Mark Davis

Posted September 20, 2013

A riveting day has dawned. House Speaker John Boehner, long criticized for inconsistent conservative passion, is actually allowing members to vote on a budget bill that ties continued government operations to a defunding of Obamacare.

Posted September 13, 2013

You may be noticing that it’s not going over so well.  I thought I could explain.

Posted August 30, 2013

Welcome to life in a tough world, made tougher by an unreliable American president.

Posted August 23, 2013

Okay, I’m kidding. Sort of. Am I?

Posted August 09, 2013

I’m trying hard not to obsess about the 2016 presidential campaign. The election is more than three years away, the campaigns two years away from kicking off in earnest

Posted August 02, 2013

Bill Kristol has about had it with Ted Cruz.

Posted July 26, 2013

In the days since the Zimmerman verdict, objectors are pointing to “history” in a way that hampers clarity and actually hurts race relations.

Posted July 19, 2013

It’s hard to describe the days following last weekend’s Zimmerman verdict as educational, but we have surely learned some things.

Posted July 12, 2013

If you’re wondering whether my Governor is going to try to become our President, I have no magic window to that, even though I have known him for nearly twenty tears.

Posted June 28, 2013

Here in Texas, the new heroine of pro-choice America is an interesting installation on the throne of radical pro-choice admiration.

Posted June 14, 2013

After a week of enduring the crossfire over the relative benefits and dangers of the deeds of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, I am left wondering whether this has been good or bad for our nation.

Posted June 07, 2013

For a movement that gets queasy at the thought of most war, the modern left surely fancies itself as experts on what war looks like-- and through their eyes, war breaks out at the very glint of opposition to their agenda.

Posted May 31, 2013

“That government is best which governs least.” Probably the best seven-word explanation of conservatism in the history of language. For that reason, you will often hear it attributed to Thomas Jefferson or Thomas Paine.

Posted May 24, 2013

“By Allah, by the almighty Allah, we swear we will never stop fighting you.”

Posted May 10, 2013

It is hard to point to one thing as the worst element of the current scandal over the Benghazi cover-up. But there’s something that belongs on the list that has not been mentioned enough.

Posted May 03, 2013

Welcome to a recurring feature when I simply can’t pick one issue to spread over one full column—a checklist of things we’ve learned in the past few days, whether uplifting or discouraging.

Posted April 26, 2013

As President Obama joined four ex-presidents for the dedication of a facility honoring his immediate predecessor, comparisons were unavoidable.

Posted April 19, 2013

As this week’s gun control vote settles in, and as the President urges you toward angst and distress that compounds your already profound pain, I want to give you a different perspective that offers love, empathy and clarity.

Posted April 12, 2013

It is hard to imagine a more inspiring occasion. The graduation ceremony for Johns Hopkins University Medical School was set to welcome the man who has brought it so much attention lately-- Dr. Ben Carson, the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery whose observations on culture and politics have earned him millions of new fans in recent months.

Posted April 05, 2013

Full disclosure: I am a child of the Johnny Carson era. That means I grew up with the sound of Johnny’s “Tonight Show” monologues in my ears, his sense of humor helping to shape my own.