American Federalist Journal
Monday - March 30, 2015


Four (Black) Cops Killed in Seven Days -- Where's the Outrage?
Larry Elder  Tweet

Wednesday, March 4: Fulton County police detective Terence Avery Green was killed, shot in the head by a suspect. According to WXIA-TV, Atlanta: "Police responded to a shots fired call early Wednesday. They were told the suspect was possibly ...



John Tamny Shows Why Economics Affects Everything
George Will  Tweet

Every day the Chinese go to work, Americans get a raise:Chinese workers, many earning each day about what Americans spend on a Starbucks latte, produce apparel, appliances and other stuff cheaply, enlarging Americans' disposable income. Americans ...



What's Gone Wrong With Democracy?
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

The Economist magazine recently published "What's gone wrong with Democracy ... and what can be done to revive it?" The suggestion is that democracy is some kind of ideal for organizing human conduct. That's a popular ...



Ted Cruz, the Antiobama
David Limbaugh  Tweet

Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential announcement was immensely gratifying in numerous ways, including the venue he chose for ...



A Simple Question
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

It is amazing how a simple question can cause a complex lie to collapse like a house of cards. The simple question was asked by Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel, and it was addressed to two Democrats. He asked what has Hillary Clinton ever ...



America's Left-Wing Jews Ashamed of Israel's Jews
Dennis Prager  Tweet

American Jews on the left were beside themselves last week. Israel's Jews did something that utterly infuriated these American Jews: Israel's Jews overwhelmingly voted for a man of the right (or for other right-of-center parties). And not just any ...



It's Election 'Day' for a Reason
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

That experience of a collective Election Day is one that voters in the United States used to take for granted. No ...



A Time for Clarity
Star Parker  Tweet

Freedom House, which publishes an annual report measuring freedom around the world, rating nations based on political rights and civil liberties, has recently issued its 2015 ...



Back to Firing Squads? Thank Death-Penalty Foes
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

FOR A NATION that almost never puts murderers to death there were 14,196 homicides in 2013, but only 39 executions Americans spend an awful lot of time debating whether and how to do ...



Kasich Waits in the Wings
George Will  Tweet

Ideas fly from Gov. John Kasich like sparks from a flint. While explaining his prison reforms, he interrupts himself mid-sentence — his sentences, like some E. E. Cummings poems, are unpunctuated — to praise a Delaware church ...



Selma and Voting Rights Triumph
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

March 7th was the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," the first attempt by black protesters to march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery to demand voting rights. Their march was brutally halted by Alabama state troopers acting under the orders of ...



Ruinous 'Compassion'
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

It is fascinating to see brilliant people belatedly discover the obvious -- and to see an even larger number of brilliant people never discover the ...



Two Warnings
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

When Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress on March 3rd, it was the third time he had done so. The only other person to address a joint session of Congress three times was the legendary British prime ...



Why UC Students Voted to Remove American Flag
Dennis Prager  Tweet

Two weeks ago, a group of students at the University of California at Irvine removed a U.S. flag from a common area of the student government ...



Obama's Immigration Nightmare: Exponential Executive Lawlessness
David Limbaugh  Tweet

I wonder whether most people truly understand the scope and import of Obama's lawless order to halt deportations and allow work permits for up to 5 million immigrants living illegally in the United ...



Campaign Contributions and Double Standards
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

What does Massachusetts have against the First ...



Black Pastors Protest Gay Speaker at Historically Black College
Star Parker  Tweet

The course of history changes at special moments when courageous individuals step up to take a stand, often at personal risk, on issues burning in ...