American Federalist Journal
Monday - November 24, 2014


A Small Man in a Big Office
Kevin D. Williamson  Google Blog Search Tweet

My mother was, in her modest way, an Ayn Rand villain, someone who lived by the moral principle that John Galt mockingly summarized: "It is your need that gives you a claim to rewards." She believed that being poor gave one a warrant to exploit ...



Alinsky Does Amnesty
Andrew C. McCarthy  Google Blog Search Tweet

President Obama is an Alinskyite.​ ...



Barack Obama, American Caudillo
Rich Lowry  Google Blog Search Tweet

To think that President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office four times (through accidents of circumstance, twice each time he was elected). Taking the oath must have become such old hat that he stopped paying attention. ...



Gruber and Obama's Big Lie
Jonah Goldberg  Google Blog Search Tweet

I understand we've turned the page to the next controversy - Obama's unconstitutional immigration pander - but I'd like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty. ...



The Climate-Pact Swindle
Charles Krauthammer  Google Blog Search Tweet

Historic. Such is the ubiquitous description of the climate agreement recently announced in Beijing between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in which China promised for the first time to cap carbon emissions. ...



"Bracing" for Violence in Ferguson
Heather Mac Donald  Google Blog Search Tweet

Beleaguered store owners in Ferguson, Mo., are boarding up their shop windows again; police departments throughout the area are purchasing riot gear; and the governor of Missouri has declared a state of emergency, a condition precedent to ...



A White House Mass Pardon for Identity Thieves
Michelle Malkin  Google Blog Search Tweet

President Obama is poised to show his "compassion" this week by granting work cards to an estimated five million illegal immigrants through an imperial executive order. As for the vast, untold number of law-abiding citizens whose identities have ...



Obama vs. Us
Walter E. Williams  Google Blog Search Tweet

Suppose you saw a person driving his car on the wrong side of a highway, against the traffic. Would you call him a stupid and/or incompetent driver? You say, "Williams, what kind of question is that? Of course he's one or the other!" I'd say, "Hold ...



Just Don't Call It Islamic
Mona Charen  Google Blog Search Tweet

The Islamic State beheaded another American this week. The Obama administration's response revealed its stubborn determination to deny reality. Peter Kassig was a former Army Ranger and emergency medical technician who was moved by the suffering of ...



Poverty Causes Crime?
Dennis Prager  Google Blog Search Tweet

One of the first clues that this Columbia-educated, liberal, Democrat, New York Jew had that there was something wrong at the heart of progressive/left-wing thought was when I read and was taught over and over that "poverty causes ...



A Legacy of Liberalism
Thomas Sowell  Google Blog Search Tweet

Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said there were "phrases that serve as an excuse for not thinking." One of these phrases that substitute for thought today is one that depicts the current problems of blacks in America as "a legacy of ...



Obama Denies Gruber, but Facts Deny Obama
David Limbaugh  Google Blog Search Tweet

Do President Obama's adamant denials that he misled the American public on various important aspects of Obamacare stand up to scrutiny? No, and it's not even a close ...



Dealing With A Thrashing-About Lame Duck President
Hugh Hewitt  Google Blog Search Tweet

How should the new Republican-led Congress deal with the lame duck ...



How Democrats Defeated Themselves
Star Parker  Google Blog Search Tweet

New Gallup polling on party favorability ratings should be useful reading for leaders of the Democratic Party who are still in denial about the meaning of the Republican sweep in the recent ...



Dealing With A Thrashing-About Lame Duck President
Hugh Hewitt  Google Blog Search Tweet

How should the new Republican-led Congress deal with the lame duck ...



Dealing With A Thrashing-About Lame Duck President
Hugh Hewitt  Google Blog Search Tweet

How should the new Republican-led Congress deal with the lame duck ...



Thank You, Jonathan Gruber
Rich Lowry  Google Blog Search Tweet

The epic search of the Greek philosopher Diogenes for an honest man is finally over. His name is Jonathan Gruber, and he is an MIT economist once known as an intellectual architect of Obamacare, although his status is being rapidly downgraded by the ...



The Gruber Confession
Charles Krauthammer  Google Blog Search Tweet

It's not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco​–​Prussian War). But what the just-resurfaced Gruber Confession lacks in world-historical consequence, it makes up for in world-class ...