Instead of showing endless loops of IRS employees wasting taxpayer dollars line-dancing -- Breaking news: Government employees waste millions of your dollars every single day! -- I think it would be more useful for the public to hear a few crucial facts about the exploding scandal at the Internal Revenue Service.At Tuesday's congressional hearings on the IRS, witnesses provided shocking details about the agency's abuse of conservative groups.The IRS leaked the donor list of The National Organization for Marriage to their political opponents, the pro-gay-marriage Human Rights Campaign. ... More »TIPS FOR RIGHT-WINGERS ON THE IRS SCANDAL
Opinion - Ann Coulter
It's been a bad few weeks for cultural assimilation. Last month, two welfare-receiving immigrants in the United States, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, set off bombs at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring hundreds. By the end of the week, they had murdered a cop and engaged in a wild shoot-out and bomb-throwing melee with the police.Last week, a couple of ethnic Nigerians butchered a British soldier with meat cleavers in broad daylight on a bustling street in a London suburb, then boasted about the murder in video interviews with bystanders. ... More »SEND US YOUR VIOLENT BIGOTS, YEARNING TO BUTCHER OUR CITIZENS
At first I thought the IRS scandal was leaked to distract from the Benghazi scandal. But that didn't make sense because the IRS scandal is a more obvious abuse of power than the White House lying about the murder of four Americans in Libya.Before I had resolved which scandal was distracting from which, we found out the Department of Justice was spying on The Associated Press -- not to protect national security, but to prevent the AP from scooping the White House. Then, this week, it broke that the Department of Justice was also spying on Fox News for reasons that remain unexplained. ... More »WHEN DID WE VOTE TO BECOME MEXICO?
The Heritage Foundation recently issued a comprehensive report showing that Sen. Marco Rubio's plan to instantly legalize 11.5 million illegal immigrants would add $6.3 trillion to the nation's budget deficits over the next 50 years. Heritage assumed there are 11.5 million illegals, but other estimates put the number at 33 million, which would mean adding another $18 trillion to the deficit. To put that in perspective, the largest U.S. budget deficit in history was $1.4 trillion in 2009. ... More »HERE'S THAT 'DYNAMIC SCORING' YOU'VE ASKED FOR, SENATOR
Every few months since at least 2006, The New York Times takes time out from brow-beating Evangelicals to praise them for supporting amnesty for illegal aliens.Most of the "Evangelicals" the Times cites are liberal frauds, far from "unlikely allies" in amnesty, as alleged. It is a specialty of the left to pose as something they're not in order to create the impression of a zeitgeist. The only one I haven't seen quoted yet is the ACLU's minister, Barry Lynn.The Times keeps touting Evangelicals for Amnesty as evidence of a "shift," a "change of heart" and a "secret weapon. ... More »BEWARE OF LIBERALS WHO COME IN EVANGELICALS' CLOTHING
You can tell the conservatives liberals fear most because they start being automatically referred to as "discredited." Ask Sen. Ted Cruz. But no one is called "discredited" by liberals more often than the inestimable economist John Lott, author of the groundbreaking book "More Guns, Less Crime."Lott's economic analysis of the effect of concealed-carry laws on violent crime is the most thoroughly vetted study in the history of economics, perhaps in the history of the world. ... More »AMERICA'S MOST FEARED ECONOMIST
The people of Boston are no longer being terrorized by the Marathon bombers, but amnesty supporters sure are.On CNN's "State of the Union" last weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham's response to the Boston Marathon bombers being worthless immigrants who hate America -- one of whom the FBI cleared even after being tipped off by Russia -- was to announce: "The fact that we could not track him has to be fixed. ... More »THE PROBLEM ISN'T JUST ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, IT'S LEGAL IMMIGRATION, TOO
When Republicans start lying like Democrats, you can guess they are pushing an idea that's bad for America. During his William Ginsburg-like tour of the Sunday talk shows last weekend, Sen. Marco Rubio was the Mount Vesuvius of lies about his immigration bill.Here is how Rubio explained the powerful border-enforcing mechanism in his bill on "Fox News Sunday," which he denied was merely a meaningless goal:"Basically, Homeland Security will have five years to meet that goal. ... More »IF RUBIO'S AMNESTY IS SO GREAT, WHY IS HE LYING?
Obama has been draping himself in families of the children murdered in Newtown.MSNBC's Martin Bashir suggested that Republican senators need to have a member of their families killed for them to support the Democrats' gun proposals. (Let's start with Meghan McCain!)In a bizarre version of "A Christmas Carol," CNN's Carol Costello fantasized about "a mother who lost her child," showing up and knocking on Sen. ... More »LIBERALS GO CRAZY FOR THE MENTALLY ILL
The New York Times' kazillion-word, March 17 article by Michael Luo on the failures of state courts to get guns out of the hands of men in domestic violence situations has caused a sensation.The main purpose of the article was to tweak America's oldest civil rights organization, the National Rifle Association, for opposing some of the more rash anti-gun proposals being considered by state legislatures, such as allowing courts to take away a person's firearms on the basis of a temporary restraining order.It's a new position for liberals to oppose the rights of the accused. ... More »THE LEFT'S CONTINUING WAR ON WOMEN
I had barely left the stage at CPAC when Republicans did the exact thing I told them not to do.Contrary to giddy liberals writing the obituary of the Republican Party, the nation has not swung left. Republicans just keep losing easy races through unforced errors. I advised them to stop doing that.Not two days later, in the Republican primary for Tim Scott's old congressional seat from South Carolina, among the top two finalists was Mark Sanford, the Todd Akin of South Carolina. ... More »WHERE'S LUCA BRASI WHEN YOU NEED HIM?
