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Larry Klayman’s legal massacre

December 26, 2014

Larry Klayman is losing again. The conservative gadfly, who has been suing presidents for years with little success, was back in court Monday morning, this time representing Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff famous for his immigration crackdowns, who wants President Obama’s immigration orders to be struck down. Judge Beryl Howell, an Obama appointee to the Read More

Cuba derangement syndrome

Barack Obama has made a geopolitical irrelevancy suddenly relevant to American presidential politics. For decades, Cuba has been instructive as a museum of two stark failures: socialism and the U.S. embargo. Now, Cuba has become useful as a clarifier of different Republican flavors of foreign-policy thinking. The permanent embargo was imposed in 1962 in the Read More

Column: Inglorious hackers attacking Hollywood

December 24, 2014

KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist of The Washington Post, a regular guest on television shows like The Chris Mathews Show and The O’Reilly Factor, and is a member of the Buckley School’s faculty. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. If I were a cartoonist, a phrase cartoonists are loath to hear, Read More

Column: Lighting fuses in Oklahoma

December 20, 2014

GEORGE F. WILL is a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper columnist, author and television commentator for The Washington Post Writers Group. He has authored books on baseball, politics, and American culture. Scott Pruitt enjoyed owning a AAA baseball team here, but he is having as much fun as Oklahoma’s attorney general, and one of the Obama administration’s Read More

Column: How to fight the lone wolf, the new nightmare

Charles Krauthammer is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician. He is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard, a weekly panelist on the PBS news program Inside Washington, and a nightly panelist on Fox News The lone wolf is the new national nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking Read More

Column: Marco Rubio’s fury over Cuba shift

December 19, 2014

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, the Republican Party’s point man on Cuba, seemed to be struggling to contain his fury as he responded to President Obama’s move Wednesday to normalize relations Read More

Column:Talk about a wildfire

December 17, 2014

KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist of The Washington Post, a regular guest on television shows like The Chris Mathews Show and The O’Reilly Factor, and is a member of the Buckley School’s faculty. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. First there’s the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and Read More

Column: Fear inspired tortured reasoning

December 16, 2014

THOMAS SOWELL is an American economist, social theorist and Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate and has authored more than 30 books. Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were Read More

Column: The coarsening of politics

December 13, 2014

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. “The report is full of crap.”               Thus spake Dick Cheney, on Fox News last week, when talking about the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Read More

Column: Camps finds the cheerfulness of tax reform

GEORGE F. WILL is a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper columnist, author and television commentator for The Washington Post Writers Group. He has authored books on baseball, politics, and American culture. “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” — Read More

A travesty of a report

December 12, 2014

The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality. Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein appears to offer some extenuation when she reminds us in the report’s preamble of the shock and “pervasive fear” felt after 9/11. It’s a common theme (often echoed Read More

Column: The plague of overcriminalization

December 11, 2014

George Will writes on politics, law and social character. Will began writing for The Washington Post in 1974. He is a contributor for Fox News, a Pulitzer Prize recipient for commentary, and is the author of 12 books. By history’s frequently brutal dialectic, the good that we call progress often comes spasmodically, in lurches propelled Read More

Column: Feminism sees the right

December 10, 2014

KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist of The Washington Post, a regular guest on television shows like The Chris Mathews Show and The O’Reilly Factor, and is a member of the Buckley School’s faculty. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. It is probably too soon to declare a feminist reformation, but a Read More

A government for the strongest

December 5, 2014

GEORGE F. WILL is a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper columnist, author and television commentator for The Washington Post Writers Group. He has authored books on baseball, politics and American culture. Intellectually undemanding progressives, excited by the likes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. — advocate of the downtrodden and the Export-Import Bank — have at last noticed Read More

Column: Eric Garner case offers Obama a moment to seize

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. The words, spoken about the Eric Garner travesty in New York, were righteous and powerful. “When you look at what they did to this guy and putting him in a chokehold Read More

The real civil war: Democrats struggle for footing

Old habits die hard. The media are so enamored of the continuing (and largely contrived) story about the great Republican civil war that they fail to appreciate that the real internecine fight is being waged on the other side of the aisle. I grant that there’s a lot of shouting today among Republicans. But it’s Read More

Column: Another case for term limits

December 4, 2014

George Will writes on politics, law and social character. Will began writing for The Washington Post in 1974. He is a contributor for Fox News, a Pulitzer Prize recipient for commentary, and is the author of 12 books. In 2010, Plymouth, Conn., was awarded $430,000 for widening sidewalks and related matters near two schools. This Read More

Column: Ferguson and the media circus

December 3, 2014

KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist of The Washington Post, a regular guest on television shows like The Chris Mathews Show and The O’Reilly Factor, and is a member of the Buckley School’s faculty. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. As the curtain closes on the latest episode of “Ferguson,” the media Read More

Column: Navigating Ferguson: Opinions versus facts

December 2, 2014

THOMAS SOWELL is an American economist, social theorist and Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate and has authored more than 30 books. Everyone seems to have an opinion about the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri. But, as Daniel Patrick Moynihan used to Read More

Column: The Democrats’ family feud is counterproductive

November 29, 2014

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. With Democrats acting like this, who needs Republicans?      Chuck Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democratic leader who would very much like to be No. 1, caused a furor last week Read More

Column: A case for self-restraint

GEORGE F. WILL is a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper columnist, author and television commentator for The Washington Post Writers Group. He has authored books on baseball, politics and American culture. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. — Newton’s Third Law of Motion      America’s Newtonian Constitution might again function according to Read More

Column: Bob McCulloch: the face of injustice

November 28, 2014

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. Ferguson reminds us that we still have a race problem in America. But the face of this problem is not Darren Wilson’s. It’s Bob McCulloch’s. Wilson, the Missouri police officer who Read More

Column: Thanks, or something

November 26, 2014

GEORGE F. WILL is a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper columnist, author and television commentator for The Washington Post Writers Group. He has authored books on baseball, politics, and American culture. Before the tryptophan in the turkey induces somnolence, give thanks for living in such an entertaining country. This year, for example, we learned that California’s Legislature Read More

Column: How the GOP can poke back against Obama

November 22, 2014

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. Here’s a paradox worth pondering: Could President Obama’s executive actions on immigration actually make it easier to enact comprehensive reform? The invective pouring forth from Republicans this past week would seem Read More

Column: Recalling Rockefeller

GEORGE F. WILL is a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper columnist, author and television commentator for The Washington Post Writers Group. He has authored books on baseball, politics, and American culture. Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile — a land yacht with tail fins, a period piece, bemusing Read More






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