More David Harsanyi Articles

  • How Obama questions your patriotism

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

  • Actually, Hillary Clinton's wealth is her greatest accomplishment

    It's simply mystifying that so many Americans look to candidates who pretend to be just like them. We're the worst. In the rare instance I am moved to vote, the least I expect is for a candidate to be far more successful than I am.

  • It's not surprising more Americans believe freedom is overrated

    A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans are satisfied with the freedom in their lives compared with seven years ago --dropping 12 percentage points, from 91 percent in 2006 to 79 percent in 2013.

  • Facing tough odds, GOP had a good night in Colorado

    On Tuesday night, former Rep. Bob Beauprez beat a slate of Republicans, including, most notably, former presidential candidate Tom Tancredo. Mitt Romney and other hated/beloved GOP establishment types had endorsed Beauprez, who was clearly the most electable candidate available to face John...

  • Let's stop kidding ourselves; Americans love their politicians

    Even in the most catastrophic year for congressional incumbents, 90 percent of them will win re-election — and most of them will do so rather easily. Many of them, in fact, won't even have to run a campaign.

  • Was the Iraq war a complete waste?

    Let's just say that the Iraq army isn't exactly anchoring a democratic awakening in the Middle East.



From the Weekly Standard

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