Biden Embarrasses Joe Manchin – WSJ

Biden Embarrasses Joe Manchin – WSJ

President Joe Biden speaks in Carlsbad, California on November 4. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images Occasionally, President Biden blurts out what he really means, even if it’s politically or diplomatically embarrassing. He did it again Friday when he said his administration will close coal plants across America. Even if true, his comment won’t help Democratic Senate … Read more

Biden quickly congratulates the left-wing Lula on the victory in the presidential election in Brazil

Biden quickly congratulates the left-wing Lula on the victory in the presidential election in Brazil

SAO PAULO ― President Joe Biden congratulated former leftist Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on his victory in the country’s presidential election Sunday night, also hailing the election as “free, fair and credible.” The congratulatory statement from the White House came less than an hour after Brazil’s election authorities declared da Silva, who … Read more

Biden’s national security strategy is regretted by Fantasy

Biden’s national security strategy is regretted by Fantasy

The Biden administration’s national security strategy, released last week, deserves credit for correctly identifying China as America’s most “consistent geopolitical challenge.” But by calling climate the “existential” threat to the United States and encouraging cooperation with Beijing on the issue, the strategy document creates a dangerous contradiction. The focus on climate will make it more … Read more

Obama warned us about Joe

Obama warned us about Joe

On the eve of the 2020 Iowa caucuses, Politico lobbed a grenade in Joe Biden’s direction. It was a story that noted the former vice president was trying to play the Obama card — even though Barack Obama had not endorsed the man who had faithfully served him for eight years. The money offer was … Read more

Biden has ‘no plans’ to meet with the Saudi crown prince, will act strategically after oil cuts

Biden has ‘no plans’ to meet with the Saudi crown prince, will act strategically after oil cuts

President Joe Biden has “no plans” to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman next month after the kingdom moved to cut international oil production in line with Russia, a senior White House official said Sunday. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said the president will continue to examine the US relationship with … Read more

Biden’s marijuana pardon will increase crime

Biden’s marijuana pardon will increase crime

If President Biden really wanted to do something about the problems facing our cities and states—rising crime, addiction, and overdose deaths—he could have done something to prevent illegal drug use. Instead, he chose to minimize the dangers of drug use by granting amnesty to felons convicted of marijuana possession under federal law. In doing so, … Read more

Biden’s chance to restore American dignity in Iran

Biden’s chance to restore American dignity in Iran

The stalemate of the Islamic Republic has once again exploded in the streets. The triggering event was the killing of Mahsa Amini by Iran’s morality police last month. But the tension – the rot in the Islamic system that depresses the country – lies much deeper. For the clerical regime, it is an insoluble predicament. … Read more

The stock market has risen after every midterm election since 1950

The stock market has risen after every midterm election since 1950

Washington DC – Capitol getty It’s easy for investors to be gloomy after a rough September that saw the S&P 500 fall 9.2%. It marked the worst September showing since 2002, when the index fell 11%. Before hitting the ‘Sell everything’ panic button, however, it’s worth considering at least one bullish catalyst on the horizon … Read more

The Biden administration is smearing my reputation

The Biden administration is smearing my reputation

29 September 2022 at 10:41 a.m. ET The White House, July 21. Photo: KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS In “China and Biden Drive Out a Reformer” (Americas, Sept. 26), Mary Anastasia O’Grady points out “Treasury’s decision to misrepresent the facts of the case and smear Mr. Claver-Carone in its press release,” even though the Treasury spokesman “did not … Read more

If politics is a ‘joke’, voters get it

If politics is a ‘joke’, voters get it

For the rest of the year, I could write columns, ripping a long piece for the New York Times by the job-hopping, Pulitzer-winning former Washington Post book critic Carlos Lozada. His piece is so delicious. He picks up on a long-standing theme in this column, Donald Trump’s bottomless cynicism about the game of politics and … Read more