American Federalist Journal
Saturday - April 25, 2015


The Depressing Appeal of Hillary's Phony Populism
David Limbaugh  Tweet

There was a time when Hillary Clinton was a bona fide leftist radical, but those days have past, swallowed up by her lust for power and ...



Hollywood Actors and Economics 101
Larry Elder  Tweet

Welcome to Hollywood, where dreams become real -- and where logic, reason and economics 101 become ...



When Bootleggers and Baptists Team Up
George Will  Tweet

E-cigarettes raise public health issues but also illustrate the unhealthy process by which public policy often is made. They illustrate a familiar phenomenon, the cooperation between "bootleggers and Baptists," meaning merchants and ...



Some Thoughts and Questions
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

What's the true test of one's commitment to free speech? It does not come when he permits people to be free to say or publish ideas with which he agrees. Not by a long shot. The true test of one's commitment to free speech comes when he permits ...



SleazeBob Menendez's 36DD Visa Program
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

America has an alphabet soup of visa programs for foreigners to choose from: B-1 for business visitors, B-2 for tourists, EB-5 for investors, F-1 for students, and so ...



Christie's Social Security Reform Hurts America, Particularly Minorities
Star Parker  Tweet

Some are touting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's proposal to take an ax to Social Security as an act of bold political ...



Hillary Candidacy Doesn't Worry Me, Part 2
David Limbaugh  Tweet

I don't get depressed too often, but I feel the blues coming on. Many moons ago, if memory serves, I tweeted my skepticism that Hillary Clinton would even get the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, much less win the general ...



Chaos in the Primaries
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

Painful as it is to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans will still be holding their primaries a year from now, that is one of the high prices we pay for ...



Black Murderers Matter
Dennis Prager  Tweet

The "Black Lives Matter" campaign is based on as big a lie as the "campus rape culture" lie; the Rolling Stone magazine gang rape at the University of Virginia fraternity lie; the gang rape by the Duke University lacrosse team lie; the "Hands Up, ...



Does Tehran Mean What It Says? Oh, Yes
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

Who trusts Iran? Most Americans ...



Obama's Wanton Lawlessness Should Disturb All Americans
David Limbaugh  Tweet

We live in a constitutional republic in which our elected officials are bound by the constraints of the Constitution, which means they don't have a license to do whatever they please, even if they think it would be best for the ...



Chicago: Economic Death Spiral After 84 Years of Democratic Control
Larry Elder  Tweet

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, after winning reelection, pronounced Chicago "the greatest city in America." Run by Democrats for more than eight decades, Chicago should serve as a showplace that reflects the wonderful world of "progressive ...



The New Inquisition
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But how many people today can stop looking at their electronic devices long enough to even think about such ...



Gwyneth Paltrow's Poverty Voyeurism
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

Gwynnie P is down with the struggle, ...



Reality May Be Optional
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

One of the wonders of modern times is that reality is often seen as a social construct and therefore optional. Thus, if one finds a particular reality offensive or inconvenient, he just "changes" ...



Obama's Iran Deal: Someday the World Will Cry, "Why?!"
Larry Elder  Tweet

Barack Obama is a young man. By the time he leaves office, he will be in his mid-50s. Based on life expectancy, he could live for another 40 years or so. So he will be around to see the full consequences of his disastrous Iran nuclear ...



When Everything Is a Crime
George Will  Tweet

What began as a trickle has become a stream that could become a cleansing torrent. Criticisms of the overcriminalization of American life might catalyze an appreciation of the toll the administrative state is taking on the criminal justice system, ...



VA Reform: Another Obama "Success Story"
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

Eight months ago, President Obama put on a grand show for the troops. Surrounded by new Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald, assorted politicians, military leaders and a bevy of TV cameras, the commander in chief signed the "Veterans Access, ...