End of Day Archives

Monday, March 17, 2014

Fighting For Our Values

My remarks at last week's Susan B. Anthony List gala are getting attention from the Washington Post and National Review. Here's the context of my remarks.

As I have frequently mentioned, I am tired of libertarians and some corporate elites who...

Read More..
Firday, March 14, 2014

About That Global Warming… 

Earlier this week, Senate Democrats wasted a lot of hot air talking for hours and hours about global warming, just in time for much of the country, including Washington, D.C., to get hit with another winter blast. Snow showers are forecast for Monday.

But where does this issue, so important to Senate Democrats, rank with the American people? According to Gallup's latest ranking...

Read More..
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Fighting For Life

Last night I was honored to attend Susan B. Anthony List's annual gala. I had the privilege of delivering some brief remarks about the importance of the sanctity of life and introducing the evening's keynote speaker, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

Governor Huckabee delivered an impassioned speech on the importance of restoring the right to life in America. There is a lot of buzz about his plans for 2016. If he decides to run for the White...

Read More..
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bad Omen For Democrats

Democrats are down in the dumps today. Last night Republican David Jolly won an upset victory in a special election for Florida's 13th Congressional District.

The 13th District is a swing seat, and Democrats had several advantages in this race. Barack Obama carried the district twice. The Democrat nominee, Alex Sink, had 100% name identification. A former statewide officeholder, Sink was the Democrat nominee for governor in 2010. In that race, Sink...

Read More..
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Democrats Talk About The Weather

Last night Senate Democrats launched an unusual filibuster. It wasn't technically a filibuster because they were not trying to block a bill. They wanted to talk about the weather. They really wanted to talk about the weather. They talked all night long and well into the morning -- for 30 hours!

Democrats took this unusual action to highlight what they claim is the growing danger from climate change. But the move has left many in...

Read More..
Monday, March 10, 2014

Unions vs. Obamacare

Conservatives have warned for years that Obamacare would be expensive, lead to lost hours and pay for workers and generally fail to live up to its promises. Such concerns were dismissed by liberals who glibly insisted that we had to pass the bill to find out what's in it.

Since 2010, the critics have largely been proven right. Now even some groups on the left are admitting it.

One such group is Unite Here, a labor union representing 300,000...

Read More..
Friday, March 7, 2014

America Rejects Obama's Defense Cuts

As Obama looks for ways to pay for the massive spending in his latest $4 trillion budget, he is taking a meat cleaver to the Pentagon. Obama wants to slash the size of the Army to its lowest levels since before World War II.

Democrats hailed Obama's budget. But the American people aren't very keen on the idea of gutting our defenses. The latest Fox News poll finds that only 36% of voters support the troop cuts, while 59%...

Read More..
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Crisis In Crimea

As the crisis in Crimea drags on, no resolution is in sight. Russia scuttled an old ship to prevent Ukrainian vessels from leaving Donuzlav Lake. The Crimean parliament voted to join Russia and scheduled a March 16th referendum on secession from Ukraine.

Speaking from the White House this afternoon, President Obama (whose approval rating on foreign policy is dropping like a rock -- see below) condemned the referendum, saying it would "violate the...

Read More..
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Syria's Christians Under Sharia Law

Radical Islamists seized control of the Syrian city of Raqqa last year. Now they are forcing Christians in the area to submit to a dhimma -- a feature of Sharia law that makes them second-class citizens.

According to the terms imposed on Raqqa's Christians by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS): Christians in Raqqa must pay a tax of roughly $1,000...

Read More..
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Obama, Putin And Ukraine

The Obama Administration is attempting to ratchet up the pressure on Russia in response to the Ukrainian crisis. Yesterday the Pentagon announced that it had "put on hold all military-to-military engagements between the United States and Russia." Russian agricultural officials have been blocked from attending a trade meeting in Washington.

A $1 billion emergency loan package was announced this morning, and Secretary of State John Kerry is in...

Read More..