Like the proverbial monkey typing for infinity and getting Shakespeare, Mayor Bloomberg's obsession with reforming New Yorkers' health has finally produced a brilliant ad campaign.Posters are popping up in subway stations and bus stops giving statistics about teen pregnancy that show cute little kids saying things like, "Honestly, Mom ... chances are he won't stay with you. What happens to me?" and "I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen. ... More »TROUBLE IN THE NANNY STATE
Republicans don't control the U.S. Senate and they don't have the presidency. Instead of wasting time and energy in doomed efforts to defeat President Obama's Cabinet nominees or sucking up to illegal aliens, why not focus on issues where Republicans can be off-the-charts popular while forcing Democrats into taking stupid positions?After the slaughters at Virginia Tech, Aurora, Colo., Tucson, Ariz., and Newtown, Conn., every sentient person knows we need to do something about institutionalizing the mentally ill and -- at the very least -- keeping guns out of their hands. ... More »MAYBE REPUBLICANS SHOULD TRY BEING POPULAR
Having given up on trying to persuade Americans that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens will reduce the murder rate, Democrats have turned to their usual prohibitionary argument: "Why does anyone need (an assault weapon, a 30-round magazine, a semiautomatic, etc., etc.)?"Phony conservative Joe Manchin, who won his U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia with an ad showing him shooting a gun, said, "I don't know anyone (who) needs 30 rounds in a clip. ... More »WHY DOES ANYONE NEED TO READ ABOUT CELEBRITIES?
Having just lost an election, many Republicans are anxious to remake our party in the image of Democrats. The theory seems to be that whatever we're doing isn't working, so we better change everything.But in fact, whatever Republicans did in 2012 -- other than an overly long primary fight -- worked amazingly well, given the circumstances.In a detailed analysis of the 2012 election, William A. Galston, a fellow with the liberal Brookings Institution, makes a number of fascinating observations that Republicans would do well to consider before embracing amnesty, abortion, gay marriage and ... More »THE REPUBLICANS' PRIMARY PROBLEM
Apart from finding out that Barack Obama did far worse in his re-election than nearly any other incumbent who won re-election, the only thing that perked me up after Nov. 6 was coming across a Time magazine published after the 2004 election, when George W. Bush won a second term.In the mirror image of all the 2012 post-election analyses, the Democrats were said to be finished, out of ideas, hopelessly unpopular. It's like watching MSNBC, with the word "Democrats" replaced with "Republicans. ... More »RUBIO'S AMNESTY: A PATH TO OBLIVION FOR THE GOP
The good news is: Obama and the Senate Democrats have no intention of passing more idiotic gun legislation in response to the Newtown massacre. The bad news is that they also have no intention of passing any legislation about the mentally ill, which would actually do something to reduce these mass shootings.Instead, the Democrats will jawbone about "assault weapons" and other meaningless gun laws for the sole purpose of scaring soccer moms into hating the National Rifle Association. Expect to hear a lot about Republicans preferring "the gun lobby" to "children. ... More »ENDING GUN VIOLENCE REQUIRES COMMITMENT, NOT ALL OF IT VOLUNTARY
Seung-Hui Cho, who committed the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, had been diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder as a child and placed under treatment.But Virginia Tech was prohibited from being told about Cho's mental health problems because of federal privacy laws.At college, Cho engaged in behavior even more bizarre than the average college student. He stalked three women and, at one point, went totally silent, refusing to speak even to his roommates. ... More »GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE, THE MENTALLY ILL DO
In Sunday's New York Times, Elisabeth Rosenthal claimed, as the title of her article put it, "More Guns = More Killing." She based this on evidence that would never be permitted in any other context at the Times: (1) anecdotal observations; and (2) bald assertions of an activist, blandly repeated with absolutely no independent fact-checking by the Times. ... More »DOING THE RESEARCH THE NEW YORK TIMES WON'T DO
NOTE TO EDITORS: This is an updated version of a column by Ann Coulter that first ran several years ago in December.Is it just me, or does Kwanzaa seem to come earlier and earlier each year? And let's face it, Kwanzaa's gotten way too commercialized.A few years ago, I suspended my annual Kwanzaa column because my triumph over this fake holiday seemed complete. The only people still celebrating Kwanzaa were presidential-statement writers and white female public school teachers.But it seems to be creeping back. A few weeks ago, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. ... More »KWANZAA: HOLIDAY BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FBI
In the wake of a monstrous crime like a madman's mass murder of defenseless women and children at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation's attention is riveted on what could have been done to prevent such a massacre.Luckily, some years ago, two famed economists, William Landes at the University of Chicago and John Lott at Yale, conducted a massive study of multiple victim public shootings in the United States between 1977 and 1995 to see how various legal changes affected their frequency and death toll. ... More »WE KNOW HOW TO STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS
Republicans have been forced into a Hobson's choice of either letting the Bush tax cuts expire for everyone or agreeing to a tax hike on the top 2 percent of income earners (not to be confused with "the rich," who have already made, inherited or married their money).If Republicans object to the Democrats' hitting job creators with a tax hike, three things will happen: Taxes will go up for everyone; Republicans will be seen as the "party of the rich"; and the inevitable economic collapse will be blamed on Republicans. ... More »TAX RICH LIBERALS
I apologize to America's young people, whose dashed dreams and dim employment prospects I had laughed at, believing these to be a direct result of their voting for Obama.On closer examination, it turns out that young voters, aged 18-29, overwhelmingly supported Romney. But only the white ones.According to Pew Research, 54 percent of white voters under 30 voted for Romney and only 41 percent for Obama. That's the same percentage Reagan got from the entire white population in 1980. Even the Lena Dunham demographic -- white women under 30 -- slightly favored Romney. ... More »AMERICA NEARS EL TIPPING POINTO
One bright spot of Barack Obama's re-election was knowing that unemployment rates were about to soar for the precise groups that voted for him -- young people, unskilled workers and single women with degrees in gender studies. But now the Democrats are sullying my silver lining by forcing Republicans to block an utterly pointless tax-raising scheme in order to blame the coming economic Armageddon on them.Democrats are proposing to reinstate the Bush tax cuts for everyone ... except "the rich. ... More »MAKE THE DEMOCRATS OWN THE OBAMA ECONOMY
Small minds always leap to the answers given the last time around, which is probably why Maxine Waters keeps getting re-elected. But the last time is not necessarily the same as this time. A terrorist attack is not the same as the Cold War, a war in Afghanistan is not the same as a war in Iraq, and Mitt Romney is not the same as John McCain or Bob Dole. ... More »ROMNEY WAS NOT THE PROBLEM
