• Cantor v. Hensarling for Speaker

    Cantor v. Hensarling for Speaker

    The weekend Wall Street Journal carried a small piece on a big brewing fight over the Ex-Im bank. I supported re-authorization of the Bank in the past and will again in the future. Ex-Im supports exports and exports build trade surpluses or at least keep down trade deficits. Far more…

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  • Three Books For Graduates

    Three Books For Graduates

    Got a graduate to buy for? High school, college or grad school? Look no further than these three books: 1. You Don't Have To Be Smart To Own A Smartphone by Hank Adler Buy this in bulk for every new job-seeker and new employee you know. They should be handed…

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  • Hillary As GHWB

    Hillary As GHWB

    My Monday Washington Examiner point makes the obvious point that Hillary is set up to succeed President Obama just as George H.W. Bush was to succeed Ronald reagan in 1988. Both are consummate Beltway insiders with vast networks of staffers and donors, highly developed “brands,” and extremely practiced public personas.…

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  • Waiting For Mr. Churchill

    Waiting For Mr. Churchill

    My friend Robert O'Brien was among Mitt Romney's senior foreign policy team, a senior official at the U.N. during the Bush years, and is managing partner of the Los Angeles office of the national law firm Arent Fox where he litigates complex commercial disputes and international disputes. You have heard…

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  • What Reince Said

    Tuesday's interview with Reince Priebus generated the usual hand wringing on the left when campaign contribution limits come up. (The transcript of the interview is here.) The last vestige of the ill-fated post-Watergate attempt to control money in politics should fall like the dead tree it is sometime in the…

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  • The Defense Crisis

    The Wall Street Journal today opines on “Putin Invades, Obama Dismantles,” and it is afire follow up to my conversation yesterday with the Journal's Bret Stephens about Putin's aggression and the just leaked plans for the next round of cuts to our nuclear arsenal: Defense officials privately had said that…

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  • Jeb’s Biggest Problem With The Base

    Jeb’s Biggest Problem With The Base

    Most of the Monday buzz about Jeb Bush's speech on Sunday focused on the “act of love” phrase, one of those unfortunate clunkers of a line that –like Mitt Romney's “severely conservative” spanner of two years ago– makes a man wonder where all the speechwriters have gone. Marc Thiessen is…

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