Obama EPA "Clean Power" Rule Dealt Devastating Blow At SCOTUS
The Environmental Protection Agency's "Clean Power Plan," an enormous regulatory monster unilaterally cooked up by federal bureaucrats and attempted to be foisted on states, utility companies and consumers, was dealt a huge blow at the Supreme Court this week when the regulations were put on hold pending the numerous legal challenges that have been percolating through the court system.
Victor Davis Hanson:
In Search of Fixes for a Fossilized Economy
The U.S. economy grew at an anemic rate of less than 1 percent in the last quarter of 2015. While the unemployment rate has dipped below 5 percent, the all-important labor force participation rate is at a historic low of just 62.7 percent.
Feeling the Bern
Well, that was interesting.
Day of the Demagogues
As the results of New Hampshire's primary were coming in Tuesday night, some commentators on Twitter were jubilant about the "disruption": that is, the victories of an inane socialist demagogue and a foul-mouthed nationalist demagogue and what they represented to the "establishment." Yes, mobs are disruptive. Madame Defarge enjoyed a good shakeup herself.
That 'Controversial' Doritos Commercial
In a day when the most innocuous thing can quickly become political, a Doritos Super Bowl commercial has upset some people who want abortion to be an unrestricted right.
Jackie Gingrich Cushman:
The Middle Sprint
The long-awaited, first-in-the-nation caucus (Iowa) and primary (New Hampshire) are over. There have been a few surprises -- Donald Trump did not win Iowa, Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton by more than 20 points in New Hampshire, and outperformed her with women voters by 11 points.
Liberalism's Legacy: Debt and Dependency
How will history remember the presidency of Barack Obama?
Debra J. Saunders:
Gov. Kasich Extols the Tortoise Lane
"There are too many people in America who don't feel connected. They've got victories that no one celebrates with them. And they've got defeats, and pain sometimes, that they have to absorb themselves," Ohio Gov. John Kasich said in a speech that celebrated his second-place showing in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday.
14 Months and Counting, I'm Still Right About Trump
I know, I should quit saying, "I told you so." But I was right in December 2014 in this column and I'm still right more than a year later, after the New Hampshire primary.
From a Black Conservative: Dr. Ben Carson It's Time to Leave the Race
It's been hard to sit back and watch the first bi-racial president systematically dismantle our constitution over the last seven years.
Political Establishments Getting Kicked Where it Hurts
There's nothing like the warm, satisfying sound coming out of American presidential politics these days...
Ted Cruz’s Integrity Trumps “Dirty Tricks”
While Donald Trump, the GOP Establishment, and the media scramble to undermine Ted Cruzs march to the White House, Cruzs super-fantastic-third-place finish in New Hampshire suggests undecided voters are recognizing that dignity, integrity, and fearlessness are at the core of Ted Cruzs principles and leadership.
Arthur Schaper :
Carly Fiorina, the fiery start-up Presidential candidate who went from secretary to CEO has dropped out of the Presidential race.
Dominant Culture Matters
Within the past couple of weeks, a news item has been circulating describing the decision of Scott Masini, principal of Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul, Minnesota, to cancel the celebrations of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine's Day during the school year.
The Irony of Banning God from the Public Square
Last week I wrote a column noting that the Bible is being unconstitutionally banned in the public schools far too often---and even being treated like asbestos, to borrow a line from Christian attorney Jordan Lorence.
Reasons Against Trump
For identifying the hypocrisy, inconsistencies, and, at times, opportunism of Donald Trumps critics, both readers and acquaintances have concluded that I have endorsed Trump. The truth is that Ive as yet endorsed no one.
New Jersey Man Slays Child
There were a lot of long faces at Fox News Tuesday night, but there's a silver lining for Marco Rubio. Now he can go be a bartender like his dad! (Have you heard him tell the story about his father being a bartender? Rubio was his pop's best customer after the debate.)
TSA: Total Security Abyss
While a TSA agent pawed my hair bun this weekend, presumably on high alert for improvised explosive bobby pins, I pondered the latest news on the Somalia airplane terror attack.
Walter E. Williams:
Sloppy Language and Thinking
George Orwell said, "But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, "As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate." And John Milton predicted, "When language in common use in any country becomes irregular and depraved, it is followed by their ruin and degradation." These observations bear heeding about how sloppy language is corrupting our society.