It looks like another hit piece against Charles and David Koch is coming. A couple of Bloomberg reporters have been digging dirt on the Kansas brothers who own one of the world’s largest private corporations. The Kochs have for years devoted part of their substantial private wealth in support of political activities and causes with which they agree. Read More
Some of my friends among the congressional tea partiers are all hangdog about the debt-ceiling deal, seeing it as yet another lost opportunity to turn things around in this rotten borough known as Washington, D.C.
I understand the feeling, but they do themselves a disservice.
To see why, imagine a baseball hurled by the pitcher at 95 mph. Read More
Examiner columnist and talk-radio host Hugh Hewitt ruffled feathers Tuesday when he said most of the 29 Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee are “content to labor away spending, spending, spending in national obscurity while being powerful within the Beltway.”
Understand that Hewitt is nobody’s fool when it comes to the ways of Washington, D.C., having served as general counsel at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management during President George H.W. Read More
When President Reagan famously said in his 1981 inaugural address that "governme Read More
In an era noteworthy for Muslim terrorists plotting future 9/11s and nukes in the hands of fanatical nut jobs like Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and North Korea's Kim Jong il, you might think there couldn't possibly be a more serious problem to ponder.
You would be wrong.
Consider what happened recently when the Inter-Collegiate Studies Institute gave a 60-question civic literacy test to more than 28,000 college students: Read More
As National Review editor in 1962, William F. Buckley Jr. struck a blow for reason and truth when he effectively excommunicated John Birch Society founder Robert Welch from the conservative movement.Welch had been telling anybody who would listen that President Dwight Eisenhower was a “dedicated, conscious agent of the Communist conspiracy.” Welch further claimed that the government of the United States was “under operational control of the Communist Party.” Read More
William F. Buckley Jr. struck a blow for reason and truth when in 1962 as National Review editor he effectively excommunicated John Birch Society founder Robert Welch from the conservative movement.
Welch had for a decade been telling anybody who would listen that President Eisenhower was a "dedicated, conscious agent of the Communist conspiracy." Read More
That was a lovely piece of chamber music President Barack Obama performed at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday, but look beyond the soothing words and you will find a classic piece of Washington wink-wink designed to reassure the special interests that they have nothing to worry about. Read More
Lots of people tout Republican Gov. Chris Christie to run against President Obama next year. That's the conventional-wisdom way of looking at the first-term New Jersey chief executive. And it's dead wrong.
It's wrong because the rules are changing. The 2012 race is not the one for Christie. Read More
It is unlikely that Howard Dean intended to expose one of his party’s greatest weaknesses in August 2009 when he explained why Obamacare could not include a tort reform provision that experts said could save up to $400 billion in health care costs.Speaking at a northern Virginia town hall meeting, the former Democratic presidential candidate and Democratic National Committee chairman stunned many in the nation’s capital with these unexpected words: Read More