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

Politico’s Friday Fabrications

What a Friday that was: Ben Carson showed emotion when pushing back against a desperately dirt-digging media — dirt-digging against Republicans, that is; George Will remained equanimous in the face of a verbal assault from Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly;… more »

Barack Obama, Stand-up Comic

The latest example of President Obama’s defining character traits — supercilious narcissism blended with hyper-partisanship — came in a Monday night performance at DNC fundraising event in New York during which he skewered Republican presidential… more »

My thoughts on the CNBC GOP Debate more »

Boehner's Backroom Budget

Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) . wanted to know how presumptive Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) . “feels about the process” used to negotiate the budget deal reached late Monday by current Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) ., Senate Majority Leader… more »

The Irrefutable Case for Paul Ryan

(UPDATE: On Wednesday evening, the Freedom Caucus announced that a “supermajority” of its members support Paul Ryan for Speaker. While they did not reach the 80 percent threshold of the caucus members needed to issue a formal endorsement, this is, as… more »

Stand for Something

When Hillary Clinton faces Trey Gowdy and the “Benghazi Committee” on Thursday to discuss her “private e-mail server” and the deaths of four Americans in Libya after her State Department refused requests for additional security, she will likely repeat… more »

A Man Against the Machines

On Wednesday night Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly and pundit/columnist Charles Krauthammer debated the ignorance and passivity of the American electorate. O’Reilly argued that polling showing Vice President Joe Biden leading every Republican in a hypothetical… more »

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 In recent years there has been a welcome infusion of young Constitution-minded Republican members… 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 »
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