By Sara A. Carter The Washington Examiner
Senior US and Pakistani Officials urged Pakistan's Muslim majority to speak out against extremism and embrace religious tolerance at a memorial service for the nation's only Christian government minister who was assassinated by terrorists last week. Read More
President Obama can choose war with Moammar Gadhafi, or he can choose to keep the U.S. military out of Libya. But, contrary to claims of Sen. John Kerry and a platoon of pundits, Obama cannot walk a middle line by imposing a "no-fly zone" or staging an antiseptic air campaign.
Imposing a no-fly zone is not a step short of war - it is war. And how many Americans are willing to go to war for Libya? Many commentators, hoping a no-fly zone would end Gadhafi's air attacks on protesters and rebels, point to the decadelong no-fly rules the United States enforced in Iraq. Read More
What do they put in the water cooler over at NPR? First, they fire Juan Williams in October for comments he made on Fox News Channel and Vivian Schiller, the CEO of public radio, smilingly suggests he needs to have his head examined. Read More
By Sara A. Carter
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' surprise visit to Afghanistan Monday likely left him with a sobering assessment of just how far U.S. and NATO forces have to go before a scheduled drawdown of U.S. forces begins in July, according to Americans in that country. Many U.S. troops and Afghan officials are concerned that war efforts are lagging and that the Obama administration, desperate to begin ridding itself of an unpopular war, is not listening. Read More
In early March 1991, all the smart people in politics knew one thing about the upcoming 1992 campaign: President George H.W. Bush was unbeatable.
Fresh from victory in the Gulf War, Bush enjoyed a job approval rating around 90 percent. Read More
Rising oil costs are threatening political gains President Obama made in recent months, with each uptick in pump prices increasing the likelihood that already uncertain voters will start blaming the president for the drain on their pocketbooks.
The political protests roiling oil-rich countries throughout the Middle East are starting to affect American consumers and could soon overshadow other, more positive economic news, including a recent boost in job creation, on which Obama would rather focus. Read More
The labor union movement is in deep trouble. Only 6 percent of private sector employees are union members.
Voters are beginning to realize, thanks to governors like Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of Wisconsin, that public sector unions have negotiated unsustainable levels of pensions and benefits -- and that public sector unions are a mechanism for involuntary transfers of money from taxpayers to the Democratic Party. Read More