Discussions related to treaty negotiations with Iran, about which Congress knows little to nothing, and deems less important than their month-long break, have not appeared out of thin air.
Yesterday would have been the 103rd birthday of Milton Friedman, who was one of the most brilliant economists of the last century. In honor of Friedman, here are his 20 best quotes.
Judging by the recent actions of the Clinton campaign: Americans dont need access to Hillary Clinton.
As a conservative I gave up long ago on balanced television news coverage. But even this jaded viewer has been disappointed by what I consider unfair and inadequate news coverage of Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz. When Cruz first entered the race for a Texas senate seat he instantly became a favorite of tea party crowds. Thats not because Cruz was some fringe lunatic or right wing radical. Its because he instantly displayed world class communication skills that he used masterfully to articulate conservatism. Though it may sound like heresy to some, I would posit that Cruz is better at communicating conservative principles than evenyes Im going to say itRonald Reagan.
Neuhaus was most prescient in predicting the legal logic of secular progressivism and its consequences for religious liberty.
As we celebrate Milton Friedmans 103rd birthday today, we reflect on the importance of promoting more school choice across the country. Dr. Milton Friedman was a Nobel laureate and advocate of freedom. He believed that parents should be able to choose how to spend public education funds and that it would improve education by increasing opportunity for students and competition between schools.
McQuarrie and Cruise have crafted here a smart and exciting summer blockbuster that keeps this series running at full throttle.
The GOPs Puritans must be used to being politically lonely. They often speak as if their positions on issues like immigration, abortion, regulations, welfare, education, were carefully chiseled on sacred tablets somewhere, but the rest of us somehow never get it right.
If there remained any doubts that academia is among the most thoughtless places in the cosmos, the University of New Hampshire just put them to rest once and for all.
Take Time Magazine (please!) no, seriously. Lets use Time as an exemplar of the mainstream media. Theyve run seven stories on the slaughter (their term) of Cecil the Lion by Dr. Walter Palmer.
The gruesome hits keep coming for the baby butchers of Planned Parenthood. President Obama and his top health officials have one last-ditch response left: Quick, hide behind the imaginary mammogram machine!
As the presidential campaign heats up, and we head into the first debate among the 16 declared Republican candidates, there is an asymmetry between the two political parties.
Seven Jewish Lawmakers Could Tilt the Scales on Iran Deal," headlines The Times of Israel. The members -- Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Steven Israel, Rep. Eliot Engel, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Nita Lowey, Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. Ted Deutch -- are all Democrats. They must choose between loyalty to their party's president and concern about what the deal portends for Israeli and American security.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is the latest to get burned trying to stand in the way of the sharing economy.
The young, particularly the young voters of 2016, have no memory of Bill Clinton, and we're all about to be treated to "a little deja vu all over again."
In an interview with Breitbart News, Mike Huckabee accused President Barack Obama of being "naive" for trusting Iran to uphold its part of the recent agreement struck by the nations.
Society has a funny way of deciding when to express outrage.
America's sluggish economy still looms over our land like a stationary dark cloud that shows no sign of moving away under the Obama administration.
Its about 2 a.m. on an August morning in 1979. A beautiful young nurse by the name of Lynne Knight is living in a bungalow behind a larger house in Torrance, California. As two police officers approach her door, they notice a chair overturned in the entryway and bloody footsteps leading back to the rear bedroom. Each officer has his gun drawn, not sure what to expect.
When Hillary Clinton climbed the stairs to board her Dessault Falcon 900 B aircraft--which burns 347 gallons of fossil fuel an hour--on the heels of delivering a rousing speech on fighting global warming, the air suddenly became thick with hypocrisy.
Among the many words you might use to describe me -- some of which would likely hurt my parents' feelings and I'm certain aren't fit for print -- there are a few that I imagine would be fairly uncontroversial. "Mother" being one. "American" being another. You might also call me "healthy." That is, until you saw my morning hip-cracking performance.
When President Johnson signed Medicare into law on July 30, 1965, nobody realized the program would grow to its current size.
Can we be honest about illegal immigration?
Donald Trump's ex-wife, Ivana, recently denied a 30-year-old allegation that Donald Trump raped her. The allegation, according to the New York Daily News, stems from the book "The Last Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump" by Harry Hurt III.
Donald Trump won't be getting my vote in the GOP presidential primary. However, contrary to popular belief, I'm grateful he's put the GOP on life support, and he isn't alone.
President Obamas sentimental journey to East Africa should have been a harmonious one. He used the occasion of a toast to Kenyas President Uhuru Kenyatta to joke about his own search for his birth certificate. The usual round of VIP visits and dinners were marred, however, by this presidents insistence on pushing his radical social agenda on Africans.
