Wes Vernon column
Wes Vernon is a Washington-based writer and veteran broadcast journalist.

Top Democrat huddles with foreign leader in plot to meddle in U.S. election
Wes Vernon
May 12, 2016

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sat down with an ex-president the other day. The purpose was to plot the defeat of the Republicans in 2016. Okay, so what? . . .

The electoral mess: Is this an accident? Ted Cruz: Is this his moment?
Wes Vernon
May 2, 2016

Why is it that Barry Goldwater went down in flames, but Ronald Reagan came back 16 years a later with essentially the same world view to win the love of the . . .

The irrelevance of the "denounce" industry
Wes Vernon
March 26, 2016

It's a good thing the politicians who formed our Constitution more than two centuries ago were not politicians of the cheaper kind. That was a time when they . . .

The "wisdom" of President Romney: from Massachusetts to Utah to the worldwide stage
Wes Vernon
March 5, 2016

President Romney – whose brilliant strategy to ride to the White House by writing off 47 percent of the population fell...er...short of the mark – . . .

A giant has left us: Let America be worthy of his imprint
Wes Vernon
February 15, 2016

Antonin ("Nino") Scalia was one of the most brilliant justices ever to sit on the United States Supreme Court. His deserved 30-year presence in that lofty . . .

The crucial turning point of America's scrambled post-Cold War politics
Wes Vernon
February 8, 2016

Beneath the breathless and largely substance-starved wall-to-wall coverage of the presidential debates lies the transformational crossroads of America's post . . .

Regionalism: constructive and otherwise
Wes Vernon
January 21, 2016

Number 1...This column does not endorse anyone in presidential primary races. Number 2...Anything written during the primary season does not constitute an . . .

The "new" Constitution: Traps for the right?
Wes Vernon
January 14, 2016

There are several separate efforts under way to make changes in the Constitution of the United States. Two in particular are of immediate concern: 1 – . . .

The silent issue for 2016: shall the Constitution literally die?
Wes Vernon
January 5, 2016

Though 2016 is the year we pick our next president, Americans also have good reason to approach that all-important event with another year in mind...2020.  . . .

America the restless
Wes Vernon
December 15, 2015

The presidential debates this year have reached all-time highs in audience interest. There's a reason for that: Americans know their country is in trouble, . . .

Back by unpopular (and narrow) demand: "We Want Willkie!" Really? In 2016?
Wes Vernon
November 6, 2015

You have got to be kidding! With all the losers that some backstairs heavy-hitters in the Republican Party have managed to present to us as presidential . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective'
Wes Vernon
October 26, 2015

WEALTH, POVERTY AND POLITICS: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE By Thomas Sowell Basic Books, $29.99, 310 pages Herewith, please find a persuasive case for . . .

Did lawmaker hand Rush the cat out of the bag?
Wes Vernon
October 10, 2015

During this week's turmoil over the Republican would-be successors to House Speaker John Boehner, the Ohioan retracted his earlier timetable for leaving the top . . .

The nightmare scrambling of the speaker's race
Wes Vernon
October 7, 2015

A lot of congressional "tradition" could be broken later this month when the floor vote is taken to replace House Speaker John Boehner. By that time, the . . .

Is there any chance for strong leadership on Capitol Hill? One can hope
Wes Vernon
October 6, 2015

How can things go right in Washington? Lately, there has been little reason for conservatives to think they can. And we're not about to raise hopes only to be . . .

Dems politically weak--so why is the GOP handing them opportunities?
Wes Vernon
September 28, 2015

Help! Somebody rescue Madame Hillary! She is learning big-time what it's like to be on the wrong end of a presidential attack machine. Recall the days when . . .

Let the judge be the judge
Wes Vernon
September 21, 2015

Eight years ago in this space, we raised the question as to whether the Rupert Murdoch media empire could possibly switch its ideological moorings from . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Takedown: How the Left has Sabotaged Family and Marriage'
Wes Vernon
September 7, 2015

TAKEDOWN: HOW THE LEFT HAS SABOTAGED FAMILY AND MARRIAGE By Paul Kengor WND Books, $18.95, 238 pages If you are puzzled that millions of mainstream . . .

Obama: Now seeing Ayatolloahs under every bed? (White House game show)
Wes Vernon
August 10, 2015

Well! Well! Well! So this country does have a president who has finally found an "enemy" he can identify that seeks our nation's ultimate destruction. The . . .

They can't shut him up (the 'problem' with Trump)
Wes Vernon
August 3, 2015

It is painful to witness the screech of someone suffering from self-inflicted wounds. Such is the case with establishment or "moderate" Republicans who can't . . .

Government raids your home, your neighborhood: it's worse than you think
Wes Vernon
July 30, 2015

It's 2018. Chuck Spelvin, American, now faces a dilemma. Last night, he read the riot act to his pre-teenage son, who had just been suspended from school. A  . . .

You were warned: now will you fight back? (Meeting the challenges)
Wes Vernon
July 13, 2015

President Obama's trusted community-organizing mentors have "drawn up a plan to implement one of the most outrageous attacks on free people ever known in the . . .

Navigating life's pathways
Wes Vernon
July 6, 2015

Hillary Clinton, the "all-but-inevitable" Democrat nominee for President in 2016, has finally "clarified" what she means when she declares that "Republicans are . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Adios America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole'
Wes Vernon
June 27, 2015

ADIOS AMERICA: THE LEFT'S PLAN TO TURN OUR COUNTRY INTO A THIRD WORLD HELLHOLE By Ann Coulter Regnery, $27.99, 392 pages The subtitle of this Coulter . . .

Members of Utah dynasties square off
Wes Vernon
June 8, 2015

MORMON RIVALS: THE ROMNEYS, THE HUNTSMANS AND THE PURSUIT OF POWER By Matt Canham and Thomas Burr The Salt Lake Tribune, $16.99, 373 . . .

Don't you get it? We're surrounded
Wes Vernon
May 4, 2015

It doesn't seem to matter anymore. No matter which way you turn, no matter which exit for which you try to make a mad dash (figuratively speaking), you . . .

Approaching his deathbed: the scholarship (political and spiritual) of M. Stanton Evans
Wes Vernon
March 20, 2015

A great (but humble) man left us last week. M. Stanton Evans: patriot, journalist, prolific author, philosopher, intellect, years-long professor, and clever, . . .

Open the Books (and your eyes): ending the rip-off
Wes Vernon
February 25, 2015

You are being robbed blind. If you've looked at your tax bill lately, that may not be a great shock to you. But the sheer genius by which American taxpayers are . . .

Serious vs. clueless: dissecting the Giuliani flap
Wes Vernon
February 23, 2015

Does the President of the United States "love America"? Rudy Giuliani has given voice to the most widely believed, under-publicized "worst-kept secret" in the . . .

Super-lawyer Levin offers legal battle against anti-free speech regulators
Wes Vernon
February 17, 2015

In less than two weeks, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to announce its intent to deprive you of your right as a citizen to have access . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Hollywood Traitors'
Wes Vernon
January 29, 2015

'HOLLYWOOD TRAITORS: BLACKLISTED SCREEN WRITERS – AGENTS OF STALIN, ALLIES OF HITLER' By Allan H. Ryskind Regnery, $29.99, 506 pages At last. After . . .

Freedom-loving Cubans stranded; the "good guys" and the "bad guys" at Guantanamo
Wes Vernon
January 19, 2015

So we will all live happily ever, right? A U.S. president seems to be giving us that assurance as he's set to make nice with Fidel Castro. President Obama is . . .

BOOK REVIEW: The [Un]Documented Mark Steyn
Wes Vernon
January 15, 2015

THE [UN]DOCUMENTED MARK STEYN: DON'T SAY YOU WEREN'T WARNED By Mark Steyn Regnery Publishing, $29.99, 441 pages Mark Steyn's appeal has spread quickly in . . .

When benefactors stain their earned good will
Wes Vernon
December 22, 2014

Jon Huntsman, Sr., Utah's wealthiest man, says Mike Lee, Utah's junior senator, is an "embarrassment" to the Beehive State. It is not unexpected that the . . .

Out of the Washington fog: focused committee vows the truth on Benghazi scandal
Wes Vernon
December 18, 2014

Former CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson is the kind of intrepid reporter who will pursue the tough investigations no matter how many doors are slammed in . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Stop the Coming Civil War'
Wes Vernon
November 25, 2014

'STOP THE COMING CIVIL WAR' by Michael Savage Harper-Collins 334pp. $26.00 Reviewed by WES VERNON Michael Savage is . . .

Republicans' last hurrah? Or a step toward the grand prize? (PS--consider state capitols for '16)
Wes Vernon
November 11, 2014

Ah, yes! A sentimental trip once again down memory lane. It's like old times! This movie we have seen before, and count on its return every time Republicans . . .

BOOK REVIEW - Power Grab: Obama's Dangerous Plan for a One Party Nation
Wes Vernon
October 27, 2014

Power Grab: Obama's Dangerous Plan for a One Party Nation. By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann 210 pp. Humanix Books $24.95 Reviewed by WES VERNON  . . .

Now they're coming for our churches: next?
Wes Vernon
October 20, 2014

There seems to be no end to the police-state atmosphere that emerges close to home with more frequency these days. Texas, like most red states, contains . . .

OK, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, work your magic--no excuses
Wes Vernon
October 16, 2014

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is on trial here. Remember that these were the wise old owls of the GOP who lectured grassroots Republicans that they simply . . .

Book review -- 'KILLING PATTON: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General'
Wes Vernon
October 9, 2014

By Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard 351pp Henry Holt & Co. $30.00 REVIEWED BY: WES VERNON "If you have read 'Killing Kennedy,'" . . .

The real Roosevelts (which malefactors?)
Wes Vernon
October 7, 2014

The media will never let go of its historical narrative of the sainted Roosevelts – Teddy, FDR, and Eleanor too. Alas, the one man in America who knew . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan'
Wes Vernon
October 3, 2014

Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan. By Henry R. Nau 329 pp. Princeton University Press Reviewed by . . .

Hoax #1 of post-Soviet deceit
Wes Vernon
September 19, 2014

Return with us now to the thrilling days of yesteryear with stranded polar bears, drowning Manhattan lecturers, British "editors" of "scientific" studies, . . .

On the eve of destruction, Part 3: ISIS (yes, they are here)
Wes Vernon
September 11, 2014

At the time I'm writing this, President Obama is yet to deliver his anxiously-awaited speech to the nation, and we should soon know whether he is serious about . . .

At last! Beginning to match the outcry of an angry left
Wes Vernon
September 9, 2014

This is just too delicious! Somebody wake me up. How long do you think I can take these beautiful dreams, only to reach the real world and find out I'm back in . . .

On the eve of destruction? (from within and from afar)
Wes Vernon
August 15, 2014

Back in the near-insurrectionist sixties, a left-wing pop artist, Barry Maguire, made a smash hit, "The Eve of Destruction." It was counterculture propaganda . . .

Book review: 'The Murder of the Middle Class'
Wes Vernon
August 4, 2014

How to save yourself and your family from the criminal conspiracy of the Century. By Wayne Allyn Root Regnery Publishing 390pp $27.95 Within these pages, a . . .

A third term: will the 22nd Amendment save us? (Part 1)
Wes Vernon
July 14, 2014

NOTE: Prior to the 2012 election, this column ran a series raising the question as to whether that election would be our last free one. Then, as now, we were  . . .

Who says Obama will leave at the end of his second term?
Wes Vernon
June 20, 2014

The Founding Fathers of the United States knew, and assumed it was a given, that the balanced recipe for freedom they had encoded in the Constitution they . . .

The Iranian angle in Benghazi (yes, there is one)
Wes Vernon
June 17, 2014

A veteran investigator and author believes Libyan missiles fell into the hands of Iran's Islamic regime during the disorder that characterized Libya before and . . .

Carl Levin: the holy roller of human rights (mid-20th century vs. early 21st century)?
Wes Vernon
May 16, 2014

What would you think of a United States senator who, with malice aforethought, uses his power to sic the IRS on private citizens whose politics he doesn't like? . . .

Trey Gowdy: focused investigator, fearless prosecutor takes on White House cover-up
Wes Vernon
May 13, 2014

No doubt an old parlor game in Washington will emerge now that Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has been assigned by House Speaker John Boehner to chair a special . . .

The war on terror: whose side are we on?
Wes Vernon
April 24, 2014

The Benghazi cover-up is opaque, convoluted, multifaceted, and rife with betrayal and heavy-handed efforts to shut people up. Even some of the most . . .

The "core values" of Brandeis: one small sliver of poison in a larger pattern?
Wes Vernon
April 22, 2014

Apparently, we may conclude that the "core values" tolerated by the eminent Brandeis University include activities such as (for starters) female genital . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Harriman vs. Hill'
Wes Vernon
March 31, 2014

HARRIMAN VS. HILL: WALL STREET'S GREAT RAILROAD WAR By Larry Haeg University of Minnesota Press, $29.95, 375 pages At last, someone has written one of . . .

Government domination of the American media? Media response: ho hum?
Wes Vernon
February 24, 2014

It took a long time to arrive (about 80 years), but now we are entering what may be the fulfillment of a generations-long dream of aspiring monarchs (or worse): . . .

America without lights (or much of anything else)--Part 2
Wes Vernon
February 14, 2014

February 5, 2014, may go down in history as the turning point in the rescue of mankind from destruction. It was on that date that the Wall Street Journal . . .

"Coverup" charged as "end of civilization" scandal looms
Wes Vernon
February 11, 2014

American Civilization wiped off the earth, from the air or from the ground? Either poses a real threat to Americans. In just a split second, a city, state, or . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Double Down'
Wes Vernon
January 27, 2014

DOUBLE DOWN: GAME CHANGE 2012 By Mark Halperin and John Heilemann The Penguin Press, 29.95, 473 pages This is a book for political animals, especially . . .

