5 Taliban Commanders for 1 American Charged with Desertion

Last year, without consulting Congress, President Obama made a controversial deal. He traded one American soldier held by the Taliban for five Taliban commanders who had been held at Guantanamo. The sRead Post

If You Think the Pacific Ocean is Next to New York, Should You Be Allowed to Vote?

Now, from the man whose greatest policy achievement so far has been mandatory health, comes a new idea: mandatory voting. At a town hall meeting in ClRead Post

Would You Like Some Talk About Race in America With Your Latte?

Starbucks is an immensely successful company at least in part because they appeal to a supposedly hip customer base that’s willing to pay more for aRead Post

Hillary Clinton and My Crystal Ball

I have looked into my 2016 presidential election crystal ball and what I saw is scary. I saw the so-called mainstream media covering the GOP conventioRead Post

Another Dopey Remark from Dr. Ben Carson

I am never surprised when stupid people say stupid things but am always fascinated when smart people say stupid things. I have Dr. Ben Carson in mind.Read Post

Why is Liberal Opinion Journalism So Breathtakingly … Unsuccessful?

In the last six presidential elections, going all the way back to Bill Clinton’s first victory in 1992, the more liberal candidate won in the populaRead Post

Who Do You Believe:  Kerry or Clapper?

Good news, everybody! We’re safer today than ever before.  And by “ever before” I mean anytime since the beginning of time. So relax. Breathe eRead Post

My Interview with a Putin Critic Shot Dead Near the Kremlin

In the fall of 2013, I went to Russia to report a story on the Sochi Olympics for the HBO program Real Sports. After visiting Sochi, I went to Moscow Read Post

In what has been called the “Catholic moment” in America, in the late 1940s and 1950s, CRead Post

It is far easier for an individual to do great evil than to do great good. That the world isn’Read Post

It’s Got to Be Hard to Be Angela Merkel

I love the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. One of my favorite scenes comes after Murray’Read Post

The forces that do not want a U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, nor any U.S. detente with Iran, are impreRead Post

American Jews on the left were beside themselves last week. Israel’s Jews did something that uRead Post

In November 1956, President Eisenhower, enraged he had not been forewarned of their invasion of EgypRead Post

Conservative Ugliness on Homosexuality

Back in 2012, in the run-up to the November election, I decided it was time for me to get more politRead Post

"I was wrong." Those three words are not easy for most of us to say; for some people it'Read Post

Two weeks ago, a group of students at the University of California at Irvine removed a U.S. flag froRead Post

"Slimy" … "dangerous" … "bad news." Those were a few of the deroRead Post

Though “Bibi” Netanyahu won re-election last week, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Read Post