American Federalist Journal
Friday - July 31, 2015


Will Jewish Democrats Sink Iran Deal?
Mona Charen  Tweet

"Seven Jewish Lawmakers Could Tilt the Scales on Iran Deal," headlines The Times of Israel. The members -- Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Steven Israel, Rep. Eliot Engel, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Nita Lowey, Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. Ted Deutch -- are all ...



Plunder and Deceit
David Limbaugh  Tweet

Can we simultaneously love our children and betray their generation and generations ...



Desperate Dems Recycle Planned Parenthood's Mammogram Lie
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

The gruesome hits keep coming for the baby butchers of Planned Parenthood. President Obama and his top health officials have one last-ditch response left: Quick, hide behind the imaginary mammogram ...



Obama's Contempt for Congress on Display
George Will  Tweet

It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The anniversary underscored that the agreement ...



The Return of the Grad-Tax Hustlke
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

Five times, Massachusetts voters have been asked to jettison their state's flat-rate income tax and replace it with a system of graduated tax brackets. Each time they have unequivocally refused to do ...



Voters to G.O.P.: We're Just Not That Into Immigrants
Ann Coulter  Tweet

For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the ...



Why Do Bill and Hillary Clinton Still Get a Pass?
Larry Elder  Tweet

Donald Trump's ex-wife, Ivana, recently denied a 30-year-old allegation that Donald Trump raped her. The allegation, according to the New York Daily News, stems from the book "The Last Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump" by Harry Hurt ...



What True Immigration 'Reform' Would Look Like
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

Can we be honest about illegal immigration? It is a common challenge to almost every advanced Western country that is adjacent to poorer nations. American employers and ethnic activists have long colluded to weaken border enforcement and render ...



Cure for Racial Dishonesty
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

There have been several notable cases of racial fakery. Years ago, then-law professor Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren falsely claimed that her great-grandfather was Cherokee Indian. A diversity-starved Harvard University jumped at the opportunity to ...



Obama Cronyism + Your Personal Data = Trouble
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

It's the most far-reaching scandal in Washington that no one wants to talk about: Tens of millions of federal employees had their personal information hacked as a result of Obama administration incompetence and political ...



Raising the Minimum Wage Is the Perfect Way to Kill the Summer Job
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

I had a lot of summer jobs. I was a foot messenger in New York for a couple of summers. I worked as a receptionist and mail-room flunky. Before my junior year of high school, I briefly sold ice-cream snacks -- sort of yuppie bonbons -- on the street ...



The Insidious Political Power of Minimum-Wage Laws
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

One of the great spectacles of the day is the sight of French workers engaged in violent protests, aggrieved that their economic positions are being undermined by the cheap labor of foreign workers - Germans, in this case. A bit of advice for ...



Documented Irresponsibility
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

People who entered the United States illegally may be called "undocumented" in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political parties in dealing with immigration ...



Phony GOP Conservatism Has Worn Out Its Welcome
David Limbaugh  Tweet

The long-simmering disconnect between the Republican Party's conservative base and its leaders in government has degenerated into a full-blown ...



The Left's Contempt for America: Left-Right Differences, Part VI
Dennis Prager  Tweet

This past week, one of the greatest differences between the Left and Right -- both around the world and in America -- once again came to light: how each views ...



The Obama Administration's Chicago Politics
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

Barack Obama is the first American president from Chicago. That fact will be the trailblazing Obama's most lasting legacy. Chicago has long been stereotyped as a city where any-means-necessary politics have ruled, and where excess is preferable ...



Fifteen Elephants and a Clown
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

If there was a good reason to distrust presidential candidate Mitt Romney, it had to do with his views on abortion. Not his position per se - as difficult as it is to understand the pro-choice tendency, there are people of good faith on both ...



Are Encounters with the Police Really More Dangerous for Black Men?
David French  Tweet

One of the difficulties in reacting rationally to the #BlackLivesMatter movement is the fierce conviction borne of personal experience. The Internet is now full of young activists telling their stories of #DrivingWhileBlack - stories that ...



Iran Can Buy A Lot of Terror With $100 Billion
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

As a US senator and a candidate for president a decade ago, John Kerry couldn't bring himself to worry overmuch about Islamic terrorism. Today, as a secretary of state trying to sell a nuclear accord that would lift economic sanctions from the ...



Congress Must Hold Obama Accountable for His Deception Over Iran
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

The president "must certainly be punishable for giving false information to the Senate." One can imagine hearing such counsel from a contemporary United States senator on the receiving end of President Obama's "full ...