Incompetence? Not such a big deal to the Ruling Class

Incompetence? Not such a big deal to the Ruling Class

Wesley Pruden There’s an immeasurably deep cleavage between left and right in America, illustrated vividly in the way Americans regard the Benghazi scandal and outrage. It’s in the DNA. Democrats generally and liberals in particular can’t understand what the noise from Benghazi is about, though they’re willing to concede that the deaths of the American […]

Obamacare panic: The worthies who imposed it and can afford it don’t want it

Obamacare panic: The worthies who imposed it and can afford it don’t want it

Wesley Pruden When crunch time comes, when the chips are down, when the rubber meets the road – employ the cliché of your choice – Americans can put away their selfish concerns and come together in common cause. Even Congress, our only native criminal class. Deep in the bowels of the Senate and House Office […]

Hip, hot and evolving but the blessing will have to wait

Hip, hot and evolving but the blessing will have to wait

Wesley Pruden Sodomy is the latest hot thing in Washington. You don’t have to participate in it to think how cool it is. The love that dare not speak its name has become the passion that shouts from the housetops. Closets are emptying all over town. From now on – “going forward,” in the cliché […]

All the president’s men and the music that moves them

All the president’s men and the music that moves them

Wesley Pruden Barack Obama says he’s not a Muslim, but a Christian. That’s his business, between the president and God. The president clearly has a soft spot in his heart for Islam. He once described the call to evening prayer, which he first heard as a child in a Muslim school in Indonesia, as “one […]

Running out the clock on Benghazi

Running out the clock on Benghazi

Wesley Pruden There’s no mystery about why Hillary Clinton spends so much time on airplanes to dreary places that everybody else avoids like the plague (or the stomach flu). The climate anywhere is better than in the comfortable ineptitude of Foggy Bottom. The report of an independent panel inquiring into what happened in Benghazi, and […]

Obama stumbles over the finish line into an exploding Benghazi uproar

Obama stumbles over the finish line into an exploding Benghazi uproar

Wesley Pruden What did the president know, and when did he know it? Of what steel are the Republicans in Congress made? We’re about to find out. Big scandals from little leaks grow. Watergate was at first only “a third-rate burglary.” Bubba thought he was only trying to cover up the details of a failed […]

McGovern learned later in life what businessmen must endure from big government

McGovern learned later in life what businessmen must endure from big government

Wesley Pruden Barring a really major blunder – such as revealing that he was born in Lower Volta or endorsing inter-species marriage (the next big civil-rights issue) – this election is beginning to look like it’s Mitt Romney’s to lose. On the morning after the third and mercifully last presidential debate, nearly all the major […]

Unfair and off balance: Panic spreads even to the media class

Unfair and off balance: Panic spreads even to the media class

Wesley Pruden There’s not a dry mattress, pair of skivvies or delicate lace panty anywhere out there. The president is chasing an imaginary bird, the pollsters are choking back panic (“has our methodology been wrong?”) and the media glitteries are even more hysterical than usual (“how can anyone as wonderful as us be so wrong?”). […]

From trust to disgust in the American press

From trust to disgust in the American press

Wesley Pruden The distrust of the media becomes total. That’s hardly news to anyone, except to the clueless editors and publishers of the big newspapers and the big mules of the television networks, who see their audiences shrinking and wonder why. A new survey by Gallup asked Americans how much trust and confidence they have […]

No worries: Soft words and lots of them

No worries: Soft words and lots of them

Wesley Pruden Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama are men trapped in pickles. As the prime minister, Bibi’s first duty is to assure the survival of Israel. Against the prospect of another Holocaust, nothing else matters. Barack Obama’s pickle is a whopper made of his own bungling, and his stiffing the Israelis is part of that […]

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