Six Years and Out: It’s Time to Change the Four-Year Presidential Term
Re-posted from National Review When Politico’s Roger Simon recently started a list entitled “4 Things Hillary Can Do To Win” by urging Clinton to “announce she will serve only one term as president,” he was channeling an increasingly popular political idea. Luminaries from former Harvard president Larry Summers to veteran political observer Larry Sabato to HBO funster Bill Maher all agree that a single presidential | Read More »
Porn-Free Public Wi-Fi: Why don’t McDonalds and Starbucks have filters?
Re-posted from National Review.com Matt Bai’s new book, All the Truth Is Out, chronicles how a sex scandal destroyed the 1988 presidential prospects of former senator Gary Hart — and how “Hart’s downfall forever changed American politics.” The most gossip-filled chapter about Donna Rice, the woman at the center of the scandal, was excerpted September 21 in the New York Times Magazine. Since then, several | Read More »
Are You Ready For Some Terrorism?
Threatening ISIS tweet of Chicago landmark and White House As the 13th anniversary of September 11th approaches, nearly every news cycle has alarming reports warning Americans that a domestic terrorist attack is on the horizon. But unlike the surprise attacks of September 11, 2001, or the April, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, it appears that the next round of terrorist attacks is | Read More »
Paging Doctor Carson
Credit: National Review Online Re-posted from National Review Online “What do you think about Dr. Ben Carson as the GOP candidate for president in 2016?” Republican friends frequently ask me, to which my response is: “Did he win World War II?” In 1952, General Dwight David Eisenhower became the last president of the United States to be elected without first holding a | Read More »
Hillary owns ALL of Barack Obama’s failures
Credit: National Review Re-posted from National Review In June, before the stunning, gaffe-generating disaster of Hillary Clinton’s book tour, Senator Claire McCaskill (D., Missouri) said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state is the “piñata that everyone loves to hit” because she is the “dominant candidate” for president in 2016. The 2016 Real | Read More »
What Would Cause President Obama to Cancel a Fundraiser?
Today President Obama stopped at the Charcoal Pit for lunch and a fist pump.Credit: BizPacReview Re-posted from PJ Media What “tragedy” would be horrific enough for President Obama to cancel his usual schedule of speeches, lunches and fundraisers? A commercial airliner shot down over Ukraine with Americans aboard? No. How about a terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on | Read More »
Why I Declared War In My Condo’s Mail Room
To what degree are Americans politically polarized? How does the battle between Republicans and Democrats play out in our everyday lives? Here to help answer those questions is a first hand report from the “front lines” – in this case, the community mail room in our condominium. It all started when a friend who is a Republican political consultant asked if my husband and I | Read More »
Will Hispanic Voters Prevent Republicans From Winning the White House?
Re-posted from National Review Recently Steve Schmidt, a well-known GOP strategist who was John McCain’s 2008 presidential-campaign manager, said that Republicans need to capture at least 40 percent of the national Hispanic vote if the GOP is ever going to win back the White House. Is the current political environment making it even more difficult for the GOP to achieve that 40 percent benchmark | Read More »
Is America REALLY Becoming a Third World Nation?
Recently, I happened to read three articles on different websites about three completely different topics. Later I realized how these unrelated pieces, together, weaved a dark tapestry of seemingly insurmountable challenges for a nation about to celebrate its 238th birthday. Here are the three headlines: 1. More Than Two-Thirds of American Youth Wouldn’t Qualify for Service, Pentagon Says (Wall Street Journal) 2. In Fairfax County | Read More »
Where Is the Democratic Howard Baker?
Credit: National Review Re-posted from National Review June 27, 2014 With the passing of former Senator Howard H. Baker Jr. of Tennessee, Democrats have a chance to rise above partisanship and get serious about the IRS scandal. As many sources from all over the political spectrum have pointed out, Republican Baker set an example as a leader who put the nation first | Read More »