JFK, Reagan and Biden

March 31st, 2022 11:35 AM

President Biden’s speech from Warsaw Saturday night, reminded me of two previous presidents who delivered speeches confronting the autocracy that was then the Soviet Union and is now Russia, led by Vladimir Putin, a man Biden has rightly called a war criminal. On June 26, 1963, Kennedy spoke before the Berlin Wall which the Soviets had erected to stem the flow of Berliners…

Dealing With the Iranian Devil

March 25th, 2022 6:03 PM

When one sits down to make a deal with the devil, it is the devil who usually wins. That’s because he is “crafty,” as the book of Genesis describes him. The United States and Iran appear on the cusp of a deal that President Biden and his diplomats claim will prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon in the short term. In exchange for a deal that won’t be worth the paper…

The Many Forms of Censorship Converge on Hunter’s Laptop

March 22nd, 2022 3:46 PM

There has been much in the news lately about censorship. The major media have been reporting on Vladimir Putin’s efforts to keep the Russian people from hearing the truth about his war against Ukraine and what President Biden has called war crimes. Dictionary.com offers this definition of a censor: “an official who examines books, plays, news reports, motion pictures, radio and television…

The Deeper and Deeper into Debt We Go...

March 16th, 2022 11:44 AM

In his State of the Union address, President Biden claimed he would, be “the only president to ever cut the deficit by more than $1 trillion in a single year.” While this is technically true, he ignores the fact that the reduction in the deficit will be due to the decreased expenditures associated with COVID-19 relief.

What Is America’s Foreign Policy?

March 10th, 2022 5:41 PM

Oh, for the good old days of the Soviet Union. America’s foreign policy and goals were clear then: containment and opposition to communist expansion. Nuclear weapons were a deterrent, but neither side believed the other would use them. Russian President Vladimir Putin has changed the game by threatening to use nukes should the U.S. directly confront his forces now raping Ukraine and…

A Look at Biden’s Unspectacular Address

March 7th, 2022 9:11 AM

When a president’s poll numbers are tanking, as the most recent Washington Post/ABC News poll shows they are for President Biden — 37 percent approval — he needed to do something spectacular, even radical, to keep him from sinking further. Unfortunately for Biden and his party, he did nothing that is likely to stem his free fall. Washington Post columnist Henry…

Beckel and Me: An Odd Couple

March 4th, 2022 8:15 PM

As often happens among the political class in Washington, we met on television debating each other. I liked him immediately, despite our political and even religious differences. Bob Beckel and I became friends and eventually more than friends. Twenty years ago, after debating a long-forgotten subject on Fox News Channel, we came back to the green room where I noticed a streak of sadness in…

Mayor Eric Adams Is Only Half Right About the Media

February 23rd, 2022 11:09 AM

It is usually Republicans who blast the media for what they consider biased or unfair coverage of their policies, but increasingly we are hearing Democrats engaging in the same behavior, apparently frustrated their agenda is not being embraced by some of their fellow Democrats and the public. Last week, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who has yet to stem rising crime as he promised to do,…

Dirty Tricks: The Sequel

February 18th, 2022 1:13 PM

“Dirty tricks” was a term used to describe the behavior of operatives within the Nixon administration to smear the reputations of opponents and undermine the appeal of certain politicians. Fifty years ago, these dirty tricks included a false allegation that Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson (D-WA.) had fathered an illegitimate child with a 17-year-old girl and the break-in at Democratic…

The Real Cause Behind the Rise in Crime

February 9th, 2022 6:41 PM

While President Biden and local officials keep talking about causes for the rise in crime in our major cities, proposing “solutions” that have failed in the past, like former President Bill Clinton’s Midnight Basketball idea, the real reason for its escalation is deeper than what we see on the surface. The president’s proposals delivered in New York City last week are more…

Crime and a Widow’s Eloquence

February 3rd, 2022 9:54 AM

Trust in government has been declining since the administration of President Lyndon Johnson. According to Pew Research, only 36 percent of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents and 9 percent of Republicans and those leaning Republican now trust government. Who can blame them given the failure of government to perform on many levels? One might think that trust by Democrats would be…

McConnell Deconstructs Biden's So-Called Voting Rights Agenda

January 26th, 2022 1:09 PM

The art of deconstructing an argument by refutation and holding a person accountable for previous statements that the person now contradicts was once an honored tradition. It has now mostly gone the way of other traditions in favor of sound bite statements formulated in political party meetings and used to confuse the public. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) unpacked this once…

Joe's Lying Lips Aren't Going to Save Him

January 18th, 2022 4:45 PM

How do you know when a politician is lying? Answer: when his lips are moving. It’s an old joke, but it fits the Biden administration. The president went to Atlanta last week where he made claims that would have sent a lie detector off the chart. With a tableau of mostly Black people behind him, Biden again asserted without credible evidence that Republicans are trying to stop minorities from…

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School Daze Thanks to Far-Left Unions

January 11th, 2022 12:21 PM

For the third straight day last week, the Chicago Teachers Union canceled classes, choosing to return to virtual learning and citing dangers from the Omicron variant as their excuse. To many, this is seen as nothing more than a teachers’ strike and power grab executed by a union that historically supports Democrat politicians. Democrats send federal aid to the union, and the union then uses it…