The Carson Conundrum

    The Carson Conundrum

    Dr. Benjamin Carson, director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS HEALTH) – RTR3F2WE The more I watch Ben Carson, the more I like him. Carson is not the usual politician in every sense of the word. | Read More »

    President Obama, Commute Sharanda Jones’ Sentence

    President Obama, Commute Sharanda Jones' Sentence

      Sharanda Jones is currently serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole at Carswell Federal Prison in Texas. Life without the possibility of parole is the second-harshest sentence our justice system can mete out, short only of the death penalty, and that not by much. What, you might ask yourself, did Sharanda Jones do to merit this sentence? She was convicted of | Read More »

    After the Storm: The Miraculous Recovery of the New Orleans Education System (VIDEO)

    After the Storm: The Miraculous Recovery of the New Orleans Education System (VIDEO)

    This weekend was the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which provided the media with many gleeful opportunities to mock the Bush administration for its handling of Katrina. Some of the more thoughtful news segments focused on the rebuilding of New Orleans since Katrina – what has worked and what hasn’t. Almost all of them touched at least in passing on the miraculous rebirth of the | Read More »

    The Democratic Dearth of Competence

    The Democratic Dearth of Competence

    It is definitely true that all the Democratic candidates for President this year all have bad ideas (Bernie Sanders) or no ideas at all (everyone else). But the more germane fact about the sorry crop of Democrats on offer (even if you include Joe Biden) is that they have been fantastically bad at actually accomplishing anything. Perhaps the silver lining of this already bizarre and | Read More »

    Enough With the Roanoke Shooting Coverage, Already

    Let me just say first of all that anyone who thinks I am being callous with the above headline hasn’t spent most of their day the last 72 hours watching cable news, like I have. Obviously, the deaths of Alison Parker and Adam Ward were a tragedy and I don’t want to minimize the loss and suffering of their family and friends. But the media’s | Read More »

    Hillary’s New Campaign Strategy: Trolling

    Hillary's New Campaign Strategy: Trolling

    The Hillary Clinton campaign wants you to know that her recent comments in which she compared Republicans to terrorists and Nazis within the span of 24 hours were not “mistakes,” despite the fact that they were widely panned by pundits on both sides of the aisle. Rather, they were part of a deliberate campaign strategy hatched as part of a campaign “reset” – which, by | Read More »

    New HotAir/Townhall Poll: Trump in the Lead, Hillary in Trouble

    HotAir and Townhall have released their very first jointly commissioned scientific poll of the 2016 race. There are a number of findings that are surprising in both the Republican and Democratic fields. First, on the Republican side, the HotAir/Townhall poll shows Trump with a comfortable lead, like all other polls that have been taken recently. Trump pulls in around 24%, whereas the next contender (Carson) | Read More »

    The University of Tennessee Wishes to Introduce Your Child to Some Exciting New Pronouns

    The University of Tennessee Wishes to Introduce Your Child to Some Exciting New Pronouns

    Embrace the Sweet Meteor of Death. This is the world we live in. The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has sent out a directive to its professors from their Office of Diversity and Inclusion. In order to not risk offending the infinitesimally small transgender population, they want your children to learn some exciting new words that will make communicating in English insanely confusing for everyone: | Read More »

    VIDEO: Terry McAuliffe Calls for Mandatory Background Checks, Then Immediately Admits Roanoke Shooter Passed a Background Check

    Terry McAuliffe rushed to the WDBJ studios in Roanoke today to continue his push to use the Roanoke shooting tragedy as leverage to grab people’s guns. Most of McAuliffe’s time was spent arguing that mandatory background checks are needed. Embarrassingly, McAuliffe was forced to admit in response to the first question asked that the Roanoke shooter himself passed a background check, thus indicating (as always seems | Read More »

    Chris Christie’s Hypocrisy on Guns

    Chris Christie's Hypocrisy on Guns

    Chris Christie’s campaign is flailing about for relevance and attention with a GOP electorate that has largely passed him by. With the ascension of Carly Fiorina and John Kasich, he stands to risk not even being in the top 10 anymore and failing to make the larger television debates. Part of the problem is that Christie doesn’t seem to really know what kind of campaign | Read More »

    Bodies of 71 Probable Syrian Refugees Found in a Truck in Austria

    Bodies of 71 Probable Syrian Refugees Found in a Truck in Austria

    Well, it sounds like the administration’s Syria policy is going great. European media is reporting that Syrian refugees, desperate to flee the ongoing carnage in that country (which has received less collective attention from the media than the deaths of two local reporters in Roanoke yesterday) backed themselves into a refrigerated truck in incredible numbers and fled for Europe, where something disastrous happened: Hungarian police | Read More »

    RIP, the Jeb Bush 2016 Campaign

    RIP, the Jeb Bush 2016 Campaign

    Back when Tiger Woods was far and away the best golfer on the planet, one of the things that people used to say about him was that he was the most “mentally tough” athlete on the planet. However, as his career went on, people started to notice something about Tiger – although he was great on Sunday when he entered the day with a lead, | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton “Takes Responsibility” for Email Fracas (But Not Really)

    Hillary Clinton "Takes Responsibility" for Email Fracas (But Not Really)

    The media today is dutifully reporting that Hillary Clinton has “changed her tack” on the email scandal that is threatening to sink her campaign. What does that allegedly involve? Almost exclusively saying that she “takes responsibility” for using two different emails: “I know people have raised questions about my email use as secretary of state, and I understand why,” Mrs. Clinton said Wednesday. “I get it. | Read More »

    CNN: If You Oppose Gun Control You Are a “Fool” and a “Coward” (VIDEO)

    CNN: If You Oppose Gun Control You Are a "Fool" and a "Coward" (VIDEO)

    Just now on CNN, host Carol Costello and Chris Cuomo held an unbelievable conversation about gun control. It is one thing for Cuomo to spout off at the mouth, because that is what he does. But Carol Costello is the host of a news program for a network that prides itself for having not gone the way of MSNBC or FoxNews, in terms of having | Read More »

    What is Donald Trump’s Ceiling?

    What is Donald Trump's Ceiling?

    There is no doubt that the Republican race right now has come down to Donald Trump vs. everyone else. The latest Q-Poll shows Trump with 28%, followed by a large pack of candidates including Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%, Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94%, Carly Fiorina, and John Kasich, who are separated by statistically insignificant | Read More »