Our soft and stupid culture is setting us up to be no match for these Muslim youth who are being wet nursed in Islamic death cults, being fueled with Muslim madness in a land with zero economic opportunity and are feasting feverishly on a steady diet of Anti-American disdain.
The staple of the Liberal platform for the past four-plus years has been almost uniform: Bush lied us into a war in Iraq. This report blows that entire argument completely out of the water.
That's one reason why I reluctantly came out in favor of a fence on the border. Sure, the symbolism to the world is bad. But it would send Americans the message that elites are serious about an issue millions of Americans care about, and justifiably so.
It was wholly a pleasure to get your message asking how to write editorials, and I am happy to oblige, since advice costs so little. In his "Devil's Dictionary," the all too realistic Ambrose Bierce defined advice as the smallest coin in current circulation.
Looking for a reason to get involved this election cycle? Look no further than Michael Steele, running for Senate in Maryland against Democrat Ben Cardin.
Is Congress really planning to force employers to provide special civil rights protections to transsexuals? That’s what Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank and San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi have in mind – but don’t hold your breath waiting to hear about it on the TV news.
There are few watching this year’s Congressional races closer than White House Political Director Sara Taylor. Taylor, a top strategist for Bush-Cheney ’04, is a key leader in the effort to hold Congress in what has proven to be a difficult political environment. In an exclusive interview, Taylor spoke with Townhall.com to discuss the stakes of this election and what a Democrat majority could mean.
Days ago, in a proposal unnoticed by the media, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced the largest land grab since President Clinton designated massive national monuments across the West. When Clinton decreed 1.9 million acres of federal land in Utah as the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to kill a vast underground coal mine that would have employed 1,000 locals in the most economically depressed region of southern Utah, generated $20 million in annual revenue, and produced environmentally-compliant coal for generating electricity, there were protests across the West. When the Bush Administration published its plans, there was barely a ripple of protest.
If people own their own Social Security accounts, how in the wide wide world of politics will the Democrats frighten the wizened citizens with outrageous charges that the Republicans are going to take all or part of their Social Security benefits away?
Democracies have seen novelists who entered politics (Upton Sinclair and Mario Vargas Llosa). Sometimes politicians aspire to become novelists (Georges Clemenceau and Newt Gingrich). In almost every case, their fiction at one time or another was wrongly used against them in campaigns and political life — on the mistaken notion that whatever a novelist writes must reflect, even in some small way, his own views.
When actor Michael J. Fox appeared Sunday on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulous,” he reiterated his support for Missouri’s Amendment Two and assured viewers that he shares their opposition to human cloning. Then he made a stunning admission that effectively gutted his endorsement.
When unique visitors to HughHewitt.com crashes through 125,000 on a single day, I know the public is engaged.
If conservatives believe enough has not been done to advance their agenda, let them work to elect more conservatives, not hand control of Congress over to a party controlled by far-left liberals who have no intention of moderating their tone or watering down their beliefs after the election.
John Kerry's "joke" about losers getting stuck in Iraq added zilch, obviously, to any debate. But it triggered political adrenaline pundits say could boost GOP (Kerry-disgusted) turnout. This, in turn, could boost Democratic (Hate-Bush) turnout. Which makes the electorate sound like opposing flocks of geese, irritably voluble and confused.
Even if the Democrats have a net gain of 15 to 20-odd House seats (they need 15 to win a majority), that will still leave them with a relatively small margin to run the House with any authority -- making many, if not most, of the major votes iffy at best.
Thanks to a late infusion of cash from Washington, Burns is pounding Tester as a taxer too liberal for Montana. This huge, sparsely populated state reflects the 2006 national political chess game. Democrats want a referendum on Burns, while Republicans want a choice between Burns and Tester.
John Kerry is the "botched joke" of American politics. For those of you keeping score at home, John Kerry has now called members of the U.S. military (a) stupid, (b) crazy, (c) murderers, (d) rapists, (e) terrorizers of Iraqi women and children. I wonder what he'll call them tomorrow.
The KOP isn't a very big place, not much more than a scrape on the side of a mountain. The troops that call the KOP ‘home’ live under harsh and extreme conditions ... so it doesn't take long before you start recognizing faces and putting names to those faces. In a brief time, they become your friends.
It’s easy to give someone advice after the fact, and even then, there is no measure that the advice would have been a better decision. The armchair presidents claim to have the winning play for fighting terrorists and preventing future terrorist attacks on American soil.
Greatest Generation guys - young men who considered their military service a badge of honor and who wore their military identity with quiet pride. I grew up knowing that the Marines were heroes because my dad told us about his "buddies."
The "1/1" returned from a tour in Iraq in August, and an appreciative group of hundreds of citizens crowded the sold-out dinner to applaud their efforts and toast their return.
With the economy doing well, the stock market back in gear, and gas prices back from the stratosphere, Iraq and the war of terror had claimed their spot as the top issues facing many voters.
