Winning the Nobel Peace Prize has become a joke, but so is the foreign policy of the man who won it this year — a U.S. president who seems to subscribe to the far-left thesis of the Nobel judges that the way to achieve harmony on the planet is to harass the good guys and sweet talk the bad ones.
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What does a hate crimes bill have to do with money for U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq?
Nothing, except that the National Defense Authorization Act, which will win final passage in Congress and be sent to the president's desk this week, also contains the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which Democrats placed inside the defense measure over Republican objections. Read More
Last week, President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, eight months into a presidency in which he’s done virtually nothing about world peace.
Surprised? You shouldn’t be. The truth is, you should have seen this travesty coming from light years away, for at least two reasons. Read More
If past is prologue - as it surely is - then we can expect discouraging unemployment numbers for at least another year and no official announcement from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) that the recession ended this summer until 2011. That's according to Mark J. Perry, writing on Enterprise, the AEI blog. Read More
A federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request has been filed by a citizens activist group seeking the rest of the story behind the recent gag order issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services against health insurance companies to prevent them from providing customers with information about Obamacare. Read More
Democrats in the Senate are secretly adding amendments they favor and removing those they oppose, even after congressional committees have voted on them, according to House Minority Leader John Boehner, who plans to introduce an amendment requiring the full text of all committee-approved legislation to be posted on the Internet within 24 hours of being adopted. Read More
Just when it seems congressional Republicans have finally gotten the message about standing on principle before grasping for power, they go and pull a Dede Scozzafava. Read More
In trying to understand what is happening in the nation and world, we all employ narratives -- story lines that indicate where things are going and what is likely to happen next. We can check the validity of these narratives by observing whether events move in the indicated direction. If so, the narrative is confirmed. But if things seem to be moving in an entirely different direction, it's time to discard the narrative and look for another. Read More
When then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama promised not to sign major legislation until it had been posted on the Internet for public reading at least five days, trusting voters took him at his word. Read More