American Federalist Journal
Tuesday - August 4, 2015


China Has its Own Horrors to Atone for
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

JAPAN'S less-than-wholehearted remorse for its World War II-era atrocities has long been an unhealed wound in its relations with its neighbors. The bruise is throbbing anew with the approach of August 15, the 70th anniversary of the announcement of ...



What More Evidence Does the President Need that the VA Must Be Reformed?
David French  Tweet

In the battle between bureaucrats and veterans, the Obama administration stands with the bureaucrats. Last week the White House threatened to veto the VA Accountability Act, a bill that would moderately streamline the process for firing incompetent ...



The Twitter Mob: Society's New Mechanism for Enforcing Morality
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

Dear Reader (and all my friends at sea), Forgive me readers, it's been three weeks since my last "news"letter. So, as Bill Clinton hopes to say to a new crop of White House interns in 2017, be gentle with me, I'm rusty. I ...



Mark Levin Issues a Call to Action the Country Can't Afford to Ignore
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

The Audacity of Facts: that is what Mark Levin believes can save America. Facts can animate the rising generation that has the most to lose by the impending collapse of our constitutional republic. Levin concedes that the odds are against him. But ...



Will Jewish Democrats Sink Iran Deal?
Mona Charen  Tweet

"Seven Jewish Lawmakers Could Tilt the Scales on Iran Deal," headlines The Times of Israel. The members -- Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Steven Israel, Rep. Eliot Engel, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Nita Lowey, Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. Ted Deutch -- are all ...



Plunder and Deceit
David Limbaugh  Tweet

Can we simultaneously love our children and betray their generation and generations ...



Desperate Dems Recycle Planned Parenthood's Mammogram Lie
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

The gruesome hits keep coming for the baby butchers of Planned Parenthood. President Obama and his top health officials have one last-ditch response left: Quick, hide behind the imaginary mammogram ...



Obama's Contempt for Congress on Display
George Will  Tweet

It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The anniversary underscored that the agreement ...



The Return of the Grad-Tax Hustlke
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

Five times, Massachusetts voters have been asked to jettison their state's flat-rate income tax and replace it with a system of graduated tax brackets. Each time they have unequivocally refused to do ...



Voters to G.O.P.: We're Just Not That Into Immigrants
Ann Coulter  Tweet

For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the ...



Why Do Bill and Hillary Clinton Still Get a Pass?
Larry Elder  Tweet

Donald Trump's ex-wife, Ivana, recently denied a 30-year-old allegation that Donald Trump raped her. The allegation, according to the New York Daily News, stems from the book "The Last Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump" by Harry Hurt ...



What True Immigration 'Reform' Would Look Like
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

Can we be honest about illegal immigration? It is a common challenge to almost every advanced Western country that is adjacent to poorer nations. American employers and ethnic activists have long colluded to weaken border enforcement and render ...



Cure for Racial Dishonesty
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

There have been several notable cases of racial fakery. Years ago, then-law professor Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren falsely claimed that her great-grandfather was Cherokee Indian. A diversity-starved Harvard University jumped at the opportunity to ...



Obama Cronyism + Your Personal Data = Trouble
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

It's the most far-reaching scandal in Washington that no one wants to talk about: Tens of millions of federal employees had their personal information hacked as a result of Obama administration incompetence and political ...



Raising the Minimum Wage Is the Perfect Way to Kill the Summer Job
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

I had a lot of summer jobs. I was a foot messenger in New York for a couple of summers. I worked as a receptionist and mail-room flunky. Before my junior year of high school, I briefly sold ice-cream snacks -- sort of yuppie bonbons -- on the street ...



The Insidious Political Power of Minimum-Wage Laws
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

One of the great spectacles of the day is the sight of French workers engaged in violent protests, aggrieved that their economic positions are being undermined by the cheap labor of foreign workers - Germans, in this case. A bit of advice for ...



Documented Irresponsibility
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

People who entered the United States illegally may be called "undocumented" in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political parties in dealing with immigration ...



Phony GOP Conservatism Has Worn Out Its Welcome
David Limbaugh  Tweet

The long-simmering disconnect between the Republican Party's conservative base and its leaders in government has degenerated into a full-blown ...



The Left's Contempt for America: Left-Right Differences, Part VI
Dennis Prager  Tweet

This past week, one of the greatest differences between the Left and Right -- both around the world and in America -- once again came to light: how each views ...