Uh oh. Liberal Jewish Democrats realize Obama is not the One

Uh oh. Liberal Jewish Democrats realize Obama is not the One

Wesley Pruden The Democrats have a Jewish problem, and his name is Barack Obama. Reluctantly, many Jews, loyal Democrats by birth and tradition, have concluded that he’s not The One they thought he was. With even greater reluctance, the White House has concluded that their Jewish problem is real, growing, and they better do something […]

The seduction of a chief justice

The seduction of a chief justice

Wesley Pruden The much-anticipated operation was a brilliant success, but the patient died. Chief Justice John Roberts is a clever surgeon, and he left a bloody mess to prove it. He’s in the Mediterranean now, on the island of Malta, lecturing to European lawyers about how to “grow” in office, basking in the applause of […]

A nation of more lawyers, less rule of law

A nation of more lawyers, less rule of law

Wesley Pruden Now the fun begins. Nothing can fire the anger of an American like the arrogance of a government lawyer with his foot on the throat of a helpless citizen, and the justices of the Supreme Court are the government lawyers with the biggest feet of all. The justices sent a message loud and […]

Wedding Crasher-in-Chief: Brides as campaign cash cows

Wedding Crasher-in-Chief: Brides as campaign cash cows

Wesley Pruden Barack Obama was so flush with campaign loot four years ago that he wouldn’t even take the government’s money. He was confident that he could play the dairy farmer and milk Democratic cows on his own. He was right. There were cash cows aplenty. But that was then and this is now, and […]

Love for Obama fades, even in Europe

Love for Obama fades, even in Europe

Wesley Pruden Unrequited love is a sad and mournful thing, as any teenager could tell you. Barack Obama, too. His European friends, who swooned with such ardor four years ago, are cooling off. Mr. Obama still nourishes his lifelong crush on the Europeans, regarding them as the source of the type of government compassion and […]

Sarko, the waffle and the future of France

Sarko, the waffle and the future of France

Wesley Pruden Nothing focuses a politician’s mind like staring at oblivion, and reluctantly contemplating himself at the center of that dark and dreary place. Though it may be too late to save himself, Nicolas Sarkozy is scared contrite and humble, a remarkable precedent for a French president. On the eve of Sunday’s voting, he offered […]

Humility deficit in the corridors of shakedown science

Humility deficit in the corridors of shakedown science

Wesley Pruden “Climate research,” the New York Times confidently assures us, “stands at a crossroads.” This means that a lot of research scientists are standing at the crossroads, holding out paper bags like trick-or-treaters on Halloween night, standing in line for taxpayer largesse to fill ‘em up. These specialists in shakedown “science,” who speak only […]