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Condoleezza Rice spoke to the RNC Wednesday night to near universal acclaim. I agree that it was a smoothly delivered speech, no doubt because it's the same speech she always gives and practice makes... More
Clint Eastwood's appearance at last night's convention is getting mixed reviews. Of course the left hated him but even some Republicans found it odd. They miss the point. Eastwood wasn't meant... More
The battle to transform the public school system in America has created strange bedfellows indeed.
Americans have a firm appreciation for sports metaphors. So if one looks at our political process to select the President as the "Super Bowl" then it could be implied that the two conventions are the first... More
Matt Bissonette, author of the tell-all book "No Easy Day" that relates in minute detail the SEAL's mission that killed Osama bin Laden, may be in big trouble with the Pentagon.
The scope of the case is "unprecedented in anyone's living memory."
As I filled my gas tank with pricey ethanol-free gasoline, my liberal friend commented, "Oil companies are evil profit mongers... More
Who does Clint Eastwood think he is? Having an empty chair next to him on stage while he pretended to talk to a non-existent Barack Obama supposedly sitting in that chair was racism. It was... More
There really isn't much to say about this disgusting behavior by the Islamists in Yemen, An Al-Qaeda-affiliated group in Yemen crucified an alleged US spy, and posted a video of the crucifixion on YouTube, the... More
If "golf" and "Chicago" now are code words for black people, what does the media make of
We all know how open-minded the left is, right? I mean, they're all for equality. Certainly no one among them is a racist, right?
how about you try to raise five boys
deal with ms
and breast cancer
then check back in
oh, and p.s. what's wrong with being blessed?
Conservatives cannot talk about "food stamps" because it's code for some evil racist message. In a refreshing, much-needed moment, Newt Gingrich
Recall there was a mini-boomlet for Rice when Romney was mulling his choices for vice president. At that time, it was gently pointed out that Ms. Rice, a remarkably intelligent and capable woman, had no experience... More
Paul Ryan's VP nomination acceptance speech was the voice of We The People.
While on vacation at a Gulf Coast... More
As a group, Democrats provide tons of fodder for humor. But by far the most ridiculous thing liberal women have done to date is dress up like female genitalia to make a statement at the... More
The RNC Convention is presenting a simple choice to the American people; governance and leadership versus constant electioneering from the democrats. The Democrats gave up on governance and leadership long... More
You've got to hand it to the photo editors at the New York Times: they are even better progressive propagandists than the NYT's writers and their editors. With Paul Ryan hitting it out of the park to anyone... More
It's something of a surprise for Morsi to call for Assad's ouster -- given that the Egyptian president was attending a meeting of the non-aligned nations in Iran who is a strong backer of Syria. And it is... More
Paul Ryan gave a very good account of himself in his speech at the convention last night. He was a little nervous at the start, but quickly warmed to the task in a 37 minute barnburner of an... More
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul spoke to the GOP convention last night, telling both parties that they must "slay their sacred cows" in order for the nation to get its fiscal house in order.
At the 2004 convention, tens of thousands of anti-war protestors descended on New York city to harrass the GOP convention. In 2008, there were thousands of anarchists, anti-war, and Code Pink demonstrators who... More
Clearly, the pundits at MSNBC are being driven mad by the success of the GOP convention, particularly Paul Ryan's barn-burner Wednesday night. When desperate that the message of limited govenrment and opportunity... More
It won't be very large and with the Democratic convention next week, it might not last long, But Mitt Romney is making the most of his shortened convention by pulling even with President Obama in a very Democratic... More
Mystery solved. Or maybe not. The "mystery guest" who will take the stage just prior to Mitt Romney's introduction tonight will be actor, former Mayor of Carmel, CA, and unabashed Hollywood Republican Clint... More
It has become commonplace that every pro-lifer is now berated with questions regarding abortion in cases of rape and incest. This liberal tactic deflects conversations away from the biological and moral... More
This much we know: The mainstream media leans way to the left and so-called journalists have abandoned any sense of professional integrity. They are out of the closet as lefties. And their hatred for us is made... More
This is a tale of two horrific crimes that occurred thousands of miles apart.
In Jerusalem, in a despicable... More
The story put out by the White House about how Osama bin Laden met his end turns out to have been a nice bedtime story, but a little short on truth.
That is one, nice lady. And one courageous woman.
Last night, Ann Romney was supposed to
It was not your typical keynote address from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday night.
Before the made-for-TV show officially got underway at 7:00 PM, there was a noisy fracas on the floor of the GOP Convention.
Apparently, how "likeable" a candidate is impacts how people vote. And polls seem to indicate that Obama is more "likeable" than Mitt Romney.
Commenting on her speech at the RNC on Tuesday night, Juan Williams
I was watching Fox News to see the opening of the Republican National Convention when to my shock and disappointment both Megyn Kelley and Brit Hume decided to continue their discussion of Governor Chris Christy... More
On August 20th, President Obama almost blew it.
"The American people have assumed... More
The Kansas City Star, the city's main newspaper, has a strange business model -- i.e., insulting large swaths of Missouri readers. In an op-ed on August 23, "Todd Akin is the legitimate face of... More
You won't want to miss tonight's episode of the RINO Hour of Power with your host Rick... More
There is no more denying that the so-called mainstream media is in the tank for Barack Obama. This fact now needs to be accepted for what it is, and conservatives, libertarians and Republicans must stop wasting so... More
An Israeli judge, after an exhaustive trial, dismissed a damage suit brought by the parents of Rachel Corrie, who was run over by a military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003. The judge ruled that her... More
As world attention diverts to other important stories - elections, Hurricane Isaac, Iran - a massive disaster is occurring just 1400 miles south of Miami, in Venezuela, under Hugo Chavez. Over the weekend, a... More
The Associated Press has come up with a list of "5 GOP convention speeches to remember."
