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Pruden: When the hangman botches the job

By Wesley Pruden The taking of a life to punish taking a life is an idea whose time is not yet gone, but its years may be numbered. A low-key campaign against capital punishment is flourishing, led this time by lonely conservatives. Many of them are concerned about the inefficiency of state killing, if not […]

Pruden: The Democratic-wannabe mice under Hillary Clinton’s feet

By Wesley Pruden If Hillary Clinton is inevitable, why are so many mice scurrying about under her feet? Hillary is supposed to be the juggernaut of the ages, awash in money, feminist adulation and nostalgia for the security and serenity of the Clinton years, when nothing much happened beyond Bubba’s Oval Office pantry. Some Democrats, […]

Pruden: A deadly enemy within exacerbating immigration crisis

By Wesley Pruden Pogo, the possum-philosopher from the Okefenokee Swamp of the comics page, got it right: “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” Everything is spinning out of control, and this is where the passionate pursuit of pleasure has brought us. Everybody is eager to go somewhere else, anywhere else, but there’s […]

Pruden: The president finds his legacy in border invasion

By Wesley Pruden That noisy flutter above the rooftops is the sound of chickens coming home, trying to find a place on the crowded Democratic roost. Chaos on the border grows noisier, with a backlash in unexpected places: The governor of Connecticut, a Democrat and a fully credentialed liberal, tells President Obama to keep his […]

Pruden: The costly fantasy of impeaching Obama

By Wesley Pruden The Democrats owe a growing debt to the Republican red-hots pursuing the fantasy of impeaching Barack Obama. They’re collecting a lot of cash — probably not as much as they claim, but a lot — from the naive and excitable folks in the Democratic base. Outrage is easily convertible to cash, as […]

Pruden: ‘Dirty Harry’ Reid’s increasing eccentricity

By Wesley Pruden Harry Reid is the majority bumpkin of the U.S. Senate, vying with the vice president to say weird, goofy, sometimes amusing and often embarrassing things. His Democratic colleagues typically chuckle, roll their eyes, and put it down to ol’ Harry just being old Harry. (He’s only 78, but in his case, 78 […]

Pruden: When atrocity invites atrocity in Middle East

By Wesley Pruden Atrocity invites atrocity, and just when we think we’ve reached the bottom of the homo sapiens order, we discover there’s a bottom beneath the bottom. The kidnapping and murder of children is the vilest of all crimes, and why the perpetrators of such indecency are held as the lowest of the low […]

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