Operation Jade Helm Is Nothing To Be Concerned About. But…

…Americans’ Distrust in Obama Is.

Kurt Schlichter The Journal IJReview 5/5/2015

…The concern of millions of Americans over an innocuous exercise reflects not on them but upon our President. It’s on him that people absolutely believe that he would, if he could, use the military to strip them of their liberties. And it’s not irrational […]

Federal Housing Director Mel Watt stokes housing fear

Joseph Lawler The Washington Examiner 12/14/2014

The government’s top housing finance regulator set up a fight with House Republicans for early next year as he raised the political stakes surrounding mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt pleased affordable-housing advocates last week by directing the bailed-out mortgage businesses […]

Schumer: Despite Midterms, ‘Public Knows in Its Gut’ That Big Government is Best

The Washington Free Beacon 11/25/2014

Despite devastating midterm results for Democrats and a rise in public distrust of government, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D, NY.) said believes that deep down the public knows big government is best for them.

“When government failed to deliver on a string of noneconomic issues, the rollout of the Obamacare exchanges, […]

Mel Watt: Fannie and Freddie to Remain Under Federal Control

Government conservatorship of mortgage giants likely to continue, even as lawmakers call for change

Daniel Wiser The Washington Free Beacon 11/19/2014

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt said on Wednesday that he did not see the government relinquishing control of housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac anytime soon, even as the Democratic […]

Julia Lost

Perhaps American women aspire to more than receiving political patronage.

Kevin D. Williamson National Review Online 11/9/2014

A funny thing happened in the “war on women” — Mia Love and Joni Ernst won, Wendy Davis and Sandra Fluke lost. The representative who will be the youngest woman ever to have served in Congress, Elise […]

Reagan's campaign speech continues to reverberate 50 years later

Michael Barone The Washington Examiner 10/27/2014

On Oct. 27, 1964, 50 years ago Monday, a movie actor and television host delivered a 30-minute speech on primetime national television in support of the presidential candidacy of Barry Goldwater.

There were no visual diversions, and the production values by today’s standards were primitive. Few if any viewers […]