The leave out 1980... More
The Spanish recession is deepening and there is little hope for a turnaround anytime soon. This is putting pressure on the Spanish government to ease up on austerity measures designed to cut the budget deficit in... More
Twitter has been the site of some seriously deranged Hollywood lefties musings on Isaac and their wish that it would have killed Republicans, or disrupted the convention.
Four army soldiers, apparently members of an anarchist militia, have been charged in the murder of of a fomer comrade and his girlfriend who were about to expose their plans to take over the government and... More
This is hilarious because it takes all the Democratic talking points about Romney and turns them into a ridiculous parody.
A potential floor fight over new rules regarding delegate selection at the state level was headed off late Monday night when a compromise was reached between the Romney campaign and the leader of the group looking... More
How best to describe the relationship between Barack Obama and the mainstream media? Before and during Barack Obama's tenure as President of the United States, there have been many who have noticed a very... More
In the latest chapter of The Democrats' War on Women, children, including babies, including breast feeding babies,
The deaths of Steve Jobs and Neil Armstrong could signal the end of a remarkable era of scientific and engineering achievement that started about 200 years ago when James Watt and Robert Stephenson managed to... More
There is no American civilian more deserving of a state funeral than Neil Alden Armstrong. But to hold one, as
The media is so obsessed with the impact of the still mundane Tropical Storm Isaac on the political scene they may be missing the bigger picture. Here is
With all the slings and arrows coming her way from the pro-union Save Our Schools brigade why is Michelle Rhee, CEO of StudentsFirst attending the Democratic Convention in Charlotte?
We learn from the sports, business, medical, and other worlds of what are called "errors of omission," which can be as, or even more, serious than those termed "errors of commission." The former generally... More
Although many EU nations have had enough of Greece and their backsliding on austerity measures, a consensus seems to be emerging that no matter what, Greece can't be allowed to default and the EU can't kick them... More
At least, if you are unfortunate to be living in a place under the control of the Taliban.
He's retiring, so it's not like he has to reach out and play the nice guy with Romney and the GOP establishment.
Should those who enjoy broadband internet service be required to subsidize those who don't?
The big internet... More
After a week of Senate pick-up despair, thanks to Todd Akin's odd views of rape and reproductive biology, Republicans could use some good news. According to
Finally, the campaign to re-elect Barack Obama (D) demonstrates some humor and wit. Slapping an image of Obama's birth certificate and picture along with Made In The USA on mugs, bumper stickers and buttons, the... More
Suddenly, the American media are touting Barack Obama as the beer guy. There was the famous Iowa State Fair Bud Tent beer bash, where the president opened his wallet and paid for ten people to have a beer on him,... More
A couple of top notch economists have laid out their vision of what the economy will be on election day. "Ted Gayer, Domenico Lombardi and Darrell West are, respectively, senior fellow and co-director for... More
A "greenhouse gas" is one capable of absorbing infra-red (IR) radiation.
The most common atmospheric gases... More
The bodies of 320 men, women, and children were found in houses and basements in a suburb outside of Damascus. They had been killed "execution style" by Syrian government troops in house to house... More
The last few days have seen an astonishing explosion of violence in the city of Chicago.
All the Republican's carefully scripted plans for the convention in Tampa got thrown for a loop when the Republican National Committee reluctantly canceled the first day of the GOP convention because of concerns... More
This hits pretty close to the mark, if you've been listening to what Obama has been saying these past few months.
The media is all a-flutter with Todd Akin's faux pas. There is much commentary, though intersperesed among some genuine nuggets of clarity. (An excellent nugget is Ramesh Ponnuru's "
A pillar of the liberal establishment has admitted how bad the Obama economy is. Timothy Noah writes in the
On May 12, 2011 a US Army "Red Team" issued an
This is astonishing. The Daily Caller reports that documents obtained by the House Judiciary Committee show that the Obama administration falsfied reports of record deportation of... More
My mother-in-law often tells me that "voting Republican is voting against myself." She's a lifelong progressive who believes that Republicans are evil by nature (though considering that she's also an... More
The first man to walk on the surface of another world is dead.
American Neil Armstrong, who walked on the... More
The long suspected nuclear site is located on the Parchin military base, which is why the Iranians claim that the IAEA has no business inspecting it.
Pakistani military officials are saying that a CIA drone strike earlier this week killed a leading figure in the Haqqani network.
Hope, change,...and fraud.
To control prosecutorial exertion is to control when and where the law is applied. Whom the posse pursues should not be a whim of political influence, but a matter of compulsory legal scrutiny. ... More
Mitt Romney's favorable rating has hung in the high 30's/low40's for most of this campaign season. But a new
About all I can say is, lighten up people! It was a teeny, tiny little jab at Obama that the left is blowing up into the greatest insult ever given in any campaign in history.
The anti-Obama movie "2016" is making a splash at the box office, although there are industry reasons why this is so.
The problem with the Affordable Care Act is the Affordable Care Act itself. Obama has already taken seven hundred and sixteen billion dollars from Medicare to put into his pet law. He has transferred... More
The current re-election campaign tactics being waged by the Obama team make for some of the most bizarre in recent history, as the Obama campaign attempts to focus solely on destroying its opponent, Mitt Romney,... More
Stephanie Cutter, President Obama's deputy campaign manager, recently boasted to Willie Geist of MSNBC that, from an employment perspective, the recovery of the economy under President Obama compares favorably... More
The mass murderer in Norway was just "punished" with a whopping 21 years of jail time for the cold-blooded and indiscriminate massacre of 77 innocent men, women, and children. That's a mere 3.27 months of... More
A recent AT article predicted that the Obama campaign would play the Mormon Church card after Labor Day. It's begun early.
Bad news all around for American factories. Two leading indices have dropped for the 4th time in 5 months while last month's dismal numbers have been revised downward.
This is what happens when you start bombing and shelling big cities.
Greece is trying to wiggle out of its commitments to bring down its massive budget deficit in two years, wanting to stretch the time period out to four.
Everyone has a hobbyhorse. Mine happens to be Obama's lack of a work ethic.
