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Why did the Obama administration underestimate jihadists?
Posted: September 19, 2014 in Defense and Democrats
The Obama administration underestimated Iraqi terrorists' capabilities and will to fight.

Hagan [D-NC] fails by her own standard
Posted: September 19, 2014 in States and Democrats
Sen. Hagan votes with President Obama 95% of the time.

Why won't Obama consider all options to fight terrorism?
Posted: September 19, 2014 in Defense and Democrats
Current and former military officials press the president to keep his options open in the fight against Islamist terrorists.

MI Dem sentenced to prison
Posted: September 19, 2014 in Crime and Democrats
A Democratic Michigan former state legislator is headed to prison for helping a drug dealer conceal illegal proceeds.

Equality can only be achieved with GOP support
Posted: September 19, 2014 in Rights and National
True equality of opportunity for gays and lesbians can never be fully achieved until both parties embrace gay-rights solutions.

CA Dem may plea out of DUI charges
Posted: September 19, 2014 in Crime and Democrats
California Democratic state Sen. Hueso is charged with 2 counts of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Obama's PC protection of Islamist terrorists
Posted: September 19, 2014 in Democrats and Defense
President Obama's notion that the Islamic State is not Islamic doesn't square with the army of Muslims the terror group attracts.

ID Dem's partner arrested for indecent exposure
Posted: September 19, 2014 in Crime and Democrats
A Democratic Idaho state representative's partner was charged with exposing himself in public.

Scotland rejects independence
Posted: September 18, 2014 in World
Voters in Scotland rejected independence from Britain in a referendum that had threatened to break up a 307-year union.

WI Dem plagiarizes jobs plan
Posted: September 18, 2014 in States and Democrats
Wisconsin's Democratic gubernatorial candidate copied large portions of her jobs plan from candidates in other states.

Obama's year of fear
Posted: September 18, 2014 in Democrats and National
Voters are rattled on several fronts, and that's bad news for Democrats.

GOP favorable ratings rise
Posted: September 18, 2014 in GOP and National
Americans' opinions of the Republican Party have grown more positive.

Why doesn't Obama back up his rhetoric?
Posted: September 18, 2014 in Democrats and Defense
The Obama administration's mixed messages are damaging global trust in America's reliability.

Is Dem foreign policy too vague?
Posted: September 18, 2014 in Defense and Democrats
President Obama's scheme to fight jihadists is filled with uncertainties and America's ultimate goal remains unclear.

Is Obama's response to jihadists incoherent?
Posted: September 18, 2014 in Defense and Democrats
The Obama administration still cannot offer a coherent description of the American response to jihadists, let alone a coherent strategy.

Should the US export crude oil?
Posted: September 18, 2014 in Economy and National
America is in a period of energy abundance, not scarcity, thanks to the domestic drilling boom.

Is Obama defying the Constitution?
Posted: September 18, 2014 in Defense and National
President Obama thinks congressional approval for war is optional.

Did EPA waste stimulus funds?
Posted: September 18, 2014 in National and Economy
Over 90% of EPA funding for a diesel reduction program paid for by the stimulus law was misspent.

Do conservatives run cities better?
Posted: September 17, 2014 in GOP and Economy
As Democratic-run cities across the country face fiscal calamity, America's conservative cities are showing that there's another way.

Mary Cheney's keynote at Log Cabin event
Posted: September 17, 2014 in GOP and National
Full text of the speech given at Log Cabin's Spirit of Lincoln dinner by the daughter of former VP Cheney.

Log Cabin announces Big Tent Tour
Posted: September 17, 2014 in GOP and States
Log Cabin Republicans announces the launch of its Big Tent Tour.

Log Cabin PAC announces endorsements
Posted: September 17, 2014 in GOP and National
Log Cabin issued its 1st wave of endorsements for its federal PAC.

Obama's lowest of lows
Posted: September 17, 2014 in Democrats and National
Polls by a variety of firms find record lows in the president's favorability, approval rating, handling of terrorism, and foreign policy.

Dems turn against DNC chairwoman
Posted: September 17, 2014 in Democrats and National
Rep. Wasserman Schultz [D-FL] spends more energy tending to her own political ambitions than helping Democrats.

Obama's foreign policy approval hits new low
Posted: September 17, 2014 in Democrats and Defense
President Obama's foreign policy approval rating is at an all-time low.