The "golf with Tip O'Neill" strategy: a winner for the GOP (not!)
Wes Vernon
January 6, 2014

Question: Why have today's Republicans tied themselves in knots? Answer: Some of it is their own fault, passing up opportunities to go on offense when . . .

Next crisis: the all-out formal death of the U.S. Constitution--is anyone intellectually arming for that?
Wes Vernon
December 19, 2013

Let's accept certain basics as to what is going on and where we Americans are being led. The goal of those who do not like America or its culture is the final . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Impeachable Offenses'
Wes Vernon
December 2, 2013

IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES: THE CASE FOR REMOVING BARACK OBAMA FROM OFFICE By Aaron Klein & Brenda J. Elliott WND Books, $25.95, 336 pages Nearly everyone in . . .

From "climate of hate" to "workplace violence": ignoring the enemy that won't go away
Wes Vernon
November 21, 2013

On November 22, 1963, I had been employed at a radio-TV outlet in Salt Lake City for just a few days short of five months. I arrived at work at about 11:30 . . .

Another statist joins the Federal Election Commission
Wes Vernon
October 28, 2013

When the Federal Election Commission (FEC) opened its doors 38 years ago, it drew a wary eye from those who feared the agency would end up as another taxpayer . . .

The Ruling Class vs. the Country Class: a Utah update
Wes Vernon
October 24, 2013

Here we go again: The Country Class (meaning principled conservatives who are determined not to leave their children and grandchildren permanently impoverished . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Killing Jesus'
Wes Vernon
October 10, 2013

KILLING JESUS: A HISTORY By Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard Henry Holt, $28, 289 pages Having revealed many little-known facts in the assassinations of . . .

Lies of 100 years (two examples--coincidence?)
Wes Vernon
October 8, 2013

As I write this, many Americans are discovering (some in very personal ways) that they have been lied to (again) – this time about the heaven on earth . . .

GOP battles: Obamacare (Senate) and Benghazi (House)
Wes Vernon
September 27, 2013

America needs some serious thought among Republicans and conservatives as to a ticket that will uphold the basic principles of whatever is left of our America . . .

Harry Hopkins: 20th century agent of influence; bad legacy covered up in 21st century
Wes Vernon
September 16, 2013

There is currently underway a concerted effort (step-by-step) to blur America's understanding of the century-long dismantling of the America we have come to . . .

Syria: the least bad option; Washington blackmail; subversion in plain sight
Wes Vernon
September 9, 2013

There may come a day when we and others of the free world will have to confront Iran's nuclear ambitions in a "shooting war." But when that day arrives, it . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'All the Dupes Fit to Print'
Wes Vernon
September 5, 2013


The 80 year sell-out of America
Wes Vernon
August 1, 2013

History may record the second decade of the 21st century as the era in which "the lying (at long last) had to stop." Any one of several factors may serve as  . . .

Helen Thomas: symbol of media decline
Wes Vernon
July 22, 2013

Author's Note: Below is a lightly updated version of an article I penned for The "Accuracy in Media Report" in 2009. The italicized material is new (except for . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Operation Snow'
Wes Vernon
July 18, 2013

OPERATION SNOW: HOW A SOVIET MOLE IN FDR'S WHITE HOUSE TRIGGERED PEARL HARBOR By John Koster Regnery, $19.34, 350 pages John Koster is not the first . . .

So, is this the takeover? What do you think?
Wes Vernon
July 15, 2013

Inquiries to this column (in person or e-mail) have reflected at least a question in the minds of some Americans as to whether we are in the middle of a . . .

Tear down this fig leaf
Wes Vernon
July 8, 2013

This is the column I did not want to write. One despairs at the sight of 14 Republicans who voted for the Senate's Import More Democrats Act (an honest name . . .

Snowden betrayed his country; NSA necessary (one caveat)
Wes Vernon
July 1, 2013

Edward Snowden is everything Dick Cheney and John Kerry say he is. Now there's an "odd couple" for you. But yes, it is widely agreed that Snowden is in fact a . . .

Yet another cover-up fails the smell test: re-open TWA-800 mystery (the ghosts of scandals past)
Wes Vernon
June 25, 2013

We have noted in this space the unlovely governmental practice of covering up scandals that are politically embarrassing, with the truth to emerge years or . . .

After 100 years, the coverups "just keep on coming"
Wes Vernon
June 17, 2013

We have been trying in this series to point out the seemingly never-ending chain of lies and deceit to keep Americans in the dark regarding deliberate plots to . . .

The even worse IRS scandal: the rule of fear
Wes Vernon
May 27, 2013

For three years – including the full length of the 2012 election cycle – members of Tea Party groups and other conservative voices were silenced  . . .

Herbert Romerstein (RIP)
Wes Vernon
May 16, 2013

This nation, and those the world over who yearn for freedom, suffered a loss last week. Herbert Romerstein, easily one of the world's foremost experts on the . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Obamacare Survival Guide'
Wes Vernon
May 9, 2013


Benghazigate: when mythology falls apart (and the Mr. Magoo panel)
Wes Vernon
May 6, 2013

The Benghazi hearings that should have been held before the November election will now be gaveled to order on Wednesday of this week. The Obama . . .

State Department tries to shut up lawyer for Benghazi whistleblowers
Wes Vernon
April 29, 2013

This will be denied – again. But the Obama administration has become so obsessed with covering up its own dereliction of duty in the Benghazi case (where . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Full Spectrum Diplomacy and Grand Strategy'
Wes Vernon
April 25, 2013

Full Spectrum Diplomacy and Grand Strategy: Reforming the Structure and Culture of U.S. Foreign Policy By John Lenczowski Lexington Books, 212 pages, $70  . . .

The role of Soviet agents in the Pearl Harbor attack
Wes Vernon
April 8, 2013

Amongst the myriad twists and turns and subplots of World War II was the amazing efficiency with which Soviet agents in the U.S.O., Japan, and elsewhere around . . .

Benghazi-gate coverup won't go away, investigative reporter awarded scandal coverage, media watchdog recalled
Wes Vernon
March 18, 2013

Six months after a terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, survivors of the savagery that left four Americans dead the night of . . .

Part 5 -- Stalin's secret agents: U.S. & Britain follow Moscow's orders (Hollywood's missing movie)
Wes Vernon
March 7, 2013

(See Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4) War is hell. Everyone knows that. It's just that some chapters of any war imposed on innocent civilians are so hellish as to . . .

When America's enemies invade America's media (by stealth or by sellout)
Wes Vernon
February 18, 2013

(See Parts 1, 2 & 3) Unless public pressure is brought to bear on Congress, enemy propaganda is likely on its way to millions of American living rooms. The . . .

Reds in government: setting the table for a Soviet advantage
Wes Vernon
January 28, 2013

(See Part 1 and Part 2) It is impossible to exaggerate the impact that infiltrators in the U.S. government have had with regard to advancing Soviet interests . . .

Stalin's secret agents: and why their deeds still matter in the 21st century
Wes Vernon
January 21, 2013

(See Part 1) During and after World War II, Communists and their sympathizers right here in the United States agitated to bolster Soviet interests throughout . . .

Stalin's secret agents: why their deeds still matter in the 21st century (Part 1)
Wes Vernon
January 17, 2013

Alger Hiss, Soviet agent inside our State Department, had far more influence at the Yalta Conference than previously imagined. That is news, not history. In . . .

Orwell's world in the 21st century?
Wes Vernon
December 10, 2012

Americans may think that in casting their ballots, as millions of us did last month, they have given the winning candidates policy directions that will be . . .

BOOK REVIEW: Herald Square: A Novel of the Cold War
Wes Vernon
November 29, 2012

Herald Square: A Novel of the Cold War By Jefferson Flanders Munroe Hill Press, $14, 380 pages Capturing the "see no (or little) evil" mentality that . . .

BOOK REVIEW: '50 Things Liberals Love to Hate'
Wes Vernon
November 26, 2012

50 THINGS LIBERALS LOVE TO HATE By Mike Gallagher, Threshold Editions 319 pages Taken page by page, this book is a fun read. Taken as a whole, it remains . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy'
Wes Vernon
November 12, 2012

SPRING FEVER: THE ILLUSION OF ISLAMIC DEMOCRACY By Andrew C. McCarthy Encounter Books, $17.99, 157 pages This is a scholarly work. When you read it, . . .

The day America opted for Third World governance: massive therapy anyone?
Wes Vernon
November 8, 2012

It is said the iconic songwriter George Gershwin's talent had reached such overwhelming proportions in the twenties and thirties that, along with popular . . .

Part 12 -- 2012: America's last free election?
Wes Vernon
October 25, 2012

(See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11) We Americans don't like to think the unthinkable: a massive . . .

Part Eleven -- 2012: America's last free election?
Wes Vernon
October 15, 2012

Every week we are confronted with the burning question: Which kind of tyranny does the Obama administration plan for us if it is granted four more years in the . . .

Part 10--2012: America's last free election?
Wes Vernon
October 8, 2012

(See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9) Ever since George W. Bush won the 2000 election through the Electoral College, . . .

Part 9--2012: America's last free election? Why Obama should (but probably won't) be impeached
Wes Vernon
October 1, 2012

President Barack Obama recalls that in his college days, he "sought out" the Marxist professors on campus. Judging by the way he governs, those may have been . . .

Part 8--2012: America's last free election?
Wes Vernon
September 24, 2012

We have tried to make the point in this series: The 2012 race for the White House is not just another presidential election wherein our two-party system . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Fool Me Twice'
Wes Vernon
September 17, 2012

FOOL ME TWICE: OBAMA'S SHOCKING PLANS FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS EXPOSED By Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott WND Books, $25.95, 241 pages "This is my last . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Who's Counting?'
Wes Vernon
September 13, 2012

WHO'S COUNTING?: HOW FRAUDSTERS AND BUREAUCRATS PUT YOUR VOTE AT RISK By John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky Encounter Books, $16.99, 254 pages America's . . .

Conventions aftermath -- on to the campaign trail
Wes Vernon
September 10, 2012

The political conventions do not appear to have changed many minds. The Democrats — having gathered after Labor Day when Americans were back to the normal . . .

DEMOCRAT CONVENTION: A preview of Obama's dreams for America
Wes Vernon
September 6, 2012

This week's Democratic National Convention has trotted out several speakers capable to providing an object lesson in what a second term for Barack Obama in the . . .

Between the conventions -- conservative agenda: 1, elect Romney; 2, hold his feet to the fire (internally now/publicly later)
Wes Vernon
September 3, 2012

Some polls indicate Mitt Romney got a 5-point "bounce" from his convention. So far, so good, but such post-convention boosts are usually . . .

The Republican convention (from Tampa: last call for America)
Wes Vernon
August 30, 2012

The Republicans were thrown a bit off their stride by having to skip the first night of their convention on Monday, thanks to Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac. . . .

Republican Convention (ghost of George Romney a no-show: good; Biden a no show: awww!)
Wes Vernon
August 27, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden had planned to show up at the Republican National Convention so as to steal some of the GOP's thunder in Tampa. But we're told the . . .

Part 6 -- 2012: America's last free election? (America's enemies much too close for comfort)
Wes Vernon
August 20, 2012

(See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) In diplomatic quarters worldwide, Barack Obama is perceived as either so weak, or ineffectual, or indifferent to . . .

Part 5 -- 2012: America's last free election? (Infiltration of our government?)
Wes Vernon
August 13, 2012

(See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) Five members of the House of Representatives have stepped forward and asked the Inspectors General of multiple . . .

Part 4 -- 2012: America's last free election?
Wes Vernon
August 9, 2012

(See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) No alliance — either worldwide or on our soil — is as under-reported as the collaboration between Communism and . . .

Part 3 -- 2012: America's last free election?
Wes Vernon
August 6, 2012

(See Part 1 and Part 2) Months before Barack Obama assumed the presidency, many Americans seeking substance in lieu of "change" sloganeering had an uneasy . . .

Part 2 -- 2012: America's last free election?
Wes Vernon
July 19, 2012

Tons of cash are behind the giant and hostile metaphorical mowing machine that seeks to take down the United States. Big money. In our last column, we discussed . . .

2012: America's last free election?
Wes Vernon
July 16, 2012

A movie is about to be released that portrays what America will be like in 2016 if Barack Obama is re-elected. Will the presidential race of that year have all . . .

Obamacare, the Supremes, Dickens, and the bumbled law that is an ass (and what to do about it)
Wes Vernon
July 9, 2012

No less a power than the highest court in the land has stumbled into the ultimate definition of Obamacare, and in the process has finally exposed the decades . . .

What both parties need to do (according to a conservative leader)
Wes Vernon
June 25, 2012

As is the case with many others who have followed the uniquely anti-American path of this administration, the shock waves emanate not so much from the man . . .

ACTION ALERT: Reagan, the Cold War, and world government
Wes Vernon
June 18, 2012

Calling on Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, and the senators from your state (details below). When Ronald Reagan arrived at the White House with an agenda to . . .

Wes Vernon
June 14, 2012

LEAK: WHY MARK FELT BECAME DEEP THROAT By Max Holland University Press of Kansas, 29.95, 285 pages As America approaches the 40th anniversary of the . . .

Unravelling history's sacred cows
Wes Vernon
June 11, 2012

Readers were warned at the outset of our our summation of pre-Cold War events that it would require an entire book — rather than a mere column — to . . .

The lead-up to the Cold War (and why it took so long to end it)
Wes Vernon
June 7, 2012

Ronald Reagan won the Cold War by following his instincts and ignoring a lot of bad advice from establishment Republicans in and out of his administration. A . . .

