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Trans-Pacific Partnership: Good policy, bad politics?

The Post reports on completion of an historic trade deal: The TPP, which has been negotiated for eight years, is sprawling, multiple-chapter pact that addresses tariff reductions for agriculture and automobiles, as well as intellectual-property...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton’s problems mount

Even if Vice President Joe Biden declines to jump into the race, Hillary Clinton’s death spiral shows no sign of abating. Consider the variety of challenges she faces. For starters, her electability argument has crumbled. NBC News reports: Hillary Clinton has always been viewed as the Democrats’ best general-election candidate. But new NBC News/Wall Street […]

Will the Syrian debacle sink Democrats?

American Crossroads is out with a new ad mocking Hillary Clinton’s secret server and her abysmal record on Russia and Syria:     For the country, Syria is deadly serious, and for Democrats the mischief making from a new axis of evil — Russia, Syria and Iran — threatens to drag down their presidential and […]

A Chris Christie comeback?

For a couple of months we have noted that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is performing better than his poll numbers reflected. He had two good debate performances. He has put out meaty plans on national security, entitlement reform, and tax reform. In TV interviews he has been relaxed and up-to-speed on foreign policy, as he […]

Trump’s fade into incoherence

It is not politics but his mouth that has finally caught up with Donald Trump. The polls show the steady shift in support toward candidates with policy credibility while each interview reveals his lack thereof. In polling, his national numbers are all in one direction: Down. His RealClearPolitics average, once 30.5 percent, is now below […]

Ups and downs

UP: Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) DOWN: Re. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) UP: Vladimir Putin DOWN: President Obama UP: Bashar al-Assad DOWN: U.S. credibility in the Middle East UP: Iran DOWN: Senate Democrats who voted for the Iran deal UP: Syrian deaths and refugees DOWN: The Atrocities Prevention Board UP: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 45 seconds […]

Morning Bits

A new low. Staying away from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s United Nations speech: “This is a low point for seven years of Obama diplomacy. I’ll admit to surprise that Kerry, who appears to value diplomatic niceties greatly (and arguably too much) let this happen. But perhaps he knew nothing about it or was overruled […]

Sunday wrap

Who said it? 1. “There’s so many trouble spots. You’ve got Iraq, you’ve got the Iran situation, you’ve got Syria, you’ve got several wars in Africa going on, you’ve got Colombia and Venezuela fighting each other, you’ve got the immigration issue unsettled, you’ve got North Korea, you’ve got the refugee situation in Syria – this […]

Ten reasons to miss Boehner

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had to step back into the political fray this week to minimize the train wreck that speaker-in-waiting Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) caused in suggesting the Benghazi select committee was designed to “get” Hillary Clinton. (He later walked back the remark.) However, the damage was done, and it was political […]

Distinguished pol of the week

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had some memorable United Nations speeches. But his address this week — if for no other reason than  his 45-second silent stare at the delegates in reproach for their silence on Iran’s genocidal threats — will go down as one of the best. The speech certainly should be read […]

Syria situation gets worse each day

The Associated Press reports: “Now, 1,506 days since the Obama administration first declared that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s ‘days are numbered,’ he’s still there, and a convergence of Western trepidation and Russian resolve could strengthen his position further. But it also could set the stage for a long-sought political transition leading to the end of […]

Will crime come back as an issue?

One of the great public policy successes of the past few decades was the reduction of crime, specifically violent crime. As crime receded, it ceased to be a top tier political issue. Recently, in part because of horrible incidents in which African American males were killed by police officers, there has been a push to reform drug laws, […]

Democrats look for cover on lousy Iran deal

Nine Democrats trying frantically to dispel the impression that their party was sold a bill of goods on the Iran deal came out with legislation Thursday that they said would “strengthen U.S. policy toward Iran and to clarify aspects of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that is set to take effect.” It does nothing of the […]

Does Rand end with a whimper?

The Post reports that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) raised about $2.5 million in the third quarter, far less than the $7 million (nothing to write home about) he raised in the second quarter. Meanwhile, this week a SuperPAC supporting his bid announced it was taking a break from raising money until the campaign got its act together. To top […]

Morning Bits

This, however, would require President Obama to take real action to change his losing strategy. “Central Command could then relocate U.S. personnel to the Kurdish north, a relatively safe area where they can train a nonsectarian force to take back Mosul. This force would be composed primarily of Sunni Arabs, many of whom are already refugees […]

The irresponsible commander in chief

You need look no further than the president’s threatened veto of the National Defense Authorization Act to see how indifferent he is to the military over which he acts as commander  in chief. The Associated Press reports: The Republican-led House on Thursday approved a multibillion-dollar defense policy bill despite a White House veto threat. The […]

Hillary Clinton’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Hillary Clinton has had worse days, I suppose — perhaps during the Lewinsky scandal — but today will surely rank near the top of her terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. First, the news from the Suffolk University/USA Today poll: She still leads nationally, but her support among Democrats is down to 41 percent. […]

Chris Christie’s serious point

Appearing on “The Daily Show” with its new host, Trevor Noah, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a serious point about the “no compromise” attitude that dominates inside the Beltway: It’s not an option [refusing to compromise]. What’s happening in Washington now is that people think it’s an option. It’s an option to close the […]

Why Carly Fiorina is outshining Donald Trump

Carly Fiorina’s stock is rising and Donald Trump’s is falling for good reasons. The Hill newspaper reports: “Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina courted lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, and scooped up a few endorsements on the way. Fiorina fielded questions from and mingled with a few dozen Republican lawmakers and their chiefs of staff at the Capitol […]

Hillary’s email mad libs

With the release of thousands of more emails Hillary Clinton’s ethical quagmire deepens. By now you know how this goes. The stories fit a familiar pattern, which necessitate only minor updates with each new document dump: [Number] more emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server were released today. Show More Summary

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