All of his former rivals now unite behind the GOP’s presumptive nominee, Gov. Mitt Romney. Conservatives and most libertarians are joining together in opposition to the now softly (and, one hopes, temporarily) despotic Democratic Party. Herman Cain, in this process, may prove to be the one with the biggest impact on the presidential election, the contest to hold the House, gain the Senate majority, and the future direction of the GOP.
President Obama is presiding over a corrupt administration. In fact, the moral rot renders America an international laughingstock. Mr. Obama has created a political culture of arrogance and abuse of power that is infecting every segment of the federal government.
There is Mr. Obama as political tactician. He makes predictions that prove false. He makes promises he cannot honor. He raises expectations he cannot meet. He reneges on commitments made in private. He surrenders positions staked in public. He is absent from issues in which he has a duty to be involved. He is overbearing when he ought to be absent. Mr. Obama also appears to consider himself immune from error.
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich threw his hat into the presidential ring on Wednesday. Republicans should toss it back onto Gingrich’s head and kindly ask him to go away. He is the wrong man to lead the GOP to victory in November 2012.
Led by the biggest jump in food prices since 1974, inflation at the wholesale level soared 1.6% in February — a sign, economists say, of even more to come. It’s starting to feel like a rerun of “That ’70s Show.”
Members of the Washington, D.C. City Council and several activist groups continue their tired push for statehood, claiming the city’s residents are entitled to two U.S. Senators, and pretending the founders had no reason to put the Capitol in a district that was not part of any state.
WikiLeaks will snuff innocent lives, if it has not done so already.
WikiLeaks is not the end of the world. The fundamentals of U.S. relationships with other nations remain unchanged. Leaks are not going to stop nations from cooperating with the U.S. Nations cooperate with the U.S. because it is in their interest to do so.
There is nothing new about nasty campaign ads, but people across America express increasing disgust with negative tactics that often leave voters with no good choices. What if “non of the above” were to win an election?
There is a fashionable new science—behavioral economics, they call it—which applies the insights of psychology to how people make economic decisions. But while there is a lot of interest in the psychology and neuroscience of markets, there is much less in the psychology and neuroscience of government.