Democrats complain Obama is aloof

One of my close liberal friends, an ardent Obama backer, contends that Obama is a great president. I sent him this article saying that only an arrogant fool thinks he can be president without being a politician. His reply: “The White House has something in common with...

Harry Reid: Congressional constipator

EX-LAX needed in 2014. Kimberly Strassel The popular judgment that Washington’s dysfunction is the result of “partisanship” misses a crucial point. Washington is currently gridlocked because of the particular partisanship of one man: Senate Majority...

ObamaCare blowback comes next

James Taranto …There’s no denying Republicans have had a horrendous couple of weeks. But as we’ve noted, Sen. Ted Cruz’s rationale for the futile effort to defund ObamaCare was his belief that once it got started, it would be successful, at...

Obama once wanted himself checked

With talk of a filibuster against Chuck Hagel’s confirmation, some media types with short memories seem to think this is unprecedented. But wait… In January 2006, then-Sen. Obama joined 24 colleagues in a futile effort led by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to...