Alan Caruba column
Alan Caruba
(Editor's note: Alan Caruba passed away on June 15, 2015. You can read his obituary here.)

Best known these days as a commentator on issues ranging from environmentalism to energy, immigration to Islam, Alan Caruba is the author of two recent books, "Right Answers: Separating Fact from Fantasy" and "Warning Signs" -- both collections of his commentaries since 2000 and both published by Merril Press of Bellevue, Washington.

His commentaries are posted on many leading news and opinion websites, and frequently picked up and shared by blogs as well. Caruba has his own popular daily blog at

In addition to the Center, Caruba -- a longtime book reviewer -- also posts a monthly report on new fiction and non-fiction at The site recommends around sixty books each month on topics that include history, biographies, health, business, parenting, books for children and younger readers, and new novels. Caruba is a founding member of the National Book Critics Circle.

Initially a fulltime journalist, Caruba is a veteran public relations counselor who is often asked by members of the news media to comment on news involving PR issues. A longtime member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the National Association of Science Writers, Caruba maintains an Internet site for his professional practice at

Caruba resides in the Gaslight Commons in South Orange, New Jersey. In his former career as a journalist, he was the editor of a weekly newspaper, the East Orange Record, and as a columnist and feature writer for the Morris County Daily Record. He has been a contributor to many consumer and trade magazines. These days, his writings can be found in a variety of newspapers as well as on the Internet.

No strategy. No clue.
Alan Caruba
June 11, 2015

The Wednesday, June 10 Wall Street Journal headline at the top of the page was "Obama Set to Expand Troops in Iraq." We were 589 days into the two terms . . .

Predicting earthquakes. Not.
Alan Caruba
June 10, 2015

The president of the Space and Science Research Corporation, John Casey, is also the author of "Cold Sun: A Dangerous 'Hibernation' of the Sun Has Begun!" and . . .

Caitlyn Jenner? Hello sucker!
Alan Caruba
June 8, 2015

It doesn't matter that Bruce Jenner, famed Olympic athlete and member of the Kardashian family, thinks that he is female. He can never be female no matter . . .

The Hillary enigma
Alan Caruba
May 28, 2015

Does it strike anyone as strange that the only candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination to be the next President of the United States is the wife of a . . .

Barack "climate change" Obama
Alan Caruba
May 27, 2015

"Woe to the land that's governed by a child." – Shakespeare, Richard III I have been wrestling for some kind of explanation why the President of . . .

Memorial Day 2015
Alan Caruba
May 25, 2015

We need to remind ourselves that Memorial Day is not just another three-day weekend or a day when all manner of sales are offered to those who want to go . . .

Thinking about China
Alan Caruba
May 23, 2015

Napoleon Bonaparte purportedly said "Let China sleep, for when China wakes, she will shake the world." As Thomas J. Christensen, the author of his . . .

The slow death of Common Core
Alan Caruba
May 21, 2015

Think about the major policy undertakings of the Obama administration over the past six and a half years. It began with a "stimulus" that wasted trillions . . .

Stupefying generations of Americans
Alan Caruba
May 20, 2015

I used the verb "stupefying" to describe a long process in our nation's schools that has produced several generations of Americans, dumbed down and . . .

The EPA myth of "clean power"
Alan Caruba
May 19, 2015

There are many things I do not like about the Environmental Protection Agency, but what angers me most are the lies that stream forth from it to justify . . .

Sex education today
Alan Caruba
May 15, 2015

In the 1940s and 50s, what passed for sex education was literally about the birds and bees as metaphors for inception and child birth. The emphasis was on . . .

Endless racial discord
Alan Caruba
May 13, 2015

When I look back at the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, I marvel at how naïve I was that the passage of major legislation was going to "solve" . . .

Obama's Middle East debacle
Alan Caruba
May 12, 2015

I had to laugh when I heard that the new King of Saudi Arabia, Salmon, told the White House he wasn't going to attend Thursday's photo-op get together of . . .

Celebrating mothers
Alan Caruba
May 8, 2015

As someone who had the great good fortune to have had a remarkable mother, a woman who embraced being my Mother by providing unconditional love and support . . .

Obama's economic disaster
Alan Caruba
May 7, 2015

Commenting on the rioting in Baltimore, the Wall Street Journal's Daniel Henniger was almost to the end of his April 30 text when he said "On Wednesday morning, . . .

Holding the voters in contempt
Alan Caruba
May 6, 2015

Today's lead story in The Wall Street Journal is about the result of its latest poll regarding Hillary Clinton. It says a lot about why she and the leaders . . .

A pox on Baltimore
Alan Caruba
May 4, 2015

Thanks to an infection and the antibiotics taken to rid myself of it, I have had several days of being able to do little more than watch the news on . . .

Circumstantial evidence
Alan Caruba
April 30, 2015

Imagine that you are the former Governor of Virginia, Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, both sitting in jail after having been found guilty last year . . .

Israel will attack Iran soon
Alan Caruba
April 29, 2015

The Israelis will destroy several Iranian nuclear facilities and my educated guess is that they will do so before the end of this year. Israel has no . . .

Global warming? The pope is wrong
Alan Caruba
April 27, 2015

I have devoted the better part of more than two and a half decades speaking out against the charlatans that have created and maintained the greatest hoax . . .

Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage
Alan Caruba
April 26, 2015

In 1973, the Supreme Court looked into the Constitution, found that it approved of abortion and overruled laws banning it. Other laws have since addressed . . .

Could you spot a potential school shooter?
Alan Caruba
April 23, 2015

In April 1999, we were all stunned by the news that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold had attacked and killed students at Columbine High School in Littleton, . . .

The environmental insane asylum
Alan Caruba
April 22, 2015

Earth Day was declared in 1970 and for the past 45 years we have all been living in the Environmental Insane Asylum, being told over and over again to . . .

The prison called Cuba
Alan Caruba
April 20, 2015

We are told we need to feel sympathy for the Cuban people who have suffered from a U.S. embargo and lack of diplomatic recognition. That ignores a long . . .

A thousand ways to die
Alan Caruba
April 16, 2015

Does a day go by when we are not warned about something that might do us harm or kill us? I recently received an email from the Surgeon General of the . . .

The climate change war heats up
Alan Caruba
April 15, 2015

There is so much at stake for the charlatans that have foisted the failed "global warming" hoax, followed by the equally dubious claims and predictions . . .

Living in an era of decline
Alan Caruba
April 14, 2015

Most of us know whether we are living in good times or bad. Some of us warn of decline when we see it coming. Some choose to ignore it by distracting themselves . . .

Avoiding Hillary misery
Alan Caruba
April 12, 2015

While we endure the daily lies of President Obama, do we really want to have another four to eight years more of Hillary Clinton's? It's not like we don't . . .

Obama keeps telling renewable energy lies
Alan Caruba
April 9, 2015

Imagine you wanted to get in your electric car and drive a considerable distance. It wouldn't take long for your car to run out of power, so you would have . . .

Only fools trust Obama or the Iranians
Alan Caruba
April 8, 2015

Only fools express any trust in Obama these days or the Iranians who have made him look the fool when no one in their neighborhood or the world trusts a . . .

A president, not a potentate
Alan Caruba
April 6, 2015

In 2010, before the midterm elections, President Obama said, "We're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends." Instead, it was the . . .

Obama's virtual war on Israel
Alan Caruba
April 2, 2015

This is hardly the best week to demonstrate his intense hatred of Israel, but since he has devoted 18 months to a fruitless and foolish negotiation with . . .

Don't be an April 'Earth Month' Fool
Alan Caruba
April 1, 2015

The annual calendar is filled with days and months designated for the purpose of calling attention to some event, personality, or cause. The U.S. celebrates . . .

Diet, gain weight, diet, gain weight
Alan Caruba
March 31, 2015

My Mother taught gourmet cooking, haute cuisine, for three decades in the local adult schools, first just to women and later with courses just for men as . . .

But what does the Supreme Leader say?
Alan Caruba
March 30, 2015

What Americans have a hard time understanding is that, for all the Iranian negotiators, the outcome of the nuclear arms deal that the United States is . . .

Terrifying the Republican establishment
Alan Caruba
March 26, 2015

Would you vote for a man who openly says he would repeal ObamaCare? Would you vote for a man who openly says he favors a fair tax and wants to abolish . . .

Is Obama anti-Semitic?
Alan Caruba
March 24, 2015

President Obama made no secret of his displeasure that Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected to be Israel's Prime Minister. Only David Ben Gurion, Israel's first . . .

The Israelis send Obama a message
Alan Caruba
March 23, 2015

When the news of Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection victory was announced I factitiously posted on my Facebook page that the Israelis had "sent Obama a two . . .

It's not "global warming." It's "springtime."
Alan Caruba
March 20, 2015

After decades of environmental claims that "global warming" would plunge the planet into catastrophic harm to its human and other inhabitants – at the . . .

Why moral values matter
Alan Caruba
March 19, 2015

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or . . .

A pox on politicians
Alan Caruba
March 18, 2015

Nobody likes politicians, but everybody votes for them. Perhaps the most quintessential American theme throughout its history has been the role politicians . . .

Ferguson is NOT America
Alan Caruba
March 16, 2015

The wounding of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, and earlier in New York City the assassination of two police officers are disturbing events for . . .

Obama's legacy of failure
Alan Caruba
March 12, 2015

Is it too soon to begin to sum up President Obama's "legacy"? Possibly, but after six years we know enough to draw some conclusions. There is much to . . .

The EPA thinks you're stupid
Alan Caruba
March 11, 2015

The folks at the Environmental Protection Agency, starting with a long line of its administrators that now includes Gina McCarthy, think you and the . . .

Obama's attacks on religion in America
Alan Caruba
March 10, 2015

Americans tend to take the liberties spelled out in the Bill of Rights for granted. This is especially true of freedom of religion in which the First . . .

America's military power in a steep decline
Alan Caruba
March 9, 2015

"Eliminating the terrorists of today with force will not guarantee protection from the terrorists of tomorrow. We have to transform the environments that give . . .

Hillary will not run for president
Alan Caruba
March 6, 2015

The revelations, reported initially in the most left-wing newspaper in the nation, The New York Times, that Hillary Clinton used her own private emails to . . .

It's all bad news for ObamaCare
Alan Caruba
March 5, 2015

On Wednesday, March 4, the Supreme Court will hear the King v. Burwell case. It is likely to deliver a death blow to ObamaCare when the decision is . . .

Netanyahu and Jewish survival
Alan Caruba
March 3, 2015

In 1933, approximately 9.5 million Jews lived in Europe, representing 1.7% of the total European population which, in turn, was about 60% of the Jewish . . .

Obama negotiates Israel's destruction
Alan Caruba
March 2, 2015

The strangest thing about Obama's efforts to achieve friendly relations with Iran, something he has tried to do since he first took office in 2009, is that . . .

The word from Brazil
Alan Caruba
February 27, 2015

The carnival in Rio de Janeiro from February 13 through the 17th was one heck of a party. It was celebrated by the locals, plus an estimated one million . . .

The right to say no
Alan Caruba
February 25, 2015

Something very unpleasant is occurring in America. Those who have a strong religious faith are being denied the right to say "no" based on its teachings and . . .

It's an ice age for sure
Alan Caruba
February 23, 2015

Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire. I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate. To say . . .

The EPA's ozone nightmare
Alan Caruba
February 19, 2015

Putting aside its insane attack on carbon dioxide, declaring the most essential gas on Earth, other than oxygen, a "pollutant," the Environmental Protection . . .

Beyond anti-Semitism
Alan Caruba
February 17, 2015

I read Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent call to European Jews to move to Israel in the wake of the attacks in Paris and in Copenhagen.  . . .

Hating humanity by opposing science
Alan Caruba
February 16, 2015

They don't want to admit it, but we know it's true. There are countless organizations that hate humanity enough to do everything in their power to put a . . .

The worst U.S. president ever!
Alan Caruba
February 12, 2015

I won't be around to see it, but I have little doubt that future historians and others will conclude that President Barack Hussein Obama was the worst . . .

Obama's dangerous Iran nuke deal
Alan Caruba
February 11, 2015

The Feb 10 Wall Street Journal editorial asked "Has the U.S. already conceded a new era of nuclear proliferation?" and concluded that "Mr. Obama is so bent . . .

President Christie?
Alan Caruba
February 10, 2015

I was born, raised and have lived in New Jersey most of my life. That does not, however, make me an expert on Chris Christie, our Governor and currently one of . . .

The Arab armies
Alan Caruba
February 9, 2015

The ongoing Syrian conflict, the fall of the Yemeni government, the burning of the Jordanian pilot, and other events make one wonder why even those Arab . . .

Lukewarm about climate change
Alan Caruba
February 5, 2015

"In short, climate change is not worse than we thought," wrote Bjorn Lomborg in a recent issue of The Wall Street Journal. He is best known as the author of . . .

The other cause of terrorism
Alan Caruba
February 4, 2015

I never fail to be astonished by the amount of corruption there is in the world. It is a very human trait whether it was royalty asserting that they ruled . . .

Why does Obama get job performance approval?
Alan Caruba
February 3, 2015

It is one of the great mysteries. How does Barack Obama continue to generate job approval ratings that say he's doing a good one? On a recent weekend . . .

Will new AG support civil forfeiture reform?
Alan Caruba
February 1, 2015

The Wednesday hearings on the confirmation of a new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, lasted hours because members of the Senate Judiciary Committee were . . .

Obama ad nauseum
Alan Caruba
January 30, 2015

I made a promise to myself that I would not write about President Obama's State of the Union speech because that would require me to watch him deliver it. . . .

An Auschwitz anniversary
Alan Caruba
January 29, 2015

There was some serious irony when U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew gathered together with French President Francois Hollande and a Russian delegation led . . .

The blizzard that wasn't
Alan Caruba
January 27, 2015

Dateline: January 27, 2015–3 to 4 AM, New York City and Tri-State area. There was no climate change where I live in a suburb of Newark, N.J. if by  . . .

ObamaCare must go!
Alan Caruba
January 26, 2015

Can anyone remember how awful the U.S. healthcare free market system was that it needed to be replaced by the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as . . .

Supreme Court malfeasance
Alan Caruba
January 23, 2015

Over the course of its history the Supreme Court has made some very bad decisions and the decision to declare abortion legal ranks high among them. On . . .

Why isn't it treason?
Alan Caruba
January 22, 2015

"Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort." – . . .

Obama has two more years left to destroy the U.S.
Alan Caruba
January 21, 2015

As 2015 began the Journal Editorial Report on Fox News was devoted to having its reporters, some of the best there are, speculate on what 2015 holds in terms of . . .

Al Sharpton seeing red over all-white Oscars
Alan Caruba
January 19, 2015

I do not care who was nominated for the 2015 Oscars and I care even less about what the Rev. Al Sharpton has to say about the fact that this year no blacks were . . .

NASA keeps telling "warmest" lies
Alan Caruba
January 18, 2015

On January 16 The New York Times reported the lies NASA keeps telling about global warming with an article titled "2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging . . .

The EPA's methane madness
Alan Caruba
January 16, 2015

The Obama administration's attack on America's energy sector is insane. They might as well tell us what to eat. Oh, wait, Michelle Obama is doing that. Or . . .

Friends of the earth are the enemies of mankind
Alan Caruba
January 15, 2015

It's such a benign sounding name, Friends of the Earth. This multi-million dollar international organization is a network of environmental organizations in  . . .

Palestinians are running out of friends again
Alan Caruba
January 14, 2015

The news of the day is former President Jimmy Carter who placed the blame for the Paris jihadist massacre on – you guessed it – Israel. That . . .

Our Muslim president
Alan Caruba
January 12, 2015

No, I cannot prove that Barack Obama is a Muslim, but a review of his public life from the days he was campaigning to be an Illinois senator through his . . .

Our political class: 114th Congress
Alan Caruba
January 9, 2015

I have a theory that ties in with John Boehner's third election as Speaker of the House on Tuesday. Could it be that the newly elected congressmen and . . .

Islam kills again
Alan Caruba
January 8, 2015

The news from Paris about the killing of twelve journalists highlights Islam's war on the West that represents a fundamental truth about this cult of . . .

Challenging Obama's alleged powers
Alan Caruba
January 7, 2015

The good news as 2015 debuts is that President Obama has managed to very nearly decimate the Democratic Party, leaving it weaker in Congress and throughout . . .

White House climate lunacy
Alan Caruba
January 5, 2015

As January 2014 arrived with a blast of cold air ominously dubbed the "polar vortex," the White House released a video in which the Chief Science Advisor to . . .

The future is arriving faster than ever
Alan Caruba
January 1, 2015

On the last day of 2014 I received a lapel pin from the Society of Professional Journalists in honor of my having been a member since 1979, thirty-five . . .

Making predictions
Alan Caruba
December 31, 2014

If there is one thing pundits like to do it is to make predictions. If they turn out to be right you can always look back and quote them as proof of your . . .

Leaving Afghanistan, repeating Iraq
Alan Caruba
December 29, 2014

You don't have to be a soldier or diplomat to ask whether President Obama's withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan on December 31 is a good idea or not. . . .

Ruining Christmas 2014
Alan Caruba
December 24, 2014

As usual, those for whom laws, ethics, and good will mean nothing have come together to try to ruin Christmas for the rest of us. Christmas means . . .

Fracking is fundamental
Alan Caruba
December 22, 2014

"It is a sad day when a state chooses to listen to the fear, uncertainty, and doubts spread by anti-fossil fuel agitators rather than making a decision for . . .

Worrying about China
Alan Caruba
December 19, 2014

If there is one thing various experts and pundits like to do most it is to worry about all manner of speculative threats. I can recall when much of their . . .

International emissions idiocy
Alan Caruba
December 18, 2014

Most of the people of the world have concluded that the decades of warnings about "global warming" and its successor, "climate change," is just idiotic . . .

Chanukah celebrates rededication
Alan Caruba
December 16, 2014

Sometimes I think that Jews are going to have to arm themselves in order to celebrate Chanukah. These days, merely praying in a synagogue, whether it is in . . .

We're number two
Alan Caruba
December 15, 2014

The U.S. was the world's number one economy prior to World War II, but it took off bigtime after the war and there has not been a day of my long life in . . .

The experts' cloudy crystal balls
Alan Caruba
December 12, 2014

In late October I wrote a commentary "Is America in Decline?" based on a book by James MacDonald, "When Globalism Fails: The Rise and Fall of Pax Americana," . . .

The new Congress must save the USA from the EPA
Alan Caruba
December 11, 2014

When the Republican Party takes over majority control of Congress in January, it will face a number of battles that must be fought with the Obama . . .

A real agenda for the GOP Congress
Alan Caruba
December 9, 2014

Clearly President Obama did not get the message the voters sent in the November midterm elections, electing enough Republican Senators to shift power in the . . .

Wars, past, present, and future
Alan Caruba
December 7, 2014

No, Pearl Harbor is not ancient history. It's part of my history and many others who were alive at the time. I was just an infant, but the Japanese sneak . . .

Hating Santa Claus
Alan Caruba
December 5, 2014

I receive Free Inquiry magazine monthly even though I never subscribed to it. The magazine is read by atheists who prefer to be called "humanists." The . . .

The great renewable energy rip-off
Alan Caruba
December 4, 2014

One of the lesser known attempts to prove that renewable energy, wind and solar power, can replace traditional energy sources – coal, oil, and natural . . .

The world's climate change mafia meet in Peru
Alan Caruba
December 3, 2014

To understand all the talk of "climate change" you must understand that everything and everyone involved – except for those of us who debunk the lies  . . .

Protesting their protectors
Alan Caruba
December 2, 2014

When you get right down to it, the protests said to be about the shooting of Michael Brown are really about how differently the black and white communities view . . .

Take your pick of lies about ozone, methane or mercury
Alan Caruba
November 30, 2014

Is it surprising that the Environmental Protection Agency continues to tell big fat lies about anything it wants to ban, but is reluctant to show the  . . .

United, but divided
Alan Caruba
November 29, 2014

The nation united to celebrate Thanksgiving, but as anyone who follows the polls can confirm, it is sharply divided. In many ways, half of those polled see . . .

