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Hillary Clinton is finally coming out of hiding. Here’s what we need to ask her.

It is unprecedented that a presidential contender, months after her entry into the race, would not have sat down for a one-on-one interview. Well, if you had the string of disastrous appearances Hillary Clinton did during last year’s book tour, you wouldn’t do so either. But that is going to end, according to Fox’s Howard […]

The anti-amnesty fraud

The anti-immigration crowd that derides “amnesty” (whatever immigration plan they don’t like) operates on a fundamental deception. That was made crystal clear when one of its most strident idols, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), was cornered on “Meet the Press.” This was the exchange: CHUCK TODD: What do you do with the 11 million people though? […]

The GOP doesn’t have to be doomed

The divide in the GOP is not between generations, nor is it between “establishment” and “grassroots”; it is between the GOP that has no future and the GOP that does. One aspect of the GOP — call it the Doomed GOP — is gratuitously insulting to segments of the United States, be they gays or […]

Ups and downs

UP: Americans not working DOWN: Unemployment rate UP: Boko Haram murders DOWN: Hillary Clinton’s foresight on Boko Haram UP: Jeb Bush on Donald Trump DOWN: Donald Trump UP: Former Texas governor Rick Perry on the administration’s backtracking on the BDS — or boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel DOWN:  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) pandering to […]

Morning Bits

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) rips President Obama: “He left Iraq too soon.  … His failure to deal with [Syrian President Bassar al-] Assad three years ago has allowed ISIL to come back.” Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) tears into the Iran concessions. “We’ve gone from dismantling their program to managing proliferation....  It’s been […]

Sunday wrap

Who said it? 1. “Donald Trump does not represent the Republican Party.” 2. “Critics are always going to be critics, because you know why? They never have to do anything.” 3. “Military force against Iran not first or preferred choice, but it must remain an option.” 4. “I think it’s clear to say that Clinton […]

What American Jews should demand from Hillary Clinton

Politico reports: “Hillary Clinton is privately signaling to wealthy Jewish donors that — no matter the result of the Iranian nuclear negotiations — she will be a better friend to Israel than President Barack Obama. But, even as donors increasingly push Clinton on the subject in private, they have emerged with sometimes widely varying interpretations about […]

Distinguished pol of the week

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hit his stride this week. He drew a crowd of 10,000 in Wisconsin. He also reported $15 million in campaign donations, 87 percent of that in donations of $250 or less. He is rising in Iowa and New Hampshire polls. But most of all, he is campaigning joyously, mixing with press and voters […]

Happy Fourth!

We hope you have a wonderful, safe Fourth of July. Right Turn will be back on Sunday.

Better advice, real leadership in denouncing crackpotism

It is a sad state of affairs in the conservative movement when some flagship publications and otherwise stable pols begin insisting that the Confederate flag is no big deal, or that states can avoid a Supreme Court ruling, or that Donald Trump has his finger on the pulse of the country. It is distressing when […]

Iran’s threat: Hillary ignored it

In his most comprehensive statement on Iran, Jeb Bush, writing in conservative Townhall, displays determination and certitude not always seen before. It is worth reading in full, but the conclusion gives one a sense of where he is coming from: Whatever happens in the coming days, America under our next President will have to deal comprehensively […]

A thoughtful speech on poverty by Perry

In contrast to marginal candidates who are hyping social issues, former Texas governor Rick Perry tackled poverty in a speech Thursday at the National Press Club. Perry’s pitch was simple: The supplemental poverty rate for African-Americans...Show More Summary

Has Scott Walker squandered his early advantage by wavering?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, prior to the presidential primary season, was known as a fiscal conservative who, while socially conservative, did not fancy himself a cultural warrior. That is the formula for beating back three challenges in four years. It is that profile that, if he wins the nomination, will make him formidable in the […]

Obama covers for Iran’s nuclear violations yet again

According to the Associated Press, an International Atomic Energy Agency report finds that Iran only partially complied with its requirements under the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA). You have to read between the lines and the spin, but it is plain that Iran did not complete the oxidation process outlined in the JPOA — and […]

Obama winks at BDS

You thought the Obama administration’s hostility toward Israel could not get more egregious? Think again: The US State Department backed away Tuesday from controversial language included in the anti-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions)...Show More Summary

Morning Bits

Scary. “The destroyed Al Kibar reactor site in Syria is now under the control of ISIL/Daesh, which is apparently dismantling and possibly conducting excavation activities at the site.... Its intentions are unknown. There is no new information about Syria’s supply of uranium that would have been used in the destroyed reactor, although […]

E-mail problems: Favors for donors, and handling Iran

The two most serious issues for Hillary Clinton in the most recent batch of e-mails concern donors and Iran. On donors, Bloomberg points out: Clinton says that Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman “wanted help on a visa” and asked for a status report. The name of the potential recipient was redacted by the State Department. She then […]

What Joe Biden should say to win the nomination

I have written in favor of Vice President Joe Biden’s plausibility as a presidential candidate (and am pleased I am not alone). But how would he do it, and would he face a backlash from female Democrats? The answer to the latter is that it depends. He would be handicapped in making some very reasonable […]

GOP denounces Obama as he sells out the Cuban people

The Associated Press reports: WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a “new chapter” in relations after a half-century of hostility. Show More Summary

E-mails expose Hillary Clinton as a small-minded pol

The latest batch of Hillary Clinton e-mails disclosed by the State Department is perhaps the most interesting. This is not because there is a bombshell; we know she destroyed “personal” e-mails, so we are not likely to find any real nuggets in those she turned over. (In one humorous e-mail previously released, she asked whether […]

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