Jeb Bush: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Waterboy
Allow me to unite America's left, right and center in just three words: No, Jeb, No.
Walter E. Williams:
Should Profiling Be Banned?
Last week, the Obama administration announced new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement. Before deciding whether this is good or bad policy, we might try to develop a description/definition of racial profiling or any other kind of profiling.
Dr. Ben Carson:
Democrats' Wasteful Torture Report
The recent release of a Senate report commissioned by Democrats regarding torture of terrorism suspects in order to obtain vital information was a waste of $40 million of taxpayer money.
Wise Warren and Crazy Cruz
Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are polar opposites, a Tea Party conservative and an Occupy Wall Street socialist.
Victor Davis Hanson:
Are Drone Strikes More Defensible than Torture?
There are lots of hypocrisies surrounding the recently released executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program.
Jonathan Gruber Should've Been Time's Person of the Year
Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year. The magazine gave it to the "Ebola Fighters" instead. Good for them; they're doing God's work. Still, Gruber would have been better.
Yes, Michelle, It's Because You're Black
Yes, no doubt there is racism in this country. But it is a product of both sides, black as well as white. And most definitely, on average, the Obamas have benefited from such racism.
Congress Gives Uncle Same “ESP” – Enhanced Surveillance Powers
In 1964, Ayn Rand wrote that American society was quickly heading toward what she called the stage of ultimate inversion, in which the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission. Rand, who came to America to escape the tyranny of the Soviet Union, saw in mid-20th Century America a country following a similar course as the one she escaped; in which government ruled by brute force and increased its power as it eroded individual rights.
Iran Nuclear Talks Resume: Is it Jaw-Jaw or War-War? (Part Two)
"Islamic fundamentalism, which in contrast to true Islam, is known for its characteristic religious dictatorship, misogyny, religious discrimination, inhumane punishments, and unimaginable deception, was born with the mullahs' regime in Iran in 1979."
The Suicidal Hashtags of the West
On Monday, Australian police stormed the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney, where an Islamist terrorist named Man Haron Monis had taken dozens of hostages and held them for 17 hours.
A Few Confirmation Questions for Obama's SecDef Nominee
Several senators returning in 2015, among them Diane Feinstein, John McCain and Joe Manchin, have already announced that they support President Barack Obama's nomination of Dr. Ashton Carter for secretary of defense.
When the Big News Isn't News
Last week the papers were overflowing with stories about a Senate committee's report on the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture to extract information from terrorists -- known or just suspected terrorists.
Democrats Fighting Democrats: Will Hillary And Warren Go At Each Other In A 2016 Wrestling Match For The Nomination?
"The dominant narrative remains that Clinton is the heavy favorite to be the Democratic nominee. But that story line is accompanied by another one -- that the heart of the Democratic Party really wants Warren.
If Waterboarding Works, Does That Make It Morally Acceptable?
Cheney replied that the end -- to "get the guys who did 9/11" and "avoid another attack against the United States" -- justified the means. "I have no problem as long as we achieve our objective," he said.
America Needs Its Rough Men
We also need coercive interrogations short of torture
Gender Selection in a Brave New World
Jayne and Jon Cornwill, an Australian couple, recently came to America with a bit of trouble. The trouble? Boys.
Why Benghazi Still Matters
In recent weeks, much of the mainstream mediawhich I like to call State Media because it so lovingly parrots White House talking points on almost any topichas trumpeted the fact that the several hearings have found no actionable material regarding the Administrations direction of the Benghazi disaster.
Women Have a Role to Play in Ending Rape
Rape is terrible. It is something that no person should ever have to experience. The way the issue is being politicized and sensationalized by feminists and their sympathizers in the media, however, is not helping matters.
The ACLU Plays Scrooge to Orphans
Just the threat of invoking liberal lawyers wrath is enough to send people packing.
Is the Speedy Decline of Oil Prices a Good Thing
In the current situation, three things are true: The U.S. energy revolution is happening in spite of President Obama, oil prices are down due to global factors and this is good news for American consumers.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
The Case Against the IRS and the “Progressive” Income Tax
With a simple and fair tax system, we could get rid of high tax rates, eliminate the double taxation that discourages saving and investment, and we could wipe out the rats nest of deductions, credits, exemptions, preferences, exclusions, and other loopholes that bribe people into making economically unwise decisions.
Pregnant Students on Campus Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Their Child and Their Education
Becoming unexpectedly pregnant while in college can be a scary situation for most women, and many of these students have no idea about the resources available to them on their college campuses to help them stay in school and parent their children.
Bipartisanship Killed the Will of the People
In the wake of the Cromnibus debacle, Republican congressional leadership pretty much turned their backs on wave voters for short term gain (and Democratic leaders did the same). Multiple readers at have asked, Well... now what?
Russia Demands Kyiv Give In to Ukrainian Rebels
Russia does not want Ukraine to fragment, at least not at this time. Recent statements do not foreclose a change in policy in that the Russians judge the burden is on Ukraine to create conditions for a peace settlement.
Terrorism’s Best Recruiter
Whether Californias Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein should be fitted for prison stripes has become a legitimate question among intelligence and counterterrorism officers in the last couple of weeks .
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.
Skyworks Soaring on More Than Apple
Skyworks is a key beneficiary of the mobile revolution.
Russia's Ruble Goes for a Ride
If one looked at the open vs. the close the move was only 3.18%. However, the move bottom to top was 25.64%!
Falling Oil Prices and Breaking Order in the S&P 500?
For all the noise related to falling oil prices and their impact upon stock prices during the past week, there is something that we have not yet seen that would fully confirm the fears of U.S. investors: large numbers of companies in the oil sector acting to cut their dividends.
Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were "torture." But any serious discussion of a serious issue -- and surely terrorism qualifies as serious -- has to move beyond semantics and confront the ultimate question: "Compared to what alternative?"