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

Obama is just not that clever

Because Barack Obama was elected on a campaign promise of “fundamentally transforming” the United States, and because our nation then proceeded to lose much of its international influence and domestic economic dynamism, it is easy to say “this is intent… more »

Libertarian Populism Is an Oxymoron

When it comes to politics, one must (unless you are a reprobate sex fiend like Democrats Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, and Bob Filner) adhere to Oscar Wilde’s maxim that the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. This is… more »

Economic Malpractice and Political Slander

It’s difficult to listen to a Barack Obama speech when it would be easier, faster, and less painful to write one. So it was with as much a sense of impending boredom and déjà pivot as concern about predictable content that I embarked on listening to… more »

Falling Into Radical Islam

I spent quite a few hours on the radio last week talking about the Rolling Stone magazine cover glorifying the surviving Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. I talked a lot about the language on the cover, including how passive it was: He "was failed by… more »

It's.The.Law.

Last Thursday, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) started a Twitter prairie fire with his call for people to describe #ObamacareInThreeWords. (My contribution was “Sorry, Doctor retired.”) Other gems included “Max Baucus regrets,” “A massive failure,”… more »

The Taxman Cometh (For Tea Partiers)

 On Friday, senior IRS official Lois Lerner offered an apology of sorts after non-profit organizations which were applying for tax-exempt status were targeted for IRS audit if the groups’ names included “Tea Party” or “patriots.” Lerner said she had… more »

Is the media turning on Obama?

If ponies rode men and grass ate cows, And cats were chased into holes by the mouse … If summer were spring and the other way round, Then all the world would be upside down. Once in a long while, an event evokes one of my favorite historical… more »

The Pigs of Pigford

The Washington Times covered it in 2001. And so did Fox News. Jennifer Rubin wrote about it in 2008, and many writers on these pages have mentioned it since then. In 2011, Andrew Breitbart made it one of his most cared-about causes, following from his… more »

Overstating Boston

A wise friend suggested to me yesterday that the Boston bombing story is “the elephant in the room, leading to total reconsideration of many issues, whether immigration, the war on terror, gun ownership, cultural decline…” Color me skeptical.… more »

Hypocrites for Hagel

It is rarely a productive exercise to accuse Democratic politicians of hypocrisy. After all, they so rarely campaign on principles that there is seldom an opportunity to notice when they violate the few principles they claim to hold dear. The… more »
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