At last: parental authority challenges government intruders
Wes Vernon
May 28, 2012

It has been a century since Woodrow Wilson reportedly opined that young boys should grow up to be as unlike their fathers as possible. Whether he worded it . . .

Threat of blackouts (after the election) -- Cooking the books: new scandal in the making?
Wes Vernon
May 24, 2012

The threat of an accelerated economic collapse after the November election (a concern feared by analysts for months) may be accompanied by rolling blackouts . . .

Book Review: 1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year That Transformed America, by David Pietrusza
Wes Vernon
May 7, 2012

It has been 64 years since President Harry S. Truman pulled the upset victory of the 20th century, and historians still can't get enough of it. Now comes a . . .

The subversive network taking over America
Wes Vernon
April 30, 2012

The time has long passed when we could afford to look the other way on the extent to which subversive influences — communist and jihad-oriented Islamists  . . .

Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing the rush to the police state (before the trickle becomes an onslaught)
Wes Vernon
April 26, 2012

It is with a mixture of caution and fascination that one reviews a book by Michael Savage. Some toxic controversies in which he has been embroiled transcend his . . .

Finding the right House candidate: one who stands out (Utah's opportunity)
Wes Vernon
April 16, 2012

In a crowded field, it takes extraordinary perception (to say nothing of time) to choose the right candidate for public office. No such difficulty exists in the . . .

Memo to GOP hopefuls: leave our conservative farm team alone (so who for VP?)
Wes Vernon
April 9, 2012

Several years ago during the Jesse Helms era, a top staffer for a relatively conservative East Coast U.S. Senator told me that Senator Helms was probably the . . .

Media ignore longtime investigator's bid for Congress
Wes Vernon
March 29, 2012

The voters of Maryland's Eighth Congressional District have an opportunity in that state's primary next Tuesday (April 3) to help send to the House of . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Taft 2012'
Wes Vernon
March 26, 2012

TAFT 2012: A NOVEL By Jason Heller Quirk / Random House, $14.95, 246 pages Let your imagination run wild: What if President William Howard Taft suddenly . . .

Breitbart's example: get on offense and stay there
Wes Vernon
March 19, 2012

This column — here, now, and forever — rejects any and all invitations for membership in a Denounce Club. That is...where we are pressured to . . .

The conspiracy that prompted Breitbart's pushback against America's enemies
Wes Vernon
March 12, 2012

You may have heard the late Andrew Breitbart was initially alerted to the Democrat/media complex when that collaboration smeared Clarence Thomas as it fought to . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Secret Weapon'
Wes Vernon
March 5, 2012


Whither Western Civilization? Santorum, Romney, the media trap, and the 'baby trap'
Wes Vernon
February 27, 2012

Many viewers scratched their heads during a Republican presidential candidate debate when George Stephanopoulos, an erstwhile Clinton administration official, . . .

The Pat Buchanan firing: validating every stereotype of the liberal media
Wes Vernon
February 20, 2012

Patrick J. Buchanan has been fired by MSNBC. For years, the longtime author/columnist/commentator had served as that network's lone conservative voice. That . . .

Santorum: 'It takes a family' (AND a military AND a robust economy)
Wes Vernon
February 13, 2012

The candidacy of Rick Santorum for the Republican presidential nomination is scoring big time as I write. (Who knows if that will be the case by the time you . . .

Evicting Obama from the White House: how to do it
Wes Vernon
February 6, 2012

The Republicans appear destined to slug it out for a few more rounds before landing on a candidate. But Republican strategists have their eyes on the target: . . .

Fact-checking president Obama's State of the Union: where to begin?
Wes Vernon
January 26, 2012

What we witnessed Tuesday night on Capitol Hill was the oratorical version of a typical White House that one would expect on a Friday afternoon (i.e., when . . .

BOOK REVIEW: 'Being George Washington'
Wes Vernon
January 23, 2012

BEING GEORGE WASHINGTON: THE INDISPENSABLE MAN AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM By Glenn Beck Threshold Editions, $26, 351 pages The life story of George . . .

Utah: the establishment strikes back
Wes Vernon
January 16, 2012

In years past, incumbent office-holders more often than not could count on a popular passivity to enable them to get by on name recognition and thirty-second . . .

Iranian nukes: thanks to unsolved spy coverup in the U.S.?
Wes Vernon
January 9, 2012

(See also: "Where are the rolling heads?" this column Nov. 14, 2011) There is no effort within the U.S. intelligence community — as far as we know  . . .

China menace, Soviet apologia, light bulbs (winding up 2011)
Wes Vernon
December 29, 2011

When the old (2011) gives way to the new (2012), the longer view comes into focus. All of which prompts the following.... Item 1 — Looking forward: . . .

Will Americans be stranded? Inadequate or poorly maintained transportation: a looming crisis
Wes Vernon
December 19, 2011

The congested and crumbling condition of our surface transportation network is so acute that "almost anything" to bring about short-term improvement "will be . . .

What would you do differently from Obama (if you wanted to bring America down)?
Wes Vernon
December 12, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) crowd (with White House ties) is the natural outgrowth of several generations of classroom Marxist indoctrination. Foremost has . . .

'The Romney' as viewed by a Massachusetts conservative
Wes Vernon
December 8, 2011

The mainstream media have pounced on every GOP presidential candidate widely perceived (correctly or not) as credibly equipped to articulate conservative issues . . .

Wes Vernon
November 28, 2011

RED ARMY: THE RADICAL NETWORK THAT MUST BE DEFEATED TO SAVE AMERICA By Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott Broadside Books, $26.99, 351 pages America is . . .

Book review: 'The Road to Serfdom: Special Abridged Edition'
Wes Vernon
November 21, 2011

THE ROAD TO SERFDOM: SPECIAL ABRIDGED EDITION By Friedrich A. Hayek Edited by Jameson Campaigne Heritage Foundation, single copy available at no cost, 48 . . .

The Iran nukes intelligence fumble: where are the rolling heads?
Wes Vernon
November 14, 2011

Let's just roll out the facts, and see what you think. Start with the UN report 1 — The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has just confirmed . . .

How to fight inflation: stay home and starve
Wes Vernon
November 7, 2011

For years, the government has been lying to us by low-balling inflation. Oh, but don't worry, you'll be OK. Just don't eat anything or drive anywhere — or . . .

Hollywood's red stripes: still shining after 64 years
Wes Vernon
October 31, 2011

Hollywood's revolutionary left apparently is willing to shed its fig leaf of respectability to produce a movie glorifying a violent pro-communist terrorist . . .

Subversion Inc. and the Occupy Wall Street movement
Wes Vernon
October 24, 2011

Former FBI informant Brandon Darby says the Occupy Wall Street movement "is nothing less than a current manifestation of an international revolutionary push in . . .

Romney: It's "his turn"? Why?
Wes Vernon
October 20, 2011

Not a single vote has been cast in the Republican presidential primary. Not one. Yet, the Republican Party establishment has decided for us that Mitt Romney is . . .

Book review: 'This is Herman Cain!'
Wes Vernon
October 17, 2011

THIS IS HERMAN CAIN!: MY JOURNEY TO THE WHITE HOUSE By Herman Cain Threshold/Simon and Schuster, $25, 222 pages Herman Cain has had little money and . . .

The spoiled brat uprising: Bringing the Communist revolution to our doorstep?
Wes Vernon
October 10, 2011

Cancel elections! "Take out" the "sons of bitches!" Send capitalists to "re-education [read concentration] camps!" Chop their heads off! Kill the bankers! Kill . . .

The Islamist movement: the threat remains
Wes Vernon
October 3, 2011

With two very high-profile enemies of the United States now out of the way, President Obama can claim — what? Not "Mission accomplished." It is . . .

Part 2: the candidates and the debates--a candid review
Wes Vernon
September 26, 2011

There's a lot of money and political activism idling on the sidelines — held in abeyance by key figures amongst Republican-oriented groups and individuals . . .

The candidates and debates: a candid review
Wes Vernon
September 22, 2011

As this is written, we're looking forward to the next Republican debate. It's early in the election cycle, but not too early to be thinking about which . . .

Martin Luther King's 2011 memorial stirs memories of 1968
Wes Vernon
September 19, 2011

The unveiling of Martin Luther King's memorial — now set for October 16 — brings to mind all the controversies surrounding his crusade, as well as . . .

Book review: 'Hollywood Left and Right'
Wes Vernon
September 12, 2011

HOLLYWOOD LEFT AND RIGHT: HOW MOVIE STARS SHAPED AMERICAN POLITICS By Steven J. Ross Oxford University Press, $29.95, 500 pages Most Americans who pay . . .

American civilization wiped off the earth? A thought as we approach 9/11
Wes Vernon
September 8, 2011

"America's mayor," Rudy Giuliani, told a National Press Club audience Tuesday that there had been about 40 attempted/planned attacks on America in the ten years . . .

Book review: How the railroad changed a nation
Wes Vernon
September 5, 2011

RAILROADED: THE TRANSCONTINENTALS AND THE MAKING OF MODERN AMERICA By Richard White Norton, $35, 515 pages History has pictured the great railroad-driven . . .

Rick Perry -- candidate of real change?
Wes Vernon
September 1, 2011

Ho hum. Another conservative presidential candidate is trashed by the civility-talking media. Rick Perry shoots to the top of the polls just days after . . .

Warren Buffett's quest for "sacrifice": you first
Wes Vernon
August 22, 2011

Right up front, let us stipulate the following: 1 — I respect Warren Buffett. How can anyone not? Wall Street's most famous investor did not attain . . .

The war habit: What are we doing in Libya?
Wes Vernon
August 15, 2011

So how are things going for us in Libya? What's the latest? Haven't heard? Neither have I. That must mean things are going to hell in a rocket-ship, because . . .

Boehner, tea party, and leadership: the power of tension
Wes Vernon
August 4, 2011

"I love you guys," House Speaker John Boehner is reported to have said at a meeting with the tea party freshmen. That comment despite the fact that those . . .

Michele Bachmann, the debt ceiling, and a blue collar plea
Wes Vernon
August 1, 2011

In 2008, Americans wanted a "different kind" of president. They got one, but the buyer's remorse in 2011 is pervasive. The much-maligned Tea Party movement  . . .

Rupert Murdoch and the media wars: so what else is new?
Wes Vernon
July 25, 2011

"I think he's trying to destroy The New York Times," a newspaper editor opined to me shortly after worldwide media mogul Rupert Murdoch had acquired and poured . . .

The debt ceiling mess, and our House of Lords
Wes Vernon
July 18, 2011

In trying to cope with the debt ceiling, the Republicans are re-learning that the country cannot be run from Capitol Hill — not from both legislative . . .

The real story of Glenn Beck's exit from Fox?
Wes Vernon
July 11, 2011

Glenn Beck stepped on a lot of powerful toes while at Fox News, so it was no surprise that his three-year contract ended six months prior to its planned . . .

Eric Holder: unfit for his office, Congress needs to review the record
Wes Vernon
June 30, 2011

The "I" word is something one is well-advised to use sparingly lest it be abused and over-used. Impeachment is a constitutional option that has — during . . .

Book review: Confronting national debt now
Wes Vernon
June 27, 2011

The timing for release of this book could not be better. The debt ceiling's claimed deadline approaches as Congress wrangles over how or whether to confront the . . .

Security checks for federal employees a joke (who slipped through?)
Wes Vernon
June 23, 2011

The fact that bad people are elected to office and then appoint other people with questionable backgrounds should not shock anyone observing the trends that . . .

Top spy points finger at Panetta friend
Wes Vernon
June 20, 2011

(See "Media Blackout," 6/13/11.) A key leader of the Cold War-era Communist underground in the U.S. has verified the Communist affiliation of a man (Hugh . . .

Media blackout: CIA director accused of links to Communist spy contact -- scandal ignored
Wes Vernon
June 13, 2011

If you have been depending on the mainstream media for your news the past few days, you are probably learning here for the first time that CIA Director Leon . . .

Democracy or mobocracy: which? (the Electoral College)
Wes Vernon
June 6, 2011

Not too long ago, a congressional staffer made the argument in a private meeting that in America as a democracy, the majority must always rule no matter what. . . .

The GOP: scared rabbits need not apply
Wes Vernon
May 26, 2011

Let's cut to the quick: The Democrats want to let Medicare go bankrupt. An accurate TV commercial would portray a Harry Reid lookalike (or Pelosi or Obama) . . .

You're illegal in Maryland? you go to the head of the line; you're legal? just pay the bill
Wes Vernon
May 23, 2011

Our signatures on the petition went out with Friday's mail. All we did was urge the state of Maryland to put a new ill-advised "special interest" law before the . . .

When a cop goes over the top: more on the Lanigan case
Wes Vernon
May 19, 2011

(See this column May 16, 2011.) As more details emerge in the case of false accusations against Fairfax, Va., elementary school coach Sean Lanigan, it . . .

Yes, some children do lie
Wes Vernon
May 16, 2011

So some social workers tell us "Children never lie" about sexual abuse? Garbage! Totally discredited herewith: But first some perspective Dr. Richard A . . .

'Third Terrorist' indicted -- hears strange 'voices'
Wes Vernon
May 12, 2011

(See this column March 24 & 28, and April 14.) Hussain Al-Hussaini's comments to his therapist suggest there is much he knows about the Oklahoma City bombing . . .

Why Pakistan (would have?) betrayed us
Wes Vernon
May 9, 2011

First the good news: President Obama scored big by authorizing the Navy SEALs to kill Osama bin Laden. The bad news: The anti-terror policy of President Bush . . .

Connecting the dots: the end of America as we know it?
Wes Vernon
May 2, 2011

Two very horrifying 21st century problems are front and center this week. They are inextricably linked. It is urgent that we deal with one — Obamacare  . . .

