Obama’s final legacy moment

“When the chips are down, I have Israel’s back.” — Barack Obama, AIPAC conference, March 4, 2012   The audience — overwhelmingly Jewish, passionately pro-Israel and supremely gullible...

Carrier: The issue is about regulations and tax policy

The news that Carrier would keep some 1,000 jobs in Indiana was clearly welcomed. Still, it is worth asking some tough questions about what...

Showman Trump delivers on a campaign euphemism

Back in March, when most couldn’t fathom the notion of “President-elect Trump,” I wrote a column comparing the Manhattan mogul to Phineas Taylor Barnum....

For the ‘Establishment’

“Burn it down.” That’s the slogan of faux conservatives who now rejoice that the Republican Party is being smashed by a slick, howlingly transparent...

Getting back to the basics

When told that the New England transcendentalist Margaret Fuller had grandly declared “I accept the universe,” the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle dryly remarked: “She’d...

Thinking impeachment

So I guess the election is not “rigged” after all, eh, Donald Trump? Every possible damaging headline is falling on Hillary Clinton’s head as...

Trump running as Trump. Surprise!

When in his 1964 GOP acceptance speech Barry Goldwater declared that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” a reporter sitting near...

Obamacare stumbles on

For years, Obamacare supporters have been telling critics of the law to shut up and fall in line. Now, they are urging them to...

Vice President Pence’s ‘Twilight Zone’

Vice President Mike Pence has always taken the so-called “long view” when it comes to his career. After losing two congressional races in the...

The great American divide

If you keep your eyes focused on Washington, D.C., you might think the great divide in America is partisan. I admit: I’m often guilty...