"Ultimately," contends Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), the next Israeli government "is going to have to put us back on a path to have a Palestinian state. That's not easy, but it is the only way forward for Israel, is the only way forward for long-term peace."
Well, it's not the only way forward, right? Israel could clamp down on Palestinian ...Read more
When will The New York Times finally stop pulling punches and go after Donald Trump?
That's the question President Joe Biden's campaign asked the media this week. "For the political press corp -- especially our friends at the Gray Lady," pleaded the White House, "it's time to meet the moment and responsibly inform the electorate of what their ...Read more
Since the GOP's populist turn in 2016, the party has steadily lost ground in the suburbs and among independents. They have not had a single positive election cycle since. And the electoral failures of 2023 are just another instance of the mythological populist realignment undermining their prospects.
The GOP has perhaps the strongest case to ...Read more
"Canceling" people who disagree with you over ordinary political issues is bad for civil society. Ruining someone's life because he wore a MAGA cap or tweeted something stupid or supported the wrong initiative creates an oppressive environment for open discourse.
"Canceling" people who sign petitions and hold up signs that openly celebrate or ...Read more
According to a new Harvard/Harris poll, only the police and military are more respected than Israel. It's heartening that Americans overwhelmingly support civilization over the Islamofascists of Gaza and Iran.
Then again, "Palestinian Authority" gets 17% support, and Hamas has a 14% positive rating -- which is to say 14% of your neighbors have ...Read more
This week, U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan overseeing United States v. Donald Trump issued a gag order prohibiting a leading presidential candidate, Donald Trump, from engaging in speech aimed at "government staff," among others, during his trial.
Listen, I understand the disdain some conservatives feel for the former president. I share...Read more
I've been writing about Denver-area baker Jack Phillips for over a decade now. It's clear to me he's going to be badgered into the grave by authoritarians intent on punishing him for thought crimes. From the first time his name appeared in the news until this day, the media have misled the public about him, about the case and about the law.
Kevin McCarthy has become the first House speaker to ever be successfully ousted in a motion to vacate vote. One day, you can tell your grandchildren you were alive to witness this completely pointless bit of history.
Rep. Matt Gaetz's (R-Fla.) self-aggrandizing political stunt makes no sense and changes nothing -- other than perhaps his ...Read more
Joe Biden defenders have been on a wild ride this past year. It began with them arguing that the president knew absolutely nothing about his family's influence-peddling business to arguing that it's no big deal that Chicom wire payoffs happen to have Biden's home address listed on them.
The quality of the excuses, unsurprisingly, has been ...Read more
The going rate for an American hostage these days is around $1.3 billion. That's what the Biden administration paid out for five Americans in a prisoner swap with the Islamic Republic of Iran this week. And with little overhead, it's mostly profit for the mullahs.
But don't let the term "prisoner swap" insinuate that there is any moral ...Read more
They want those two words imprinted in your mind whenever you hear about the House impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. "Since gaining the House majority in January," writes the Associated Press, "House Republicans have aggressively investigated Biden and his son, claiming without evidence that they engaged in an ...Read more
Elon Musk has threatened to sue the Anti-Defamation League for some $22 billion over its slandering of him as an antisemite, which he alleges has tanked X's advertising revenue. "Based on what we've heard from advertisers, ADL seems to be responsible for most of our revenue loss," Musk says.
Judging from my own feed, there are plenty of real-...Read more