By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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Wait. Did I just hear what I thought I heard? Did Chris Matthews just applaud Ronald Reagan for busting a union and winning the Cold War?
As he struggles to find momentum in his second term, President Obama is setting a dubious record for the slowest pace in assembling a new Cabinet.
Call it "Oval Office Couch Syndrome." By the second term "inside the bubble," presidents have completely lost touch with reality.
America is awash in doublespeak.
Chipper Jones can cross another item off his post-baseball bucket list.
In 1981, President Reagan fired 11,000 illegally striking air-traffic controllers, nearly 85 percent of the workforce. Reagan took direct responsibility. He neither hid behind his FAA administrator, nor blamed the Democrats.
It’s not too premature to now say that President Obama’s second-term agenda is adrift — that is, if he ever had a really well-thought-out agenda to begin with.
It's not too premature to say that President Obama's second-term agenda is adrift — that is, if he ever had a well-thought-out agenda to begin with.
MSNBC's "Hardball" host Chris Matthews has signed a long-term contract with the network, while canceling his weekend program, "The Chris Matthews Show."
Jefferson Davis County in southwest Mississippi has the distinction of being named after Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis. That's good or bad, depending on whether you regard what occurred between 1861 and 1865 as the Civil War or as the War Between the States.
Language matters. Respect for others — common decency, we used to say — requires that we think of how our words might affect those within earshot. Will the words we use offend religious believers, shock the elderly, confuse younger children or be a bad example to teens yearning to be adult? If so, then we need to choose other words.
It's become oddly fashionable to bash the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, the giddy juxtaposition of journalists, Hollywood celebrities and strategically-minded operatives that arrives in the nation's capital each spring, just like the circus. Critics claim the annual event has become commercialized, off-message and unbecoming.
It's been all the rage this week to bash the White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Multiple accounts now claim that the giddy juxtaposition of journalists, Hollywood celebrities and notorious operatives has become commercialized, off-message and unbecoming. Yeah, well. Close to 3,000 "correspondents" will be vying for attention Saturday night as the network cameras roll and the Makers Mark bourbon stylishly flows at myriad cocktail events. And yes, there were only 11 attendees when the event was first staged 99 years ago.
President Obama outright demagogued his way to re-election and more government control over the economy by blaming the free market for the 2008 financial crisis. Now the administration is pushing banks to make more home loans to borrowers with weaker credit by using government programs to insure them against default, at a time when the federal government is already underwriting 90 percent of mortgages.
If Ronald Reagan were alive today, he would be the most loved liberal candidate for White House. That's according to three mainstream media hosts, who tried to make sense of poll numbers that showed three-of-four respondents thought the nation was better off in the 1980s than now.
President Reagan was the first to acknowledge a guest he'd invited to sit with the first lady when in 1982 he praised Lenny Skutnik, a federal employee who two weeks earlier had jumped into the icy Potomac River to save a woman from drowning after the Air Florida plane crash.
These are states Ronald Reagan won overwhelmingly in 1984 against a Democrat candidate who promised to raise taxes and increase welfare.