By Jay Sekulow
The left's outrage over the IRS turns to a plea to 'move on'
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Ralph Reed's now annual Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington last week drew a surprisingly small audience of mostly Protestant evangelical political activists — but still attracted a bevy of Republican political stars.
GOP Golden Boy Chris Christie is going to run in 2016, and he might not even do so as a Republican. Seriously.
It's the season of "Pomp and Circumstance," flavored with dashes of parental pride, as a rising generation in cap and gown marches solemnly into its future.
The argument among born-again Christians over their influence in American politics will rage once again at Ralph Reed's annual Faith & Freedom Coalition's three-day moveable talkfest that gets under way at prime locations Thursday in Washington.
The Treasury Department loves redesigning our money. A new $20 bill began circulating a decade ago, the $10 was changed in 2006, and the $5 was modified in 2008. In October, Ben Franklin will grace a new $100 that includes features that are supposed to make the work of counterfeiters harder.
As Congress takes up immigration reform, the last major amnesty in 1986 hangs heavily over the debate — a lesson for both sides in the perils of failing on border and employment security, even as they move for another round of legalization.
Ronald Reagan was not one to generally bestow nicknames on staff. He had nothing against nicknames, and in fact, over the years had himself picked up "Dutch" from his father and "the Gipper" from his portrayal of the dying George Gipp in "Knute Rockne, All American."
Mitt Romney has returned to public radar: He's no longer the docile guy meandering around the suburbs or grocery shopping in a post-campaign world. He's granting strategic interviews and he's got aggressive notions about the Republican Party, seeking to pull it from a wallow of social issues and combative identity crisis and into a business-minded mode.
The Republican Party's recent political struggles and electoral woes have led to an extensive period of self-evaluation. There has definitely been no shortage of criticism from various circles of interest about the party's policies, ideas and future.
The EPA is really scary and litigious and vindictive and, we now know, hates humans. Humans are, after all, the problem. The whole problem. The only problem.
Among the 140 participants at the Bilderberg Conference that begins Thursday in the spectacular Grove Hotel, some 20 miles northwest of London: American Enterprise Institute fellow Richard Perle, former CIA Director David H. Petraeus, former World Bank President James Wolfensohn, former Treasury secretaries Timothy F. Geithner and Robert Rubin, Washington Post CEO Donald Graham, Stratfor geopolitical analyst Robert Kaplan, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and The Economist Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait.
Sen. Rand Paul introduced himself to Silicon Valley's richest technology giants, met with top-tier members of the Republican intellectual establishment, addressed 1,000 invited guests at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Sunday wound up a seven-day trip to California by winning warm reviews for his sermons at three evangelical church services.
Those who recall the Air Force's Strategic Air Command and the intense days of the Cold War will be pleased to know that "peace through strength," the motto of the aforementioned command, is still alive and well, adopted as the philosophy behind the Center for Security Policy. "SAC" was home to a host of formidable bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles from 1946 to 1992.
Sen. Rand Paul put a palatable price tag on federal spending Friday night — precisely. The Kentucky Republican said Uncle Sam's acceptable payout peg is is “actually for $2.6 trillion dollars’ worth of government."
He told his friend Vic Gold he wasn't scared, though, because at that age, most boys thought they were indestructible.
In that book, he told of how Reagan asked him and his wife, Bonnie, to fly over with him on Air Force One for the 40th anniversary speech, elegantly crafted by Peggy Noonan.