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Another failure to connect dots

June 14, 2015 It turns out that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s assessment that many Iraqis lack the “will to fight” against?Islamic State terrorists may be accurate. What to do about that remains a question. more »»

Shorter road ahead for driverless cars

June 14, 2015 Friends keep orating that driverless cars are something in the far-ahead future. Apparently, they’re not. That future is near. Exhibit A is Google’s decision to get into the auto insurance business. more »»

Pool party mayhem

June 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — Video imagery doesn’t get much worse than a white police officer throwing an African-American girl in a bikini to the ground, kneeling on her back as she cries, and drawing his gun... more »»

A vote for TPA is not a vote for Obama

June 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — Before presidential politics — the game of getting to 270 electoral votes — completely eclipses governing, there is the urgent task of getting to 217 votes in the House of... more »»

Politico’s Clinton-scandal dismissals

June 14, 2015 Politico keeps posting ridiculous columns by both Democrats and Republicans who charge that the Clinton scandals are either (1) nonexistent or (2) all politically harmless. more »»

No more waffling

June 13, 2015 Apparently someone at the U.. more »»

Federal lands don’t belong to the states

June 13, 2015 The federal government owns large chunks of the West. It owns 65 percent of Utah, 69 percent of Alaska and 83 percent of Nevada. Some Westerners see unfairness in that. They should not. Sen. more »»

No more green and white

June 13, 2015 My high school colors were green and white. At graduation the boys wore green robes and the girls wore white. No one considered the girls inferior because of the color of their robes. more »»

Improving black education

June 13, 2015 Last summer’s Ferguson, Mo., disturbances revealed that while blacks were 67 percent of its population, only three members of its 53-officer police force were black. more »»

Iran has its fingers crossed

June 12, 2015 Iranian leaders have achieved enormous success in their “trust us” assurances that their massive uranium enrichment program is aimed at nuclear power, not atom bombs. more »»

The end of the Clinton coalition

June 12, 2015 a Every time Hillary Clinton makes a left-wing policy pronouncement, it is, in effect, another eulogy marking the death of the coalition and style of politics that twice made her husband president. more »»

What will they think of next? ‘Female Viagra’

June 12, 2015 An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration has recommended approval of a drug created to raise a woman’s libido. It’s called flibanserin, but it is popularly known as “female Viagra. more »»

Lies the government is telling you

June 12, 2015 Last week, Republicans and Democrats in Congress joined President Barack Obama in congratulating themselves for taming the National Security Agency’s voracious appetite for spyin. more »»

Paying one way or another

June 11, 2015 National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart has provided new validation for Americans who think many in government have lost touch with reality. more »»

Bless other drivers by using turn signals

June 11, 2015 Good morning, class. This is the first session of “Remedial Turn Signals 100” for which no college credit will be given but an embossed certificate will be awarded upon completion of the practicum. more »»

Hillary Clinton needs a do-over

June 11, 2015 Almost exactly two months after Hillary Rodham Clinton’s official announcement that she’s running for president, she will give her first “official campaign announcement speech,” on June 13, accordin... more »»

Teach for America’s professional agitators

June 11, 2015 It’s increasingly difficult to tell the difference between Teach for America — whose leaders are at the forefront of inflammatory anti-police protests in Baltimore, Ferguson, and now McKinney, Texa... more »»

Manage Social Security

June 10, 2015 Seventeen billion dollars is a drop in the bucket compared to the long-term fiscal challenges facing the Social Security progra. more »»

Protect farmers from attacks

June 10, 2015 I don’t spend a lot of time scrolling through Facebook because I have better things to do than be bombarded with misleading clickbait stories and personal drama of the sort some people insist on... more »»

Who really lost Iraq?

June 10, 2015 After the pro-Western government of China was forced to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949, when the Communists took over mainland China, bitter recriminations in Washington led to the question:... more »»



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