|Mystery In Columbus, Yes, Let's Talk About Abortion, Saturday Night's Debate, Your Vote||
Mystery In Columbus
Police in Columbus, Ohio, need some help. Here's the situation:
Yesterday a man walked into a restaurant named Nazareth, owned by an Israeli Christian. The man asked to speak to the owner, who wasn't there, so he left.
About 30 minutes later, he came back, only this time he had a machete. He began attacking the customers, systematically working his way through the restaurant.
|Christie & Fiorina Out, What Do You Think?, Officer Down, Supremes Stop Obama Overreach||
Christie & Fiorina Out
The winnowing process continues. The Republican primary race that began with more than a dozen credible candidates is now down to just a handful of serious contenders.
Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie suspended his campaign. Christie's no nonsense style was an appealing quality, but the blunt spoken former prosecutor got trumped by Donald Trump. Christie bet it all on a strong showing in New Hampshire and he came up short.
|Primary Results: Republicans, Primary Results: Democrats, Looking Ahead||
Primary Results: Republicans
Here are the results of the New Hampshire primary:
Donald Trump 35%
With few exceptions, the results essentially mirrored the polls. Trump has consistently led the New Hampshire polls since July. Recent polls indicating a surge for Ohio Governor John Kasich were spot on. Here's my analysis:
|Obama's Budget: Blueprint For Bankruptcy, Obama's Modern Military, Beyonce's Black Panther Tribute||
Obama's Budget: Blueprint For Bankruptcy
President Obama submitted his final budget to Congress today. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Obama declared, "The budget that we are releasing today reflects my priorities." That's certainly a true statement.
It is a jaw-dropping $4.1 trillion manifesto of higher taxes, more spending and bigger government. It is a blueprint for national bankruptcy. Just consider this analysis from the Associated Press:
|NARAL vs. Doritos?, Gaga's Greatest Hit, GOP Fireworks||
NARAL vs. Doritos?
The radical pro-abortion group NARAL is, once again, doing its best to prove that the left denies the basic science of biology. Doritos aired an amusing Super Bowl ad showing a husband eating the famous nacho chips during his wife's ultrasound.
Frustrated with her husband's inattentiveness, she has the expected reaction. But when her husband starts waving a chip around, the baby in utero starts following it. She wants one! Watch the ad here.
|Border Security Is National Security, Obama Wants To Raise Your Taxes, Failing Our Children; Failing America||
Border Security Is National Security
It is a phrase I have repeated over and over again during recent national debates about immigration reform: "Border security is national security." There is nothing racist or bigoted about that statement. It is simply common sense. And it is a lesson Europe is learning the hard way.
|Obama's Muddled Message, Obama's Contradiction, Stop Blaming Us!, President Bloomberg?||
Obama's Muddled Message
I read the president's speech to the Islamic Society of Baltimore and found that it was a very muddled message. Below are a few quotes from the speech followed by my response.
BARACK OBAMA: But on top of that, as Muslim Americans, you also have another concern -- and that is your entire community so often is targeted or blamed for the violent acts of the very few.
|Obama's Alternate Reality, What The President Should Say, Observations From Iowa||
Obama's Alternate Reality
In the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks -- terrorist atrocities carried out by radical Islamist supremacists -- President Obama is visiting a synagogue today to reassure Americans concerned about rising anti-Semitism.
No, wait. . . that's not right.
Sorry, folks, he's going to a church to express his outrage over the unprecedented level of Christian persecution taking place in the world today.
Oops, wrong again.
|Cruz Wins, Trump Scores Strong Second, Rubio Impresses, Democrats Divided||
In an Iowa caucus that broke all turnout records, with more than 186,000 Republicans participating, Ted Cruz defied the polls by defeating Donald Trump 28% to 24%. Cruz's ground game and turnout effort impressed even seasoned Iowa operatives.
|The Voting Begins, Your Prediction, Ayatollah Honors Hostage Takers||
The Voting Begins
After a year of campaigning, countless speeches and town hall events, and numerous debates, it is time for the voting to begin. Iowans will go to caucuses tonight to help select the next president of the United States, and polls suggest the contests are neck-and-neck.
Among Democrats, yesterday's Des Moines Register poll found Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders by three points, 45% to 42%, within the poll's margin of error.