Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81.
By no means are social justice warriors always wrong. But they are untrustworthy, because they aren't driven by a philosophy so much as an insatiable appetite that cannot take yes for an answer.
Let me get this straight.
"Lots of folks expected us to do something strange and break out in a riot. Well, they just don't know us," the Rev. Norvel Goff told the packed, multiracial congregation of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., on Sunday. It was the first service since the horrific slaughter of nine innocent souls by a racist fanatic.
"God," Friedrich Nietzsche famously declared, "is dead." God, it has been noted, made a similar yet more lasting pronouncement about Nietzsche.
What if a team of Chinese agents had broken into the Pentagon or -- less box office but just as bad -- the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and carted out classified documents?
First, the good news: It turns out President Obama was right. Al-Qaida is being destroyed. One could even say he deserves some credit for this happy turn of events.
Almost exactly two months after Hillary Rodham Clinton's official announcement that she's running for president, she will give her first "official campaign announcement speech," on June 13, according to her Twitter account.
At a moment when many on the left are desperately trying to conjure up enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton's bid to become the first woman president, others on the left want to turn the word "woman" into a term of exclusion and oppression.
Last week, the Nebraska legislature voted to do away with the death penalty. I think that was a mistake. But that's a conversation for another day. Instead, I want to talk about a lesson we might take from the decision.
I keep thinking we're done with George Pataki -- but like an order of bad clams, he keeps coming back up on me.
Let's say, just for kicks, you murdered your husband (or wife). Your neighbors have been suspicious ever since your nightly arguments suddenly stopped, right around the time you put something large in your trunk and drove off in the middle of the night.
Mike Huckabee doesn't have a lot of prominent defenders, and I am not volunteering for the job.
There are plenty of reasons to believe 2016 will be a very ugly election year. Here's one more.
By now everyone has had their say about Jeb Bush's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.
These are not good times for the Republic (and if you laughed or scratched your head at me calling America a republic, I rest my case).
Imagine it's 2007 and a prominent journalist is interviewing then-Sen. Barack Obama. "Senator, people are really interested in you and your identity.
Why aren't liberals offering Pamela Geller a federal subsidy? Geller is the blogger-activist who organized the "Draw Muhammad" exhibition in Garland, Texas, which inspired some DIY jihadists to attack the event. The would-be terrorists chose poorly: They were cut down by Texas lawmen shortly after wounding a security guard.
"If absolute power corrupts absolutely," the actor Harry Shearer once asked, "does absolute powerlessness make you pure?"