The Accidental President Who Wore Power Lightly

Within 17 days in the autumn of 1975 — first in Sacramento, then in San Francisco — two separate handgun-wielding women attempted to assassinate the president. Had either succeeded, ... Continue Reading →

The Carnivores Of Civil Liberties

wAfter a landslide loss in the 1972 presidential election, the Democratic Party was resuscitated the following year by the Watergate scandal. The destruction of the Nixon presidency ... Continue Reading →

Roseanne's Spontaneous Combustion

Who knew we would look back at Roseanne Barr’s crotch-grabbing massacre of the national anthem in 1990 and see a mere flesh wound on her career? She embarrassed herself, mocking ... Continue Reading →

Why Fire Her And Protect People Like Maher, Olbermann And Sharpton

Roseanne Barr lost her new television show. X Barr, in a tweet about Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, said of Jarrett: “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” ... Continue Reading →

Venezuela Can Return To Prosperity By Ending Its Awful Socialist Experiment

Venezuela trudged further down its road to serfdom when a sham election on May 20 returned Nicolas Maduro to the presidency for another six-year term. Venezuela’s experiment ... Continue Reading →

Trump’s China Trade Policy Has Been Terrible

President Trump’s education in global trade continues. Not long ago, he declared that trade wars “are good and easy to win.” He knows better now. The administration’s ... Continue Reading →

Trump Stokes The Republican Populism That Taft Resisted

No elaborate catechism is required to determine if someone is a conservative. A single question, as simple as it is infallible, suffices: For whom would you have voted in the presidential ... Continue Reading →

Partial Dodd-Frank Reform Is Good, Total Repeal Is Better

Dodd-Frank: The repeal of President Obama’s signature financial reform effort by a bipartisan 258-159 margin is a big victory for President Trump. But, while reformed, Dodd-Frank ... Continue Reading →

Just How Serious Is Obama Administration Spying On Trump Campaign?

“F. B. I. Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims,” read the headline on a lengthy New York Times story May 18. X “The ... Continue Reading →

Why Did Obama Administration Spy On Trump Campaign? Was It Politics, Or Fear Of Russian Meddling?

SpyGate: Did the Obama administration spy on the Donald Trump campaign because it feared Russian hacking of the 2016 election? Or was it merely a smokescreen to cover up the real ... Continue Reading →