Dr. Ben Carson: Race Relations in America Better Before Obama

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Dr. Ben Carson thinks race relations were better in America before the election of President Barack Obama.

The retired African-American pediatric neurosurgeon who rose to national prominence after his harsh criticism of the Affordable Care Act at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013 made the comments Tuesday on The Hugh Hewitt Show.

Chuck Schumer: The Democratic Party Has a Fever, and the Only Prescription Is More Government

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Liberals tend to scoff whenever conservatives suggest that the reason why Republicans (e.g., Mitt Romney) lose elections is because they’re not conservative enough. And yet, some liberals have assessed their disastrous midterm showing and concluded that in order for Democrats to be successful in 2016, they need to rediscover their liberal roots. This Mother Jones piece, for instance, assures Democrats that if they run as an unabashed liberal, they can still win … in Minnesota.

Chuck Hagel: A Legacy

Couldn't even defend his face. (AP)

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel resigned was fired on Monday, vindicating critics who had long argued that Hagel was unfit for the job.

“Chuck Hagel has been no ordinary secretary of defense,” the man who fired him (President Obama) said in a statement.

And this is certainly true. An ordinary secretary of defense, for example, probably could have defended his face from a kitchen cabinet. Hagel could not. Also, he couldn’t get anyone to return his phone calls.

Who On Earth Would Want to Replace Hagel?

Let's go, Chuck.

On the one hand, it makes sense why the White House needed to leak so emphatically this morning that Hagel’s departure was “under pressure” and not an amicable split. First, Hagel and his people were saying that he had initiated the split over his frustrations with the White House, and the president’s aides no doubt felt that such a narrative needed a strong response.