Good and Bad News for GOP Hopes of Taking Senate


There is some good news and some bad news for the Republican Party’s hopes to win the Senate. The good news: The New York Times’ report on Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal’s lies about serving in Vietnam has had a dramatic effect on the race. The latest Rasmussen poll has Linda McMahon, the GOP frontrunner, [...]

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


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 […]

Charles Krauthammer: The Real Detainee Scandal


WASHINGTON — The real scandal surrounding the failed Christmas Day airline bombing was not the fact that a terrorist got on a plane — that can happen to any administration, as it surely did to the Bush administration — but what happened afterward when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was captured and came under the full control […]

Charles Krauthammer: Hollow Words on Terrorism


WASHINGTON — Janet Napolitano — former Arizona governor, now overmatched secretary of homeland security — will forever be remembered for having said of the attempt to bring down an airliner over Detroit: “The system worked.” The attacker’s concerned father had warned U.S. authorities about his son’s jihadist tendencies. The would-be bomber paid cash and checked […]

Robert Samuelson: A Parody of Leadership – RealClearPolitics


WASHINGTON — Barack Obama’s quest for historic health care legislation has turned into a parody of leadership. We usually associate presidential leadership with the pursuit of goals that, though initially unpopular, serve America’s long-term interests. Obama has reversed this. He’s championing increasingly unpopular legislation that threatens the country’s long-term interests. “This isn’t about me,” he […]

David Harsanyi: RealClearPolitics – A Reason To Be Skeptical


Who knows? In the long run, global warming skeptics may be wrong, but the importance of healthy skepticism in the face of conventional thinking is, once again, validated. What we know now is that someone hacked into the e-mails of leading climate researchers at the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit and others, including […]