Congressional Fight on Iran Deal Is All But Over

Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal in Congress admit they can no longer kill the accord. Their focus now is making sure there will be a vote on the agreement at all, and salvaging some political benefit from their well-funded bid to stop it. Lawmakers, Congressional staffers and lobbyists opposed to the deal reached in Vienna […]

Two Impossible Things That Could Happen in 2016

Michael Barone,  “One can’t believe impossible things,” Alice objected. “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” the Red Queen replied. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” You may be reading this sometime after breakfast, […]

Just Who Are these Donald Trump’s Supporters?

Robert Tracinski,  The big, existential question for Republicans right now is: who are Donald Trump’s supporters? It matters because this will determine the future, and the future prospects, of the party. I heartily agree with Ben Domenech, whose article on this just made it harder for me to fulfill my obligations to his publication, by […]

Letter to a Friend: ‘Harsh Immigration’ Is Not Why Latinos Hate Republicans

Larry Elder,  Dear Larry: Geez, I cannot fathom the polls that have Donald Trump leading. Either a lot of Republicans are just frustrated or stupid, or both — and they want a bomb-thrower. Or it is pro-Hillary Clinton Democrats voting in those polls. Trump is ruining the race for the serious Republican candidates and thereby […]

Columnist’s Extreme Solution To ‘Ease’ Racial Tension Will Infuriate Every American

A columnist argued Friday the best way for racial reconciliation to take place in the United States is for black votes to be counted as five-thirds. This would be an alternative to monetary reparations. Theodore R. Johnson, III, a former White House fellow and a 15-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, wrote in The Washington […]

Stupid Dumb Idiot: U.S. Democratic Senate “Liberal” leader: Hairy Reid backs Iran nuclear deal

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Sunday endorsed the nuclear deal with Iran and pledged to work to ensure its survival, the Nevada lawmaker said in a tweet. “I strongly support the historic agreement with Iran and will do everything in my power to ensure that it stands,” Reid said. The Senate and House […]

Illegal Immigration is the Disease and Trump’s Plan is the Cure

John Hawkins,  Democrats want unlimited illegal immigration because they believe it will help permanently cement them in power. On the other hand, many Republican politicians also want unlimited illegal immigration because they’re getting huge campaign contributions from businesses that want to profit from illegals while passing the costs on to the American people. Of course, […]

Time For A Supine Congress To Reassert Itself

Dr. Mark Hendrickson,  Congress is one of the least respected institutions in the United States. A Rasmussen Reports phone survey published last month “finds that just 13% of Likely U.S. Voters think Congress is doing a good or excellent job overall, while 56% rate the current Congress poorly.” 13% is lousy, but it is almost […]

In lieu of flowers ‘Do not vote for Hillary’: NJ woman makes last request in obit

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A New Jersey woman used her obituary to make one last political plea, urging mourners not to vote for Hillary Clinton. Elaine Fydrych, who died Aug. 13 at the age of 63 after a long battle with lung cancer, included the unconventional request at the end of her obituary telling those who wished to honor […]

One party system: What total Republican control of a state really means

Herman Schwartz: From The Great Debate Reuters, The U.S. Constitution gives the states almost total control over how Americans live and vote. Republicans appear to have grasped the importance of this, but most Democrats have not. Since losing the White House and Congress in 2008, the GOP has focused time, money and talent on gaining control […]

Senate Democrats stake out both sides of Iran deal

Senator Robert Menendez blasted the U.S.-led international nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, vowing to oppose it in defiance of President Senate Democrats. As September voting on the agreement in the U.S. Congress neared, Menendez, a former Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, became the second senior lawmaker from Obama’s own party to announce he would […]

Thomas Sowell: Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe.

Random thoughts on the passing scene: Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe. President Obama‘s “agreement” with Iran looks very much like “the emperor’s new clothes.” We are supposed to pretend that there is something there, when there is nothing there that will stop, or even […]