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Hillary Clinton has not hit bottom yet

Gallup reports, “Dogged by continued scrutiny of her email practices as secretary of state, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s favorability with the American public has sunk to one of its lowest levels in Gallup’s 23-year trend. Currently, 41% of U.S. adults say they have a favorable opinion of the Democratic front-runner, while 51% hold an […]

Cardin stands up to the White House with a planned ‘no’ vote on the Iran deal

Considering both Sen. Ben. Cardin (D-Md.) and Donald Trump, only one is qualified to be commander in chief. While I have differences with Cardin on issues such as Cuba, he joined Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and Robert Menendez (N.J.) is declaring opposition to the Iran deal, the most important vote in decades, and, more […]

In radio interview, Trump shows what a know-nothing he really is

Hugh Hewitt had this exchange with Donald Trump on Thursday: HH: Are you familiar with General Soleimani? DT: Yes, but go ahead, give me a little, go ahead, tell me. HH: He runs the Quds Forces. DT: Yes, okay, right. HH: Do you expect his behavior… DT: The Kurds, by the way, have been horribly […]

Trashing the rule of law

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) are in single digits in the presidential primary race, but that has only intensified their shameful pandering and call for lawlessness. They are decrying the court case against Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples as the Supreme Court held. […]

Morning Bits

I wonder if Hillary Clinton will need to do the same. “The former aide to Hillary Clinton who helped set up and maintain her private email server has declined to talk to the FBI and the State Department inspector general’s office, as well as a congressional committee, invoking his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate […]

Trump attacks Ben Carson

Like clockwork, Dr. Ben Carson’s rise in the polls, especially in Iowa, provokes an attack from Donald Trump. “I just think it’s a very difficult situation that he puts himself into, to have a doctor who wasn’t creating jobs and would have a nurse or maybe two nurses. It’s such a different world. I’ve created […]

Sen. Booker ends the myth of bipartisan support for Israel

The Iran deal is as big a threat to Israel as any event since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The American people as a whole by a large majority oppose it, and yet a Democrat from New Jersey, Sen. Cory Booker, who has had excellent relations with the pro-Israel community, cannot bring himself to oppose […]

How one brings down Trump

Jeb Bush is right about this: “Donald Trump is trying to insult his way to the presidency.” The Hill reports: Bush was responding to Trump’s comments on Tuesday afternoon that the former Florida governor should “set the example” by speaking English when in the United States. Bush countered on Wednesday that Trump’s stance undermines America’s […]

How the Iran deal could keep the Senate in GOP hands

Given that the overwhelming majority of Americans disapprove of the Iran deal, you can bet it will come up in the 2016 Senate races. It already has. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is hitting his likely challenger, former Ohio governor Ted Strickland. Quinnipiac’s recent poll showed Ohio voters oppose the deal by a 58 to 24 percent margin. […]

Christie blasts the Iran deal. But when will he take on Trump?

It is surprising that more of the presidential candidates are not all over the Iran deal. If it is — as many conservatives believe — the single worst foreign policy blunder since Yalta, you would think they would have focused all their energies yesterday on Senate Democrats’ capitulation to the White House, the betrayal of […]

What’s the matter with Democrats?

I cannot agree entirely with Bret Stephens who finds, “Mr. Trump is a loudmouth vulgarian appealing to quieter vulgarians. These vulgarians comprise a significant percentage of the GOP base. The leader isn’t the problem. The people are. It takes the demos to make the demagogue.” I would like to think that some of those Trump […]

Morning Bits

Another result of the Obama-Clinton-Kerry foreign policy. “Not only is Russia arming the Assad regime, but there is now evidence that Russians are on the ground with Assad’s forces actually operating the equipment.” The other effect is this: “Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday was scheduled for a Miami speech on the importance of community […]

Purists become unprincipled

Donald Trump’s far-right fans have a problem. If they support a man who wants to raise taxes, isn’t sure he wants to get rid of the Iran deal, supported Democrats, and was pro-choice until it wasn’t helpful to his ambitions, how do they claim to be “true” conservatives? Frankly, Ohio Gov. John Kasich — who […]

Obama’s Pyrrhic victory on Iran

Reaction to the 34th vote in favor of upholding a veto of a disapproval of the Iran deal (cast by a retiring Democrat, by the way) has been noteworthy for its high-mindedness. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) put out a written statement, both eloquent and determined: Next week the Senate will hold a serious and consequential […]

Democrats’ dilemma: Can’t live without Hillary Clinton, can’t win with her

Democrats are in a pickle. Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal and potential legal liability have become more acute. Her general-election prospects are sagging. And yet Democrats can’t give up on her. Let’s take each in order. The e-mail debacle is not ending any time soon. In fact, it is getting worse. The Post reports: While she […]

Sustaining a veto is not ‘winning approval’ on Iran deal

Disingenuous members of the media and other defenders of the president will say with liberal Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s (D-Md.) decision to support the Iran deal that the president has “won approval” for the deal. Nothing could be further from the truth. In an appearance on Fox News, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) had it right: Getting […]

Any sense in trying to make sense of the polls?

Punditry in August based on a handful of polls is slightly less reliable than a Ouija board. Take the Iowa polls. They can mean just about whatever you like: “Donald Trump is for real. He’s leading in all the recent polls.” But wait. “The Trump bubble is over. Dr. Ben Carson is already tied in one […]

What legal problem? Carly’s in

  We never bought the excuse that CNN  could not change its criteria to allow Carly Fiorina into the Sept. 16 Republican presidential debate. On Tuesday CNN gave up it bogus argument and figured out that it made no sense to keep out the only woman in the GOP race. The Post reports: “CNN reevaluated […]

Vice President Cheney speaks on his new book, Iran, and Obama’s failures

      In their new book Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Strong America former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz begin with a detailed history of American history in the years just before WWII and take readers up to the start of the Obama administration. In a telephone interview I asked VP Cheney […]

Morning Bits

Thunk. “The Democratic congressman from Florida, who is running for Senate in 2016, came out in support of the Iran deal Monday, unironically declaring the agreement between the world powers and Iran would bring ‘peace in our time.'” Splat. “Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.), a 2016 GOP presidential contender, is walking back talk of building a wall […]

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