Thanks, but...
Alan Caruba
November 27, 2014

I know that Thanksgiving is the day we are all supposed to review a list of all the things for which we should be thankful and surely each of us has a list, . . .

Racism can be white or black
Alan Caruba
November 26, 2014

On Monday, Nov 17, the Governor of Missouri activated its National Guard "to support law enforcement during any period of unrest that might occur following . . .

Iran will negotiate until it becomes a nuclear power
Alan Caruba
November 24, 2014

Monday, November 24, is the deadline for the negotiations between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China regarding its . . .

Is there anywhere safe to be a Jew?
Alan Caruba
November 22, 2014

One might think that being a rabbi praying in a synagogue in an ultra-orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel was about as safe as one could get, but you . . .

You've been Gruber'd, stupid!
Alan Caruba
November 20, 2014

"No. I – I did not. Uhhh, I just heard about this... I – I get well briefed before I come out here. Uh, th-th-the fact that some advisor who . . .

The two Ukraines
Alan Caruba
November 19, 2014

"Obama is just not up to the task – a geopolitical lightweight who was easily outmaneuvered in Syria and Iran." That's Marin Katusa, writing in his . . .

Praying or not on the Temple Mount
Alan Caruba
November 17, 2014

The Palestinians never lose an opportunity or excuse to kill Jews. What is feared is a new intifada or holy war in Israel, specifically in Jerusalem, where . . .

Obama's cruel and costly climate hoax
Alan Caruba
November 14, 2014

The intense cold that many Americans are encountering arrives more than a month before the official start of winter on December 2l. To discuss this, we . . .

Being anti-energy is being anti-humanity
Alan Caruba
November 13, 2014

Everything you need to know about how perverse and dangerous the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is summed up in its latest report. . . .

China! China! China!
Alan Caruba
November 12, 2014

For two days there was the usual news and analysis about President Obama's summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. We are going to hear that China . . .

Voters reject the green political agenda
Alan Caruba
November 11, 2014

What the midterm voters wanted was an economy that returned to its average 3.3% annual growth since the end of World War II. For six years of the Obama . . .

Obama's obsession with Iran
Alan Caruba
November 10, 2014

On November 4, 1979 as part of the Iranian revolution that overthrew the Shah, a group of "students" seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took sixty of our . . .

Israel has found new allies
Alan Caruba
November 7, 2014

Let's just say it up front and avoid tip-toeing around with politically correct language. President Obama and his administration are the most anti-Israel to . . .

Obama's revenge
Alan Caruba
November 6, 2014

The Democratic Party that supported President Obama's agenda for the past six years was dramatically rejected in the midterm elections and the message for the . . .

Exposing the green money machine
Alan Caruba
November 5, 2014

It is doubtful that most Americans and others around the world know how vast the organizational structure of the environmental movement is and how much . . .

Why vote?
Alan Caruba
November 3, 2014

Every election is "the most important" for the simple reason that it has the potential of making our lives better or worse. What makes elections scary is . . .

Making it easy to predict the next financial crisis
Alan Caruba
October 31, 2014

It is a cliché, but true, that history repeats itself. This is largely due to the failure of each new generation to learn anything from the past as well as . . .

Obama's amnesty travesty
Alan Caruba
October 30, 2014

People really need to read the U.S. Constitution. It says, "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States."  . . .

Is America in decline?
Alan Caruba
October 28, 2014

In case you have had the feeling that America is in decline and will make way for a new superpower, you may be right. At least you're right if you agree with . . .

Passionate about conservatism
Alan Caruba
October 27, 2014

We conservatives tend to be rather low key when it comes to expressing our commitment to conservative values. We are all about the Constitution, small . . .

Obama's war on U.S. energy
Alan Caruba
October 26, 2014

September 19th was an anniversary you did not read or hear about in the nation's news media. It marked six years – 2008 – since the first permit . . .

Ebola! Ebola! Yawn
Alan Caruba
October 25, 2014

How is Ebola spread? Two ways; one, by letting anyone exposed to it in West Africa into America when they fly here and, two, by assuming that medical . . .

The Islamic madness persists
Alan Caruba
October 24, 2014

The lull in the coverage of all things Islamic was broken by two terrorist attacks in Canada, a reminder that so long as the world does not unite to destroy . . .

No Ebola panic despite media hysteria
Alan Caruba
October 23, 2014

One man has died of Ebola in the U.S. and he came here from Liberia. Two of the nurses that tended him are in intensive care and likely to survive. A third . . .

The "malaise" has returned
Alan Caruba
October 21, 2014

The joke is that Jimmy Carter is happy that Barack Obama has replaced him as the worst President of the modern era. It is a supreme irony that Obama's . . .

Democratic voting bloc-heads
Alan Caruba
October 20, 2014

As this is being written, Rasmussen Reports says that 48% of likely voters approve of President Obama's performance in office while 50% disapproved. Other . . .

An American decline that must be reversed
Alan Caruba
October 17, 2014

The tendency of pundits is to address the decline in American culture and traditional moral values. The concerns addressed include the rather sudden, but . . .

Politicizing a plague
Alan Caruba
October 16, 2014

If President Obama does not want the Ebola virus to kill Americans, why has his administration done nothing to restrict any flights from Liberia, Guinea, . . .

Climate change insanity
Alan Caruba
October 15, 2014

I went out for a walk today and enjoyed seeing how the autumn leaves are changing color because autumn, simply stated, is one of the four seasons that . . .

Abandoning Kurds and Jews
Alan Caruba
October 14, 2014

Watching the events affecting the Kurds in Kobani, Syria, under attack from the Islamic State (ISIS), it occurred to me that they have much in common with . . .

The Fourth Horseman has arrived
Alan Caruba
October 9, 2014

"I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the . . .

Desperate wildlife extinction claims are part of the warming hoax
Alan Caruba
October 8, 2014

One thing that those of us who have been longtime observers and debunkers of the lies surrounding global warming and/or climate change have noticed is that the  . . .

Obama wants Iran to have nukes
Alan Caruba
October 7, 2014

The President's lack of attention and indifference to years of intelligence reports and analysis is leading to a potential horror in which Iran fulfills its . . .

President Ebola
Alan Caruba
October 6, 2014

What does it tell you when Britain and France have stopped flights to and from the nations in Africa where Ebola has become a threat and the United States . . .

Celebrating Yom Kippur and survival
Alan Caruba
October 3, 2014

If you want to know the depth of Islamic intolerance and, indeed, hatred of other religions then all you need do is think back to October 6, 1973 when Egypt . . .

America's education battlefield
Alan Caruba
October 2, 2014

The 2010 introduction of Common Core, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in math and English language arts, . . .

The Syrian Rubics cube
Alan Caruba
September 30, 2014

One has to have some sympathy for those in the CIA or the White House folks charged with telling the President what has been going on in Syria since 2011 . . .

Goodbye, Eric Holder
Alan Caruba
September 26, 2014

In a nation where there is a scarcity of good news, hearing Eric Holder give a farewell speech upon his announcement that he will be leaving as the Attorney . . .

Obama's ignorance
Alan Caruba
September 24, 2014

From time to time I hear President Obama described as "an evil genius," but he is neither. He's not evil. He's something much worse. He is a fool who thinks . . .

Some useful FACTS about global warming and climate change
Alan Caruba
September 23, 2014

Thanks to Sunday's Climate March in New York and Tuesday's Climate Summit at the United Nations, Americans and others will have been deluged with the lies . . .

Blathering eco-intellectuals
Alan Caruba
September 22, 2014

I confess I have always been wary of intellectuals. They love arcane theories that often have little to do with real life and this is particularly true of . . .

Go away. Hillary
Alan Caruba
September 19, 2014

Other than earning her law degree, name one thing that Hillary Clinton has accomplished on her own. Her accomplishments – slim as they are – . . .

Arab Muslims suffer mentally and economically
Alan Caruba
September 18, 2014

"For years there has been a rising tide of Islamic radicalism, starting in the Middle East, providing a hospitable environment in which terrorism grew . . .

Our pathetic president
Alan Caruba
September 17, 2014

The first thing you need to keep in mind is that Syria and Iraq are now just lines on a map at this point. They don't exist as national states because the . . .

Liberated women and the traditional family
Alan Caruba
September 16, 2014

My generation, born in the late 1930s and the 1940s, has witnessed a dramatic change in the role and the rights of women in America. A significant result of . . .

The war neither Obama, nor any other nation wants to fight
Alan Caruba
September 15, 2014

Two trends have emerged since President Obama's September 10 speech regarding his intention to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State. One is the . . .

Islam is the face of evil (warning: graphic image)
Alan Caruba
September 13, 2014

"ISIS is not Islamic," said Barack Obama as he gave yet another vapid speech to say what he will or will not do next about the threat of Islam. What he . . .

Those 9/11 terror attack predictions
Alan Caruba
September 11, 2014

As we close in on the 13th anniversary of the infamous 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, the media is full of predictions about attacks that . . .

Obama and Arabs find a common enemy--the Islamic State
Alan Caruba
September 10, 2014

Given all the mutations that the Middle East has gone through thanks to the emergence of al Qaeda during the resistance to the Soviet takeover of . . .

What "international community" is Obama talking about?
Alan Caruba
September 9, 2014

The U.S. and Iran have been adversaries since 1979 when it seized our diplomats and held them for 444 days. In the wake of the Cold War, Russia has assisted . . .

An economist's bad climate advice
Alan Caruba
September 8, 2014

If I need my car repaired, I do not take it to a dentist. If I am seeking advice about the climate I check out what climatologists and meteorologists are . . .

Is a gay football player news?
Alan Caruba
September 6, 2014

Michael Sam, the first openly gay athlete drafted into the National Football League, did not make the cut with the St. Louis Rams after it trimmed its roster . . .

U.S. no longer has influence in the Middle East
Alan Caruba
September 4, 2014

The rise of the Sunni Islamic State (ISIS) and its barbarity may be news to the West, but it is a very old story in the Middle East. Briefly stated, the . . .

War as a fact of life
Alan Caruba
September 2, 2014

Younger generations can be forgiven if all they know of war is what they have learned in school or seen dramatized on film and television. For most . . .

Witnessing a failed presidency
Alan Caruba
September 1, 2014

When we elect someone – anyone – to the office of President, it is only natural that we attribute great political skills, intellect, and . . .

America, our debt-ridden nation
Alan Caruba
August 28, 2014

Let's look at just some of the latest news about the U.S. economy: # According to the Treasury Department's Bureau of Fiscal Services, the federal . . .

Common Core rapidly losing support
Alan Caruba
August 27, 2014

As their children either start or return to school, parents are naturally concerned about the quality of education they receive from kindergarten through . . .

What is the difference between the DNC and the CPUSA?
Alan Caruba
August 26, 2014

On the home page of the Communist Party USA it says "A better and peaceful world is possible – a world where people and nature come before profits. . . .

Freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion
Alan Caruba
August 25, 2014

The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution do not abandon religion, they embrace it. They do not, however, require that Americans believe in . . .

Big fat lies about fat
Alan Caruba
August 21, 2014

Americans are obsessed with fat; either with eating it or being it. We've been told that we're too fat and we're told that eating fat is bad for you.  . . .

Ferguson's old grievances
Alan Caruba
August 20, 2014

Ferguson, Missouri and its re-run of 1950s civil rights grievances has now achieved national stature with the dispatch of our black Attorney General, Eric . . .

Genocide! A Christian holocaust
Alan Caruba
August 19, 2014

Syrian victims of Islamic State slaughter In the last century and now this one, I have lived long enough to have been alive when the Nazis killed six . . .

Greens are the enemies of energy
Alan Caruba
August 18, 2014

Here in America and elsewhere around the world, Greens continue to war against any energy other than the "renewable" kind, wind and solar, that is more . . .

Victim mentality afflicts black Americans
Alan Caruba
August 15, 2014

Well, we now have another black riot to put in the books. This one, like the others, involve the death of a black American by a white police officer, but . . .

Jimmy Carter's love for terrorists
Alan Caruba
August 14, 2014

Jimmy Carter was elected President for one reason – Richard M. Nixon. The feeling in the nation was that the born-again Sunday school teacher and . . .

Iraq is an American war
Alan Caruba
August 12, 2014

Like many Americans I advocated ending our participation in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I was wrong. Being war-weary is no excuse for not realizing . . .

Please, Mr. President, stay on vacation
Alan Caruba
August 11, 2014

When the President spent three of a recent week's five working days fund raising for the Democratic Party people, even the press took notice. On August 9 he . . .

Spectacularly wrong
Alan Caruba
August 10, 2014

"A greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: assalaamu alaykum" The speaker had what one might imagine, given his background, a better . . .

A remarkable 37th president
Alan Caruba
August 8, 2014

Forty years ago, on August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned the office of President – the first and only President to do so. I was just into my thirties . . .

It's about the money, not the climate
Alan Caruba
August 7, 2014

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), the Irish poet and dramatist, wrote "Pray don't talk to me about the weather. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I . . .

Islamic slaughters and short memories
Alan Caruba
August 6, 2014

"We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical . . .

The news media now reports all weather as "extreme"
Alan Caruba
August 5, 2014

In a desperate effort to keep the global warming hoax alive even though it is now called "climate change," the meteorologically challenged print and . . .

Yes, sue our lawless president!
Alan Caruba
August 3, 2014

"Today, however, President Obama has taken the concept of discretion and so distorted it, and has taken the obligation of faithful enforcement and so . . .

The war on smoking (except maybe pot)
Alan Caruba
July 31, 2014

How obscene is it for a Florida jury to award $23.6 billion to the widow of a man who died of lung cancer in 1996? She sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company by . . .

The carbon TAX scam
Alan Caruba
July 30, 2014

In a recent appearance before a congressional committee, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told them that the agency's proposed sweeping carbon-regulation . . .

Israel's "disproportionate" self-defense
Alan Caruba
July 29, 2014

On Sunday, July 27, Eleanor Cliff, a member of The McLaughlin Group panel, referred to Israel's "disproportionate" response to the thousands of rockets and . . .

The next great war
Alan Caruba
July 27, 2014

In the July 24 edition of The Wall Street Journal there was a commentary, "Wanted: Converts to Judaism" by the chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary . . .

Should the government tell you what to eat?
Alan Caruba
July 25, 2014

Given the successive scandals and monster laws like Obamacare that have been imposed on Americans, the federal government's efforts to control and determine . . .

A great plan to replace the EPA
Alan Caruba
July 24, 2014

For years now I have been saying that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must be eliminated and its powers given to the fifty states, all of which . . .

The nexus of illegal drugs and illegal immigration
Alan Caruba
July 22, 2014

All manner of reasons are being offered to explain the influx of thousands of illegal aliens, not the least of which is President Obama's open invitation to . . .

The nemesis of Agenda21
Alan Caruba
July 21, 2014

Watching left-wing organizations lose their wits denouncing conservatives is always fun and particularly if you know one of their targets. In my case, that . . .

Obama encounters an apex of anger
Alan Caruba
July 20, 2014

Barack Obama has managed to do something one would hardly imagine a President could achieve by the midpoint of his second term. He has managed to anger most . . .

How "normal" is Bowe Bergdahl?
Alan Caruba
July 18, 2014

There are few military crimes worse than desertion to the enemy short of outright treason by giving them aid and comfort. So why is the U.S. Army . . .

Is criticizing Obama racist?
Alan Caruba
July 16, 2014

I predict that, as Obama's approval and popularity continues to decline, we will hear him and his soul mate, Attorney General Eric Holder, increasingly . . .

It's only a "war" if Israel defends itself
Alan Caruba
July 15, 2014

There are many reasons why Hamas, a terrorist organization according to the U.S. State Department, has increased its rocketing of Israel. And it is an . . .

Mexico is deliberately aiding illegal aliens
Alan Caruba
July 14, 2014

It no doubt strikes a lot of Americans as odd that a U.S. Marine reservist, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a 25 year old California native who had served two tours of . . .

How intelligent are Americans?
Alan Caruba
July 10, 2014

The segments when Jay Leno would take to the street to ask Americans questions about things that one would expect them to know and those when Jesse Watters . . .

The idiocy of "environmental justice"
Alan Caruba
July 9, 2014

A news item in late June caught my eye. It was in the Washington Free Beacon and the headline was "EPA spends $1.6 million on hotel for 'Environmental Justice' . . .

Forget Iraq
Alan Caruba
July 7, 2014

Having contributed to the situation that has destroyed Iraq as a nation by withdrawing all U.S. troops, President Obama now wants to throw $500 million at . . .

International climate skeptics gather in Las Vegas
Alan Caruba
July 6, 2014

From July 7 to 9, the ninth International Conference on Climate Change will convene in Las Vegas in a dramatic demonstration that "global warming" was a . . .

What has happened to protests in America?
Alan Caruba
July 3, 2014

The U.S. began with protests that evolved into a full scale rebellion we call the Revolution. Throughout our history, there have been many protests and . . .

When the world goes crazy it first kills Jews
Alan Caruba
July 2, 2014

Consider this, if there had been a state of Israel in the 1930s, many more European Jews would have been able to escape the fate that consumed six million . . .

What economic recovery?
Alan Caruba
June 30, 2014

You have to know that the Obama administration has run out of excuses for destroying the U.S. economy when it starts to blame it on the weather.  . . .

James Madison: the indispensable founder
Alan Caruba
June 26, 2014

"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the . . .

The Obama presidency implodes
Alan Caruba
June 25, 2014

The first time I heard the term "military advisors" it was being used by John F. Kennedy and they were being sent to South Vietnam. A strong anti-communist, . . .

Fifty years later, being black in America
Alan Caruba
June 24, 2014

Fifty years ago, 1964, the civil rights movement that had begun in the 1950s achieved its goal with the Civil Rights Act and a year later with the Voting . . .

Saddam, the good old days
Alan Caruba
June 23, 2014

I know it's a terrible thing to say, but sometimes I miss Saddam Hussein. Yes, he was a cruel despot. Between September 1980 and July 1988 he pursued an . . .

The EPA is America's other enemy
Alan Caruba
June 19, 2014

While our attention is focused on events in the Middle East, a domestic enemy of the nation is doing everything in its power to kill the provision of . . .

Obama talks climate change while Iraq implodes
Alan Caruba
June 18, 2014

It is depressing beyond words that we will have to endure two and a half more years of an endless stream of lies about climate change from President Obama.  . . .

Iraq agonistes
Alan Caruba
June 16, 2014

I remember how the Vietnam War seemed to drag on for years without resolution, from Lyndon Johnson's initial expansion in 1964, after he was elected in his . . .

President Chris Christie?
Alan Caruba
June 13, 2014

A fatal crash on the George Washington Bridge this morning caused major backups, trapping commuters for up to three hours and stalling traffic back to the . . .

"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall"
Alan Caruba
June 11, 2014

On June 12, 1987, the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, speaking in Berlin, said, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." It fell in 1989 and, in . . .

An increased minimum wage equals greater unemployment
Alan Caruba
June 10, 2014

It's June, a month famed for marriages, but it is likely to be remembered for the high rate of teen unemployment which has been soaring for a long time. By . . .

No, Obama is not above the law
Alan Caruba
June 8, 2014

It was hard enough trying to keep up with the revelations of various scandals that have been the product of the Obama administration, but now into the second . . .

Obama must go! (But he won't)
Alan Caruba
June 7, 2014

Given the collective anger over the exchange of five Taliban commanders for what appears to be a U.S. Army deserter, combined with the anger from the . . .

Can the Tea Party take over the GOP?
Alan Caruba
June 5, 2014

"Republicans never, ever win the presidency unless they nationalize the election by campaigning on a conservative agenda – drawing a sharp contrast . . .

Will the midterm elections repeat history?
Alan Caruba
June 3, 2014

As Americans go to the polls in primary elections to select the candidates that will run in November, the question is how many Tea Party candidates will be . . .

Predicting the weather? The climate? You're kidding, right?
Alan Caruba
June 2, 2014

With some of the most sophisticated computers and satellites at its disposal, the U.S. Weather Service cannot tell you with any certainty what the weather . . .