DOJ colludes with Dems on IRS leaks
Posted: September 17, 2014 in Taxes and Democrats
A Justice Department official offered conditional leaks of IRS documents to friendly reporters.

Are Landrieu's [D-LA] scandals catching up with her?
Posted: September 17, 2014 in States and Democrats
Sen. Landrieu [D-LA] charged taxpayers for 43 separate incidents of chartered travel to fundraisers and other campaign events.

ME Dem charged in sex crime
Posted: September 17, 2014 in Crime and Democrats
A Democratic Maine state representative allegedly had sex in a van at a park-and-ride lot.

Middle East experts babble on
Posted: September 17, 2014 in Taxes and Defense
Rarely have words that are devoid of any meaning or forensic value become so instantly imbued with definition and importance.

Beauprez [R-CO] leads by 10 points
Posted: September 17, 2014 in States and GOP
Republican Colorado gubernatorial challenger Beauprez has jumped ahead of Democratic Gov. Hickenlooper by 10 points.

Can Republicans win swing states?
Posted: September 17, 2014 in GOP and States
If Republicans only win on friendly turf, they could retake the majority, but without a mandate.

Will Scotland vote for chaos?
Posted: September 17, 2014 in World and Economy
A break-up of the UK would weaken Scotland and England, fueling political instability and nationalism across Europe.

Obama muddles America's Middle East mission
Posted: September 17, 2014 in Defense and Democrats
The president of the United States is a helpless cork bobbing on the waters, swept by currents too strong for him.

NJ Dem disbarred
Posted: September 17, 2014 in Crime and Democrats
A New Jersey Democratic former mayor spent 2 years in jail for accepting bribes from a corrupt developer.

China hacks military contractors
Posted: September 17, 2014 in Defense and National
China carried out almost a dozen successful hacker break-ins of computer networks belonging to US military contractors.

Will school choice help rural families?
Posted: September 17, 2014 in Education and National
There are more than enough schools to offer rural parents a choice to improve their children's education.

Who will help Ukraine?
Posted: September 17, 2014 in World and Defense
Ukraine is likely to remain alone in its existential struggle for freedom and sovereignty.

US House passes bills to rein in IRS
Posted: September 16, 2014 in Taxes and GOP
The US House passed 3 bills designed to address complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups.

Is the Dem War on Poverty a waste?
Posted: September 16, 2014 in Democrats and Economy
The present US poverty rate is almost exactly the same as it was in 1967, a few years after Democrats started their War on Poverty.

GHW Bush backs Perdue [R-GA] for US Senate
Posted: September 16, 2014 in Georgia and GOP
Former president George H.W. Bush gave his blessing to Perdue [R] in Georgia's US Senate race.

What does Dem health scheme mean for 2016 elections?
Posted: September 16, 2014 in Health and Democrats
New Democratic health scheme pricing, without a government guarantee, will be announced in the summer and fall of 2016.

Does Obama get anything right?
Posted: September 16, 2014 in Defense and Democrats
President Obama struggles to make the facts abroad fit his political narrative at home.

Dem health scheme costs jobs
Posted: September 16, 2014 in GOP and Economy
Businesses are cutting jobs due to the Democratic health scheme.

Capitalism is good for your health
Posted: September 16, 2014 in Economy and Health
Life expectancy for people from communist former East Germany has been increased by reunification.

Guilty CA Dem finally resigns
Posted: September 16, 2014 in Crime and Democrats
California state Sen. Wright [D] submitted his resignation after he was sentenced to 3 months in jail for election fraud.

Which agency will Dems politicize next?
Posted: September 16, 2014 in Democrats and National
Top EPA officials brag their fight against global warming puts them at the forefront of progressive national policy.

Did panting press make MO riots worse?
Posted: September 16, 2014 in Crime and States
The vast majority of St. Louis County, Missouri residents are giving the media low marks for their reporting on recent racial strife.

Where do socialists get economics wrong?
Posted: September 16, 2014 in Economy and World
Almost nothing in a socialist economist's book can be applied usefully to policymaking.

Court puts IN marriage ruling on hold
Posted: September 15, 2014 in Rights and States
The 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals approved a stay of a ruling against Indiana's marriage ban.

Jihadis already in US
Posted: September 15, 2014 in Defense and National
The mainstream press ignores Islamist jihad activity already happening in the US.

