One of the most oft-heard claims made by supporters of Hillary Clinton is what a positive role model she would be for young girls as president.
They say: "Then, my daughters will know that nothing is to too great for them to aspire to. A woman can indeed be president of the United States."
So goes the argument.
According to the latest ...Read more
The prize quote of this incendiary political year may go to Hillary Clinton. In response to Donald Trump's charge that the Clintons set up a pay-for-play arrangement that granted big contributors access to Clinton while she was secretary of state, Hillary Clinton said, "My work as secretary of state was not influenced by any outside forces. I ...Read more
The debacle that is U.S. Syria policy is today on naked display.
NATO ally Turkey and U.S.-backed Arab rebels this weekend attacked our most effective allies against ISIS, the Syrian Kurds.
Earlier in August, U.S. planes threatened to shoot down Syrian planes over Hasakeh, and our Iraq-Syria war commander, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, issued a...Read more
"Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians." Those were the words of Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Union's European Commission, at the Alpbach Media Academy last Monday.
Nonsense, most readers will surely think, in numbers going far beyond the legions of Americans dismayed with the choices they face in this year'...Read more
We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic "leaders" caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of bullying students that it is a long overdue surprise to see a sign that at least one major university has shown some backbone.
Dr. Robert J. Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, has spoken out ...Read more
Why would a country with the world's largest Jewish population, outside of Israel, admit large numbers of immigrants from countries where hatred of Jews has been taught to their people from earliest childhood?
This question is ultimately not about Muslims and Jews. It is about discussing immigrants in the abstract, rather than in terms of the...Read more
Mr. President, you're doin' a heckuva job. Which is what another president -- George W. Bush -- told his man on the scene before the political roof fell in after Katrina struck New Orleans. But if truth be told, as it often isn't in politics, the bayou state doesn't need more feel-good statements after a natural disaster. Not after it's been ...Read more
Comedy Central frustrated racial bean counters across America when it abruptly canceled "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" for the obvious reason: It "hasn't resonated." Its ratings were terrible, and nothing it aired went viral. It was a desperate stretch when one Wilmore staffer described their audience as "small, but (mighty)."
A lack of ...Read more
Fenton's DeathS. Elizabeth
Emm and Francine grew up with Fenton. He was their neighbor, best friend and big brother all in one. Fenton thought he loved both his friends equally but one day as a young man he realized he had to make a choice. But what would his choice do to the 3. And then...Fenton died. Fenton's Death ...
Terry McAuliffe is a Hillary Clinton pal. He fronted $1.3 million for her house in Chappaqua, New York. We should all have such friends. Thanks to the Republicans who shut down the government in 2013, McAuliffe is now the governor of Virginia, a swing state, and thus in a position to help Clinton get another house -- on Pennsylvania Avenue.
WASHINGTON -- Bernie Sanders never understood the epic quality of the Clinton scandals. In his first debate, he famously dismissed the email issue, it being beneath the dignity of a great revolutionary to deal in things so tawdry and straightforward.
Sanders failed to understand that Clinton scandals are sprawling, multilayered, complex things....Read more
Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption, thereby continuing a family tradition.
For consider what the Associated Press reported this week:
The surest way for a person with private interests to get a meeting with ...Read more
Is the political map, so familiar that even non-pundits offhandedly refer to red, blue and purple states, changing before our eyes? Yes, at least to a limited extent -- and it's probably about time.
The political map has been pretty static for almost two decades, the longest since the 1880s. In the last four presidential elections 40 states and...Read more
Have you noticed? There's a classic American short story every day in the paper. It can be found in the small type of the classified ads under the Personals, and its author could be a combination of Miss Lonelyhearts, Flannery O'Connor and one of today's evangelists seeking to spread the Word. Why? For love or money or maybe a mix of both.
The ...Read more
Actor-playboy Leonardo DiCaprio walked away from a fender bender in the Hamptons this weekend without a scratch.
But the outspoken liberal should not escape unscathed from his train wreck of high-dollar financial dealings with donors and businessmen in one of world's most rotten regimes.
Forget about the saving the environment, son. Clean up ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Did Donald Trump really just do a total flip-flop on immigration? No, I don't believe he did.
I think the elite media in New York and Washington are once again showing that they don't understand the immigration issue well enough to report on it honestly, clearly and comprehensively. This is a topic full of complexity and nuance, ...Read more
The media coverage of the presidential race is so tilted to the Democrats that even liberal analysts feel obliged to declare it. USA Today media columnist Michael Wolff asserted that this campaign isn't between Trump and Clinton. It's between Trump and the media that have turned against him in a big way.
During the Republican primaries they ...Read more
Dennis Prager is off. The following is a column by Stephen Moore.
I asked a successful businessman the other day what he thought about Donald Trump. He turned his thumb down. Wow. "Are you going to vote for Hillary?" I asked with trepidation. "Of course not," he replied, almost insulted by the question. "I understand the concept of a ...Read more
Victims aren't always virtuous. That's a sad lesson that people learn from life. Human beings have a benign instinct to help those who are hurt through no cause of their own. But those they help don't always turn out to be very grateful.
And sometimes it's hard to be sure just who the victim is. The most heavily publicized and violence-...Read more