People forget what a beacon this country has always been and still is and is going to remain. People forget how unique we are next to so much of the rest of the world. We ought to nurture that, preserve that, and at the risk of sounding maudlin, have a little more self-belief than we do now.
Gayle Trotter interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bret Stephens about his book, America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder. Bret is the foreign affairs columnist and deputy editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal. This is the third in a four-part series.
Gayle Trotter interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bret Stephens about his book, America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder. Bret is the foreign affairs columnist and deputy editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal. This is the second in a four-part series.
Gayle Trotter interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bret Stephens about his book, America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder. Bret is the foreign affairs columnist and deputy editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal. This is the first in a four-part series.
Gayle Trotter had an opportunity to sit down with Senator Mike Lee about his new book Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of Americas Founding Document. Here is the entire conversation.
After I broke the story last month, the Twittersphere exploded and the Daily Caller picked up the story. Eventually, a couple of weeks after my report, Barrons responded with this sniveling, mealymouthed mea culpa:
"Rules for Patriots"... It is the answer to Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
The thing is -- and lobbyists, of course, can work a state capital just as well as well as Washington, D.C. -- it saves a lot of time if they get the federal government to impose craziness on 50 states at once...
"The U.S. and the International Coalition came late to understand the scope of the danger of ISIS. That's certainly a problem which we have to have a serious dialogue about in the region to try to eradicate ISIS."
Bret wrote an awesome book called "Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love", which chronicles his journey in his career and his family life. It is hilarious and vividly written, and it brought me to tears at least twice.
Many conservatives are incredibly dour and not particularly funny. But that said, my favorite funny writers and essayists are mostly conservative. There are a great deal of really, really talented writers in the conservative movement.
No one liked the Soup Nazi but everyone loved his soup! Despite his grumpy, rude and domineering demeanor, the Soup Nazis recipes would command long lines out the door of his shop because he offered irresistibly delicious food at a reasonable price.
"Perplexed" best describes many DC residents' reaction a new feature of the city's tax policy, derisively called the Yoga Tax. As a part of a larger revision to DC's existing tax structure, the DC Council adopted a 5.75% tax on exercise facilities.
Somewhere in an alternate universe, White House speechwriters prepared this address for President Obama to deliver to the nation on the Islamic State, also called ISIS.
Obamas foreign policy has become noteworthy for a remarkable series of bad decisions, miscalculations, and fecklessness -- tragically ironic for an administration whose foreign policy mantra is dont do stupid stuff.
It was bad enough that the IRS would target O’Donnell with a politically motivated audit, an illegitimate lien and the public release of her private financial information. Now, worst of all, the IRS is successfully thwarting efforts to find and prosecute illegal conduct within the agency, despite the fact that the IRS actions impacted a US Senate race.
There are absurdly dishonest attack ads falsely claiming that Cuccinelli wants to drag women and their families back to the stone ages. The McAuliffe attack ads has charge that Cuccinelli seeks to limit women’s access to health care. In this context, though, “women’s healthcare” is a euphemism for government-funded contraception and abortion services.
While Gitmo houses 164 inmates who are eager to harm Americans, a group of left-leaning lawyers (colloquially dubbed the “terrorist bar”) is working earnestly on behalf of the Gitmo detainees. These groups include representatives of the American Bar Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Human Rights First.
The end of the Cold War provided an opportunity for a reshuffling of historic alliances and power, and Americans embraced the idea of a New World Order. Syria is the latest example of Obama’s New World Disorder.
In advocating for the monstrously long and complex statute known as Obamacare, Nancy Pelosi infamously claimed that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Congress did pass it — just barely — and yet we still don’t know exactly what’s in it.