Why Obama So Dislikes Netanyahu

There is no question about whether President Obama — along with Secretary of State John Kerry and the editorial pages of many newspapers — has a particular dislike of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But there is another question: Why? And the answer is due to an important rule of life that too few people…

Best of Times or Worst of Times?

Last week, John Kerry seemed to be auditioning for the role of Dr. Pangloss. Despite jihadi violence across the Middle East and ISIS terror in Iraq and Syria, Kerry told Congress, we live in “a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally — less deaths, less violent…

The Most Busted Man in America

Only a couple of months have gone by in this sparkling new 2015, and hopefully this breaking-in period has gone well for you. If things have been less than peachy, even pretty awful, there is a silver lining: at least you aren’t Brian Williams. (If it so happens you are Brian Williams, you should stop…

Rudy Giuliani Throws GOP Into Tailspin; So Says Media

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When former New York mayor and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani told a crowd earlier this week that he doesn’t believe President Obama loves the United States, the media response was strong. It was also warranted. Giuliani, after all, is a notable national figure. Though he’s retired from public service, he remains a distinguished presence and…

Will the GOP Capitulate Again?

“Free trade results in giving our money, our manufactures, and our markets to other nations,” warned the Republican Senator from Ohio and future President William McKinley in 1892. “Thank God I am not a free-trader,” echoed the rising Empire State Republican and future President Theodore Roosevelt. Those were the voices of a Republican Party that…

The President’s Anti-‘Islamic’ Crusade

When he leaves office in 23 months, President Obama might consider a career in construction. Why? Because few leaders have ever been quite so proficient at building straw men. The president's latest edifice was constructed Wednesday, when he proudly declared, "We are not at war with Islam." Of course, no responsible person has ever claimed…

The President’s Anti-‘Islamic’ Crusade

When he leaves office in 23 months, President Obama might consider a career in construction. Why? Because few leaders have ever been quite so proficient at building straw men. The president's latest edifice was constructed Wednesday, when he proudly declared, "We are not at war with Islam." Of course, no responsible person has ever claimed…

Imagine if ‘Frisky’ Joe Biden Were a Republican

Frisky Joe Biden

It’s nothing new that Democratic politicians don’t face the same level of media scrutiny as their Republican counterparts. There’s been a clear double standard for decades when it comes to covering the actions and behaviors of the political right vs the political left. Sometimes that double standard is fairly subtle, like when Republican candidates are…