The Decline and Fall of American Foreign Policy

American foreign policy is--to put matters bluntly--in free-fall. The United States is significantly less able to influence events around the world, it is not trusted or respected by allies, and it has undermined its negotiating position with Iran in the nuclear talks by making it abundantly clear that it is desperate for a deal. If …

The United States Senate Is about to Get a Whole Lot More Respectable

Why? Because Harry Reid--the worst Senate majority leader in history--is retiring. I imagine that there are people who will miss him, but they shouldn't; Reid's corruption (I've only cited a couple of cases here) and the incredibly nasty way he behaved towards political opponents--including the adoption of McCarthyite tactics--brought shame and disrepute upon the United States …

Don’t Look Now, but Hillary Clinton’s E-Mail Scandal Just Got a Whole Lot Worse

I know, I know. You didn't think it was possible for Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal to get any worse. And yet, here we are: Hillary Clinton wiped “clean” the private server housing emails from her tenure as secretary of state, the chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi said Friday. …

Clinton Scandal Watch (A Continuing Series)

I'm waiting for Hillary Clinton to realize that she and many of those who hang around her are too ethically compromised to be allowed near the White House, and to withdraw from presidential consideration as a consequence. Until that happens, I guess that I and others will have to keep emphasizing the point that Hillary …

Ha, Ha, Ha. Funny.

Apparently, secret homebrew e-mail accounts that can be hacked, a server in your own house--where it is vulnerable to all manner of dangers--and the frustration of efforts to make the government transparent are supposed to be real knee-slappers: Hillary Clinton opened her speech to a room full of political reporters by acknowledging an awkward, if obvious, …

Anti-Semitism on Full Display in London

Behold: A drunken mob of more than 20 thugs shouted "kill the Jews" as they stormed into a north London synagogue while young worshippers celebrated the end of the sabbath. The anti-Semitic abuse was hurled by the group of men and women as they first beat up a young man outside before chasing him inside, …

Quote of the Day

This study investigated the antipoverty efficacy of minimum wage policies.  Proponents of these policies contend that employment impacts are negligible and suggest that consumers pay for higher labor costs through imperceptible increases in goods prices.  Adopting this empirical scenario, the analysis demonstrates that an increase in the national minimum wage produces a value-added tax effect …

We Are Not Event Close to Done with the Hillary Clinton Saga

The latest news bulletins: The National Archives now want the State Department to explain how Hillary Clinton's e-mails ended up on a private server, instead of being collected by the United States government. It sounds as though the people from the National Archives are concerned that there might have been shenanigans afoot. Imagine that. Even Democrats …

The Latest in the Clinton E-mail Controversy

Behold: Hillary Clinton has a long history of frustrating efforts to promote government transparency. Read the whole thing, but here is a highlight: Remember the commodity trading, in which she somehow made $100,000 "from an initial investment of $1,000 in a matter of months for a return of almost 10,000 percent"? Clinton "threatened a campaign lawyer who …