Beware of Our Betters
Jonathan Gruber's several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration. And the way that the mainstream media hesitated for days to even mention what Professor Gruber said, while they obsessed over unsubstantiated charges against Bill Cosby, should tell us a lot about the media.
The Path to a Permanent GOP Majority
They say in the finance industry that past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. In politics, you can almost always drop the not.
President Obama Versus George Washington on Thanksgiving
Last week, when "Fox & Friends" highlighted my most recent column, titled "Neutering Religious Holidays," liberals came out of the woodwork to try to defend President Barack Obama's record. So I decided to do a little research and see just how spiritual his past Thanksgiving addresses have been and compare them with the thoughts of our founding president, George Washington.
Refuting 7 Lies Liberals Have Told Millennials About Conservatives
The biggest reason young Americans tend to lean to the left is that they grow up immersed in liberalism.
Nobody Is Pushing Thomas Piketty's Policies to Combat Economic Inequality
About half of minimum wage earners are not in the lowest fifth households in income. Even fewer are their own household's primary earner. Almost all economists agree that when the minimum wage is raised, some employees lose their jobs.
Maybe President Obama is Just Trolling?
For those who don't know, in Internet parlance, trolling is an effort to elicit outrage from a specific group or the public generally. As the always useful -- but not always G-rated, or spell-checked -- Urban Dictionary explains, "Trolling requires deceiving [sic]; any trolling that doesn't involve decieving [sic] someone isn't trolling at all; it's just stupid." (Pro tip: When spelling "deceiving," remember it's "i before e except after c.")
Bad News Continues to Roll In for Obamacare Nightmare
Whatever we do, let's not allow ourselves to be distracted from the continuing nightmare of Obamacare by the other nightmare of President Obama's latest abuse of power in furtherance of a terrible policy decision -- this time on immigration.
Sticks in Spokes
During the 2012 campaign, President Obama often resorted to his favorite substitute for thinking: ridicule. Before enthusiastic audiences (who were assured his reelection would spell a thriving economy and a revived middle class), the president would mock Republicans by suggesting that "they have the same prescription they've had for the past 30 years. ... Take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations, and call us in the morning."
Let’s Put the White House on Lockdown
As we witness Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel resign as the whipping boy for the administration, no Secretary of Defense could have executed the policy prescriptions of Obama who somehow confused withdrawing our successful army from Iraq with actual peace.
Hagel Dismissed, But Not Missed
Nearly two years ago, these writers urged President Obama to Chuck Hagel.
Obama's Immigration Policy: How About Putting Americans First
Addressing the nation last Thursday, President Obama sought to justify his misreading of the Constitution by unilaterally granting legal protection to 5 million illegal immigrants. In this, he reminded me of what Richard Nixon told David Frost in a 1977 interview. The exchange is worth recalling:
We Have a Moral Divide, Not a Racial One
As we await protests and riots scheduled for Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere if a grand jury in Missouri does not indict the white officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager, a little moral clarity is called for.
Wayne Allyn Root:
"If You Like Your City, You Can Keep Your City"
That split screen of President Obama talking while Ferguson burned was the perfect image of the Obama presidency.
Britain Hasn’t Been Invaded Since 1066, Until Now, Its Response: Same as in 1935
As an American Anglophile who lived in London in 1995 and in Edinburgh ten years later, I was greatly dismayed to witness how much the U.K. has changed for the worse during my recent trip to London shortly after Remembrance Day.
Hagel Didn't Start the Fire
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam war veteran and the lone Republican on Obama's national security team, has been fired.
Free Pass for One Percenter Al Sharpton on $4.5 Million Owed in Taxes
The Times found there is currently more than $4.5 million in state and federal tax liens against Sharpton and his for-profit businesses.
Debra J. Saunders:
Hagel's Out, but Inner Circle Remains
When President Barack Obama chose former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to serve as his third secretary of defense, most Republicans were not amused.
Open Letter to Senator McConnell and Speaker Boehner
President Barack Obama proudly announced that his policies would be on the ballot in the Nov. 4 midterm elections. He got his response loud and clear: The American people said, "No, thanks."
What Obama Can Learn From Hagel -- And From 'Mockingjay'
Less than 10 days before Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced his resignation, he addressed a memo to senior defense leaders.
From Thank-Mas to Thanksgiving
Thanks-mas -- as our new winter holiday deserves to become known, with pumpkins and red-and-green lights merging in anticipatory celebration -- only partly occludes the opportunities for national and personal gratitude widespread in Novembers past.
Ferguson Must Be Redeemed
On August 22nd, I wrote an article entitled, Five Obvious Lessons from Ferguson. Now, in the wake of the grand jurys decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of my namesake, 18-year-old Michael Brown, and in the wake of the riots that immediately erupted, here are five more obvious lessons.
The Top Four Liberal Reactions to Ferguson Grand Jury
The self-righteous indignation of liberals was on full display last night, as the Grand Jury announced their decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson over the death of Michael Brown.
The Clock is Ticking in Switzerland
I had always placed a great deal of faith in Switzerland's financial markets. In recent years, however, as the Swiss government has sought to hitch its wagon to the flailing euro currency and kowtow increasingly to U.S.-based financial requirements, this faith has been shaken.
Time for Ferguson to Put Out the Fire
It's easy to blame the system or capitalism for widening income inequality and other ailments of the economy, but it's also a luxury to protest on a full stomach.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Why Do some Advocates of Small Government Want to Keep a Democrat Appointee at CBO?
Since Ive accused the Congressional Budget Office of witch doctor economics and gypsy forecasting, its obvious Im not a big fan of the organizations approach to fiscal analysis.
Why Saul Alinsky Would Deplore Amnesty By "Executive Action"
The current Executive Action is called by its adversaries amnesty. In fact, it represents a temporary reprieve rather than a pardon, more likely to confound rather than promote a humane resolution. It is highly likely to cause a backlash against durable immigration reform.
Fed "Mystified" Why Millennials Still Live at Home
A New York Fed research paper says "it's a mystery" why the housing recovery did not have a bigger impact on millennials living at home.
Obama asked if a future president could just issue an executive order absolving citizens of tax burdens
If the president doesnt have to faithfully execute the law on immigration (he does, the Constitution expressly says that he does) why should a future president have to execute the law faithfully in all sorts of other areas including taxes?
Saving People from Themselves
Few things are as effective in eliciting the ire of Republicans as is talk of decriminalizing recreational drug use.
Never one to shy away from controversy, extreme liberal and noted anti-gun activist Rosie ODonnell, host of the daytime TV show The View, recently discussed the Michael Brown case out of Ferguson, Missouri. ODonnell said, I as an American feel its very wrong to shoot unarmed teenagers six times, once in the head.
The Campus Crusade for Cash
It is understandable that you would wish to defend your organization, which I criticized rather bluntly in my article. However, your accusation that my article was un-Christ-like and was written in a spirit that undermines Christian unity requires a response. Since you chose to proffer your criticism in a public forum, Ill respond by using my weekly column.