By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
On Feb. 15, a 150-foot asteroid buzzed by the Earth, and smaller meteors broke through the Russian sky. After reading Jonathan Last's "What to Expect When No One's Expecting: America's Coming Demographic Disaster," asteroids are the least of our worries.
When the new Congress cranks up in January, there will be more women, many new faces and 11 fewer tea party-backed House Republicans from the class of 2010 who sought a second term.
"In the Middle East, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?" asks a CNN survey released Monday. The simple question has multiple answers. Overall, 59 percent of Americans side with the Israelis, 13 precent with the Palestinians. Three percent sympathize with both, 11 percent with neither, and 13 percent have no opinion.
From the social conservative point of view, the election results were bad. Really bad. That does not mean bad for social conservatives, though. It means bad for the country.
President Obama is being compared to Batman. That's right. The Obama campaign believes the new blockbuster movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," set to be released this weekend, is an artistic reflection of political reality. According to many liberals, Mr. Obama is more than a leader.
Wouldn't it be awful if an important election hinged on some fat cats outspending the opposition? That was the liberals' excuse for the failure of Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to unseat Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday's recall election.
Liberals won a long-fought victory in Maryland, passing a bill Thursday that would make the state the eighth in the nation to approve gay marriage, while across the Potomac River, Republicans backpedaled for the second time in a week on major abortion-related legislation.
Herman Cain's rise as a presidential contender was supposed to prove that race didn't matter in the Republican Party. Mr. Cain is fast making it the only thing that does.
For the past few years, fear of China's predatory mercantilism has been growing steadily in America, both among the public and in privileged business and political circles. But last week, for the first time, one could discern the genuine possibility that America might actually do something about it - even if it means a trade war.
On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper won his third straight federal election since 2006 - and first majority-Conservative government. This means Canada-U.S. relations will remain strong for another four years.
Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday won his coveted majority government in elections that changed Canada's political landscape, with the opposition Liberals and Quebec separatists suffering a shattering defeat.
A four-month political impasse ended in the Netherlands on Thursday, as the country's first postwar minority government took office promising deep budget cuts and tightened immigration rules.
Democrats on Sunday renewed their attacks, accusing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce of using foreign money to influence midterm races, despite the Obama administration's acknowledgment that it had no evidence the charge was true.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who already decides whether liberals or conservatives win the Supreme Court's most closely contested cases, is about to take on an even more influential behind-the-scenes role with the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens.
President Bush has invested the bulk of his dwindling political capital to push through an unpopular immigration-reform bill, which is being seen as a last-ditch effort during his remaining 19 months in office to leave behind a domestic achievement.