The regulatory death of energy in America
Alan Caruba
May 30, 2014

Before President Obama took office in 2009, the amount of electricity being produced by coal-fired utilities was approximately fifty percent of the total. . . .

America's highest ranked climate charlatans: Obama and Kerry
Alan Caruba
May 27, 2014

John Kerry, our Secretary of State, continues to provide reasons to believe he is either too stupid to hold such a high position or too willing to tell lies . . .

Scandal exhaustion
Alan Caruba
May 26, 2014

Listening to President Obama respond on May 21 to the latest scandal regarding something about which he knew and did nothing – the mess at the . . .

The slow, sure death of "climate change" lies
Alan Caruba
May 22, 2014

Even though President Obama continues to lie about "climate change" and employs the many elements of the federal government to repeat those lies, this huge . . .

Obamacare will kill far more than the VA scandal
Alan Caruba
May 21, 2014

The news that some forty veterans died whlle waiting to receive care from a Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital – care that was denied because of . . .

Time for the states to take back their land from the feds
Alan Caruba
May 19, 2014

According to a 2012 report by the Federal Research Service, "The federal government owns roughly 635-640 million acres, 28% of the 2.27 billion acres of . . .

It's a very complex world
Alan Caruba
May 17, 2014

In the 1980s I devoted a lot of effort to debunking a torrent of Green lies about pesticides and herbicides. This was before the Greens latched onto "global . . .

Surviving Obama
Alan Caruba
May 15, 2014

In many ways, the November midterm elections are about surviving Barack Hussein Obama, the worst President this nation has ever had the misfortune of . . .

A call for anarchy, not patriotism on May 16
Alan Caruba
May 13, 2014

The Constitution grants Americans the right to assemble for the redress of grievances. It does NOT permit the seizure of federal buildings or of elected and . . .

The real state of the economy--not Obama's lies
Alan Caruba
May 12, 2014

My Father was a Certified Public Accountant and so is my older brother, now comfortably retired in Florida. I tell you this because I would be hard-pressed . . .

Downsizing Australia's government and repealing green laws
Alan Caruba
May 8, 2014

Try to imagine a commission of the U.S. government recommending that it get rid of the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, . . .

The assault on free speech
Alan Caruba
May 6, 2014

We have been witnessing a growing assault on free speech in America by the Left and too often it is succeeding. The demand by members of the Rutgers . . .

The view from the bottom
Alan Caruba
May 5, 2014

It tells you everything you need to know about the utter contempt those in the White House and the circles of power that the announcement of 0.01% economic . . .

Depends when you were born
Alan Caruba
May 1, 2014

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and . . .

Much ado about the Ukraine
Alan Caruba
April 30, 2014

Events in the Ukraine are now big headlines and the topic of a torrent of commentaries by experts on Russia, the European Union, NATO and related subjects. . . .

Holocaust memorial day and the pathetic Palestinians
Alan Caruba
April 28, 2014

"The demands, conditions, stipulations, and decisions pouring out of Mahmoud Abbas's office in the last month or so have persuaded everyone concerned that . . .

Common Core and Communism
Alan Caruba
April 25, 2014

"A lie told often enough becomes the truth," said Vladimir Lenin who led the revolution that imposed Communism on Russia. When he wrote, 'Mein Kampf,' . . .

Obama's Muslim Brotherhood agenda
Alan Caruba
April 24, 2014

It is a task just to keep up with the conflicts dividing America, so it is no surprise that many Americans are unsure of what occurred during the "Arab . . .

It's hard being a black conservative
Alan Caruba
April 23, 2014

"We're not being governed. We're being ruled by incompetence." It is refreshing to read a book that reflects one's own views and "Guardian of the Republic" . . .

Obama's war on U.S. energy
Alan Caruba
April 21, 2014

A nation without adequate energy production is a nation in decline and that has been the President's agenda since the day he took office in 2009. He even . . .

Try to ignore Earth Day
Alan Caruba
April 20, 2014

Try to ignore Earth Day, April 22. It won't be easy. The print and broadcast media will engage in an orgy of environmental tall tales and the usual end-of . . .

Christianity in troubled times
Alan Caruba
April 19, 2014

The vast ignorance of American history by far too many Americans is perhaps demonstrated in the failure to understand that it was the free practice of their . . .

Declaring war on Americans
Alan Caruba
April 17, 2014

You have to be extremely stupid to send a couple of hundred armed government agents to confiscate some bullheaded rancher's cattle without contemplating how . . .

America loves booze and pot
Alan Caruba
April 16, 2014

In 1919 the eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale or transportation of "intoxicating liquors" in the United States and . . .

Starting holy week with murders
Alan Caruba
April 15, 2014

There's something very sad about the murders in Kansas City that began the holy week for Jews – Passover – and the forthcoming Easter for Christians . . .

The war within the GOP
Alan Caruba
April 14, 2014

I started out a Democrat because my parents were Democrats. When I was old enough to conclude that the Democratic Party was so socialist I could not remain . . .

Celebrating Passover and survival
Alan Caruba
April 11, 2014

At sundown on Monday, April 14, Jews around the world will celebrate Passover with the traditional Seder dinner. Passover is about the exodus from Egypt and . . .

America's suicide pact with communism
Alan Caruba
April 10, 2014

It was a Founder and our second President, John Adams, who said "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to . . .

Is lying about climate change okay?
Alan Caruba
April 9, 2014

Those of us who have chronicled the global warming hoax, now called "climate change," know that it is based on decades of lies about carbon dioxide and . . .

Gay intolerance versus corporate integrity
Alan Caruba
April 8, 2014

I am going to draw on decades of having been a public relations counselor to corporations and other organizations for some thoughts about the resignation of . . .

Americans are drowning in lies
Alan Caruba
April 4, 2014

In the April 1st edition of The Wall Street Journal, an editorial took note of President Obama's announcement the previous day that sign-ups for Obamacare . . .

Hard times that need hard answers
Alan Caruba
April 3, 2014

I am paying more for everything these days and this is brought home to me every time I go to the supermarket and contemplate buying anything from an avocado . . .

Scaring the world about its climate
Alan Caruba
April 1, 2014

Ever since the creation in 1988 of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it has engaged in the greatest hoax of modern times, releasing . . .

Obamacare is an American catastrophe
Alan Caruba
March 31, 2014

If you type in "Obamacare" on Wikipedia you will discover 25,500,000 links. That's a lot of news coverage and related commentary about the Affordable Care . . .

A history of the disastrous global warming hoax
Alan Caruba
March 28, 2014

"It is the greatest deception in history and the extent of the damage has yet to be exposed and measured," says Dr. Tim Ball in his new book, "The . . .

The White House is defeating the U.S. military
Alan Caruba
March 27, 2014

I began March with a look at the way President Obama is undermining the U.S. military and did not think I would have to return to this topic for a while. I . . .

Is Obama stupid?
Alan Caruba
March 25, 2014

No one gets elected President by being stupid, unless of course the election is stolen in cities controlled by the Democratic Party, but one must also factor in . . .

The green scam of "endangered species"
Alan Caruba
March 24, 2014

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal took note of what has occurred since the 1990s when some three dozen gray wolves were captured in Canada and . . .

Why government does not function
Alan Caruba
March 23, 2014

Do you have the feeling that we no longer have government from the federal to the local level that is able to function because of vast volumes of laws and . . .

Solar and wind power losing worldwide support
Alan Caruba
March 22, 2014

In his state of the union speech in January President Obama claimed that the U.S. was closer to "energy independence" than ever. He was referring to solar . . .

The path to war
Alan Caruba
March 20, 2014

Having lived through the long Cold War with the former Soviet Union, including the Cuban Missile crisis, my thoughts over those years were that their . . .

America spirals down the socialist sinkhole
Alan Caruba
March 18, 2014

America for its first century and a quarter was home to a capitalist system and philosophy that took it from a largely agricultural economy to one that saw . . .

U.S. energy, the Ukraine, and Russia
Alan Caruba
March 17, 2014

The Ukraine came apart when a protest against its president forced him to flee to Russia. The issue was whether the Ukraine would be allied with Russia or . . .

Relentless global warming "scientists" continue their scams
Alan Caruba
March 14, 2014

Despite the growing worldwide recognition that global warming – now called climate change – is a hoax and that the Earth has been in a cooling . . .

The Palestinians' real enemies
Alan Caruba
March 13, 2014

As the crisis in Ukraine unfolded, President Obama met with Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel while John Kerry, the Secretary of State, . . .

Straw votes and real votes
Alan Caruba
March 11, 2014

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is over after three days of speakers and seminars. It drew a huge crowd of mostly younger voters, many . . .

Some very good news about Americans
Alan Caruba
March 9, 2014

We are all besieged daily by bad news. It is easy to become depressed about the present state of the nation, but there is some very good news as well.  . . .

EPA attacks prospect of world's largest copper mine
Alan Caruba
March 6, 2014

I could write every day about some new obscene Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) effort to thwart energy the nation needs, forcing the shutdown more coal . . .

Putin's folly
Alan Caruba
March 5, 2014

Photos of Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, often show him shirtless, riding a horse, shooting, catching large fish, and close to wild animals. It is the . . .

Destroying the U.S. military
Alan Caruba
March 3, 2014

It tells you everything you need to know about the idiots running this country. As the Russians were invading Ukraine, our Secretary of Defense was . . .

The progressive destruction of the U.S.
Alan Caruba
March 2, 2014

Barack Obama is the final piece of the map in the progressive movement's century of steady destruction of the U.S. dollar, income taxation, and massive, . . .

Keystone XL is proof Obama opposes U.S. economic growth
Alan Caruba
February 28, 2014

It's taken nearly five years, but Americans are finally aware that President Obama is opposed to anything that contributes to the economic growth of the . . .

Stupid, evil or both?
Alan Caruba
February 26, 2014

For a long time now I have been trying to determine whether the Obama administration is stupid, evil or both. In addition to its long list of scandals, its . . .

Voter's remorse over Obama
Alan Caruba
February 25, 2014

I don't recall when I first wrote about Obama telling lies, but it surely must have been early in his first term, if not even earlier in the 2008 campaign. . . .

Greens exploit widespread science ignorance
Alan Caruba
February 24, 2014

I frequently have to tell people that I am a science writer, not a scientist. The only science course I took in college was zoology and I passed it only . . .

Pardon my paranoia
Alan Caruba
February 23, 2014

An organization, Patriots for America, is calling for millions of Americans to descend on Washington, D.C on May 16 for Operation American Spring whose . . .

The world's volcanic past and future
Alan Caruba
February 20, 2014

While Americans coped with massive snowfalls in the South, Midwest and Northeast, a dramatic volcanic eruption occurred on February 13th in Indonesia when . . .

Obama wants to waste a billion on "climate change"
Alan Caruba
February 19, 2014

Barack Obama will be remembered for many things during his two terms in office, but high on the list, right after lying to everyone about everything, will . . .

Hollywood rediscovers the Bible
Alan Caruba
February 17, 2014

When I was growing up in the 1950s there were two blockbusters, "The Ten Commandments" and "Ben-Hur." Together they pulled in $1.795 billion in adjusted . . .

Celebrate Valentine's Day and monogamy
Alan Caruba
February 14, 2014

A great marriage is a marvelous and mysterious thing. My parents celebrated 64 years of marriage together until my Father passed away. Even into his 90s, he . . .

Too much snow and ice
Alan Caruba
February 13, 2014

From 1955 until I graduated in 1959, I was a student at the University of Miami. Those were halcyon years for me, enhanced by Florida's famed bounty of . . .

Obama is becoming public enemy number one
Alan Caruba
February 11, 2014

America has arrived at a point at which it has never been in its 226 years of existence since the Constitution became effective in 1788. It has a President . . .

There is no global warming and will be none for decades
Alan Caruba
February 10, 2014

I recently received an unsigned email about my Sierra Club commentary in which I pointed out that it opposes traditional forms of energy and made a passing . . .

Hating all infidels
Alan Caruba
February 7, 2014

What does it say about Islam that both the Super Bowl in America and the winter Olympics in Russia require massive security against an attack by jihadists?  . . .

The gay attack on American values
Alan Caruba
February 6, 2014

In societies around the world, homosexuals encounter not just resistance, but the threat of death for their sexual orientation. In the West we regard this . . .

Israel watchful in midst of Mideast unrest
Alan Caruba
February 4, 2014

While Syria remains in turmoil, Iraq is afflicted with bombings, and Egypt addresses terrorism in its cities and the Sinai desert, Israel is an oasis of . . .

The Sierra Club hates energy
Alan Caruba
February 3, 2014

If I told you that you should hate coal, oil and natural gas, you might think I was crazy and you would be right. Everything we do involves these three . . .

Americans are losing their freedom
Alan Caruba
February 2, 2014

February 1st was National Freedom Day. It commemorates Lincoln's signing of the House and Senate resolution that later became the 13th Amendment. Lincoln . . .

Another environmental lie exposed: bees are thriving
Alan Caruba
January 30, 2014

I cannot say it strong enough. Do not believe the lies that environmental groups, particularly those that receive millions from liberal foundations and from . . .

I am afraid of my government
Alan Caruba
January 29, 2014

I came into this world when Franklin D. Roosevelt was President and I have never been afraid of my government until now. I am not alone. A consistent and . . .

A very cold reality
Alan Caruba
January 27, 2014

It's not as if those in the Northeast have not experienced bone-chilling cold or that it is predicted to extend from the Midwest down into our southern . . .

Why the U.S. has been losing wars
Alan Caruba
January 26, 2014

It is typical of the media that it concentrated on a few observations of Obama when reporting on Robert M. Gates new book, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at . . .

The endangered animal act of futility
Alan Caruba
January 24, 2014

David W. Snook, 57, of Bridgewater, New Jersey died on Wednesday, January 15, when two deer leaped into the path of his Dodge Ram on Route 206. One of them . . .

The EPA's agenda: undermine capitalism and America
Alan Caruba
January 23, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency has been in a full assault on the U.S. economy since the 1980s when the global warming hoax was initiated. It has been . . .

Obama's State of the Union speech will be all lies
Alan Caruba
January 22, 2014

On January 28, the President of the United States will stand before a joint session of Congress and lie to them and to all Americans. The mainstream . . .

Obama's war on U.S. energy
Alan Caruba
January 20, 2014

There is no reason for the U.S. to be in such a slow recovery from the financial crisis of 2008. If President Obama would get out of the way, our national . . .

Women voters this year and beyond
Alan Caruba
January 18, 2014

Men when in the company of other men have no hesitancy to admit they have no idea why women are so different in so many ways. Well, viva the difference, . . .

Harry Reid is killing the Senate
Alan Caruba
January 16, 2014

In his 2005 book, "The Most Exclusive Club: A History of the Modern United States Senate," Lewis L. Gould began by noting that the Senate was intended "to . . .

Blueprint for tyranny
Alan Caruba
January 14, 2014

There are lots of Americans who, after the first five years of living under the governance of Barack Hussein Obama, have concluded that, among his most . . .

America's unemployment sinkhole
Alan Caruba
January 13, 2014

A President who thinks that extending unemployment compensation "creates jobs" is so out of touch with reality that it should come as no surprise that Obama . . .

The GOP needs major PR
Alan Caruba
January 9, 2014

As someone who started out his career as a newspaper reporter and editor, discovering that those in public relations pitching their stories were making much . . .

Kerry's looney diplomatic agenda
Alan Caruba
January 7, 2014

As far as Secretary of State John Kerry is concerned, the greatest threat to the Earth is "climate change." That is his view as well of the Obama . . .

The United Nations cesspool
Alan Caruba
January 6, 2014

I don't write much about the United Nations because it is everything that it is not supposed to be. It's supposed to be devoted to human rights and other . . .

The Guardian slams funding of anti-global warming groups
Alan Caruba
January 3, 2014

The Guardian, a London-based daily newspaper, has been a leading advocate of the global warming theory – now called climate change – and its . . .

Obama's 2014 big lie: income inequality
Alan Caruba
January 1, 2014

As the liberal disaster called Obamacare unfolds, President Barack Obama is already embarked on his next Big Lie: income inequality. It's useful to visit . . .

Democratic Party panic
Alan Caruba
December 31, 2013

On December 28th, the Democratic National Committee sent an email to "Obama for America" supporters. The subject line was "Impeachment." "What do these . . .

Looking into my 2014 crystal ball
Alan Caruba
December 30, 2013

Pundits are expected to make predictions for the year ahead and far be it for me to avoid what, generally speaking, depends on who is making them. Major . . .

Reporters hit a White House stone wall
Alan Caruba
December 27, 2013

Obama's promise to lead an open and transparent administration has become an "albatross" according to a Dec 24 analysis by Josh Gerstein. As . . .

Leaving Afghanistan
Alan Caruba
December 25, 2013

On December 31, the United States is slated to begin removing its troops from Afghanistan. They have been there since shortly after 9/11 in 2001. At this . . .

Obama must be forced to resign
Alan Caruba
December 23, 2013

A December 17 Reuters article was titled "Obama's Current Approval Rating Is The Ugliest Since Nixon." "President Barack Obama is ending his fifth year . . .

America, a Christian nation
Alan Caruba
December 20, 2013

It is a great regret that arrogant atheists attack Christmas at this time of year and that too many institutions from schools to stores feel intimidated . . .

Obama's war on America's energy needs
Alan Caruba
December 19, 2013

The Obama administration's relentless war on the nation's coal industry and on the electrical power generation plants that depend upon it is one aspect of his . . .

Asian trade treaty will destroy America
Alan Caruba
December 17, 2013

In the same way Obamacare was foisted on America by creating a 2,000-page law that Democrats in Congress never even bothered to read, a new treaty about trade . . .

The financial collapse of America
Alan Caruba
December 16, 2013

"The United States is in very deep trouble. First, the concept of repaying $16.7 trillion in debt is not even a remote possibility over the next 100 years, . . .

Politically correct is political ignorance
Alan Caruba
December 12, 2013

Americans are inclined to believe that, with the collapse of the former Soviet Union, the Cold War from 1945 to 1991 was over. In fact, that war of . . .

Obama's moment of truth---about his lies
Alan Caruba
December 11, 2013

I think the bulk of the U.S. population, particularly likely voters in 2014, have reached the point where they no longer believe anything President Obama . . .

Obama morphs Mandela
Alan Caruba
December 10, 2013

It will be difficult for Obama to be the center of attention when he attends the memorial of Nelson Mandela. Former Presidents Clinton and Bush will be . . .

Iran is now Obama's BFF
Alan Caruba
December 8, 2013

News about events in Syria took a nosedive the moment the Russians stepped in to take on the job of destroying Bashar Assad's arsenal of poison gas. It's not as . . .

Living on the edge of a volcano
Alan Caruba
December 7, 2013

Living on planet Earth these days is much like living on the edge of a volcano that can erupt at any time and which rumbles ominously all the time. After . . .

You want fries with that?
Alan Caruba
December 5, 2013

On Thursday, Dec 5, there will be protests in more than a hundred cities across the nation directed at fast food chains, demanding an increase of the . . .

From prohibition to Obamacare
Alan Caruba
December 3, 2013

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under . . .

Violence is very human
Alan Caruba
December 2, 2013

The "knockout game" is in the news these days along with much discussion of bullying. Football is a game of violence with rules in which players frequently . . .

The Macy's parade and Obamacare
Alan Caruba
November 29, 2013

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is an extraordinary logistical achievement when you consider how many bands are involved, how long it must take to make . . .

Alan Caruba
November 28, 2013

On Thanksgiving 2013, it may seem that the nation has little to be thankful for, but if you pull back from the headlines and other news, it is clear that . . .

The UN global warming hoax is slowly dying
Alan Caruba
November 27, 2013

In 2007 Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner was interviewed on the subject of sea levels. He is the head of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics department at Stockholm . . .

China! China! China!
Alan Caruba
November 25, 2013

"Doom is one of the oldest stories of mankind," says Josef Joffe in his excellent new book, "The Myth of America's Decline: Politics, Economics, and a Half . . .