Liberals brag about having won the hearts and minds of America, as if, through logic and argument, they've persuaded people to accept their bankrupt European socialist ideas.Democrats haven't changed anyone's mind. They changed the people.More white people voted for Mitt Romney this year than voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980. Barack Obama lost white voters by 20 points -- the widest margin since 1984.But in 1980, whites were 88 percent of the electorate. In 2012, they were 72 percent of the electorate. Not only that, but the non-white electorate is far more Democratic than it was in 1980. ... More »DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY
We spent billions of dollars and billions of words on an election to switch from President Obama, a Democratic Senate and a Republican House to President Obama, a Democratic Senate and a Republican House.Every election predictor was wrong, except one: Incumbents usually win.Republicans have taken out a sitting president only once in the last century, and that was in 1980 when Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter. Sadly, Reagan's record remains secure.The Democrats ran up against the incumbency problem in 2004. ... More »DON'T BLAME ROMNEY
The single most important issue in this election is ending the national nightmare of Obamacare.If Obamacare if not stopped, it will permanently change the political culture of this country. There will be no going back. America will become a less productive, less wealthy nation. What wealth remains will have to be plowed into Obamacare -- to the delight only of the tens of thousands of government bureaucrats administering it.There won't be one moment marking the end of America. ... More »ROMNEY IS WHAT THE COUNTRY NEEDS NOW
New York can be a lonely and desolate city. My only date on this rainy Tuesday night is Chris Matthews -- the last liberal left who will still talk to me about race.The rest of the Non-Fox Media are lying in wait, hoping I'll disappear so they can revive the old chestnuts about racist Republicans again.Among many such myths, there's Reagan's Philadelphia speech, George W. Bush's speech at Bob Jones University, someone yelling "Kill him" at the mention of Barack Obama's name at a Sarah Palin rally, tea partiers calling Rep. ... More »OBAMA: HALF-BLACK BUT ALL DEMOCRAT
Liberal racism sightings have become like a lunatic's version of "Where's Waldo?" Kevin Baker of Harper's magazine says Romney's referring to his "five boys" in last week's debate was how he "slyly found a way" to call Obama a "boy." Says Baker: "How the right's hard-core racists must have howled at that!"MSNBC's Chris Matthews says the word "apartment" is racist because black people live in apartments. He also says the word "Chicago" is racist because -- despite its well-known reputation as the home of Al Capone and the Daley machine -- a lot of black people live there, too. ... More »GOT RACISM?
If one were trying to prove in court that MSNBC is crazily biased, you could do worse than submitting Rachel Maddow's Tuesday night show.She was discussing the recently released June 2007 tape of Barack Obama using Hillary Clinton's black accent to tell an audience of black preachers that the U.S. government doesn't care about black people, Maddow explained with her typical leaden sarcastic wit that the tape reveals Obama's "secret plan to be way more black than he seems to you now. ... More »MSNBC'S MOTTO: 'LEAN RACIST'
Democrats spent the first century of this country's existence refusing to treat black people like human beings, and the second refusing to treat them like adults.After fighting the Civil War to continue enslaving black people and then subjecting newly freed black Americans to vicious, humiliating Jim Crow laws and Ku Klux Klan violence, Democrats set about frantically rewriting their own ugly history.Step 1: Switch "Democrat" to "Southerner";Step 2: Switch "Southerner" to "conservative Democrat";Step 3: Switch "conservative Democrat" to "conservative. ... More »LIBERALS CAN'T BREAK 200-YEAR RACISM HABIT
Only our totally unbiased watchdog media could turn the burning of U.S. embassies in countries where Barack Obama had recently supported mob revolts into Mitt Romney's blunder. Journalists couldn't risk having Obama's campaign slogan "Osama is dead" being amended with "and so is our ambassador. ... More »ELITIST, OUT-OF-TOUCH MEDIA COMPLAIN ROMNEY NOT A REGULAR GUY
When President Obama intervened in Libya last year, he claimed that "it's in our national interest to act" to remove a tyrant who -- in response to Bush's invasion of Iraq -- had just given up his weapons of mass destruction and pledged to be America's BFF.Apparently Gadhafi neglected to also tell Obama, "I've got your back."Obama said: "We must stand alongside those who believe in the same core principles that have guided us through many storms ... ... More »LIBYA COMMEMORATES 9/11
Apparently, Monday, Aug. 27, was opening day for Hysterical Liberal Sanctimony About Imagined Republican Racism. During this first round, The New York Times, The Atlantic and the TV networks each put in a splendid showing.I'd need a book to cover it all! HOLD ON! I HAVE ONE -- "Mugged: Racial Demagoguery From the Seventies to Obama," available in fine bookstores near you Sept. 25, 2012.Today, we will focus on the outstanding individual performance of the man who, since the departure of Contessa Brewer, is widely regarded by his colleagues as the stupidest on-air personality at MSNBC. ... More »MATTHEWS A FEW RACE CARDS SHORT OF A FULL DECK
Relying on Todd Akin's sense of decency has not worked. Within hours of his idiotic comments about "legitimate rape," Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS pulled out millions of dollars in funding for the Missouri Senate race. Akin didn't get the hint.Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, withdrew all funding from the Missouri race. Akin still refused to quit.Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a major Christian and tea party favorite, immediately called for Akin to withdraw from the race -- nothing. ... More »MISSOURI: THE 'SHOW ME ANOTHER G.O.P. CANDIDATE' STATE
My smash best-seller "Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America" has just come out in paperback -- and not a moment too soon! Democrats always become especially mob-like during presidential election campaigns.The "root cause" of the Democrats' wild allegations against Republicans, their fear of change, their slogans and insane metaphors, are all explained by mass psychology, diagnosed more than a century ago by the French psychologist Gustave Le Bon, on whose work much of my own book is based. ... More »WHY LIBERALS BEHAVE THE WAY THEY DO
Fifty years from now, everyone will agree that Karl Rove committed treason by revealing the identity of CIA "spy" Valerie Plame, tea partiers shouted the N-word at a black congressman and Duke lacrosse players gang-raped a stripper.Liberals tell whopping lies, and most conservatives can't be bothered to learn history.In the last few days, we've heard both George Will and Charles Krauthammer, otherwise intelligent people, repeating bogus Democratic talking points about how Joe McCarthy allegedly smeared innocents with false allegations. ... More »LIBERALS' SECRET WEAPON: REPUBLICANS WHO DON'T READ
Mitt Romney presents one enormous problem for Barack Obama's campaign: No divorce records. That's why the media are so hot to get their hands on Romney's tax records for the past 25 years. They need something to "pick through, distort and lie about" -- as the Republican candidate says.Obama's usual campaign method, used in 100 percent of his races, has been to pry into the private records of his opponents. ... More »OBAMA'S SIGNATURE MOVE: UNSEALING PRIVATE RECORDS
I feel awful about what happened in Colorado, but can we stop the hugging and the teddy bears? Just as society can become inured to violence, it can also become inured to sentiment. There is nothing so hackneyed in the world of photojournalism as pictures of the hugging and the shrines with candles and teddy bears after a tragedy, with a piano softly trilling in the background.This accomplishes nothing. If you want to do something, please write a check to a good charity, a family financially harmed by the shooting, or send flowers to a specific person. ... More »OBSCURITY: NO CRUELER PUNISHMENT!
