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Two Years, Two Obamas

Somebody’s got to point out the ironies, hypocrisy, madness, and lies of President Obama, so here goes: July 13, 2009: Obama speaks at a rally for ObamaCare, and in response to a question, claims that his plan won’t “pull the

With Friends Like These…

If you’ve been a longtime, stalwart ally of the United States, you’d better run for your life. Since Barack Obama has been president, he has managed to diss each one of our allies, in varying degrees of seriousness from merely

Raped By 'Democracy'

CBS war correspondent Lara Logan went to Egypt to cover the protests against Hosni Mubarek in its early, heady days of hope n’ change. She was detained, interrogated, and released. Undeterred, she returned to Egypt last week to continue covering

Obama Channels his Inner Mubarak

While the world focuses its attention on the revolt against the dictator in Egypt, we’ve got an American president exhibiting his own dictatorial tendencies. Over the past week, Obama’s signature “achievement,” the monstrous ObamaCare, was ruled unconstitutional by a second

Hillary Strikes Again: The Worst Secretary of State

Simply by virtue of being married to Bill, being a woman, and being as left-wing and progressive as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton gets a pass on pretty much everything. The media swoon over what a trailblazer she’s been, how brilliant

The Democrats' 'Buck Up' Strategy

So the new Democrat talking point is: Buck up! Somebody—perhaps Rahm Emanuel in his last masterstroke as Chief of Staff before he leaves to wreak havoc on Chicago—said to himself, “Self! The party is in deep, deep doo-doo, so we’ve

The Chicago Machine Changes Gears

In the Mother of All Political Machines, there will be a changing of the guard. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, scion of the most ruthless and relentless political machine in American political history, has announced that he will not seek a

Animal Farm 2.0

First, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg stepped in it over the proposed Ground Zero mosque by sanctimoniously declaring his support for freedom of religion. That was a real profile in courage, since he knew very well the issue had nothing

Jobless Nation: Heckuva Job, Barack

Earlier this season, Team Obama launched a PR offensive designed to convince Americans that a real economic recovery was underway. They called it “Recovery Summer!” Note the exclamation point. They wanted you to really, really get that they believed we

The Afghan War Docs Leak: Who Benefits?

During the Bush years, when the fight against Islamic terror was still relatively new, big newspapers and other media outlets raced to publish or broadcast major state secrets of the war. The New York Times splashed all over its front

The Afghan War Docs Leak: Who Benefits?

During the Bush years, when the fight against Islamic terror was still relatively new, big newspapers and other media outlets raced to publish or broadcast major state secrets of the war. The New York Times splashed all over its front

McChrystal Goes Rogue… Again

Shortly after President Obama assumed the Commander-in-Chief duties, he retired the existing commanding general in Afghanistan and hand-picked his successor: General Stanley McChrystal. McChrystal was always known as a brash and outspoken military man, an expert in counterinsurgency, greatly respected

Gulf Oil Leak: Carlton Banks to the Rescue!

Since the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew up on April 20, President Obama has been rightly and roundly criticized for his lethargic, passionless, and ineffective response to the crisis. We’re now into the 7th week of this catastrophe, and

Gulf Oil Crisis: Questions for Spike Lee and Kanye West

Now that we are well into the 6th week (Day 43) of the catastrophe in the Gulf, furiously gushing oil continues to destroy one of the world’s most gorgeous and valuable estuaries: it’s lapping up in and around New Orleans

Military 'Intelligence?'

Over the past decade or so, there’s been a movement in our schools to make every kid a winner. In gym class, in sports events, in spelling bees, in tests of every kind, every child was often given an award

Kagan: THIS Harriet Miers Will Get Confirmed

In 2005, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announced her retirement. 
President Bush (with the oh-so-“helpful” suggestion from Democrat Harry 
Reid) then named White House Counsel Harriet Miers as his choice to replace 
her. A firestorm erupted. Critics on the

The Case of the Mysterious Disappearing Religion

Islam? Islam? Bueller? Bueller? Anyone? Anyone? We awake to news that after extraordinary police work, investigators have made an arrest in the attempted car bombing of Times Square in New York. Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani native-turned-naturalized-U.S.-citizen, was taken into custody

Obama's Tangled Webs

Today is Earth Day, so if you haven’t already, sprawl yourself on the ground 
and give Mother Earth a great big hug. The president and vice president 
decided to mark Earth Day by hightailing it to New York City. I

Obama and Wall Street: I Love You! I Hate You!

In old movies (and a lot of new ones too), there is the usual formula of romantic tension between the leading man and the leading lady. They usually start out hating each other but ultimately find themselves drawn to each

Obama in Outer Space on Tax Day

On the issues that matter most, the president is always somewhere else. Exhibit A) For most Americans, the economy is the most pressing issue. We just got last week’s jobs report, and it wasn’t good. For the second week in

Maybe if He Stopped Bowing

Here we go again. President Obama bowed to the Chinese President and the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Hu Jintao, when they met in Washington yesterday. This latest bow comes after a string of previously humiliating and ridiculous

Voicemails Expose Left's Racism

In an blockbuster interview airing this weekend on my nationally syndicated radio show, a prominent black conservative blew the lid off the racism of the Left. Dr. Christopher Metzler, Associate Dean of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University, told me of