Myth and reality surround Kennedy
Alan Caruba
November 21, 2013

I was in the Miami, Florida office of a human relations organization when someone burst in to say that President John F. Kennedy had been shot in Dallas, . . .

John Kerry: a world class doofus
Alan Caruba
November 20, 2013

Recently, in the wake of another diplomatic disaster for the Obama regime, Secretary of State John Kerry said, "We are not blind and I don't think we're . . .

The free pass has expired
Alan Caruba
November 19, 2013

A news report about Oprah Winfrey said she "is going around the world telling everyone that Americans are racist while she promotes her new film." She "has . . .

Is Obama brilliant or stupid?
Alan Caruba
November 18, 2013

The debate that is constantly swirling around the Internet's many websites and blogs is whether Barack Obama is brilliant or stupid? Like most of the nation . . .

It's not just winter, it's a new ice age
Alan Caruba
November 16, 2013

When you consider that a bunch of global warming propagandists, the 19th Conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, to reduce "greenhouse . . .

The food fear-mongers
Alan Caruba
November 14, 2013

I recently read somewhere that there are so many laws and regulations on the books of federal and state governments that we are all breaking a law at some . . .

The Palestinians have always avoided statehood
Alan Caruba
November 12, 2013

The former Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir, once said, "We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to . . .

Grounds for impeachment
Alan Caruba
November 11, 2013

I am beginning to think that, short of Obama being videotaped murdering a Fox News reporter on the east lawn of the White House, he will not be impeached.  . . .

Picking through the political detritus
Alan Caruba
November 8, 2013

The outcomes of elections allows us to pick through the detritus in an effort to "make sense" of the choices voters made. I will begin with a prediction . . .

Obama's executive order on climate
Alan Caruba
November 6, 2013

On the surface, it might seem to make sense for the President to want to "do something" about climate events such as hurricanes, but there have always been . . .

Stabbing Israel in the back
Alan Caruba
November 5, 2013

If Barack Obama told me "I have your back," I would spend a lot of time looking over my shoulder. His promises to Israel are dirt, worthless, and . . .

There's nothing new about a deeply divided nation
Alan Caruba
November 1, 2013

The polls and the pundits tell us that the people of the United States of America are deeply divided politically and they're right. A bit of history . . .

My advice to Californians: get out now
Alan Caruba
October 31, 2013

If you live in California, I have a bit of advice. Get out now while you can afford the gas to load up the van and head north or east. You won't be alone.  . . .

The environmental enemies of energy
Alan Caruba
October 30, 2013

While Americans grapple with the Obamacare debacle and 90 million are officially unemployed according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is another threat . . .

Rules for spies
Alan Caruba
October 29, 2013

With all the dramatics by Germany, Argentina, and the leaders of other nations protesting that the National Security Agency is spying on them, the experts . . .

Same-sex marriage is an oxymoron
Alan Caruba
October 28, 2013

"Oxymoron: A figure of speech in which antithetical incongruous terms are combined, as in a deafening silence or a mournful optimist; pointedly foolish." &ndash . . .

Watching Islam change
Alan Caruba
October 25, 2013

I find it difficult to believe that more than a billion Muslims approve of the constant attacks in the name of Islam that kill Christians, Jews, Hindus, . . .

Obama's legacy is failure
Alan Caruba
October 24, 2013

No need to wait around three years and beyond to know what Barack Obama's "legacy" will be. It will be failure. Few, if any, presidents have demonstrated his . . .

Predicting America's future
Alan Caruba
October 23, 2013

One of the great parlor games of pundits, politicians, journalists, and just about everyone else is predicting the future. There's a wonderful book, "The . . .

The press endures Obama's unrequited love
Alan Caruba
October 21, 2013

Some years ago Bernard Goldberg wrote a book, "A Slobbering Love Affair With Obama," about the way the press treated his 2008-9 campaign and election as . . .

Get used to it
Alan Caruba
October 19, 2013

Oh, what a relief! Now we know that the government will be funded through January 15 and that we can wait until February 7 to fight the debt ceiling battle . . .

A criminal enterprise called the Democratic Party
Alan Caruba
October 17, 2013

I've read about this in history books. It's what happened to the Weimar Republic in Germany when its currency collapsed and anarchy followed. The result was . . .

Too much illegal immigration
Alan Caruba
October 15, 2013

Like many members of my generation, I would not be an American if my Italian and Russian grandparents had not got on the boat and came here. We are fond of . . .

Who is Heather Zichal?
Alan Caruba
October 14, 2013

The news on Monday, October 7th, included a notice that Heather Zichal would be leaving her White House job as Obama's "top adviser on environmental and . . .

We need zero tolerance for "zero tolerance"
Alan Caruba
October 13, 2013

When I was a youngster a prize possession of every boy was a set of toy cowboy six-shooters and, if you were especially blessed, a belt and holsters as well . . .

Win some, lose some
Alan Caruba
October 12, 2013

Here are some of the links on the Friday, October 11 Drudge . . .

Mr. President, tear down this barricade!
Alan Caruba
October 10, 2013

Ronald Reagan made a lot of history as President, but when he stood before the Brandenburg Gate not far from the Berlin Wall that divided the city and said, . . .

What if? A guide to conspiracy theories
Alan Caruba
October 8, 2013

When I was a rookie reporter, an editor said, "If your mother says she loves you, check it out." It captures the spirit of skepticism that journalists need if . . .

The face of tyranny
Alan Caruba
October 6, 2013

The history of civilization dating back some five millennia is one of unrelenting tyranny, rapaciousness, arrogance, and stupidity. The players and the places . . .

Verbatim "climate" journalism
Alan Caruba
October 5, 2013

On September 27 I was reading my Wall Street Journal as usual when I turned the page to read the following headline: "U.N. Affirms Human Role in Global . . .

Russia busts Greenpeace
Alan Caruba
October 3, 2013

I must confess I had a moment of schadenfreud – taking pleasure in another's misfortune – when I read that, in late September, the Russians had . . .

An obstinate Senate
Alan Caruba
October 2, 2013

Congress was not designed to operate in this fashion. In practice, the Senate is supposed to conference with the House to arrive at a compromise . . .

Are Americans stupid?
Alan Caruba
October 1, 2013

On the conservative side of the political spectrum, we frequently refer to liberals as "low information voters," a nice way of saying they are stupid. From . . .

A very angry America
Alan Caruba
September 30, 2013

I have been trying to remember when there was so much anger between the Democrats and Republicans. Or maybe I should say between liberals and conservatives? . . .

The government's endless orgy of spending
Alan Caruba
September 28, 2013

I frequently marvel that a loon like Nancy Pelosi could have become Speaker of the House and is currently the House minority leader. Recently she said, "The . . .

The Cruz crusade
Alan Caruba
September 26, 2013

Back in May, in a commentary titled "Ted Cruz for President," I took note of the reasons why he would be eligible to run for President in 2016, citing the . . .

A useless Obama addresses the useless United Nations
Alan Caruba
September 25, 2013

I don't know who looked more pathetic when President Obama addressed the United Nations Assembly on Tuesday; him or the assembled ambassadors, many from . . .

Obama's beached whale
Alan Caruba
September 23, 2013

Obamacare – the Affordable Care Act – will not be defunded and the government will not be shut down. Obamacare is a putrefying beached whale, . . .

Global warming: The BIGGEST LIE exposed
Alan Caruba
September 22, 2013

I will never understand the kind of thinking behind a lie so big that it became an international fraud and swindle. I cannot understand why an international . . .

Turning smokers into criminals
Alan Caruba
September 20, 2013

America is filled with groups of people clamoring for their "rights" or claiming they are being discriminated against. One group, however, has been successfully . . .

A gun in your hand is still the best protection
Alan Caruba
September 19, 2013

Here's an excerpt from Steven Goddard's excellent blog, Real Science: "Navy Issues Security Clearances To Delusional Paranoiacs With Multiple Gun Arrests . . .

The EPA's war on America
Alan Caruba
September 18, 2013

Among the targets to disable an enemy's ability to wage war is their energy infrastructure. The destruction of the utilities that provide electricity or its . . .

Why we will not invade Syria
Alan Caruba
September 16, 2013

All the recent talk about a proposed and then-delayed attack on Basher Assad's Syria has not included our recent experience in Iraq. We invaded in 2003 and . . .

My Cold War and now yours
Alan Caruba
September 15, 2013

I spent the better part of my life during the Cold War that began at the end of World War Two in 1945 and did not end until the collapse of the Soviet Union . . .

The ethanol debacle
Alan Caruba
September 13, 2013

The government mandated blend of ethanol in every gallon of gasoline is a full-fledged disaster and neither Congress, nor the Environmental Protection Agency . . .

There is no Plan B
Alan Caruba
September 12, 2013

J.R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit, wrote that "It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him." The current . . .

The Million Muslim March on 9/11
Alan Caruba
September 10, 2013

There is more than a little irony that September 11th is designated Patriot Day when the Obama administration has made it clear what it really thinks of . . .

The curse of liberalism
Alan Caruba
September 9, 2013

"Liberalism has become an ugly blend of sanctimony, self-interest, and social connections," writes Fred Seigel whose credentials include being a senior . . .

The Middle East's peace of the grave
Alan Caruba
September 7, 2013

After both great wars of the last century nations got together to create organizations that would ensure that large conflicts would not occur again.  . . .

Why Syria?
Alan Caruba
September 5, 2013

Conservatives are asking themselves why liberals, so opposed to Bush's war against Iraq and its dictator, Saddam Hussein, are so hell bent to get into a war . . .

The Arabs are the new Jews
Alan Caruba
September 3, 2013

The debate about whether or when to inflict some "punishment" on Syria's Bashar al-Assad put me in mind of the run-up to World War II when the U.S. State . . .

The incredible shrinking president
Alan Caruba
September 2, 2013

In 1981 Lily Tomlin starred in a film, "The Incredible Shrinking Woman," and it seems to me that Barack Obama is starring in the 2013 sequel, "The . . .

The Syrian scenario
Alan Caruba
August 31, 2013

Arabs are particularly fond of dates with historical or religious significance. Recall the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the fourth Arab-Israeli war led by a . . .

An unconstitutional military strike
Alan Caruba
August 29, 2013

I don't know why the White House doesn't just send Syria's Bashar al-Assad a map of where it intends to attack with Tomahawk and other missiles. The bottom . . .

Cold War lessons
Alan Caruba
August 27, 2013

Some very interesting realignments are taking place in the world, often between nations one would think have little in common. The threat of fanatical Islam . . .

Why the GOP lost and how it can win
Alan Caruba
August 26, 2013

Throughout the 2012 political campaign, I was nagged by the feeling that Mitt Romney was "too nice" and said so, despite having supported him during the . . .

I am tired of being called a white racist
Alan Caruba
August 23, 2013

I don't know when it occurred to me that I had gone from having shaken hands with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to being called a white racist, but apparently . . .

I've got the Obama blues
Alan Caruba
August 21, 2013

I have a case of the Obama blues, a nagging depression that is exacerbated daily by having to listen to the endless lies he tells about everything when he . . .

Obama is denying energy independence to America
Alan Caruba
August 20, 2013

Watching the events unfold in the Middle East, it occurred to me that, if we had a president who had even the slightest grasp of energy facts, we could be . . .

Egypt's Islamic chaos, America's Islamic threat
Alan Caruba
August 19, 2013

The President who, in 2009, said he thought it unseemly to "meddle" in the affairs of Iran when protesters against its regime were being shot dead in the . . .

It's not your father's Republican Party anymore
Alan Caruba
August 14, 2013

I went out into the rain on Tuesday to vote in the special primary election for the candidates who will oppose one another in November to be New Jersey's next U . . .

Meteor dust and my TV reception
Alan Caruba
August 13, 2013

Throughout much of the last two days my Direct TV reception, fed via satellite, was disrupted as some stations were accessible while others were not. Turned out . . .

Abandoning the Middle East
Alan Caruba
August 12, 2013

A map of the U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa tells you everything need to know about Barack Obama's failed . . .

Journalism in a digital world
Alan Caruba
August 9, 2013

In the early 1960s I started my professional life as a very young reporter for a weekly newspaper. In a few months the editor left for a job with a daily . . .

The Nixon scandal template
Alan Caruba
August 8, 2013

"On August 8 (1974), Richard Milhouse Nixon announced his resignation as of noon the following day, thus avoiding the humiliation of certain impeachment. It . . .

President Christie? It could happen
Alan Caruba
August 7, 2013

I have to confess I have enjoyed the brief head-banging between Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey. I am New Jersey born-and . . .

Hot lies disputed by cold facts
Alan Caruba
August 6, 2013

I have always found a stark contrast in the way the forecasts of meteorologists on television and radio are limited in accuracy to about a week and beyond . . .

A military in decline
Alan Caruba
August 5, 2013

Wars are often unpredictable. The outcome of such conflicts is also unpredictable, but defeat in future conflicts is now being "baked into the cake" and I . . .

Fearing Obama
Alan Caruba
August 2, 2013

I have been sensing something about the mood of many Americans that I think is unprecedented in the history of the nation. It is a fear of the President. A . . .

Israel's borders
Alan Caruba
July 31, 2013

When you look at a map of the Middle East, one of the smallest nations is Israel. With the exception of Jordan, it is surrounded by enemies with Lebanon and . . .

Drowning in sea level nonsense
Alan Caruba
July 29, 2013

New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D) and forty members of Congress believe the sea levels are rising, that a panel should be created to determine what . . .

What "phony" scandals is Obama talking about?
Alan Caruba
July 26, 2013

It is absolutely astonishing that Obama could refer to "phony scandals" when the list of genuine scandals keeps growing. Despite the best efforts of the . . .

The economy? It must be the GOP's fault, right?
Alan Caruba
July 24, 2013

Oh goody, the President is about to launch another series of speeches to address the economic stagnation for which he is to blame. Just what we all need  . . .

A Devine look at America
Alan Caruba
July 23, 2013

For a few years I was a regular contributor to Conservative Battleline on the website of the American Conservative Union (ACU) Foundation, edited by a . . .

Too much Trayvon and George
Alan Caruba
July 22, 2013

I can only speak for myself, but I want to be relieved of having to change the channels in order to get away from too much talk about Trayvon Martin and too . . .

Living in a communist economy
Alan Caruba
July 21, 2013

In the former Soviet Union, the joke was "They pretend to pay us and we pretend to work." It took over four decades of the Cold War to finally put an end to the . . .

Middle East insanity
Alan Caruba
July 19, 2013

There's not much I like about President Obama's policies, but I am beginning to think that his resolve to militarily withdraw the U.S. from the Middle East . . .

More bad news for Trayvon
Alan Caruba
July 16, 2013

I heard it on ABC radio's Geraldo Rivera show. Commenting on the Zimmerman trial and, specifically about the lawyers representing the Martin family, a white . . .

New York City's bad boys
Alan Caruba
July 14, 2013

All great cities get compared to Sodom and Gomorrah, the biblical cities known for their debauchery and immorality. In the end, God destroyed both, having . . .

From communist to conservative
Alan Caruba
July 12, 2013

"The law of socialist economy is this: from each according to his exploitability, to the nomenklatura (the elite governing group) according to its greed. . . .

When is a law, not a law? When Obama says so
Alan Caruba
July 11, 2013

Obamacare has been showing signs of being so unenforceable, so expensive, and so utterly stupid that Obama's administration has had to engage in all manner . . .

Forced to live in Obama's world of fantasy
Alan Caruba
July 9, 2013

The most difficult of times are when we are forced to live in the fantasy world of those granted the power to govern. Obama's primary fantasy is Marxism . . .

Obamacare extortion and exploitation
Alan Caruba
July 8, 2013

As scandals go, it was one of those lessor ones we have become accustomed to hearing about regarding the Obama administration's preference for strong-arm . . .

What if George Zimmerman is found not guilty?
Alan Caruba
July 6, 2013

White people have largely made their peace with the changes that were initiated with the Civil Rights Act that Lyndon B. Johnson signed in 1964 in the wake . . .

A not so happy Fourth of July
Alan Caruba
July 4, 2013

Normally Americans celebrate the Fourth of July as the happy anniversary of the birth of the nation with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in  . . .

The conservative Founding Fathers who saved America
Alan Caruba
July 3, 2013

On the Fourth of July it is traditional and proper that we pay tribute to the nation's Founding Fathers. The names of Washington, Jefferson, Adams and . . .

It can happen here
Alan Caruba
July 1, 2013

"How the Jews Defeated Hitler" is the title of a new book by Dr. Benjamin Ginsberg PhD, subtitled "Exploding the Myth of Jewish Passivity in the Face of . . .

Wind power lunacy
Alan Caruba
June 29, 2013

Can you love nature when it is covered with wind turbines? Or solar panels? Putting aside the scientific, engineering, and economic idiocy behind the use . . .

Super-dooper snoopers
Alan Caruba
June 27, 2013

While in the U.S. Army in the early 60s, I worked in the G-2 (intelligence) office of my battalion. I was surely no James Bond, but I did need a security . . .

Beware! Media will support Obama's climate lies
Alan Caruba
June 26, 2013

In the same way the U.S. media has long supported and disseminated all the lies about global warming – now called climate change – you can . . .

Will white guilt convict George Zimmerman?
Alan Caruba
June 25, 2013

"If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," said President Barack Obama on March 23, 2012. We have been told that the President is a constitutional scholar . . .

Obama's enormous climate lies
Alan Caruba
June 24, 2013

Putting aside Obama's intention to further reduce our nuclear arsenal as articulated in his June 19 speech in Berlin, he has solidified his position as the . . .

Obama's Enormous Climate Lies
Alan Caruba
June 23, 2013

Putting aside Obama's intention to further reduce our nuclear arsenal as articulated in his June 19 speech in Berlin, he has solidified his position as the . . .

Gas prices should be a lot lower
Alan Caruba
June 21, 2013

In the past whenever gas prices began to climb, whoever was president usually got the blame for it, but there never was anything he could do about it. The . . .

Our suicidal Middle East policies
Alan Caruba
June 20, 2013

Take a look at the map of Afghanistan. It borders Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and a tiny eastern tip borders China. It exists in . . .

The Common Core Straight Jacket
Alan Caruba
June 19, 2013

By Alan Caruba American education was based on some very fundamental principles and, from the 1640s until the 1840s, they were, in the words of Joseph . . .

Big Government is Stupid Government
Alan Caruba
June 18, 2013

Nothing enhances a president's reputation than to be seen in the company of other world leaders and Obama will have an abundance of photo-ops as he meets in . . .

Conservatives, depressed, angry, and otherwise
Alan Caruba
June 17, 2013

File this under random musings. From what I can determine as I visit various blogs, forums, and websites intended to be read by conservatives, as a group . . .

Iran's meaningless elections
Alan Caruba
June 14, 2013

Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, no doubt knows the outcome of Friday's, June 14 elections. My money is on Saeed Jalili, Iran's nuclear negotiator . . .

Muslims killing Muslims
Alan Caruba
June 13, 2013

Don't feel bad if you can't tell a Sunni Muslim from a Shiite Muslim. It has been a source of confusion for many people outside the world of Islam. If Bret . . .

More mega-legislation: Senate takes up immigration "reform"
Alan Caruba
June 12, 2013

If you liked Obamacare, you will love the proposed immigration "reform" bill which is all about the politics of the Left with no regard to the welfare of U . . .

It's a matter of distrust
Alan Caruba
June 11, 2013

"If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else . . .

Living in the government's fishbowl
Alan Caruba
June 10, 2013

You have to wonder why all the data gathering by the National Security Agency, Homeland Security, and the FBI failed to identify and surveil the . . .

Pesticides kill pests...and protect lives
Alan Caruba
June 7, 2013

A bit of personal history; in the 1980s I was engaged by the U.S. producer of a pesticide called Ficam to develop case histories about its use. Ficam is . . .

Global warming charlatans are meeting in Bonn
Alan Caruba
June 5, 2013

The city of Bonn, Germany is currently the location of more climate chicanery courtesy of the United Nations and an organization called the International . . .

