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A Speech and a President, Unbounded by Reality

Jackie Gingrich Cushman,   Enthusiastic, entertaining, energized and eminent, President Obama’s demeanor and delivery at the State of the Union belied his political reality. Unbowed, unbroken and possibly unaffected by the recent midterm Republican wave, Obama displayed his great skill by delivering an emotional teleprompter-driven speech that was a throwback to his first election. Varying tempo, […] Read More →

Here are the Top 10 Conservative Columnists

 With so many great conservative columnists and writers in the world today, it can be hard to know who to read. This list offers a mix of writers with different writing styles ranging from the serious to the humorous. Each of the columnists here write on a number of issues important to conservatives including economics […] Read More →

5 Things Every Young American Should Know About Politics

John Hawkins,  “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” – Pericles “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” — Groucho Marx Politics requires you to be cynical without losing your idealism, […] Read More →

Freshman Congress Members Face Final Weekend of Freedom

 A new class of lawmakers is about to dive into Washington politics, an arena many of them declared a cesspool during their campaigns. It’s the final weekend of freedom for the 74 men and women who will make up the freshman class of the 114th Congress. They’re about to dive into Washington politics, an arena many of them declared a cesspool during their campaigns. […] Read More →

Religion in India bubbles over into politics

 In small-town northern India, Muslims are offered food and money to convert to Hinduism. If that doesn’t suffice, they say they’re threatened. Across the country, the Christmas holiday is canceled for hundreds of government servants who spend the day publicly extolling the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Powerful Hindu nationalist leaders — some with […] Read More →

Five Ways Obama Can Mess with Republicans in 2015

 He’s freed from the constraints of another election. If the end of 2014 foreshadows the president’s next set of moves, Republicans will not be amused. President Barack Obama knows how to get under Republicans’ skin (in so many ways, but in this case we’re talking about going around Congress to get things done), and he ended […] Read More →

Dear GOP: Show, Don’t Tell

Jonah Goldberg  Hey, Jeb, Ted, Rand, Marco, Bobby, Chris and the dozen or more others I’m forgetting, here’s something to write on your bathroom mirror in 2015 and beyond: The “P” in POTUS stands for “President,” not “Pundit.” I understand that the Seinfeldian faux-holiday Festivus is behind us, but I want to get at least […] Read More →

The Real Barack Obama is Standing Up

In the final weeks of 2014, President Barack Obama has antagonized most of Washington by going his own way.  After years of battling with Republicans, stroking the egos of Democrats, and trying to keep together the fractious Democratic coalition that elected him twice, President Barack Obama is embracing the idea of YOLO, or in his […] Read More →

Sarah Palin: As Relevant as She Wants to Be

Rumors of “Irrelevance” Greatly Exaggerated  It seems that not a week (day?) goes by without someone, somewhere writing a column about Sarah Palin’s “irrelevance.” The columns started immediately after Obama was inaugurated in 2009. They continued when she left the Governorship, and then again before the 2010 tea party sweep year where here sway was […] Read More →

Michael Barone: What 2014 Means for 2016

 The defeat of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu by Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy in last weekend’s Louisiana runoff ends an election year that has been very successful for Republicans — and has implications for 2016. Some observations: (1) Democrats relied heavily on legacy candidates — and lost nevertheless. Mary Landrieu’s father, Moon Landrieu, was elected to […] Read More →

The Catholic Church Gave an Order to Nancy Pelosi… She’s NOT Happy About This

Nancy Pelosi has pushed away many people with her far-left rhetoric.  One of the Congresswoman’s harshest critics is extremely well known: The Catholic Church. The liberal California lawmaker has stated that she is a Catholic. Not long ago, however, church leaders made a damning announcement about Pelosi. One of the highest authorities at the Vatican said that Nancy […] Read More →

Obama, GOP-led Congress prepare for veto showdowns

 Veto brinkmanship between congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama was virtually absent in his first six years in office, but it’s about to unleash itself on Washington. Until now, controversial Republican-backed legislation rarely reached the president’s desk because Senate Democrats blocked it. Starting in January, however, Republicans will control both the House and Senate, and […] Read More →