by | Jun 23, 2019

Remember when Hank Williams Jr. was fired from his Monday Night Football gig when he compared then President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler? This led Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to sing “You can’t compare the president to Hitler!” in…

by | Jun 20, 2019

The Democrats, despite their exaggerated claims about the fabled “blue wave” of 2018, have a very tenuous grasp on the House majority. The Republicans need to flip only 18 seats in 2020 to regain control of that body — and…

by | Jun 19, 2019

The White House has announced that President Trump is awarding Dr. Arthur B. Laffer the Presidential Medal of Freedom on June 19th. That, along with the Congressional Gold Medal, is America’s highest civilian award. It is well deserved. Robert Mundell…

by | Jun 18, 2019

Certain Strong Political Pejoratives Are Thrown Around Viciously, Irresponsibly, and With No Relation to Their Meaning. Responsible people recoil when politically pejorative terms are hurled around. The Left, for example, now calls opponents “Racist!” without any basis. The Southern Poverty…

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…

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