Scandalfest continues. Official Washington is still flitting from one minor controversy to another, with the news media breathlessly reporting the latest leaked email or unsubstantiated accusation. Clearly, the chattering classes have declared the jobs crisis ended and the economic recovery complete.
It is not really news that Victor Davis Hanson has written another outstanding and eye-opening book. He has done that before and repeatedly, on a variety of subjects. The subject of his latest book, “The Savior Generals” is given in the subtitle: “How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost — From Ancient Greece to Iraq.”
For years I have been writing about the failures of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) as a warning for what the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) will do to health care here in the U.S.
When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker visited Iowa recently to speak at a well-attended Republican dinner, only one national political reporter (NBC’s Alex Moe) showed up. That just proves you don’t need national press attention to make a strong start in the 2016 Republican presidential race.
Hardly anyone noticed when Gov. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, a Republican turned independent, announced he was registering as a Democrat. His conversion, however, marked another significant step in the gradual extinction of an ancient and honorable political species: Progressive Northeastern Republicans or PNRs.
Jay Leno told his studio audience the other night that President Obama should forget his plans to close the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay and instead close the IRS. The applause was instantaneous and the laughs were loud and genuine.
It’s good to know that the war on terror is finally over. It was all so ugly, what with the beheadings and bombings. Wait.
Maybe Bob Dole has more clout in the Republican Party than we think. He suggested on Sunday that the party put up a “closed for repairs” sign for the rest of the year. Then along comes Michele Bachmann declaring on Wednesday that she won’t seek re-election.
Security along the U.S. border with Mexico is perhaps the key factor in the debate over comprehensive immigration reform.
Barack Obama is a gifted storyteller, and he’s always used his own life as a text, a parable, a lesson. Often he’s told tales from his own past to transcend race, to identify with mainstream America, to claim common ground about hardships suffered and obstacles overcome.
Yesterday I read an interesting article in Newsweek about the connection between tornadoes and climate change. Newsweek’s story explained how top climate scientists were concerned about several ominous and fundamental changes occurring in Earth’s weather patterns.
Given last week’s revelation that the IRS targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, it’s worth recalling President Obama’s Ohio State University commencement address. The president decried “voices” warning “that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner.” It’s no longer lurking. It’s here.
An all too familiar scene was enacted on the campus of Swarthmore College during a meeting on May 4th to discuss demands by student activists for the college to divest itself of its investments in companies that dealt in fossil fuels.
Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt — the benighted Mainstream Media.
After a rural Kentucky family suffered an unspeakable gun tragedy late last month, that sad story, unfortunately, became new fuel for the scorching debate over gun control. When news broke that 5-year-old Kristian Sparks had shot his 2-year-old sister with a rifle he had been given as a gift, opposing factions latched on to either defend rural America’s gun culture or to denounce it.
Letters to the Editor
- Herbert Phipps deserving of chief judgeship
- Firefighters show ingenuity in rescue
- Welfare mentality destroying the U.S.
- Loss of privacy is not anything new
- Traffic law enforcers deserve our thanks
- Whose interest does Obama have at heart?
- Facebook is more trouble than it's worth
- Scouting change not for the better
- Congress ignores the bigger issues
- America needs to turn to new course
- Southern Soul puts soul in barbecue
- Obama's falsehoods damage nation
- Citizens' actions democracy at work
- LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Mickelson’s time is running out
- Give up self-pity and give time to others
- Hillary tweets, pundits wheeze
- Immigration debate is all about security
- Broadcast nets: Ailes what’s good for you
- Googling ourselves to death
- Great Gatsby economics
- School system officials need public’s input
- Thumbs Up! - June 17, 2013
- Dads get on-the-job training
- Kay Hind’s life is truly one of impact, achievement
- Edward Snowden stirs up a hornet’s nest for the U.S.
- Thumbs Up! - June 9, 2013
- Can you hear me now, Washington?
- Knives have no place on planes
- Budgeting for city no easy task
- Thumbs Up! - June 3, 2013