Remembering Reagan
Alan Caruba
June 4, 2013

To a lot of folks who recall Ronald Reagan's two terms as President, 1981 to 1989, June 5th is a day that marks his passing in 2004. Nostalgia prompts us to . . .

Eric Holder and Occam's Razor
Alan Caruba
June 3, 2013

The 14th century philosopher William of Occam gained fame for what became known as "Occam's Razor," an axiom often stated as, "The simplest explanation is . . .

All the things we do not know
Alan Caruba
June 2, 2013

On January 8, 1959 as Fidel Castro was entering Havana after the dictator, Fulgencio Batista, fled the revolution that Castro had led there was much joy . . .

Fearing the success of religion
Alan Caruba
May 31, 2013

I know any number of atheists and they are generally cheerful, law-abiding, moral people. The ones I know don't go around demanding that symbols and acts of . . .

Too pooped to march?
Alan Caruba
May 30, 2013

There have been twenty-seven marches in Washington, D.C. since President Obama took office in 2009. The most recent was on February 13 called "Forward on . . .

Abortion, money, and free speech
Alan Caruba
May 29, 2013

The conclusion of the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, convicted of first-degree murder in the killings of aborted babies and involuntary manslaughter in the . . .

Obama runs away from the war on terrorism
Alan Caruba
May 26, 2013

"You may not be interested in war, but war may be interested in you." – Leon Trotsky If you think about the presidents who we remember and honor . . .

Our honored dead
Alan Caruba
May 24, 2013

In the town I called home for more than sixty years, among my earliest memories was joining my Father to attend the annual Memorial Day ceremonies. There . . .

Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Alan Caruba
May 23, 2013

From its earliest days, even before the Revolution, Americans valued their newspapers and understood they played a crucial role in the issues and events of . . .

Mother nature's message to mankind
Alan Caruba
May 21, 2013

After a tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma in 1999, people returned and rebuilt their homes and other structures destroyed by it. Many of the homes, . . .

The morally straight Boy Scouts of America
Alan Caruba
May 20, 2013

One of the goals of Communism is to "Present Homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as "normal, natural, and healthy." It comes as no surprise that, . . .

The worst president ever
Alan Caruba
May 18, 2013

All through George W. Bush's two terms, the Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi and others claimed that they represented "a culture of corruption" and yet I . . .

The president as Sergeant Schultz
Alan Caruba
May 16, 2013

How is it that, time and again, the most powerful man on the planet doesn't seem to have a clue what is happening in his own government? Famed for never . . .

Is the dam of lies about to burst?
Alan Caruba
May 15, 2013

Usually there are signs a dam is about to burst. Tiny cracks show up, the structure makes strange noises, and then, whoosh! That's what we are witnessing as the . . .

How the greens pick your pocket
Alan Caruba
May 14, 2013

The famed Boston Tea Party was a protest against "taxation without representation," but our pockets are picked every day by a plethora of taxes of which . . .

Obama breeds rebellion among the states
Alan Caruba
May 13, 2013

The resistance to Obamacare is writing a new chapter in U.S. history. It may well become the most unpopular law since Prohibition became an Amendment to the . . .

The media runs Defense
Alan Caruba
May 10, 2013

On May 8th as the House committee hearing about the Benghazi attack occurred, you could have tuned through every major network with the notable exception of Fox . . .

The tears of Benghazi
Alan Caruba
May 9, 2013

The Hollywood version of heroes is that of large, muscular men who show no fear and little emotion after a confrontation with the enemy. The images that . . .

The tears of Benghazi
Alan Caruba
May 8, 2013

The Hollywood version of heroes is that of large, muscular men who show no fear and little emotion after a confrontation with the enemy. The images that . . .

Ted Cruz for President
Alan Caruba
May 7, 2013

In 2008, a young, first-term Senator ran for President. His mother was an American citizen and his father was from Kenya. That did not deter him as he was . . .

Amnesty bill is a massive multi-million dollar fraud
Alan Caruba
May 6, 2013

Native-born and naturalized Americans who are currently seeking work are already competing with illegal immigrants – a term that the Associated Press says . . .

Living in dangerous times
Alan Caruba
May 3, 2013

Bret Stephens, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, had a commentary, "The Other Bluffer," in which he discussed President Obama's and Israeli Prime . . .

Obama fatigue
Alan Caruba
May 2, 2013

I could barely keep myself from falling asleep during President Obama's Tuesday press conference. Rush Limbaugh led off his program describing it as "boring" . . .

Bin Laden's death is a dangerous anniversary
Alan Caruba
May 1, 2013

Thursday, May 2, is a day to be especially watchful. Jihadists are particularly fond of celebrating anniversaries and on that day in 2011 Seal Team Six found . . .

Benghazi lies
Alan Caruba
April 30, 2013

At an April 17 session before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the new Secretary of State, John Kerry, lightly dismissed the assassination of a U.S. . . .

Pulitzer Prize-winning idiot
Alan Caruba
April 28, 2013

What kind of idiot would write, "Until we fully understand what turned two brothers who allegedly perpetrated the Boston Marathon bombings into murderers, it is . . .

More than a decade past 9/11 and the system still does not work
Alan Caruba
April 26, 2013

It is axiomatic that we will never know how many terrorist plots against America our vast law enforcement and counterterrorism network of federal agencies . . .

Spineless Americans accept airline delays
Alan Caruba
April 23, 2013

Why is it that everything that has Obama's fingerprints on it has an expensive and idiotic component to it? The latest are the airline delays, but spineless . . .

Media overkill and official obfuscation
Alan Caruba
April 22, 2013

The Boston Marathon bombing was, by any measure, a major news story. It occurred on Monday, April 15. In the days that followed, Americans were surely . . .

Earth Day's big lie
Alan Caruba
April 21, 2013

Monday, April 22, is Earth Day. Begun in 1970, it led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Clean Air, Clean Water, and . . .

The perils of punditry
Alan Caruba
April 18, 2013

When one writes daily about the personalities, events and issues of the day, there is a point at which it occurs that you have revisited a particular story . . .

Inside the Obama echo chamber
Alan Caruba
April 17, 2013

Listening to President Obama respond after a terrorist attack takes the lives of innocent Americans is like being trapped in an echo chamber. The words all . . .

Israel is the miracle
Alan Caruba
April 16, 2013

As Israel celebrates its independence on April 16 this year, it is worth pausing to consider that, while there are many miracles in the Bible, modern man . . .

Obamacare is imploding
Alan Caruba
April 14, 2013

Obamacare – the Affordable Care Act – is both imploding from its own dead weight and conversely exploding in the face of the Democratic Party as we . . .

Relentless liars: the great green edifice is crumbling
Alan Caruba
April 13, 2013

The New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club emailed to invite me to attend a "conversation on climate change in a post-Sandy New Jersey" intended to focus on . . .

Quack, quack! Obama is the lamest lame duck
Alan Caruba
April 11, 2013

Usually a President is deemed a lame duck when he is in the final two years of a second term or has lost the support of his party in his first, losing political . . .

Am I a dangerous extremist? Are you?
Alan Caruba
April 10, 2013

If you should suddenly cease to find my commentaries, I will either have passed away or have been detained by agents of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS . . .

Obama, a war president?
Alan Caruba
April 9, 2013

Wouldn't it be ironic if President Obama – who has shown that his every instinct is to pull back from any war or military conflict – ends up . . .

Gun control is DOA in Congress
Alan Caruba
April 7, 2013

When I was a teenager I was a magician performing at birthday parties and before local clubs whose adults enjoyed legerdemain as much as the kids. The essence . . .

The world's oldest hatred
Alan Caruba
April 5, 2013

Mankind's capacity for hatred never fails to impress me. It is the source for the evils of war, genocides, and the long litany of horrors. In the last . . .

The Heritage Foundation keeps the faith
Alan Caruba
April 4, 2013

One month after Election Day 2012, it was big news in Washington, that Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) had been selected to be the new president of The Heritage . . .

Conservatism is far from dead
Alan Caruba
April 3, 2013

I thought it odd that the Republican National Committee would have labeled its analysis of the 2012 campaign loss an "autopsy." The GOP is far from dead and, . . .

Is National Poetry Month an oxymoron?
Alan Caruba
April 2, 2013

April 1st marks the beginning of National Poetry Month and I want you to restrain yourself from dashing around trying to find a single book or anthology of . . .

A very bad idea--redefining marriage
Alan Caruba
April 1, 2013

An America that abandons thousands of years of tradition and common sense is an America that has set itself firmly on a path toward decline. That is the . . .

Hillary's burdens
Alan Caruba
March 30, 2013

Am I the only one who thinks that speculations and predictions about whether Hillary Clinton will run for the presidency in 2016 are premature? A nation that . . .

A very old Congress
Alan Caruba
March 28, 2013

It struck me the other day that every time I see some member from the Senate on television that I am often looking at an elderly person. Recently, Sen. Rand . . .

A carbon tax would destroy America
Alan Caruba
March 27, 2013

If you want to know what a carbon tax on emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) would do to America you need only look at the destruction of industry and business in . . .

Are we all metaphorically Jewish?
Alan Caruba
March 25, 2013

America is rightly called a Christian nation. The new Pope Francis represents 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide. There are 1.5 billion Muslims. There are more . . .

An hour of darkness. or light!
Alan Caruba
March 22, 2013

On Saturday, Greens around the world will turn off their lights in a symbolic "Earth Hour" gesture against climate change, the term they adapted in the face of . . .

Americans will curse Obama for Obamacare
Alan Caruba
March 17, 2013

Following the sequester debacle in which Obama and his cohorts were swiftly found to be lying through their teeth, his polling numbers have begun to fall and, . . .

Stupid food and drink bans
Alan Caruba
March 12, 2013

Anyone, any city, and any governing body that passes laws to ban what you eat and drink has not read the U.S. Constitution. There is nothing in there granting . . .

The world is not having enough babies
Alan Caruba
March 11, 2013

"Today, American pets now outnumber American children by more than four to one." When a nation's population fails to reproduce and replace its population . . .

Obscene government waste
Alan Caruba
March 3, 2013

The one thing the "sequester" did was to get people asking why government spending could not be reduced. Adding to the drama of the automatic cuts was the . . .

Every horrid thing you need to know about how healthcare is paid for today
Alan Caruba
February 28, 2013

"Despite more than sixty years of government efforts – representing the work of both political parties – we are moving further and further away from . . .

The memory span of fungus
Alan Caruba
February 24, 2013

I have been puzzling over what I perceive as the growing loss of public interest in the Benghazi debacle in which an American ambassador and three others lost . . .

Rallying against common sense and enormous national wealth
Alan Caruba
February 19, 2013

Did anyone notice that the estimated 35,000 who showed up for the anti-Keystone XL pipeline rally outside the White House on Sunday, Feb 17, were all bundled up . . .

The relentless power of demography
Alan Caruba
February 18, 2013

The President of the United States is routinely referred to as the most powerful man on the Earth. There is a greater power and it is the changing . . .

What the sex lives of California mice can tell you
Alan Caruba
February 14, 2013

According to Cheryl Rosenfeld, an associate professor of biomedical sciences in the University of Missouri's Bond Life Science Center, loading up a bunch of . . .

Obama's carbon dioxide lies
Alan Caruba
February 11, 2013

The utter desperation of the "Warmists," the advocates of global warming – now called climate change – is evident in a recent "study" reported in . . .

Losing the battle with Islam
Alan Caruba
February 6, 2013

"Egypt, the largest Arab state, the second largest recipient of U.S. military aid, and our second most important ally in the Middle East, is now in the hands of . . .

Enemies of the Constitution
Alan Caruba
February 4, 2013

Perhaps the stupidest idea given an airing in a recent edition of The New York Times is Prof. Louis Michael Seidman's opinion, "Let's Give Up on the . . .

The economy is a lot worse than you think
Alan Caruba
January 31, 2013

Most Americans know the economy is in bad shape even if a majority voted to reelect the man most responsible for making a bad economy worse. And, no, it was not . . .

Destroying the U.S. military
Alan Caruba
January 28, 2013

The author of "1984," George Orwell, once said, "The quickest way to end a war is to lose it." In the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, among the . . .

Comparing two inaugural speeches, Reagan's and Obama's
Alan Caruba
January 20, 2013

A comparison between Ronald Reagan's and Barack Obama's first inauguration speeches reveals the gap between their understanding of the role of government . . .

Obamacare is all about death and taxes
Alan Caruba
January 14, 2013

Prior to the November elections, I received an email that was chilling. It was about the new Obamacare rules. Before I discuss the Obamacare taxes that are . . .

The EPA is a nation-killer
Alan Caruba
January 10, 2013

To the naïve and uninformed, the Environmental Protection Agency exists to ensure clean air and water in the nation. That was its initial mandate when it was . . .

The principles of taxation
Alan Caruba
January 7, 2013

"NYSR to Sell Itself in $8.2 Billion Deal" was the lead story in the December 21, 2012 edition of The Wall Street Journal." "The New York Stock Exchange, the . . .

The American way of war
Alan Caruba
January 3, 2013

The U.S. military has been in Afghanistan since shortly after September 11, 2001. That's eleven years and it is longer than the time spent in Vietnam, though . . .

Just how awful will 2013 be?
Alan Caruba
December 30, 2012

Pundits and experts of every description love to predict and pontificate. That they are often famously wrong doesn't get the attention it deserves. The . . .

A failed Congress
Alan Caruba
December 27, 2012

This is for all those who voted to reelect Obama or those who stayed home on Election Day 2012 because they found Republican candidates who talked about . . .

Living in a forest
Alan Caruba
December 23, 2012

Driving around my hometown and surrounding communities in New Jersey, a familiar sight has been tree stumps, the wreckage left behind by Hurricane Sandy. Having . . .

Doomsday et cetera
Alan Caruba
December 20, 2012

America and the rest of the world are in a confluence of events that are causing widespread anxiety and fear. The Connecticut massacre is just one, isolated . . .

It's time to buy a gun
Alan Caruba
December 19, 2012

Over the past year I endured a hefty measure of stress due to a "noisy neighbor" in the apartment adjacent to mine that caused me to lose thirty pounds. I could . . .

Why Obama should not be allowed to take the Oath of Office again
Alan Caruba
December 17, 2012

If anyone had read any of the many books that have examined President Obama's life and his many questionable qualifications for office, including a Social . . .

Americans at risk from anti-terrorism law
Alan Caruba
December 12, 2012

As the year began, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), said to provide the government greater means to fight . . .

UN treaties erode US sovereignty, exert control
Alan Caruba
December 10, 2012

Following the end of World War II in 1945, the idea of a United Nations, an international body devoted to avoiding future wars must have had a lot of appeal . . .

Is Pearl Harbor ancient history?
Alan Caruba
December 6, 2012

I recall in my youth thinking that the Civil War (1861-1865) was ancient history. As with most children, anything that occurred before my birth was "ancient." . . .

Doing their best to kill Christmas cheer
Alan Caruba
December 5, 2012

The one thing you can count on during the Christmas season is an avalanche of media-driven scare campaigns by environmental and self-appointed consumer . . .

America went over the fiscal cliff long ago
Alan Caruba
December 3, 2012

I doubt that President Obama will compromise with the House Republicans on anything that might be done to avoid the January 2nd "fiscal cliff" that kicks in . . .

The Middle East minefield
Alan Caruba
November 29, 2012

I often wonder whether Americans really care about the outcome of events as regards Israel. I know that a segment of American Jews are concerned and that . . .

Fear, everywhere, fear
Alan Caruba
November 24, 2012

If my emails and the headlines I am reading indicate anything, there is widespread fear among Americans that something terrible has occurred with the reelection . . .

A hurricane of global warming lies
Alan Caruba
November 21, 2012

At his recent press conference, President Obama, in response to a question, said "You know, as you know, Mark, we can't attribute any particular weather . . .

California is destroying itself. The U.S. is next.
Alan Caruba
November 18, 2012

There's a very entertaining, but terrifying book by Laer Pearce, "Crazifornia: Tales from the Tarnished State — How California is destroying itself and . . .

A tsunami of lies
Alan Caruba
November 16, 2012

I don't know why anyone, least of all the press, expects to get the truth about the Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012 — an interesting date for an . . .

More false BPA "science" by news release
Alan Caruba
November 12, 2012

News releases trumpeting not merely inaccurate, but false, science have become a way of life for Americans and others around the world. There is rarely, if ever . . .

America commits suicide
Alan Caruba
November 7, 2012

I had hoped that the majority of voters would elect Mitt Romney, but instead of a man of character they chose charisma. They ignored four years of failure . . .

Vote to save the nation!
Alan Caruba
November 5, 2012

No previous election has ever held the fate of the nation in its hands since the reelection of Abraham Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War. If Obama is . . .

Hurricane Sandy's message to America
Alan Caruba
October 29, 2012

When Mother Nature demonstrates her extraordinary power, I always hope that people will draw a lesson from it, but they never seem to. Hurricane Sandy is just . . .

Revisiting voting blocs. Are they more fluid these days?
Alan Caruba
October 27, 2012

It has long been a tradition in American politics to speak of voting blocs, but in an era of 24/7 news and instant communications, that may be less likely as an . . .

Poverty nation
Alan Caruba
October 25, 2012

Lyndon B. Johnson, President from 1963 to 1969, is probably unknown to the generations since then except for having escalated the Vietnam War. A memorial in . . .

Christian Arabs targeted throughout the Middle East
Alan Caruba
October 21, 2012

The nations of the Middle East have been steadily forcing out Christian Arabs that have lived there for centuries, often in the most brutal fashion. This is the . . .

What I heard at the debate
Alan Caruba
October 18, 2012

As civil as the debate may have seemed, it was a brawl. Central to it were all the lies President Obama continues to tell about his record in office and about . . .

The world is broke
Alan Caruba
October 16, 2012

Every time I go to get gasoline or to the supermarket, my dollar buys less and less as the price of everything goes up. It is not the fault of banks, . . .

The great ethanol scam
Alan Caruba
October 15, 2012

The rocketing costs of gasoline and the price of corn being paid worldwide are the result of U.S. government mandates requiring the inclusion of ethanol in the . . .

Can Obama's foreign policies suck any worse?
Alan Caruba
October 9, 2012

Other than the sound bites on the TV news, I doubt that most people have actually read Mitt Romney's Monday speech at the Virginia Military Institute. It was . . .

EPA's "science" evokes Nazi death camp memories
Alan Caruba
October 7, 2012

The "EPA has admitted to a federal court that it asks human guinea pigs to sacrifice their lives for regulatory purposes — and $12 per hour." That was a . . .

If it was a boxing match
Alan Caruba
October 5, 2012

John McCain, commenting on the Romney-Obama debate, said that, if it was a boxing match, the referee would have stopped it in an early round. Obama was well and . . .

Obama's bad news blues
Alan Caruba
October 4, 2012

I suspect that Barack Obama has been told by his pollsters that he is going to lose. Most certainly whenever Messeurs Axelrod and Ploufe, his political brain . . .

From Haile Selassie to Bibi Netanyahu
Alan Caruba
September 28, 2012

On June 20, 1936, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia addressed the League of Nations following the annexation of his nation by Italy the previous year, . . .

The voter ID thing
Alan Caruba
September 27, 2012

On September 25th, according to Congressional Black Caucus Chairman, Emmanuel Cleaver, "we cannot even find an instance of voter fraud" but the NAACP would . . .

Obama is hope-less
Alan Caruba
September 24, 2012

On October 9, 2009, barely nine months after his inauguration on January 20th, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to President Obama. At the time, the committee . . .

The BPA wars: junk science and junk journalism
Alan Caruba
September 20, 2012

On Tuesday, September 18, posted an article by Alex Crees, a health news reporter, "Chemical BPA linked to obesity in children, teens." If Ms. Crees . . .

1.5 billion Bin Ladens
Alan Caruba
September 16, 2012

Amidst the graffiti on the wall outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo, one of the rioters scrawled "1.5 Billion Bin Ladens." Last time I heard, the last thing bin . . .

Apologizing to our enemies
Alan Caruba
September 12, 2012

All Presidents are hostages to events. It is, however, the manner in which they respond that shapes their outcome. By the afternoon of September 11, the . . .

