Pruden on Politics

Pruden on Politics

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  • PRUDEN: When a bored president just 'mails it in'

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Like it or not, the world is a dangerous place, and getting more so. None of the portents look good. Vladimir Putin not so subtly says, in ever louder voice, that he's in charge of events now, and the rest of the world should just get used to it. Published April 17, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Loose-lipped pols pay a debt to plain language

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Sometimes the smartest among us should just shut up, and watch his language. Nobody gets the opportunity now, if he ever did, to take something back, to explain "context" or "clarify" what he was trying to say. It's all on somebody's tape. Published April 14, 2014

  • PRUDEN: When capital punishment gets no sanction

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    This has been a big week in the death house in Texas. The state executioner was assigned to dispatch not one, but two, evildoers. Published April 10, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Critics’ grudging praise for George W. Bush's paintings

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    George W. Bush has been called a lot of unkind things, and now this: Who knew Picasso dwelled within the 43rd president of the United States? Published April 7, 2014

  • Doubts on military's sex assault stats as numbers far exceed those for the U.S.

    By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times

    The Pentagon's survey results for the percentage of military women who are sexually assaulted in a year are much higher than the Justice Department's findings for young women in the U.S. Published April 6, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Kerry's desperation meets Palestinian intransigence in Mideast peace process

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    If John Kerry wants to live with his head in the clouds, he should stick to windsurfing. He's making a further mess of everything in the Middle East. When President Obama, who lives in fantasies wrapped in pipe dreams himself, is fully awake, he should order the secretary of state to surf on home. Published April 3, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Flatulent cows and the global warming hysteria

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Cows, like Rodney Dangerfield, don't get no respect. The White House wants to cut methane emissions from the dairy industry by 20 percent by the year 2020. The Environmental Protection Agency isn't sure how to do it, but we can be sure a new tax will come with the solution. Published March 31, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Gaffes from loose lips can sink campaign ships

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Some of our politicians just don't get it. They don't understand the wired world, and pay the price for talking when they shouldn't. Loose lips that sink ships ruin election campaigns, too. Published March 27, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Goodbye to an infamous tormentor

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    A mean and vulgar troublemaker died last week, gone to his reward for making life miserable for millions of Americans, and some of those who suffered under the lash of language, many of them advocates of the lavender lifestyle, have set an example of Christian good will and forbearance. Maybe it will be catching. Published March 24, 2014

  • PRUDEN: A test of the Republican old order

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    The old order changeth, and he who does not get out of the way risks getting runneth over. This applies to senators, baseball players, preachers, poachers, Volkswagen mechanics and anyone else who isn't paying attention. Published March 20, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Midterms favor GOP as Democrats flee Obama

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Pretty soon the Republicans on the line in November will have to worry about peaking too soon. Democrats are up to their knees in a large slough of despond. All about seems only despair and dejection with no way out. Published March 17, 2014

  • PRUDEN: How Sink sank in Florida special election

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Alex Sink, who was the model for the Democratic congressional candidate of 2014, lost what was supposed to be a slam-dunk victory Tuesday in Florida. She got the slam, but not the dunk, and departs the arena leaving a valuable lesson for her party. Published March 13, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Missing airliner, stolen passports fuel wild speculation

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Man loves his machines, and grieves when they fail. Worse than the failure is the mystery of why they fail. Airplanes, one of man's most celebrated and reliable machines, rarely fail, and when they do, there's a race to find out why. Published March 10, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Likening Putin to Hitler shows Hillary's shaky grasp of history

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    Enough already with the Hitler talk. War drums and loose lips are giving the old Austrian paperhanger a bad name. Der fuehrer has held the franchise as "most evil figure in history," and now excitable politicians and pundits of little imagination are trying to take the title away by putting him in league with mere pikers. Published March 6, 2014

  • PRUDEN: Playing the chicken in Kiev

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    America has become a paper tiger with cardboard teeth, and nobody knows this better than Vladimir Putin. Who can blame him? Some of Barack Obama's red lines are missing, and he can't remember where he put them. Published March 3, 2014

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