Cruz to the Front
Were the election for president held today, Ted Cruz would be president of the United States. It would not be by virtue of his polling, his positions or his charisma. Cruz just happens to be the only officially declared major party candidate for president. That will soon change.
School Named After War Hero Forces Child to Shave Off Military-style Haircut
Adam Stinnett looks up to his older stepbrother a soldier in the U.S. Army. So when it came time to get a haircut, the seven-year-old told his mother he wanted a basic military-style cut. And thats exactly what he got high and tight just like his stepbrother.
Can Family Breakdown in Low-Education America Be Reversed? Maybe
Our kids, at least many of them, are not doing very well. The reason, writes Harvard professor Robert Putnam in his just-published "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis," is the "two-tier pattern of family structure" that emerged in the 1970s and 1980s and continues to prevail today.
Monica Lewinsky Lectures America
TED Talks are a hot liberal video series. The 20-minute talks, usually taped in Vancouver, have become such a viral force on the Internet that NPR now has a weekly "TED Radio Hour."
The House of Tudor Didn't Get the Last Word
IT'S REMARKABLE what five centuries can do for a guy's reputation.
Can Jewish Americans Support Both Democrats and Israel?
"I don't understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following their president," vented Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Boston Herald Radio last week.
Cruzing Toward the Resurrection of Mainstream Conservatism
The ambush-prone mainstream media (MSM) has difficulty trapping Sen. Ted Cruz, not just because he is mentally agile and verbally adroit. He has truth and authenticity on his side, and it is much harder to trip up someone of that description.
Death to America
Maybe I'm too sensitive, but when a foreign autocrat leads his people in chants of "Death to America," I take it personally.
When Ted Cruz officially stepped into the 2016 presidential ring this week the boo-birds attacked immediately.
Snake Oil Sociology
The American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Sociological Association (ASA) submitted friend of the Court briefs in the Windsor case.
The Enemy of My Enemy
The forces that do not want a U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, nor any U.S. detente with Iran, are impressive.
Hillary and Monica, Together Again in 'Shame and Survival'
Monica Lewinsky is back, and playing offense. The woman in the little blue dress is giving a Ted talk about the "culture of humiliation," scolding cyber bullies who wound innocents and reclaiming a personal narrative in her own voice. She's burning the beret and the blue dress with a telltale stain, "giving purpose to my past" in the name of a softer feminism that she says begins with a "little f."
Nothing Inevitable About Clinton Nomination
A new CBS poll on Hillary Clinton this week suggests that the former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state faces a steeper road to the White House than her supporters might think.
Guernica All Over Again
It was one of the most searing paintings of the modernist era: Pablo Picasso's scream of a masterpiece inspired by the fascist bombing of Guernica in the Spanish Civil War, a horror that would prove but a prelude to the Second World War that began a couple of years later.
You know the case. As a PFC Bergdahl disappeared from his unit's outpost in Afghanistan, on June 30, 2009. He was captured by the Taliban and spent the next five years in captivity.
Critics? Or Traitors?
Traitors. Thats a strong term, obviously. It should never be used lightly. Yet there it was, flying around like confetti in Times Square on New Years Eve.
The UN's Anti-Israel Animus Hits An All-Time Low
The United Nations, already infamous for its frequent displays of anti-Israel bias, has outdone itself this time.
Jobs and Employment: How Much Recession Warning Can One Expect?
Many market watchers have their eye on jobs and the unemployment rate as the determinant of when the Fed will hike.
Student Paper Claims Concealed Carry Reinforces Rape Culture
The self-proclaimed champions of womens rights, the political left, is once again insisting that a womans right to protect herself from sexual attackers should be regulated, restricted, and in some cases banned.
Woman Who Cut Baby Out of Mother’s Womb Should Be Charged with Murder
Colorado authorities should do the right thing and charge Dynel Lane with murder.
Save the Whales
Only in the so-called mainstream media would ones love of country, a belief in the U.S. Constitution as our guiding document, along with the importance of fiscal responsibility be deemed as something extremist, instead of something patriotic.
Its a different type of March Madness, and very few people are cheering.
The Atheist and His Metal Detector
I grew up on the Jersey shore. (No, it wasnt like the TV show.) Every summer morning Id see several men combing the beach with metal detectors looking for jewelry and change lost the day before. One lost diamond earring or ring could pay for the metal detector several times over.
In Which We Take On the World's Best Economic Forecasters, and Win
Some time ago, we recognized that the number of companies acting to cut their dividends each month seemed to be a very good and simple predictor of the near real time state of the U.S. economy.
The Growing Debt Problem That No One Is Talking About (Except This Guy)
Jared Meyer interviewed former San Diego City Council member Carl DeMaio on March 24 on the subject of what can be done to solve the growing problem of the state and local pension debt crisis. DeMaio now chairs Reform California, a political action committee seeking to place pension reform on the ballot statewide.
Not Ready for "Clintitlement"
After thousands of written words and hundreds of hours of cable commentary focused on Hillary Clintons email woes, it all boils down to one basic takeaway. The Clintons have an unmatched talent, an uncanny ability, to find themselves in endless scandals, many of them their own making, most the result of setting their own rules, and all of which raise questions about their judgment and trustworthiness.
Like a Rolling Stone: You Don’t Have to Have Two Pulitzers Under Your Belt to Know How the Magazine Got it Wrong
When Columbia J School dean Steve Coll finishes his external investigation of Rolling Stone magazines disastrous U Va gang rape story, the magazine will release Colls findings to the public. Now thats suspense!
Is the Stock Market Really “Rigged?”
I remember sitting in my car in college listening to Howard Stern on the radio before class sometime in 2000. Howard and his crew were talking about the stock market which was roaring. The Tech Bubble was in full effect. The sky was the limit. If you werent in the market you were losing out. It was a similar vibe to the Housing Bubble which would emerge only a few years later.
Patent Trolls and the Stifling of American Innovation
Between the ravages of ObamaCare, excessive government regulation and myriad other instances of executive overreach by the Obama Administration, its easy to see why so many consider the United States Constitution to be under assault from many different directions.
Hey, Pretty Boy: Do You Actually Know What's In The News?
When "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams crashed and burned over all the tall tales he had told, there must have been mirth in the hallways at ABC.