It should go down as one of the most pathetic presidential speeches in American history, but probably won't.
That would be President Obama's speech about immigration "reform" he gave at American University recently. During the course of his speech, Obama took aim, once again, at Arizona's new law that would enable local police officers to do their part in stanching the flow of illegal immigrants into the country. Read More
July 4 is the birthday of the nation and the birthday of one of my favorite presidents.
That would be my main man "Silent" Cal Coolidge, 30th president of the United States and one of the most underrated wits and sages ever to occupy the Oval Office. Read More
At least five Supreme Court justices understand what the Second Amendment says. The remaining four need a lesson in the meaning of liberty.
Earlier this week the high court ruled that handgun bans like the one in Chicago are unconstitutional. Writing for the majority, Justice Samuel Alito said that the right to bear arms "applies equally to the federal government and the states." Read More
For the record, I wasn't the one who hinted that the World Cup official who screwed the United States team out of a victory over Slovenia might be "anti-American."
But I was sure as heck thinking it.
The guy who used the term "anti-American" to describe the official from Mali is actually on the liberal side in his politics. But these days even hard-core liberals can sniff out anti-Americanism when it rears its nasty head. Read More
There's bad news on the charter school front. All 107 seniors at Chicago's Urban Prep Charter Academy have been accepted to college.
That's only bad news for opponents of charter schools who've been railing against them for years, claiming that such schools "don't work." Read More
Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul, a Republican, continues to take the heat for remarks he made in late May about the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Specifically, Paul questioned whether Title II, which bans businesses from discriminating in public accommodations, amounts to inappropriate government meddling in private businesses. Read More
What happens to federal employees who ignore safety warnings, cover up incompetent or even criminal behavior, destroy official documents and mislead members of Congress? At the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), they get promoted.
That's the take-away from last week's National Whistleblowers Assembly on Capitol Hill, sponsored by the Government Accountability Project (GAP) and featuring famous NYPD whistleblower Frank Serpico and former FBI agent Coleen Rowley. Read More
Do you still watch "24"?
That was the question two of my colleagues in journalism put to me recently. The question had an accusatory tone to it, akin to "Do you still beat your wife?"
I suspect that fans of "American Idol" never get such questions, although their tastes in television are even more suspect than mine. No one's ever criticized the acting, directing or scriptwriting on "24," but "American Idol" has had more than its fair share of bad singers. Read More
Imagine you are sitting at home on a peaceful Sunday when you hear buses pull up in front of your house and begin disgorging hundreds of angry people waving signs with threatening messages, shaking their fists and crowding onto your lawn. Soon, hundreds of screaming people are tromping on your flower beds, peering into your windows and scaring neighbors, who nervously begin placing calls to 911. Read More
I'm moving to Arizona.
You can call me a Nazi, as some have called Arizonans in the wake of the passage of Arizona Senate Bill 1070, which allows law enforcement officials who make perfectly legal stops to question those stopped if cops have reasonable suspicion to believe they're illegal immigrants. Read More