Reagan and Bush: The politics of optimism

by Benjamin Shapiro -- It's morning in America – again. The 2004 presidential election is beginning to look more and more like a 1984 repeat. During the first three years of President more…

John Kerry, slimier than a Budweiser frog

by Benjamin Shapiro -- In 1996, Sen. John Kerry fought the political battle of his life against Republican Gov. William Weld. During the senatorial campaign, Kerry uttered this unforgettable witticism: "Governor, as more…

Kerry: Shredding documents, abandoning veterans

by Benjamin Shapiro -- John Kerry is running as a Vietnam veteran. The Kerry campaign website states: "When John Kerry returned home from Vietnam, he joined his fellow veterans in vowing never more…

Ripping off the taxpayer, student-style

by Benjamin Shapiro -- Ouch. I got the bill for this quarter at the University of California-Los Angeles on Monday. It was ugly. With the budget crisis in California, tuition has been more…