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Piers Morgan missed his target in America

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New York Times columnist David Carr thinks that Piers Morgan got the heave-ho from CNN because of his British accent. Well, we know what Mr. Carr thinks of the rest of us Yanks, don’t we? He told fellow superior liberal Bill Maher several years ago that Alabama and Kansas are not “smart states.” And when you absolutely have to go to the Heartland, to places Times men call “flyover country,” you need to be aware you are dancing “the dance of the low-sloping foreheads.” That line got quite the chuckle on Maher’s cable show. Maher guffawed along with Carr.

Under Obama, are we Austria-Hungary?

10:54 PM 03/18/2014

The centenary of World War I is upon us. That Great War began in August, 1914, and we can expect a flood of new books and documentaries on what some then called “the war to end all wars." The rising power of the United States was not fully felt in Europe then. In fact, some German militarists unwisely dismissed it: “They won’t land a single soldier in France,” one of their admirals vainly told his Kaiser. “Our U-boats will sink their troop ships.”

Tweaking the ‘Buckley Rule’ for the tea party era

5:42 PM 02/20/2014

Shocking rhetoric does not a tea partier make, nor do all activists make good candidates.

Will Victoria Nuland be fired?

3:04 PM 02/11/2014

She’s described as “the top U.S. diplomat for Europe.” And so, when her indiscreet telephone call goes viral on the Internet, it ought to be big news. Victoria Nuland was promoted from her post as State Department spokesperson following the 2012 elections. Now, she holds the coveted post of Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. The specific quote being circulated has an unmistakable Nuland saying, “Fuck the EU!”

President Obama is Mister Inequality

8:04 PM 01/30/2014

No one in modern America has done more than President Obama to bring about inequality. His modern utopia is turning into a queuetopia. Under Obamacare, Americans have to queue up even to sign up for healthcare.

How to save the Motor City

12:57 PM 11/05/2013

At the time when I served as Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, my city and others across the country looked to Detroit as an industrial and cultural center of America. Motown Records, started by Berry Gordy in Detroit, created some of the best music in the world with hits from The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye. After World War II, Detroit became the North Dakota oil boom of its day, as engineers and workers flocked to the city to prosper and make the classic, gas-guzzling muscle cars which would come to represent everything great about America. By 1960, with the highest per capita income in the nation, almost two million people lived there.

Forty years of OPEC manipulation

11:14 AM 10/15/2013

Four decades ago this month, members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) launched an oil embargo against the United States in retaliation for our steadfast support of Israel in her hour of need. As the Jewish State fought off the Soviet-backed Egyptian and Syrian armies in what would become known as the Yom Kippur War, the OPEC cartel’s actions sent the price of oil soaring and our economy into a recession.

Bloomberg’s astroturf mayors

3:29 PM 10/01/2013

By now, you'd think Michael Bloomberg would have learned his lesson.

The renunciation of Pope Benedict XVI

4:07 PM 02/12/2013

The media, of course, is calling it a resignation. But it's not so much a resignation of a political office as it is a renunciation. The 85-year-old pontiff’s decision to renounce the power and prestige of the papal office is so unexpected, almost unprecedented, as to take the world by surprise.

Hillary and your family

11:19 AM 01/30/2013

Hillary Clinton finally faced down her critics on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week. She fired back at Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) when he tried to get her to acknowledge that the entire story of an anti-Islamic video inflaming mobs who then murdered Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other brave Americans in Libya had been, to put it charitably, wholly unsubstantiated. All along, Hillary had acted as if this was someone else’s issue. She was, after all, the secretary of state who gets “1.43 million cables come into my office” a week. They’re all addressed to me, she petulantly shot back.

Banking on the path to fiscal ruin

4:34 PM 01/08/2013

A trend has taken shape in Washington, and it has put our country on a devastating path toward potential fiscal ruin. The trend is characterized by an unsustainable penchant for spending money we don’t have. It became crystal clear in last year’s debt-ceiling negotiations and was further highlighted by the recent debate surrounding the fiscal cliff: our country is broke, yet our government continues to spend more, risk more and accumulate more debt. Entitlements are often blamed for the vast majority of our spending issues, but our tendency to overspend is not restricted to just these. Parallels exist across the spectrum of government agencies --- each case portraying the same doomed philosophy that threatens the solvency of our entire economy. A telling example is the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im): an anti-free-market institution that consistently risks billions of public dollars for the sake of corporate welfare.

Borked

11:38 AM 01/03/2013

Most of us would be honored to have our name become a verb. Especially those of us in public life. But that is not how Judge Robert H. Bork got into the dictionary. He was "borked" when President Reagan nominated him to the U.S. Supreme Court. No sooner had the announcement been made by the White House on July 1, 1987, than Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) raced to the Senate floor to denounce the distinguished judge and former Yale Law professor.

Will Hillary resign?

1:13 PM 10/16/2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has stepped forward to say she accepts responsibility for the fact that our consulate in Benghazi was refused enhanced security. This is another example of her willingness to take one for the team. But what does it mean? Will she "accept responsibility" by resigning her office?

Obama’s abandoned power plants

6:37 PM 09/28/2012

If voters knew how America's economy would look after two terms of President Barack Obama's administration, Mitt Romney would win in a landslide.

Obama’s Bain

10:03 PM 09/11/2012

President Barack Obama enjoys attacking Mitt Romney for his work at Bain Capital, while portraying it as a vampire-like operation, destroying the livelihoods of entire communities for short-term gain. Obama's donors funding his super PAC, Priorities USA, even went so far as to blame Romney for the death of a laid-off worker's cancer-stricken wife.

Democratic quick-change artists

7:41 PM 09/05/2012

Anyone watching Democratic Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa gavel in the changes to the Democratic platform on Wednesday afternoon had to be amazed. Convention rules require a two-thirds vote in the affirmative to make changes at this late date. The response of the voting delegates on the floor was clearly not two-thirds for the ayes.

Froward

11:43 AM 09/04/2012

That’s not a typographical error. I’m not mistaking the Democratic platform’s definition of all things progressive. I’m not misapplying the Obama campaign’s slogan: Forward.

Joe Biden shakes those chains

10:25 AM 08/15/2012

We thought Joe Biden couldn't top --- or bottom --- the appalling gaffe of calling a 2010 White House bill signing ceremony "a big f__ing deal." But he just did it. In Danville, Virginia this week, Biden told a largely black audience that Republicans were going to "put y'all in chains." Now, of course, his staff is backpedaling furiously. He meant the banks. He was talking about banking de-regulation, they bleat frantically. Sure he was.

President Obama’s ‘covert zeal’ for abortion

11:51 AM 07/23/2012

Abraham Lincoln faced a similar problem in 1854 when he spoke of the “covert zeal” of President Franklin Pierce and Sen. Stephen A. Douglas for the spread of slavery. These leading Democrats never said they were in favor of slavery. They simply viewed the right of whites to choose slavery for blacks as a “sacred principle of self-government.” Lincoln abhorred this subterfuge.