Gang of Six: Munich again?
Wes Vernon
April 25, 2011

There is ample reason to be skeptical that any meaningful solution to the debt crisis will result from the Senate's so-called "Gang of Six." First of all, . . .

Book review: Pointing a finger at the rogues
Wes Vernon
April 18, 2011

RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION: EXCUSE ME WHILE I SAVE THE WORLD! By Andrew Breitbart Grand Central Publishing, $27.99, 232 pages Andrew Breitbart is a rebel with . . .

Oklahoma City bomber threatened within prison walls?
Wes Vernon
April 14, 2011

Terry Nichols, serving life without parole in the supermax prison ADX Florence in Colorado for his part in the Oklahoma City bombing (1995), says "John Doe 2"  . . .

Conservative vs. conservative: a fair fight, don't you think?
Wes Vernon
April 11, 2011

What would "Silent Cal" do? In his time, debt in the billions would have been considered beyond the scope of sanity; forget trillions. So how would Calvin . . .

Obama's ultimate aim in Libya: a world military/police force?
Wes Vernon
April 4, 2011

There is a high risk — very close to a dead certainty — that no matter what happens in Libya, the results will be bad for the United States. In the . . .

Book review: President Obama's destructive agenda
Wes Vernon
March 29, 2011


Exclusive: Will Congress (at last, officially) solve the mystery of 'the third terrorist' in Oklahoma City?
Wes Vernon
March 28, 2011

The chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations may soon hold new hearings on the credible allegations that a third man — this one . . .

Oklahoma City Bombing -- the return of "the third terrorist"
Wes Vernon
March 24, 2011

So it's really no big deal when a guy is arrested for slugging another guy with a beer bottle, right? In this case, wrong! Police in Quincy, Massachusetts (a . . .

Obamacare one year later: creeping "death panels" and other sneak attacks
Wes Vernon
March 21, 2011

As Obamacare marks its first anniversary, signs of changes in the insurance and healthcare industries are gradually becoming apparent — even though the . . .

Chairman Peter King vs. the silliness brigade
Wes Vernon
March 14, 2011

There were some dramatic and silly moments at the congressional hearings on Radical Islam's war against America this past week. Homeland Security Committee . . .

What does it take? Another victory for the enemy within
Wes Vernon
March 7, 2011

Let's cut to the quick: Two more broadcast commentators dared to speak out on the infiltration of our society by the Radical Islam/far left coalition whose . . .

What you need to know about our murderous enemies
Wes Vernon
February 28, 2011

A highly interesting flow of information is making its way over the airwaves right under the noses of Washington's "political correctness" establishment. Are . . .

Obama's personal army: him vs. you and me?
Wes Vernon
February 24, 2011

As far back as the 2008 presidential campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama let slip a vision for his own personal civilian army. Not to protect you and me from . . .

The King committee: ready to probe subversion
Wes Vernon
February 21, 2011

The lofty, privileged hear-no-evil see-no-evil advantage that Islamofascism has enjoyed in the United States may soon be a thing of the past. For starters, this . . .

Future bumper-sticker: Who lost the Middle East?
Wes Vernon
February 14, 2011

The overwhelming majority of Muslims in Egypt favor the death penalty for those who leave the Muslim religion. This, you see, is in line with Muslim custom  . . .

Like pulling teeth: Obamacare root canal repeal--the time is now
Wes Vernon
February 7, 2011

Now that the Republicans have kept their promise to vote on Obamacare repeal (successfully in the GOP-dominated House, unsuccessfully — as expected &mdash . . .

The congressional probe of Islamofascism: watered down? (Say it's not so, Pete)
Wes Vernon
January 31, 2011

With parts of the Middle East in flames (as I write), it is worrisome to contemplate the possibility that all the rioting in Egypt (however motivated by . . .

Profiling makes sense (if it can save lives)
Wes Vernon
January 24, 2011

How many American lives are to be sacrificed on the holy altar of "political correctness?" Hundreds more? Thousands? Millions? Whole new agencies have been . . .

The congressional probe of Islamofascism -- a suggested agenda
Wes Vernon
January 10, 2011

Anyone who's watched Congressman Peter King on TV knows that he is fearless. The self-appointed gatekeepers of "political correctness" don't scare him.  . . .

Prelude to dictatorship: next they're coming after your access to the internet
Wes Vernon
December 20, 2010

The rejected, tone-deaf leftists in Washington, clinging to their last hours of congressional power, have attempted (with mixed results) to do everything . . .

The other WikiLeaks scandal: media coverup
Wes Vernon
December 9, 2010

Few outrages are so infuriating as a mainstream media blackout of relevant facts that pose threats to its agenda. The most obvious Pravda-style see-no-evil . . .

Needed: a ban on "lame duck" mischief
Wes Vernon
December 6, 2010

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid remind one of the burglars who hear the footsteps of the house owners approaching the front . . .

Trust the Russians, ignore their hostile actions: haven't we seen this movie before?
Wes Vernon
November 29, 2010

There is a reason we call the current dead men and women walking on Capitol Hill "lame ducks." They have been rejected, discredited, disavowed, and repudiated . . .

21st century Dark Ages ahead? Economist says hope for the best but prepare for the worst -- think gold
Wes Vernon
November 22, 2010

The following is not a prediction. It is presented as a possible scenario for the near future: The recent move by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to . . .

Web of subversive activity? -- George Soros and a Washington 'far left' think tank
Wes Vernon
November 15, 2010

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a Washington-based think tank, recently carried a favorable review of a book by Howard Zinn. While the reviewer  . . .

Bring back congressional probes of subversion -- Part 2
Wes Vernon
November 8, 2010

The time for reviving the House Committee on Internal Security is long past. In 1975, the post-Watergate Congress abolished the panel that had functioned . . .

Post-election special: now the hard work begins
Wes Vernon
November 4, 2010

As of late Wednesday — with just a few close races yet to be settled — the Republicans stood to make a net gain of as many as 67 seats in the House . . .

To the new Congress: ferret out internal subversion
Wes Vernon
November 1, 2010

The incoming (more conservative) Congress should add one more item at or near the top of its agenda: Bring back the House Committee on Internal Security (HCIS). . . .

Nevadans to Reid: Stop! Thief!
Wes Vernon
October 28, 2010

Democrats in Nevada have been accused of using strong-arm tactics best symbolized in recent years by the likes of ACORN and SEIU, so as to steal the election . . .

November 2: America's pushback -- last chance? Part 2
Wes Vernon
October 25, 2010

The "Ruling Class" has been outed. Their icons are not as threatening as they used to be. In the old days, if ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, PBS, the New York Times, . . .

November 2 -- America's push-back. Last chance?
Wes Vernon
October 21, 2010

In nation after nation, voters for decades have given charismatic Marxists the green light at the ballot-box. In each case, there were glowing promises of a . . .

Barbara Boxer: incompetent, divisive, failed senator
Wes Vernon
October 18, 2010

This week, President Obama is spending some time in California trying to rescue the political fortunes of his most bitterly partisan Senate ally seeking re . . .

Beware: transportation extremists over the top
Wes Vernon
September 27, 2010

Transportation issues — like any other debatable causes — can provide fertile ground for those who dash about with propellers atop their heads. This . . .

Obama's politburo -- advice from the backrooms at the White House
Wes Vernon
September 20, 2010

"It is getting increasingly difficult to distinguish between the agenda of the Democratic Party, and the agenda of the Communist Party." That analysis came . . .

Thomas Perez: Obama's one-man Gestapo
Wes Vernon
September 13, 2010

If you tried to help a "protected" Obama constituency, you had better hope that your best efforts didn't fail. The Gestapo will have you in its crosshairs.  . . .

Is it safe to send your child to school?
Wes Vernon
September 6, 2010

(See part 1) Before Communist Howard Zinn died in January, he was actively spearheading an effort to inject his lying version of American history into the . . .

GOP in 2010 -- "in the bag"? Don't believe it
Wes Vernon
August 30, 2010

Even if the Republicans do well in House races this fall, many good policy moves that result can be undone in the Senate. That means we need to send the very . . .

The Ruling Class and the courts
Wes Vernon
August 23, 2010

The Ruling Class has declared war on the rest of us. As Angelo M. Codevilla writes in the American Spectator, "Unlike the Ruling Class, the Country Class  . . .

How to short-circuit the ruling class
Wes Vernon
August 16, 2010

Maybe we should have the right to elect (or defeat) the faceless bureaucrats who presume the right to dominate our lives. Why not? The problem Dr. . . .

Howard Zinn: Communist liar
Wes Vernon
August 9, 2010

The Hate-America left scored big-time with its late Stalinist front man Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States. Not surprisingly, . . .

From Hollywood: to Hitler with love (Stalin, too)
Wes Vernon
August 2, 2010

Why am I not surprised that a leading Hollywood director is bemoaning poor, misunderstood Adolf's place in history? Oliver Stone says his upcoming Showtime . . .

Mediagate and the Orwellian connection
Wes Vernon
July 26, 2010

Denizens of the "liberal" media apparently really do get together and plot their propaganda line to be spread to an audience that — in their dreams — is primed . . .

Needed: a filibuster against the Kagan nomination
Wes Vernon
July 19, 2010

Democrats have filibustered Republican court nominees without the slightest hesitation — for purely political reasons, as leaked memos have indicated. Senate . . .

The spy swap: not so fast
Wes Vernon
July 15, 2010

Seasoned intelligence veterans are bewildered by the speed with which the U.S. agreed to exchange our 10 accused Russian spies in this country for 4 spies . . .

Government control of the internet? Oh, no you don't
Wes Vernon
July 12, 2010

Add the free-swinging Internet to President Obama's control-or-destroy targets. That means they are going after you because the Internet is open to everyone. It . . .

21st century communism--and the Cold War's unresolved issues
Wes Vernon
July 5, 2010

Why should we be surprised to learn of a massive Russian spy ring in the United States? The Soviet Union is gone, but... 1 — The old KGB agent who wields the . . .

Kagan: another "ruling class" slap in the face to the American majority
Wes Vernon
June 28, 2010

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is right out of central casting as a stereotypical example of America's "ruling class" — i.e., out of step with the great . . .

Helen Thomas: good riddance
Wes Vernon
June 17, 2010

The recent departure of Helen Thomas from the White House press corps struck a blow in favor of good journalism that has taken a battering in recent years . . .

Templegate: Chicago politics spreads its wings--to Utah?
Wes Vernon
June 14, 2010

As a phenomenon, political dirty tricks should shock no one in the adult world. Nonetheless, not every political precinct is in Chicago, and there is less . . .

Oil spill and its long-term threat to our national security
Wes Vernon
June 7, 2010

Public outrage over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is quite properly at a high level as we see pictures of dead wildlife and oiled-soaked birds struggling to . . .

Kagan: Disrespect the Constitution? Let the record speak
Wes Vernon
May 24, 2010

(See Part 1 — last week) Is a law school dean who plays down Constitutional Law fit for the nation's highest court? Let's connect the dots. DOT 1:  . . .

Ask Kagan about the Arizona law (she should read it first)
Wes Vernon
May 17, 2010

President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, should share with us her view of Arizona's controversial immigration law. No excuses. The law's validity . . .

The midnight knock on the door: coming to America?
Wes Vernon
May 10, 2010

Two events of the past week serve as warnings to Americans: jealously guard your freedom of speech — it is your right under the first Amendment. Some government . . .

Mexico's war on the United States--Part 2
Wes Vernon
May 3, 2010

(See Part 1, 9/14/09) Because of illegal immigration, eighty-two-year-old widow Theresa Murray was a prisoner in her own home in Douglas, Arizona — a town of . . .

Clinton rhetoric, Obama high court pick: re-opening cover-up of terrorist attack on U.S.?
Wes Vernon
April 26, 2010

President Obama and ex-President Clinton are inadvertently stumbling toward the intersection of two seemingly unrelated events. That combination of . . .

Unilateral disarmament, Part 2
Wes Vernon
April 19, 2010

So here's the problem: The new nuclear START Treaty signed by the United States and Russia in Prague — combined with President Obama's Nuclear Posture Review  . . .

Subversive political fraud (again): it's like old times for the hard left
Wes Vernon
April 15, 2010

The radical anti-American left is going back to doing what it enjoys best: infiltrating and disrupting gatherings of patriotic Americans, as well as trying to . . .

Unilateral disarmament -- telegraphing our punches to America's enemies?
Wes Vernon
April 12, 2010

The big question is: Will America's head soon be on the chopping block? The world is witnessing a road-map as to how America can be destroyed. No doubt . . .

Violence: the Democrats' Reichstag fire
Wes Vernon
March 29, 2010

Fake anger and indignation are the oldest weapons in the Marxist arsenal. And the Marxists now running the Washington show are following the "Reichstag fire" . . .

Thirty pieces of silver for lapdogs: Obamacare and the "Blue Dog" fraud
Wes Vernon
March 25, 2010

It's hard to decide the best historical metaphor for Bart Stupak — the "pro-life Democrat" who caved to Marxist-style pressure and gave Speaker Nancy Pelosi the . . .

Health bill passes House
Wes Vernon
March 22, 2010

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives thumbed their noses at their constituents as they voted to provide a glidepath to federal takeover of a very personal . . .

Lawsuit set to challenge health "care" steamroller
Wes Vernon
March 18, 2010

Since our last visit earlier this week, House Democrats — in collaboration with the White House — have plotted what appears to be the ultimate end-run around . . .

Your decision this week: will America still be America?
Wes Vernon
March 15, 2010

This may be the "make or break" week for America's survival as the free society that we cherish and consider our birthright. Whether the United States of . . .

