you figure out what is right for you?
MarketWatch Infomercial: Can Millennials Finally Afford a Home?
I propose that after this relentless rally in home prices, the "new rules" are too risky. Low down payments would have made more sense actually at the bottom of the market, when standards tightened.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Prediction: Gridlock for the Next Two Years, but that’s Better than the Alternative
Theres a lot of navel-gazing analysis in Washington about whether to expect some sort of bipartisanship over the next two years. I find such discussions very irritating because they assume that you automatically get good results when Republicans and Democrats both agree on a policy.
Ukraine Calls Russia What It Is
The Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, approved a statement that named Russia as an aggressor country and named the Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic as terrorist organizations.
Consumers to the Rescue?
Tuesday, the Conference Board posted consumer confidence numbers that were at the highest level since August 2007. The headline number was impressive, and the selloff even paused for a couple of minutes...
Perhaps its time for some reflection on the part of the media on whether or not they should continue their on-air relationship with one Al Sharpton.
DEA Planned to Track Cars Parked Near Gun Shows
So the DEA was planning on tracking everyone that went to a gun show? It might be time to start borrowing your liberal neighbors car for your trip to the gun range, gun store, and gun show. (And, just for good measure, drop by a tea party protest while youre out.)
Stuck in a Rut and Loving It!
According to Chopra, routine tasks are "tedious and dull at best. At worst, they sap your attention and energy.
How Much Is That Psychology Degree Worth?
Republicans need to force colleges to issue reports, just like drug companies, attesting to the average cost, and the average salary, for every degree. It will cost you $160,000 to receive a degree in Spanish literature and will take you 88 years to pay that back.
Choose To Refuse: Say "No" to PARCC/SBAC Testing
This is National School Choice Week, but I want to talk about parents' school testing choice.
Walter E. Williams:
Defense Against Demagogues
When gasoline sold at record prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said, "I think it's time to say to these people, 'Stop ripping off the American people.'" When the average price of regular gas was close to $4 a gallon, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called for Congress to look into breaking up giant oil companies. The claim was that "Wall Street greed (was) fueling high gas prices."
The Cross Examined College Prep Course IV
This column series provides an overview of my ten-step plan to help Christian kids prepare for life in college.