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Putin to Obama: Kiss my…

(Scott Johnson) It was the cover the New York Daily News that condensed President Ford’s denial of federal aid to New York City in the classic headline: FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD. Somewhat more fairly, but equally concisely, today’s Daily News cover condenses the action at the United Nations yesterday between Presidents Obama and Putin. Show More Summary

What Next for the House? (Take 3)

(Steven Hayward) Almost a year ago I noted here in a post entitled “Time to Revitalize Congress” the great 1959 book by James Burnham, Congress and the American Tradition, in which Burnham warned that the power and capacity of Congress was atrophying badly. Show More Summary

Orbán’s nerve

(Scott Johnson) Viktor Orbán is the Prime Minister of Hungary and the president of the national conservative ruling party Fidesz. During Europe’s current immigration crisis Orbán has been the victim of a negative portrayal in the press as Hungary has sought to protect its borders. Show More Summary

Hillary, transparently (2)

(Scott Johnson) I took a look at Hillary Clinton’s performance on Meet the Press this past Sunday here (video and transcript are posted at the link). Meet the Press host Chuck Todd carefully circumscribed the scope of his questions,Show More Summary

This day in baseball history — Dodgers retake first place

(Paul Mirengoff) On September 28, 1965, the Los Angeles Dodgers moved into sole possession of first place in the National League for the first time since September 6. The Dodgers were hot, having won ten straight games. However, theShow More Summary

Iraq turns to Russia to fill void left by “unserious” Obama

(Paul Mirengoff) The Washington Post reports that Iraq plans to set up a joint-intelligence-sharing hub with Syria, Iran, and Russia to fight ISIS. The center is expected to be operational within a matter of weeks, according to a spokesman for the Iraqi Defense Ministry. Show More Summary

Why Socialism Can’t Make a Sandwich

(Steven Hayward) Last month I took note of the curious fact that many people find Friedrich Hayek’s classic 1945 essay “The Use of Knowledge in Society” difficult or opaque at first, including even economic geniuses like Thomas Sowell and Russ Roberts. Show More Summary

Doomed to failure, cont’d

(Scott Johnson) President Obama spoke before the United Nations General Assembly today (video below, transcript here). The video runs about 43 minutes. Listening to it, I would have estimated a Castroite 4 hours and 43 minutes. It is excruciating. Show More Summary

Immigration Is Remaking America. Is That What We Want?

(John Hinderaker) This Pew Report quantifies the explosive impact that immigration, legal and illegal, is having on the United States. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Ted Kennedy-inspired Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Show More Summary

Trump vs. Putin?

(Steven Hayward) As I watched Vladimir Putin run circles around Obama last night on “60 Minutes,” I got to realizing why Donald Trump may be the only person who can match up to Putin. Trump is the only candidate who can match Putin’s macho, chick-magnet act. Show More Summary

Todd vs. Fiorina on Meet the Press

(John Hinderaker) Yesterday on Meet the Press, Chuck Todd trotted out the Democrats’ talking points against Carly Fiorina. She clubbed him repeatedly, smiling all the while. By mid-way through the 11-minute segment, Todd looks shell-shocked. Show More Summary

How Hillary wrecked the State Department’s digital information system

(Paul Mirengoff) Hillary Clinton’s disregard for cyber-security at the State Department, and hence for the national security, is manifest from her use of a private email server. But the wreckage Clinton left behind in State’s main digital...Show More Summary

Follow Up: Peeling the Onion of Socialism

(Steven Hayward) One of the first pre-requisites for being a socialist is having no sense of humor. I’d really love to see a reporter ask Bernie Sanders to name his favorite standup comic, and watch him default to “Who has time to laugh...Show More Summary

Hillary, transparently

(Scott Johnson) Yesterday on Meet the Press Madam Hillary answered questions put to her by Chuck Todd about her private email arrangement as Secretary of State. The video is below (12 minutes, transcript here, NBC News story here). Todd didn’t ask her a single question about the classified information that passed through her insecure account. Show More Summary

Is Jeb Bush finished?

(Paul Mirengoff) No, but he could be within a month or two. The Washington Post reports: Jeb Bush is entering a critical phase of his Republican presidential campaign, with top donors warning that the former Florida governor needs to demonstrate growth in the polls over the next month or face serious defections among supporters.... Show More Summary

Almost All US Temperature Data Used In Global Warming Models Is Estimated or Altered

(John Hinderaker) We have written many times about the fact that the temperature data used in the alarmists’ global warming models are not original data as measured by thermometers. Rather, they are “adjusted” numbers, consistently changed...Show More Summary

AP U.S. History framwork remains biased, as its treatment of immigration shows

(Paul Mirengoff) The College Board’s 2014 framework for teaching AP U.S. History was a thoroughly leftist document. Under fire, the College Board issued a new framework in 2015. Unfortunately, as I argued here, the new version, though better, is not a great improvement. Show More Summary

The Clock Faker Goes International

(John Hinderaker) The story of Ahmed Mohamed is one of the most revealing of our time. Ahmed, a 14-year-old Texas student whose father keeps running for president of Sudan, took apart a clock and stuck the clock’s workings in a case with a lot of wires, dummied up to look like a suitcase bomb. Show More Summary

Boehner’s shortcomings, not GOP dysfunction, were his downfall

(Paul Mirengoff) John Boehner’s resignation has sparked another round of claims from the mainstream media that the Republican party is hopelessly divided and incapable of governing. These claims, one suspects, are presented more in delight than in sorrow. Show More Summary

The Mystery of Pope Francis: Was There a Vatican Coup?

(Steven Hayward) One thing that that has puzzled a lot of people since the selection of Pope Francis two years ago is how a left-leaning Pope could succeed two very serious conservative Popes—John Paul II and Benedict XVI—who you would...Show More Summary

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