John McCain: I was Misled on Bank Bailout – Arizona Republic


Under growing pressure from conservatives and “tea party” activists, Sen. John McCain of Arizona is having to defend his record of supporting the government’s massive bailout of the financial system. In response to criticism from opponents seeking to defeat him in the Aug. 24 Republican primary, the four-term senator says he was misled by then-Treasury […]

George Will: Sarah Palin and the Mutual Loathing Society – RealClearPolitics

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


The Republican presidential nominee, an Arizona senator, was a maverick, which was part of his charm. He spoke and acted impulsively, which was part of his problem. Voters thought his entertaining dimensions might be incompatible with presidential responsibilities. For example, he selected a running mate most Americans had never heard of and who had negligible […]

Frank Rich and the State of Liberal Commentary


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No well-known leftist columnist better exemplifies the worst aspects of today’s left.

The Spender-in-Chief’s Fiscal Freeze Follies


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There are more loopholes in Obama’s proposed “spending freeze” than in an Olympic volleyball net.

McCain says campaign finance reform is dead – AP

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain says the movement he led to reform how political campaigns are financed is dead. McCain says the Supreme Court has spoken on the constitutionality of political contributions by corporations. The Arizona Republican had sought to regulate them with a landmark campaign finance law he wrote with Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis. […]

Conservatives: Beware of McCain Regression Syndrome


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Because McCain isn’t going gently into that good night.

Sderot Children Send New Year Messages to Gaza – by Anav Silverman


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Defiant Israelis declare “A New Decade for Hope and Peace.”

Standing with Obama – by Jamie Weinstein


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Why the conservatives should back the president on Afghanistan.