Thursday November 26, 2015
May 28th, 2015
On a reporting expedition to Los Angeles recently, I realized I could stop renting cars.
I have watched the paid chatterers shaking their bobbed heads or frowning their well-practiced frown or just grimacing in frustration as they lament the seeming foolishness of the "American people" in not responding with greater shock and awe to the growing revelation that Hillary Clinton used her private email system to forward non-classified information with notes such as "interesting" or "worth pursuing" to her top national security aide.
Time flies when you're having fun. Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July and then, the next thing you know, it will be Aug. 6, the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and the date of the first Republican presidential debate.
Less than 11 weeks away! True, 11 weeks is nearly twice the length of the entire national election schedule in the United Kingdom. But this is why we had the Revolutionary War.
A Wall Street Journal editorial Friday predicted what would happen if Republicans won the King v. Burwell case, which the Supreme Court is expected to decide any week now. The Journal said that if Obamacare subsidies disappeared in states with (mostly) Republican governors, there could be another "friendly-fire massacre" as people blamed the party for the collapse of the individual insurance market.
Jeb Bush's recent effort at damage control by reversing his statement on the Iraq War isn't likely to get him out of the woods.
It's looking pretty grim for the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
This week, Hillary Clinton broke her almost month-long streak of avoiding the press. After a speech on small businesses in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she took six questions from reporters who have been diligently following her around since she announced her presidential candidacy April 12.
If Iraqis won't fight for their nation's survival, why on earth should we?
Whenever America's reputation as the world's prime military power takes a hit, a partisan argument inevitably breaks out over who's to blame. From "Who lost China?" to "Who lost Korea?" and "Who lost Vietnam?" the two major parties have regularly jockeyed to assign fault to the other one. So it is beginning again with "Who is losing Iraq?" with the fall of Ramadi along with already fallen Mosul, in that besieged battleground.