I first commented on his... More
Ever since the Oslo Accords in the 1990s, successive Israeli governments have held back from criticizing Mahmoud Abbas on the dubious premise that he's the best available Palestinian leader to sign on to a... More
Step right up, folks! We have here behind these mysterious walls curiosities to amaze and astound. See the lawyer with anger issues who'll scream at the court like Sam Kinison and then put a take-down... More
The 2008 melt down of the economy was a lesson. The government learned well and is doing it better this time. A new wave of subprime mortgages is here, more powerful than the tsunami that washed away... More
We never miss a chance to pay all due regard to the New York Times and what has become over the years (unprintable). But every once in a while, during slow summer days when editors of the paper are... More
Mitt Romney traveled to Hobbs, New Mexico yesterday to push energy independence for North America in eight years. As president, Romney would embark on energy independence by first empowering the states.
Well, we all know that Mitt Romney is a gentleman. Now we also know that Mitt has a keen grasp of the Southern-style, genteel insult, which tends to leave its victim so utterly confused that he simply cannot... More
Few pollsters are predicting an electoral landslide for Romney, but two academics from the University of Colorado have run the numbers through a statistical model they built and found Mitt Romney to be the clear... More
Yes, but I'm sure the guy is completely non-partisan and fair, right?
Reports (at "Live" wire , repeated at
The former "Big Three" networks are ready to sock it to Republicans during the convention next week. They plan on offering only one hour -- that's right, one hour -- of coverage for each night... More
What President Obama said to a crowd yesterday at a Las Vegas area high school after two people who disagreed with his policies were escorted out gave us a chilling insight into his true philosophical political... More
DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz has completed his investigation of Fast and Furious, the gunwalking operation that led to the deaths of federal agents Brian... More
Google "Democrat senator apologizes," and watch what pops up.
Quite a few of the first listings to... More
It seems a clever way to hammer home Obama's biggest gaffe of the campaign season. Make the president's "you didn't build that" quote into a theme for the GOP convention that will be held in Tampa next week (as... More
Thomas Sowell, the distinguished economist and political analyst, rarely goes to the cinema. However, he
She's ba-a-a-ck! Sandra Fluke, the law student who whined to a Congressional committee that the absence of contraception in her student insurance coverage would cost her thousands annually because she couldn't... More
Prior to the election in 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama showed up in Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. It was there that Warren asked Barack Obama what Christianity meant to him... More
"FORWARD." Is it the perfect slogan for the Obama campaign? Of course it is! The President wants voters to look forward, because if they all look backward, the first thing that they will see is how he... More
On September 29, 2001, Rudi Giuliani was the guest on the first Saturday Night Live since 9/11. The idea of laughing again in this country was not a given. It was a risk. Lorne Michael handled the risk by directly... More
Now we know why-when President Obama deigns to talk to the media-he chooses local outlets and venues such as Entertainment Tonight and People magazine. He can overawe them by the chance to talk to a... More
The situation for Missouri Republicans over replacing Todd Akin as their candidate for U.S. Senate results from a confluence of factors. The first factor is the
Recently, American Thinker published a blog I wrote titled "Confessions of an ex-Liberal."
I imagine this won't sit well with a lot of the true believers, but if you want to have a seat at the table, you have to play the game.
In my recent piece "Calling All Gun Owners!" AT reader Lightbringer wrote:
Although most Americans will never have an opportunity to attend a state dinner at the White House, it's fun to witness history in the making by taking a first-hand look inside one as it... More
Israel is grappling with a couple of horrific instances of Jews attacking Arabs.
Last Thursday, according to... More
Team Obama and the mainstream media were very quick to embraced Harry Reid's standard for assessing "word on the street" facts when it came to Mitt Romney's ten year tax records, but they seem to be somewhat... More
The recent statements by Congressman Todd Akin in Missouri, and his hesitation about yielding his senatorial nomination to a Republican which would be much more like to defeat Claire McCaskill, highlight a problem... More
Congressman Todd Akin is an utter disgrace, and he should immediately step aside. Politics is the art of the possible, and it will be impossible to win with such a tainted candidate.
Fed up with the Democrats' war on women, Kristen T of Melbourne, Florida
Jerry Brown has a problem. His state continues to spend
Hugo Chavez has got some Putin-type problems as his reelection approaches. and yesterday evening angry workers charged the stage during his nationally televised address and protested. This is the sort of thing... More
Transparency? Here's some Real Transparency
The fact that liberals could even suggest something so stupid, naïve, and deceptive as that you don't need ID to vote is ridiculous. It is only in the age of Obama that people have become so confused and... More
From Glenn Thrush's new
Our egregiously gaffe-prone Vice President recently stated that if elected, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would "put y'all back in chains," while speaking before a largely black audience in Danville, VA. With... More
Rick Moran blogged earlier about a report by
While noting in The Washington Post that Israel "cannot afford to outsource its security to another country," Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin, former chief of Israeli Military Intelligence, contends that President... More
Remember when Christine O'Donnell was a tea party favorite and promised she would win a Senate seat from Delaware for the Republicans? On the strength of her appeal to tea party conservatives, she defeated... More
For only the second time in 130 years, the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship in the world, sailed under her own power, marking the 200th anniversary of her famous battle with the... More
Surveys have shown this phenomena before, but this study by The Chronicle of Philanthropy seems very thorough.
The Eid-al-fitr which began Sunday and which marks the end of Ramadan is a cause for celebration among the world's Muslims. But activists in Syria report that the country is in no mood to celebrate after 18 months... More
A shocking development is rocking the Obama campaign, as a reliably supportive media outlet has published a cover story with the shocking caption, "Hit the Road, Barack: Why We Need a New President." This from
Has Obama got plans for you. New York Times best selling author, Aaron Klein, reveals Obama's blueprint for transforming America if he gets his second term. Klein's newly released book, Fool Me... More
John Kerry is up to his old tricks, doing what he's done all his sorry, sleazy Democrat life, attempting to
Dominic Evans writing for Reuters:
Who the heck picked the commission on debates? Who put them in charge?
