Joe Biden: The Great White Dope of the Democrat Party
Even if the Democrats had a strong candidate running, after eight years of the worst President in American history, the smart money would still have to be on a Republican winning the presidency in 2016.
A Revealing Clue
Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who tried to disrupt their question-and-answer period after a speech.
Blame the Fed for Stock Market Crash
Following Monday's historic stock market downturn, many politicians and so-called economic experts rushed to the microphones to explain why the market crashed and to propose "solutions" to our economic woes.
Another Impossible Thing May Happen: Change in Partisan Alignments
In my last column, I looked at the possibility of two impossible things -- impossible things in the sense used by Alice and the Red Queen -- happening in the already turbulent 2016 presidential cycle.
Oil, America's Inexhaustible Resource
In August 1859 on the eve of the Civil War, Col. Edwin Laurentine Drake completed the first commercial oil well in the United States on Oil Creek just outside of Titusville, Pa. Over the next century and a half, oil and gas companies have extracted tens of billions of barrels of oil from the ground from California to New York and nearly everywhere in between.
Let's See More of Hillary Now, to See Less of Her Later
Hillary Clinton shows signs of anger and desperation and pops out of her shell with shrill and extreme rhetoric. She should be nervous, with both the feds and rivals breathing down her neck.
Iran: Wisdom Calls for a Tough Policy
John F. Kennedy famously said: We cannot negotiate with people who say what's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable.
Tragedy in Roanoke
The horrible murder of two local journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, has affected me more than I thought it would. Journalists are taught early on to compartmentalize. As a local TV reporter, I saw bodies from plane crashes and victims of mass murder. I covered natural disasters and witnessed the aftermath of cruelty to children and other inhumanities.
The Left Sees Only White Evil
In the past week, two television reporters in Roanoke, Va. -- Alison Parker and Adam Ward -- were murdered by a black man who hated whites, and a white police officer in Houston -- Darren Goforth -- was murdered by a black man. Neither crime has been labeled a hate crime. And no mainstream media reporting of the murders attributes either to race-based hate.
Media Again Carries Pallywood’s Water
Another week, another Palestinian protest in the West Bank. Arabs, Leftists, and Anarchists try to tear down fences and throw rocks at IDF soldiers. The purpose isnt just to riot, but to provoke IDF soldiers into action that makes them look bad.
Can the GOP Deal With Iran?
How the GOP handles its coming defeat will tell us whether they have learned from the failures of Bush and can now run the country.
Debra J. Saunders:
Big Apple Versus Big Toilet
Why is New York so much cleaner than San Francisco? It's a question you hear all the time, even as some New Yorkers swear that Mayor Bill de Blasio's lighter approach to law enforcement has undone some of the gains made under former Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Mike Bloomberg.
Why #BlackLivesMadder & Andy Parker Won’t Solve America’s Gun Violence Problem
I'm sorry for your loss, Mr. Parker. I can't imagine what it must be like to lose a daughter to a racist homicidal maniac, but your mourning doesn't nullify my rights.
H. Sterling Burnett:
Taming the Federal Beast, One Little Cut at a Time
Like the Hekatonkheires of Greek mythology, a creature with 100 hands and 50 heads, our national government has thousands of eyes spying everywhere and its hands in everyones pockets, intensively regulating our businesses, properties, and personal lives.
How the Calculator Killed Innovation
In the battle over patent reform, one question that looms bizarrely large is the issue of venue reform. That is, one of the many complaints offered by supporters of reform is that particularly litigious patent holders need to be restrained from dragging their targets into random, out-of-the-way courtrooms.
Anchor Babies on Trial in Texas
A federal case moving to trial in Texas could provide a means to stop the practice of extending automatic U.S. citizenship to children born to illegal aliens.
Do 'All Lives Matter' or Not?
Who gets believed, in our age of ever-present media, is who talks the loudest. Donald Trump, for example.
Janet M. LaRue:
Bin Laden 2016 raises the question: Does birthright citizenship, regardless of parentage, qualify one to become president of the United States?
The ACLU’s Sterile View of the First Amendment
Tie her tubes, or well sue you for sex discrimination, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) told a Catholic-affiliated hospital in California.
Hospitals: The Big Box Health Care Store You Should Avoid
So-called Big Box retail stores are the dominant retail model when it comes to selling vast quantities of products at competitive prices.
Preparing for the Worst
After the wild stock market downs and ups last week, I crawled out from under my desk and began Googling plans for a backyard survival bunker.