By Mark Tapscott | 01/20/14 09:08 AM
Except for folks who make their living arguing before federal judges, reading court opinions isn't likely among the regular practices of Morning Examiner readers. But a three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling last week that should be read...
By Mark Tapscott | 01/17/14 08:59 AM
Slowly but surely the truth is becoming known about President Obama's blatant use of the Internal Revenue Service to suppress the First Amendment political free speech rights of Tea Party, conservative and evangelical non-profits during the 2010, 2012 -- and now -- the 2014 campaigns.
By Mark Tapscott | 01/16/14 08:40 AM
Gun-control advocates have for decades claimed that allowing more individuals to own firearms will lead to higher crime rates. Yet a Gallup poll recently reported that 47 percent of Americans reporting having at least one firearm in their home, and there's no crime wave.
By Mark Tapscott | 01/15/14 09:00 AM
Has Big Green's global warming campaign been such a total failure that it's prompting a wholesale house-cleaning of the movement's top leadership?
By Mark Tapscott | 01/14/14 09:39 AM
Only in a Washington that "leads from behind" would American leaders hail a deal with an arch enemy to deny it a weapon of awful destructive power, only to have that foe declare the very same day that it will never stop its development of that terrible device.
By Mark Tapscott | 01/13/14 09:08 AM
Baseball's Leo "The Lip" Durocher was famously credited for saying "nice guys finish last." House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell could learn a few things from Durocher.
By Mark Tapscott | 01/10/14 09:09 AM
Fiftieth anniversaries are typically joyful occasions that prompt deep reflection. The "War on Poverty" reached that milestone this week and it definitely inspired a great deal of national reflection.
By Mark Tapscott | 01/09/14 08:43 AM
The Emergency Unemployment Compensation program that President Obama and congressional Democrats want to extend started in June 2008 and is now in its 66th month. Perhaps it's time to stop calling it either temporary or for an emergency and start calling it a permanent entitlement.
By Mark Tapscott | 01/07/14 07:59 AM
The differences between Walmart and Obamacare plans are dramatic in many respects, but none more so than their comparative access to high quality care providers and doctors.
By Mark Tapscott | 01/06/14 08:23 AM
Two-thirds of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to the RealClearPolitics average of major surveys on the issue. The other third might well change their minds if they could attend this year's Modern Language Association convention in Chicago, beginning...
By Mark Tapscott | 01/03/14 08:06 AM
It appears the inmates are running the asylum in both major parties, based on what's being planned by Democrats and Republicans for 2014. Okay, not the inmates, but it must be folks who can't see beyond the Hudson or the Potomac.
By Mark Tapscott | 01/02/14 08:42 AM
Here's a surprise: Mainstream media liberals are split on whether Edward Snowden, currently residing in Russia courtesy of former KGBer Vladimir Putin, is a whistle-blowing hero or a treasonous leaker.
By Mark Tapscott | 01/01/14 10:12 AM
Happy New Year and welcome to the 225th year of the democratic republic established by the U.S. Constitution. The year 2014 is likely to be a pivotal one.
By Mark Tapscott | 12/31/13 08:48 AM
Few are those in American politics these days with guts and knowledge to speak the truth without regard for the consequences. Without question, Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma belongs at the top of the list.
By Mark Tapscott | 12/31/13 06:02 AM
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is the most written-about member of the U.S. Senate, and by a wide margin over his closest competitor. He's followed by Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Bill Nelson, D-Fla.; and Harry Reid, D-Nev.
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