When Jeb Bush said that “people have to work longer hours and, through productivity, gain more income for their families,” he was doing much more than flubbing his lines. He was flagging a basic reason not to nominate him.
The past few weeks have seen two developments that, in combination, could pose big problems for Hillary Clinton en route to her coronation as the nominee of the Democratic Party.
First the emergence of Bernie Sanders as the darling of the left makes the Democratic primaries competitive.
Published on TheHill.com on July 7, 2015
With Bernie Sanders creeping up on Hillary Clinton for the 2016 presidential nomination — closing to within 8 points in New Hampshire and holding her to 52 percent in Iowa — the new and unanticipated threat he poses presents an important challenge to the former secretary of State. Unfortunately for her, she has no good choices.
Published on TheHill.com on June 30, 2015
You could almost hear the sighs of relief coming from the liberal and establishment media after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of President Obama last week in the King v. Burwell case. “Thank God that’s over,” they seem to say. “Now the ObamaCare issue has run its course. We won’t have to face it in 2016.”
The Clinton campaign has been frantically trying to get 500,000 people to donate $1.00.
As surely as if we Republicans had lost an election or surrendered a majority in either house of Congress, the Supreme Court went Democrat.
Propelled by the votes of two turncoat Justices, it switched its ideology and even its view of the Constitution. No longer is this a strict construction court refusing to read the latest social fads and public opinion polling into time tested provisions of our Constitution.
Published on TheHill.com on June 23, 2015
Did Sidney Blumenthal encourage then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to back military action against Moammar Gadhafi in Libya? Did he do so because it was in the financial interest of his friends and sources? Did Clinton listen to him to the virtual exclusion of professional intelligence sources? And was the information about which Clinton relied false?
Almost half of Republican primary voters — 45% — said they could not see themselves supporting Kentucky Senator Rand Paul for president in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Plus, 49% said they could see themselves supporting him, for an overall ranking of tenth among the sixteen candidates tested.
Published on TheHill.com on June 16, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is supposed to be the trade deal that needs fast-track authority to get approved by Congress. But the real worry is not TPP — it’s the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) that’s being negotiated well out of public view.
‘Old guard must leave to make room for the new’
The modern version of the scions of the Hatfields and the McCoys — or the Capulets and the Montagues — have announced their candidacies for president. The dynastic offspring – Hillary for the Clintons and Jeb for the Bushes – have formally jumped into the ring.