Published on TheHill.com on January 21, 2014
To turn Henry Kissinger’s famous quote around, even those with enemies can be paranoid. So it is with Hillary Clinton.
Few were surprised by recent revelations that her staff labored for weeks after her 2008 campaign to amass an “enemies list” of those who received Clintonian largesse and failed to reciprocate.
A Book Review by Dick Morris of Scott Rasmussen’s new book, “The People’s Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt“.
In my work with President Clinton, I was always careful to take full account of polling data in helping him to formulate his policies, budget, and speeches. Some accused us of governing by polls. To some extent, they were right.
A Book Review by Dick Morris of Senator James Inhofe’s new book, “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future”.
Despite inconclusive and contradictory meteorological data and the failure of predicted temperature patterns to pan out, global warming and climate change continues to be the mantra of the left, assuming theological proportions.
A Book Review of “Saudi Arabia and the Global Islamic Terrorist Network” Edited by Sarah Stern
We all know that the United States is enmeshed in a corrupt bargain with the Saudi Monarchy: We keep a blind eye toward their human rights abuses and they continue to supply us with oil. But it takes Sarah Stern’s excellent volume to tell us just how corrupt the bargain is and how self-defeating is the relationship.
Saudi Arabia provides us one million barrels of oil each day and sends more to Europe. It uses the funds to finance jihad all over the world. 90% of fundamentalist Islamist funding comes from Saudi Arabia. It is our petro dollars that pay al Qaeda, fund extremist mosques which recruit terrorists all over the world.
Her book details it all: the Shariah Compliant Financing that wages war on Western capitalism, the “educational” grants that skew college campuses to a pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli bias, the Saudi refusal to cooperate in terrorist investigations, the Saudi success in buying off leading Americans like former President Jimmy Carter, their infiltration into our NGOs, the Saudi Islamist penetration of Europe and Canada, and their sponsorship of terrorists within our own country.
And her research could not be more well-timed. As Iran threatens Israel as she has never before been threatened and as our domestic oil production — despite Obama’s best efforts — is making our dependence on Saudi oil a thing of the past, we need to let go of this dangerous relationship and cut Saudi Arabia off. Sarah Stern explains, in explicit detail, why.
It’s President’s Day! Not just a day off, but a time to remember and celebrate the greatness of presidents like Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln. Tell your children about them by reading them Dubs Goes to Washington And Discovers the Greatness of America. Dubs, our golden retriever, loses his tennis ball in Washington DC. To find it, he visits the Lincoln Memorial:
A Book Review of Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America by Mark R. Levin
I took Contemporary Civilization at Columbia College. It had a reading list that was a smattering of excerpts from all the great thinkers who shaped western civilization. We referred to it as the “cocktail party course.” The readings were neither long enough nor sufficiently representative of the body of work of the author to give you a real grasp of what they were saying. But they gave you enough to get by and sound erudite.
A Book Review of Now or Never: Saving America from Economic Collapse by Senator Jim Demint
Jim DeMint is a new kind of U.S. Senator. He puts allegiance to conservative principles ahead of partisanship and sees his role as promoting, not just a Republican majority, but a conservative majority within the GOP caucus. With Senators like Florida’s Marco Rubio, Kentucky’s Rand Paul, Oklahoma’s Tom Coburn, Utah’s Mike Lee, and Pennsylvania’s Pat Toomey, he defines what it means to be a conservative in the Obama era.
His new book, Now or Never: Saving America from Economic Collapse, is a manifesto for his movement, a credo for his convictions. He explains that while we all must unite in opposing Obama’s nation-destroying policies, we must also keep our eye focused on conservative answers to today’s problems. He goes deeper than mere partisanship and nay-saying and, with the assistance of his fellow Senators who contributed to the book, he articulates a real program for American revival.
Capitol Punishment by Jack Abramoff Reviewed by Dick Morris
If you want to know how Washington works, read Jack Abramoff’s book, Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist.
As I sat down to read it, I expected to find lurid tales of payoffs, bribes, shakedowns, extortion, and corruption. Instead, I read a fascinating account of how normal politics in Washington works. And that’s the problem: In Washington, the normal is corrupt and often criminal.
Indoctrination by Kyle Olson Reviewed by Dick Morris
It has become a truism for conservatives that the media and the entertainment industry are biased in favor of the left. We pick and choose the films we watch – or let our kids watch – and tune to Fox News to get what is really going on.
Now comes Kyle Olson’s new book, Indoctrination: How ‘Useful Idiots’ Are Using Our Schools to Subvert American Exceptionalism, which exposes the third leg of the stool that keeps the left propped up in our politics: The systematic indoctrination of our children in the public and private schools of America.
We are all so fixated on the economic mayhem being inflicted on our country by the Obama presidency, that we may have overlooked the power grab and the correlating decrease in our freedom his programs are triggering.