Why not let each side choose an... More
The maxim "divide-and-conquer" brings conflict to both military and political venues.
As a military... More
Did the Democrats elect Congressman Todd Akin in the Missouri Republican Senatorial primary election on August 7th? Todd Akin won the primary by 36,616 votes over John Brunner. There are 3,428 precincts... More
There's no earthly reason for Iraq to help Iran avoid western sanctions except to stick a finger in America's eye.
I saw my first and only hydrogen car in Brisbane City Square in the 1960's. No one saw it work, but now, fifty years later, the "hydrogen economy" has become green gospel.
The true evildoers of our age are those who would willfully corrupt the Mother Tongue. As a person who lives by the right use of words, I am grateful that early on in my academic career I happened upon two... More
My father was known as Louis Glick in English and Laibl Glick in Yiddish. He was born around 1900 in Meziboz, in the Russian Ukraine. When Fiddler on the Roof came out, he... More
Al-Quds Day is an annual Iranian hate fest to rouse Muslims to destroy Israel. It's held on the last Friday of Ramadan. This year's observance had the usual propaganda trappings with Iranian leaders... More
"Al Quds" means "the holy place," which sounds just fine until you realize it's Ayatollah Khomeini's name for a day to whip up genocidal rage against Israel. The "holy place" they refer to is Jerusalem, which has... More
On August 17, 2012, the New York Times reported on the front page of its website that three members of the now-famous all-female Russian group known as "Pussy Riot" had been convicted of hooliganism and... More
Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has been named to succeed former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as UN and the Arab League Special Envoy to Syria.
Here's how the "theft suspect" at an Austin, Texas mall is described in news stories in the
This was invevitable given the factionalization of Lebanon, divided as it is between Sunnis and Shias, with a large Christian population that is itself divided.
The unemployment rate rose in almost all states in July -- more evidence of the weakness and fragility of the Obama "recovery."
With Paul Ryan now entering the race as Mitt Romney's VP pick, we will undoubtedly hear much about Ryan and his politics in the weeks ahead. One aspect of Ryan that will assuredly be discussed is his respect... More
When Obama tripped into his office, he promised to improve the economy. Instead he rushed into the bank-busting Affordable Care Act. Then he backed the EPA in all their ludicrous, expensive, sophomoric... More
Hey gun owners, I've got a job for you. It's inspired by several comments on a recent AT article where some savvy readers found that when they exposed a liberal to the world of shooting, it opened up the door to a... More
All of my friends (and even the few trolls) who read American Thinker have to remember that all of us who contribute articles here are limited. Keep in mind that we are "preaching to the choir." ... More
State and local governments will no longer be able to fudge the numbers on their underfunded pensions for workers. Moody's will issue new guidelines to force governments to report their pension obligations more... More
It isn't all due to Romney's choice of Wisconsinite Paul Ryan as his running mate. The Badger state has been trending GOP in recent elections thanks to a plethora of good candidates and excellent organizations.... More
As most of you know, Congressman Ryan lost his father and grandfather when they were young. As a result, Ryan takes great pains to stay healthy, including physical work-outs to stay in... More
Because nothing is worse in an election season than rising gas prices.
Louis Woodhill of Forbes:
President Obama's Biden Problem is going to be with him through the election. Yesterday, Jay Carney explicitly denied any possibility of Biden being replaced on the ticket. Naturally, it is the Republicans who are... More
Remember how a few days ago, the propaganda wing of the Democratic party--CBS, NYT, WaPo, AP, ad nauseum--were trumpeting new polls in battleground states showing that Barack Obama had substantial leads?... More
I watched a Sean Hannity interview last night with Congressman Allen West which elicited a gleaming nugget of liberal Democrat racism of which I was unaware. Most of AT's readers are probably familiar with the
The enormous mansions on acres of property still ignite my memory.
Growing up, one of the things my family... More
One of the most influential essays on American life is Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance." It was published in 1842, and it became the bedrock of American philosophy. Emerson celebrated the... More
Hailed as a transformational unifier and healer of America's fractured sense of self, the only thing that Obama has transformed is himself. He was seen by MSM as an almost transcendent being focused on bringing... More
I've hung out with tons of blacks in my pro boxing career, my rap career, and my federal bid. I love blacks -- their sense of humor and their warmth. They've failed here, they've failed there. So... More
Imagine the headline.
DemocratpPolitician from former slave state speaks of a return to... More
The left wing Ecuadoran government gave Wikileaks founder Julian Assange asylum and set the stage for a diplmoatic row with Great Britain.
Former Democratic Congressman Artur Davis, who recently declared himself a Republican, will deliver a speech at the GOP convention in Tampa later this month.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has issued an executive order that would deny drivers licenses and other public benefits to illegal aliens who obtain work permits under the Obama DREAM act... More
Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder better take the boulder-size beam out of his own eye before going after Joe Biden's racial gaffes. I'm no fan of Biden but Wilder seems to have conveniently... More
The rhetoric of the left appears to have provoked a terror attack on a leading conservative organization yesterday. Floyd Corkins II, who shot a guard at the Family Research Council yesterday, appears to... More
Just imagine a present-day Rip Van Winkle, but one who had had a longer nap than 20 years. Let's say that he slept from 1950 through 2000.
In keeping with the left's blaxploitation enterprise, white Northerner Joe Biden feigned the hemistichical rhythm of a Southern black preacher for his largely black audience in Virginia... More
I can report anecdotally that a number of friends and acquaintances here in south Florida who filed their tax returns then discovered that someone else had stolen their identity and fraudulently filed and received... More
Obama may have to put Joe Biden back in chains, because he has again put his foot in his mouth, showcasing the Obama campaign strategy called "Preach Ignorance" to blacks. Biden appears hell bent on proving that... More
By selecting Paul Ryan for his running mate, Romney has cast Joe Biden into the outer darkness of political obsolescence. The mere contrast between Paul Ryan's biological youth, matched by his intellectual vigor... More
"I don't dare put a Romney bumper sticker on my car."
