President Obama knows nothing about making the economy grow. On his watch, America’s gross domestic product has inched forward at an annual average of 1.2 percent, according to World Bank data. We’re outclassed not only by Brazil, China and India, but by Mali, Guatemala, Swaziland and Vanuatu.
The Prohibitionists no longer smash casks of demon rum with a sledgehammer. Carrie Nation and her hatchet, the nemesis of many a saloonkeeper in days gone by, have retired to the history books. Soda pop and cigarettes have replaced booze as the national scourge.
Jason Carter wants to follow in his famous grandfather’s footsteps. Mr. Carter, a Democrat, is running for governor of Georgia, a position Jimmy Carter held for a term before moving on to the White House. Jason Carter is willing to say pretty much whatever it takes to win.
Whatever the final outcome of the seemingly politically based indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, it should be noted that the media’s references to his being the first Texas chief executive to be charged in nearly a century fails to provide the necessary historical background for the comparison.
One of the big differences between Democrats and Republicans is that we at least know what the Democrats stand for, whether we agree with it or not. For Republicans, though, we have to guess.
The languorous dog days of August were shattered by the recent tragic shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb.
Two recent interviews have been the topic of lively debate within the so-called “foreign-policy community.”
Billionaire Michael R. Bloomberg could learn a thing or two from the biblical story about an Israelite soldier named David, who went up against Goliath, a giant of a man and a powerful foe.
Many people in this country were shocked when the U.S. Navy recently announced the removal of all Bibles from military hotels under their control.
Robin Williams, who passed away last week at age 63, was one of the finest comedians of his generation.
Amidst the tickling political circus, many people have missed the big point. The President’s policies are not the root cause of his problems at all. They’re merely a symptom.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, called out the National Guard on Monday to restore order to the streets of Ferguson. Heavily armed soldiers will take the place of even more heavily armed police officers who had been assigned to prevent looting as the mobs gathered to riot.
Prosecutors in Texas could have done the nation a service with the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry of Texas. The indictment of him is so transparent as vindictive prosecution that it will surely topple by its own weight, and beyond that, it could focus needed light on the urgent need for prosecutorial reform.
A brighter smile can be readily available at the corner drugstore. Teeth-whitening kits can be used almost anywhere where a body can bear to sit still for a few minutes without talking or eating.
It’s been a bad year for Al Gore and his global warming buddies.