Most Americans don't care about whether Attorney General Eric Holder is hiding Fast and Furious documents because they don't understand the story.Until someone can tell us otherwise, there is only one explanation for why President Obama's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gave thousands of guns to Mexican drug dealers: It put guns in their hands to strengthen liberals' argument for gun control.Precisely because this is such a jaw-dropping accusation -- criminality at the highest level of government to score a political point -- Republicans refuse to make it. ... More »FAST AND FURIOUS IS NOT A D.C. LAW FIRM
(Editors: This column is adapted from "Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America.")It has become fashionable to equate the French and American revolutions, but they share absolutely nothing in common beyond the word "revolution." The American Revolution was a movement based on ideas, painstakingly argued by serious men in the process of creating what would become the freest, most prosperous nation in world history.The French Revolution was a revolt of the mob. ... More »ON JULY 4, REMEMBER: WE ARE NOT FRENCH
Forget executive privilege, contempt of Congress, "fast and furious," how many documents the government has produced and who said what to whom on which date.The Obama administration has almost certainly engaged in the most shockingly vile corruption scandal in the history of the country, not counting the results of Season Eight on "American Idol. ... More »THE BIGGEST SCANDAL IN U.S. HISTORY
A Michigan legislator, Lisa Brown, gave a speech in the statehouse last week that would have made her right at home in a women's studies course at a local community college, but a wacko in a group of actual legislators.She commented on a pending abortion bill by first announcing that she was Jewish, kept kosher, described her various sets of plates, and then saying that Jewish law makes abortion mandatory to save the life of the mother.This had absolutely nothing to do with the bill being considered, but it may explain why there are no Jewish Tim Tebows. ... More »VULGARIANS ON THE LOOSE!
Last week, President Obama said "the private sector is doing fine." This was not reassuring to those of us who suspect the Democrats haven't the first idea what "private sector" means.He did not help matters by becoming lachrymose over the suffering of public sector employees: "Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government. ... And so, if Republicans want to be helpful, if they really want to move forward and put people back to work, what they should be thinking about is, how do we help state and local governments ... ... More »OBAMA'S PUBLIC SECTOR FULL EMPLOYMENT PLAN
I watched the Wisconsin returns on MSNBC Tuesday night, and it came right down to the wire between "the Democrats were outspent 7-to-1" and "Republicans are stripping union rights!" As we go to press it's still too close to call.President Obama wanted to go to Wisconsin, but he just didn't have time. He's been doing so many campaign fundraisers lately he barely has time to play golf.The left's "outspent" argument is ridiculous. ... More »THE RECALL HEARD AROUND THE WORLD
An election almost as important as the presidential election will be held next Tuesday, and conservatives aren't making a big deal of it, just as they didn't make a fuss over the 2008 Minnesota Senate election as Al Franken stole it from under their noses. (Gov. Tim Pawlenty: "Minnesota has a reputation for clean and fair and good elections. We've got 4,100 precincts run by volunteers. They do a good job, and we thank them.")The public sector unions are trying to oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office for impinging on their princely, taxpayer-supported lifestyles. ... More »GOP WHISTLING PAST THE END OF AMERICA
It's been breaking news all over MSNBC, liberal blogs, newspapers and even The Wall Street Journal: "Federal spending under Obama at historic lows ... It's clear that Obama has been the most fiscally moderate president we've had in 60 years." There's even a chart!I'll pause here to give you a moment to mop up the coffee on your keyboard. Good? OK, moving on ...This shocker led to around-the-clock smirk fests on MSNBC. ... More »FIGURES DON'T LIE: DEMOCRATS DO
The real class warfare in this country isn't rich vs. poor, it's government employees vs. we, the taxpayers, who pay their salaries.Working for the government is supposed to be a trade-off: You can't be fired and don't have to exert yourself, but you will receive smaller remuneration than in the private sector, where layoffs are common (especially in the Obama economy!). ... More »SACRIFICIAL SCAMS
Elizabeth Warren, who also goes by her Indian name, "Lies on Race Box," is in big heap-um trouble. The earnest, reform-minded liberal running for Senate against Scott Brown, R-Mass., lied about being part-Cherokee to get a job at Harvard.Harvard took full advantage of Warren's lie, bragging to The Harvard Crimson about her minority status during one of the near-constant student protests over insufficient "diversity" in the faculty. Warren also listed herself as an Indian in law school faculty directories and, just last month, said, "I am very proud of my Native American heritage. ... More »ELIZABETH WARREN DANCES WITH LIES
On no issue is the elite/American divide so great as on immigration. For decades, a majority of Americans have wanted to decrease immigration. Not just illegal immigration -- all immigration.Nearly three times as many Americans support reducing immigration as want it to stay the same, according to Gallup polls. A grand total of 5 percent of the population want to increase legal immigration -- 10 times less than want to decrease it. I myself would like to deport the people responsible for our current immigration policies. ... More »DEPORT THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT
The actual Republican Establishment –- political consultants, The Wall Street Journal, corporate America, former Bush advisers and television pundits -- are exhorting Mitt Romney to flip-flop on his very non-Establishment position on illegal immigration.Both as governor of Massachusetts and as a presidential candidate, Romney has supported a fence on the border, E-Verify to ensure that employees are legal and allowing state police to arrest illegal aliens. He is the rare Republican who recognizes that in-state tuition, driver's licenses and amnesty are magnets for more illegal immigration. ... More »ROMNEY DOING THE JOB REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT JUST WON'T DO
