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Carter Redux?

Every new datum on economic stagnation — such as Thursday’s Labor Department announcement that unemployment claims remain at a three-month high — increases the temptation to compare the 2012 presidential race to that of 1980. Both co…

Fact Checking Global-Warming Hysteria

In a better world, debates about science — and nearly everything else — would be conducted without resort to demagoguery, sentimentality, cynical manipulation, or hysteria. In the world we inhabit, those tactics are dismayingly routine. Sti…

If CAIR’s Attacking You, You Must Be Good

‘Where are all the moderate Muslims?” It’s a question often posed by Americans who watch with disgust as the Council on American-Islamic Relations and other apologists for radical Islam hog all of the attention. CAIR, which was named …

Message to Mitt: Ignore the Times on ‘Fair Pay’

‘Romney Camp Stumbles on Pay Equity Question,” crowed the New York Times last week. The “Caucus” blog was referring to a conference call in which top Romney aides “appeared uncertain” about how to respond to a questi…

You Pay for Warren Buffett’s Medicare

The president is barnstorming around the nation, hoping to enrage voters at the injustice that the wealthy pay less in taxes than the middle class. “Now that’s wrong,” Mr. Obama objected. “That’s not fair.”
It also i…

Obama’s Contempt for Law

Last month the Obamas hosted a White House conference on bullying. It was intended as a show of support for victims, but watching this president in action, it might just as easily have been a tutorial.
We’ve gotten glimpses of Obama’s intim…

Junk the Nobel Peace Prize?

When the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Barack Obama, many — myself included — felt that the Norwegian committee had so embarrassed itself as to devalue the prize permanently. A Dallas service-station sign at the time captured the se…

Violence and Family Breakdown

When he was first sworn in as Attorney General, Eric Holder made one of the more obtuse comments in political history. When it comes to issues of race, Holder declared, “We are a nation of cowards. . . . we, as average America…