Categories: "Politics" or "Letters to the Editor"

The Brains of the Operation

Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document by Senator Mike Lee (Sentinel, 256 pages, $27.95 list; $17.94 at Amazon.com) In recent years there has been a welcome infusion of young Constitution-minded Republican… more »

Now That Took Some Balls

My friend and nationally syndicated radio talk show host Jerry Doyle tells the story of running for Congress in Hollywood as a Republican. The short version: it more or less cost him his career in TV, movies, and voice-over work in a city that is so… more »

Chuck Todd's So-Called Freedom

On July 2, 1964, the United States enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which banned discrimination in “places of public accommodation” on the basis of “race, color, religion, or national origin.” It also barred practices aimed at keeping blacks from… more »

Delayed Reaction (to SOTU)

It took me a couple of days to summon the strength to watch President Obama’s seventh State of the Union Address (the sixth if you don’t count his 2009 address to a joint session of Congress); the speech was an hour-long exercise in deception,… more »

David Brooks Insults Capitalism

I object to the term “crony capitalism” because it gives a misleading and negative perception of the most beneficial — and moral — economic system ever experienced by man. I object to New York Times columnist David Brooks for the same reason. Few… more »

Uber Shouldn’t Hire Political Hit Men

While I’ve never been a customer of Uber or, more specifically, of one of their drivers, I’m a big fan of any company that uses technology to allow more efficient and profitable use of individuals’ private assets (in this case, their cars) to benefit… more »

Political Metastasis: A Stage IV Cancer of Political Lawlessness

Sadly, someone I care deeply about was recently diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer — one that is difficult to survive. The problem with this cancer is that it is rarely found until it reaches what oncologists call Stage III or Stage IV, meaning… more »

Every Hemorrhagic Virus Should Have Its Own Lawyer-Lobbyist

Perhaps it’s not surprising coming from our first Community Organizer president that the trait the administration claims is most needed in an “Ebola czar” — not that it’s been shown that such a position needs to be created in the first place — is, as… more »

Two Great Books for Capitalists and Lovers of Liberty

When you pick up Jason Mattera’s eye-opening new book Crapitalism and Daniel Hannan’s masterful Inventing Freedom, you wouldn’t expect such different works to lead you to the same destination. But despite the former being about “Liberals who make… more »

Crocodile tears over GOP refusal to cooperate with Obama

My first ever piece for TheHill.com: Democrats are in a froth over a statement by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) suggesting that some Republicans want to avoid a vote supporting President Obama’s military action in Syria because “We can denounce it if it… more »
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