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Joe Biden leaves the door open for yet another run at president

WASHINGTON — With a leaderless Democratic Party still trying to pick up the pieces from its shocking defeat at Donald Trump’s hands in 2016, it is looking to next year’s congressional elections for a comeback as a prelude to the next presidential election. But with Barack Obama in ...

Silence on Sleaze-Bob Menendez

The verdict is in. I pronounce Democrat leaders, left-wing feminists and Beltway journalists guilty of gross negligence and hypocrisy over a dirty rotten sleazeball in their midst. For the past 11 weeks, Bob Menendez has been on trial for 18 counts of bribery, fraud and corruption involving ...

When racial hoaxes make news

The liberal narrative on President Donald Trump assumes his election is evidence that America is returning to its racist roots. In the angst-ridden aftermath, the media found vindication by reporting all kinds of “hate crime” incidents, lurching so eagerly that they fell for a few that ...

What if government steals liberty, fails to deliver Safety?

What if the government doesn’t really deliver for us? What if its failures to protect our lives, liberties and property are glaring? What if nothing changes after these failures? What if the National Security Agency — the federal government’s domestic spying apparatus — has convinced ...

Will President Trump lose Congress?

Tuesday’s election results suggest that Democrats have a reasonable chance of winning control of the House in 2018. If that happens, Donald Trump would become the fourth consecutive president to enter the White House with his party in control of Congress and then lose Congress during his ...

There is no ‘without Trump’

Ed Gillespie went from potential vindicator of Trumpism to “cuckservative” in the space of a couple of hours. The Virginia Republican, campaigning in a treacherous political environment defined by an unpopular president of his own party, ran the only race he reasonably could. He ...

The corruption of faith

When Jim Zeigler, the state auditor of Alabama, invoked the Bible to defend Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore against allegations that he had inappropriate contact with underage girls while single and in his 30s (which Moore has sort of denied), it signaled perhaps the final stage in the ...

An ICE agent’s difficult quest for justice

“Betrayed.’’ Victor Avila is a survivor. Soft-spoken but iron-willed, he dedicated his life to law enforcement and to his country. Yet, the feds are now fighting tooth and nail to bury the full truth about the 2011 ambush by Los Zetas drug cartel thugs in Mexico that left him ...

First ‘Pre-mortem’ of the 2018 elections

American voters, almost invariably dissatisfied with the political status quo, generally endorse change. In 2016, Donald Trump was certainly the candidate of change, and Hillary Clinton, seeking a third consecutive Democratic term in the White House, represented continuity. Voters’ enthusiasm ...

Moore supporters chalk up scandal to conspiracy

I’ll cut to the chase: I think Roy Moore did it. And I can predict what Moore supporters will say: “Of course you would believe that!” After all, I called for conservatives to repudiate Moore, the Alabama Republican candidate for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, before the ...

Blocking of full JFK files release prolongs agony

President Trump found “So interesting!” some of the JFK files scheduled to be released to the National Archives several weeks ago — but apparently not interesting enough to permit the full release of some 30,000 documents that the Assassination Records Review Board had cleared for public ...

Scrooge Returns: ‘Tax the free-loaders’

It's true that forty-seven percent of Americans pay no federal income taxes. Unfortunately, this truth has created a widespread myth that this fact somehow makes them free-loaders. Hardly, at least not according to the Internal Revenue Service. Here's what Paul Harvey would call "Page 2, The ...

Hillary and Bill Clinton: Houdini act is unparalleled

How do they do it? I am not the first to compare the Clintons to Harry Houdini, the great magician and escape artist, but Bill and Hillary make him look like a rank amateur. No law seems to touch them. No regulation seems to control them. No prosecutor wants to take the risk of holding ...

Alabama’s Roy Moore loses badly in the ‘he said/she said’ argument

Roy Moore’s reputation depends on denying that he dated teenage girls as a grown man, and yet he can’t quite bring himself to do it. The Alabama Republican’s campaign for the Senate has been rocked by allegations of sexual improprieties with underage girls. While he’s denied the worst ...

Rolling Stone: Sacred text of the Left?

On Nov. 9, Rolling Stone magazine celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first issue, published in the hippie Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco. True to form, liberal journalists — who claim to care so deeply about the menace of fake reporting — honored founder Jann Wenner and ...

Politics is about addition, not subtraction

I don’t know who first said it (the internet offers many possibilities), but it’s an iron law of politics, not just democracy. You gain power by adding forces to your coalition, and you lose power by subtracting forces from your coalition. That’s the lesson of the recent election ...

With Teladoc, doctor will see you now – really!

If you’re tired of the dysfunction in Washington — the backbiting, the questioning of motives, the failure to agree on much of anything, the one-upmanship, the allegations about a “stolen” presidential election, Russian “collusion,” the posturing and boorish behavior, how about ...

Black-on-Black racism at Cornell

A Rasmussen poll taken in 2013 asked American adults, “Are most white Americans racist?” “Are most Hispanic Americans racist?” and “Are most black Americans racist?” Of the three groups, the winner was blacks. Thirty-seven percent said most blacks were racist; 18 percent felt ...

The founding ideal of America are still worth fighting for

These are tough times to be optimistic about America. Terror attacks in New York City, mass shootings in Las Vegas and campus violence against targeted speakers fill the news. Rather than addressing the problems, partisan politicos act as if each tragedy is merely a platform for their own ...

Bama can win at football, but not at Senate race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — But for the bomb, the four would be in their 60s, probably grandmothers. Three were 14 and one was 11 in 1963 when the blast killed them in the 16th Street Baptist Church, which is four blocks from the law office of Doug Jones, who then was 9. He was born in May 1954, 13 ...