Liberals have leapt on the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida to push for the repeal of "stand your ground" laws and to demand tighter gun control. (MSNBC'S Karen Finney blamed "the same people who stymied gun regulation at every point.") This would be like demanding more funding for the General Services Administration after seeing how its employees blew taxpayer money on a party weekend in Las Vegas. ... More »NEGROES WITH GUNS
In a fast-changing world, a common mistake is to keep fighting the last war.For example, why would Republicans support sending more troops to Afghanistan, when that war was long over, or helping topple Moammar Gadhafi, who had become an ally in the war on terrorism? Some Republicans seem to support all military deployments just out of habit.For years after the 9/11 terrorist attack on America, Democrats hysterically bemoaned any military action, especially in Iraq. ... More »FIGHTING THE LAST WAR
The reason tea partiers carried signs saying "Read the Constitution!" was that we were hoping people would read the Constitution. ... More »VERILLI NOT ADMINISTRATION'S WORST LAWYER, AFTER ALL
Even after the Duke lacrosse case, Texaco executives allegedly using the N-word in private meetings -- which turned out to be "St. Nicholas" -- the Tawana Brawley case, not to mention virtual hailstorms of racist graffiti and nooses materializing on college campuses, all of which invariably end up having been put there by the alleged victims, the Non-Fox Media (NFM) didn't even pause before conjuring a racist plot in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida last month. ... More »'POST-RACIAL' LYNCH MOB
Any Republican governor of a blue state who manages to balance the budget without raising taxes should be a nominee for Mount Rushmore, to say nothing of president.Mitt Romney was governor of a state so blue, it's North Korea with more Irish people, and he balanced the budget without raising taxes.Even Ronald Reagan raised taxes as governor of California, imposing a $1 billion tax increase his first year in office. It was the largest tax hike by a governor in the nation's history, raising income, corporate, sales and inheritance taxes. Five years later, Reagan raised taxes again by another $1. ... More »SEND LIZZIE BORDEN TO WASHINGTON
Did I miss the deadline for alternative opinions on Sandra Fluke?What with liberal women constantly talking about their vaginas suddenly pretending to be offended by the word "slut," and conservatives pretending to be as pussified as liberals about the nasty names they've been called, I never got an answer to the most pressing question about Sandra Fluke: Who are you again?Was Fluke dragged out of obscurity after the women of America took a vote and chose her as our spokeswoman? (BEGIN ITAL)Please, Sandra, we know how deeply private, publicity-shy and terribly busy with law school you are, but ... More »THE VAGINA DIATRIBES
Mitt Romney won more than twice as many delegates on Super Tuesday as Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum. The Non-Fox Media's take-away is that Romney suffered a major setback Tuesday night.No matter what happens, Barack Obama's boosters in the NFM portray it as a debilitating blow to Romney. On Nov. 7, The New York Times' headline will be: "Romney ekes out narrow electoral victory, leaving race uncertain. ... More »ROMNEY CAMPAIGN DRAGGED DOWN BY HUGE HAUL OF DELEGATES
Earlier this week, Mitt Romney got into trouble for saying, "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me." To comprehend why the political class reacted as if Romney had just praised Hitler, you must understand that his critics live in a world in which no one can ever be fired -- a world known as "the government."(And a tip for you Washington types: Just because a person became rich without working for government doesn't mean he is "Wall Street." A venture capital firm in Boston that tries to rescue businesses headed for bankruptcy, for example, is not "Wall Street. ... More »WHO WOULDN'T ENJOY FIRING THESE PEOPLE?
In the upcoming presidential election, two issues are more important than any others: repealing Obamacare and halting illegal immigration. If we fail at either one, the country will be changed permanently.Taxes can be raised and lowered. Regulations can be removed (though they rarely are). Attorneys general and Cabinet members can be fired. Laws can be repealed. Even Supreme Court justices eventually die.But capitulate on illegal immigration, and the entire country will have the electorate of California. There will be no turning back. ... More »ONLY ONE CANDIDATE IS RIGHT ON TWO MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES
Bored with the Penn State scandal because it didn't implicate any prominent Republicans, the mainstream media have suddenly become obsessed with Grover Norquist's "Taxpayer Protection Pledge." They are monomaniacally fixated on luring Republicans into raising taxes.If Democrats could balance the budget tomorrow and quadruple government spending, they'd refuse the deal unless they could also make Republicans break their tax pledge. That is their single-minded goal. ... More »I'LL GLADLY PAY YOU TUESDAY FOR A TAX INCREASE TODAY
Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the country -- Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington, D.C. -- but never in Chicago.So it's curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama consigliere David Axelrod.Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O'Grady, who is close with David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard M. ... More »DAVID AXELROD'S PATTERN OF SEXUAL MISBEHAVIOR
So far, the only major accomplishment of the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters is that they have finally put an end to their previous initiative, "Occupy Our Mothers' Basements."Oddly enough for such a respectable-looking group -- a mixture of adolescents looking for a cause, public sector union members, drug dealers, criminals, teenage runaways, people who have been at every protest since the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, Andrea Dworkin look-alikes, people 95 percent of whose hair is concentrated in their ponytails and other average Democrats -- they can't even explain what they're protesting. ... More »WINGLESS, BLOODSUCKING AND PARASITIC: MEET THE FLEA PARTY!
