Debra J. Saunders

Posted December 28, 2014

Carly Fiorina is gearing up to run for president. National Journal reports she already has begun hiring staff.

Posted December 21, 2014

The needle already was in the haystack. That essentially is the message embedded in the Democrats' Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on CIA interrogations and detentions, approved without a single Republican vote and released by committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein of California.

Posted December 18, 2014

I have a theory as to why Americans don't worry all that much about global warming: High-profile purveyors of climate change don't push for reductions in greenhouse gases so much as focus on berating people who do not agree with their opinions. They call themselves champions of "the science" yet focus on ideology more than tangible results.

Posted December 16, 2014

The intelligence was obtained illegally.

Posted December 07, 2014

When California Gov. Jerry Brown was pushing Proposition 30 in 2012, he sold it with the promise that the income and sales tax increases in his measure would put off sharp tuition increases in the UC and CSU systems.

Posted December 04, 2014

Thanksgiving week, GOP House aide Elizabeth Lauten posted an admonishment of first daughters Sasha and Malia Obama on her Facebook page: "I get you're both in those awful teen years, but you're a part of the First Family, try showing a little class," it began.

Posted December 02, 2014

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell won't become majority leader until next month, and already he is cracking the whip. He's making senators work on Fridays -- or at least they're supposed to work on Fridays, as the Senate will be in session.

Posted November 30, 2014

I do not believe that Brown deserved to die. I also don't think Wilson deserved to die, as he says he feared would happen if Brown overpowered him.

Posted November 27, 2014

Aaron has been part of my holiday season every year since Bush left the Oval Office and Barack Obama succeeded him.

Posted November 25, 2014

When President Barack Obama chose former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to serve as his third secretary of defense, most Republicans were not amused.

Posted November 23, 2014

University of California Regent Richard Blum confessed that he was "apoplectic" at the Board of Regents meeting Wednesday

Posted November 20, 2014

When Uber hired onetime Obama whisperer David Plouffe, CEO Travis Kalanick wrote: "We are in the middle of a political campaign and it turns out the candidate is Uber. Our opponent -- the Big Taxi cartel -- has used decades of political contributions and influence to restrict competition, reduce choice for consumers, and put a stranglehold on economic opportunity for its drivers."

Posted November 19, 2014

Before he became the Obama administration's least favorite overpaid expert, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber was its darling. He appeared in an Obama campaign ad saying, "I helped (Massachusetts) Gov. (Mitt) Romney develop his health care reform, or Romneycare, before going down to Washington to help President Obama develop his national version of that law." The false portrayal of Romneycare and Obamacare as practically identical fueled the Democratic delusion that Congress had drafted the Affordable Care Act to appeal to rascally Republicans.

Posted November 18, 2014

Before he became the Obama administration's least favorite overpaid expert, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber was its darling.

Posted November 16, 2014

In her mind, Dianne Feinstein will always be mayor of San Francisco. She may be a high-ranking U.S. senator with more than her share of clout in Washington, but she never forgets her roots as onetime mayor and supervisor in the city by the bay.

Posted November 13, 2014

The words "deportation relief" jumped out at me from Greg Sargent's Washington Post blog posting titled "Get ready for a titanic battle over immigration."

Posted November 11, 2014

"I may be a thief, but you're a terrorist," quoth University of California, Santa Barbara feminist studies professor Mireille Miller-Young.

Posted November 09, 2014

It's the first time, wrote California Target Book publisher Allan Hoffenblum, that any Democratic incumbents were defeated since 1994.

Posted November 06, 2014

Tuesday was a beauteous night. Republicans won the Senate handily, picked up 14 House seats and won gubernatorial races in Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois. Good times.

Posted November 04, 2014

"Brittany Maynard died with dignity from brain cancer," read the headline of a press release issued by the organization Compassion & Choices.