Global warming alarmism falls flat
Posted: September 15, 2014 in Economy and National
The global warming scare itself is the real threat to civilization.

Is Obama ignoring the Constitution again?
Posted: September 15, 2014 in Defense and Democrats
The Obama administration has not published a legal opinion attempting to justify the president's assertion of unilateral war-making authority.

Did Clinton [D-NY] aides withhold Benghazi Docs?
Posted: September 15, 2014 in Defense and Democrats
Secretary of State Clinton's [D-NY] aides hid damaging documents relating to the terrorist attacks on the US mission in Benghazi, Libya.

CA Dem sentenced to prison
Posted: September 15, 2014 in Crime and Democrats
California state Sen. Wright [D] was sentenced for his conviction on 8 felony counts over lying about where he lived when he ran for office.

What are Obama's biggest lies?
Posted: September 15, 2014 in Democrats and Georgia
5 lies illustrate just how much Obama's presidency is built on falsehoods.

Will Dems keep attacking free speech?
Posted: September 15, 2014 in Religion and Democrats
US Senate Democrats would restrict fundamental 1st Amendment rights in an election-year stunt.

Will Obama ignore Congress again?
Posted: September 15, 2014 in Defense and Democrats
There are compelling policy and political reasons to get Congress's approval for war against Islamist terrorists.

Why are Dems losing?
Posted: September 15, 2014 in Democrats and National
All indications are that Democrats are headed for a trouncing at the hands of Republicans in this year's elections.

Who loses if Scotland secedes?
Posted: September 15, 2014 in World
Scotland does not need to tear itself away from its neighbors to manage its differences with them.

GOP has edge on immigration
Posted: September 15, 2014 in GOP and National
Nearly 2/3 of likely voters in battleground races this fall disapprove of President Obama's handling of immigration.

Can the Arab world reform?
Posted: September 15, 2014 in World and Defense
If the US does nothing, the Arab world will continue its slide into sectarian bigotry, political repression, and madness.

What's the easiest way to stop tax inversions?
Posted: September 15, 2014 in Taxes and National
The US is the only major country that levies corporate taxes on worldwide income.

Republicans keep discipline ahead of elections
Posted: September 15, 2014 in GOP and National
The Republican Party's recruitment of strong candidates has resulted in no serious gaffes.

Has Obama made race relations worse?
Posted: September 15, 2014 in Democrats and National
Only 6% of voters in battleground elections this fall say race relations have improved under the 1st African-American president.

Will Venezuela get a UN Security Council seat?
Posted: September 15, 2014 in World and Economy
Virtually every index of life in Venezuela has gone from bad to worse.

Is Obama's team about to mutiny?
Posted: September 14, 2014 in Democrats and Georgia
It seems unlikely the president himself initiated the punt on immigration or the about-face on military action in Iraq.

Is the Dem coalition cracking up?
Posted: September 14, 2014 in Democrats and National
The Democratic Party is under intense scrutiny as the country heads into the midterm elections.

Is Obama sinking?
Posted: September 14, 2014 in Defense and Democrats
President Obama's disjointed speech wasn't really about terrorism and launching a new war; it was about saving his presidency.

Is Obama living in a fantasy world?
Posted: September 14, 2014 in Democrats and Defense
Even in his most confident moments, President Obama falls into wish-it-were-true statements.

Is Obama incapable of management?
Posted: September 14, 2014 in Democrats and National
President Obama hasn't successfully parlayed the skill to get elected into effective leadership.

The Balkanization of Europe
Posted: September 14, 2014 in World
The prospect of Scottish independence raises fears in Europe that it could inflame other separatist movements.

NYC Dem reduces counter-terrorism programs
Posted: September 13, 2014 in Defense and Democrats
New York City's Democratic mayor may have undermined the effectiveness of his police department's counter-terrorism operations.

Landrieu [D-LA] billed taxpayers for charter flights
Posted: September 13, 2014 in States and Democrats
Sen. Landrieu [D-LA] improperly used $33.7K in taxpayers' money to pay for 43 charter flights.

Court OKs WI voter ID law
Posted: September 13, 2014 in States and GOP
Wisconsin can enforce a new voter identification law in this November's election.

Deal [R] leads GA governor polls
Posted: September 13, 2014 in Georgia and Education
Gov. Deal [R-GA] leads polls for re-election against his Democratic opponent.

