Blogs

  • Debating Ex-Im With Jeb and Jim

    Congressman Jeb Hensarling is a great conservative from Texas who chairs the House Financial Services Committee. Jim Talent is the terrific former senator from Missouri. I spoke with both of them on Wednesday's show about a number of subjects, but about the reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank with both. I…

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  • Vice President On The Collapse Of The Obama Foreign Policy

    Vice President On The Collapse Of The Obama Foreign Policy

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney joined me for a wide-ranging conversation about American foreign policy on today's show, which including his sobering assessment that American likely faces another devastating attack on the homeland before this decade is out. He and his daughter Liz Cheney, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of…

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  • CLARIFYING THE FIELD FOR 2016

    CLARIFYING THE FIELD FOR 2016

    Two years from now the Republican convention selects a presidential nominee and recent weeks helped clarify the field of contenders. Governor Rick Perry hurt himself with clumsy comments comparing homosexuality and alcoholism, while Jeb Bush suffered through association with the “Common Core” curriculum – massively unpopular with the GOP base.…

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  • THE CASINO BOOM: BAD LUCK FOR THE POOR

    THE CASINO BOOM: BAD LUCK FOR THE POOR

    Government can't succeed in eliminating poverty but it can certainly contribute to poverty's perpetuation. Authorizing commercial casinos throughout the country disproportionately damages poor people through the encouragement of bad habits. Barbara Dafoe Whitehead of the Institute for American Values notes that in the Northeast alone, 23 new commercial casinos have…

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  • LA Mayor Exemplifies America’s Decline

    Last week, during the official celebration of the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, told a jammed Staples Center that “there are two long-standing rules for politicians . … They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand and…

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  • Avoiding Liberal Traps on Issues of Gay Identity

    Avoiding Liberal Traps on Issues of Gay Identity

    Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in the history of the Texas and one of the most successful state leaders in recent American history, fell into a nasty trap concerning the nature of gay identity. After an effective speech on economics in San Francisco (where else?), a questioner asked him to…

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