American Federalist Journal
Wednesday - October 22, 2014


Predatory Journalism
Thomas Sowell  Google Blog Search Tweet

Just what is predatory lending? It is lending that charges a higher interest rate than people like those at the New York Times approve of. According to such thinking -- or lack of thinking -- the answer is to have the government set an interest rate ...



Does Obama Care About People?
Mona Charen  Google Blog Search Tweet

Can you walk out on the messiah? Appearing at a campaign rally for gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown in Maryland on Sunday, President Obama sought to capture the magic that had electrified audiences in 2008 and, to some considerable degree, even ...



Kansas Senate Race is a National Election
Star Parker  Google Blog Search Tweet

Former Democrat House Speaker Tip ONeills political wisdom that All politics is local has been a staple in political thinking for many ...



Who's Afraid of 'Rocky Mountain Heist'?
Michelle Malkin  Google Blog Search Tweet

Free at last! I'm silent no more. Now, the story can be told. Democrats here in my adopted state of Colorado did not want the new political documentary I hosted to see the light of ...



The Equal Pay Delusion
Mona Charen  Google Blog Search Tweet

Voters are souring on the Democratic Party. Apparently, all it takes are six years of economic torpor; the disastrous debut of the biggest new federal program in two generations; record levels of federal debt; revelations of scandals and malfeasance ...



If Minimum Wage Is So Great, Why Cite Bogus Study?
Larry Elder  Google Blog Search Tweet

The head of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit "sustainable economy" association calls for a higher minimum wage. No surprise there. But he cites a major pro-minimum wage study that responsible academics long ago ...



Will the FCC Try to Tackle the Redskins?
George Will  Google Blog Search Tweet

Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust and it prompts judicial rebukes that enlarge freedom. So let's hope the Federal Communications Commission embraces the formal ...



Wrong Sperm, Right Baby. Why the Lawsuit?
Jeff Jacoby  Google Blog Search Tweet

Jennifer Cramblett of Uniontown, Ohio, is the mother of an adorable 2-year-old girl named Payton, whom she and her partner call a "dream come true" and love with all their ...



Will Blacks in North Carolina, and Elsewhere, Continue to Buy the Liberal Line?
Star Parker  Google Blog Search Tweet

Republicans need to pick up six seats in November to gain control of the ...



Anti-American Exceptionalism
Kevin D. Williamson  Google Blog Search Tweet

The actress and Democratic activist Eva Longoria, who apparently has never heard of France, was ruthlessly mocked this week for her claim that the United States "is the only country that promotes monolingualism." Both of the assumptions behind ...



Why Won't Republicans Get to the Bottom of Benghazi?
Andrew C. McCarthy  Google Blog Search Tweet

Something bothers me about the first and only hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Something I haven't been able to shake. ...



A War for Show
Rich Lowry  Google Blog Search Tweet

Compared with President Barack Obama, even Jimmy Carter is John McCain. The former president, practically synonymous with American weakness and retreat, thinks Obama was too slow to act against ISIS and gives his current strategy only "a ...



Erdogan's Double Game
Charles Krauthammer  Google Blog Search Tweet

During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the non-Communist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. ...



Look Who's Data Mining Your Toddlers
Michelle Malkin  Google Blog Search Tweet

Attention, parents: Have your little ones been subjected to "TS Gold" in school yet? If you care about student privacy, data mining and classroom intrusions, you might want to start asking questions and protecting your children now before it's too ...



Let's Repeal Reality
Mona Charen  Google Blog Search Tweet

Katherine Timpf is young, beautiful and very sane. Oh, have I said something wrong? Good. Writing for National Review, Timpf covers the complete flight from reality that characterizes today's progressivism/feminism. A quick glance at her recent ...



Maher vs. Affleck on Islam: Maher Should Apologize to Christians and Jews
Larry Elder  Google Blog Search Tweet

Actor Ben Affleck, star of the hit film "Gone Girl," recently appeared on Bill Maher's HBO show along with Sam Harris, author of the book "Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion." Maher and Harris accused Affleck of ignoring the extent ...



Christie Laying 2016 Groundwork
George Will  Google Blog Search Tweet

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could be forgiven if he had chips on both shoulders as big as those shoulders. This year, the first of his second term, has been overshadowed by often partisan investigations, more protracted than productive, of the ...



Teacher Indoctrination
Walter E. Williams  Google Blog Search Tweet

This kind of anti-American teaching might help explain why some Americans have joined the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...



Bill Maher, Ben Affleck and Islam
Dennis Prager  Google Blog Search Tweet

Last Friday night a rare dialogue/debate took place on American television. It was rare because it involved criticism of Islam, one of the many taboo subjects that are labeled "politically ...