Obama throws Democrat congressman and his brother to the wolves?
Wes Vernon
March 8, 2010

Barack Hussein Obama has just presented us with more evidence that his agenda and his ego are so important that he is more than willing to sacrifice his own . . .

The health care "blabfest": fact vs. fiction
Wes Vernon
March 1, 2010

So President Obama invited the Republicans to drop by for a friendly chat on health care. Forget that jobs (Vice President Biden's "three-letter word") continue . . .

At CPAC--Glenn Beck to America: you must fight back, oppressives won't give up
Wes Vernon
February 22, 2010

"They won't give up," and neither should you. That warning was sounded by Glenn Beck, as he rallied the pro-American troops to do battle with the "they" who . . .

Presidents' Day: do we really need it?
Wes Vernon
February 15, 2010

Because of two back-to-back snowstorms, this city of Washington and your federal government were shut down for four days in a row. You can bemoan or celebrate . . .

Warren Buffett: outfoxing the wise men of Wall Street? Or preparing for the Obama economy?
Wes Vernon
February 8, 2010

"Watch what we do, not what we say." That helpful hint — once let slip years ago by a high government official — was meant to convey the message that we do . . .

The State of the Union address: do we really need it?
Wes Vernon
February 1, 2010

The Constitution of the United States says — "He [The President] shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to . . .

Speech Nazis apoplectic over high court ruling
Wes Vernon
January 25, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court struck a huge blow for freedom by effectively saying to the jack boots, "You will not shut-up those who dissent from your perceived . . .

The Rino factor in 2010
Wes Vernon
January 18, 2010

"We have been chastened," a Republican congressional leader solemnly told this column. After the humiliating defeats of 2006 and 2008, one would hope so.  . . .

President Obama: pondering the "I" word
Wes Vernon
January 11, 2010

Prior to President Obama's most recent TV appearance to discuss the failed Christmas Day attempt to blow up an international flight at Detroit, his White House . . .

Will the courts open the door to health care and same-sex marriage as "rights"?
Wes Vernon
December 21, 2009

As this column has written, Washington is buried beneath well over a foot of snow and the city for two days ground to a standstill — except for the U.S. Senate. . . .

Socialized Medicine, Part 9 -- Obama administration upended by its own health care report
Wes Vernon
December 14, 2009

Almost any other presidency would by embarrassed by a report from within its own administration that exposes its number one legislative priority as an anti . . .

Yes, the red menace is still a threat, Part 3 -- or where is Joe McCarthy when we need him? (McCarthy, Part 11)
Wes Vernon
December 7, 2009

Our topic this week concerns enemy tactics against the United States and the urgent necessity to fight back. The occasion is the re-release of Blacklisted by . . .

Failure in battle: "We did it before, we can do it again?"
Wes Vernon
December 3, 2009

The day after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor 68 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt went before the nation and declared December 7 a day "that will . . .

Climategate: let the investigation begin
Wes Vernon
November 30, 2009

The big media may think they can go on forever ignoring the Climategate scandal — whereby "respected" scientists have been caught red-handed doctoring evidence . . .

Health care taxes and party switches on taxes in general
Wes Vernon
November 23, 2009

The Health Care Reform packages in both the House and Senate — in addition to putting the government between you and your doctor and legislating limitations . . .

Terrorism = act of war
Wes Vernon
November 16, 2009

Rudy Giuliani is at his best when he's all fired up. Just as he was "America's mayor" during 9/11, so too — in a different sense — is he a hero when speaking . . .

Obama media bible for Americans: Thou shalt not name thine enemy
Wes Vernon
November 9, 2009

The media are playing the role of Mr. Magoo again. Once more, an act of supreme violence occurs on our soil and the self-censoring media — led by the man in . . .

Yes, the red menace still lives--Part 2
Wes Vernon
November 2, 2009

(See Part 1.) This (non-consecutive) series explores the danger that communism (in whatever form or cover) is alive and well around the world, albeit without . . .

Off-year elections: weathervane for 2010? Maybe not
Wes Vernon
October 26, 2009

In 1993, in the first year of Bill Clinton's presidency, the Republicans scored big, with victories in Virginia, New Jersey, New York City, and Los Angeles.  . . .

Yes, the "red menace" lives, Part 1
Wes Vernon
October 19, 2009

Before we even start this series, let's get one myth out of the way: Ronald Reagan did not "end communism." What Ronald Reagan did was to bring down the Soviet . . .

Watch what you say -- marching toward the police state?
Wes Vernon
October 5, 2009

Good shot! John Mackey — the boss of Whole Foods — has struck a blow for freedom. Unlike other businesses that have caved like cheap umbrellas when . . .

Capitol Hill -- trading one threat to America for another, but ending up with both?
Wes Vernon
September 28, 2009

Will the politically radioactive "Cap and Trade" and "Health Care" bills be rammed through and take effect without a full stand-alone up, or down vote by your . . .

Reading Jimmy Carter's mind--the great knower of all things
Wes Vernon
September 21, 2009

Know all ye who enter these hallowed halls on the Coney Island Boardwalk: You are about to receive a gift of the prescience, insight, and knowledge of the great . . .

Mexico's war on the United States
Wes Vernon
September 14, 2009

It's bad enough that terrorist-collaborating communists are taking over much of Latin America. Bad enough that their Venezuelan ringleader, Hugo Chavez, confers . . .

Put all school activities on the internet?
Wes Vernon
September 7, 2009

Is it time to explore a new means of keeping parents up to date as to what their children are learning in school? Modern technology should facilitate that.  . . .

"Revolution" coming to the USA?
Wes Vernon
August 31, 2009

"We're seeing the beginning of a peaceful — and I emphasize peaceful — revolt in America." Thus spoke Senator John McCain at a townhall meeting in Arizona . . .

Robert D. Novak: insider and rebel -- and a Washington legend
Wes Vernon
August 24, 2009

Robert Novak's most appropriate epitaph would be that he succeeded because he was true to himself. He was an insider's insider who was not swallowed up by the . . .

The latest media scandal: letting the "death panel" cat out of the bag
Wes Vernon
August 17, 2009

This past week, we have witnessed a brainwashing campaign worthy of Pravda from the old Soviet Union. The very ferocity of an Obamacare chorus could not have . . .

Socialized medicine--Part 6
Wes Vernon
July 20, 2009

Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! — Get your "health care" snake oil. Right this way, folks! Only a limited time offer! It's the greatest going-out-of-business sale (for . . .

Sotomayor and the First Amendment: the message--shut up if you disagree
Wes Vernon
July 13, 2009

When it comes to reasons why Sonia Sotomayor is not qualified for a seat on the highest court in the land, critics of the judge have an embarrassment of riches. . . .

Obama and America's enemies: first Iran, then Honduras -- see a pattern here?
Wes Vernon
July 6, 2009

America used to be the "shining city on a hill," as Ronald Reagan defined it. That was then, this is now. Under President Obama, the U.S. is shrinking from . . .

The Death to America Act
Wes Vernon
June 29, 2009

Grassroots Americans need to use the Fourth of July congressional recess to contact their senators and urge them not to take the Waxman-Markey tax-grabbing . . .

Socialized medicine--Part 5: There is hope yet, Americans not enthralled with Obamacare
Wes Vernon
June 22, 2009

President Obama should drop the disingenuous line that his plan to put America under the thumb of government-run health care won't interfere with your own . . .

Can't say this, can't say that, or you're trashed by the state or its thugs — this is America?
Wes Vernon
June 8, 2009

The Stalinists in and out of government are sending the message loud and clear: You have questions about President Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia . . .

Clearing the air vs. distorting Cold War history (Part 2)
Wes Vernon
June 1, 2009

(See Part 1) There was a lot of hair-splitting during last month's two-day conference of the Cold War International History Project at the Wilson Center in . . .

Clearing the air vs. splitting hairs and distorting Cold War history (Part 1)
Wes Vernon
May 25, 2009

Since the downfall of the Soviet Union, volumes have been written about that late superpower's penetration of American Society and its institutions before and . . .

Cap and Trade: back to the Stone Age?
Wes Vernon
May 18, 2009

Former Secretary of State James Baker has written an article suggesting the Obama administration "reach out" to (certain kinds of) Republicans on "Climate . . .

The "greatest" -- and "worst" -- presidents
Wes Vernon
May 11, 2009

The trouble with many of the past ratings of America's presidents is that the "consensus" has been arrived at by academics who act alike, do alike, and think . . .

Gitmo: let's not play the "stupid" card -- likewise alleged ACORN crimes
Wes Vernon
May 7, 2009

In a classic case of poetic justice, President Obama is getting some flak from his own Democrats in Congress on the issue of shutting down the Guantanamo Bay . . .

Death to the 'Death Tax'
Wes Vernon
May 4, 2009

If you hope to leave your small business or your farm to your heirs, you'd better get all your papers in order and plan on dying in 2010. That is the year the . . .

Soros-backed socialists lean on Obama to hurry up government-run "health care"
Wes Vernon
April 27, 2009

"Activist" groups lavishly funded by multi-billionaire George Soros — the de facto leader of the Democrat Party — have ordered their puppet in the White House . . .

Here we go again: liberals are in trouble, time to haul out the "right-wing" bogeyman
Wes Vernon
April 20, 2009

This column thought it would be necessary for conservatives to make much more headway than they have so far this year before the Obama administration would . . .

Multiple outrages=lack of focus
Wes Vernon
April 13, 2009

The Obama administration and the Reid/Pelosi Congress are coming at us with so much threatening asininity — obviously aimed at overwhelming critics. Good . . .

Cuban spies penetrate Washington, call the shots on U.S. policy
Wes Vernon
April 6, 2009

For 32 years, the Soviet Union infused money and know-how into Cuba — its client-state just 90 miles from U.S. shores — until the flag went down on the Soviet . . .

Will Obama bring a cold-blooded murderer "in from the cold"?
Wes Vernon
March 30, 2009

April is "Cuba month" for the Obama administration. The Observer, the Sunday edition of the UK's left-wing Guardian, approvingly tells its readers that the . . .

Obama's terrorist pals get away with murder? Literally?
Wes Vernon
March 23, 2009

You are earnestly urged to believe that President Obama's Justice Department is seriously investigating a 39-year-old murder case involving his political . . .

President in on-the-job-training, as North Korea threatens "war"
Wes Vernon
March 16, 2009

Communist China has America by the throat. North Korea is making new warlike noises. And the Obama White House seems clueless. One obvious reason our . . .

Obama administration policies not American
Wes Vernon
March 9, 2009

(See Part 1 — 2/9/09) The just-concluded health care "summit" at the White House was so much window dressing, giving the appearance of hearing from "all . . .

A CPAC report: Rush Limbaugh's de facto conservative manifesto
Wes Vernon
March 2, 2009

The powers that be in Obama's Washington piously declare conservatism dead, but right under their noses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) drew . . .

D.C. as a boomtown tax-free zone -- a role model for national recovery?
Wes Vernon
February 23, 2009

This column reiterates its proposal to grant the citizens of the District of Columbia exemption from paying the federal income taxes that the rest of us pay. I . . .

You want a truth commission, Senator Leahy? I'll show you a truth commission
Wes Vernon
February 16, 2009

Hear ye! Hear ye! Judge, Jury and Prosecutor (JJP) Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wants a "truth commission." Little things like  . . .

The end of America as we know it?
Wes Vernon
February 9, 2009

President Obama has lost his pivotal health care "Czar." But forget about uncorking the bottles to celebrate. Someone will soon take his place. Background  . . .

Obama Solicitor General choice: yet another nomination problem
Wes Vernon
February 5, 2009

During the campaign, some of us were concerned that Barack Obama, with his socialist background, would govern accordingly. Many conservatives therefore . . .

George W. Bush--a retrospective
Wes Vernon
February 2, 2009

I've thought long and hard before sitting down to write this assessment of the recently concluded presidency of Bush 43. Sorting it out requires considerable . . .

Why we are helpless dealing with enemies on our own soil
Wes Vernon
January 26, 2009

"With a stroke of the pen, he [President Obama] effectively declared an end to the 'war on terror,' as President George W. Bush had defined it." So reads a . . .

The Obama bear market: You want stimulus? I'll show you stimulus
Wes Vernon
January 22, 2009

Just a few hours after Barack Obama finished his inaugural address and as he was making his triumphant entry to the Oval Office of the White House, the Dow . . .

Obama: Surrender to world government? Deny pay to White House socialist advisor
Wes Vernon
January 15, 2009

Despite some public relations moves to assuage our doubts, the Obama transition team appears to be formulating an administration that is quite happy to let some . . .

The Senate sitcoms: Al Franken doing what liberals do best--stealing elections
Wes Vernon
January 12, 2009

In Springfield, Illinois, the state House of Representatives voted to impeach Governor Rod Blagojevich for trying to corrupt the electoral process. Illinois and . . .

Illegal immigration: the GOP's elephant (in the room)
Wes Vernon
January 8, 2009

Picking up the pieces from the 2008 election is going to be an uphill climb as it is. Add to that an issue deemed so delicate that not one of the six candidates . . .

Paul Weyrich: A fighter to the end
Wes Vernon
December 22, 2008

The problem with writing a tribute to the late Paul Weyrich is two-fold: (1) Where to begin, and (2) Can anything be said that begins to do justice to what this . . .

The invisible government: The fight for a socialist (and economically weak) America
Wes Vernon
December 15, 2008

It is perhaps long past time that this column revisits the evidence that multibillionaire George Soros is implementing a well-crafted plan to mold America to . . .

Obama deemed qualified by birth for presidency
Wes Vernon
December 11, 2008

Barack Obama's upcoming presidency gives many reasons for conservatives to be concerned. All the more reason that we stick to substantive provable issues, as . . .

