The Obama administration has no business rummaging through journalists’ phone records, perusing their emails and tracking their movements in an attempt to keep them from gathering news. This heavy-handed business isn’t chilling, it’s just plain cold.
Those who are trying to make the Benghazi tragedy into a scandal for the Obama administration really ought to decide what story line they want to sell.
WASHINGTON – For all the armchair generals advocating U.S. military intervention in Syria, I have a few questions:
President Barack Obama had the opportunity this week to make an irresponsible Congress face the consequences of its own dumb actions. For reasons I cannot fathom, he took a pass.
President Barack Obama is right to resist the mounting pressure for military intervention in Syria. Action by U.S. forces might or might not make the situation better — but certainly could make things worse.
WASHINGTON – In retrospect, George W. Bush’s legacy doesn’t look as bad as it did when he left office. It looks worse.
WASHINGTON – The nation demonstrated again last week how resolute it can be when threatened by murderous terrorists – and how helpless when ordered to heel by smug lobbyists for the gun industry.
I think I’ve figured it out. Republicans must be staging some kind of fiendishly clever plot to lure Democrats into a false sense of security.
It is time to acknowledge that the fashionable theory of school reform – requiring that pay and job security for teachers, principals and administra-tors depend on their students’ standardized test scores – is at best a well-intentioned mistake, and at worst nothing but a racket.
The gunman in the Newtown massacre fired 154 bullets from his Bushmaster military-style rifle in less than five minutes, killing 20 first-graders and six adults. He brought with him 10 large-capacity magazines, each holding up to 30 rounds, which allowed him to reload quickly. He also carried two semiautomatic handguns, one of which he used to take his own life.
Don’t take anything for granted. The conservative activists on the Supreme Court might not be able to halt the inexorable shift toward acceptance of same-sex marriage, but we probably should expect them to try.
Shame on Harry Reid for killing any prospect of an assault weapons ban. I understand why he did it, but that doesn’t make it right.
At first glance, last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference looked like a hot mess. On closer inspection, it looked even worse.
If Rep. Paul Ryan wants people to take his budget manifestos seriously, he should be honest about his ambition: not so much to make the federal government fiscally sustainable as to make it smaller.
WASHINGTON – Rand Paul was right. There, I said it.
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