“Popular wisdom holds that Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of Russia failed because of the severity of the Russian winter. But they always have winter in Russia. It’s kind of their thing. It wasn’t the weather that did Bonaparte in, but rather his failures of planning and organization.
For Republicans, a hostile press is the Russian winter. If you’re not prepared for it, go back to Corsica.”
— Chris Stirewalt, Fox News
The Chicago Tribune editorial board scorches ObamaCare and the Democrats
Come November, the grim trudge across the increasingly barren Obamacare landscape begins anew. Illinois consumers likely face staggering price hikes for individual insurance policies. Some types of plans could cost an average of 43 percent to 55 percent more. Ditto...read more
Competition apparently is great for markets (hurrah, choice!) but not for governments (hurrah, monopoly?)
Kevin Williamson, National Review The interaction between big businesses and small countries can be strange. Add in a big, transnational government, and things get even stranger. Apple is in trouble — largely symbolic trouble — over the taxes it owes to the government...read more
The free market once again show “peak oil” to be the neurotic mumbling of progressives.
WSJ Governments draft white papers and formulate plans on future energy production. U.S. frackers produce energy. And a new discovery in West Texas might do more to improve the environment than a year’s worth of climate conferences. In an area near the Davis Mountains...read more
…we hear a great deal about economic “inequality,” a term that, in an open and dynamic society, means almost nothing
Kevin Williamson at National Review The politics of blame are a funny thing. We will blame anybody and everybody for any and all imaginable problems — except the people who actually have blame coming. Nobody really cares very much about evidence, reason, argument,...read more
Health insurance with an $11,000 annual deductible. Great job, Barry!
Holman Jenkins at WSJ It’s hard to exaggerate the alchemy of distortions that are turning ObamaCare into such a pending disaster that big insurers like Aetna, Anthem, Humana and UnitedHealth Group, once supporters, can’t cut back their participation fast enough....read more
Follow the money, follow the money, follow the money. Sigh.
Peter Schweizer Hillary Clinton touts her tenure as secretary of state as a time of hardheaded realism and “commercial diplomacy” that advanced American national and commercial interests. But her handling of a major technology transfer initiative at the heart of...read more
Bill Clinton Got Millions From World’s Biggest Sharia Law Education Firm
Richard Pollock at the Daily Caller Former President Bill Clinton collected $5.6 million in fees from GEMS Education, a Dubai-based company that teaches Sharia Law through its network of more than 100 schools in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, according to a Daily...read more
What a sniveling coward we have as president.
Good thing Bush got rid of Saddam Hussein because that frightened Moammar Gadhafi into destroying his nukes. Obama/Hillary after condemning Bush for years for not planning for post-Saddam Iraq helped overthrow Gadhafi without a plan for what would come next. That led...read more
Obama and his fellow race baiting Democrats have police blood on their hands
Heather Mac Donald For two years American police departments have endured relentless attacks from the Obama administration, its media allies and the Black Lives Matter movement alleging that U.S. law enforcement is a racist, deadly threat to African-Americans. A...read more
Obama’s whole foreign policy rests on him believing he could tame the Iranian beast. Pride goeth before the fall.
Bret Stephens What diplomats call the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—known to the rest of us as the Disastrous Iran Deal—was agreed in Vienna a year ago this week. Now comes a status update, courtesy of our friends at the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, or BfV....read more
Radicals have infested the EPA. No aspect of American life is safe from the “green” monster
Bruce E. Dale in the WSJ A basic fact about agricultural products such as grains and oilseeds is that the carbon in them, called biogenic carbon, came from the atmosphere. Biogenic carbon will return to the atmosphere when these products are consumed, such as when...read more
Facts won’t deter “Black Lives Matter” or Democrats who benefit from racial division
New York Times A new study confirms that black men and women are treated differently in the hands of law enforcement. They are more likely to be touched, handcuffed, pushed to the ground or pepper-sprayed by a police officer, even after accounting for how, where and...read more
“Family values,” roundly mocked by the left in the 1990s, make all the difference in how a life will unfold.
George Will The report was so “seismic” — Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s word — that Lyndon Johnson’s administration released it on the Fourth of July weekend, 1966, hoping it would not be noticed. But the Coleman report did disturb various dogmatic slumbers and vested...read more
The president hails the Paris Agreement again—even though it will solve nothing and cost trillions.
Bjorn Lomborg When President Obama flew to Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, promoting their climate-change policies was near the top of the agenda. “The Paris Agreement was a...read more
Bill & Loretta: much to do about nothing, or a clever scheme?
Chris Stirewalt at Fox WHAT WAS BUBBA UP TO? It’s no wonder the Clintons had so many special counsels and investigators trolling through their administration. If Bill Clinton doesn’t have better sense than to be spotted going into a private conversation with the woman...read more
Maybe the GOP should sue Trump for non-compliance
Jim Geraghty Why is anyone surprised that talk of a delegate revolt at the convention in Cleveland is picking up? Donald Trump isn’t doing the basic tasks a presidential candidate is supposed to do. He isn’t hiring staff; he has about 30 paid staff around the country...read more
“We’re trying to get as much information about this investigation out as possible,” Lynch said.
Just not the part that demonstrates Mateen’s jihadi motives. In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that on Monday, the FBI will release edited transcripts of the 911 calls made by the Orlando nightclub shooter to the...read more
Let’s stipulate that there are millions of gay Americans who are not this obtuse. You won’t hear their voices in this video. Want to know what many people in the middle east thought of the Orlando massacre? As a bilingual Arabic and English speaker from...read more