By Mark Tapscott | 12/28/13 12:38 PM
Being the end of December, journalists are scrambling to come up with fresh content for their sites during the slowest news period of the year. That's why readers encounter so many "Year in Review" and "Best of 2013" posts between Christmas and New Year's. In that spirit, here's a YIR post...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/28/13 08:41 AM
Obamacare - President Obama's signature domestic policy achievement - has been troubled since before the Oct. 1, 2013, launch-day meltdown of its Healthcare.gov web portal. Within hours of going live, Healthcare.gov crashed and began a cycle of repeated crashes, emergency fixes and new...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/26/13 10:28 AM
More than three-fourths of Americans are worried about government corruption, and 52 percent of those surveyed believe it has worsened in the past five years, according to a new survey released today.
By Mark Tapscott | 12/23/13 09:45 AM
The firestorm created by the suspension of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson for, in A&E's words, expressing "his personal views" on homosexuality, based on his evangelical Christian faith, is becoming a milestone for the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech and religion.
By Mark Tapscott | 12/20/13 09:29 AM
Ed Haislmaier of the Heritage Foundation points out an important fact about President Obama's implementation of his signature domestic policy achievement: "America’s involvement in World War II began on Dec. 7, 1941, with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It ended 1,365 days later on...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/19/13 08:49 AM
This may come as a shock to many readers, but there was actually a time in America when censorship was common, particularly in the entertainment world. When, for example, the "Gone With The Wind" script called for Rhett Butler to tell Scarlett O'Hara in the classic movie's closing scene that...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/18/13 08:39 AM
Small details tell big stories in the political world and Washington Examiner Chief Political Correspondent Byron York has a master's eye for detecting them. Take his column today on how Jeh Johnson, President Obama's new Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, thumbed his nose at...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/17/13 08:47 AM
Want a preview of what Obamacare has in store for Americans? Check out the latest news on Britain's National Health Service. In the words of the Daily Mail newspaper, the NHS is a "shambles." "One investigation revealed that a quarter of new mothers were abandoned by their midwives during...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/16/13 09:05 AM
When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Democratic majority blew up two centuries of Senate practice by repealing the filibuster on most presidential nominees, they killed a key procedural protection for the rights of minorities. Whereas before 60 votes were required to end debate on a...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/13/13 08:30 AM
Want to know the toughest job in America? Two sad sacks — one a congressman, the other a journalist — demonstrate that it's probably defending Obamacare. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., tried during Thursday's House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing to refute testimony from...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/12/13 09:18 AM
Dan Levinson may be the most important Washington name you don't know. He's the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asked him to figure out how healthcare.gov came to be so screwed up.
By Mark Tapscott | 12/11/13 09:49 AM
There are two ways of looking at the deal announced Tuesday night by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray. Either the deal — which rolls back the 2011 sequestration budget ceiling by increasing federal spending from $967 billion to...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/10/13 03:16 PM
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced yesterday that the federal government has sold its remaining shares of General Motors stock. "With the final sale of GM stock, this important chapter in our nation’s history is now closed," Lew said during a conference call with journalists.
By Mark Tapscott | 12/09/13 01:01 PM
Visitors in the Smithsonian's ever-popular Air & Space Museum were recently treated to a flash performance of Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by the U.S. Air Force Band. If this doesn't get your Christmas spirit going, nothing will. This is a simply a wonderful performance of a...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/09/13 09:00 AM
Critics of the American Legislative Exchange Council — which concluded its 2013 annual conference in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6 — regularly denounce it as a corporate tool due to its funding support from Fortune 500 giants.
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