I am not the first to note the vast differences between the Wall Street protesters and the tea partiers. To name three: The tea partiers have jobs, showers and a point.No one knows what the Wall Street protesters want -- as is typical of mobs. They say they want Obama re-elected, but claim to hate "Wall Street." You know, the same Wall Street that gave its largest campaign donation in history to Obama, who, in turn, bailed out the banks and made Goldman Sachs the fourth branch of government. ... More »THIS IS WHAT A MOB LOOKS LIKE
Liberals, whose entire political strategy is the smoke and mirrors of showbiz, have concluded that Rick Perry put in a poor performance at last week's Republican debate and has got to step up his debating technique to get back in the game.Actually, it wasn't Perry's "performance" that was a problem. It was his "answers."No fancy wordsmithery is going to get Perry out of supporting in-state tuition for illegal aliens. (Although I did think it was nice that he gave his answer in Spanish.)We are not Democrats. ... More »DOES RICK PERRY HAVE A PERFORMANCE PROBLEM?
For decades, liberals tried persuading Americans to abolish the death penalty, using their usual argument: hysterical sobbing.Only when the media began lying about innocent people being executed did support for the death penalty begin to waver, falling from 80 percent to about 60 percent in a little more than a decade. (Silver lining: That's still more Americans than believe in man-made global warming.)Fifty-nine percent of Americans now believe that an innocent man has been executed in the last five years. ... More »COP-KILLER IS MEDIA'S LATEST BABY SEAL
Liberals are on their high horses about a single audience member at CNN's Republican debate whom they believe wanted a hypothetical man without health insurance in a hypothetical coma to die -- hypothetically.(Democrats want people in comas to die only when they are not hypothetical but real, like Terri Schiavo.)I concur with the audience member who shouted "Yes!" This has nothing to do with any actual people in comas -- the people Democrats want to kill -- it's just a big "screw you" to the moderator. ... More »SO A COMATOSE GUY WALKS INTO A BAR ...
Despite liberals' desperate need for Europeans to like them, the American media have enraged the entire nation of Italy with their bald-faced lies about a heinous murder in Perugia committed by a fresh-faced American girl, Amanda Knox.The facts aren't elusive: In December 2009, the Italian court released a 400-plus page report detailing the mountains of evidence that led the judges and jury to conclude that Knox, along with her Italian beau, Raffaele Sollecito, and a petty thief of her acquaintance, Rudy Guede, had murdered Knox's English roommate, Meredith Kercher, on the evening of Nov. ... More »AMANDA KNOX: THE NEW MUMIA!
Amid the hoots at Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry for saying there were "gaps" in the theory of evolution, the strongest evidence for Darwinism presented by these soi-disant rationalists was a 9-year-old boy quoted in The New York Times.After his mother had pushed him in front of Perry on the campaign trail and made him ask if Perry believed in evolution, the trained seal beamed at his Wicked Witch of the West mother, saying, "Evolution, I think, is correct!"That's the most extended discussion of Darwin's theory to appear in the mainstream media in a quarter-century. ... More »LIBERALS' VIEW OF DARWIN UNABLE TO EVOLVE
The definition of hell is being condescended to by idiots. It will probably be MSNBC's Chris Matthews and Contessa Brewer sneering at you for all of eternity for not believing in evolution.Roughly one-third of my 2007 No. 1 New York Times best-seller, "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," is an attack on liberals' creation myth, Darwinian evolution. I presented the arguments of all the luminaries in the field, from the retarded Richard Dawkins to the brilliant Francis Crick, and disputed them.But apparently liberals didn't want to argue back. ... More »THE FLASH MOB METHOD OF SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY
Like you, I've been horrified by the eruptions of mob violence around the globe this summer. But having spent the last two years researching and writing a book about mobs, I'm also grateful to the ruffians for taking to the streets so soon after my book was released.Thanks, you dirty animals. I knew you wouldn't let me down.When I decided to write about mobs, it was a relatively peaceful period. But as long as there is evil in the world, mobs will never be finally defeated. And as long as there are liberals, there will be some people stoking the mobs. ... More »LIBERALS AREN'T FUNNY, THEY'RE A RIOT!
Those of you following the barbaric rioting in Britain will not have failed to notice that a sizable proportion of the thugs are white, something not often seen in this country.Not only that, but in a triumph of feminism, a lot of them are girls. Even the "disabled" (according to the British benefits system) seem to have miraculously overcome their infirmities to dash out and steal a few TVs. ... More »THE SUN NEVER SETS ON THE BRITISH WELFARE SYSTEM
A front-page story by James Risen in The New York Times on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, reported on a "troubling trend" of sexual assaults committed by American employees of military contractors in Iraq. The centerpiece of his story was Jamie Leigh Jones, who claimed to have been brutally gang-raped in 2005 while working in the Green Zone.(Risen also interviewed other women claiming to have been sexually assaulted in Iraq and -- for journalistic balance -- their attorneys. ... More »MEDIA: HALLIBURTON PAID DICK CHENEY TO COMMIT RAPE IN IRAN
The New York Times wasted no time in jumping to conclusions about Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian who staged two deadly attacks in Oslo last weekend, claiming in the first two paragraphs of one story that he was a "gun-loving," "right-wing," "fundamentalist Christian," opposed to "multiculturalism."It may as well have thrown in "Fox News-watching" and "global warming skeptic."This was a big departure from the Times' conclusion-resisting coverage of the Fort Hood shooting suspect, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. ... More »NEW YORK TIMES READER KILLS DOZENS IN NORWAY
In December 1996, a Florida couple, John and Alice Martin, who sounded suspiciously like union goons, claimed to have inadvertently tapped into a phone conversation between then House Speaker Newt Gingrich and House Republican leadership. ... More »MEDIA MOGUL CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDOCH
MONROEVILLE, Ala. -- The drought is severe here and the weather miserably hot, with temperatures reaching triple digits frequently this summer. That's what occupies ordinary folk in my small hometown.My mom's friends and neighbors talk about the crops that are withering in the fields -- cornstalks turning brown, cotton seed too parched to sprout. They talk about Casey Anthony's culpability in the death of her young daughter. They talk about jobs. Or the lack of them.They don't talk about the federal deficit or the debt-ceiling negotiations that consume the nation's capital. ... More »SMALL-TOWN AMERICA IS WORRIED ABOUT MORE THAN OUR DEBT
WASHINGTON -- After weeks of professed certainty, New York City prosecutors have recently admitted significant doubts about the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the influential French banker accused of raping a hotel maid in May. In many ways, the controversy swirling about the case is no different from countless others in which the court of public opinion has rendered a verdict with which a jury might disagree. (Has anyone ever heard of Casey Anthony? O.J. ... More »PROTECTING RAPE ACCUSERS IS MEANINGLESS IN DIGITAL AGE
How many months of man-hours did Florida police spend searching for little Caylee Anthony back in 2008, while her mother, Casey Anthony, knew exactly where the child's body was?If you were the victim of a crime in Orlando, Fla., between July and December 2008, you should be enraged that the police couldn't prevent or investigate your crime because they were too busy looking for a missing child whose mother already knew the kid was dead.It's a zero-sum game with police resources. ... More »CASEY ANTHONY: SINGLE MOM OF THE YEAR!
