With Friends Like These
Republican Leaders in Washington, D.C. told the public they would stand up to Barack Obama's executive amnesty plan. They said they would stop him. "Trust us," they said. They concocted a plan to fund the government, but stopped funding the Department of Homeland Security at the end of February.
Presidential Candidate Guide to "Gotcha" Questions
First of all, best of luck. If you are successful, it will be your job to dig the United States out of the eight-year abyss of the Obama presidency. This will take courage, vision, hard work and resiliency.
Why Political Oscar Speeches Stink
The media noticed that this year's Oscars ceremony contained a lot of political tub-thumping, but they didn't notice that these speeches were predictable and obnoxious left-wing screeds.
Watch Out for China Winning its 100-Year Marathon
In reflecting on relations between the United States and China, Henry Kissinger in his 2011 book, "On China," notes that since he and Richard Nixon ventured to Beijing more than 40 years ago, "Eight American presidents and four generations of Chinese leaders have managed this delicate relationship in an astonishingly consistent manner, considering the difference in starting points."
Is Liberalism Exhausted?
Canaries are not very formidable birds, but they have their uses. For instance, coal miners learned over a century ago that when canaries gag and drop dead at the bottom of the cage, it's a sign that maybe there's something wrong with the air in the mine.
Obama's Highhanded Immigration Hypocrisy
Honestly, are any of my Democratic friends even slightly bothered by President Obama's habitual and brazen lawlessness and what that could mean for our liberties?
Questions the Press Doesn't Ask Democrats
Gov. Scott Walker has leapt to the top of polls in Iowa. As day follows night, he has moved to the center of the liberal press's crosshairs. This is the world we inhabit: When a Democrat is perceived as popular, the press discovers layers of humor and elan we never suspected. When a Republican is gaining strength, the press sharpens its bayonets.
Protecting Politicians from the Liberty of the Masses
Politicians think this is the same country that Walter Cronkite dominated when he opposed the Vietnam War. Or least that's what they'd like it to be.
Rep. Blackburn Assures Pro-lifers the Pain-Capable Bill Will Return
Townhall's Cortney O'Brien interviews Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee at CPAC 2015.
Paul Van Remortel:
Conservatives Can Step Up Their Digital Strategy With Online Petitions
Its no secret that conservatives need to step up their digital game, and despite great strides since 2008, there are still key facets missing from our arsenal for online organizing. One powerful tool often deployed by progressives is the use of online petitions to rapidly garner substantial support.
GOP Platform: War Without End
If the sadists of ISIS are seeking -- with their mass executions, child rapes, immolations, and beheadings of Christians -- to stampede us into a new war in the Middle East, they are succeeding.
Oscar's Gem From Across the Ocean
Hollywood can't help itself. The glitteries inevitably use the Academy Awards to push their personal politics, sometimes cheap and occasionally not, rewarding razzle-dazzle over real life.
Oscar's Gem From Across the Ocean
Hollywood can't help itself. The glitteries inevitably use the Academy Awards to push their personal politics, sometimes cheap and occasionally not, rewarding razzle-dazzle over real life. This year the two most important Oscars, for best picture and best director, went to "Birdman," about razzle-dazzle, and not "Boyhood," about real life.
There's Nothing Unpatriotic About Challenging Obama on Iran
The Obama administration values a future relationship with Iran more than it values the historic relationship it has with Israel.
Comforting the Enemy
Democrats are playing a dangerous game with Israel by snubbing the prime minister of America's staunchest Middle East ally.
Paris And Conan Do Havana
Along with an estimated 637,000 people from the U.S. recently, Paris Hilton and Conan OBrien somehow squeaked through the cracks of the diabolical U.S. blockade of Cuba for a visit to Havana. (Btw, in the 1950ws when Cuba was a U.S. tourist playground! an average 200,000 Americans visited Cuba annually.)
Obama's Veto Of Keystone Pipeline Is All About Politics
WASHINGTON -- In the days leading up to President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline, 14 oil tanker railroad cars derailed in West Virginia and exploded in a fiery environmental disaster.
What's Eating Main Street?
I want to revisit the news and a few things that were lost in all the Fed hoopla earlier this week. The Consumer Confidence measured by the conference board missed consensus estimates, but the devilish details are even more worrisome.
The States With the Top Job-Producing Climates Have Two Interesting Things In Common
Given the results of these states' historical and last November's elections, it would be very difficult to not directly connect political ideology and party affiliation with their economic performance. Elections have consequences and these states are enjoying those results.
Biden Wants to "Emancipate" Wealth... How Did He Make His?
Biden is the quintessential political Cheshire cat. (The Washington DC subspecies.) The guy can smile through anything. Probably a good thing to be able to do if one is Vice President Biden.
Right to Work Sweeps Through Mid West
Right-to-Work legislation is sweeping the Midwest. It's one of many reforms needed to makes states more competitive, reduce cost pressures on infrastructure projects, and hold down the necessity of tax hikes.
The Obama Fraud
As each day passes it is becoming more and more apparent that the Obama Administrations grip on reality with regards to the terrorist threats faced by this country is fast slipping away.
FCC Approves Socialism for Broadband
How predictable: The Federal Communications Commission voted on strict party lines to adopt Obama's 332 page Net Neutrality proposal.
What is the truth behind Gov. Scott Walker's Wisconsin?
Scandal: Not Just a TV Show, But a DC Reality
If you thought that Scandal was just a popular primetime television show, guess again. While the show is one of my favorites it unfortunately depicts a reality in Washington, DC.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
The State Department’s Refugee Program Shouldn’t be a Terrorist-Funding Welfare Scam
Lets look at the profoundly perverse way that the federal government is using the refugee program to expand the problem of dependency.
Net Neutrality Will Become the Internet’s ObamaCare
After ObamaCare turned out to be such an epic mess, a somber President Barack Obama retreated to the White House for a few days of reading and reflecting on the proper role of government.