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Pruden: Stumbling into hellfire in Helsinki

By Wesley Pruden | How does Donald Trump test the patience, forbearance, loyalty and endurance of the millions who trusted him to drain the swamp, restore a strong American voice in the world, cast out evil-doers and deliver America from the clutch of those who would trash the dream? Let us count the ways. President […]

Pruden: There’s life in Old Blighty yet

By Wesley Pruden | The good ol’ boys, if there were any in Old Blighty, could tell Theresa May how and why she finds herself in such a mess in London, with a Brexit disaster only inches away: “You always go home with the one who brung you to the dance.” This is folk wisdom […]

Pruden: Making book on a sure thing

By Wesley Pruden | I’ve got your judge right here: Gentlemen, place your bets. I’ve got Brett Kavanaugh at 5 to 2, Amy Coney Barrett at 4 to 1, and coming up fast on the inside, Ray Kethledge at 8 to 3. Kavanaugh has been on a bit of a fade, Miss Amy is holding […]

Pruden: The inevitable search for the litmus test

By Wesley Pruden | Litmus test, litmus test, who’s got a litmus test? Well, apparently just about every senator on the left. A litmus test — a standard beyond which one won’t go, like Barack Obama’s famous red line in Syria — was once derided as the mark of a rigid mind. Now that the […]

Pruden: The Democrats flirt with an old fantasy

By Wesley Pruden | Nobody has ever proved that Andy Warhol said “in the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” But he has been misquoted so often that a lot of people think he did. (Read the quotation carefully). A wiser man did say that “nothing recedes like success,” and we see that […]

Pruden: Barking mad and proud of it

By Wesley Pruden | Bonnie and Clyde sometimes called themselves “bank inspectors,” but they were only kidding. The Palestinian Authority, the famous terrorist collective pretending to be a nation, collects $350 million from the U.S. Treasury every year to pay “salaries” to imprisoned terrorists, make love offerings to families of dead terrorists, celebrate terrorists as […]

Pruden: Democrats in a lather over the good news

By Wesley Pruden | Barack Obama is miffed because he thinks he collected the tinder for a booming economy, and events ignited a booming economy and the Donald gets the credit. That’s pretty fanciful, as most economists will tell you. But now Mr. Obama can watch with a measure of pleasure as President Trump takes […]

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