• Bill Maher makes racist “joke” about Herman Cain

    Boy, these “tolerant” liberals are really on a tear lately!  Misogynist cracks about female victims of sexual assault, Alec Baldwin investigated for a hate crime by the NYPD, and now painfully non-funny “comedian” Bill Maher offering a racist joke at | Read More »

  • No, America’s roads and bridges are not crumbling

    Among President Obama’s most persistent demands for new spending is the perennial call for large-scale “infrastructure” spending.  To hear Obama tell it, the United States of 2013 is a “Road Warrior” wasteland filled with disintegrating roads and bridges, desperately awaiting | Read More »

  • America’s top priority is not Barack Obama’s top priority

    Jim Geraghty of National Review digs through the latest Pew Research survey and finds a seemingly astonishing disconnect: while Barack Obama retains a reasonable personal approval rating of 51 percent, his approval ratings on the issues are all deep under water.  Furthermore, the public’s | Read More »

  • States brace for military spending cuts

    USA Today lays out the scope of Barack Obama’s sequestration spending cuts, and notes that defense cuts will be concentrated in certain states: The Army’s estimated cuts will force $15 billion in wage and spending reductions and prompt furloughs or | Read More »

  • The high price of health-care obscurity

    The Wall Street Journal has an “Ask the Experts” blog, which is currently fielding questions about how to bring down health care costs.  Dr. David Foster, who was a co-executive producer on the long-running Hugh Laurie drama “House, M.D.” had a particularly | Read More »

  • Obama’s energy policy: “All of the above,” but nothing from below

    “Over the last several weeks, the plug was pulled on two state-of-the-art coal projects in Texas that were projected to exceed $5.5 billion in private investment and create hundreds of jobs,” declares the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a | Read More »

  • Chuck Hagel warns of Israeli apartheid

    More wit and wisdom from Barack Obama’s super-awesome choice of Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, who unloaded some more of his Really Deep Thoughts on Israel at a Rutgers University speech in 2010, prompting a stern email from law student Kenneth | Read More »

  • Hey Obama, Feinstein, O'Malley -- size matters!

    Hey Obama, Feinstein, O’Malley — size matters!

      In last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama stated “in the two months since Newtown, more than a thousand birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun”.  He failed | Read More »

  • ObamaCare’s unloved exchanges

    A number of Republican governors, including Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Rick Perry of Texas, have made headlines by declining to set up the ObamaCare exchanges.  New Jersey governor Chris Christie recently joined the refusal chorus, declaring that his state | Read More »

  • Dear Karl, Hey, sorry we compared you to Himmler. Sincerely, Tea Party (UPDATED)

    Whoops.

  • Supreme Court to reconsider caps on political contributions

    Reuters reports that the Supreme Court is getting ready to wade back into the murky swamps of campaign finance reform: In a brief order, the court agreed to hear McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a challenge by Alabama businessman Shaun | Read More »

  • Hostages to sequestration

    There’s nothing really new about Barack Obama’s anti-sequestration crusade, as summarized by Fox News: The president spoke Tuesday at the White House, urging Congress to come up with a short-term fix to cancel sweeping cuts to defense and other programs | Read More »

  • Obama operative David Axelrod hired by NBC as “political analyst”

    With Barack Obama safely re-elected, it’s time for top hatchet man David Axelrod to pass through the old revolving door and become a “news analyst,” as reported by the New York Times: NBC News announced Tuesday that it had hired | Read More »

  • York: Obama leak lets 'Gang of 8' look tough on immigration

    York: Obama leak lets ‘Gang of 8′ look tough on immigration

    But we all know the White House is innocent.

  • Media notices that Obama is very good at manipulating them

    Politico’s Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen penned an article entitled “Obama, the Puppet Master” on Monday, in which they discuss the ability of the White House to manipulate media coverage, with a mixture of admiration and mild criticism: The results | Read More »

  • Re-defining illegal immigration

    Last week, a congressional panel enjoyed testimony from Jose Antonio Vargas, who – according to the Washington Times – “scolded” them for using terms like “illegal immigrant.” “When you inaccurately call me illegal, you not only dehumanize me, you’re offending them,” | Read More »

  • Death of the flat tax?

    James Pethokoukis writes at National Review to suggest that three reforms from the Reagan Revolution wish list are past their sell-by dates: the Flat Tax, the gold standard, and the Balanced Budget Amendment. To take them completely out of order, Pethokoukis is | Read More »

  • Mark Sanford and the trail of no return

    When last we left Mark Sanford, the former Republican governor of South Carolina, he had gone for what he claimed was a long walk on the Appalachian Trail, and somehow ended up in Argentina.  With a mistress. But now he’s | Read More »

  • Rand Paul and the bogus ‘immigrant roundup’ story

    Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said this, on the subject of comprehensive immigration reform: “I think people want a party that’s a little bit less aggressive on foreign policy, still believes in a strong national defense | Read More »

  • “Violence Against Women” crusade ponders the Second Amendment

    HUMAN EVENTS alumnus Jason Mattera sallied forth to the Washington, D.C. branch of a mass demonstration opposed to violence against women called “One Billion Rising,” and asked a simple question: wouldn’t greater access to legal firearms and concealed-carry permits go a | Read More »