• The House Schedules…Nothing

    Articles yesterday by the Washington Post's Robert Costa and by The New York Times' Carl Hulse and Jonathan Martin emphasize that the Congressional GOP won't be engaging in any “grand compromises” on anything this year. The GOP has retreated to its corner and will wait out the 2014 elections while…

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  • Common Core Gets Knocked –By The Left

    This is the sort of story that ought to give everyone rallying to the defense of Common Core pause. When critics of the Common Core appeared in great numbers on the right, the instinctive reaction of Team Obama and many school districts across the country was to dismiss them. Now…

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  • “Border Security – and Insecurity” By Clark S. Judge

    This week's column by Clark Judge: Border Security – and InsecurityBy Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute Sometimes Washington is beyond clueless. Immigration reform is a case in point. Central to the immigration reform is border security, stopping people from illegally slipping…

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  • “I Can Do Whatever I Want”

    That's the quote that Bill Kristol used to title his column that headlines this week's Weekly Standard, which along with 2017 Project , The Ethics and Public Policy Center, AEI, Heritage and other bright spots around D.C. think tanks have been working for a couple of years to drive home…

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  • The Romney Boomlet –All About Ted Cruz

    The Romney Boomlet –All About Ted Cruz

    It is easy to understand why some reports are surfacing about the 2012 GOP's nominee return to the field for a third try at the White House. After all, Team Clinton will be makings its fourth bid, and that depth of high stakes/high cost/high profile campaign experience and immediate access…

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  • Will John Boehner Lay Down The Gavel?

    The weather is pretty awful everywhere it snows, except Sochi. Perhaps the blanketing will cool tempers inside the Beltway, where another collapse of House GOP “strategy” combined with (1) the blowback on the cuts to the career military retirement benefits, (2) another set of numbers on Obamacare screaming “FAIL” and…

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  • Talking About His Presidential Bid With Joe Scarborough

    MSNBC's Joe Scarborough joined me today, and of course talked turned quickly to his rumored run for the presidency as well as to the dysfunction in the House GOP Caucus of which he was a part for eight years, and other routine questions of presidential candidates: Audio: 02-12hhs-scarborough Transcript: HH:…

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