NEW YORK -- Free-marketeers who are in tears about Donald J. Trump’s pending presidential nomination should heed the wisdom of the Beatles: “Take a sad song and make it better.” Trump’s policy agenda remains largely unwritten. While he has detailed solutions on immigration, taxes and health care, Trump has left many issues untouched. This is a problem, but also an opportunity.
With Obama’s gas tank now less than one-eighth full, it’s amazing where he has taken black Americans. It’s been a long ride in reverse. Liberal black broadcaster Tavis Smiley criticizes...
NEW YORK -- At last, a western leader is at war with radical Islam. Too bad it is not Obama. Leave it to a French socialist, namely President Francois Hollande, to take the battle to ISIS. “It’s an act of war,” he declared, soon after the terrorist group’s deadly rampage killed 132 and wounded 352 others, 99 of them critically.
Finally. Prominent Muslim officials are standing up and telling radical Muslims to stop their madness, lay down their weapons and join the 21st century. Just days after militant-Islamic terrorists turned Charlie Hebdo’s Paris newsroom into a killing field, the mayor of Rotterdam offered choice words to many of his fellow Muslims in Holland. “It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom,” Ahmed Aboutaleb told the Dutch TV program Nieuwsuur (Newshour). “But if you don’t like freedom, for heaven’s sake pack your bags and leave.
Obama should learn from the late, great Godfather of Soul. As James Brown once sang: “Get up. Get into it. Get involved.” Obama is hopelessly lost, adrift, dazed and confused. Obama seems eerily detached from events. As NBC’s Brian Williams noted Tuesday, Americans have “the sensation right about now that our world is falling apart.” Yet Obama blissfully bounces from putting greens to fundraising galas as if Earth couldn’t be better. In a case of he said/he said, Obama on Wednesday explained his hope to “degrade and destroy” ISIS, as one would attack a malignant pancreatic tumor.
Modern liberalism has little to do with sticking up for the little guy or comforting the poor. It’s all about telling people what to do — around the clock. Amplifying the efforts of the often busybody Bush administration, Obama has replaced Uncle Sam with a giant millipede whose spindly limbs reach everywhere.
“Barack Obama is really the president Richard Nixon always wanted to be. He’s been allowed to act unilaterally in a way that we fought for so many decades.” So said George Washington University Law School Professor Jonathan Turley on the Fox News Channel’s Hannity program Tuesday night. Turley is no Clarence Thomas conservative. He is a liberal, yet one who believes that government should obey the rule of law.
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling deserves the nation’s thanks for only one thing: reminding Americans how real racism looks. The word “racism” gets tossed around like confetti these days, usually by Democrats seeking to cripple Republicans with one of the ugliest possible accusations. The falsehood of such charges rarely slows their deployment. Consider U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.
Are gay people “born that way” or is it “a choice?” Who gives a damn? That first question agitates some people — as liberal commenter Ezra Klein now knows. He recently hired Brandon Ambrosino for his new website, vox.com. Ambrosino is a 23-year-old gay man. But that does not satisfy the gay Left. Ambrosino, who attended the late Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University, believes that choice may influence sexuality. “Many people do feel as if their sexuality is something they were born with,” Ambrosino wrote in The New Republic.
Do monsters get any meaner than Godzilla and King Kong? You bet! Charles and David Koch are ginormous and superbad. Just ask Senate Democrat leader Harry Reid. “These two brothers,” the Nevadan said February 26 on the Senate floor “are about as un-American as anyone that I can imagine.” Hedge fund billionaire and Democrat campaign contributor Tom Steyer told this month’s Men’s Journal that David Koch is “just a famously evil person!” “They make up the heart and the thinking in the minds of those who would belong to the Ku Klux Klan,” singer/activist Harry Belafonte fumed last November.