WASHINGTON -- According to several aggrieved women who filed a class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart, the giant retailer's recent employment practices were not based on merit. Instead, those women say, Sam Walton's empire employed a crude form of Marxism.Men were often paid more than women in the same jobs, according to legal documents, and women who complained were told that the men needed more money because they were expected to support their families. Or, as Karl Marx put it, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs. ... More »WHO KNEW THAT WAL-MART WAS A MARXIST COMPANY?
WASHINGTON -- In America's tiny towns, isolated hamlets and rural enclaves, lots of poor folks manage to get by without an automobile or the driver's license that goes along with it. They pay their utility bills in cash at local outposts. They ride to church, to the doctor's office and to the grocery store with neighbors or nephews.They never travel by airplane. Indeed, many never leave the county in which they were born and will almost certainly be buried. Having grown up in a small place in Alabama, I've known many of those folks and transported more than a few. ... More »CALLS FOR PHOTO VOTER ID SMACK OF PARTISANSHIP
WASHINGTON -- It's hard to take Rep. Ron Paul, perpetual presidential candidate, seriously. The Texas Republican is a committed libertarian -- which means he doesn't think government should do much of anything.But his anti-war views and his attacks on military spending are beginning to resonate even among the GOP base, a constituency that prides itself on a muscular patriotism. Their hawkishness is waning as Americans come to understand, once again, that war is costly.You wouldn't think that lesson would have had to be re-learned, but it did. ... More »HIGH COSTS OF WAGING WAR ARE NOW BECOMING CLEAR
Sometimes I wonder if Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., is too nice for his own good.An evil swine hacks into Weiner's Twitter account and posts an embarrassing photo of spindly legs topped by a small erect penis draped in dingy gray briefs no male over the age of 11 would wear -- and Anthony just wants to forget the whole thing!Instead of angrily demanding an investigation like anyone else would, Anthony has gone all St. Francis of Assisi on us.He doesn't want an investigation! How big-hearted is that? Talk about a forgiving nature! He's almost too magnanimous. ... More »WEINER'S PENIS PHOTO DISPUTE TO BE SETTLED IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT
WASHINGTON -- Poor Mitt Romney. I'm beginning to feel a bit sorry for the guy.President Barack Obama steals his ideas and implements them, forcing Romney to denounce the very proposals he once supported. After all, you can't seek the GOP nomination for the presidency unless you are prepared to bash the president with heaping doses of vitriol, right? You can't be caught agreeing with a single idea that Obama -- that radical, socialist Kenyan Marxist -- has ever had.So Romney has once again had to distance himself from -- well, from himself. ... More »ROMNEY TACKS HARD TO THE RIGHT AND MAY END UP SINKING
Like would-be yentas trying to set you up on dates with their divorced friends, the political class is constantly trying to foist divorced candidates on the Republican Party, authoritatively assuring us that Americans don't have a problem with divorce anymore. Let's examine the truth of that claim.Inasmuch as no serious Republican candidate for president is currently divorced, the facts can be considered without violating the 11th Commandment to never speak ill of a fellow Republican. ... More »WHY LARRY KING WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT
WASHINGTON -- For the crime of attempted compromise, Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., is being hounded by a furious Republican right wing that considers civil conversation with Democrats a suggestion of weakness, if not a sign of outright capitulation. Though Chambliss has spent years in service to conservative causes, his membership in the now-fracturing Gang of Six -- a bipartisan group of senators who have attempted to hammer out a deal on the federal deficit -- has subjected him to harsh criticism among ultraconservative purists. ... More »REPUBLICAN PARTY NOW HOSTAGE TO THE CRANKS ON ITS FRINGE
WASHINGTON -- I didn't think it was possible, but Newt Gingrich has disappointed me. He has managed to be more cynical and more incendiary, more irresponsible and even less honorable than I had imagined him to be.And my imagination gave him plenty of credit for pettiness, indiscipline, deceit and an overweening arrogance. I knew him to be capable of stunning chutzpah and cheap sensationalism. I've seen his over-the-top attacks on rivals, his situational ethics and his disregard for commonplace proprieties. ... More »GINGRICH PLAYS THE RACE CARD, MUCH TO HIS DISCREDIT
WASHINGTON -- The unemployment crisis has all but faded away in the hallowed halls of Congress, where the influential players are preoccupied with outmaneuvering their opponents in deficit-reduction negotiations. Nearly 14 million Americans are still without jobs by the official count -- closer to 25 million by some estimates -- but you'd hardly know that if you follow the debates that consume the politically powerful.Never mind the latest U.S. Labor Department report, which showed an official unemployment rate that ticked back up to 9 percent in April. ... More »RUSH TOWARD DEBT REDUCTION PUSHES JOBS CRISIS OUT OF SIGHT
Obama has been making "gutsy calls" all over the place!In full campaign mode, he's been deploying his administrative agencies to do favors for his big contributors, to the detriment of ordinary Americans.Last week, Obama made the gutsy call to threaten public schools that are asking students for proof of residency. The memorandum warned school districts that it's illegal to ask students for proof of citizenship or legal residency status.Obama's wealthy donors need illegals so they can get cheap nannies, cooks and pool boys. ... More »MORE GUTSY CALLS FROM OBAMA!
