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Who wants Biden’s massive budget?

1 June 2021 8:05 am

President Joe Biden just proposed the largest budget (as a percentage of America’s economy) since the country was fighting Nazi…

The decline and fall of the Associated Press

18 May 2021 7:10 pm

Once, long ago, in a land far away, the best journalists tried to stand aloof from the stories they reported.…


Who killed bipartisanship?

11 May 2021 6:17 pm

Who wants bipartisanship? The short answer is: neither side, so neither is getting it. Activists in both parties have been clear…


Does ‘anti-racism’ also mean slurring black conservatives?

30 April 2021 6:18 am

The latest target for online mobs is South Carolina’s Republican senator Tim Scott. His ‘crime’ is apparently being a black…

Distorting the news to inflame the mob

23 April 2021 3:28 pm

NBC’s flagship news program completely garbled one of the week’s top stories: a deadly fight among teenage girls in Columbus,…

Biden’s bait-and-switch presidency

2 April 2021 2:09 pm

Joe Biden was elected as a moderate-left Democrat, but he is not governing as one. He pledged repeatedly to work…

Why are people gloating over Rush Limbaugh’s death?

19 February 2021 1:45 am

The gloating over Rush Limbaugh’s death ought to shock the conscience. That’s not a political statement. That’s a cri de coeur about how our basic sense of human decency…


The end game

9 January 2021 8:07 am

January 6, 2021 is a day that will live in infamy. On that day, our Capitol was assaulted by a…


This is not what a constitutional republic looks like

7 January 2021 10:21 am

When a violent mob broke into the Capitol building, they did more than breach the barriers of House and Senate…


Why Trump must attend Biden’s inauguration

4 January 2021 8:00 pm

Recent political talk has focused almost entirely on January 5 (the Georgia Senate runoffs) and January 6 (congressional certification of…

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Who would want to be Joe Biden’s attorney general?

24 December 2020 1:57 am

Whoever Joe Biden picks for attorney general is in a lose-lose situation. Why is that job so hard? At least…


Are Trump’s lawyers big enough to back their claims up?

21 November 2020 12:15 am

Before the showdown in old Western movies, one character would issue a barbed challenge and his rival would confidently reply,…


The American media is failing you

31 October 2020 1:57 am

American journalism has lost its bearings, and we are all paying the price. For the past four years, egged on…

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Morning in America or mourning in America?

29 October 2020 12:39 am

In the countdown to Election Day, the two campaigns are taking starkly different approaches. Joe Biden is sitting on a…

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A serious debate that leaves Biden with lingering bruises

23 October 2020 8:18 pm

Thursday night’s debate was far calmer and more substantive than the street brawl that preceded it. If we score it…

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Behind the social-media blackout of Biden family corruption

16 October 2020 3:25 pm

Hunter Biden is now the subject of multiple stories involving serious corruption. Whether he committed any crimes is a question…

Team Biden will be delighted with the debate

30 September 2020 8:15 pm

The first presidential debate is the most important — and Joe Biden won it. These contests should be understood —…

Who rules supreme in America?

26 September 2020 9:00 am

Within hours of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, Democrats and Republicans began fighting over how to fill her…


What Bahrain’s deal with Israel really means

12 September 2020 12:19 pm

On September 15, representatives from the oil-rich Kingdom of Bahrain will meet Israeli leaders at the White House to sign…

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Nancy Pelosi’s bad hair day

4 September 2020 12:21 pm

Does Nancy Pelosi’s unfortunate trip to a hair salon have any news value? Or is it much a hairdo about…

Nine lessons from the Republican and Democrat conventions

27 August 2020 5:34 pm

What’s the bottom line so far? The Democrats think they will win by making the race a referendum on Donald…


Joe Biden offers platitudes, not policies

21 August 2020 9:59 pm

Joe Biden’s speech was effective in many ways and sure to please his supporters. But anyone who expected him to…

Can Biden avoid the debates?

10 July 2020 2:16 am

In an opinion column for the New York Times, Thomas Friedman proposes that Joe Biden debate Donald Trump only if…

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Rod Rosenstein’s devastating admissions

9 June 2020 2:33 am

Rod Rosenstein’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee was quiet, calm, almost bemused. But the tale he told was devastating…

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Why did Amy Klobuchar drop out?

3 March 2020 6:42 am

Minnesota Nice Wasn’t Enough. Neither were Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s center-left positions and bland presentations. And so, today, she left the…