The international security meeting in Paris on Monday showcased a world in fear of the growing threat that the Islamic State poses to the global order.
Once upon a time, lobbyists were told they would have no place in the Obama administration. Transparency would put an end to business as usual in Washington. Alas, there’s no happy ending to this fairy tale. Lobbyists call the shots in this administration.
We’ve got to start dealing with the Islamic terror threat realistically.
America’s tax system is broken, and every taxpayer knows it. An ambitious entrepreneur who invents the next best thing should buy an airline ticket to almost anywhere else and take his business plan with him.
The terrorists of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, prey on weakness, like Islamic terrorists everywhere.
“Read my lips, no new taxes.” “I did not have sex with that woman … .” “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” Saying one thing and doing another — it’s the way of Washington.
I’m not a football fan, but everybody is having to watch a brilliant star being taken down and buried in a pile-up — his career jeopardized, his reputation in ruins.
Here are the dreary details on what’s been happening in our nation’s capital this week, but be forewarned: It isn’t a pretty picture.
Effective leaders never blow an uncertain trumpet. It neither inspires nor encourages, and only poisons the air. Better not to blow at all.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sensibly declined to attend yet another climate summit — this time called by Ban Ki-moon for Tuesday in New York under the auspices of the United Nations.
News media conflation of murder with execution has become deadly — to journalistic standards of accuracy.
The long-running debacle over the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a textbook case of corruption.
The federal government has a long, rich history of throwing money at projects resembling holes in the ground. This time, the National Park Service might have met its match in the Grand Canyon.
But peer pressure, bullying and ambition for good grades aren’t the sort of minefield California’s schools apparently fear most. They’re getting ready for the real thing, deploying mine-resistant vehicles, or MRAPs, against the day an invading army lays a booby trap on the playground.
Armies, which by definition are organized to kill people and break things, aren’t ordinarily used to build and preserve. But these are not ordinary times.