You Can't Keep a Good Myth Down
We're interrupting our Republican Senate 2014 Marathon this week for a brief note on the media. (But contribute to Scott Brown immediately, and please don't vote for the third-party, tea party candidate in Louisiana, right-wingers! Remember: Obamacare cannot be repealed without 66 votes in the Senate.)
Jackie Gingrich Cushman:
The Culture of Passing the Buck
The director of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, was questioned this past Tuesday by members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding lapses in Secret Service Performance. The hearing focused primarily on an incident that took place on September 19. Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, allegedly jumped the White House fence, ran across the White House lawn, ran up a flight of stairs and through the North Portico door. He then allegedly entered the entrance hall, turned left and headed into the East Room, where he was tackled and subdued. A knife was allegedly found in his possession.
Victor Davis Hanson:
Bomb or Occupy -- or Neither?
Wars usually end only when the defeated aggressor believes it would be futile to resume the conflict. Lasting peace follows if the loser is then forced to change its political system into something other than what it was.
The Ghost In The White House
There is a ghost in the White House, a spirit disconnected from this world, whisking from room to room, past staff, uninterested in their conversations. Unfortunately for us, the ghost is the president of the United States.
When Paul Became Muhammad
When I was growing up in South-Central Los Angeles, "Paul" was one of my closest friends. In grade school and junior high, he and I spent countless hours together. He helped me become a slightly better athlete, and I helped him with math and biology. But when I returned home from college, Paul had become "Muhammad."
What Do You Call War By Any Other Name? Defeat
Your leaders would have you believe that we are not at war, that war is nothing more than a word on a bumper sticker. I live amongst men and women who have the ribbons on their chest to show that war is real.
New Report: Seniors Bear Brunt of EPA Regulations
Food, heat or medicine? Would you ever want to have to choose? Unfortunately, thats the position newly proposed EPA regulations will put many of seniors in according to a report from the 60 Plus Association.
Obama Spreads the Blame Around for ISIS Rise
President Obama is known for wanting to "spread the wealth around," but he has now gone a step further. He is spreading blame around for his failure to notice the rapid rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
Debra J. Saunders:
Marijuana Smoke Gets in Your Rights
If you wanted to nudge the courts to establish a right to use medical marijuana in states where it is legal, you couldn't pick a more sympathetic plaintiff than Brandon Coats of Colorado.
Amid a Flurry of Other News, Ferguson Story Quietly Looms Over Election
News cycles come and go. And with lapses in Secret Service protection for President Obama and the first appearance of the Ebola virus in the U.S., it seems like ages ago since protesters were clashing with police in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.
Great Leader, Little Country
November 19. That's the date a bust of Vaclav Havel is to be dedicated in National Statuary Hall at this country's Capitol, and it's perfect timing -- for November 19 will also be the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution he led and embodied in his native Czechoslovakia.
The United States Secret Service (USSS) is in a slump.
Can It Happen Here?
WASHINGTON -- Can it happen here? It is happening in Europe where French polls show that the National Front's Marine Le Pen would win the election for president if elections were held tomorrow. Something like it has happened in Italy where an anarchist comedian, the happily named Beppe Grillo, garnered 25 percent of the vote last year. Most spectacularly, it almost happened in the United Kingdom last month. What am I talking about? An election in which the lowly voters overcome the professional pols and vote their minds. Now there is evidence that it can happen here.
Dangerous People and Deadly Force
When a man jumped over the White House fence, ran across the lawn and entered the residence, the Secret Service failed and failed again. One of the most conspicuous and surprising failures was that though it had armed agents on the ground and snipers on the roof, no one fired a shot to stop him.
American Oil and Gas Needed a Voice
Chris is a passionate spokesman for American energy independence. As he likes to say, American Oil from American soil.
Ebola in America
Late yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the first case of Ebola in America. Officials stressed the virus will be contained, but this is the kind of stuff that nightmares are made of.
None Can Call It Treason, RFK Jr.’s Absurd Attack on the Kochs
A couple of weeks ago at New Yorks Metropolitan Museum of Art, several hundred people went to their feet to applaud a speech delivered by David H. Koch. The occasion was the opening of the Mets new faade on Fifth Avenue. It runs four city blocks, and is complete with new fountains, paving, lighting, landscaping, and seating areas for visitors. Mr. Koch contributed the entire $65 million cost of the project, which took years to complete.
Five Reasons Americans Can’t Find Jobs
The official unemployment rate is 6.1 percent, but that hardly provides a fair description of the jobs crisis.
Remember when bosses were demanding and distant? Remember when your greatest wish was for your supervisor to give you an "attaboy!" or an "attagirl!" or to simply remember your name?
None Can Call It Treason - RFK Jr.’s absurd attack on the Kochs.
Both Jack and Bobby would have embraced the remarkable work of David H. Koch.
Political Correctness on Islam Can Lead to More Killings
I opened a recent TIME Magazine (9/29/14) today and saw in big bold words a quote from British Prime Minister David Cameron on ISIS: They are not Muslims. They are murderers. With all due respect to the Prime Minister---they are Muslims, and they are murderers.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
The Rahn Curve, the Laffer Curve, and Walter Williams
This is why small-government economies such as Hong Kong and Singapore tend to grow faster than the medium-government economies such as the United States and Australia. And it also explains why growth is even slower is big-government economies such as France and Italy.
The Truth Test
Experience shows clear problems with transgenderism, but is that enough?
Pro Democracy Demonstrators in Hong Kong Refuse to Step Down
Stability, both in the internal and in the external environment, is one of China's highest national policy priorities. It guides nearly every Chinese policy initiative, from managing Uighur militants to managing South China Sea claims.
UK Joins U.S. Bombing, Courting Danger
On September 26th, the English Parliament voted to join the U.S.-led bombing of ISIL, at least in Iraq. The news was received with relief by most in the Anglosphere world and throughout Europe. However, very little regard has been paid to the relative benefits and costs.
Hillary vs. the GOP Field of Dreams
People love the perception of Hillary Clinton because her record is as thin as the bench of Republicans who have hinted at taking a run for president in 2016.
Draghi Pressures ECB to Buy "Junk-Rated" Loan Bundles of Greece and Cyprus
Last month, ECB President pulled out a financial bazooka including a pledge to build up the ECB's balance sheet by another 1 trillion.
Pesky Questions About Those AWOL Afghans
So the five Afghan soldiers who went missing from two separate U.S. military bases are now all accounted for and apparently headed back to their home country. Feel safer now? Don't.
Walter E. Williams:
Will the West Defend Itself?
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sometimes called ISIS or IS, is a Sunni extremist group that follows al-Qaida's anti-West ideology and sees a holy war against the West as a religious duty.
The Campus Crusade for Comfort
According to Students for Life of America, 70% of all abortion-providing and abortion-referring facilities are located within five miles of a college campus.