On occasion my radio colleagues accuse me of being a “hard worker." I have a standard reply: "I haven't worked a day of my life since the last time I cropped tobacco for my Uncle Bobby."
I spent a long, hot (and, for a pre-teen bookworm, terrifying) summer working on my uncle's tobacco farm. Uncle Bobby, a Marine who saw combat in Vietnam, taught me to crop tobacco and hang it in barns in the brutal Carolina heat. Today, Bobby is in his seventies and he still sends chills of fear through my spine; the same spine he attempted to straighten when I was a slump-shouldered kid by making me stand with a tobacco stick shoved through the crooks of my bent elbows.Read more
This is the moment I want to see from one of the Republicans facing off against Donald Trump Tuesday night:
"Mr. Trump, right now there's a brave Afghan interpreter named Sami Kazikhani who spent years risking his life serving side-by-side with American troops. Today Sami and his family are targets of the Taliban and its Islamist allies. The American soldiers he served with are fighting the Obama administration's bureaucracy to bring him to the U.S. and safety right now.
"Mr. Trump, could you please look in the camera and explain to Mr.Read more
Talk about unbelievable. There is a surge of stupid statements from the left along with incredible (as in "beyond credulity") claims coming from those quarters that are so nonsensical that it's clear they place their ideology above all else.
When President Obama and his White House deny that the San Bernardino massacre was an act of terror—literally one hour before his own FBI declares it so—am I supposed to believe that Barack H.Read more
A new OpinionSavvy/InsiderAdvantage poll shows Donald Trump doing better in the South than he is nationally. In Georgia, The Donald’s 30 percent is nearly double his closest competitor, Jeb Bush (17 percent), Ben Carson’s at 10 percent, and the rest of the field is single digits—or zero, as in the case of southern boy Lindsey Graham.Read more
Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson says that the Islamic State wants to be viewed as Islamic, but they aren't.
During an interview at the Aspen Security Forum, the interviewer asks if Johnson and DHS are missing the religious dimension of the terrorism we face by denying that it's inspired by Islam. "I couldn't disagree more," Johnson says.
Disagree with what?Read more
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer John McCormack on why three is the magic poll number for the GOP's hopes in retaking the Senate.Read more
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast, with executive editor Fred Barnes on President Obama's approval rating among those who voted for him and how he keeps finding new ways to talk about all the wrong issues.Read more
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol reviewing the week that was in Washington: Obama's non-apology for breaking his Obamacare promise about keeping your insurance and how that promise might be kept.Read more
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer John McCormack on the latest in the government shutdown and debt ceiling talks:Read more
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Jay Cost on the government shutdown and whether the GOP has a strategy to end it with a policy victory.Read more
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes on the growing IRS scandal.Read more
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with William Kristol on the Boston marathon bombing, Benghazi, and Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player.
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with William Kristol on the economy, North Korea, and Obamacare. Hosted by Michael Graham.Read more
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Bill Kristol on the North Korea problem and the Obama Administration's missile defense policy failure. Hosted by Michael Graham.Read more
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Executive Editor Fred Barnes on President Obama's gun control speech and the failure of Republicans in Congress to promote an agenda of economic growth. Hosted by Michael Graham.Read more
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Mark Bauerlein on the cost of college and his story "Forbidden City: The left-wing stranglehold on academia." Hosted by Michael Graham.Read more
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Fred Barnes hosted by Michael Graham:
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