”Can’t anybody here play this game?” That could be the ol’ perfessor, watching Barack Obama and his gang of sad sacks trying to manage the chaos and confusion in the Middle East, much of it of their own making. It’s clear now to nearly everyone that this president and his administration have cornered the market on ineptitude.
As the Islamic State expands the caliphate carved from what used to be Iraq and Syria, the American people demand that it be destroyed. Our ruling class responds with dysfunctional debate. Democrats blame Republicans for starting the Middle East’s war and vow not to worsen matters by intervening again, while most mainstream Republicans blame President Obama’s Democrats for throwing away what they call George W. Bush’s victory in Iraq and yearn for American “boots on the ground” to “save it.”
Many of today’s young feminists are less than enthusiastic about her candidacy for president.
The legacy media and the federal bureaucracy are really, really, hoping you’ll be distracted by the arrests of soccer executives. And if that’s not your speed, they have the drama of federal charges against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, sparking questions about blackmail, “bad acts” and Mr. Hastert’s time as a teacher and wrestling coach in his hometown.
There’s an old saying about politicians that they come to Washington promising to clean up the swamp, but then they discover it’s really a hot tub — and jump right in.
There are so many Republicans running or thinking about campaigning for president in 2016 that even political pundits are hard-pressed to name them all — and they come from all backgrounds, including even the field of medicine. The situation speaks to the notorious unprofessionalism of American politics. Our presidents have come from almost any source: the military, governorships, Congress, appointed government service, newspaper editorships (Warren Harding), even from academe (Woodrow Wilson and Barack Obama).
The governor of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, Takeshi Onaga, is amid a visit to Washington, D.C., the latest in a number of governors over the years to travel to the United States to “appeal” issues surrounding our base presence.
The Obama administration has finally released its long-awaited National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and other Pollinators. It’s the federal government’s answer to the alarming claims that honeybees are disappearing, threatening many crops that rely on the bees for pollination.
Make the face you show the world—in interviews, on the job, socially and professionally—the reflection of what’s in your heart and mind.
For the Republicans, worthy or not, Hillary and Bubba are the gift that keeps on giving. Whoever is responsible for writing the thank-you notes has a big job ahead. The dynamic duo keep a network of warehouses just to house and keep track of the gifts. No wonder Hillary needs her own Internet server.
New York Times columnist Gail Collins is on a tear. Her sense of civic rectitude oozes from her prose. Her characteristic breezy haughtiness is on full display. The moral imperative that has caught her fancy and led to two columns in as many months: Getting that angular-faced Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replacing him with a woman, preferably an African-American or American Indian.
This is a hard time to be a Democrat, especially a Democratic presidential candidate who’s been a loyal, down-the-line supporter of Barack Obama.
Like a thief in the night, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently denied eight separate petitions requesting the agency delay the implementation of new Internet regulations while they are challenged in court. While the late-afternoon news dump and decision was predictable, it is no less disappointing that the Internet will soon be subjected to 20th century telephone monopoly-era regulations.
We’ve all had a good chuckle at the expense of lawyers. Even my own mother has told a few jokes about her son the attorney. Unfortunately, some of these often-repeated set-ups — like the line of lawyers chasing after ambulances — have a firm basis in reality.
For a time, reset, concessions and appeasement work to delay wars. But finally, nations wake up, grasp their blunders, rearm and face down enemies.