The Republican road to recovery: A real pro's ideas
Wes Vernon
December 4, 2008

The nine (at last count) candidates for the job of Republican National Chairman have been sent an eight-page questionnaire by one of the RNC's members — . . .

Bringing down America--China: friend of terrorists, America's enemy
Wes Vernon
December 1, 2008

As U.S. counter-intelligence chases down terrorists and fights in the courts and in the halls of Congress to listen in on terrorists' telephoned plots and also . . .

The stormtroopers: they're here--violence on same-sex marriage
Wes Vernon
November 20, 2008

Thirty states now have spoken through the ballot box against equating same-sex marriage with traditional marriage as it has been accepted for centuries. For . . .

The auto company bailout: the end--or just the beginning?
Wes Vernon
November 17, 2008

xWhen you're talking about taxpayer help for an industry that arguably is the very engine of our economy, flip answers won't do. One of the considerations is . . .

Obama--serious about financial "reform"? Serious about "security"?
Wes Vernon
November 13, 2008

He's more than two months away from being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, and already Barack Obama has surrounded himself with people with . . .

Looking ahead: of thugs and heroes
Wes Vernon
November 10, 2008

A wise and longtime conservative leader told me the day after the election that "we will have to start over" but that — in terms of the silver lining — "this . . .

Talkshow hosts energized, fighting back for survival
Wes Vernon
November 9, 2008

Here's a preview of what we're in for in the next four years of the much-vaunted "spirit of bipartisanship": In the land of the free, we will witness the . . .

Will 2009 witness the third wave of socialism in America?
Wes Vernon
November 3, 2008

Two columns ago (see "Fixing the Economy," 10/27/08), we outlined policies intended to curb or stop the thirties Great Depression which instead actually . . .

What's this? A reporter doing her job? Scandal!
Wes Vernon
October 30, 2008

Horrors! The Barack Obama campaign has encountered a reporter who does not treat its candidate as royalty? What's the matter with this woman? Can't she "go with . . .

"Fixing" the economy
Wes Vernon
October 27, 2008

Confident an Obama victory will give them even more wind at their backs, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid anticipate a post . . .

Obama's violent pal in Africa
Wes Vernon
October 23, 2008

Barack Obama has all but telegraphed his intent to shut up anyone who dares to blow the whistle on his connections to terrorists and crooks. Accordingly, Jerome . . .

Communists for Obama: Stalinist tactics used to silence critics
Wes Vernon
October 20, 2008

"Our time has come...I can see a role for the Communist Party USA in the next period." Those words from Libero Della Piana, an operative speaking at the . . .

Welcome to Islamberg: the terrorists of Middle America?
Wes Vernon
October 16, 2008

There are secretive Muslim military compounds right here in America. We're not talking about Mosques in our midst (where more than a few "Death to America" . . .

McCain: slouching toward the elder Bush?
Wes Vernon
October 13, 2008

Just when John McCain gets up a good head of steam in this campaign, he pulls a switch and reverts to his futile posture of "reaching across the aisle" only to . . .

Huge problems for the next president
Wes Vernon
October 6, 2008

On January 21, 2009 — after the inaugural balls of the night before — regardless of whether the transition period between election and inauguration will have . . .

The debates--McCain/Obama: what took so long?
Wes Vernon
October 2, 2008

The style that emerged in the Sept. 26 debate between Senators John McCain and Barack Obama is exactly what presidential debates should have used right from the . . .

Hurry, hurry, and don't look at the fine print
Wes Vernon
September 25, 2008

If Congress seriously wants to come to grips with the underlying causes of the credit crisis, there are some obvious starters available. We did not get into the . . .

Origin of the credit crisis; fake "drilling"
Wes Vernon
September 22, 2008

Both presidential candidates took a few days to get their bearings and talking points in order after the beginning of the wild week on Wall Street. McCain  . . .

Keep your eye on the ball: Obama is the issue
Wes Vernon
September 15, 2008

The number one issue in this presidential campaign is Barack Obama and whether his ascension to the Oval Office in January will be good for the United States. . . .

Who says Palin has no foreign policy bona fides?
Wes Vernon
September 8, 2008

The propaganda carpet-bombers keep telling us that Governor Sarah Palin's lack of foreign policy experience makes her unfit to be "one heartbeat away" from the . . .

Convention notes #5--the wrap-up
Wes Vernon
September 6, 2008

Any party that has to fight the enemy right on the floor of its own convention is going into political battle with one hand tied behind its back. Media and . . .

Convention notes #4
Wes Vernon
September 3, 2008

When the elite media forms a lynch mob to destroy — not just someone's career — but that person's life, they don't want any voices in their midst to sass them . . .

Convention notes #3: Palin pick a brilliant stroke
Wes Vernon
September 1, 2008

John McCain hit a home run right out of the ballpark with his pick of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. It has been a real shot in the arm to . . .

Convention notes
Wes Vernon
August 27, 2008

The Biden selection for VP on the Obama ticket apparently was enough to dissuade many Hillary Clinton supporters not to fight until the last dog is hung at the . . .

Doubts, backstabbing, unrest: recipe for Obama-Biden convention--or "Clinton convention"?
Wes Vernon
August 25, 2008

In taking the second spot on the Obama ticket, Senator Joseph Biden, Jr. adds a measure of assurance to Democrat party elders. The Delaware lawmaker is a . . .

Help is on the way (to America's enemies)
Wes Vernon
August 18, 2008

If you're feeling a sudden excruciating pain in your back, you can be sure the label on the knife embedded there bears the names of five Republican senators who . . .

Stalinist tactics back Pelosi's jihad against oil drilling
Wes Vernon
August 11, 2008

All rise! Queen Nancy Pelosi's version of the "People's House" is you agree with her or you shut up. All hail, Your Majesty! We humble commoners are . . .

Rush Limbaugh's 20th anniversary: Changing the national conversation
Wes Vernon
August 4, 2008

Rush Limbaugh has led the charge to penetrate and ultimately break up the liberal monopoly in the national media. Had that not happened, there would today be . . .

Drill now, ignore Obama/Rockefeller elitism
Wes Vernon
July 21, 2008

Let's not kid ourselves. We need to drill for more oil. That is the crux of the message in the $4-plus per gallon at the pump. But the six-figure salaried  . . .

Jesse Helms: champion of liberty (RIP)
Wes Vernon
July 14, 2008

This week's column started out as an attempt to sum up Jesse Helms' pivotal place in history and all that he has done for America. Soon came the realization of . . .

Tony Snow: we just lost our next Reagan
Wes Vernon
July 13, 2008

Though he never ran for public office or expressed interest in doing so, the late Robert Anthony "Tony" Snow had all the qualifications of a successful . . .

Freshman lawmaker starts off with a bang
Wes Vernon
July 7, 2008

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) has been in Congress for barely a year, and already his activism on behalf of America's values has marked him as a lawmaker destined for . . .

The enemies of free speech are on the march (Part 11)
Wes Vernon
June 30, 2008

It is now a matter of record. The Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States of America is against your right to free speech as guaranteed in . . .

Tim Russert: a cut above
Wes Vernon
June 23, 2008

The media have been criticized for their wall-to-wall coverage of the death of NBC's Tim Russert. But in truth, the Meet the Press anchorman genuinely was one . . .

The Marxist roots of the global warming scare
Wes Vernon
June 16, 2008

The late Natalie Grant Wraga once wrote, "Protection of the environment has become the principal tool for attack against the West and all it stands for. . . .

Part 2--The plot to throw you out of work and stick you with higher taxes
Wes Vernon
June 9, 2008

(See Part 1) In a normal world, anyone who says the best way to deal with bad economic times is to raise taxes would elicit some not-too-polite snickers. But . . .

Gays in the military--the next battlefront
Wes Vernon
June 2, 2008

First off, this is a column about national security — period. It is not about homosexuality per se. I don't want to know about whatever lawful activity two . . .

Barack Obama's communist connections
Wes Vernon
May 26, 2008

The frontrunner for this year's Democrat presidential nomination burst upon the scene from out of nowhere only in recent months. Two or three years ago, Barrack . . .

Post-Watergate morality: enough already! Kudos to Cindy McCain
Wes Vernon
May 19, 2008

It is time to wipe the slate clean of campaign "reform" legislation enacted since Watergate gave us the scandal habit. Examples of "reform" failures abound.  . . .

The plot to throw you out of work and stick you with higher taxes
Wes Vernon
May 12, 2008

Hey! You don't mind paying another 53 cents a gallon to fill up your car's tank, do you? Obviously you're feeling a little guilt-ridden at getting away with . . .

The McCain dilemma: a split personality on his wars
Wes Vernon
May 5, 2008

Senator John McCain — the presumptive Republican presidential nominee — remains an enigma. He stands up to those who want us to soft-pedal the source of the . . .

Bad information on McCarthy (McCarthy Part 10)
Wes Vernon
April 28, 2008

(See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11) One could spend all his waking hours trying to unsnarl the . . .

Violent chickens roost on candidates' shoulders: exploring the liberal/Marxist nexus
Wes Vernon
April 21, 2008

Last week's Clinton/Obama debate opened a new door on an old coalition: What is it about Marxists (violent or otherwise) that attracts liberals (well-meaning or . . .

Defense jobs shift overseas=foreign policy by threat or fear?
Wes Vernon
April 14, 2008

Let's start with the assumption that the "global economy" is here to stay. Let us also entertain the notion — one that we used to take for granted — that the . . .

California secession from the U.S.: The coming war with Russia?
Wes Vernon
April 7, 2008

Through our crystal ball The year is 2025 or thereabouts; pick another year if you wish, because this hypothetical scenario is a real possibility. Russia . . .

Convention fight? Great, get me a front row seat!
Wes Vernon
March 31, 2008

The two-year presidential campaign has crashed and burned. The Democrats In this corner, ladies and gentlemen — the party that is stuck with two badly . . .

The enemies of free speech are on the march (Part 10)
Wes Vernon
March 24, 2008

The Clintons are at it again. There is no length to which these scheming affronts to plain decency will not go in order to protect themselves — i.e., his . . .

The new "inconvenient truth" that dares not say its name
Wes Vernon
March 17, 2008

"Man-made Global Warming," thy name is fraud. Yet, fraud is precisely what the nation's indoctrination centers — excuse me, schools — are drumming into the . . .

William F. Buckley: his footprint on our politics
Wes Vernon
March 10, 2008

Three events in my young life set me on a path that ultimately led to an adult-lifelong fascination with the writings, theses, and activities of the recently . . .

Eurabia--is America next?
Wes Vernon
March 3, 2008

Dr. Bernard Lewis — a British-American who is one of the most widely read authorities on the Middle East — says, "Current trends show that Europe will have a . . .

Party responsibility: The McCain dilemma
Wes Vernon
February 25, 2008

In sum, Senator John McCain's problem is simply this: He has antagonized the wrong people in his party. The Republicans Not to take anything away from the . . .

The smoke-filled room and party responsibility: an opportunity for the Democrats
Wes Vernon
February 18, 2008

On the issue of party responsibility, it appears we are back at square one. The Democrats Remember the "smoke-filled room." Those were "the bad old days." . . .

The enemies of free speech are on the march (Part 9)
Wes Vernon
February 11, 2008

If there is anything the jackboots cannot take, it is humor at their expense. They don't like it when you sass them back in serious discourse, either. But a . . .

McCain vs. Hillary? -- America deserves better
Wes Vernon
February 4, 2008

On the eve of Super Tuesday, conservatives nationwide were coming smack up against the prospect of their worst nightmare.... Hillary Clinton vs. John McCain. . . .

Conservative leader to bolt GOP if McCain is nominated
Wes Vernon
January 28, 2008

Another top leader in the Reagan coalition and the conservative movement says he will not vote for John McCain if the Republicans nominate him as their . . .

America's crumbling transportation system: Back channel political gamesmanship--and the national security implications
Wes Vernon
January 21, 2008

This is the story of what may turn out to be another chapter in the nearly 90-year-long crusade by the Highway Lobby to stifle dissent on the part of anyone who . . .

"Change": empty-headed campaign buzzword
Wes Vernon
January 14, 2008

Back in August of 1968, Senator George McGovern delivered of himself a diatribe at the National Press Club here in Washington. In it, the South Dakota Democrat . . .

Hopeless in Africa? Doing something about it
Wes Vernon
January 12, 2008

Herewith, the classic example of a humanitarian and selfless effort linked in a very meaningful way to our strategic interests in a far-off part of the world, . . .

Waiting for the next Reagan? Forget it
Wes Vernon
January 7, 2008

Many conservatives are disheartened by the choices they perceive in the lineup of Republican presidential candidates. Let's start off with acceptance of the . . .

McCarthy Part 9
Wes Vernon
December 10, 2007

(See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11) So — as recorded in M. Stanton Evans' new book Blacklisted by . . .

McCarthy Part 8--the censure
Wes Vernon
December 3, 2007

(See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11) If a Drew Pearson radio commentary of the era is to be . . .

McCarthy Part 7--now live from Washington, the Army-McCarthy hearings! Follow the script, please
Wes Vernon
November 29, 2007

(See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11) In the spring of 1954, Americans sat glued with fascination to . . .

McCarthy Part 6
Wes Vernon
November 26, 2007

(See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11) The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired . . .

The McCarthy investigations
Wes Vernon
November 19, 2007

(See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11) When Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed on June 19, 1953 . . .

McCarthy Part 4--Annie Lee Moss, VOA, and history insulted
Wes Vernon
November 15, 2007

(See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11) Under the Senate's "50-year rule," today's Senate Permanent . . .

The documented truth about the McCarthy investigations
Wes Vernon
November 12, 2007

(See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11) As we read today's headlines about how China can trigger a 360 . . .

Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and his Fight Against America's Enemies
Wes Vernon
November 7, 2007

(See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11) Senator Joe McCarthy famously prefaced many of . . .

Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and his Fight Against America's Enemies
Wes Vernon
November 5, 2007

(See Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11) Much of the history of the Cold War has been blurred and obscured — . . .

Here we go again: soak the rich and all your problems will go away
Wes Vernon
October 27, 2007

Pssst! Hey, middle class taxpayers: Congressman Charlie Rangel has good news for you. He's going to provide tax relief for 90 million "working families," as . . .

An officially-sanctioned 'inmates running the asylum'
Wes Vernon
October 22, 2007

This column hopes to awake from a bad dream any minute now. Bad enough two of our protectors are in solitary confinement. But enemies who want to kill us are . . .

No excuses: now you know "what Reagan would do" on LOST
Wes Vernon
October 15, 2007

(See also "What's the rush?," Oct. 1, & "The World Dictatorship Treaty," Oct 8) The problem here is the Law of the Sea Treaty, translated by this column as . . .

The World Dictatorship Treaty: Does that get your attention? Many senators in the dark
Wes Vernon
October 8, 2007

Only three Republican members of the Senate Armed Services Committee knew what the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) is, according to a recent survey. Only 3 out of . . .

What's the rush? Another back-stabbing treaty on a "fast track"
Wes Vernon
October 1, 2007

Every time Americans tune out the chattering political class, that's when the one-worlders rush in for the kill. The Law of the Sea Treaty As Americans . . .

Here we go again--soak the rich and all your problems will go away
Wes Vernon
September 24, 2007

House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) wants to raise taxes. Hillary Clinton wants to "pay for" her thinly disguised socialized medicine scheme by . . .

'Reaching out' to Democrats and other GOP masochisms
Wes Vernon
September 17, 2007

The late Fulton Lewis, Jr. — one of the 20th Century's most astute radio commentators (for the benefit of our younger readers) — grew impatient with "moderate . . .

The Murdoch empire: headed for a left turn?
Wes Vernon
August 27, 2007

Can Rupert Murdoch's New York Post switch its editorial policy from conservative to liberal? Sure, it could. The popular tabloid switched from liberal to . . .

Russia's power grab: Too late for America to do something about it?
Wes Vernon
August 20, 2007

Russia's bold move to plant its flag on the seabed of the North Pole is only the latest step in its ongoing assault on American property in the entire Arctic . . .

Deliberately further dividing America
Wes Vernon
August 13, 2007

Some forty years ago when the civil rights movement eliminated legally enforced segregation (Jim Crow), we were told repeatedly that this would end ethnic and . . .

The enemies of free speech are on the march--Part 8
Wes Vernon
August 6, 2007

The president of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has written a threatening letter to a scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) . . .

Socialized medicine through the back door
Wes Vernon
July 30, 2007

The Senate has been wrestling with legislation that the media echo chamber has framed as "helping sick kids," but which in reality is a step toward universal . . .

From the Novak diaries--Part 3
Wes Vernon
July 23, 2007

(See Part 1: The Plame affair, and Part 2: Mud-wrestle over peace talk sabotage?) Looking back over a half century of reporting in Washington, Robert Novak . . .

From the Novak diaries--Part 2
Wes Vernon
July 17, 2007

(See Part 1: The Plame affair) Syndicated columnist and TV commentator Robert D. Novak took a journey from a "middle of the road" flirtation with liberalism . . .

From the Novak diaries--Part 1
Wes Vernon
July 16, 2007

Republicans have been playing the role of the stupid party again. The Bush Justice Department (DOJ) tripped all over itself and got its own administration tied . . .

Opponents of U.S. sovereignty plan to sneak their agenda around Congress
Wes Vernon
July 9, 2007

The Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) — whose U.S. operation conducts its business in secrecy in the bowels of the U.S. Department of Commerce — is . . .

Washington to voters: drop dead; voters to Washington: you work for us
Wes Vernon
July 2, 2007

You struck a blow for citizen activism this last week. As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, we can take comfort in the fact that "government of the . . .

The gathering storm: Weep for the children and grandchildren
Wes Vernon
June 25, 2007

The other night, Hannity's America on Fox replayed a tape of a public prayer offered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for our sons who were fighting freedom's . . .

Wake me when it's over--the two-year presidential campaign and other political obscenities
Wes Vernon
June 18, 2007

When the framers of the Constitution settled on that document that would guide this great nation in a way that would separate it from all others, a woman asked . . .

The justice system is broken
Wes Vernon
June 11, 2007

Not only should Scooter Libby be pardoned, Valerie Plame Wilson should be made to face charges of perjury. The Senate Intelligence Committee a few days ago . . .

Immigration bill: Go ahead--break the law! Who cares?
Wes Vernon
June 4, 2007

Imagine all the money we've wasted putting bank robbers behind bars. After all, they just "wanted a better life." How else are they going to feed their families . . .

The enemies of free speech are on the march--Part 7
Wes Vernon
May 28, 2007

Just as First Amendment supporters were uncorking the champagne bottles and toasting a victory in Seattle, along came the Capitol Hill commissars with plans to . . .

Amnesty for terrorists and Vanderbilt's ghost: the public be damned
Wes Vernon
May 21, 2007

If we learn nothing else today, let's get this straight: Denial of seating at a lunch counter because of one's skin color is a civil rights issue.  . . .

The world government Law of the Sea Treaty: it's baaaaack!
Wes Vernon
May 14, 2007

Those who scheme night and day to curb America's sovereignty never — never ever ever — give up. Possessed with something akin to the patience of the Asian mind, . . .

Update: Criminals--not enemy combatants?
Wes Vernon
May 12, 2007

Let's see if we have this straight. 1 — Six terrorists right here on U.S. soil plot to kill American soldiers. Those are the charges. 2 — Thankfully, they . . .

The Fort Dix Six--criminals or enemy combatants?
Wes Vernon
May 9, 2007

As of this writing, nobody — nobody — in the mainstream media has seen fit to ask President Bush a fundamental question about the six identified "Islamic . . .

Hard-nosed investigative reporting: a giant has left us
Wes Vernon
May 7, 2007

Ralph de Toledano told me not long ago that he had started to work on his memoirs. What a shame he did not live long enough to finish that work. It is a great . . .

The coming generation war: Americans for Generational Equity and the elephants in the room
Wes Vernon
April 30, 2007

It's not rocket science. America's population is aging. That means a larger drain on Social Security, Medicare, and private pension funds. It also means a . . .

The inside story of the Soviet downfall
Wes Vernon
April 23, 2007

It was December 1980 — a month after the presidential election of that year and six weeks before Inauguration Day. The scene was a weekend cocktail party in . . .

The enemies of free speech are on the march--Part 6: forget Imus--you're next
Wes Vernon
April 16, 2007

The speech police — bereft of ideas they are willing to subject to open debate — want you to stop pestering your congressman and senators with letters, e-mails, . . .

How to curb abusive prosecutors: a modest proposal
Wes Vernon
April 9, 2007

This column, with the benefit of legal advice, proposes specific legislation to cut ambulance-chasing prosecutors down to size — not to protect the guilty, but . . .

'Taxation without representation'? OK, how about no taxation?
Wes Vernon
April 2, 2007

Under the Constitution, this nation's capital city is not entitled to have full representation in Congress. Many residents of Washington, D.C., complain of  . . .

North American Union: evolution by stealth?
Wes Vernon
March 26, 2007

A hush-hush meeting held in Banff, Canada, last year seriously explored the issue of how to sneak (yes, that is the right word) — sneak a North American Union  . . .

About those "better" health care systems elsewhere
Wes Vernon
February 26, 2007

Let's stipulate this up front: The U.S. health care system has its problems, and we cannot ignore them. It does not follow, however, that the answer is the . . .

The Ted Kennedy / Jimmy Carter KGB connections
Wes Vernon
February 19, 2007

The late Reed Irvine, founder of Accuracy in Media, a few years ago labeled as "The Scandal of the Century" the revelation that Harry Hopkins, alter ego of . . .

The buttinski enviro nannies
Wes Vernon
February 12, 2007

When a columnist gets angry, it is usually a good idea for him to count to 10 before putting it in writing. I've counted to 100 and still can't shake a total . . .

Gerald Ford settles old scores from his grave? Let the debate begin
Wes Vernon
January 22, 2007

De mortuis nihil nisi bonum "About the dead, say something good or nothing at all." In observance of that Latin admonition, this column had planned to  . . .

So we get out of Iraq--then what?
Wes Vernon
January 15, 2007

So the polls say Americans want us out of Iraq. Of course, the pollster rarely asks his interviewee to think through the consequences of whatever position he or . . .

Your safety vs. enviro lobby: the straw that breaks the camel's back?
Wes Vernon
January 11, 2007

Suppose someone told you 25% of this nation's oil production is threatened by polar bears? Would you deem that person a bit daft? Well, brace yourselves, . . .

Saddam's attack on America? Part 2: the cover-up
Wes Vernon
January 8, 2007

The cover-up of the trail linking Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime and/or other terrorists to the Oklahoma City bombing of April 19, 1995 (last week — Part 1: The . . .

Saddam's hanging: Did he take a "smoking gun" with him?
Wes Vernon
January 1, 2007

As the hangman's noose gripped Saddam Hussein's neck for the murder of his own people, less well-known is credible evidence that his regime ordered an attack . . .

The anti-Americans: Who are they? Who are their dupes?
Wes Vernon
December 18, 2006

Maybe it's because I grew up during World War II, when we had a clear understanding that we were "the good guys" and our enemies were "the bad guys," and that . . .

Social Security, and the gift that "keeps on giving" to the class-hatred demogogues
Wes Vernon
December 11, 2006

Sources in a position to know say President Bush will not go along with any Social Security scheme that involves anything that remotely smacks of a tax increase . . .

Bush, Kennedy, McCain aiding and abetting lawbreakers
Wes Vernon
December 5, 2006

Since this country is so sue-happy, maybe some trial lawyer can do something constructive for a change: Take legal action holding most of the federally-elected . . .

The plot against America exposed
Wes Vernon
November 27, 2006

The late Defense Secretary James Forrestal famously remarked that if our "leaders" only made mistakes, they would occasionally make one in our favor. Ralph . . .

Will history repeat itself? Is it 'Bush to Clinton' all over again?
Wes Vernon
November 20, 2006

Dιjΰ vu Oh, no! Not this again! Say it isn't so, Mr. President! Are we about to witness another wrenching period when a Bush falls all over himself to . . .

Conservatives to Republicans: Put on your boots and charge!
Wes Vernon
November 13, 2006

It pains this column to revive an old stereotype — especially one that we thought Ronald Reagan had consigned "to the ash heap of history" along with the Soviet . . .

How the Soros shadow government targets its prey: The inside story of the attacks on Curt Weldon
Wes Vernon
November 6, 2006

You are earnestly urged to believe that the attacks and dirty tricks used against Congressman Curt Weldon, a Pennsylvania Republican seeking re-election, have . . .

What happens to blacks who escape the liberal plantation: Steel, Blackwell, and Swann
Wes Vernon
October 30, 2006

For decades, liberals and their media echoes have pounded home their sacred gospel of Act alike-Do alike-Think Alike. Their thoroughly racist doctrine says,  . . .

Randy Graf vs. the Soros $$$ machine, a discredited RINO, and the open borders lobby
Wes Vernon
October 23, 2006

Voters in Arizona's 8th Congressional District have an opportunity to send someone to Congress who shares their pro-American values. These people — living right . . .

Go along to get along? Not this congressman
Wes Vernon
October 16, 2006

The late Speaker Sam Rayburn used to tell newly arrived congressmen that "around here, you've got to go along to get along." It's not certain whether . . .

Illegal aliens and the secret monster highway
Wes Vernon
October 9, 2006

Here's what the denizens of the political class are doing right now: Standing at the front door, they're saying, "Look here! See this new border security . . .

Will George Soros rule America (with a little help from his friends, McCain-Feingold)?
Wes Vernon
October 2, 2006

On the morning of Wednesday, November 8th, don't be surprised if you wake up, turn on your radio or TV, and hear the voice of billionaire George Soros saying . . .

Islamofascist war update--Clinton: poor little me, I was only Commander in Chief; detainees: Bush picks up most, but not all the marbles
Wes Vernon
September 25, 2006

Part 1: Clinton Let's see if we have this straight. Bill Clinton was Commander-in-Chief for eight years, but in all that time he could not pick up the phone . . .

"Ooops, sorry!" -- the Plame train wreck
Wes Vernon
September 18, 2006

Ooops, sorry! The taxpayers of America — you and I — have shelled out hard-earned money to pay for the Valerie Plame hoax. What did we get for our money?  . . .

The enemies of free speech are on the march--Part 5: The Senate censorship politburo
Wes Vernon
September 10, 2006

Five Democrat senators have sent a thinly veiled threat to Disney's ABC: Pull The Path to 9/11 or we will put you out of the broadcasting business. The . . .

Longtime ABC talkshow host may quit if network pulls 9/11 film
Wes Vernon
September 8, 2006

A talkshow host for ABC's radio station in Washington says he may resign if the Disney-owned network cancels the planned programming of The Path to 911.  . . .

The "running out of oil" myth, and the inside story on illegal immigration
Wes Vernon
September 4, 2006

Next time you stop at the pump and pay through-the-stratosphere prices to fill your car's tank, just ponder this: We are not — repeat, we are not running out of . . .

One of Washington's dirty little secrets: How to avoid accountability
Wes Vernon
August 27, 2006

You won't believe this. Or maybe you will if you run and hide when you hear, "Hi, we're from your government, and we're here to help you." In this case, the . . .

