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  • Obama dragged down by chaos at home and abroad, not by the economy

    The sluggish economy isn't weighing down Obama. It's chaos on the border, dysfunction at the IRS and VA, and foreign crises from Ukraine to the Middle East.

  • The CIA's Twitter #fail

    The CIA's venture into the social networking world is a colossal embarrassment thus far. It does, however, reveal something that Washington hoped to keep secret: that it remains fundamentally unsavvy about how to use social networking to advance policy -- rather than political -- goals.

  • Don't be surprised if Mitt Romney is on the GOP primary ballot

    I have not talked with or received an email from former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in months, and the last time I asked him if he was thinking about 2016 his answer was a firm "No."

  • Obama is crushing the Ronald Reagan link, and Vladimir Putin knows it

    Across his remarkably successful presidency, Ronald Reagan repeatedly made the link between the U.S. economy and U.S. international security and defense. He consistently argued that weakness at home leads to weakness abroad.

  • The truth about violence in Chicago

    Judged as a whole, Chicago is doing a lot of things right. Judged by the plight of its least fortunate, that's not nearly enough.

  • Justin Amash's support for free enterprise earns enmity of Big Business

    The Michigan Republican runs afoul of the Chamber of Commerce for opposing the Export-Import Bank and budget agreements that he thought were profligate.

  • Racial politics could determine who controls the Senate in 2014

    It is no accident that rhetoric about race has been ramping up at a time when racial politics can be the key determinant for control of the Senate this year. At least three states - North Carolina, Louisiana, and Arkansas - are red states with vulnerable Democrat senators up for re-election that...

  • Cleveland could be good for GOP, if ...

    I take it as a good sign that the Republican National Committee has chosen to hold its convention in Cleveland.

  • We're talking to the wrong Iranians

    When it comes to an agreement with Iran about its nuclear program, no deal is better than a bad deal.

  • Michelle Obama's Veterans Affairs scandal distraction

    The president and Michelle Obama are quite the diversionary tag-team. He blames everyone else for his problems. She takes credit for progress on his behalf that he doesn't deserve and distracts public attention from his avalanche of failures with endless feel-good photo-ops.

  • How Obama questions your patriotism

    So President Obama is again using one of the most contemptible phrases in American politics -- "economic patriotism."

  • If you've got a small business, odds are the Export-Import Bank isn't helping you

    Americans now know the Export-Import Bank is a corporatist program built on bad economics.

  • Why GOP is stuck on deporting illegal minors

    After more than a year of contentious debate, could Congress be any more divided over the issue of immigration? The answer is yes.

  • The playboy presidents: Bill Clinton and Warren G. Harding

    For years I have been comparing the Clinton family to the family of Warren Gamaliel Harding, our 29th president and a president of dark memory, at least to most liberal historians.

  • Another warning that a national debt crisis is looming

    It's no longer popular in Washington these days to discuss the nation's long-term debt problem, but a report released on Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office provided a stark reminder that a looming crisis is approaching, and the longer the nation waits to address it, the more difficult it...



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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