Will government monopolize credit?
Posted: September 13, 2014 in Economy and National
The financial system and credit allocation in the US have been becoming progressively centralized under big government.

Mob rule is bad economics
Posted: September 13, 2014 in Economy and National
Both private and government decisions are increasingly determined by mob rule.

Negotiating with terrorists encourages terrorism
Posted: September 13, 2014 in Defense and World
European governments pay ransoms terrorists use to finance recruitment, training, and arms purchases.

Does China want war with Japan?
Posted: September 13, 2014 in World and Defense
A majority of Chinese believe their country will go to war with Japan in the future.

Reagan did far better on jobs and growth
Posted: September 12, 2014 in Economy and GOP
Charting President Obama's and Reagan's job-creation against US population makes the economic picture look even worse for Obama.

Why hasn't the housing market recovered?
Posted: September 12, 2014 in Economy and National
The markets for both new and existing homes remain a fraction of their former selves.

Did President Obama just surrender?
Posted: September 12, 2014 in Defense and Democrats
President Obama still doesn't know how to avoid telegraphing weakness even as he seeks to project strength.

Will you lose your work heath insurance?
Posted: September 12, 2014 in Health and Democrats
More and more employers are considering shifting their workers onto private health exchanges.

Has Obama lost confidence?
Posted: September 12, 2014 in Democrats and National
Americans have lost confidence in Obama's leadership and the job he is doing as president.

Will Scotland quit the UK?
Posted: September 12, 2014 in World
Scotland's best interests lie not in creating division but in continuing in the Union.

GOP has advantage in midterm elections
Posted: September 12, 2014 in GOP and National
Independents are twice as likely to say they would back the Republican over the Democrat.

Why won't Turkey help fight terrorists?
Posted: September 12, 2014 in World and Defense
Turkey is undermining the American strategy to strike back against Iraqi terrorists.

Dems' tax inversion flop
Posted: September 12, 2014 in States and Democrats
The Obama administration's possible tax inversion reactions could make the problem worse, be illegal, or wouldn't have much effect at all.

Has Ukraine surrendered?
Posted: September 12, 2014 in World and Defense
Russia has gotten everything it wants while Ukrainians are still dying.

Supreme Court to review marriage cases
Posted: September 11, 2014 in Rights and National
The US Supreme Court could agree to hear one or more marriage cases this winter, deny them all, or delay its decision.

Judge strikes down OH limits on free speech
Posted: September 11, 2014 in States and Rights
Voters, not the government, should decide what the political truth is.

Marriage plaintiffs endorse Wehby [R-OR]
Posted: September 11, 2014 in Rights and States
Republican US Senate candidate Wehby [OR] courted marriage plaintiffs to win their endorsement.

Republicans block Dem attack on free speech
Posted: September 11, 2014 in Rights and National
US Senate Republicans have defeated a Democratic-written constitutional amendment that would have repealed parts of the 1st Amendment.

Judge upholds NJ ban on anti-gay therapy
Posted: September 11, 2014 in Rights and States
A federal appeals court on upheld New Jersey's ban on counseling intended to change the sexual orientation of gay or lesbian children.

America commemorates 13th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks
Posted: September 11, 2014 in National and Defense
America marked the 13th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks at the 3 sites where terrorists crashed 4 hijacked jetliners.

Republicans better against terrorism
Posted: September 11, 2014 in Defense and GOP
Republicans are better able to protect the US from terrorism and military threats.

A speech is not a strategy
Posted: September 11, 2014 in Defense and Democrats
Many questions remain about the way in which the president intends to act against Islamist terrorists.

MO lawmakers expand gun rights
Posted: September 11, 2014 in Rights and States
A new Missouri law will allow specially trained school employees to carry concealed guns on campuses.

Obama vs. Obama
Posted: September 11, 2014 in Defense and Democrats
President Obama has said many contradictory things about the fight against terrorism.

Was Bush right about Iraqi terrorists?
Posted: September 11, 2014 in Defense and World
President Bush warned about what would happen if the US withdrew troops from Iraq too soon.

Is Obama in over his head?
Posted: September 11, 2014 in Democrats and National
President Obama doesn't understand the fundamentals of the chief executive job.

