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  • Why ambitious ideas always backfire politically

    Americans say they want politicians to tackle the big issues and get things done. In 2008, they even elected a presidential candidate who said he was interested in "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." Yet almost every time elected...
  • As foreign crises multiply, Republican squabbling isn't helping

    Republican politicians are at war over the world. Rep. Peter King of New York says that Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky encourages "paranoia." Paul says his critics are distorting his views. Walter Jones, a North Carolina representative seeking his 11th term,...
  • Affirmative action isn't a constitutional issue

    Reading strongly held views about political morality into the U.S. Constitution is a powerful temptation on both sides of the political divide. That's one lesson of the heated debate between Supreme Court justices in this week's split decision to uphold a...
  • The emptiness of the right side of history

    The right side of history is bunk. In domestic politics, people (mostly liberals) tend to say, "You're on the wrong side of history" about social issues that are breaking their way. It's a handy phrase, loosely translated as, "You're going to lose...
  • Yellen's 'gaffe' isn't her biggest problem

    Yellen's 'gaffe' isn't her biggest problem
    Don't blame Janet Yellen for what she said. Blame her for what she's doing. Last week, Yellen had her first news conference since becoming chairwoman of the Federal Reserve. She said, in answering a question, that the Fed would probably raise interest...
  • Don't assume liberals always put principles before profits

    Leland Yee, a Democratic state senator and candidate for secretary of state in California, has been a longtime champion of gun control. This week he was arrested on numerous charges, including conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and conspiracy...
  • Why putting photos on Social Security cards won't save voting rights

    Why putting photos on Social Security cards won't save voting rights
    A certain William Wachtel, the co-founder of WhyTuesday, an election reform group chaired by former UN Ambassador Andrew Young, wrote me over the weekend to complain that I treated Young harshly by criticizing his proposal to require Social Security to...
  • Chris Christie in 2016? Don't count him out

    Chris Christie in 2016? Don't count him out
    His press coverage has been brutal. His poll numbers are dropping. His enemies inside and outside his party are crowing that his presidential ambitions are over, and some journalists agree. It would nonetheless be a mistake to count out New Jersey Gov....
  • Republicans blame President Obama for nation's economic woes

    Republicans blame President Obama for nation's economic woes
    WASHINGTON -- Rebutting President Obama's State of the Union address shortly after it was offered Tuesday evening, three prominent Republicans offered a very different appraisal of the current state of the nation’s economy and the changes that...
  • Hollywood, propaganda and liberal politics

    The legendary media tycoon William Randolph Hearst believed America needed a strongman and that Franklin D. Roosevelt would fit the bill. He ordered his newspapers to support FDR and the New Deal. At his direction, Hearst's political allies rallied around...
  • Farm bill: Still millions for fat cats in Congress, cuts for the poor

    Backers of the new farm bill, approved by the House today and destined for consideration by the Senate next week, are patting themselves on the back for saving billions by eliminating a huge wasteful farm subsidy program.  Don't believe the hype. The...