Politics shifting on immigration?

Immigration used to be seen as a winning issue for Democrats, with Republicans opposed to illegal immigration holding an increasingly unpopular position, coming across as heartless and demographically clueless.  But now the crisis on the border as thousands of unaccompanied young children come pouring into the country with the administration seemingly bungling the problem at every level is apparently changing the political calculus.  So says an analysis published  in the liberal Washington Post. [Read more...]

Senate bill would reverse Hobby Lobby ruling

Democrats in the Senate are fast-tracking a bill to reverse the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.  The measure would say that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act would not apply to contraceptive coverage so that religious organizations would be forced to provide them.

Though the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would surely not pass the bill, the Democratic-controlled Senate probably will, giving more ammunition for the Democratic propaganda that Republicans are engaged in a “war on women.”   [Read more...]

The liberal way of being pro-family

Conservatives claim to be pro-family.  But liberals too are wrapping themselves in the family cause.  But whereas conservatives are thinking about moral and cultural issues, liberals want government policies.  One cause is providing child-care, so that someone can watch the kids while the parents work.  Now President Obama is calling for paid family leave, whether to take care of a baby or a sick family member.  The Democrats have a proposal that would mandate family leave to be paid for by the government and funded by an increase in the payroll tax. After the jump, an explanation of how this would work.  What do you think of this? [Read more...]

Cover-up at the IRS?

The investigation into allegations that the IRS illegally targeted conservative political groups subpoenaed e-mails from key officials.  Now the IRS is saying those e-mails are gone.  And that the back-up tapes have been erased.  And that the key hard-drive has unaccountably been destroyed.  Also the main IRS official involved has plead the 5th and has been held in contempt.  But surely nothing inappropriate was going on. [Read more...]

Is Hillary Clinton inevitable?

Hillary Clinton has almost been anointed by the media as the next president, and she certainly looks that way in the polls right now.  I suspect that the Democratic nomination is hers if she wants it, which she surely will.  But I think Mrs. Clinton will not wear well when the general public is exposed to her over and over again in a presidential campaign.  She lacks, I believe, the likeable factor.  And as her book tour is showing, she is gaffe-prone and tone-deaf.  Also, her big area of experience–running American foreign policy, as Secretary of State–is the most obvious disaster-area of the Obama administration.

Tom Bevan doesn’t even think she will run, giving 5 reasons why she won’t, after the jump.  His points show specific weaknesses in her as a candidate.  What do you think? [Read more...]

A post-mortem of Obama’s foreign policy

British journalist Charles Moore has written a devastating critique of President Obama’s foreign policy.  Read it all, but sample the excerpts after the break. [Read more...]


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