Category Archives: Daily Briefing

Obama’s name game, &c.

Appearing on The View, President Obama was asked whether this year’s election would be tight. He said, “When your name is Barack Obama, it’s always tight.” The View’s Joy Behar, instantly grasping his meaning, I believe, c…

The Bad-Good Idea of Removing Assad

Who could not despise the tottering Bashar Assad dictatorship?
The Syrian strongman has killed some 10,000 protesters over the last year; thousands of Syrians are now refugees.Keep reading this post . . .

Echo-Chamber Politics

It’s comfortable living in a cocoon — associating only with those who share your views, reading journalism and watching news that only reinforces them, avoiding those on the other side of the cultural divide.
Liberals have been doing this f…

Christie Is One of Us

New Jersey governor Chris Christie has certainly earned his fair share of enemies over the years — corrupt politicians whom he indicted as U.S. attorney, Democrats in the state legislature, teachers’ unions, and liberal activists across the…

The Power of Cool

When Barack Obama two years ago joked at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner that potential suitors of his two daughters might have to deal with Predator drones (“But boys, don’t get any ideas. Two words for you: Predator drones. Y…

The World Wildlife Fund Targets Humanity

The World Wildlife Fund, the posh flagship of the global environmentalist movement, has just released its biennial publication assessing “the state of the planet.” Entitled “Living Planet Report 2012,” the publication bemoans al…

Red-Hued New Jersey?

Middletown, N.J. — It takes Joe Kyrillos, a 52-year-old state senator, 15 minutes to reach his table at the New Monmouth Diner. It’s late in the afternoon and the crowd has thinned, but two silver-haired grandfathers want a word, and a youn…

For Mitt Romney, It’s 1994

Nearly two decades ago, Teddy Kennedy placed attacks on Bain Capital at the centerpiece of his senate campaign. His prime target was Ampad, a Bain-owned company that had bought an Indiana plant. According to a recent biography, The Real Romney, “…