Chip Wood

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 00:00

Republicans’ Abject Surrender on Spending

There are so many things wrong with the “cromnibus” spending bill that I hardly know where to begin. Let’s start with the fact that members of the House had less than 24 hours to review the bill before they had to vote on it. The chances that anyone actually read the 1,600-page conglomeration, and knew all of the pork that was packed in it, are just about zero.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:00

A Meaningless Sop for Conservatives

In a classic example of political grandstanding, the House of Representatives passed a meaningless vote last week in opposition to Barack Obama’s illegal executive order on immigration.

Thursday, 04 December 2014 00:00

Beware the Republican Internationalists

Anyone who expects the new Republican majority in the Senate to slam the brakes on Barack Obama’s meddlesome foreign policy may be in for a big disappointment.

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 00:00

The Real Heroes of Ferguson

Did you hear about the four black men, armed to the teeth, who pulled up to a white-owned gas station in Ferguson, Missouri, a week ago? They weren’t there to join the rioters, who burned and looted stores and vehicles up and down the streets that night. No, they were there to protect the gas station from the vandals.

Barack Obama has certainly tossed down the gauntlet in front of the Republicans, hasn’t he? But how will the Republicans respond?

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:00

Obama Is as Arrogant as Ever

After the incredible shellacking that Democrats received a week ago, wouldn’t you think that President Barack Obama would be a tad more conciliatory? Maybe a little less arrogant? A tiny bit more willing to compromise?

Friday, 24 October 2014 17:00

The Obamacare News Just Keeps Getting Worse

Those 30,000 Wal-Mart employees who are losing their health insurance aren’t alone. There’s another huge wave of cancellations of health plans coming.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00

Even Obama's Own Party Flees the President

A front-page story in last Friday’s Wall Street Journal showed just how unpopular Barack Obama has become in one surprising constituency: Democrats who are running for office.

Thursday, 16 October 2014 21:45

The Democrats’ Sleaziest Ad Yet

A left-wing group called the Agenda Project Action Fund boasted that it is launching “a multi-pronged blitzkrieg attack that lays blame for the Ebola crisis exactly where it belongs — at the feet of the Republican lawmakers.”

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:00

Stopping the Spread of Ebola

Will Ebola become another entry in the long list of reasons the U.S. government has given us not to trust it? You can count on it.

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