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Bipartisanship is Alive and Well, but not in the Obama White House

Michael Barone  Bipartisanship is dead. That’s the conventional wisdom, and there’s a lot of evidence to support it. But there’s evidence to the contrary as well. On two important issues, veterans’ health and job training, congressional Republicans and Democrats have, with little notice, reached constructive bipartisan agreements. These are both issues on which everyone agrees […] Continue reading →

Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

 Israel said Thursday it has called up another 16,000 reservists, allowing it to potentially widen its Gaza offensive against the territory’s Hamas rulers in a three-week-old war that has killed more than 1,300 Palestinians and more than 50 Israelis. The new call-up follows another day of intensive fighting, in which tank shells struck a U.N. […] Continue reading →

State Dept: ‘No American is proud’ of CIA tactics

 The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document. “This report tells a story of which no American is […] Continue reading →

Democrats’ Impeachment Fixation

Jonah Goldberg  “Sorry to email you late on a Friday, but I need your urgent support,” Nancy Pelosi wrote me. The House minority leader went on to explain that “for the first time in history, Congress voted to sue a sitting president.” And, “Today: the White House alerted us that they believe ‘Speaker Boehner … […] Continue reading →

Obama eats ribs with 4 Kansas City letter writers

 President Barack Obama feasted on barbecue Tuesday with four people who wrote him letters in a trip to highlight the struggles of working families in American’s heartland, as the clock ticked on pressing issues before Congress goes on summer break. Obama’s dinner at Arthur Bryant’s, an unpretentious Kansas City self-serve barbecue joint, comes roughly 48 […] Continue reading →

Nixon: Painfully Shy, But Craving Great Purpose

Jeff Jacoby  Perfect candor wasn’t Richard Nixon’s strong suit. But he spoke the gospel truth when he described himself as “an introvert in an extrovert’s profession.” He was one of the most successful political campaigners of the 20th century: winning election to both houses of Congress, serving two terms as Dwight Eisenhower’s vice president, and […] Continue reading →

Democrats Presidential Race: Hillary Clinton VS. Martin O’Malley 2016 ?

 Martin O’Malley’s latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton. The Maryland governor is filling the void in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond during the early stages of the 2016 presidential race, campaigning for fellow Democrats and making personal appeals while former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton remains the prohibitive — […] Continue reading →

Michelle Obama teaming up with Monsanto to promote children’s food

Daily Leak  The popular agriculture company Monsanto is partnering with First Lady Michelle Obama to promote nutritional foods for kids. According to reports from the Associated Press, Monsanto will spend $50 million over five years on a campaign to market ‘healthy’ genetically modified food to children. The agrochemical company will also bring its food offerings for kids in line with the new federal standards for labeling […] Continue reading →

Border Crisis: What did the President know and when?

Rich Galen  During the Senate hearings into what had already become known as “Watergate,” the leading Republican on the panel, Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee asked of witnesses “What did the President know and when did he know it?” “The President,” in that construct, was Richard Nixon but in the ensuing 41 years, Senator Baker’s […] Continue reading →

How Our World Fell Apart

Ed Klein Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world—W.B. Yeats, “The Second Coming”  Wherever we look today—from the Fertile Crescent in the Middle East to the post-Cold War frontier in Ukraine to the South China Sea to our border with Mexico— our world appears to be falling apart. […] Continue reading →

The Brilliance of Obamanomics?

Michael Schaus  Brace yourself… Skepticism, doubt and criticism of Obamanomics (all of which are, undoubtedly, based in racism) will be cast aside. Why? Because, according to the 20-something-year-old White House intern that is in charge of the official White House twitter account, “Our businesses have added nearly 10 million new jobs over the past 52 […] Continue reading →