Published on TheHill.com on March 31, 2015
Politicians depend on their ability to maneuver as their most basic survival skill. Force them to stand and exchange blows without the ability to shift their ground and they are as helpless as a kitten.
Published on TheHill.com on March 24, 2015
Though the GOP nominating process for 2016 is just beginning, CNN/ORC issued a poll this week that sheds light on how it is unfolding. The survey tested the GOP candidates in a head-to-head match-up, and with only 14 percent undecided, it shows the beginning of the makeup of the Republican field.
Many stock market investors have, in the back of their minds, the comforting illusion that the Quantitative Easing with which the Fed showered Wall Street during the past three years could restart if the market falters. (Under Quantitative Easing, the Fed gave banks $85 billion each month to help stimulate lending and spending and to drive up stock prices).
Published on TheHill.com on March 17, 2015
Bill and Hillary Clinton have carefully cloaked the foreign money they’ve accepted in the garb of charitable fundraising. But alongside the hundreds of millions donated to the Clinton Foundation were tens of millions in personal income from foreign sources, devoid of disguise, a naked example of using political power for personal enrichment.
Mrs. Clinton’s statement at the United Nations was vintage Hillary. She was self-righteous, secretive, arrogant, angry, stubborn, legalistic and unconvincing in her replies.
But underscoring her comments is the fact that her entire defense rests one implausible premise: that she can be trusted.
With friends like Obama, Hillary doesn’t need enemies. Asked about his Secretary of State’s insistence on using her own e mail server, located in her house, the president was quick to contrast Hillary’s behavior with his own policy of “transparency.”
The Hillary email scandal changes the calculus surrounding Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s consideration of a White House bid.
Until now, getting into the race would be seen by the party faithful as a betrayal. In the name of personal ambition, Warren would have hurt the chances of the obvious nominee — Hillary.
If insanity means repeating your past behavior and expecting a different outcome, then Hillary is surely guilty.
Because Hillary Clinton never learns. She just keeps doing the same thing over and over and has the same predictable and disastrous outcome.
Published on TheHill.com on March 3, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu totally changed the debate on a nuclear Iran in his brilliant speech to Congress Tuesday.
Until he spoke, objections to the emerging draft treaty with Iran centered on technical, arcane issues like the number of centrifuges the agreement would let Iran continue to operate and the level of uranium enrichment it would be permitted to maintain.
Published on TheHill.com on February 24, 2015
Governors can usually have it their own way. An activist governor, like Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, can flood the news with bold proposals and usurp all the attention the media has to give. Nobody is going to ask him about same-sex marriage when tens of thousands of screaming union members are occupying the state Capitol, refusing to let legislators in to take their seats.