A Christmas standard since the 1940s, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is a catchy song that is now - incredibly enough - controversial. A cottage industry has sprung up denouncing the song as "creepy." Despite all the effort, there is no reason to try to spoil
Just what we all need to ring in the Christmas season: Un-merry millionaire Michelle Obama belly-aching about the burdens of public life with Oprah. Complain, complain, complain. What a way to make the most of your last six months in the White House.
Last Friday, President Obama gave his last press conference as commander in chief. Undeterred by his would-be successor's devastating loss to Trump, he maintained his cool and collected self-aggrandizement. Why not? According to Obama, Obama has been a major success.
With the nomination of highly motivated reformers, like Rep. Tom Price to head up the largest department in the federal government, Health and Human Services, we should feel hopeful. But history and experience should also keep us sober.
Donald Trump is appointing good people — Andy Puzder, for example, Trump's nominee for labor secretary. When Puzder took over Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants, they were deep in debt. Four years later, they were profitable. I bet his 70,000 workers are happy about that. "What did
Environmental activists have been urging the administration to take action before Trump takes office. Using a 1953 law to ban drilling in U.S. territorial waters would likely draw a legal challenge, and Trump could rescind such an order.
Trump has promised a more hopeful foreign policy than that of the Republicans he denounced and is succeeding. No more wars where vital interests are not imperiled. No more U.S. troops arriving as first responders for freeloading allies.
For seven years now the economy has severely underperformed because business capital investment - in factories, equipment, computers, tractors, warehouses, and laboratories - has dried up. That's the real infrastructure crisis in America.