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(Ain’t No Cure For) The Summertime Blues

We all need a vacation, perhaps no one more than President Obama. It's been a rough summer for Mr. Obama, and it's getting rougher. Let us count the ways. The economy continues to wobble, ObamaCare is still a mess, Benghazi hearings are set for September, the IRS looks more and more like a rogue agency,…

Ignorance is Not Bliss

Thomas Jefferson was well into his 70s when he founded the University of Virginia and issued this warning: "Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight." Wow. If only President Jefferson could take a glance at the country he helped create. 43% of Americans are unable to…

Border Wars

In a world filled with turmoil and chaos, there is at least one thing we can always count on. Namely, the editorial board of the New York Times. Whatever the issue, whatever the crisis, the paper's "thinkers" are absolutely certain to spout the most conventional of conventional liberal wisdom. This week, as always, the Times…

The Aging Radicals Among Us

You probably saw Megyn Kelly's riveting interview – actually, "harsh interrogation" is more like it – with 60's radical Bill Ayers. The despicable terrorist was nimble and slippery, but Megyn blasted him with dates and facts the way his Weather Underground once set off bombs. Of course, the 69-year-old Ayers was as unapologetic and unrepentant…

Whither Patriotism?

You've probably heard about the new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center. One notable and unfortunate finding: Only 28% of Americans believe this nation "stands above all other countries." That's down ten points from just three years ago, when 38% considered this the greatest country in the world. Even Republicans, usually stalwart defenders of…

Borderline Insanity

Take a moment to contemplate the number. 52,000 children, unaccompanied by any adult, have illegally crossed our southern border in recent months. 52,000! That's the population of Port Arthur, Texas, or a sellout crowd at Yankee Stadium. Tens of thousands more are expected to arrive in the coming weeks. Immigration has usually been something to…

Noble Nation, Noble Warriors

Who lost Iraq? Pose that question to a liberal Democrat, and the dastardly Bush gets the blame. Ask a conservative Republican, and feckless Obama is the culprit. According to Bernie Goldberg, both sides are right: President Bush was ill-advised to go in, and President Obama was naive to get out with such nonchalance. But let's…

Noble Nation, Noble Warriors

Who lost Iraq? Pose that question to a liberal Democrat, and the dastardly Bush gets the blame. Ask a conservative Republican, and feckless Obama is the culprit. According to Bernie Goldberg, both sides are right: President Bush was ill-advised to go in, and President Obama was naive to get out with such nonchalance. But let's…