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.
By Mark Tapscott | 12/30/13 09:36 AM
If ever there was a "target-rich environment," the federal monstrosity in the nation's capital surely qualifies, at least for investigative journalists seeking to expose waste, fraud and corruption. That's why 2013 was a banner year for the Washington Examiner's Watchdog Investigative...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/29/13 10:27 AM
Seven Special Reports produced by members of the Washington Examiner Watchdog Investigative Reporting team made 2013 an especially productive year. These special reports provide Watchdog team members the opportunity to dig deep into the causes, effects and possible solutions to some of...
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.
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