Have you used siloxanes today? Yes!
Alan Caruba
September 11, 2012

Back in 2010, I wrote about the EPA's war on siloxanes, a silicone derivative that comes from sand. At the time I noted that siloxanes were "inert, non . . .

Maureen Dowd falls out of love
Alan Caruba
September 10, 2012

I do not subscribe to The New York Times and do not read it with only one exception. Every Sunday I do read Maureen Dowd's column. She is a very good writer . . .

No, don't fool America twice
Alan Caruba
September 8, 2012

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. It's a cliché but a true one. After you have learned someone cannot be trusted, continuing to trust him . . .

My 2010 commentary on "Obama's make-believe life"
Alan Caruba
September 7, 2012

On January 2, 2010, I posted a commentary, "Obama's Make-Believe Life," to this blog and a strange thing happened. An unknown person misappropriated it, added . . .

The DNC's orgy of lies and hypocrisy
Alan Caruba
September 6, 2012

So far there is little to be believed in the course of the Democratic Party convention. It is a great concoction of half-truths, distortions, and outright lies. . . .

Voters abandon global warming fears
Alan Caruba
September 4, 2012

Former President Jimmy Carter will address the Democratic Party convention via a televised address, but former Vice President Al Gore and candidate for . . .

You know you're a moron if...
Alan Caruba
September 2, 2012

We now know the theme of Barack Obama's campaign in the remaining weeks before the November 6 election. In an interview with the Associated Press last week . . .

Civility? From the Democratic Party? You gotta be kidding!
Alan Caruba
August 31, 2012

We have already begun to hear calls for civility in the remaining ten weeks of the campaigns until Election Day. While I take this for granted from Republicans, . . .

Destroying our military from within
Alan Caruba
August 26, 2012

"Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong." — Ronald Reagan If you want to know how President Obama feels about . . .

Arming the government against Americans
Alan Caruba
August 23, 2012

The push to disarm Americans has been around a long time. An estimated ninety million Americans own guns legally and in states that permit concealed carry . . .

Obama's communist mentor
Alan Caruba
August 20, 2012

I have been reading about Frank Marshall Davis since Dr. Jerome Corsi tried to warn Americans about Barack Obama in his 2008 book, "The Obama Nation: Leftist . . .

Climate lies in Iowa's Supreme Court
Alan Caruba
August 16, 2012

Since the climate liars cannot make their case on the basis of the known science, taking it into a court of law with a passionate appeal to emotion in order to . . .

Does the Democratic Party have a death wish?
Alan Caruba
August 12, 2012

Does the Democratic Party have a death wish? It continues to display a suicidal desire to offend the delegates to its forthcoming convention and the rest of . . .

The ABCs of journalism's eroding integrity
Alan Caruba
August 6, 2012

I joined the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in April 1979, thirty-three years ago. The preamble to its Code of Ethics says, "Professional integrity . . .

Approaching America's moral crossroads
Alan Caruba
August 3, 2012

Who said this and when? " would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over . . .

Obama's assault on U.S. energy
Alan Caruba
July 31, 2012

For the second time in two days, hundreds of millions of people across India have been plunged into darkness when its electrical grids collapsed. This is a . . .

The "worst president ever"
Alan Caruba
July 30, 2012

You have to know how poorly Barack Hussein Obama has performed in office when the phrase the "worst President ever" has already become a cliché. Obama's . . .

The Middle East horror show
Alan Caruba
July 28, 2012

As of Wednesday the news out of the Middle East is that naval fleets in the Mediterranean and armed forces from Russian, Western and Arab nations were, . . .

Watching the greens kill Australia
Alan Caruba
July 26, 2012

Fortunately for America, President Obama's effort to impose a cap-and-trade law on carbon dioxide emission failed in a Democrat controlled Congress that saw how . . .

Lethal narcissism
Alan Caruba
July 23, 2012

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders describes narcissism as a personality disorder that "revolves around a pattern of grandiosity, need . . .

Murder most foul
Alan Caruba
July 20, 2012

As this is being written it is early Friday morning as the news media saturates us with what I call the "Five Known Facts Syndrome," repeating the details of . . .

The mother of all hoaxes
Alan Caruba
July 19, 2012

There was a brief flurry of stories in the media at the beginning of what has become a historic summer of hot weather across the U.S. that global warming was to . . .

Rich liberal hypocrites!
Alan Caruba
July 15, 2012

I don't know about you, but I am sick of all the Democratic mud-slinging at Mitt Romney because he is rich. The level of hypocrisy tells me that Obama and his . . .

Executive tyranny
Alan Caruba
July 8, 2012

The use of Executive Orders (EO) goes back to the first President, George Washington. Every chief executive has issued them since then. Some have been historic, . . .

The Millennials take a beating
Alan Caruba
July 6, 2012

It is to be expected that different generations have different values and view each other as either too old or self-absorbed. I have been thinking lately about . . .

Saving the republic
Alan Caruba
July 3, 2012

The Fourth of July is a good time for a quick look back on the nation's history. On July 5, 1776, John Adams wrote, "Yesterday was decided the greatest . . .

Obama's constitutional crisis
Alan Caruba
July 2, 2012

In 1832, the threat of nullification by States that opposed tariffs on imported goods came close to bringing about a civil war. Thirty years later as cries for . . .

The liar's tax
Alan Caruba
July 1, 2012

The most singular aspect of Obamacare is the way Democrats, from the President on down, consistently lied about the fact that it was a tax. Interviewed by . . .

What just happened to the rule of law?
Alan Caruba
June 28, 2012

Following the Obamacare decision, The Heartland Institute's Maureen Martin, a Senior Fellow for Legal Affairs, said, "Today's decision will go down in infamy. . . .

The other judicial decision
Alan Caruba
June 27, 2012

As this is being written, it is the Wednesday prior to the announcement of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the fate of Obamacare. If SCOTUS upholds it, it will . . .

America's fearful future
Alan Caruba
June 25, 2012

It's a cliché that nations and men repeat the same errors, stumbling into various crisises. The locations may change, but the patterns of history remain.  . . .

Earth summit babble
Alan Caruba
June 20, 2012

Why anyone still believes anything the UN Environmental Program and its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has to say is one of those great imponderable . . .

Deliberately destroying America
Alan Caruba
June 17, 2012

It has taken three and a half years into Barack Obama's presidency for most Americans to realize that he has been deliberately destroying America by driving up . . .

The 50th anniversary of "Silent Spring": a lethal legacy
Alan Caruba
June 15, 2012

There are books that have doomed millions to death. "Das Capital" by Karl Marx kicked off the worst economic system of the modern era, claiming the lives of . . .

Only if the wind is blowing
Alan Caruba
June 11, 2012

I'll bet you didn't know that June 15th is Global Wind Day. Wind is part of the Earth's atmosphere and, depending on whether it is blowing gently or strongly, . . .

Obama forced a change nobody wanted
Alan Caruba
June 7, 2012

Barack Hussein Obama promised to transform America with an ill-defined message of change during his 2008 campaign. As Americans discovered what that change . . .

Canada leads the way on the pipeline no-brainer
Alan Caruba
June 6, 2012

"Their goal is to stop any major project no matter what the cost to Canadian families in lost jobs and economic growth. No forestry. No Mining. No oil. No gas. . . .

Obama's Black Friday
Alan Caruba
June 3, 2012

Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929, marked the beginning of the Great Depression, but for Barack Obama, last Friday was Black Friday because the U.S. Department of . . .

Armed EPA agents visit Ashville man
Alan Caruba
May 31, 2012

Sometimes a small incident says volumes about a large government agency. In this case the Environmental Protection Agency. Around 1.45 PM on May 23, Ashville . . .

The world as a giant playpen
Alan Caruba
May 28, 2012

Having spent most of my life in the last century and the rest in the new one, it affords me the opportunity to look back at the blunders, the slaughters, and . . .

The DNA of the CIA
Alan Caruba
May 24, 2012

In June 2010, the arrest of ten members of a Russian spy ring barely caused a ripple of public consternation. One of them, a beautiful redhead, Anna Chapman, . . .

Can we avoid "Taxmageddon" in 2013?
Alan Caruba
May 22, 2012

In 1959, during an interview with the late Mike Wallace, Ayn Rand, the author of "Atlas Shrugged," said "A free market will not break down. All depressions are . . .

Climate Nazis
Alan Caruba
May 17, 2012

What is it with the "warmists," Al Gore and his clones who keep insisting the Earth is warming, that too much carbon dioxide (CO2) will be the death of us, and . . .

The rise of black-on-white violence
Alan Caruba
May 13, 2012

The media and the usual race-mongers made sure that all of America knew about George Zimmerman's killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida on February 26. . . .

Gay marriage is Obama's poison pill
Alan Caruba
May 10, 2012

Let the chatteratti and political pundits say what they will, dancing around the issue of gay marriage on Obama's chances of reelection, but I will tell you . . .

Is Fast and Furious the next Watergate?
Alan Caruba
May 7, 2012

When suspects in a crime are interrogated, they often develop memory loss. When the crime is running guns to drug cartels on both sides of the border, the crime . . .

The "what if" of John Edwards
Alan Caruba
May 2, 2012

So much in life depends on the "what ifs." When it comes to American politics, however, the outcomes can be disastrous. It's a lesson that we need to address . . .

Forget Homeland Security, now it's about "environmental justice"
Alan Caruba
April 29, 2012

It is the nature of any government to seek to expand its authority. The Founding Fathers knew this and gifted Americans with a Constitution that limits . . .

Afghanistan, the definition of madness
Alan Caruba
April 25, 2012

Why did George W. Bush invade Afghanistan? Answer: Occurring just after September 11, 2001 in which 2,977 Americans lost their lives, a CIA team was inserted . . .

Alan Caruba
April 23, 2012

We teach children to acknowledge and accept blame when they do something wrong. It is an important and useful trait in life. Those who do not learn this remain . . .

Genocidal green quotes
Alan Caruba
April 20, 2012

As Earth Day 2012 occurs on Sunday, April 22, I offer a selection of quotes from leading figures in the environmental movement that are worth reading so that . . .

Eco-communism celebrated annually on Earth Day
Alan Caruba
April 19, 2012

I came of age in the 1950s during a period when Joe McCarthy was raising hell about communists in the federal government. He was spectacularly inept, often made . . .

Overthrowing environmentalism
Alan Caruba
April 17, 2012

In 1517 Martin Luther set off the Protestant revolution against the Catholic Church that led to the spread of the then-new movement as a response to the . . .

America elected an ignoramus
Alan Caruba
April 16, 2012

I do not write unpleasant things about Barack Hussein Obama because he is a Democrat, a far-left liberal ideologue, a confirmed liar, or the sock-puppet of . . .

A teachable moment about chemophobia
Alan Caruba
April 12, 2012

Having written a series, "The BPA File," in which I detailed the vast efforts made worldwide to ban bisphenol-A, a chemical in use for the last sixty years to . . .

The environmental terrorizing of children
Alan Caruba
April 10, 2012

In many ways, the worst aspect of environmentalism is why Greens not only feel free to terrorize children with doomsday scenarios, but feel compelled to do so.  . . .

How (and why) Obama has impeded recovery
Alan Caruba
April 8, 2012

During and after his 2008 campaign, Barack Obama was hailed as the second coming of Franklin D. Roosevelt. History records that Roosevelt presided over the . . .

The utter desperation of global warmists
Alan Caruba
April 6, 2012

In the "glory years" of the global warming hoax, you had Al Gore picking up Oscars and Nobel Prizes (shared with the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate . . .

Fakegate: the war on science
Alan Caruba
April 5, 2012

Generations of Americans have been raised to venerate science and those who have enhanced and extended our lives through its application. The rise of . . .

It's the lies about beef that are the slime
Alan Caruba
April 2, 2012

I am subject to various enthusiasms and, in 2008, I wrote a series about beef and the vast network of phony consumer advocates, vegetarian types, animal rights . . .

The EPA wrecking ball
Alan Caruba
March 29, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency is using its power to advance the objective of the environmental movement to deny Americans access to the energy that . . .

Obamacare versus the U.S. Constitution
Alan Caruba
March 25, 2012

In a nation where Congress has already determined how much water your toilet tank can hold and whether you can purchase a 100-watt incandescent light bulb, the . . .

The fear of martial law
Alan Caruba
March 21, 2012

The President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, has generated so much fear that the most common theme of posted comments and private . . .

Why Obama will lose in November
Alan Caruba
March 19, 2012

I received a campaign letter from Michelle Obama the other day. This is especially surprising because I am a registered Republican; hardly a likely prospect to . . .

A failing grade for America's educational system
Alan Caruba
March 13, 2012

Back in 2001 I wrote a four-part series on "The Subversion of Education in America" and more than a decade later not much has improved. The causes are easily . . .

Ignoring Islamo-fascism at our peril
Alan Caruba
March 12, 2012

In early November 2009 Americans were shocked to learn that an Army psychiatrist, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, had shot and killed twelve soldiers at Fort Hood, . . .

Purim 2012: Obama, Israel, and Iran
Alan Caruba
March 7, 2012

On the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar (a lunar calendar), Jews around the world will celebrate Purim. This year it begins at sunset on Wednesday, March 7 . . .

Religion and the 2012 Elections
Alan Caruba
March 5, 2012

The one thing that Presidents from Washington through to modern times have held in common was the belief that religion was a central component of the life of . . .

Israel v. Iran: a war of words
Alan Caruba
March 1, 2012

The debate over when or if Israel will attack Iran's nuclear facilities has been raging of late and I am beginning to suspect that much of what passes for news . . .

Lower than pond scum
Alan Caruba
February 26, 2012

Between 1955 and 1959 I was a student at the University of Miami. It was perhaps the best four years of my life and remembered fondly for its combination of fun . . .

"Fakegate" blows up in warmist faces
Alan Caruba
February 22, 2012

On February 16, I published "Anatomy of a Global Warming Hoax" concerning the theft of the private records of The Heartland Institute's board meeting and the . . .

The Federal Reserve rip-off
Alan Caruba
February 20, 2012

I have not been kind to Ron Paul and his participation in the Republican primary campaigns and it has taken me a while to understand why he is doing this. It is . . .

U.S. hostages abroad and high gas prices at home -- it's Jimmy Carter redux
Alan Caruba
February 16, 2012

A lot of things that a President cannot control can gravely affect his chances of being reelected. In 1979, the combination of an oil embargo and the Iranians . . .

The global warming hoax is now killing people
Alan Caruba
February 14, 2012

By Friday, February 10th, an estimated 500 Europeans had died from the freezing weather gripping the continent. This is the price they and British citizens are . . .

America's green enemies
Alan Caruba
February 12, 2012

It was good news that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the nation's first nuclear power plants on February 9th, clearing the way for the construction . . .

Taking hostages: Tehran in 1979 - Cairo in 2012
Alan Caruba
February 8, 2012

As someone who vividly recalls the Iranian "students" who took our diplomats hostage in 1979 and the 444 days it took to get them back, the repeat of this by . . .

The Looney Tunes version of the GOP campaigns
Alan Caruba
February 5, 2012

I have begun to think of the Republican campaign as a series of Looney Tunes cartoons being replayed again and again. They are filled with a combination of . . .

Signing global warming's certificate of death
Alan Caruba
February 1, 2012

The sixteen names of the scientists who jointly signed the article in The Wall Street Journal, "No Need to Panic About Global Warming" on January 27th are . . .

The new American elite
Alan Caruba
January 29, 2012

The only constant in the life of individuals and nations is change. Since the beginning of the last century, the process or rate of change has accelerated with . . .

Does Obama want to lose? Yes!
Alan Caruba
January 26, 2012

It seems like a bizarre notion, but does Barack Obama want to lose the election in November? I think he does! One is struck by the way Obama has visibly . . .

Destroying America by denying access to energy
Alan Caruba
January 22, 2012

It is the crime of the century that America, home to some of the world's greatest reserves of coal, natural gas and oil, is being deliberately destroyed by the . . .

Obama's Keystone debacle
Alan Caruba
January 20, 2012

Future historians may conclude that President Obama's decision to reject a permit for the building of the XL Keystone pipeline was a key factor in his defeat . . .

The U.S. is on a suicide watch
Alan Caruba
January 18, 2012

In 1991, the Soviet Union, arguably the greatest experiment in Communism, collapsed. After Mao Zedong died in 1976, his successors moved to shift its Communist . . .

Obama weakens the military
Alan Caruba
January 16, 2012

"Si vis pacem, para bellum." If you want peace, plan for war. The adage is attributed to the 4th or 5th century Latin author Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus's . . .

Barack Machiavelli
Alan Caruba
January 8, 2012

The Founding Fathers, authors of the Constitution, were obsessed with any form of government that could become too powerful, too willing to use force to oppress . . .

EPA's killer MACT
Alan Caruba
January 6, 2012

To understand how the Environmental Protection Agency operates, one must first understand that it lies all the time. Its "estimates" are bogus. Its claims of . . .

How not to go crazy in 2012
Alan Caruba
January 1, 2012

Election years tend to create a level of frenzy concerning the selection of the nominees and the outcome. The media feed this in order to keep readers reading . . .

The Great Panjandrum of Pundits
Alan Caruba
December 29, 2011

It's a little known event, perhaps because its participants want it that way, but as the new year is poised to begin, the Grand Panjandrum of Pundits gathered . . .

The 2012 check list for America's survival
Alan Caruba
December 26, 2011

Many people make resolutions to start the year, but I think a list of things that must be done to protect and preserve the Republic should be tallied. 1. . . .

US Navy's lesbian kiss makes waves
Alan Caruba
December 23, 2011

For generations of Americans, the most famous kiss between a Navy sailor and a nurse occurred during the celebration of V-J Day in New York's Times Square on . . .

Christianity's triumph
Alan Caruba
December 19, 2011

"By far the most important event in the entire rise of Christianity was the meeting in Jerusalem in around the year 50, when Paul was granted the authority to . . .

The original tea party -- December 16, 1773
Alan Caruba
December 16, 2011

The modern-day Tea Party is a loose amalgamation of people who came together in March 2009 to protest against passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable . . .

America's communist president
Alan Caruba
December 11, 2011

In his extraordinary book, "Dupes: How America's Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century," the historian, Dr. Paul Kengor, stated in his . . .

Looking to the dollar, gold, and "Mutti" to save the world
Alan Caruba
December 8, 2011

The most formidable couple in the world during the 1980s was Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher, a conservative and a woman of . . .

Spending more has never worked!
Alan Caruba
December 4, 2011

Ask any financial advisor what to do when you are drowning in debt and they will tell you to spend less and pay down your debt. This is just common sense. . . .

Paper money, real debt, and spendthrift nations
Alan Caruba
December 1, 2011

As the citizens of the United States and the seventeen member-nations of the European Union look on, a great drama regarding the future of the EU and its . . .

The threat of a global financial collapse
Alan Caruba
November 28, 2011

At present, the amount of the annual Gross Domestic Product, $14 trillion — the value of all the goods and services that generate income — is . . .

System failure on a global scale
Alan Caruba
November 21, 2011

We are living in times when the structures involving the global financial system, national security, and self-governance are under attack, decaying, or just . . .

Super Committee suicide
Alan Caruba
November 17, 2011

By the weekend, news reports indicated that the congressional Super Committee was closing in on an agreement. The deficit-cutting panel is mandated to trim at . . .

Iran's nuclear Armageddon
Alan Caruba
November 16, 2011

During the long years of the Cold War from 1945 to 1991, the U.S. and the former Soviet Union faced off against each other, both having an arsenal of nuclear . . .

If not Romney, who?
Alan Caruba
November 13, 2011

Generally overlooked in the midst of the many debates and the usual competition between Republican candidates for the Party's nomination is the fact that a . . .

What we have here is a failure to negotiate
Alan Caruba
November 10, 2011

In the movie, "Cool Hand Luke" the warden of a prison camp utters the now famous line, "What we have here is a failure to communicate." The decision of the . . .

Anti-Semitism, a growth industry in bad times
Alan Caruba
November 9, 2011

In bad times, anti-Semitism seems to crawl out of the sewers like a repugnant odor. It is not subject to a rational response. It is pure emotion and a very . . .

