The C.I.A. has admitted spying on Senate investigators.
The C.I.A. has admitted spying on Senate investigators.
Once again, the Tea Party has gotten the best of House GOP Leadership.
Your tax dollars, not at work.
The folks at the Nomen Global Language Center are not that adept with the local language. Paul Rolly reports for the Salt Lake Tribune: Homophones, as any English grammarian can tell you, are words that sound the same but have different meanings and often different spellings — such as be and bee, through and threw, […]
The usual suspects are blocking any action at all on the border crisis.
Notwithstanding the hype, there’s one very big reason why the idea of Elizabeth Warren as a viable candidate for President doesn’t make much sense.
To our south, the nation of Argentina has just defaulted on billions of dollars in loans thanks largely to a dispute with at U.S. hedge fund: The hedge fund firm of billionaire Paul E. Singer has about 300 employees, yet it has managed to force Argentina, a nation of 41 million people, into a position where it […]
Scottish independence may be more likely than many think.
According to some reports, President Obama may be about to make an end run around Congressional inaction on immigration reform.
The Israeli public if overwhelmingly behind the war in Gaza, and that means it will probably continue for awhile.
The U.S. and Europe have announced a new round of sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, but it’s not clear that the Russians will be motivated to change course.
The last surviving member of the crew that piloted the Enola Gay on August 6, 1945 when it dropped the first atomic bomb used in war in history on Hiroshima, Japan, has died at the age of 93: Theodore (Dutch) Van Kirk, the navigator and last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay, the B-29 […]
The trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife opened yesterday, and it sounded more like a soap opera than a legal proceeding.
Republicans are dismissing talk of impeachment as a Democratic fundraising ploy, but it may be they are protesting just a bit too much.
A Federal Appeals Court has rejected a challenge to Obamacare based on a somewhat obscure provision of the Constitution.
LTG Michael Flynn says the United States is no safer after 13 years of war
The American people don’t want to turn those migrant children from Central America away after all.
In November, voters in Florida will be voting on a referendum on whether or not to legalize marijuana for medicinal uses, but a new poll indicates that a majority of Floridians support full legalization already: A majority of Florida voters support legalization of recreational marijuana, a new poll says. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, 55 […]
Another Circuit Court of Appeals has weighed in on the marriage equality debate.
The Hobby Lobby decision could end up motivating women voters to turn out to vote against Republicans in the fall.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been at the center of many of the “Establishment v. Tea Party” battles that we’ve seen during the 2014 primary season, generally backing incumbents and candidates closer to the traditional idea of Republican conservatism over candidates supported by Tea Party groups and national organizations such as FreedomWorks. The Chamber […]
In a logical extension of the Supreme Court’s decision in D.C. v. Heller, a Federal Judge has struck down D.C.’s law barring people from carrying handguns in public.
Fairly or not, the President has created the impression that he is not a good leader, and there’s not much he can do about it at this point.
Sarah Palin is launching her own online channel: Sarah Palin says she’s fed up with traditional news media outlets. So she’s starting her own online channel. In a Sunday video, the former Republican vice presidential nominee announced the Sarah Palin Channel, a subscription-based Web site that she says will offer news, video chats with her and […]
In an interview yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise refused to rule out the idea of impeaching President Obama: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Sunday repeatedly declined to give a straight answer on whether he would support impeaching President Obama. Even in the relatively friendly confines of Fox News […]
What the West does in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine is largely up to Europe, not the United States.
As Afghanistan’s political factions continue to squabble, there are some indications that the Taliban are having some success on the battlefield: MAHMUD RAQI, Afghanistan — Taliban fighters are scoring early gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain […]
The Grey Lady sees the light on a major part of the War On Drugs.
A new poll shows that Americans are divided over Israel’s actions in Gaza, but this most likely will not impact relations between the two countries.
Add Libya to the list of the world’s trouble spots.
It was just about two weeks ago that the various political faction in Afghanistan seemingly resolved the crisis that had developed in the wake of a Presidential election that was clouded in allegations of fraud with a political deal that would result in changes to the way Afghanistan’s government works. Now, though, it appears that […]
My latest for RealClearDefense: “Senator Walsh’s Unrepresentative Black Mark on Professional Military Education”
Our laws and social norms have not caught up to modern life.
The South and Southwest have a much higher military enlistment rate than the Northeast.
Hopes for a temporary respite in the Gaza conflict faded away today.
Just about two years ago, we dodged a bullet. We might not be so lucky next time.
Wikipedia is blocking Congressional IP Addresses from editing Wikipedia articles: Wikipedia administrators have imposed a ban on page edits from computers at the US House of Representatives, following “persistent disruptive editing”. The 10-day block comes after anonymous changes were made to entries on politicians and businesses, as well as events like the Kennedy assassination. The […]
Once again the GOP finds itself on the wrong side of public opinion.
Ticket collectors at Southwest Airlines are our first line of defense.
My latest for War on the Rocks: “Don’t Believe Everything You Read in the Papers.”
I heard this on the way in to work this morning: Frank Caliendo reads LeBron James’ “letter” explaining why he chose to go back to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the voice of Morgan Freeman’s “Shawshank Redemption” character. My familiarity with Caliendo was from the often lame bits he did on the Fox NFL pregame show […]