The day after his breathtakingly clumsy remarks at Pasadena City College suggesting that the uneducated and unsuccessful got “stuck in Iraq,” he made a laughable attempt to clarify his sentiments by insisting he meant to insult President Bush, not the troops in the field
After carefully reviewing all the evidence, the Ethics Committee determined that Sen. Reid had "inadvertently" failed to report on his financial disclosure statement that he had secretly become a majority stockholder of Caesar's Palace, The Golden Nugget, The Bellagio, The Venetian, Harrah's, the Mirage, MGM Grand and The Hotel at Mandalay Bay.
Americans are not an extreme lot. When it comes to elections, we never follow the Ralph Naders or George McGoverns or Pat Buchanans.
It's too bad it has come to this, especially since the amendments won't do much to restore marriage to its once lofty place in our society. But it's not the Christian Right or the Republican Party that has brought us to this pass.
We tend to assume there is such a thing as Normalcy in the affairs of men and nations, and conclude that war is but a temporary aberration - and one we can avoid at that. All we need do is withdraw from the world's problems, the theory goes, and peace will reign.
Members of Congress were content to huddle around President Bush last week as he signed a bill calling for 700 miles of fencing on the U.S.-Mexican border. The photo-op was intended to fool us into thinking that something has been accomplished in the area of border security.
It is difficult to get people to the polls although Rove argues that the intensity factor is slightly higher among Republicans than Democrats. If he is correct this election could look very different than the liberal media portrayal.
This ratio is something we all have lived with, and will continue to live with until we are through with our active life. It is something few think about, but it concerns all of us in so many different ways. Let's take a look at what I am talking about.
Take a look through any left-leaning publication and see who is advertising to the readership. Ads for plastic surgeons, laser hair removal systems, and Botox treatments galore grace the pages of alternative weeklies and lifestyle magazines.
The conventional wisdom is often just that – conventional. Neither is it always wise. Right now the conventional wisdom among the punditocracy is that the results of the November election will turn almost entirely on the war in Iraq, Congressional malfeasance, and President Bush’s popularity, or lack thereof.
Two of the GOP’s best chances for pickups in the House of Representatives this year are in Georgia, where two former Congressmen are embattled in races which are poised to go down to the wire.
One repeatedly hears that some conservatives and Republicans will either vote Democrat or not vote at all -- out of anger at the Republican Party.
When Arnold Schwarzenegger first ran for governor in 2003, he talked as if being a good governor -- which for him meant balancing the state budget without raising taxes -- would be easy. Now he knows it is not easy. He just makes it look easy.
My column last week probably prompted many readers to panic when I asked a simple question: Do you know how much your mutual funds cost? I should have mentioned that this is a two-part quiz. And here's the second question: How much are you paying for your 401(k)?
To my fellow conservatives, Republicans, and even independents, who are so frustrated with some in the GOP for abandoning the principles of our party, that you plan to sit out this election, I implore you to change your mind.
Any Republican who, in the past two years, has sneezed in public without having first whipped out a clean and pressed hanky has run the risk of blaring headlines declaring them a hypocrite for being able to get free pharmaceuticals from the House Physician's office while having voted against the importation of (potentially counterfeit) drugs from Canada.
In similar fashion, the final days of Election 2006 are upon us and this election has had more than its fair share of mischief.
It is not every day that a politician chooses to use the closing days of a hotly contested, and exceedingly high-stakes, election to give voters bad news. Yet, in Pennsylvania, the incumbent Senator, Rick Santorum, is courageously doing just that.
On this day devoted to the doings of the Dark Side, it seems apropos, somehow, to pause and reflect on those who have done so much to darken the spiritual landscape of these United States …
The administration's tougher rhetoric came in one of the bloodiest months of the war when nearly 100 U.S. troops have been killed by an intensified insurgency that seeks to influence the outcome of the elections by killing as many Americans as they can.
Because we have to show government-issued ID in order to board a plane, cash a check, enter a federal building, and for many trivial pursuits such as buying alcohol or renting a video, why not make it a requirement in order to verify that you are a legal voter?
The U.S. State Department had just issued a "Public Announcement" that, in effect, warned Americans not to travel to Nicaragua because of the prospect for "violent demonstrations" and "sporadic acts of violence" leading up to the Nov. 5 presidential election there.
Despite the official claims from the communist regime in Cuba that the tyrant Fidel Castro is recovering, and could soon return to power, the reality on the ground is that he has terminal cancer, as a TIME article wrote quoting US intelligence officials, and will never see his throne again.
Unfortunately, the lesson the nation chose to learn from Florida was that American technological wizardry could prevent such highly unusual events, and no expense should be spared to do so. Hence HAVA, which made $3.8 billion available for states to purchase the most modern voting equipment.
It happens every election cycle without fail. A campaign on one side or the other trots out a starving child, a grieving mother or dying grandmother and exploits the heck out of their personal tragedy in order to elect some smarmy politician who isn’t likely to even give a whoop about them once elected.
Despite of all that their angry-mob front groups argue for in front of television cameras to the contrary, radical homosexual activists despise the institution and more importantly the sanctity of marriage. That is also the fundamental reason why they are seeking to destroy the institution.