Time to rid the streets of the "Occupy" movement
Alan Caruba
November 7, 2011

Is there any doubt left in the minds of observers of the Occupy Wall Street movement tends toward violence and is in need of control? The mayors of the cities  . . .

Herman Cain flunks foreign policy
Alan Caruba
November 3, 2011

It can be argued that domestic affairs are a president's top priority, but the Constitution expressly puts the chief executive in charge of setting and . . .

Killing energy, killing jobs, killing America
Alan Caruba
October 31, 2011

America has been under attack since Barack Obama took the oath of office on January 20, 2009. The primary target has been the nation's ability to generate . . .

Global warming: an obituary
Alan Caruba
October 26, 2011

I used to write obituaries when I was a young journalist and I daresay they are one of the best read sections of any newspaper. We have arrived at a time when . . .

Muammar, dead at last
Alan Caruba
October 23, 2011

There were at last count at least 643 ways to spell Muammar Gaddafi and I for one am very happy he is dead for that reason alone. The fact that he was the . . .

Kiss the European Union goodbye
Alan Caruba
October 20, 2011

In Paris on October 15th, a group of finance ministers and central bankers known as the G20, representing major nations, gave the European Union until October 2 . . .

Immigration, migration, politics and policies
Alan Caruba
October 17, 2011

When early humans got the hang of walking upright, the first thing many did was to walk out of Africa and, eventually, to all parts of the Earth from Asia to . . .

Occupy Wall Street: communism's clueless foot soldiers
Alan Caruba
October 13, 2011

Norman Thomas, a U.S. Socialist Party candidate for president, once famously said, "The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But, under the . . .

Will warmists face justice for their deceptions?
Alan Caruba
October 10, 2011

When you murder someone the case is never closed. The same holds when you murder the truth. No matter how long it takes, truth is defended despite all the . . .

The EPA gets caught in a big fat lie
Alan Caruba
October 2, 2011

The notion that the Environmental Protection Agency uses "science" to justify their regulations is false, just like most of the claims they issue on various . . .

The world is having a nervous breakdown
Alan Caruba
September 28, 2011

If one has been in the habit of reading history then the events of the past and of the present inform each other. For this reason, it occurred to me that the . . .

The financial advice of experts, then and now
Alan Caruba
September 26, 2011

"I see nothing in the present situation that is either menacing or warrants pessimism...I have every confidence that there will be a revival of activity in the . . .

Five wars, 63 years of terrorism, and Israel survives
Alan Caruba
September 19, 2011

The people who have given us bagels and lox, potato latkes, and chicken soup, in addition to the Old Testament, Albert Einstein, and a list of Nobel Prize . . .

The slow, certain death of the global warming theory
Alan Caruba
September 11, 2011

I have been predicting the death of the global warming theory since late in the last decade when it became obvious that the Earth had entered into a cooling . . .

The green jobs, clean energy scam
Alan Caruba
September 9, 2011

There will probably never be a definitive calculation of how much money the United States (and other nations) has wasted on Green programs, litigation, grants, . . .

Israel's terrible choices
Alan Caruba
September 5, 2011

I was eleven years old when Israel declared its independence and sovereignty in 1948 with the blessing of the United Nations. World War Two and the Holocaust . . .

A weather newsgasm
Alan Caruba
August 28, 2011

What major weather events and especially earthquakes tell us is that we live on planet Earth on its terms, not ours. Put another way, we don't "control" the . . .

GE stabs the US in the back
Alan Caruba
August 27, 2011

In 1876 Thomas Alva Edison opened a laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey for the purposes of exploring how to produce and distribute electricity. History . . .

The hideous MLK memorial
Alan Caruba
August 25, 2011

I was a young working journalist during the era of the Civil Rights movement and one evening I was covering a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the . . .

Black America's gains and losses
Alan Caruba
August 21, 2011

You know that Barack Obama is in trouble when even the Congressional Black Caucus begins to criticize him. Maxine Waters (D-CA) recently told a gathering . . .

Alan Caruba
August 14, 2011

As bad as the present financial crisis is, how much worse would it be if the enemies of the United States of America, emboldened by a smaller Army, Navy, Air . . .

Unleashing Americans
Alan Caruba
July 31, 2011

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."  . . .

Obama is boring us to death
Alan Caruba
July 27, 2011

About halfway into his fifteen minute televised address on Monday evening, it occurred to me that Obama is literally boring Americans to death. He was elected . . .

It's just a heat wave
Alan Caruba
July 24, 2011

The most surprising thing about the current heat wave affecting much of the United States is that no global warming charlatan is claiming that it is the result . . .

Flatlining the economy
Alan Caruba
July 17, 2011

As is well known, I am an expert on practically everything. This is why I am obscenely wealthy, sought after by the major media, and am an object of desire even . . .

Casey Anthony, Miss America
Alan Caruba
July 12, 2011

Casey Anthony, the mother of a toddler whose body was stuffed into a bag and tossed into a swamp, will walk free in a day or so. A jury was unable to conclude . . .

The greens just love us to death
Alan Caruba
July 10, 2011

The vote to end the $6 billion in subsidies to ethanol producers reminded me how much Greens love us all. Surely only love could inspire taking corn and turning . . .

The boy president
Alan Caruba
July 8, 2011

Any parent or teacher who has tried to hold a conversation with a self-centered, petulant child or teenager knows how frustrating it is to try to get beyond the . . .

There is no First Amendment without a Second Amendment
Alan Caruba
July 3, 2011

When we celebrate the Fourth of July, let's keep in mind that the first Americans won their independence from England with the force of arms. It was, in fact, a . . .

Spending insanely while the economy collapses
Alan Caruba
June 27, 2011

America is a sovereign nation, a constitutional Republic that will celebrate the 235th anniversary of its declaration of independence in 1776 and the 223rd . . .

Banning BPA will kill people -- The BPA File, Part Six
Alan Caruba
June 22, 2011

The lies being told about Bisphenol-A, BPA, via the print and broadcast media, and via the Internet are a destructive tsunami intended to ban its use. If . . .

Obama will resign and for good reason
Alan Caruba
June 20, 2011

I always thought it was creepy the way Barack Hussein Obama has repeatedly referred to the likelihood of his being a one-term President. It is as if he knew, . . .

No short term Middle East solutions
Alan Caruba
June 12, 2011

A problem with which American administrations have grappled since the days of Thomas Jefferson's presidency has been Arabs and the Middle East. The Marine . . .

A whiff of secession and nullification
Alan Caruba
June 7, 2011

In May Rasmussen Reports took a survey of a thousand adults asking if they believed that States have the right to secede. "One-in-five Americans believe . . .

Destroying the dollar
Alan Caruba
June 5, 2011

Something I never thought I would ever see in my former hometown, a wealthy New Jersey suburb of New York City, was a Dollar Store, but one opened recently in a . . .

600 more days of Obama
Alan Caruba
May 30, 2011

As of May 30, 2011, America has 600 days more of rule by President Barack Hussein Obama. He is the 44th President and, while we have had incompetent . . .

Sex scares used to ban BPA -- the BPA File, Part 5
Alan Caruba
May 23, 2011

Over the course of the first four elements of The BPA File, we have documented a massive, global campaign to ban bisphenol-A, BPA, a chemical that has been . . .

The United States of Stupid
Alan Caruba
May 19, 2011

In 1983, the National Commission on Excellence in Education released a report titled "A Nation at Risk" that documented nationwide failure in American schools. . . .

Obama vs. Israel
Alan Caruba
May 16, 2011

Is Obama a Muslim? Does Obama hate Israel? Will Israel be attacked again? Will Iran nuke Israel? Has Maghreb and Middle Eastern turmoil flummoxed the White . . .

The Fannie Mae mess
Alan Caruba
May 12, 2011

It was a relatively short Wall Street Journal article on Saturday, May 7th. "Fannie Mae Falls Back Into the Loss Column." "Fannie Mae reported a net loss of  . . .

The Pakistani pit of deception
Alan Caruba
May 9, 2011

Even Pakistanis do not believe that their political and military leaders did not know bin Laden was living, as one columnist put it, "wrapped in the bosom of . . .

Jihad is forever
Alan Caruba
May 3, 2011

Americans greeted news of Osama bin Laden's death with a celebration of the payback it represents for the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001 . . .

Pageantry, history, and change
Alan Caruba
May 2, 2011

Last week ended in pageantry that altered history in ways the whole world could take notice, vicariously participate, and absorb into the collective conscience. . . .

Scaring mothers and all others -- the BPA File, Part Four
Alan Caruba
April 27, 2011

In a revealing article in the April issue of The Atlantic, "Beyond BPA: Could 'BPA-Free' Products Be Just as Unsafe?" the effort to scare American consumers and . . .

The Middle East mess
Alan Caruba
April 25, 2011

Anyone such as myself who lived through the long years of the Vietnam quagmire knows that the United States is repeating the same errors in the Middle East that . . .

Earth Day and environmental insanity
Alan Caruba
April 18, 2011

Anyone who has been paying any attention to the environmental movement has got to have concluded it is insane. * While the United States stands poised on . . .

Raising taxes is a very old, very bad idea
Alan Caruba
April 13, 2011

The absurdity of raising taxes in the midst of a recession that increasingly looks and feels like a depression only underscores the Democrat's historic and . . .

The Iranian Armageddon
Alan Caruba
April 10, 2011

In the months and years leading up to the beginning of World War Two, all the parties knew full well Hitler's intention to start a war. When he struck a deal . . .

Warning! Just about everything will kill you
Alan Caruba
April 4, 2011

According to a new book, "The Healthy Home," every single room in your home or apartment is lethal. You would be better off living in a tent in the woods . . .

The big BPA lie -- The BPA File, Part Three
Alan Caruba
March 30, 2011

When I began this series about bisphenol-A, BPA, I instituted a Google Alert for Internet posts that mentioned it. From January through March it generated a . . .

Against all energy anywhere
Alan Caruba
March 28, 2011

One of the great afflictions of the environmentalists — Greens — everywhere is a profound lack of understanding of the role that energy plays in . . .

A world in disarray
Alan Caruba
March 24, 2011

It almost makes one wistful for the Cold War when the world was neatly divided between the United States and its allies against what Ronald Reagan called "the . . .

Obama, as red as it gets
Alan Caruba
March 21, 2011

Isn't it about time that the mainstream media and all others begin to examine the record and conclude that a Communist holds the reins of power in the White . . .

The EPA's fantastic clean air fictions
Alan Caruba
March 16, 2011

Reading the Environmental Protection Agency's news releases is a trip into the world of science fiction, of fantastical assertions and predictions that have no . . .

Global warming R.I.P.
Alan Caruba
March 14, 2011

Have you noticed that you rarely hear "global warming" mentioned on radio or television and the term rarely occurs any more in the print media? One reason is . . .

The party's over
Alan Caruba
March 10, 2011

We all see the world through the prism of where we live. Most of us live in the cities and suburbs. From the early 1940s when my parents moved to the picture . . .

Duped! Relentless Marxist deception
Alan Caruba
March 6, 2011

"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until . . .

Shut it down
Alan Caruba
March 1, 2011

With exquisite timing, I sent my passport renewal application to the agency responsible for issuing a new one at precisely the time when the federal government . . .

America's gay White House
Alan Caruba
February 27, 2011

A news item by Agence Press France flew under the radar of many American news media. On February 25th it reported that "The White House on Friday named Jeremy . . .

Using fear to ban BPA -- The BPA file, Part Two
Alan Caruba
February 23, 2011

Writing for Health News in early February, Michael D. Shaw noted that bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical used to make polycarbonate plastics and an . . .

Good riddance to Fannie & Freddie
Alan Caruba
February 21, 2011

I have this theory that we, the adults, all function at the emotional level of 13-year-olds, the age of bar mitzvahs in which the young man can declare to the . . .

President Stupid
Alan Caruba
February 16, 2011

Remember when everyone was calling George W. Bush stupid? I do. Since then, his published memoir of his years in the White House has been on the bestseller . . .

Multicultural suicide
Alan Caruba
February 14, 2011

In his famed poem, Mending Wall, the American poet, Robert Frost chided the rock wall that he and his neighbor would mend each spring, replacing fallen rocks.  . . .

Islam and the prospect of World War Three
Alan Caruba
February 6, 2011

"I against my brother, I and my brother against our cousin. I, my brother and our cousin against the neighbors. All of us against the foreigner." — . . .

Why Islam is different and dangerous
Alan Caruba
February 3, 2011

Imagine that every day of your life begins with a morning call to prayer from minarets around the city or village in which you live. Imagine that you are . . .

Waiting and watching Egypt
Alan Caruba
January 31, 2011

It took several weeks for word of the British defeat at Yorktown to reach the king and parliament. Not long after the end of the American Revolution, the . . .

Losing Egypt
Alan Caruba
January 29, 2011

Those of us around at the time of the 1979 Iranian student revolution that deposed the shah are having strong feelings of déjà vu because that uprising was . . .

Demonizing Bisphenol-A: The BPA File, Part One
Alan Caruba
January 27, 2011

In July 2010 I wrote a commentary about Bisphenol-A, more commonly called BPA. It is a chemical that has been in wide, safe use for over 50 years, but has come . . .

Hating infidels
Alan Caruba
January 24, 2011

The Holocaust of the last century is remembered for the mass murder of Europe's Jewish population, an estimated six million who perished. In total, an estimated . . .

Unrepentant commies
Alan Caruba
January 19, 2011

I have known a few Communists in my time. The worst of them are the unrepentant ones, still aglow from the 1960s and 70s when the college campuses and streets . . .

The great 'climate change' 2011 taxpayer rip-off
Alan Caruba
January 16, 2011

Unless I am seriously mistaken or misinformed, the rate of unemployment in the U.S. remains high and the foreclosure rate on homes is approaching the level of . . .

Chris Christie's Jersey attitude
Alan Caruba
January 13, 2011

It's the curse of having sat through too many local town council meetings and too many speeches by politicians; it's taking notes as they speak because you want . . .

Apocalypse not!
Alan Caruba
January 9, 2011

There is no religion, past or present, that has not generated an End Times prediction. As the year 2011 begins, you can be sure that the media will begin to . . .

Humans! Get over yourself!
Alan Caruba
January 2, 2011

The greatest absurdity has been the belief that human beings have any influence over the planet on which they live. The Earth is the third planet from the . . .

Nullification in 2011!
Alan Caruba
December 29, 2010

The great issue of our times is the same great issue of the 1830s. The question is whether Congress can pass legislation or the President issue executive orders . . .

Making predictions for 2011
Alan Caruba
December 27, 2010

In ancient times a soothsayer could make a good living divining the meaning of chicken bones and shiny pebbles. The modern version is usually some journalist . . .

Busybodies, nags, and control freaks
Alan Caruba
December 19, 2010

Not long ago I saw a television documentary on the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. I have, in addition, read any number of books on the period of the 1920s . . .

What communism feels like
Alan Caruba
December 15, 2010

Recently I received an email and requested permission to share it. It says a great deal about the danger of a government inclined to ignore the Constitution. . . .

The jihad against America is increasing
Alan Caruba
December 12, 2010

Muhammad, the self-proclaimed prophet of Allah, died in 632 AD. As historian James Carroll notes in his forthcoming book about Jerusalem, "The next year, only . . .

The EPA versus the USA
Alan Caruba
December 5, 2010

It seems almost beyond reason that a single U.S. agency could so hate America that it was prepared to ignore the Constitution, distort a Supreme Court decision, . . .

Oil drilling moratorium is an act of treason
Alan Caruba
December 2, 2010

If you had any doubt that Barack Obama's agenda is to destroy the United States of America, but still want more proof, I offer you the announcement that his . . .

North Korea, China's hidden dagger
Alan Caruba
November 25, 2010

The Korean War ended in a stalemate in 1953. Having begun on June 25, 1950 with the blessings of Joseph Stalin, an armistice agreement on July 27, 1953 left the . . .

Denying Americans their own energy
Alan Caruba
November 21, 2010

What kind of government deliberately denies its citizens access to the energy they need to live, to conduct business, to transport goods, to travel, and to just . . .

November 20, 2009: the day "global warming" ended
Alan Caruba
November 18, 2010

November 20, 2009 is an important date because it was the day that "global warming" ended. It was the day that a total fabrication, a hoax, was revealed to be . . .

The Federal Reserve's magic money
Alan Caruba
November 14, 2010

Historically, the Federal Reserve has had a poor record when it comes to correcting an economic slide into Depression. In his book, "New Deal or Raw Deal?" . . .

Greenwashing America
Alan Caruba
November 7, 2010

Every time you see some product being sold as "Green," allegedly safer or beneficial for the environment, you can be sure that it is more expensive than a . . .

Goodbye global warming, hello biodiversity
Alan Caruba
November 1, 2010

After three decades of trying to push the global warming scam to a point where billions could be made selling and trading bogus "carbon credits," the global . . .

Adrift on an ocean of lies
Alan Caruba
October 27, 2010

"The men the American public admires most extravagantly are the daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth."  . . .

Obama's failure agenda
Alan Caruba
October 25, 2010

Normally, we assume that anyone who runs for and assumes the office of president has an agenda intended to succeed and thereby ensure that history will look . . .

NPR fires Juan Williams for telling the truth
Alan Caruba
October 23, 2010

The headline on the National Public Radio website said, "NPR Ends Williams' Contract After Muslim Remarks," but it should have said, "NPR Fires Williams for . . .

Is Obama just a moron?
Alan Caruba
October 18, 2010

How many recall the eight years of George W. Bush's two terms in office during which he was constantly derided as being too dumb to be president? He was deemed  . . .

Echoes of 1930s Germany?
Alan Caruba
October 11, 2010

Time and again in these troubled and troubling times people make reference to Germany in the 1930s, the rise of the Third Reich, and to Hitler as they express . . .

Faisal Shahzad warns America
Alan Caruba
October 8, 2010

Faisal Shahzad was sentenced to life in prison on October 6th for trying to kill a lot of innocent Americans in Times Square on May 1, 2010. He was completely . . .

The EPA's long war on chemicals
Alan Caruba
October 4, 2010

One of the shows I enjoy watching on the Science Channel is "How It's Made." All manner of things we use to enhance our lives start out as raw materials and the . . .

Your insane U.S. Energy Department
Alan Caruba
September 27, 2010

In mid-September, Cathy Zoi, an Assistant Secretary of Energy, said that the U.S. Department of Energy has a "mandate" to issue regulations about what household . . .

No science, fake science, and the deliberate destruction of the nation
Alan Caruba
September 20, 2010

Any scientist who has not sold his soul to the environmental movement will tell you that the reason that greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide (CO2), do . . .

Turning off the (incandescent) light of liberty
Alan Caruba
September 12, 2010

What if the government banned air conditioning? What if flat-screen televisions were determined to use too much electricity and were ordered phased out of . . .

They destroyed my towers!
Alan Caruba
September 10, 2010

Whenever I drove into New York via the Lincoln Tunnel, I would join the other cars on the long, graceful curve leading to its entrance and, looking to my left, . . .

Feels like a depression to me
Alan Caruba
September 5, 2010

Between the time that George Washington took the first oath of office as president and when Barack Obama did — 1789 to 2009, the United States had borrowed . . .

Two crazy greens
Alan Caruba
September 2, 2010

For a few hours on Wednesday the nation's attention was on James J. Lee who took hostages at the Discovery Communications headquarters in Silver Spring, . . .

Carbon dioxide riches disappear
Alan Caruba
August 31, 2010

The headlines report the way the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been lying and some, myself included, are calling for an end to this snakes' nest . . .

Our schools, dumb and dumber
Alan Caruba
August 30, 2010

As the nation's children return to elementary and secondary schools, it is increasingly essential that their parents and communities coast to coast realize how . . .

How I learned to love the bomb
Alan Caruba
August 26, 2010

As a child in the 1950s, I learned how to "duck and cover" in order to protect myself from an atomic bomb explosion. Little did I know that the instruction . . .

