Consciously Sidelining Ourselves
Though Wal-Mart remains fixed in the American conscience as Sam Walton's business, it is less and less that. Walton was folksy and relatable to the Americans who shopped at Wal-Mart. Everyone could imagine Sam Walton shopping there, too. But over the years, Wal-Mart's management has passed out of the direct hands of Walton's family.
When Hostages Die
Every American should join President Obama in his expression of condolences to the families of two hostages killed in January during a counterterrorism operation in Pakistan.
S. E. Cupp:
Should the Presidency Hang on a Hypothetical Gay Wedding Invitation?
In a year and a half, Americans will elect a new president. What issues will be foremost in their minds?
Frat Boys Spit on Wounded Vet, Urinate on American Flag
Investigations have been launched at two universities over accusations that fraternity members taunted wounded war heroes, urinated on an American flag, and spit on a wounded veteran and his service dog in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Ben Affleck Makes a Scandal for PBS
The North Korean email hack of Sony continues to haunt Hollywood. The leftist group WikiLeaks recently posted a searchable set of the documents and the London Daily Mail found a new scandal subject: Ben Affleck ... and PBS.
Sen. Roger Wicker:
Restoring the 10th Amendment
One of the basic responsibilities of the executive branch is to execute the law faithfully. The Obama Administration, however, has no problem ignoring this duty to create its own rules.
Rand Paul Is Right to Demand Reporters Ask Democrats About Late-Term Abortions
It was sort of inevitable that on his first day of campaigning as an announced candidate for president earlier this month, Rand Paul would be asked whether he supported a ban on abortions in cases of rape or incest.
Clinton Restoration Could Be in Jeopardy
How should one think about the unfolding allegations rocking the Clinton Industrial Complex (which includes both her campaign and her foundation)?
The Depressing Appeal of Hillary's Phony Populism
There was a time when Hillary Clinton was a bona fide leftist radical, but those days have past, swallowed up by her lust for power and money.
Fix the Secret Service, Dammit
We learned this week that the Secret Service dawdled for an entire year before fixing a broken security system at the home of former President George H. W. Bush.
Depressed Journalists Are Depressing Nation
I am far more pessimistic about our political system than most Americans. At the same time, I am very optimistic about the future of our nation. That may seem like an odd combination to some, but I am optimistic because I recognize that Washington, D.C., does not lead the nation.
The New Government's Greatest Tasks
In testimony last week before the House committee in charge of State Department funding, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power acknowledged that the Obama administration intends to abandon the USs 50 year policy of supporting Israel at the United Nations.
Times are Tough for the Export-Import Bank
Its not been a good month for the embattled Export-Import Bank. Time is running out for this decades-old creature of Washington, which is set to expire on June 30th, even as the bank and its K Street allies pull out all the stops in their effort to keep Ex-Im on taxpayer-backed life support.
Why Is Yemen Our War?
For a month now, the Saudi air force has been bombing Yemen to reverse a takeover of that nation of 25 million by Houthi rebels, and reinstall a president who fled his country and is residing in Riyadh.
The FBI, the Holocaust and Us
James B. Comey, the director of the FBI, at 6-foot-8, is the tallest man in the Obama administration. Despite his height and position, he emerged in sharp relief in the public eye only this week for a remarkable speech at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington about why he requires every new special agent and intelligence analyst to visit the museum.
The Clintons have always had an uneasy relationship with money. Bill never had any. And although Hillary had a comfortable upbringing, she didn't take the path to riches that her Yale Law degree might have provided, choosing instead to do public interest law right out of law school and marry a man with great political ambition.
Military justice is to justice as military music is to music. Not the same. Not the same at all.
Obama's Legacy: 70 Percent of Americans Dissatisfied With Our Country's Direction
WASHINGTON - Anyone looking for signs that Barack Obama's presidency is running out of gas got a glimmer of hope this week from his daily schedule.
The Challenge: Hungry for Fellowship
The center of a home--the place that sees the most traffic tends to be wherever food is found, which makes the kitchen, or more specifically, the table, the most important spot in every home.
Rick Perry's Marriage Misstep
It is now the gotcha question being asked to every Republican presidential candidate: Would you attend a same-sex wedding ceremony?
Daniel J. Mitchell:
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….It’s Super Entrepreneur!
When writing about economic growth, my usual approach is to point out that more output is a function of increases in the quantity and quality of labor capital.
Nebraska Legislature’s Vote Signals Growing Conservative Support for Ending Death Penalty
If there is one thing conservatives hate, its a failed government program that gives the state power it shouldnt have. In recent years, however, there is one government policy many conservatives continue to rally behind even though it wastes millions in tax payers hard-earned dollars, puts innocent lives at risk and fails to keep Americans safe: the death penalty.
Why is Our Government Propping up Big Biz at Expense of the Taxpayer?
American employers face more competition today than at any time in our nations history.
The Dirty Secret of Household Spending Discipline
Recently, the adjusted for inflation wage growth recently broke out to its highest level since 1980. While this is a stat many view with suspicion, such as purchasing power parity (PPP), it could hint at more purchases from consumers.
New Home Sales Down 11.4% Overall, 15.8% in South; Median Price Declines
The Bloomberg consensus estimate for new homes sales was an overly-optimistic 518,000. Instead, it's bad news again as new home sales fell a very steep 11.4 percent to a 481,000 annual rate.
The Clinton Mafia
As more and more information is developed about Bill and Hillary Clintons record of shady dealings one is reminded of Chicago during the 1920s, the reign of Al Capone and his organized crime empire.
Putin's Dangerous Insecurity Complex
Russian President Vladimir Putin is a textbook case of someone with a serious inferiority complex.
FEC Hearts Hillary
Has the supposedly neutral Federal Elections Commission (FEC) just come out in support of Hillary Clinton?
“Woman in Gold” Review: True Drama Will Inspire Audiences
In 2014, George Clooneys film The Monuments Men sought to bring attention to the brave Allied soldiers who were sent to prevent the destruction of cultural artifacts during the waning days of World War II.
An Investor’s Lament!
Having been besieged lately by brokers who say they have the investment (stock) of a lifetime, I find myself retreating from the onslaught. I somehow get the feeling that it is December 1999 or late 2007 and the next move could be a decisive one and bad for me.