Last Updated: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:18:50 AM
People whose judgment is called into question by Anthony Weiner's sexting:
Anyone who participates in sexting with Anthony Weiner.
People whose judgment is not called into question by Anthony Weiner's sexting:
Last Updated: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:09:45 AM
By RACHEL SHEFFIELD
The Heritage Foundation
It's been 20 years now since the 1996 welfare reform, a rare bipartisan triumph, was signed into law. Critics predicted gloom and doom, but it soon proved to be a success. Why?
Simply put, it was b ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 10:13:02 AM
Get this: According to The New York Times, some wives are threatening to divorce their husbands if the fellows vote for Donald Trump.
The Times featured one couple, a male dentist and a female doctor, who had never talked much about politics befo ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:35:34 AM
By MARK PURDY
The Mercury News
RIO DE JANEIRO -- There has never been anything quite like these Olympics.
At the opening ceremony, the host country's president was booed loudly. On the final weekend, citizens wept openly in the streets over ...
Last Updated: Monday, August 22, 2016 9:08:18 AM
If you ever wonder why some people think the game is rigged, why they believe the rich get access to government and power and influence the way the average working stiff doesn't, then two headlines are instructive.
The New York Times recently repor ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:29:47 AM
Last week I was automatically given the senior citizen discount at Dunkin' Donuts. The teenage server behind the counter, in what I'm sure was an act of sincere generosity coupled with an even more sincere desire to keep the long line moving, didn't ...
Last Updated: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:14:18 AM
Donald Trump didn't listen.
Two weeks ago, I said the only thing that could save his campaign was for him to literally shut up for at least a month.
My modest proposal was for his campaign people to lock him in a soundproof booth until Nov. 9.
Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:16:21 AM
Donald Trump knew what he was doing Tuesday afternoon. Make no mistake.
"Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment," a smiling Trump said of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during a rally in Wilmington, N.C. "By the way, ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 10:25:42 AM
By ROZ WARREN
The Philadelphia Inquirer
On a recent walk through my suburban neighborhood, I kept coming upon people who were standing on the sidewalk, gazing at their phones.
They'd obviously been on a stroll, like me, but they'd been summo ...
Last Updated: Monday, August 08, 2016 9:57:32 AM
Thank God for the Summer Olympics. They have never come at a better time.
What could possibly be a better prescription for our tired, election-fried nation than spending a couple weeks obsessed with beach volleyball, badminton, pole vaulting and th ...
Last Updated: Friday, July 29, 2016 9:53:45 AM
By LIBBY HILL
Los Angeles Times
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has been under fire all week for his comments on slavery made in response to Michelle Obama's Monday night speech at the Democratic National Convention.
At one point during her spee ...
Last Updated: Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:57:35 AM
After 44 years in politics, Bernie Sanders has finally taken the plunge. At long last he's a regular Democrat.
Of course, he doesn't quite want to admit it. "I was elected as an independent, so I'll stay (in the Senate) two more years as an indepen ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:49:44 AM
By MAX BOOT
Los Angeles Times
As a lifelong Republican, I don't much care who runs the Democratic National Committee. But I am deeply disturbed by the way that Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign as the DNC head over the weekend. Wik ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:30:48 AM
A few days ago national Democrats looked as though they had finally resolved their differences enough to stage a well-scripted convention with a single goal in mind: winning the presidential election. They had their candidate, her running mate, a big ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:30:17 AM
After last week's "Mad Max: Fury Road"-themed Republican National Convention, the bar for Hillary Clinton's coronation this week in Philadelphia had been set fairly low.
Low enough, apparently, that the Democratic Party managed to trip over it and ...
Last Updated: Monday, July 25, 2016 9:22:47 AM
As Heidi Cruz left Cleveland's Quicken Loans arena after her husband Ted gave his stemwinder at the Republican National Convention, she was escorted by security through a hostile crowd. Apparently, people in the audience were annoyed that Cruz hadn't ...
Last Updated: Monday, July 25, 2016 9:22:37 AM
The first time Democrats convened to nominate a Clinton for president was 1992, in New York, and it was an eventful affair. Jerry Brown refused to endorse his winning rival, Bill Clinton. Brown delegates put tape over their mouths to protest the fear ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 10:24:57 AM
The national political conventions are a lot like professional wrestling. Sure, we know what's going to happen, but every four years, it's fun to see who's throwing around chairs and getting slammed into the turnbuckle.
Each gathering offers up uni ...
Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2016 10:08:25 AM
Is Britain's new prime minister, Theresa May, Margaret Thatcher reincarnated? There are similarities.
May is certainly as tough as the Iron Lady. As home secretary for longer than any of her predecessors, she has strongly opposed uncontrolled immig ...
Last Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2016 10:26:55 AM
Editor's note: Will's equally-hilarious take on the Donald Trump Veepstakes ran in Wednesday's edition of The Recorder.
A Vice Presidential pick is a defining moment in a campaign, motivating nominees to utilize unique strategies. Some try to accen ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:08:39 AM
Now that the presumptive nominees are set, the presidential campaign has officially entered its "begging for money like we're raising bail for our little sister who's being held in a Turkish prison" stage. And a pre-convention lull has descended upon ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:29:11 AM
By JOEL MATHIS and BEN BOYCHUK
Tribune News Service
FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday said he recommended no criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a personal email system while secretary of state. But Comey made clear he be ...
Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2016 10:02:51 AM
I have never been entirely comfortable with the name that the Black Lives Matter movement chose for itself.
I get their point. The group's founders didn't mean to imply that other people's lives don't matter. Their hashtag #BlackLivesMatter aims to ...
Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2016 10:02:50 AM
Ambush is the coward's tool: Only in blood-lust fiction and declared war does surprise assassination run the chance of improving a situation. But on Thursday night in Dallas, ambush was the way to start a skirmish or settle a score.
Before America' ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 9:26:07 AM
Maybe Hillary Clinton shouldn't have to worry about prison, but she surer than anything should not be an unchecked president of the United States.
As secretary of state, she was downright reckless in ways that could endanger American lives. She dis ...