"I'm too scared to put a Romney sign in... More
Whatever you may have thought of the presidential race previously as far as the depths to which it could descend, you ain't seen nothing yet.
This won't be as big as the Swift Boat effort, simply because the killing of Osama bin Laden is not as central to Obama's campaign as was Kerry's military service to his.
Linda McMahon, who lost a bid for a Connecticut Senate seat in 2010, will make another try in 2012 after easily winning a primary contest against moderate former House member
On Tuesday Vice President Joe Biden offered the following to his audience at a Danville, Virginia campaign event:
Maureen Dowd and Katrina vanden Heuvel must have had coffee yesterday and brainstormed. Because I'll be darned if their articles today don't strike the very same themes (not similar themes, the... More
Did Michelle Obama disparage a McDonald's product as a warning to watch its step? And what level of arrogance has she reached when she criticizes a world class athlete's... More
I just finished reading Dennis Prager's new book Still the Best Hope - Why the World Needs American Values. I have been trying to fit political issues together all my life, and Prager seems to be... More
While relaxing in Harvard Yard one exceptionally pleasant afternoon this August, I figured the setting was appropriate to contemplate ten signs that you might be a progressive ideologue. Here they... More
Is the government preparing for civil unrest by amassing stockpiles of ammunition purchased through various government agencies such as the National Weather Service to complement purchases made through the... More
Jeff Kropf, talk show host at KUIK radio in Portland, OR will be in the second chair tonight,... More
An excellent choice. Christie is not a bombthrower or name caller, but he is an extremely forceful, even combative speaker. And for you fans of red meat attacks, I'm sure he won't... More
Paul Ryan's realism about the fiscal cliff is showing signs of appealing to younger voters, a group which overwhelmingly voted for Obama, and which has been buffeted by the economy worse than most other... More
The Obama campaign is running an ad claiming that Mitt Romney pays a lower tax rate than that of the average American. Following the ad's release, PolitiFact published an article rating it as "Half-True."... More
This next presidential election presents a choice between two social contracts: the socialist-fascist contract of Mr. Obama and the Democrat Party1, and the limited government-free... More
The Olympic closing ceremonies are now complete. If Pres. Obama and his Democratic colleagues were consistent, they would announce their intent to appeal these unfair Olympic results to the International... More
What issue are both President Obama and Mitt Romney avoiding like the plauge?
The war in Afghanistan, of... More
I understand the sensitivity about naming Muslims as the culprits in some serious riots that broke out in the northern city of Amiens in France last night. Blaming a group with little proof would only worsen... More
There is little doubt that Mitt Romney rolled the dice by choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate. Everyone knows what the Democrats and Obama are capable of doing. The outright lies told about Ryan's budget plan... More
In the wake of a recent deadly shooting near Texas A&M University, anti-gun advocates have yet again
While New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer was busy imaginatively creating phony Bob Dylan quotes and plagiarizing from himself,
President Obama showed off Jefferson's Koran at a recent White House Iftar Dinner, but ignored the book in its historical context.
I'm a big fan of "A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg", which arrives daily in my e-mail box. I've found it informative and entertaining, and I've had several of my comments published in AWADmail, the weekly... More
Recently, at the University of Science in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, Michelle Obama expressed her view of the Obama voters she feels will make difference in the November election. The first... More
The best conservatives can do with the announced litany of liberal presidential debate moderators is see it as an opportunity for Romney.
Recently, NASA landed its latest Mars rover, Curiosity, on the red planet. Its primary... More
When the venerable New York Times -- the elite force of the mainstream media campaign to re-elect Obama--trumpets so pithy a headline, we can suspect that something is rotten, not in Denmark but in Obama's foreign... More
There's nothing in sports that quite compares to going head-to-head against another country's athletes in Olympic competition. It's us against them - America versus the world. Competition has always played a big... More
Thousands of Wisconsinites jammed the Waukesha County Exposition Center to welcome favorite son Paul Ryan back to his birthplace.
Liberals, Europeans and Scandinavians, who, in their hatred for Israel have been railing against the Jewish state to "lift the siege" of Gaza, even though hundreds of tons of goods enter the Judenrein... More
Are the 95% of blacks who voted for Obama in 2008 suddenly persona non grata?
In a recent interview with... More
While Paul Ryan has been well-known on the national political scene for quite some time, he is a relatively new face to the public at large. His introduction as the likely 2012 Republican Party vice-presidential... More
Obama and the mainstream media are salivating over the opportunity to define (i.e., smear) Paul Ryan to a national public that knows relatively little about him. Ilya Somin of
Washington Post travel writer Daniela Deane may be an expert on Israeli breakfasts, but she flunks political geography 101 when she
It doesn't get any better than this: You can support the Romney/Ryan ticket and not spend a single penny. (But if you want to send money to the campaign, by all means, please do!)
Two days after the US and Turkey hinted that they would be willing to set up a no fly zone in Syria to help the rebels, the head of the civilian Syria National Council called for "safe zones" to be established... More
If nothing else, Romney's choice of running mate is going to be a bonanza for his fundraising.
Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi has engineered another dangerous confrontation with the military council that holds most of the power in the country.
As government and society become more complex. more and more Americans throw up their hands and say, "It's too much for me, I'm going to tune it out."
Former Hawaian Governor Linda Lingle easily won the Republican Senate primary and will take on Democrat Mazie Hirono in November.
He really didn't.
In penning his
As Mitt Romney pivots his campaign toward a discussion of budget and fiscal issues, the Republican National Committee has trotted out the tried and true weapon to use against incumbents; a list of broken... More
Barack Obama and Paul Ryan both drove unusual vehicles during their teen years. The old saying goes, "As the twig is bent, so grows the tree." Perhaps there is something to be learned from teenage vehicle exotica.... More
There's no typo in the title; honour is the British spelling of honor, and their newspaper retain some of it.
