Pruden on Politics

Pruden on Politics

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  • PRUDEN: Empty promises, warmed-over Marxism seduce NYC

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    The life and times of Bill de Blasio, the new mayor of New York City, reads like a satire from the typewriter of Evelyn Waugh. His Honor could have been a minor character in "Scoop," Waugh's classic send-up of newspaper journalism and bungling do-gooders stumbling across the margins of the real world. He's a perfect fit in the scurvy precincts of Gotham's radical left-wing politics. Published January 6, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Why has greed overtaken America's beloved gridiron?

    By Wesley Pruden

    Yes, we love our football teams -- both pro and college. We cheer for them win or lose. But why do tickets have to cost so much? Published January 2, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Betrayal that whitewash won't cover

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Transparency, the current vogue word for truth-telling, is usually a good thing, unless you're trying to fool all the people some of the time, like spending 7,000 words to resurrect a fairy tale in Benghazi, all to give a helping hand to a lady in distress. Published December 30, 2013

  • PRUDEN: Duck Dynasty's Robertson family teaches Hollywood a lesson

    By Wesley Pruden

    The uproar over "Duck Dynasty" should be studied forever in the business schools as a priceless teaching exercise in marketing quackery. Television executives are so highly paid because they're supposed to be so smart. Rarely have so many smart guys been so out to lunch. Published December 26, 2013

  • PRUDEN: The amazing grace of Christmas morn

    By Wesley Pruden

    The malls and the Main Streets fall silent. The ringing cash registers and the happy cries of children will be but ghostly echoes across silent streets as hearths beckon in the fading light, gathering friends and families. Published December 23, 2013

  • PRUDEN: 'Tis the season for apologies

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    If Barack Obama wants a worthy legacy, now that he is well on his way to wrecking the health care system, he should establish a Cabinet-level department to make sure that every American gets all the apologies he deserves. Published December 19, 2013

  • PRUDEN: The global warming scam that will not die

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    We were all supposed to be dead by now, fried to a toasty potatolike chip. The global alarmists never quite got their story of fright and fear straight, whether by now we would be fried or frozen. Published December 16, 2013

  • PRUDEN: The last living witnesses; they wore the yellow star and remember the Nazi terror

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Those marked by the Gestapo for death were doomed. Only in the rarest of circumstances was escape an option. Published December 12, 2013

  • PRUDEN: Waiting for Nelson Mandela without the tears

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Nelson Mandela was an important man, a public man of native gravitas, certainly a patient man, and maybe a great man as our age measures greatness. It's too soon to know. We'll have to wait until we can get Mandela without the tears. Published December 9, 2013

  • PRUDEN: British press horrified as London's new mayor dares to proclaim the truth

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Free speech is good, but sometimes dangerous in practice. Saying what you think can get you sacked in America even if it's something that most people think. Practicing free speech here in the old country is risky, too, but saying the wrong thing appears to be a misdemeanor, not yet a felony. Published December 5, 2013

  • PRUDEN: Backlash in the 'social dump'

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    'Benefit tourism' has little to do with authentic tourists and a lot to do with government benefits. The problem is not immigration, so much as migration, the free movement from country to country within the European Union. Published December 2, 2013

  • PRUDEN: The deadly price of presidential weakness

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    A president has to be a resolute officer of his administration. If he isn't, he fails. When everybody gets his number, the new reality makes everybody miserable. That goes double when other presidents, prime ministers and despots get it. Published November 28, 2013

  • PRUDEN: Obama's full grovel to Iran

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    There's good news and bad news in Barack Obama's sucker deal with Iran. The Iranians get all the good news, and the West gets all the bad news. The only good news for the good guys is that the deal, like Obamacare, is President Obama's baby. Sometimes, the baby daddy has to pay up. Published November 25, 2013

  • PRUDEN: The colliding myths of November

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    The myths collide, bearing friction between the legends the nation lives by: Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, John F. Kennedy at Dallas and Barack Obama somewhere, maybe on a golf course, dreaming of Obamacare one last time before it implodes. Like all myths, they don't bear close examination. They must be taken on faith. Published November 21, 2013

  • PRUDEN: Israelis and Saudis in bed together?

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Politics make strange bedfellows, as we all know, and sometimes it's a weird bed, indeed. You can bet that when Israel and Saudi Arabia snuggle under the covers together, it's a king-size bed, and there's an enormous bundling log between them. Published November 18, 2013

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