American Federalist Journal
Wednesday - April 23, 2014


T.W. Shannon - Rising Black Republican Star
Star Parker  Google Blog Search Tweet

In January of 2013 T.W. Shannon established two milestones. He became the first black speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. And, at the age of 34, he became Oklahoma's youngest House speaker in ...



The FBI Is Not Sabotaging the 9/11 Military Commission
Andrew C. McCarthy  Google Blog Search Tweet

It is no secret that the Obama administration believes Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other 9/11 plotters should be given a civilian criminal trial in New York City, not a military commission in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The president pulled the plug on ...



Demographics Isn't Destiny
Kevin D. Williamson  Google Blog Search Tweet

The Washington Post has published its annual list of "America's Most Challenging High Schools," and there are two with which I am intimately familiar: One is my own alma mater, Lubbock High School (No. 630), and the other is Lower Merion High ...



The Stupid Hounding of Condi Rice
Rich Lowry  Google Blog Search Tweet

If Condoleezza Rice were as self-pitying and politically crass as Attorney General Eric Holder, she would be wondering aloud what it is about her race and gender that accounts for the hostility to her. ...



Unleashing the Socks of War
Jonah Goldberg  Google Blog Search Tweet

President Obama is right. He told Major Garrett of CBS this week that "Mr. Putin's decisions aren't just bad for Ukraine. Over the long term, they're going to be bad for Russia." ...



The Zealots Win Again
Charles Krauthammer  Google Blog Search Tweet

The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit. ...



Blame Washington
Kevin D. Williamson  Google Blog Search Tweet

Government "investments" have had a poor showing of late. President Barack Obama, convinced as ever that our economy can run on good intentions rather than hydrocarbons, got sold a bill of goods by such corporate rent-seekers as Solyndra and ...



Feminist Thought Police vs. Feminine Kirsten Dunst
David Limbaugh  Google Blog Search Tweet

The left's tyrannical suppression of opposing views would be less farcical if leftists weren't such pseudo-champions of tolerance and freedom of expression. In our leftist-dominated culture, the permitted categories of speech are becoming ever more ...



Time Bombs in Democratic Coalition
Mona Charen  Google Blog Search Tweet

The Republican Party is roiling with internal conflicts, say the analysts. The tea party is confronting the establishment. The noninterventionists are at war (forgive the expression) with the interventionists. The libertarians would like the party ...



Snitchgate -- Sharpton Is Still Lying
Larry Elder  Google Blog Search Tweet

If the Rev. Al Sharpton, the bigoted, anti-Semitic, non-tax paying race-hustling poverty pimp, had any credibility left, it just ...



Progressives Misread the Constitution
George Will  Google Blog Search Tweet

In a 2006 interview, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is "basically about" one word — "democracy" — that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence. Democracy ...



Equality in Discipline
Walter E. Williams  Google Blog Search Tweet

If schools cannot justify differentials in rates of punishment by race or ethnic group, they will face the loss of federal funds and be forced to undertake costly diversity training. The nation's educators can avoid sanctions by adopting a racial ...



GOP, Don't Be Comforted by Sebelius' Resignation
David Limbaugh  Google Blog Search Tweet

As horrible as Kathleen Sebelius has been as this nation's health and human services secretary, she has been exactly who President Barack Obama has wanted her to ...



Statistical Frauds
Thomas Sowell  Google Blog Search Tweet

The "war on women" political slogan is in fact a war against common ...



What the Left Did Last Week
Dennis Prager  Google Blog Search Tweet

In his column last week, Charles Krauthammer crossed a line. He declared the American left totalitarian. He is correct. Totalitarianism is written into the left's ...



Aiming High
Mona Charen  Google Blog Search Tweet

There's an MRCTV video circulating on the Internet that features a man with a microphone asking college students in Washington, D.C., to name just one member of the United States Senate. At least half a dozen are stumped. When he asks how many ...



Islam, 'Honor' Violence, and the Silence of the Progressives
Jeff Jacoby  Google Blog Search Tweet

"HONOR DIARIES" might not be coming to a theater near you, at least not if CAIR gets its ...



Repeal and replace Obamacare
Star Parker  Google Blog Search Tweet

Better, cheaper, more innovative health care won't be delivered by government and politicians. It will be delivered by the American people if politicians will get out of the way and let them do ...



The Legacy of Obama's Illegal Alien Aunt
Michelle Malkin  Google Blog Search Tweet

Zeituni Onyango, President Obama's illegal alien aunt, died this week of cancer and other complications. I hope she rests in peace. America, however, should be up in ...