Much like the 1960s comedy "Get Smart," GOP establishment operatives and candidates have formed their own version of "KAOS," the evil organization that continually tried to "get" Agent Maxwell Smart.
No, this is not a conspiracy theory. But for critics of President Obama's weak response to the tragedy in Paris or of his overall foreign policy, here is some concrete evidence that their criticism is valid and shared by other nations.
The best debate this year may have passed the moniker of "GOP establishment candidate" from a mentor to his onetime student.
Wherever you live, someday your time on Earth will come to an end as the endless cycle of life continues its march through time.
I watched Neil Cavuto on Fox News recently as he was discussing efforts to raise the debt ceiling again. He asked the very simple question: "Why?" That's a concise and spot on way to put it!
In December 2014 I wrote the column "Why Trump Should Run." It started with the line, "The elite media will scoff at a potential Donald Trump candidacy for president."
Consider this: The recent Democratic presidential debate veered so leftward that in no way did it resemble the debates held just eight years ago, when Barack Obama won his party's nomination.
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is in deep and potentially dire trouble. But that is not due to a "vast right-wing conspiracy," a blast from the past that she and her supporters are trying to resurrect.
Every time they think they have knocked him down, Donald Trump comes up with a counterpunch that keeps the GOP establishment and traditional conservative pundits stunned and confused. Now they are being forced to attack the very bedrock of the Reagan economic legacy they so love.
It's ironic that longtime baseball icon Yogi Berra died this week.
If you are as tired as I am of politics and politicians, perhaps you have joined with millions of other Americans and turned your attention to football to give yourself a well-deserved break from the news of the day.
In March 2015 I opined that Wall Street was fixated on a potential Federal Reserve rate hike that would be of little consequence.
Every week I read stories about how the stock market is going to crash and our economy will soon melt down in a more dramatic manner than it did in late 2007. I generally dismiss such a report as just somebody's opinion -- usually an opinion backed up with convoluted assumptions.
What would likely win the Republicans the presidency in 2016 would be a surge of voters who view the current ruling class -- be that a Republican Congress or the Obama presidency -- as out of touch and ineffective.
It's not just the stock market that is having trouble these days. In reality, everywhere you look there are just plain wacky things going on that somehow much of the media and political "intelligentsia" have failed to report or acknowledge.
Just eight years ago we were watching candidates for the GOP and Democratic nominations for president start their first series of debates. In their last major televised contest before the Iowa caucus, Republicans, in Tampa, Florida, debated obvious topics, such as Iraq and social issues. The housing crash, which was already taking place, was hardly mentioned.
In what will go down as one of the most interesting and entertaining political debates in modern times, Donald Trump put on a show to rival anything on TV. The Fox News debate in Cleveland was sharp, edgy, well paced and tough.
This week marks the 70th anniversary of the United States military dropping atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in World War II. And many Americans this year are paying more attention to this solemn occasion than they have in the past.
In December 2014 I wrote in this very column, "The elite media will scoff at a potential Donald Trump candidacy for president ... And as usual they will be wrong." I haven't changed my mind.
Rudy Giuliani picked the wrong year to run for president. The man who as mayor cleaned up the streets of New York in a professional but tough manner might be the role model for winning the GOP nomination in 2016.