School daze, plugged in, and zoned out
Alan Caruba
August 25, 2010

The older you get the faster time seems to speed by. One minute you're talking about the Baby Boom generation, 1946 to 1964, and the next it's Generation X, 196 . . .

Mexico, bloody Mexico
Alan Caruba
August 22, 2010

It is increasingly obvious that the Obama administration is more interested in protecting Mexicans than Americans. Case in point; Maricopa County Sheriff Joe . . .

Obama is America's new Jim Jones
Alan Caruba
August 15, 2010

On November 18, 1978, the world was shocked to learn that more than 900 members of the People's Temple had committed suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. They took . . .

The first un-American president
Alan Caruba
August 14, 2010

"As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country." — Barack Hussein Obama . . .

The EPA must be stopped!
Alan Caruba
August 13, 2010

On August 12, the Environmental Protection Agency sent out a press release, "EPA Proposes Rules on Clean Air Act Permitting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions." It . . .

Short memories, bad politics, big debt
Alan Caruba
August 12, 2010

"We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work...we have just as much unemployment as when we started.. . . .

There's nothing gay about being gay
Alan Caruba
August 8, 2010

There are two topics I generally try to avoid discussing. Number one on the list is homosexuality. Number two is most things having to do with religion, . . .

Saying no to a Ground Zero mosque
Alan Caruba
August 4, 2010

In the August 3rd edition of The Wall Street Journal, in the Greater New York section, the lead article was "9/11 Memorial Pledged as Part of Mosque Plan."  . . .

The people versus the government
Alan Caruba
August 1, 2010

These are truly extraordinary times. With every passing day, we are witnessing what can only be called the People versus the Government. The distrust and . . .

Obama, the nation killer
Alan Caruba
July 25, 2010

The unemployment rate keeps climbing and the polling results for the President and Congress keep falling. Conservatives are well aware that the Obama . . .

Obama is stripping national defense
Alan Caruba
July 21, 2010

There is no single duty that a President has as Commander-in-Chief that is more important than ensuring the nation's engines of defense remain at a level that . . .

Ridding ourselves of Obama
Alan Caruba
July 18, 2010

"The hope that fired up the election of Barack Obama has flickered out, leaving a national mood of despair and disappointment. Americans are dispirited over how . . .

When bad science makes bad laws
Alan Caruba
July 14, 2010

You may have noticed that the mainstream media has virtually dropped "global warming" as a topic worth reporting. That can be traced to "Climategate," the . . .

Obama plays the race card
Alan Caruba
July 11, 2010

I was frankly surprised when Barack Obama was elected President in 2008. I thought his self-identification as a black American would tip the scales to John . . .

Is Barack Obama the ultimate sleeper agent?
Alan Caruba
July 4, 2010

Not far from where I live in New Jersey, in Montclair, Richard and Cynthia Murphy were arrested as Russian sleeper agents, allegedly in the employ of the SVR, . . .

Barack Obama: a bill of indictment
Alan Caruba
June 27, 2010

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! All those with business before the court of public opinion will draw near. A bill of indictment has been issued for Barack Hussein Obama, . . .

BP and the unmitigated disaster
Alan Caruba
June 20, 2010

The Gulf of Mexico could turn into a giant dead zone if some means cannot be found to staunch the flow of oil and toxic gases emerging from the damaged well . . .

Awaiting Armageddon
Alan Caruba
June 13, 2010

I do not know what it is about Islam and liberalism that causes both to turn logic and truth on its head, but we have been witnessing it in different ways in . . .

"Oil addiction" lies
Alan Caruba
June 8, 2010

Next to the huge international hoax about global warming allegedly caused by carbon dioxide, the biggest lie being told to Americans these days is that we are  . . .

D-Day - June 6, 1944 - then and now
Alan Caruba
June 6, 2010

There is a cruel calculus of war. It is the number of casualties required to win. Beyond that, it is the consequences of losing. Sixty-six years ago, on June . . .

Al and Tipper Gore in Splitsville
Alan Caruba
June 2, 2010

For anyone who has followed Al Gore's Green Brick Road to the land of Global Warming, there has to be more than a bit of schadenfreude — taking pleasure in . . .

Obama's house of cards
Alan Caruba
May 31, 2010

Ever since polls have been taken there have been presidents who encountered disapproval during their terms in office. Usually history exonerates them to some . . .

Energy policy? What energy policy?
Alan Caruba
May 24, 2010

When the government controls the provision of energy, it controls the lives of all citizens and the growth or failure of the nation's economy. Everything else, . . .

"Deniers" meet and the media ignores them...again
Alan Caruba
May 19, 2010

"Denial" is not a river in Africa, nor is it a proper term for the legion of climatologists, meteorologists, geologists, and others like myself who have devoted . . .

Thinking about Mexicans
Alan Caruba
May 16, 2010

For some time now friends have been asking me why I haven't written anything about the Arizona law, amnesty, illegal immigration, and Mexicans. The problem . . .

Americans are drowning in our government's lies
Alan Caruba
May 14, 2010

It's not just the lies about climate change. It's not just the lies about renewable, wind and solar, energy. It's not just the lies about so-called . . .

Cap-and tax: A $cam based on a scam
Alan Caruba
May 11, 2010

It is almost beyond comprehension that Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) will introduce the Cap-and-Trade Act on Wednesday, May 12th, for . . .

Why are we still asking why?
Alan Caruba
May 9, 2010

We are now nearly nine years passed the attack on September 11, 2001 that killed some 3,000 Americans in the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and seventeen years since . . .

Thoughts on the National Day of Prayer
Alan Caruba
May 6, 2010

I feel sorry for atheists and this is particularly true on the National Day of Prayer, May 6th. Curiously, almost every atheist I know has read the Old and . . .

Is the USA too big to fail?
Alan Caruba
May 2, 2010

Lately I have been playing with the question, is the United States of America too big to fail? Greece's bonds are now rated as "junk." It will have to be . . .

The naked communism of Earth Day
Alan Caruba
April 21, 2010

It is no accident that April 22, Earth Day, is also the birth date of Vladimir Lenin, an acolyte of Karl Marx, the lunatic who invented communism as an . . .

Destroying America one environmental law at a time
Alan Caruba
April 20, 2010

While America maintains the greatest military power in the history of mankind, fearful of another terrorist attack on its soil, it is being destroyed from . . .

The EPA monster
Alan Caruba
April 18, 2010

Among the legacies of Richard M. Nixon, famed for the Watergate scandal that forced his resignation, it should be noted that he created the Environmental . . .

Revolt of the states
Alan Caruba
April 14, 2010

President Obama, his weird circle of advisors (czars), and the ideologues within the Democrat Party led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Harry Reid . . .

The most dysfunctional place on earth
Alan Caruba
April 10, 2010

We now live in a nation that will not name its enemy. Homeland Security wants to eliminate terms like Islamic jihad or terrorism from its vocabulary lest we . . .

Picking a fight with patriots
Alan Caruba
April 8, 2010

The British, when they still ruled the American colonies, learned to their displeasure what a bad idea it is to pick a fight with patriots. By the time the . . .

Our warrior class
Alan Caruba
April 3, 2010

I come from a generation, just as several before it, that was drafted into military service. The Draft, conscription, goes back to the days of the Civil War and . . .

Destroying America with the EPA's carbon lies
Alan Caruba
April 1, 2010

Lisa Jackson, Obama's EPA director, has just announced the agency's new auto regulations of gas mileage based on global warming. In addition, the agency asserts . . .

Taking terrorism seriously
Alan Caruba
March 30, 2010

I keep wondering when the world is going to begin to take Islamic terrorism seriously. The world's leaders and, in particular, the media could begin by . . .

Superpower China
Alan Caruba
March 29, 2010

As the sun begins to set on an America whose dollar set the standard and whose capacity for manufacturing was unchallenged, a new superpower is emerging and it . . .

Reflections on a national disaster
Alan Caruba
March 24, 2010

"Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy that did not commit suicide." — John Adams (1835-1826)  . . .

Obama the Muslim meets Netanyahu the Jew
Alan Caruba
March 23, 2010

On Tuesday, March 23rd, when Benyamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of the Jewish state of Israel, meets with President Barack Hussein Obama, a Muslim, he will . . .

Talk of impeachment
Alan Caruba
March 20, 2010

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than . . .

Obamacare: dead man walking
Alan Caruba
March 17, 2010

Don't you think, if the Democrats had the votes for Obamacare, it would be the law of the land right now? I have been telling friends for days that it doesn . . .

Obama's ideology threatens America
Alan Caruba
March 15, 2010

During what can only be hoped will be the final struggle between the socialist and capitalist approach to health care the debate is focused on the cost of . . .

We want a "Fair Tax" NOW!
Alan Caruba
March 14, 2010

Both my Father and older brother were Certified Public Accountants. Around the dinner table, the Internal Revenue Services was spoken of as the adversary. "Tax . . .

Blowing wind up your skirt
Alan Caruba
March 7, 2010

One of the keystones of the Obama administration's energy policies has been a very expensive emphasis on "clean energy," sometimes called "renewable energy," . . .

Energy suicide: unplugging America
Alan Caruba
March 4, 2010

What was that most homeowners and apartment dwellers most feared in the recent record-breaking blizzard that hit the northeast? The answer is losing . . .

Obamacare: resisting progressive evil
Alan Caruba
March 3, 2010

The author and conservative icon, Ayn Rand, wrote that "The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default; by the moral . . .

Applying Alinsky: why Obamacare makes no sense
Alan Caruba
February 27, 2010

After seven and a half hours of the Republicans trying to introduce some rationality into the discussion of Obamacare, the "reform" of Medicare that actually . . .

Accelerating the speed of lies
Alan Caruba
February 25, 2010

"In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of . . .

The multi-billion dollar global warming fraud
Alan Caruba
February 20, 2010

As the massive global warming fraud implodes, the one aspect of it that has not been explored in depth is the equally massive waste of billions of dollars spent . . .

Obama's invisible homeless and hungry
Alan Caruba
February 14, 2010

The most enduring images of the Great Depression from 1929 through to the beginning of World War II for America in 1941 were those of homeless people, hobo . . .

The ayatollahs are asking for it
Alan Caruba
February 11, 2010

The announcement by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution that Iran was now "a nuclear state" . . .

I prefer local to global
Alan Caruba
February 6, 2010

Perhaps it is just the product of the times in which I grew up and my experience with the events of the world. Or perhaps it is the spin that has been added to . . .

Crazy Nancy, cunning Barack
Alan Caruba
February 3, 2010

When President Obama announced he would commit the nation to reduce "greenhouse gas emissions" in accordance with the failed UN Copenhagen Climate Change . . .

The great green land grab
Alan Caruba
January 31, 2010

All across America, various environmental organizations have been engaged in schemes to deter development such as housing, new energy plants, or the horror of a . . .

And, now, for some good news
Alan Caruba
January 28, 2010

After the State of the Union speech and the instant analyses on television and the punditry that follows on newspaper's editorial pages and, of course, on news . . .

The bill comes due for socialism
Alan Caruba
January 24, 2010

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." — Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister It began as a . . .

Saying no to Emperor Obama
Alan Caruba
January 20, 2010

Yes, it's true. The emperor has no clothes. Even in a State where you cannot swing a dead cat without hitting a dozen Democrats, the voters said "No." "We . . .

Deadly earth, deadly humans
Alan Caruba
January 18, 2010

The earthquake in Haiti is a perfect example of the arrogance of environmentalists who are always running around crying "Save the Earth" or making claims that . . .

Distracted by stupidity
Alan Caruba
January 16, 2010

I have a friend who lives with his blind Malamute dog, Boris, in a cabin deep in the Missouri woods. He is as self-sufficient as one can be, but he is not one . . .

Obama, the scourge of the Constitution
Alan Caruba
January 15, 2010

Barack Obama taught a University of Chicago Law School course on the U.S. Constitution. In response to inquiries during the campaign, the school released the . . .

The lies about green jobs
Alan Caruba
January 10, 2010

"I was impressed as never before by the utter lack of logic of the man, the scantiness of his precise knowledge of things that he was talking about, by the . . .

Not by fire but by ice
Alan Caruba
January 7, 2010

Some say the world will end in fire; Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I . . .

Obama's make-believe life
Alan Caruba
January 2, 2010

I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he's led a kind of make-believe life in which money was provided and doors were opened because at some point . . .

It's not socialism, it's communism
Alan Caruba
December 27, 2009

If you felt a frisson of fear on news that the Senate had passed Obamacare the day before Christmas, then you now know what it was and is like to live in a . . .

Al Qaeda sends a Christmas message
Alan Caruba
December 26, 2009

If there is an American remaining who does not understand that the Islamic revolution is at war with our nation and the West, then they are in serious denial.  . . .

I do not forgive you, Jimmy Carter
Alan Caruba
December 24, 2009

The news of the day before Christmas is that former President Jimmy Carter has apologized for anything he has said or done to offend America's Jewish community . . .

Demography decides everything
Alan Caruba
December 20, 2009

When I listen to politicians arguing the merits of some piece of legislation, I am usually 99% sure they have no idea how demography — population — will . . .

It's all a lie: Copenhagen, Gore, Obama
Alan Caruba
December 17, 2009

When President Obama shows up in Copenhagen to take part in the greatest fraud perpetrated worldwide in the modern era, there is only one thing you need to know . . .

Obama: what a difference a year makes
Alan Caruba
December 12, 2009

Historians are likely to look back at 2009, the first year of Barack Obama's term in office and assess the damage it has done to Americans and to the image of . . .

Baby, it's cold outside
Alan Caruba
December 10, 2009

One of the great ironies of the Climate Change Conference taking place in Copenhagen is that its focus is on "global warming" at a time when Planet Earth has . . .

Climategate: a willful ignorance
Alan Caruba
December 6, 2009

"Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century's developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged . . .

The Middle East: reporting an enigma
Alan Caruba
November 28, 2009

When President Obama delivers a speech on why he is going to send more thousands of U.S. troops and spend more billions on the eight-year-old conflict in . . .

Global warming fraud: somebody needs to go to jail
Alan Caruba
November 24, 2009

The revelations that scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (CRU) doctored the data supporting the global warming claims of the . . .

Global warming meltdown: climategate
Alan Caruba
November 23, 2009

For those of us "skeptics" and "deniers" who have been jumping up and down, pointing at the Sun, and saying, "See, it's the Sun that determines how warm or cool . . .

The global carbon footprint scam
Alan Caruba
November 21, 2009

I never cease to marvel at the environmental alarmists who create one "crisis" after another using wretchedly bad "science" to support their scams. On Tuesday, . . .

A man-made financial disaster
Alan Caruba
November 15, 2009

You will recall that, shortly before the end of the 2008 political campaign, the White House announced a threat to the entire financial system and called on . . .

Energy ABCs: playing Americans for fools
Alan Caruba
November 8, 2009

I have long harbored strong doubts about the knowledge that most Americans possess regarding the sources of energy they largely take for granted. We flip a . . .

Muslim, but presumed innocent
Alan Caruba
November 6, 2009

The earliest indications are that Major Malik Nadal Hasan, the alleged killer of thirteen soldiers who wounded 30 more at Fort Hood broke under the stress of . . .

A turning point, swiftly reached
Alan Caruba
November 4, 2009

The November 3rd elections were a turning point, swiftly reached. The inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama was followed by Tea Parties around the nation that . . .

Every day is Groundhog Day in the Middle East
Alan Caruba
November 1, 2009

In the movie, "Groundhog Day," the main character wakes up day after day, trapped in the same events, desperately looking for a way out of that living nightmare . . .

Afghanistan, Bananistan
Alan Caruba
October 28, 2009

Though it pains me deeply, I have to agree with President Obama's reluctance to send more troops into Afghanistan. Perhaps he is thinking about the problems . . .

Taking away your choice
Alan Caruba
October 25, 2009

I am always amazed at the variety of choice that exists in my local supermarket. There are other supermarkets in the area, but the one I frequent most has lower . . .

Only idiots listen to these "leaders"
Alan Caruba
October 20, 2009

Not long ago U.N. Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, told everyone they only had a few weeks in order to save the Earth from "climate change" and this week it's . . .

They don't care!
Alan Caruba
October 18, 2009

It has finally dawned on me why President Obama and the Democrats in control of the Congress rushed to pass an unread "stimulus" bill "redistributing" billions . . .

Saving the earth by hating humanity
Alan Caruba
October 11, 2009

As the greatest hoax of the modern era, "global warming," bites the dust around the world, it behooves us all to contemplate why environmentalists — Greens  . . .

EPA: The Blob that ate America
Alan Caruba
October 3, 2009

No single government agency has grown so big and so fast as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and no single agency threatens constitutionally guaranteed . . .

Cap-and-switch: hello sucker!
Alan Caruba
September 30, 2009

Here's a look at the introduction of a draft bill co-sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), co-sponsored by John Kerry (D-MA). It is the Senate alternative to . . .

Liberals are killing America
Alan Caruba
September 27, 2009

It is not a new observation, but it is one that needs review and repeating every so often. Why do liberals always seem to get on the wrong side of any issue . . .

The Department of Defenselessness
Alan Caruba
September 22, 2009

When World War Two arrived at America's doorstep, we had to virtually build an Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines from scratch. The war had been raging in Europe . . .

At war with Iran for thirty years
Alan Caruba
September 20, 2009

Iran has been at war with the United States for thirty years. When one's life spans time from the beginning of World War Two, the decades of the Cold War, . . .

The fine art of American protest
Alan Caruba
September 13, 2009

There have been many mass marches on Washington, D.C., so the locals know how to make plans to anticipate the congestion and the police are polite and skillful . . .

9/11 eight years later and no safer
Alan Caruba
September 9, 2009

Has it been eight years? What I learned from 9/11 was that a lot of Americans have concluded that it was America's fault we were attacked. That may sound . . .

The Afghanistan quagmire
Alan Caruba
September 6, 2009

In November 2008, I wrote of Afghanistan, "Having lived through the long years of the war in Vietnam, I can tell you that Afghanistan looks and smells like . . .

Obama's communists
Alan Caruba
September 2, 2009

"Tailgunner" Joe McCarthy, a 1950s U.S. Senator who lent his name to any effort to expose America's enemies, was right. At the height of his fame, he said the U . . .

Obama's unconstitutional "czars"
Alan Caruba
August 30, 2009

Here's a question that has been nagging me for months. Are Obama's ever-growing number of "czars" constitutional? I am not a constitutional scholar, but I have . . .

America's Empire of Trust
Alan Caruba
August 23, 2009

Though most Americans are unaware of it, the rest of the world is taking an active interest in the sometimes heated debate we are having regarding the alleged . . .

The Middle East maze
Alan Caruba
August 15, 2009

Referring to a 1990 report in The Economist, the editors recently said, "To revisit the Arab world two decades later is to find that in many ways history . . .

I accuse!
Alan Caruba
August 8, 2009

In 1898, an article by the great French novelist, Emile Zola was published in L'Aurore. It was addressed to the President of France. Zola accused the military . . .

The perfect storm
Alan Caruba
August 2, 2009

The term "the perfect storm" has come to mean how circumstances and bad judgments come together to create havoc and death. I have begun to conclude that . . .

First Brat
Alan Caruba
July 27, 2009

Ten minutes into the answer to the first question asked at President Obama's latest press conference, I had a kind of epiphany. This guy should be called the . . .

The Jerusalem quandary
Alan Caruba
July 26, 2009

I have often wondered why it is such a tiny nation as Israel commands so much news coverage. Having declared its sovereignty in 1948, it is now just over sixty . . .

How empires die
Alan Caruba
July 19, 2009

I recently read an interesting book by Christopher Kelly, "The End of Empire: Attila the Hun and The Fall of Rome." Our popular image of Attila is that of a . . .

A "crisis" of governors
Alan Caruba
July 12, 2009

If you can have a pride of lions and a gaggle of geese, then I suggest that the forthcoming July 17-20 meeting of the National Governors Association can be . . .

The "secret" tea party protests
Alan Caruba
July 8, 2009

An estimated 2,000 "Tea Party" nationwide protests against excessive taxation did not get much coverage in the nation's mainstream media. You had to visit . . .

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