Who Is Qualified to Be President? We should expand the constitutional requirements to include experience.
Credit: National Review Re-posted from National Review Online With crowded benches of Democratic and Republican candidates actively contemplating a run for the White House in 2016, should Americans consider expanding the current constitutionally mandated presidential eligibility requirements to include relevant levels of work experience? Since all professional occupations require some form of licensing before one is allowed to have clients or | Read More »
Clinton/Warren 2016 Should Republicans Laugh, Fear, or Dismiss?
Re-posted from National Review Would a Democratic presidential ticket of former secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 17% be doomed to defeat or cruise to an easy victory on November 8, 2016? From a Republican perspective would this Clinton/Warren “all chick tick” elicit howls of laughter or utter fear? Here is why from a Democrat point | Read More »
When Will ISIS Release Their Torture Report?
Re-posted from PJ Media Today the timing of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s declassified executive summary on enhanced interrogation techniques used by the Bush Administration raises an intriguing list of political questions. One is even about movies and another has huge implications for the 2016 presidential race. Now that Senate Committee’s torture report is bedside reading for our enemies, when are ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban going | Read More »
Democrats Still Have a Big Advantage in the Electoral College
Re-posted from National Review Online After the GOP’s 2014 midterm election triumph, Republicans are still celebrating that the good guys (and girls) won and our nation has been saved. Finally, the American people wised up and threw the bums out. Six years after the election of Barack Obama, the midterm tsunami over the bluest of blue states filled Republicans with “hope and change,” mixed | Read More »
Mitt vs. Hillary: An Even Match
Re-posted from National Review Author’s Note: Before you all take my head off, read the entire piece and understand why this scenario could possibly unfold in 2016. Mitt Romney is keeping a very high profile this midterm-election season by campaigning coast to coast for Republicans, and two recent polls suggest why he might be encouraged to stay active in politics. Romney and his family say Mitt will | Read More »
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 »