Tom Kean: The politics of inclusion, the 9/11 Commission & the U.S. senator who might have been
Wes Vernon
August 21, 2006

Thomas Howard Kean, a Republican, is the last governor of New Jersey to leave office with his head held high. His successors left legacies of either defeat  . . .

They want us dead--ALL non-Muslims, DEAD--not just quiet
Wes Vernon
August 14, 2006

"I don't know whether you guys know it yet, but this country's at war." Those words in the new movie "World Trade Center" were uttered on 9/11 in a law . . .

Warren Buffett's Senate puppets: Doing his bidding on the death tax
Wes Vernon
August 7, 2006

As the one-time mayor of Chicago, Harold Washington, used to say, "Politics ain't beanbag." It's a contact sport. We recently saw another example of that . . .

Frist to Reid: Minumum wage? Put up or shut up
Wes Vernon
August 3, 2006

It's "the most brilliant strategy of the last century," according to one seasoned Capitol Hill watcher. He was talking about the move by Senate Republicans . . .

Santorum speech on Islamofacists: A turning point in defining the enemy?
Wes Vernon
August 2, 2006

Senator Rick Santorum is coming under vicious attack for his insistence that we stop calling our current conflict a "war on terror." "Terror" is the merely . . .

Congress: investigate treason; the threat is internal, external, and right at the border
Wes Vernon
July 24, 2006

Both houses of Congress need to set up committees or subcommittees to investigate treason that threatens the United States. The internal threat Nearly . . .

The Plame 'slap suit' and prosecutorial abuse
Wes Vernon
July 17, 2006

Like the clown-faced jesters that dance out onto the front of the stage during a classic Shakespeare performance, as if to say, "Don't forget us! We're here!", . . .

General Singlaub: Give North Korea a month at most--and don't trust China. SDI? Time's up!
Wes Vernon
July 10, 2006

"Six scuds and a dud" is the way Fox News anchorman Brit Hume describes the North Korean missile tests. That is true, but it should serve as a wake-up call . . .

Coulter exposes Darwinism
Wes Vernon
July 4, 2006

Much of the mainstream media has a simple formula for dealing with an author's arguments it can't answer: Ignore them. Or better yet — focus on a . . .

Louis Freeh: a mixed legacy -- not easily pigeonholed
Wes Vernon
June 12, 2006

Trying to make a dispassionate assessment of Louis Freeh's stormy tenure as FBI director is not something for those who lack an appreciation for varying shades . . .

Dismantling of the United States: Happening right before our eyes
Wes Vernon
June 5, 2006

As Congress returns this week, two very dangerous threats to this nation are on the table. Taken together, they facilitate a pattern: an attempt — however . . .

An invasion: Are we still a nation?
Wes Vernon
May 29, 2006

Read my lips: Citizenship in this country is not a "civil right." It is a privilege. When 10 to 12 to 20 million illegals cross our borders and take to the . . .

The Hayden hearings and the 800-pound gorilla in the room
Wes Vernon
May 22, 2006

Let's cut right to the quick. Porter Goss was sent to the CIA to clean up the mess there. As an old Washington hand, Goss had to know that, more often than not, . . .

Robert Carleson--how one man altered the path of history
Wes Vernon
May 9, 2006

Robert B. Carleson, a man who was as responsible as anyone for the presidency of Ronald Reagan, passed away late last month. Though his friends and fellow . . .

Robert Carleson--how one man altered the path of history
Wes Vernon
May 8, 2006

Robert B. Carleson, a man who was as responsible as anyone for the presidency of Ronald Reagan, passed away late last month. Though his friends and fellow . . .

United 93--what a wartime movie should be
Wes Vernon
May 1, 2006

"I love you! I love you more than anything!" Those terrified last words into a cell-phone to a loved one from a woman passenger on the doomed United Flight 93 . . .

The enemies of free speech are on the march--Part 4
Wes Vernon
April 24, 2006

Both parties on Capitol Hill are on record: They are against free speech — for you and me. Don't misunderstand. They are lions at the gate to block anyone . . .

Help wanted: A new hammer on the hill (and an agenda)
Wes Vernon
April 17, 2006

The Republicans in Congress need help. With only a little more than six months before the mid-term elections, there is growing concern the GOP may lose its . . .

Illegal aliens and the speech police (and the coming breakup of the United States?)
Wes Vernon
April 10, 2006

Oooooooooooooh! Stop speaking the plain English language. Calling a spade a spade is so mean! Once again, George Orwell's prophesy has reared its ugly head.  . . .

How to handle an inconvenient whistle-blower
Wes Vernon
April 2, 2006

A Pentagon official who has been causing much discomfort to powerful people in two administrations has received lucrative job offers. One of them required his . . .

Communist China plays Uncle Sam for Uncle Sucker--again
Wes Vernon
March 27, 2006

Picture a naοve, clueless, out-to-lunch person paying someone for the privilege of digging his own grave. That is not half as ridiculous as what the U.S. is . . .

The enemies of free speech are on the march--Part 3
Wes Vernon
March 26, 2006

Enjoy this website while you can. The enemies of free speech — ever ready to shut up anyone with whom they disagree — are out to terminate free-swinging . . .

Justice Ginsburg: Poster child for courts gone wrong
Wes Vernon
March 19, 2006

Whenever the Democrats regain control of the White House (maybe about 2050) we should hope that the Republicans will at a minimum have a large minority in the U . . .

Jack Anderson: A retrospective
Wes Vernon
March 13, 2006

They buried Jack Anderson not long ago. Parkinson's disease caught up with him as, of course, he knew it would. A close relative of mine died of the same . . .

The Taliban Yalie: Does the buck stop anywhere?
Wes Vernon
March 5, 2006

What? A former ambassador-at-large for the Taliban gets into Yale University on a U.S. student visa? You're kidding. This is a joke, right? And you say not . . .

Illegal immigration: Goon Squads to protect the lawbreakers?
Wes Vernon
February 26, 2006

In the name of "tolerance," some of those protecting illegal immigration are becoming most intolerantly violent. In Maryland, a leader of the Minutemen group . . .

President's Day: a meaningless holiday
Wes Vernon
February 22, 2006

February 20th, being the third Monday of the month, was George Washington's Birthday. February 22nd was George Washington's real birthday. There is not — and . . .

Saddam's WMDs: The Russian connection and the cover-up
Wes Vernon
February 20, 2006

The free world may soon learn it has just been bamboozled by one of the most clever and well-organized propaganda campaigns in the history of this planet. No . . .

Uh-oh -- the "reformers" are at it again. On your guard!
Wes Vernon
February 12, 2006

Run for the hills! The "reformers" are about to invade our liberties. This time the excuse is "lobbying reform." Much of the noise on Capitol Hill about "going . . .

Time for a RINO hunt?
Wes Vernon
February 5, 2006

The antique wing of the Republican Party once again is saying to Americans, "Hey, don't forget about us. We're here." For years these RINOs (Republicans in . . .

Roy Blunt for majority leader
Wes Vernon
January 30, 2006

House Republicans have an opportunity this week to do something meaningful to keep their majority. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay decided not to . . .

Why powerful interests want to keep you in the dark about the war on terror
Wes Vernon
January 29, 2006

To say that Iran's nuclear program is "scary" would be an understatement. At the same time, there is mounting evidence that Saddam Hussein was even more of a . . .

Fire the whole top-level CIA bureaucracy
Wes Vernon
January 22, 2006

President Bush sent Porter Goss to be CIA Director so he could clean up the mess there. We knew it would take time. You can't do that overnight. But in wartime, . . .

The judge and the midgets: Not following the script
Wes Vernon
January 15, 2006

With our hidden microphones, we now take you to the inner sanctum of a high-level meeting between the denizens of the fever swamps of the left and their puppets . . .

Interview with Pat Boone
Wes Vernon
January 9, 2006

Editor's Note: What's it like to raise a family in Hollywood? To be a Christian in Hollywood? Wes Vernon put those questions to longtime pop recording and box . . .

What to watch for in the Alito hearings
Wes Vernon
January 8, 2006

The Senate confirmation hearings on President Bush's nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court will be contentious . . .

Thundering silence and selective outrage
Wes Vernon
January 1, 2006

Intriguing, is it not? The inside-the-beltway liberal establishment was utterly scandalized that someone dared to leak to columnist Robert Novak the name of a . . .

Endangering the lives of Americans: Investigate this leak
Wes Vernon
December 18, 2005

For more than two years, we have witnessed the spectacle of a special prosecutor spending millions of dollars to haul reporters and government officials before . . .

Merry Christmas! Got a problem with that?
Wes Vernon
December 11, 2005

Many of us who grew up with the "Christmas spirit" at this time of the year, and assumed it would always be there are more than a little tired of having to . . .

We are at war--hello?
Wes Vernon
December 4, 2005

During World War 2, President Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to lock up some prominent isolationists, even though they had no connection with any subversive . . .

The last of the Cold War spies
Wes Vernon
November 27, 2005

In 1978, incumbent Republican Congressman Newton Steers was targeted by a whispering campaign among his constituents in Montgomery County in Washington's . . .

SEC to Frist: Not guilty (sort of?)
Wes Vernon
November 17, 2005

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is "under a cloud." That Washington term means you may be pure as the driven snow, but as long as someone somewhere is . . .

Murrow, McCarthy, and enduring myths--Part 2
Wes Vernon
November 13, 2005

The movie "Good Night and Good Luck" is a classic case of the winners writing "History" at the expense of the losers. There is no question that in the public . . .

Murrow, McCarthy, and enduring myths--Part 1
Wes Vernon
November 6, 2005

The movie "Good Night and Good Luck" enshrines with a vengeance the myth that the late Edward R. Murrow was a White Knight who came to the rescue of an America . . .

The enemies of free speech are on the march (Part 2)
Wes Vernon
October 30, 2005

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the anti-free speech McCain-Feingold so-called Campaign Finance "Reform" Law, it was only a matter of time before there . . .

Supreme Court: Go for it, Mr. President
Wes Vernon
October 27, 2005

Mr. President: Accepting Harriett Miers' withdrawal had to be difficult for you. Let me say I was not among those of my fellow conservatives who called on her . . .

Freedom of the internet threatened? U.S. helpless to stop it?
Wes Vernon
October 24, 2005

On many fronts, the new alternative media is fighting off attempts to undermine and/or destroy it. There is legislation on Capitol Hill aimed at driving . . .

Immigration: A Republican wake-up call?
Wes Vernon
October 16, 2005

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist took a 300-mile helicopter tour of the U.S.-Mexico border the other day, and vowed the Senate would deal in a meaningful way . . .

The Miers pick: The next move for conservatives
Wes Vernon
October 9, 2005

Columnists Charles Krauthammer and William Kristol have urged President Bush to withdraw the nomination of his counsel Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court and . . .

Supreme Court nominee: This is not what you said you would do, Mr. President
Wes Vernon
October 3, 2005

Senate Democrat leader Harry Reid has issued a statement, "I like Harriet Miers." That is not a good sign. Any liberal senator who likes a nominee for the . . .

Pork, political correctness, military force, and Katrina
Wes Vernon
October 2, 2005

When New Orleans was flooded, looters took advantage of the crisis and grabbed such life-saving necessities as cameras, TV sets, and computers. Now a second  . . .

9/11 families and heroes advancing against hijackers of World Trade Center memorial
Wes Vernon
September 26, 2005

The high-powered liberal establishment that runs Manhattan from the salons of the East and West sides and wields more than its share of clout across America is . . .

Katrina--if you're really serious about solving the problem...
Wes Vernon
September 18, 2005

The people of the Gulf Coast need our help. Americans, as always, are opening their hearts and their pocketbooks to help those in need. Of course, we would. We . . .

Edith Hollan Jones for the Supreme Court
Wes Vernon
September 13, 2005

If President Bush said what he meant and meant what he said during the campaign about the kind of judges he will appoint to the U.S. Supreme Court, he can make . . .

Sneak attack of the racial/ethnic dividers
Wes Vernon
September 5, 2005

The Political Correct police have tried every which way to divide this country by gender, race, ethnicity, sexual preference, religion, and background. They . . .

The death tax: Warren and me
Wes Vernon
August 24, 2005

I don't want to die in 2010. I would hope to be around a long time after that. But I don't want to die for the IRS or for Warren Buffett. Huh? Read on, I'll . . .

The enemies of free speech are on the march
Wes Vernon
August 22, 2005

We are at war. Hello? What part of "We are at war" does the Disney Company not understand? ABC-Disney has fired Michael Graham, a talkshow host on Washington's . . .

The death tax and class hatred
Wes Vernon
August 15, 2005

QUESTION: What do liberals and hard core Marxists have in common? ANSWER: They both wake up each morning wondering how they are going to punish success and . . .

Roberts: a test of judicial over-reach
Wes Vernon
August 9, 2005

Conservatives have two choices in dealing with President Bush's nominee to the Supreme Court. They can assume Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. is a conservative . . .

Jimmy Carter: a bitter irrelevant man
Wes Vernon
August 2, 2005

So President Malaise has done it again. Former President Jimmy Carter has trashed his country on foreign soil. This man, whose blip on the historical radar . . .

The summer beltway flap and the gang that couldn't shoot straight
Wes Vernon
July 22, 2005

There are three overriding issues involved in Washington's Summer theatre of the absurd: 1-The question of whether Karl Rove (President Bush's top aide) or . . .

Court decision: bad news / good issue for Bush?
Wes Vernon
July 18, 2005

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor chose to announce her forthcoming retirement just days after she had written a brilliant dissent to an outrageous . . .

"Political correctness" at ground zero draws hill protest
Wes Vernon
July 11, 2005

WASHINGTON — A huge insult to the heroes of 9/11 is in the making. And despite the wall of silence erected by much of the mainstream media (beyond a few local . . .

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