Is Holder [D-DC] trying to protect the IRS?
Posted: September 11, 2014 in Taxes and Democrats
Attorney General Holder's [D-DC] Department of Justice is seeking to help the IRS and the Democrats protecting the IRS.

OH Dem to be sentenced in bribery case
Posted: September 11, 2014 in Crime and Democrats
A Democratic aide pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy charges in a kickback scheme he operated out of the Ohio treasurer's office.

Russia's secret war
Posted: September 11, 2014 in World and Defense
Russians recoil from reports about secret funerals of soldiers killed in Ukraine.

Dems' extremism on display
Posted: September 11, 2014 in Democrats and Rights
US Senate Democrats tried to radically shrink 1st Amendment protection of political speech.

American people are consistent in foreign policy views
Posted: September 11, 2014 in National and Defense
Americans, for most of the 20th and 21st centuries, have been remarkably consistent in their foreign policy views.

Are Dems failing to scare voters?
Posted: September 11, 2014 in GOP and Democrats
Few people are worried about a Republican-controlled US Senate.

Did WI schools violate law?
Posted: September 11, 2014 in States and Education
Wisconsin school officials are accused of violated a law barring public employers from collectively bargaining with workers.

Ukraine president invited to address Congress
Posted: September 11, 2014 in Taxes and National
Ukrainian President Poroshenko has been invited to address a joint meeting of the US Congress.

Full text of Obama's ISIL speech
Posted: September 11, 2014 in Defense and Taxes
President Obama delivered remarks on ISIL.

Are liberal campuses a cult?
Posted: September 10, 2014 in Education and Rights
Open discussion and debate is no longer the preferred method for dealing with disagreements on campus.

GA Dem group hit with fraud allegations
Posted: September 10, 2014 in Georgia and Crime
Voter registration fraud allegations have been leveled against a Georgia Democratic group.

US House condemns Obama for prisoner swap
Posted: September 10, 2014 in Defense and National
The US House of Representatives formally condemned President Obama for swapping a deserter for 5 terrorists.

Are Reid's [D-NV] priorities backwards?
Posted: September 10, 2014 in Democrats and Rights
Sen. Reid's [D-NV] 1st order of business is a constitutional amendment that would repeal the 1st Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech.

What comes after Obama?
Posted: September 10, 2014 in National and Democrats
There will likely be a limited call for anything that looks like a 3rd Obama term come 2016.

Is Dem foreign policy doomed?
Posted: September 10, 2014 in Defense and Democrats
Democrats' foreign policy consists of errors, missteps, alienation, scandals, half measures, unfulfilled promises, and outright failures.

Where's Russia's next land grab?
Posted: September 10, 2014 in World and Defense
Russia has routinely supported secessionists in bordering states, to coerce those states into accepting its dictates.

What damages Obama's presidency most?
Posted: September 10, 2014 in Democrats and National
The president has prioritized short-term politics over sound policy.

UT Dems attack Love [R]
Posted: September 10, 2014 in States and Democrats
Utah Democrats have launched a late-in-the-campaign attack on GOP congressional candidate Love.

Will big government crush the US economy?
Posted: September 10, 2014 in Economy and National
The US deficit has only dropped so far, because it rose so high.

Dems pull sketchy ads
Posted: September 10, 2014 in Democrats and National
2 Democratic gubernatorial candidates pulled campaign ads after actors used in the TV spots were found to have sketchy pasts.

Dem health scheme's part-time nation
Posted: September 10, 2014 in Health and Democrats
The Democratic health scheme creates perverse incentives for employers to shed full-time workers and for the unemployed to remain that way.

Will Europe go wobbly on Ukraine?
Posted: September 10, 2014 in World and Defense
Russia has tried hard to divide the Western alliance and make it look impotent.

Did Obama let terrorists regroup?
Posted: September 10, 2014 in Defense and National
The US took its eye off the terror threat during President Obama's watch.

Why don't Dems like free speech?
Posted: September 10, 2014 in Democrats and Rights
Democrats want to protect only that speech they agree with.

NLRB acts like a union subsidiary
Posted: September 10, 2014 in Democrats and Economy
A Pennsylvania judge accused a federal labor arbiter of acting as an extension of a powerful labor union.

NY Dems vote for indicted candidate
Posted: September 10, 2014 in Democrats and Crime
An indicted New York Democrat easily defeated 3 primary challengers despite a looming trial on federal embezzlement charges.