In December 2014 I wrote in this very column, "The elite media will scoff at a potential Donald Trump candidacy for president ... And as usual they will be wrong." I haven't changed my mind.
Confronting reality is not always a pleasant experience, but it is always a useful one. The covertly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood officials are a reminder that destroying fetuses is an ugly process with fatal results.
As former Secretary of State and current 2016 Democrat Party front runner Hillary Clinton prepares her version of the successful defense her husband used during his impeachment trial, we need to anticipate what exactly Hillary will be claiming.
For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the public.
Anyone who criticizes our president's nuclear deal with Iran is bound to be asked: What's the alternative? With the clear implication that there isn't one -- not an acceptable one, anyway. It's either war or peace. A simple, black-and-white, all-or-none choice: It's the president's way or no way -- except war -- to prevent Iran from joining the nuclear club.
The road from the industrial revolution and to our lives today was paved by innovation. Innovation propelled by fossil fuels, expanded trade routes, and new marketplaces allowed humankind to improve all aspects of life rapidly after centuries of stagnation.
A third undercover video has sparked a new round of outrage over Planned Parenthood.
Seattle doesnt need busybody bureaucrats to push environmental awareness. With a lofty recycling rate and an ardent culture of environmentalism, Seattleites hardly need convincing. Yet the City, under a new composting mandate, now pries into residents trash cans weekly to make sure people dont throw out food.
The enemy has to be defeated, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter last week told American forces stationed in the Middle East. That is a simple truth, one that, regrettably, is not heard often from officials in the current administration. Mr. Carter then added: It will be, because the barbarians are always defeated by civilization. That is a comforting sentiment one that, regrettably, is not supported by historical evidence.
The Kurds are the only actual friend America has in the Iraq/Syria/ISIS zone. The powerful affection they have for the United States dates to the 1990s when we protected them from the depredations of Saddam Hussein with no-fly zones and a deployment of Army Special Forces on the ground.
It's the most far-reaching scandal in Washington that no one wants to talk about: Tens of millions of federal employees had their personal information hacked as a result of Obama administration incompetence and political favoritism.
The government's environmental rules defeat even environmentalists. Thomas Collier is a Democrat who managed environmental policy for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Then he noticed a mining opportunity in Alaska, one he calls "the single largest deposit of gold and silver that is not being developed in the entire world."
There have been several notable cases of racial fakery. Years ago, then-law professor Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren falsely claimed that her great-grandfather was Cherokee Indian. A diversity-starved Harvard University jumped at the opportunity to hire her. She was so good at the racial fakery that a 1997 Fordham Law Review article lauded now-Sen. Warren as Harvard Law School's "first woman of color."
A paper flyer hangs on a pole in New Hampshire advertising a Young Americans for Hillary party. It features a black-and-white photo of a young, Bohemian Hillary, and promises to include, in addition to political discussion and a good time, pizza, Hillary swag, and young people.
In the coming days, a million or more teenage boys will eagerly show up at their high school campuses weeks before regular classes start. They will plan to spend their whole day at school, pay close attention to their instructors, and work as hard as they can.
After suffering two recent attacks by terrorists based in Syria, Turkey has ordered its military forces to prepare to enter Syria en masse and establish a "buffer zone." Turkey, seeking NATO-wide diplomatic affirmation for this risk-ridden decision, then demanded a NATO Article 4 consultation.
Shante had a lot of things going for her as she finished middle school. She was bright, attractive and talented. Her parents, Glenn and Sheri, had worked hard to ensure she could have a better life than they had had growing up. But both were uneasy with the public high school that Shante was zoned for in Prince Georges County. Although its the highest income majority-black county in the United States, it had a high school dropout rate more than 10 points higher than neighboring Montgomery County.
Hillary Clinton's long-planned rollout of her first major economic proposal was shoved aside last week by a widening investigation into whether her e-mail account compromised classified information.
For the past two years, as a freelance writer for the New England press as well as nationally and locally, I have reported on a number of disconcerting trends which originated in New England, and now have started working their way nationally.
Dylann Roof, the man charged with murdering nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., last month, faces execution or life imprisonment if he is convicted in state court. A federal indictment announced last week threatens him with the same penalties, although you can't kill a man more than once or lock him up for more than a lifetime.
Killing unborn infants and harvesting their human body parts is completely legal in America. The only crime Planned Parenthood appears to have committed is selling the tiny organs on the black market.
If you worked hard to raise your family in a lovely home in a nice, safe, middle-class suburb, dont get too comfortable in your hammock.
This past week brought us something coming out of our nations capital that we havent seen in decades, if ever. A united States Senator standing before the Senate chamber and calling out the Senate majority leader from his own party on a lie.
