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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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Hillary Clinton should be disqualified, not Scott Walker

The mainstream media are ready to write off Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as a coward and unfit for the presidency because he wouldn’t denounce Rudy Giuliani’s comments questioning the president’s love for America. One can think it was ill advised (as a number of GOP contenders, including Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Lindsey Graham of South […]

Hillary’s cowardice in face of looming Iran debacle

Dennis Ross suggests to heal the rift with Israel the administration should take two steps: First, it should ensure that the verification measures in the deal provide for “anywhere, anytime” access to all declared and undeclared facilities, and buttress these measures, which are in the additional protocol of the NPT, with new means to enable effective […]

Ups and downs

UP: Jeb Bush on foreign policy DOWN: President Obama’s speech at the summit on (we won’t say what kind of) extremism UP: Hillary Clinton’s cluelessness about conflicts of interest DOWN: Democrats willing to challenge Clinton’s ethics UP: Obama’s fixation on ruining Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech DOWN: Obama’s fixation on stopping Iran from all […]

Morning Bits

No wonder the administration would rather make a fuss about a speech. “Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, the prime minister said that it was ‘astonishing that even after the recent IAEA report determined that Iran is continuing to hide the military components of its nuclear program, the nuclear talks are proceeding. Not only are they […]

Sunday wrap

Who said it? 1. “I don’t think it’s helpful to question the President’s patriotism or motives.” 2. “I have no doubt that he’s a patriot. But his primary job as president of the United States is to defend this country, and he’s failing miserably.” 3. “More than 20,000 people have come across the border this […]

Perry steps up on foreign policy?

With each misstep and every silly foreign policy speech President Obama makes, the importance of foreign policy in the 2016 election grows. In ordinary times a presidential hopeful can glide by with generalities or with a cursory set of positions of national security issues. But these are not ordinary times. For that reason you see […]

Scott Walker is suddenly in the spotlight

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker drives his opponents nuts and, more important, to self-destructive actions that make Walker a formidable contender for the 2016 presidential nomination. The Democratic Party and Big Union allies tried to recall him when he took on public employee unions; he triumphed. They made him a target in 2014; he again won […]

Distinguished pol of the week

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was on fire last week. He and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) blasted the president on Ukraine: “The fall of Debaltseve to Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists should be all the evidence we need to proclaim the failure of the recent ceasefire agreement in Ukraine. Since yesterday, this delusional piece of paper has done nothing […]

How would we ever verify a deal with Iran?

Reuters reports: “Iran has still not addressed specific issues that could feed suspicions it may have researched an atomic bomb, a U.N. watchdog report showed on Thursday, potentially complicating efforts by six powers to clinch a nuclear deal with Tehran.... The confidential report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), obtained by […]

Why has Chris Christie crumbled?

We have noted for some time New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s declining fortunes — unpreparedness, lack of substance, gaffes, inability to hold on to donors and ongoing temperament issues. His travails have provoked a spate of critical news reports and an exodus of donors. The Post reports: “New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is rapidly losing […]

Sasse on Iran

Freshman Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) has done the country a huge favor by succinctly and clearly explaining the Iranian nuclear threat and how the president has bungled negotiations. Sasse has put out a remarkably effective video: Sasse eloquently...Show More Summary

The Clintons’ outrageous ethics

Not content to cut their losses, Hillary and Bill Clinton are prolonging their foreign-money scandal by insisting that she gets to keep millions from foreign governments even after she runs for president. The Wall Street Journal reports:...Show More Summary

Obama blew it on Syria, by his own admission (sort of)

The Wall Street Journal reports: “President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that U.S. and international efforts to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State militant group may only be achieved after a political transition in Syria.” Really, so the critics were right that it was a grievous error to allow Bashar al-Assad to remain and that we cannot beat […]

Morning Bits

President Obama is once again out of step with voters: “Congressional Democrats are demanding that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancel or delay next month’s address to Congress, but a new survey by a Republican pollster says Americans want the show to go on. The poll — conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, a pollster that worked for […]

John Kerry’s bizarre theory of jihadist recruitment

In an address overshadowed by the president’s own widely panned speech on terrorism (but who are they to call their movement “Islamic,” the president in effect argued), Secretary of State John Kerry made some ludicrous remarks of his own. For example, he proclaimed, “ [The terrorists] are  looking for people who are gullible enough to believe […]

Scott Walker continues to impress

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker continues to improve his delivery and grow into the role of presidential candidate. Appearing on CNBC this morning, he made the case for “new, fresh faces, I think from outside Washington with big, bold ideas and a track record.” He was gracious to potential opponents, saying he admired former Florida governor Jeb […]

A wake up call for also-rans

CBS News reports: Among the potentially crowded Republican field, self-identified Republicans are most likely to say they would consider voting for Jeb Bush (49 percent) and Mike Huckabee (46 percent) for the GOP nomination. These political figures also appear to be the best known of the potential candidates. Following Bush and Huckabee is Marco Rubio. […]

Hillary Clinton digs in on foreign money haul

To the delight of Republicans everywhere, the Clintons are digging in — and digging themselves a hole — on their foundation’s haul of millions from Arab states. The Wall Street Journal, which broke the initial story, reports: The Clinton Foundation on Wednesday defended its practice of accepting donations from overseas governments, amid concerns from some […]

Immigration dilemma: Can Rubio save the GOP?

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: During a visit to Las Vegas, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio suggested Wednesday Congress should pass a bill to fund Homeland Security without conditions, essentially stepping back from a battle with President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration. Show More Summary

Eight things we learned from Jeb Bush’s speech

On Wednesday Jeb Bush displayed remarkable depth and command in discussing foreign policy, as even MSM outlets acknowledged. We also learned a lot: 1. There is a decided lack of seriousness among the press in the substance of foreign policy, typified by an unintentionally hilarious tweet from a Huffington Post reporter: “Ok. Tuning out now. I […]

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