by | Jun 16, 2019

Washington Trade secret: We in the news media often hate the media, too. I had such a moment Tuesday at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s annual summit when CNN senior congressional correspondent Manu Raju interviewed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The…

by | Jun 15, 2019

A person contemplates a business deal. The negotiators get very clever, sly — trying to maximize the deal’s value and minimize their taxes. It happens all the time. Some really weird, crazy ideas come out. “Hey, do you think we…

by | Jun 14, 2019

The United States has a long tradition of reliance on a two-party political structure. For that structure to function effectively both parties need to be competent and responsible. Unfortunately, that is not the case now. The lineup of Democrat presidential…

by | Jun 12, 2019

Energy, intellectual property, guns and jet fighters: when you get right down to it, the elements needed to keep the Iron Curtain from shredding, bringing on another great European war, are quite similar to those that obtained when the line…

by | Jun 11, 2019

In recent months, conservative intellectuals in D.C. and elsewhere have gathered to discuss where conservatism stands in the Age of Trump and where it will be after he leaves office. (See here, here, and here for examples.) As those deliberations evolve…

by | Jun 8, 2019

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is right: the country needs economic patriotism. But, that’s not what Warren is offering in her campaign to become the 46th president. In a recent speech for her ailing campaign, the Democratic senator who is fond of…

by | Jun 5, 2019

Washington For over two years now a peculiar combination of the media and the Democrats have been goading Donald Trump, always to painful effect — painful for both sides in this vituperative battle; but particularly painful to the media and…

by | Jun 5, 2019

The mayor of London was not happy. So with the president of the United States soon to arrive in the town over which Mayor Sadiq Khan presides, what better for Khan to do than take to the pages of the Observer,…

by | May 31, 2019

Democrats beware: Trump is closer to 2020 victory than you think. Imperceptible to most, except avid poll-watchers, the President is laying the foundation for re-election. History already favors him; however, it increasingly appears that the majority of Americans who will…

by | May 30, 2019

On Wednesday, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller opted to make a nine-minute formal statement as he was closing down his office and retiring from the Department of Justice. In his statement reviewing his two-year, $35 million-dollar investigation into whether the Trump…

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