Ronald Reagan once said, "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help." Many found humor in this quip, which had more than a kernel of truth to... More
Where has pandering to an adversary gotten the Catholic Church? Four years ago Fr. Jenkins, the president of Notre Dame found "
Ryan is the only fresh face of the 4 on the national ticket, so he will get lots of attention. He has a very attractive family, and an appealing life story. Lots of energy. He is not boring. He will get all the... More
Mitt Romney has gone for the gold with his choice of Paul Ryan as running mate. The combined IQ of the two men on the ticket is probably higher than that of any other ticket in American history. But IQ alone... More
If schadenfreude -- enjoying the distress of others -- is a sin, then I am a sinner. I confess that Fareed Zakaria has always annoyed me with his sanctimony and thin veneer... More
Two separate incidents in Afghanistan led to 6 American soldiers being killed by "rogue attacks."
The last National Intelligence Estimate on Iran's nuclear program was in 2007. It was notable for saying that Iran had given up on building a bomb back in 2003 but continued research into a weapon. It also noted... More
Don't be surprised when an Obama superPAC ad threatens urban disorder if Obama loses the election.
You might recall that President Obama harbors no love for Rep. Paul Ryan after the wonkish congressman sliced apart Obamacare during the 2010 health care summit.
A good first speech from Paul Ryan, although public speaking is not one of his fortes. Romney didn't choose him for his crowd pleasing abilities, however. By choosing Ryan, Mr. Romney sends a clear signal to the... More
In Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney is getting someone who hasn't been afraid to mix it up with the president of the United States.
Most of the evidence of Hezb'allah involvement in the Syrian civil war has been anecdotal, or from the opposition.
The Obama administration added $70 billion more to the budget deficit in July, guaranteeing that the fiscal year, which ends September 30, will see the 5th straight trillion dollar plus... More
Why is the Chicago Tribune quoting unreleased DoJ audio tapes of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's phone conversations? And how did Trib reporters get the... More
You can't call this kind of thing gutter politics. You do a disservice to the gutter.
While Romney supporters fume about bogus superPAC accusations that Romney killed a steelworker's wife... More
David Goldman, who writes for PJMedia and Asia Times, recently "squeezed into" an East Side (NYC) catering hall to hear Romney speak. He More
Environmentalism, and its adherents the environmentalists, otherwise known as greenies, is harmful to the climate and other living things. The road to a polluted hell--and earth--is paved with environmentalists'... More
A loan shark wants to lend your town a hundred million dollars. And since this loan shark is such a swell guy he says, "Look folks, don't you worry about nuthin'. In fact you don't have to pay any interest or... More
"Obama is toast."
"We're going to win in a landslide."
Just so I get it on the record, I think the chances are about 80% or higher that it will be either Portman or Ryan, with Portman the favorite. There is heavy lobbying for Ryan by some on the conservative... More
Despite all the talk about cutting spending and getting the U.S. federal government's fiscal house in order, conservatives have failed to establish any policy victories. Our debt is still growing. Yet, the... More
One would think that with unemployment as high as it is, that for every job opening it would be extremely competitive, and the hiring organization would be able to select the very best from a competitive... More
Here's an odd story:
On 2 August, the government of Israel publicly
The "Obama backdrop" we can call it now. The fawning, nearly fainting, adoring sycophants with the cups of kool aid. Be it college students fresh from the halls of leftist indoctrination, or, in this... More
The future? Or simply the high point of dependency before a reverse?
That's what the election will be... More
This does not appear to be a rhetorical flourish by the House minority leader. She is absolutely dead serious, as she tells a Women's Political Committee
Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch, we now have a picture of White House blessing of a decision to have law enforcement "stand down" and not take action against Occupy protestors. A... More
First time claims for unemployment dropped 6,000 last week and the US trade deficit narrowed last month due to a drop in oil prices.
Operation Save America, a pro-life group, confronted Dr. Ashutosh Ron Virmani, an abortionist practicing in Charlotte North Carolina, at his house. They caught him on
There has been an endless stream of pieces in the blogosphere offering hope or despair regarding our prospects for winning the White House this fall.
The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) libeled Sheldon Adelson, megabillionaire casino magnate and conservative pro-Israel philanthropist by accusing him of involvement in prostitution at his hotels. It was... More
If you thought the Obama campaign might attempt some modesty in the wake of all things dismal, downgraded, and transformed, think again. The Obama Classic, postponed in 2011 when NBA players... More
My student "Bill" is a treat. He smiles the length of an ear of corn. He is energetic, like ethanol should be.
Yes, I'm in a mixed relationship. It has been 18 years now, starting with romance and developing into so much more. Inevitably, it is fraught with complications. There are differences in so many... More
In a Wall Street Journal opinion article published on August 6, 2012,
This coming Saturday Chicago will hold its annual
Today, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Eastern Time, Andrew McCarthy will make a presentation (to be streamed live on C-SPAN 3) at
If, as candidate Obama recently claimed, the government infrastructure gets credit for the results of hard work and personal risk of the entrepreneur, should not that same infrastructure get the blame for business... More
Conservative Talk Radio icon Barry Farber, in a column appearing Aug. 8 on World Net Daily, predicts a landslide victory for Romney, or rather a landslide against... More
Primaries yesterday in Missouri and Michigan have produced a couple of strong candidates who will face off against Senate incumbents in November.
My fellow Columbian Wayne Allyn Root may well be correct when he suggests that President Obama transferred to Columbia in fall '81 as a
Jay Cost, one of the best political analysts around, thinks so:
This is pretty unbelievable -- even for the mainstream press.
An ad came out yesterday that basically calls... More
Texas GOP Senate hopeful Ted Cruz will get a prime time speaking spot at the Republican convention in Tampa later this month.
Some perspectives on Obama's ridiculous "If you've got a business-you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen" statement.