WASHINGTON -- As commencement season gets under way in earnest, as young adults take their places in formal ceremonies marking their achievements, a small number of them hide a delicate secret that shadows their accomplishments and limits their options: They are illegal immigrants. They live in fear of deportation. They cannot travel freely, seek the best jobs or sign up for military service.Even if they have just completed college, even if they have excellent grades, even if they have mastered chemistry or mathematics or computer science, they will encounter immediate and daunting barriers. ... More »NATIVIST PREJUDICE DEPRIVES US OF THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST
WASHINGTON -- Sometimes you have to revisit the past to account for the present. So let's see if we can't figure out how the nation accumulated a debt to outside investors approaching $10.5 trillion -- around $35,000 per American, counting every man, woman and baby.It took us only a decade to plot a course toward financial ruin. When President Bill Clinton left office in 2000, the federal budget was balanced and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office expected years of revenue surpluses, which could be used to pay off the debt or placed in a "lockbox" to finance Social Security payments. ... More »TAX CUTS AND RECKLESS SPENDING GOT US INTO OUR FISCAL MESS
The CIA stepped up the search for Osama bin Laden last week after becoming as sick of royal wedding coverage as the rest of us.American intelligence operations located Osama by following his trusted couriers, whose names were given up by al-Qaida members during harsh interrogations at CIA black sites under President Bush.Yes, the same interrogations endlessly denounced by the entire Democratic Party (save Joe Lieberman), the mainstream media, and an especially indignant Jane Mayer in The New Yorker. ... More »NEXT TIME, USE FEDEX
"Speak softly and carry a big stick." -- from an African proverbWASHINGTON -- By the time President Barack Obama announced late Sunday evening that U.S. commandos had killed Osama bin Laden, the conservative Weekly Standard had already hit newsstands with a cover caricature of the president cowering behind a sand dune, "leading from behind." An accompanying editorial by outspoken neocon William Kristol, the magazine's editor, accused Obama of "appeasing those who revile us."Given that U.S. Navy Seals acting on Obama's orders were preparing to track down Public Enemy No. ... More »OBAMA'S STYLE OF LEADERSHIP MAY NOW GET ITS DUE
WASHINGTON -- Last week, Haley Barbour, the affable governor of Mississippi, became the first to drop out of the preliminary race for the Republican nomination for the presidency. He said he didn't have the "fire in the belly" necessary to withstand the punishing rituals of the campaign trail, but political observers added other reasons, including his family's resistance to having their lives upended.There was also this: Barbour would have been hounded by questions about his awkward answers and inaccurate recollections on the subject of race and the civil rights movement. ... More »VIVID IMAGES OF SOUTHERN RACISM ARE BLURRED BY TIME
In a priceless formulation in his budget speech two weeks ago, Obama said that Americans look at the poor and say, "There but for the grace of God go I." And so, in the president's words, "we contribute to programs like Medicare and Social Security."Except we don't "contribute." We are compelled under threat of imprisonment to take out a joint checking account with the government. Ask Wesley Snipes what happens when you fail to "contribute" sufficient alms to Uncle Sam. It's easy to find him: He's sitting in the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania. ... More »OBAMA'S BUDGET: MORE WASTE, FRAUD AND SELF-ABUSE
Among the most preposterous claims being made on MSNBC about the fight over public sector unions in Wisconsin is that Gov. Scott Walker and the Republicans are losing "Reagan Democrats" by taking on government employees.The theory seems to have been concocted by Howard Fineman, editor at The Huffington Post, who said, back in February on Lawrence O'Donnell's "The Last Word," that the "whole idea of a Reagan Democrat" was that union families were voting for Reagan. But today, according to Fineman, they are shifting against Republicans because of Walker's tough line on government unions. ... More »REAGAN DEMOCRATS: 'TEA BAGGERS' OR MSNBC VIEWERS?
WASHINGTON -- As gas prices soar, Republicans and oil company executives have revived a rallying cry that echoed around the country the last time gas prices spiked: "Drill, baby, drill!" Republicans in Congress, especially, have berated President Barack Obama for his policies, which limit drilling in environmentally sensitive areas and attempt to reduce our reliance on climate-changing fossil fuels.The president's opponents posit a seductive and simple idea: The United States has untapped resources that ought to be put to good use. ... More »SERIOUS ENERGY POLICY STALLED BY POLITICAL DYSFUNCTION
"We are eating our seed corn." -- Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund, 2009WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama started the adult conversation over debt and taxes last week -- if only barely. In a forthright and feisty speech, Obama defended the traditional social safety net while also acknowledging the need to curb the growth of spending, especially on health care.But he riled many Republicans by reintroducing an inconvenient truth: Taxes must be raised. The nation simply cannot pay its debts and sustain worthwhile federal programs without more revenue. ... More »CUTTING THE DEFICIT REQUIRES CONFRONTING SOME HARD TRUTHS
Back in February, Obama's director of the Office of Management and Budget, Jacob Lew, promoted the White House's allegedly draconian budget cuts in The New York Times.Saying Obama was going to cut the 2012 budget to the bone, Lew droned on about the "difficult" cuts to "important" programs and the "many tough choices and deep cuts" in the proposed budget.All told, the White House's brutal, Depression-era austerity plan would have snipped a couple of billion from our multi-trillion dollar federal budget. ... More »ON THIS ABORTED FETUS, THE DEMOCRATS PLANT THEIR FLAG
WASHINGTON -- Johnny Hunter, a black preacher who opposes abortion rights, came here last week to join a protest against federal funds for Planned Parenthood. He stood behind a sign that read: "Planned Parenthood has killed more African-Americans than the KKK."Hunter is among Roe v. Wade's diehard opponents -- single-minded activists for whom nothing is more important than repealing a woman's right to choose. While other voters worry about jobs, health insurance and college loans, Hunter and like-minded reactionaries focus on reproductive rights.They have support in Congress, too. ... More »OPPONENTS OF ABORTION EXPLOIT WEDGE ISSUE OF RACE