Everybody good? Now lets plow into the rough waters.
Just wanted to make sure I didnt come across as a racist, nativist xenophobe. That is, after all, the attack that awaits anyone suggesting primacy for the English language in a country founded and made great solely by people speaking that language.
The aftermath of a tragedy is always a clash of agendas, as various sides rush into the spotlight to score some quick points while attention is high.
I cannot be that rare. Quick show of hands. How many of you have largely enjoyed the Donald Trump phenomenon yet winced at his occasional behaviors that seem far beneath the presidency?
I spent the last few weeks suggesting the early Kids Table debate featuring low-rated candidates might be as interesting as the later main event. That wound up being wrong. The early junior varsity scrimmage was largely a bore, except for the part where Carly Fiorina owned it.
If Mike Huckabee was looking for a way to dislodge Donald Trump from the front of the cable news agenda, he found it.
While it is a worthy pursuit to examine and anticipate each passing twist and turn of the Trump campaign, there is one goal that should be at the top of every conservative list: avoid luring him into an independent run.
I know we are broke. I know Americas ruin is more likely to unfold due to an economic collapse than a terrorist takeover. But here I am to suggest that the fraction of a penny per tax dollar required to wander the cosmos has always been worth it, and always will be.
Its hard to know which is the more engaging hobby of late: evaluating the latest burst of news from Donald Trumps world, or tracking the contortions from those on the left and right scrambling to react.
The first words spoken on Thursday morning across America should have been prayerful love and support for the victims of the Emanuel AME Church massacre.
One of the most unfortunate by-products of the McKinney, Texas, pool party aftermath is the lost opportunity for a constructive evaluation of police performance.
After weeks of cooling rains, the sun returned to Texas this week, baking the inside of the Addison airport hangar north of Dallas Thursday as Rick Perry teed up another presidential run.
There is an upside and downside for the five (five!) Republican hopefuls tied for the lead at 10 percent in the new Quinnipiac University survey.
The recent surrender of Americas tough line against Cuban communism got me to thinking about various moments in Cuban-American history. Not long ago, I noted the 21st birthday of Elian Gonzalez, the boy returned to his father in Cuba after his mother died in a 1999 attempt to bring him to America in a small aluminum boat.
Give this to Pamela Geller: She has ushered us into a worthy discussion of tactics against the advance of global jihad.
Happy International Workers Day, the perfect occasion to write about Bernie Sanders, an actual Socialist running for President.
Every American should join President Obama in his expression of condolences to the families of two hostages killed in January during a counterterrorism operation in Pakistan.
All in all, a pretty fun week for conservatives. Marco Rubio made a classy and inspiring entrance into a Republican field that is already impressive and energizing, and sure to become even more so.
In view of where the next few hundred words lead, I should establish up front my broad admiration for Rand Paul. I have said for years that I want the Republican 2016 nominee to have his devotion to limited government, his clarity on the Constitution, his unvarnished opposition to Obamacare and his gift for expanding the GOP base.
Funny thing. I dont know a single liberal who is looking hard in the mirror saying, Dang, I need to back off of my willingness to trample the sensibilities of Bible-believing Christians.