The Right’s Jewish Problem

South Park loves taking shots at Hollywood leftists, and never was that done with more skill than in the episode "€œSmug Alert,"€ in which liberal self-satisfaction, personified by George Clooney and his 2006 Oscar acceptance ...


Filling the Breitbart Void

In February 2013, when my audience was composed primarily of mainstream Republicans, I wrote a column titled "€œMasturbating Conservatives."€ The right was still smarting from an election that"€”how can this be phrased ...

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco


Another Kind of Sanctuary

It's a shame how tragedy ignites the public's attention span. But "€œIf it bleeds, it leads"€ works for a reason, so we might as well accept it. The terrible and unfortunate murder of 32-year-old Californian Kate Steinle by ...


The GOP’s Rush to Suicide

The 2016 presidential primary season has kicked off with a veritable Rainbow Coalition of prospective candidates. Rubio and Cruz are all-in for the GOP, with Fiorina and Carson likely additions to the field. Add Hillary Clinton to the ...


Ted Cruz’s Lying Circus

It might be a naïveté stemming from my mere 34 years on earth, but is Ted Cruz not the worst charlatan since "€œMan of the People"€ Slick Willie slimed his way into the White House of my youth? In preparation for his nakedly ...

The Breakers, Palm Beach


Stuck in the Past

I just flew back from Restoration Weekend in Palm Beach, and boy are my arms tired of the old narrative. I was on a panel with James O"€™Keefe and Sonnie Johnson called "€œChanging the Narrative,"€ and we all talked about how ...

Governor Ronald Reagan and President Richard Nixon


Goldwater-Rockefeller Redux

“History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” Mark Twain’s insight comes to mind as one observes the panic of Beltway Republicans over the latest polls in the battle of Obamacare. According to Gallup, approval ...

Chris Christie


Should CPAC Pack it up and Go Home?

Media coverage of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference focused more on who didn’t appear than who did. This suggests that CPAC, as well as the conservative movement it supposedly represents, is having trouble ...

Ronald Reagan


The Winter of Conservative Discontent

As the white flag rises above Republican redoubts, offering a surrender on taxes, the mind goes back to what seemed a worse time for conservatives: December 1964. Barry Goldwater had suffered a defeat not seen since Alf Landon. ...


Who’s Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?

Were the average Republican asked for a succinct statement of his views on taxation, he or she might respond thus: “U.S. tax rates are too high for the world we must compete in. The tax burden—federal, state, local, ...


Last Hurrah of Nixon’s ‘New Majority’?

Looking back all the way to America’s Civil War, there have been three dominant presidential coalitions. The first was Abraham Lincoln’s. With his war to restore the Union and his martyrdom, Lincoln inaugurated an era of ...

Michelle Malkin


The Mainstreaming of Michelle Malkin

A recent syndicated column by Michelle Malkin indicates what happens to interesting conservative commentators when they sign on as GOP flacks: They become predictable Republican mouthpieces and attack dogs against the Dems. For years I ...

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