President Obama gave himself away as a collectivist in response to Sunday's mass shooting at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin. Obama advised us all that we need to do some "
Jazz Shaw makes another guest host appearance tonight on the RINO Hour of Power. Along with your host, Rick Moran, the guys will offer their usual fare of insulting banter and amusing bon... More
The question begs to be asked: Is Mitt a fan of Clarice Feldman, who has been
Author's note: This piece, a response to a factually inaccurate and bigoted
Mitt Romney has made a smart move and included two speakers for the convention whose followers he needs to turn out in large numbers on election day.
Who is Spencer Thayer and why was he mocking a harmless old black dude reading his bible? It seems the lead mocker of the black man who was reading his bible near the Chick-fil-A franchise in Chicago is also... More
If the Assad regime begins to crumble, will Iran send in its own troops to prop it up?
It's unknown to what... More
This is one of Romney's better moves -- and it's nearly a month late.
Last month, President Obama waved his... More
With Medicaid rolls ready to explode once Obamacare comes into full effect, it is significant to note that one in three US doctors say they will not accept any new Medicaid patients. And those are the ones who are... More
Democrats are crowding courtrooms across the country, fighting tooth and nail to eliminate reasonable laws to prevent fraud at the ballot box.
President Obama has now placed the documentary history of a presidential candidate on the table as a legitimate demand. His stooge Harry Reid has demanded 10 years of financial documentation from Mitt... More
Yes, it's buyer's remorse and it will probably be one of the deciding factors in the race this year.
Now that Democrats are demanding extensive documentation of Mitt Romney's financial history, President Obama's veiled past is definitely in play. And rest assured, the vetting of Barack Obama will... More
Is this the "true" Olympic spirit in the 21st century?
While the shootings at the Sikh temple will no doubt inspire more calls for "gun control," I very much doubt that the Sikhs themselves will be among those calling for the citizenry to be... More
Initially, Iran told the world that the 48 were "religious pilgrims." But members of the Free Syrian Army who have claimed responsibility for holding them says they're members of the elite Revolutionary... More
This is down slightly from their June total of $106 million, but nevertheless represents a very respectable haul.
It appears that the GOP convention will feature a lot of Republican governors as speakers. This is in keeping with Romney's campaign which is selling the candidate as a competent, experienced leader willing to... More
Rats are leaving the sinking ship that is the regime of Bashar Assad.
For the past four years, the media have chosen to keep the public in the dark about Barack Obama's Hawaii mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. The fact that Davis was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party... More
Tom DeLay has been on a legal odyssey for one-and-one-half years -- a seemingly Quixotic effort to get a fair hearing before the 3rd Court of Appeals in Texas. On Friday, however, the former U.S. House... More
Several months ago, law student Sandra Fluke boo hooed to Congress that without contraceptive coverage written into her student insurance, obtaining birth control pills would be expensive and difficult. Rush... More
A 40 year old ex-army soldier has been identified as the shooter in the Sikh temple massacre, sources have told
David Plouffe (rhymes with 'fluff") is one of the most powerful unelected officials in the United States, "a key member of Obama's inner circle, a confidant whose desk is just steps from the Oval Office,"... More
Harry Reid says Mitt Romney didn't pay taxes for a ten year period.
Monday, 06 August 2012, marks one year since the tragic downing of EXTORTION 17 in Tangi, Afghanistan. The CH-47 "Chinook" was carrying some of this nation's bravest and most capable military personnel, most... More
At first blush, Avraham Burg might seem to have the right credentials to write an
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s wife spoke to the media for the first time and gave an update on his condition.
Leftists, when they get angry and let themselves be themselves, tend to behave in repellant ways. That certainly seems to be the case with the gay marriage movement's anger at Chick-fil-A, as a former CFO
Well, those two certainly deserve each other. There's a problem, though: Will there be enough room on the stage for the candidates and their egos? Talk about a vanity campaign, we can look forward to the... More
Yes, but what? It doesn't help matters that making a statement like that and then not following up with a specific program only makes the candidate appear shallow and unready for the job.
The bespectacled Majority Leader has said some truly vicious things about Mitt Romney, including the unsubstantiated charged that he has not paid any taxes.
If you want to know what the Catholic bishops are going to do about the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare that went into effect August 1st, then you may first have to know what they are going to do about illegal... More
"If Romney was no longer working at Bain Capital and running the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, how can Harry Reid's source know that Romney didn't pay any income tax for the last 10 years? Especially when... More
Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison Friday, plus 3 years on supervised release and a $50,000 fine. In a report several hundred words long by Kim Chandler of the... More
"Something there is that doesn't like a wall," wrote the poet Robert Frost almost a hundred years ago; and now it seems that there are some people who don't like the fine institution that gave them a great... More
The wife of US Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. is talking and the congressman's constituents are finally getting some information about his illness.
Harry Truman went to his grave insisting he made the right decision to use the atomic bomb to end the war. He never wavered, never questioned, and, as he said many times, he never lost any sleep over the... More
NASA, who knows a thing or two about space PR, is calling the latest Mars probe's descent to the surface "7 Minutes of Terror." And why not? It's never been tried before, and given the track record for Mars... More
Rebels of the Free Syrian Army are so far managing to maintain a perilous hold on several key neighborhoods in the city of Aleppo - Syrian's largest and the commercial center of the... More
Mark Clayton came out on top in a field of seven in the Tennessee Democratic party primary for US Senate on Tuesday. On Friday, his own party disowned him.
Remember all those nasty things conservatives were saying about Clint Eastwood after his "Halftime in America" commercial at the Super Bowl, which appeared to be a sop to Obama?
I don't do fast food. Haven't for years. It doesn't sit well in my stomach. I don't do hatred either. Never have. Hatred doesn't sit well in my stomach either. Until last week, I had never heard of Chick-fil-A.... More
Stop! Hold everything you're doing right now and look around. Can you see anything that could inadvertently harm a child?
For the better part of this President's first term, we have been subjected to a plethora of excuses as to why things aren't better for Americans than they were a mere four years ago. Whether it's the... More
The US Government armed Muslim fanatic citizens in and around Libya as rebels in order for them to kill people and break things so they could to get their way.
