Charlatans and Sheep: Part II
One of the secrets of successful magicians on stage is directing the audience's attention to something that is attractive or distracting, but irrelevant to what is actually being done. That is also the secret of successful political charlatans.
Gitmo Extended Stay America Suites in Colorado? Hell No!
Liberal readers have scoffed at my repeated warnings about the dangerous prospect of an enemy combatant dump on American soil.
North Korea is called the "worst place on earth" for good reason.
Three Types of People
This past Sunday night I decided to watch some war movies, first The Thin Red Line and after that it was American Sniper. One of my favorite lines in the movie American Sniper is the dinner scene when Daddy Kyle explains that there are three types of people sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs.
Walter E. Williams:
Suppressing Free Speech
I receive loads of mail in response to my weekly nationally syndicated column. Some recent mail has been quite disturbing.
Pelosi vs. Pro-Life Press
In January, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked by a reporter if an unborn baby at 20 weeks is a human being. She shot back that when she was a new member of Congress, someone quipped, "Nancy Pelosi thinks she knows more about having babies than the pope." She added, "Yeah. That would be true."
Republicans Should Court Black Voters With Traditional Values
An ongoing point of contention in the Republican Party has been the extent to which clear identification with traditional Judeo-Christian values is a good idea.
Why Obama Prefers Politicizing To Actual Politics
"Of course," Obama said Thursday night, "what's also routine is that somebody, somewhere, will comment and say, 'Obama politicized this issue.' Well, this is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic."
Why Obama Prefers Politicizing to Actual Politics
President Obama was right. He was right when, just a few hours after the horrible shooting in Oregon, he decried the fact that such slaughters have become "routine." He was even right, in a sense, when he defended politicizing the tragedy.
Letter to a Conservative Censor
iven your status as a newly appointed member of the Board of Trustees and self-described occasional reader of my column I am frankly stunned by the content of your letter. Nonetheless, I intend to respond at some length. My reply will not be what you had anticipated.
The Inconvenient Truth About Umpqua – And It Has Nothing To Do With Guns
If there is any glimmer of light to emerge from the mass murder last week at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, it is the story of Chris Mintz -- a 30-year-old Army veteran who was shot seven times after running towards the shooting scene to help.
Time for Sensible Background Checks
In the wake of the recent homicidal shooting rampage at an Oregon community college, I'm forced to come to the conclusion that it is high time for common sense national background checks for journalists.
We Already Have a Free-Trade Deal: It's Called the Constitution
When the founders of this nation wrote the Constitution they created a charter for the greatest and truest free-trade zone in history -- and they did not seek its approval on a fast track.
The Pentagon Beefs Up the 8th Air Force
The Pentagon insists it isn't reviving the Strategic Air Command. The Cold War is over -- supposedly. SAC and its workhorse B-52 became uncomfortable symbols of that long, weary struggle waged on the edge of thermonuclear destruction.
The CFPB’s Bulk Data Collection Threatens Consumer Safety and Privacy
When the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) was enacted in 2010, one of the obvious goals touted by proponents was increased consumer protection.
Shocking Report Reveals Rampant Welfare Fraud in Arkansas
The Government Accountability Office routinely warns that states welfare programs are at high risk for waste, fraud, and abuse. A new report, released Wednesday by Arkansas Medicaid task force, brings these warnings to life.
Democrats Remain Silent as Obama Economy Kills Jobs, Freezes Wages Amid More Layoffs to Come
The measly number of jobs that the Obama economy created last month is raising new fears of a steeper employment decline this year and next.
Plagued By Bad Governance, Europe Is Losing Its Shirt
The answer has long been the same: bad governance. And it's not just a problem in France; it's a spreading worldwide trend among developed nations.
The Hungary Games Part III
It was late afternoon when we got to another border crossing point, Magyarboly, Hungary.
Hillary Clinton's Simple-Minded Gun Control Ideas
The problem is that we generally do not know a gun buyer "wants to inflict harm on other people" until he does it. That reality shows the folly of relying on background checks or psychiatric intervention to prevent mass shootings.
Arthur Schaper :
Why I Support Jason Chaffetz for Speaker of the House
I am a California conservative, and I want someone who is not connected to the Old Boys Club, the business of working the backrooms to get deals.
Argentine Murder Mystery
When heads of state gather, as they did for the United Nations General Assembly last week, you have a choice: Tune out or prepare to be bathed in blather, boilerplate and blatant lies. That said, the remarks of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner deserve at least a few minutes of our undivided attention.
"4 Things Planned Parenthood's President Admitted Under Oat
The Sept. 29 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood was interesting.
A Christian Call to Action at Home and Abroad
A new article over at CNS News paints a disturbing picture of the state of religious liberty across the globe. Citing religious persecution as "a leading social justice crisis of our time," the article outlines the horrific actions being perpetrated against Christians in the Middle East and Africa, and America's less than robust response to this humanitarian catastrophe.
Work on Fixing What Washington Broke Begins At Home
As the amount of direct liabilities owed by the federal government continues to soar and Congress remains unable or unwilling to rein in its irresponsible spending, the importance of state lawmakers also increases.
Hillary Is About as Qualified To Be President as Paris Hilton
The downside of being governed by idiots is that people start to think that any idiot can be president.
Charlatans and Sheep
One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme "What's Holding Women Back in the Workplace?"