It's 2021 -- 10 years on, the Kabul Declaration of 2011 isn't looking so good. Read More
Let's put government on a diet. That's what voters seem to be saying in response to the Obama Democrats' vast expansion of the size and scope of government.
Evidence comes from pollster Scott Rasmussen. He asked likely voters -- his usual sample, which tilts more Republican than all adults -- whether increased government spending is good or bad for the economy.
The results were unambiguous. Good for the country? 28 percent. Bad for the country? 52 percent. Read More
Democrats' failed DISCLOSE Act, which would restrict political speech in the name of reducing corporate influence, is hard to read as anything but a political cudgel and a cynical sham to empower incumbents. Republicans should respond with real reform measures that curb special interests rather than aiding K Street and congressmen.
DISCLOSE doesn't check the power of big business -- it instead picks winners and losers. Read More
While Tea Partiers like Sharron Angle in Nevada and Rand Paul in Kentucky are challenging Washington's politics-as-usual on the campaign trail, Greg Abbot, Mike Cox and Ken Cuccinelli are opening a crucially important second front against the federal Leviathan in the courts. Read More
Women just feel it. They sense trouble and will instinctually right it. They're like mama grizzly bears, "who kind of just know when something's wrong" and when to raise a paw to stop it. So women should get to govern now. Or else.
That's the message of Sarah Palin's latest video, "Mama Grizzlies." She isn't the only woman who is finding feminine judgment to be a selling point. Read More
Every person accused of a crime or an ethics violation deserves a competent defense. Charlie Rangel's legal defense, fittingly, comes from K Street.
Two of the three firms providing legal counsel to Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., in his pending ethics cases are lobbying firms. In fact, one firm, Oldaker, Belair & Wittie, conducts much of Rangel's political fundraising, while operating four different lobby shops. Read More
Kenneth Feinberg specializes in tragedy.
In the wake of 9/11, the attorney general asked him to manage the Victim Compensation Fund set up by Congress. He chose who would get compensated, and how much money they would get. His firm did all the work pro bono. Feinberg did not bill anyone.
That alone was a remarkable service. He did so well, in fact, that after the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, he was called in again. Read More
"Our special-interest opponents and their Republican allies," President Obama warned in a fundraising e-mail this week, "have now set their sights on the elections in November as their best chance to overturn the historic progress we've made together."
This is Obama's standard line. It is the Democrats' line for 2010.
It's also utterly false. Read More
It should embarrass Republicans to be debating whether to tell voters why they should be elected this fall.
Rep. Pete Sessions, who leads the GOP's House campaign arm, has been running away from questions about the GOP agenda like a man chased by angry bees. Senate campaign boss John Cornyn, who's known for his ability to speak off the cuff, sounds like he's been stunned by a sharp blow to the head. Read More
Marshall McLuhan said something in a seminar during my graduate school days years ago at the University of Dallas that made a lasting impression on me.
"Media is like cancer, which is just a speeding up of cell reproduction," he said to explain why the pace of news must increase as more people have greater access to expanded knowledge and information. Read More