Lest you needed another reason to oppose the resurrection of the United States Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, bureaucrats havent just been picking the winners and losers among American corporations but have also been taking it upon themselves to do the bidding of the Obama administration by helping wage their misguided War on Coal.
"Unless you stand for something, you will fall for anything." Everyone is familiar with this famous quote, though its original origins are unknown. What is known is that the sentiment appeared in a prayer offered by Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall in 1947. "Our Father," Marshall prayed, "we yearn for a better understanding of spiritual things, that we may know surely what Thy will is for us and for our Nation. Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything."
I recently heard a panel of journalists complain on a radio show that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump won't stop hijacking the news cycle and is effectively preventing them from covering other stories. There were no such complaints during Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, even when it consisted mainly of platitudes about "hope and change."
Former Gov. Mike Huckabees passionate defense of Israel has caused a massive puckering among Democrats and Establishment Republicans including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
As a world leader, the United States should lead. Instead of participating in a corrupt system where governments pick winners and losers, the United States should ditch the Export-Import Bank and lead the world to a better system of free trade, low taxes and minimal regulation.
Over the last few weeks weve seen Republican consultants and pundits publicly fretting about whether Donald Trump will hurt the GOPs brand.
Forty-seven years ago, the musical "Hair" opened on Broadway. Elderly mavens -- the core theater audience then, unlike the throngs of tourists flocking to cheap movie adaptations today -- were instructed that America was entering an "Age of Aquarius." The old moral rules were extinct: we were entering a new era of freedom, experimentation and self-expression.
Later this week, the highway trust fund officially runs out of money unless Congress authorizes more funding for roads and bridges. But the bill that is being pushed by Democrats and some Republicans is starting to look like a Republican Party Dunkirk that could infuriate conservative voters and even wind up costing the GOP the 2016 election.
NASA has discovered the answer to all of our problems. It is another planet, a possible twin to Earth that could theoretically sustain life. This revelation could be bigger than Columbus "discovering" America, or Lewis and Clark finding the Northwest Passage.
This past week, one of the greatest differences between the Left and Right -- both around the world and in America -- once again came to light: how each views America.
Congress needs to take a look at the UVA/Rolling Stone fake gang rape scandal.
One of the things that really stood out over the past few weeks in the aftermath of the terrible tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina is the incredible grace with which the community of Charleston has borne both its own anguish as well as the intense international media circus that has enveloped the town.
As Hillary Clinton lays out her economic policy vision one vague speech at a time, the Democratic presidential frontrunner has leaned heavily on rhetoric and shied away from hard details. But shes made one thing very clear: she really wants to raise taxes.
There she is, the chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood having lunch at a nice restaurant and, between sips of wine, setting the going rate for various fetal body parts. She's a real pro, this Deborah Nucatola, so competent, so relaxed, so chatty. She betrays about as much emotion as someone putting together the next Neiman Marcus catalogue.
Senate Republicans had a chance to stop Planned Parenthood from butchering unborn children and selling their body parts to the highest bidder. Instead, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to put up a vote -- thumbing his nose at Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, along with every pro-lifer in the nation.
Joseph Rivers, an aspiring artist from Michigan, had his dreams shattered by federal agents. On a train to California, where he was going to start a video production business, he had his $16,000 in life savings seized by the Drug Enforcement Agency under the mere claimed suspicion that it was going to be used as drug money.
Republicans fear a repeat of 1992, with a squishy Bush at the head of the ticket watching helplessly as some populist businessman/novelty act hands the election to a Clinton. But Democrats should fear the far more likely repeat of 1968.
Planned Parenthood pays no taxes. Under President Obama, theyve made more than $500 million in profits, but they claim to be a non-profit organization.
Tom has a lengthy career in comedy, including stand-up, as a correspondent for The Daily Show, 12 comedy albums in 12 months, and as a member of the Ragtime Gals barbershop quartet on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Just prior to joining Fox News full-time as host, he toured with the Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan brood and cohosted a hilarious podcast with them.
Franz Kafka would not have been surprised at the news this past week: Government entities will investigate those who exposed a fetal body part scandal, the Obama Administration negotiated a devils bargain with Iran, and equally incredible, some still believe Donald Trump is a Republican.
One hundred sixteen years is a long time to fight a war. But England and France did it from 1337 until 1453, misnamed in history as the Hundred Years War. Its a pretty good bet that the citizens of those two countries were awfully tired of fighting by the time there was a cessation of hostilities and peace was eventually declared.
In Honor of His 103rd Birthday, Here Are The 20 Best Quotes From The Late, Great Milton Friedman | John Hawkins