Pruden on Politics

Pruden on Politics

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  • PRUDEN: A flag and 15 yards for a slur

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Or so we once thought. Published February 27, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Internet news is destroying America's common culture

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Sometimes even a blind hog finds an acorn. Bill Maher, a famous purveyor of the politically correct who usually throws spitballs at conservatives, thinks the Internet has destroyed the American culture. He would even bring back newspapers. Published February 24, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Will Nugent's loose lips sink Abbott's campaign ship in Texas?

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Loose lips sink ships, we were told during World War II, when the North Atlantic was a maze of ships taking food and arms to England with German submarines in hot pursuit, sinking ships faster than Henry J. Kaiser could build them. Published February 20, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Hillary Clinton's war on women

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Revenge is a powerful engine, and nothing drives human behavior like it. Love, like candy, is dandy, but revenge, like liquor, is quicker, and the effect is longer lasting. Hillary Clinton seems determined to learn this bitter lesson. Published February 17, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Suppressing the urge to survive

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    We've heard this song before. John Kerry has offered the latest new and improved peace plan, to settle once and for all the wars and rumors of war between Israel and the Palestinians and their enablers. Published February 13, 2014

  • PRUDEN: The end of the snow job

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Some of our snow is said to be missing, though you couldn't tell it if you looked around in one of the harshest winters in decades. The sky has been falling nearly everywhere, and 67 percent of North America now lies under a blanket of white. Published February 10, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Theologians at the United Nations

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    The Vatican asked for it, with its stalling on what to do about pedophile priests, and putting off what the pope and his bishops know is inevitable. But neither the Roman Catholic Church nor, God knows, the United Nations, comes into the court of public opinion with what the lawyers call, with no intended irony, "clean hands." Published February 6, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Another ink bomb for Christie

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Once the villain, forever the villain. Then your enemies don't have to aim carefully. Just throw anything at hand, a mud ball, a hand grenade, an ink bomb. Maybe something will stick. Published February 3, 2014

  • PRUDEN: The Republican suicide strategy on immigration

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    The Republicans are said to be looking for "something big" to smooth the rough places in the path to November, to make life easy and comfortable for incumbents, something to get that infernal racket of the guns out of their ears. Politics can be so fatiguing. Published January 30, 2014

  • PRUDEN: No sex, please, we're Republicans

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Some Republicans missed the birds-and-bees lecture at daddy's knee. Their leader was puzzling Monday over a libido on the eve of President Obama's State of the Union address, when he is expected to elaborate on his scheme to suspend the Constitution. Published January 27, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Where have the big-time grifters gone?

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Corruption in the governor's mansions just ain't what it used to be. A crooked governor of the old school, even an honors graduate in the not-so-long ago, would never have settled for a pair of FootJoy golf shoes and a Rolex. Published January 23, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Has anyone seen any grit?

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    The West formally surrendered to Iran on Monday, when the United States and the European Union suspended trade and other sanctions against Tehran. Published January 20, 2014

  • PRUDEN: The question to haunt the West

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    When the going gets tough, the tough are supposed to get going. But not in Obama World. Not in Hillary World, either. When the telephone rings at 3 o'clock in the morning the safe response is to let it ring. It might be bad news. Time to turn over and try to get back to sleep. Published January 16, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Christie's debt to a traffic jam

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Chris Christie owes a lot to the Fort Lee traffic jam. He's getting a lot of street cred with the conservatives who only yesterday were skeptical of the governor, remembering his wet-kiss romance with Barack Obama in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Published January 13, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Hillary's skeleton stampede

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Every night's going to be Halloween for the former Secretary of State. The skeletons in her closet are signing up now for the conga line. Published January 9, 2014

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