• Why I’m putting away my political crystal ball

    Prognostications are part of a political pundit's job description. If you bat a Ted Williams-level .400 over your career that's commentator Hall of Fame stuff. But mostly we all get most of the calls wrong. There are just too many moving parts in politics, including even the weather, as when…

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  • Follow W’s lead, Mr. President

    The New York Times' Saturday story on the details of Wednesday's terrorist attack contained a remarkable paragraph buried deep in the report: In a Dallas suburb, about a dozen protesters congregated outside the Islamic Center of Irving last month, some covering their faces with bandannas and carrying hunting rifles, tactical…

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  • No hearings. No votes

    Lame duck presidents don't get to make successful nominations for lifetime appointments in an election year. Not in 2016. Not for the past 80 years. It is that simple. And it doesn't matter who the president nominates — even if lightning struck and he nominated an originalist in the mold…

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  • Less Is More (Where GOP Candidates Are Concerned)

    By Brian Fahy & Garrett Fahy Let the winnowing begin. The day after Donald Trump dominated the New Hampshire primary by taking 35% of the vote and ten delegates, New Jersey governor and former federal prosecutor Chris Christie and former Hewlett Packard chief Carly Fiorina dropped out. Given their poor…

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  • Containing Both The Ebola And The Takfir Viruses

    President Obama's decision to commit American forces to contain and defeat the Ebola virus before it breaks out to devastate an entire continent and perhaps others is a good and necessary decision and conservatives and Republicans ought to support it. Clearly experts have weighed in and warned him of the…

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  • Part 2 of Romney 3.0

    Part 2 of Romney 3.0

    My Monday Washington Examiner column focuses on the reaction to the Friday Politico Magazine article I co-authored with Robert C. O'Brien on the buzz around as return of Mitt Romney to the lists of possible 2016 contenders. The Politico piece has, as of this posting, generated more than 1,700 comments.…

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  • “Calvary”

    “Calvary”

    I hope the Brendon Gleeson-led all-star cast of “Calvary” brings the audiences Calvary deserves. It is one of the most complex, provocative and thoughtful assessments of the aftermath of the Roman Catholic Church's abuse scandals as has been offered in any medium, and one of the most balanced putting as…

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