"HRC": A Study Guide To 2016 for the GOP
"HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton"by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes is a riveting, almost-impossible-to-put-down chronicle of the five years in the life of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that begins with her loss to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential primaries and ends with her departure from the Department of State in early 2013 with the ashes of Benghazi just beginning to be sifted and her campaign for the presidency just beginning to take shape.
The Common Core Conundrum
Common Core State Standards could be the under-the-radar issue of the 2014 campaign. Business leaders and politicians had their hearts in the right place. We are a highly mobile society. People are likely to move more than once for jobs.
Obama Must Defend NATO's Red Lines From Putin's Aggression
Last week, masked men in camouflage garb with no insignia, dressed and equipped like Russian special forces, started taking over police stations and other government buildings in the Donets basin in Eastern Ukraine. They appeared to be working in tandem with local militias in defying the Ukrainian government.
'Close Observers of History' Hate Ollie North
For its second season, the creators of the FX series "The Americans" have chosen a new source for insight into the Cold War during the Reagan years -- one Lt. Col. Oliver North.
Obama's Diplomatic Dance with Putin is a Sad Sock Hop
President Obama is right. He told Major Garrett of CBS this week that "Mr. Putin's decisions aren't just bad for Ukraine. Over the long term, they're going to be bad for Russia."
Feminist Thought Police vs. Feminine Kirsten Dunst
The left's tyrannical suppression of opposing views would be less farcical if leftists weren't such pseudo-champions of tolerance and freedom of expression. In our leftist-dominated culture, the permitted categories of speech are becoming ever more restrictive.
First Fire Sebelius, Now (Forcibly) Retire Who Else?
If you're a Washington politician or bureaucrat I'd be all for you retiring now, regardless of age. If firing Sebelius improved Obamacare, I have a whole bunch of additional suggestions on improving the government.
Time Bombs in Democratic Coalition
The Republican Party is roiling with internal conflicts, say the analysts. The tea party is confronting the establishment. The noninterventionists are at war (forgive the expression) with the interventionists. The libertarians would like the party to endorse same-sex marriage.
Stuart Epperson, Jr.:
Good Friday in 7 Good Words
The stage was set. The night was dark. The forces of evil, visible and invisible, viciously swarmed upon One Man. Not just any man, but the One who carried the weight of the world on His back.
NED's Chickens Come Home to Roost
When Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Empire an "evil empire," the phrase reflected his conviction that while the East-West struggle was indeed a global geostrategic conflict, it had a deep moral dimension.
Hillary's Campaign for Student Body President
Everything Hillary Clinton does and says looks and sounds like she's running for president of the student body, collecting testimonials, Valentines and staying out of everything remotely controversial.
The Problem with Dartmouth
Dartmouth College has a problem. Protestors occupied the president's office at the Ivy League school a couple of weeks ago and demanded more "womyn or people of color" faculty, coverage of sex-change operations on the student health plan, and "gender-neutral bathrooms," among other things. Now Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon has responded with a call "to end the extreme behaviors that are in conflict with our mission."
Where We Are Now
Flashing endlessly by, the unceasing flow of BREAKING NEWS seduces and betrays, mainly by pretending to be new. Even though, as the Preacher said, what has been will be. The particulars of the story may change, but not the human condition. The names may be new, but the stories remain remarkably the same, just as weapons change but war remains the bloody same.
Want to Abolish Abortion? Privatize It
The Left’s favorite holiday has thankfully come and gone.
Obama Stumbling in Asia, Underestimating Putin, Turning the Middle East Over to the Terrorists
Barack Obama is getting a number of critical report cards about his foreign and domestic policies lately -- signs that America is tiring of his presidency.
Three or four short items on my mind today.
Culture Challenge of the Week: The Good in “Good Friday"
Darkness fell across the land and the man they thought would be their savior cried out in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Soon after, he breathed his last.
Proposed Common Core Standards Omit ‘Liberty’ From America’s Founding Principles
What happened to “liberty”? You know, a word that actually appears in the Declaration of Independence? It’s a word that means more than just about any other word in our national history. It refers to personal freedom, and the right of citizens to live their lives without the intrusion of tyrannical government.
Reinvention and Big Tech
This morning, all eyes were on Google (GOOG) and International Business Machines (IBM), after both companies posted financial results that came up short of expectations. What is interesting is that these are giant behemoths, and today's action will be inconsequential in the long run.
The IRS’s Torrent of Abuses
The media are finding it harder to cover up the IRS’s abuses of power, but they keep trying.
Ukraine Talks End in Accord; What About the Important Missing Player?
If the separatists are acting on their own, then unless Russia or someone else can convince the separatists to lay down their arms, the accord will break down.
NATO Gives Putin the Green Light on Ukraine
NATO has no intention or ability to rescue Ukraine. Everything the NATO members have done to date may be interpreted as giving the Russian leadership a green light and a pass on Ukraine.
How You Could Watch Your Portfolio Climb with ALPS
Alternative and niche investments can help round out your portfolio, along with offering diversification and alternate value propositions when the broader market is stagnant or correcting.
Ransom Notes Radio:
Jews in Ukraine Asked to Register with Authorities
In Pro-Russian controlled towns, in Eastern Ukraine, Jews are being asked to “register” with authorities and list their “assets”… Haven’t we seen this movie before? Obama’s responded by telling Vladimir Putin that he would “unfriend” him on Facebook if things didn’t settle down a bit.
White House Strategy: Fabricating Fear and Injustice
Facing mid-term elections and burdened with persistently high unemployment, President Obama is playing the race, gender, and class cards. Fabricating fear and injustice, such tactics keep the economy in slow gear and make worse the very people the president professes to help.
Repeal of Obamacare Would Increase the Deficit—Seriously?
According to Obama, repealing Obamacare would increase the deficit. You’re probably just as shocked as I am to hear this bold statement seeing as the public relations for Obamacare alone cost taxpayers millions of dollars more than anticipated and states such as Maryland are completely overhauling their websites—a huge waste of taxpayer dollars.
Obama’s Economic Growth-by-Attacking-Capitalism Agenda Fails
What would your solution be if you had the opportunity to implement an agenda, following a recession, to grow jobs, the economy, and return to the nation to prosperity?
Investors Ignore Frightful Geopolitics
When the former Soviet Union collapsed almost 25 years ago, most global strategic forecasters assumed that the U.S. would adapt pragmatically to her new status of sole world superpower.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
More Obamacare Failure
If Obamacare is a success, as the White House and establishment media would like us to believe, then why is the Obama Administration so anxious to hide the numbers?
Back Any Candidate You Want as Long as It's One of These Three
As those of you who follow my hate mail know, I am opposed to running untested candidates against perfectly good incumbent Republican senators this election cycle. It will be a long time before Republicans have as good a year as this to win a Senate majority.