I'm walking up the block to Gleason's Gym. I've been doing this for thirty years. Well, not exactly. I used to be dropped off by a chauffeured Rolls-Royce. I was a liberal, millionaire... More
The Democrats are dragging national politics into the gutter. Harry Reid's outrageous charges about Mitt Romney's income taxes are demeaning the office of Majority Leader of the Senate, and the Senate... More
There was so little major media coverage of Wednesday's nationwide "buycott" on Chick-fil-A appreciation day that
If requiring a citizen to show a picture ID to vote is "suppressing the vote," what does it mean when the Obama campaign really makes an effort to prevent our soldiers from voting?
On August 2, the Los Angeles Times ran an article with the title: "Poll Watch: More Bad Polling News for Romney." The piece's author, David Lauter, writes:
"Mediocre" is the kindest adjective that comes to mind about the July jobs report. The seasonally-adjusted figure (subject to revision) has the economy adding 163,000 jobs, not enough to keep up with population... More
A farmer zoning matter involving a bullying, lawbreaking bureaucrat, and featuring the "
As an ex-Marxist I am somewhat hypersensitive to the conversion stories of other ex-Marxists. In my case, I remember where I was the exact moment I realized I no longer believed in the ideals of Communism: I was... More
The famous Teleprompter of the United States made a triumphant return to the campaign of President Barack Obama.
"Free speech for me but not for thee" or "hyped on hypocrisy" describes the gay activists' "kiss-in" at Chick-fil-A restaurants announced for Friday.
In a move surely designed to give Iran's militant mullahs pause for thought, the Obama Administration has released information that America's biggest bunker-busting bomb is ready to use. Last week, Air Force... More
I finally saw The Dark Knight Rises the other night (spot on is the gloomy depiction of New York City under the jurisdiction of anarchists like Occupy Wall Street) and before the feature began, an... More
The Summer 2012 Olympics in London are supplying the world with exactly the type of ethnic variety that multicultural globalists currently hold in such high esteem. Face it, where else can Olympic fans see... More
The Chick-fil-A incident should finish off Obamacare. With Chick-fil-A the beatific mask of the Left slipped and we saw behind it the hideous reality. What is the Left really about? ... More
It seems Fareed Zakaria has. Responding to Mitt Romney's observation that some cultures keep their people in poverty, Zakaria says it's not culture but capitalism that makes for prosperity. Pointing out that Japan... More
Pew is out with a new poll showing Obama with a commanding ten point lead. Do not believe it.
Here are... More
Michael Ledeen told me of this beautiful deed Sunday but it wasn't reported until now. From Michael Shimulovich of the
Not content with savaging Mitt Romney's solid support of Israel, the New York Times now is using McCarthy-type, guilt-by-association tactics to smear Dan Senor, one of the candidate's top foreign-policy... More
If I were Morsi, I'd withdraw the letter too. This is what got Anwar Sadat killed -- saying nice things about the Israelis.
A few tanks and pieces of artillery makes all the difference in a local engagement. But what it means for the rebels fighting outside Damascus, Homs, Hama and other Syrian cities is less clear. If the rebels prove... More
This is indicative of the way politics is played today -- pedal to the metal, full tilt, guns blazing, and without remorse or apology.
Although I am a native Chicagoan who has lived in the city for many years apparently I am not a good citizen according to our mayor, Rahm Emanuel (D). By his description, I lack
As barriers are placed in front of mothers who feel more at ease bottle-feeding their children, what started with government orchestrating kids' lunches is fast becoming an attempt at national nipple... More
What better way for the U.S. government to "thank" our Olympic athletes for all the years of hard work, enormous efforts, and many personal and financial sacrifices in pursuit of excellence than to compel them to... More
It seems a great many residents of the Chicago area exhibited the admirable virtue of patriotism Tuesday by using their wallets to support the right of free speech. This is a right which Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel... More
I was shocked to see this headline on the "new" NBCnews.com:
The truth about Obama and Israel cannot be repeated too often, especially in the runup to the most crucial election in many years.
When it comes to poverty we can either side with Alinskyites like Georgetown law professor Peter Edelman or we can go with a real radical like Mother Teresa. That's what came to mind after... More
I have to weigh in on the Chick-fil-A controversy. I detest hypocrisy, but the bullying kind of hypocrisy really makes my blood boil. It is especially important for me to take on the gay Left... More
Mary and I had lunch at Chick-fil-A, Saxon Blvd, Orange City, Florida. Wow! The line wrapped around the building. Someone reported that the line began forming at 6am.
It's Mike Huckabee's idea, and it's a nice "in your face" slap back at the righteous liberals who proclaim their love of the 1st Amendment and then undercut the notion of freedom of speech and religion by... More
The desperation to defeat Mitt Romney has induced Democrats to demean themselves with tactics no respectable adult would embrace. In order to keep alive unsubstantiated allegations about Mitt Romney's taxes, Harry... More
Someone wake up James "The Raging Cajun" Carville, who recently declared the Tea Party as being "
Rahm ... this is a leap in logic...a vault grandeur, a grand jete.
Obama's handlers are trying hard to make the President 'more' black. With less than 100 days to go until the election, we discover Obama might be descended from "authentic American slaves"... More
Greedy, racist suburbanites suck money out of our great cities like Detroit and Buffalo. They work in the cities and then flee to the suburbs and take their ill-gotten gains with them. They escape city taxes and... More
A few days ago Mitt Romney made these remarks in Israel, "Culture makes all the difference...and as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I... More
"Moderation in the pursuit of Justice is not a virtue." Barry Goldwater
Mitt Romney is being castigated for praising the culture that has allowed a democratic, (mainly) free market Israel, operating under the rule of law, to thrive amid decades of threat and periodic open warfare and... More
The old country saying..."You could swing a cat overhead by its tail not miss hitting a [blank]:
If James... More