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  • Examiner Editorial: The 'soft despotism' of regulation imposes high costs on Americans

    Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Alexis de Tocqueville, author of the classic Democracy in America, were born in different times and places. But the French aristocrat and American think tanker have the measure of the federal behemoth in the age of Obama. Writing in 1835,...

  • Examiner Editorial: IRS should collect taxes, leave political speech alone

    Silk purses can sometimes be made from sow's ears, but such an outcome will never happen with the proposed IRS nonprofit oversight rule that would put the federal tax agency in the role of regulating First Amendment freedom of speech and association. The rule was conceived as part of the Obama...

  • Examiner Editorial: American energy independence in sight despite Obama

    Booming oil and natural gas production made possible by technological advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling has been the lone bright spot in the U.S. economy throughout President Obama's tenure in the Oval Office. The U.S. Energy Information Administration released data last...

  • Examiner Editorial: Rep. Frank Wolf cracks constitutional whip on Justice spending

    Finally! Somebody is showing the backbone the Founders expected of the House of Representatives in its exclusive exercise of the power of the purse. Rep. Frank Wolf is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee panel with jurisdiction over the Department of Justice budget. The Virginia...

  • Examiner Editorial: Does torture report show whether vital intelligence was obtained?

    Members of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted recently to release a report on the “enhanced interrogation techniques” (EITs) used in questioning terrorist subjects in the years following the 9/11 attacks during the Bush administration. The classified report now goes back to the...

  • Examiner Editorial: Eric Holder drags feet despite more damning evidence on Lois Lerner

    Former IRS exempt organizations division Director Lois Lerner now has the dubious distinction of having had two major congressional committees tell the Department of Justice that she may have broken multiple federal civil and criminal statutes, as well as the internal policies and procedures of...

  • Examiner Editorial: Congress should heed GAO and stop duplicative spending

    The United States has always been a nation brimming from one end to the other with pragmatic people blessed with extra helpings of common sense. That’s one of the keys to understanding why Americans have built the richest country on earth, with the most widely distributed prosperity in human...

  • Examiner Editorial: Labor's lackeys stack the deck but workers keep leaving unions

    An unprecedented trend is reshaping the contemporary American workplace: U.S. workers are headed in one direction even as union leaders and their bought-and-paid-for politicians and bureaucrats in Washington are going full-gallop in the opposite direction. Unfortunately, this development is...

  • Examiner Editorial: The Affordable Care Act becomes unaffordable

    Just after midnight April 1, White House officials literally and figuratively popped open champagne as the open enrollment period ended with a reported 7.1 million Americans signing up for coverage through President Obama's health care law. That afternoon, Obama himself appeared in the Rose...

  • Examiner Editorial: Teachers union strong-arms the financial community

    Randi Weingarten says she just wants to help the financial community. To that end, the president of the American Federation of Teachers has compiled a document called “Ranking Asset Managers.” The purpose of the pamphlet, released last month, is to promote “transparency and disclosure”...

  • Examiner Editorial: Time to derail the Democrats' gravy train for trial lawyers

    Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley has been spending a lot of time with his constituents lately as he seeks election to the Senate — not the Iowa voters he would technically represent, but his real constituents: trial lawyers. Standing in front a table piled with liquor bottles at a fundraiser in...

  • Examiner Editorial: Secret Service needs a strong hand to end scandalous behavior

    As befits its name, the Secret Service is a mystery to most Americans. About all they know is that it's responsible for protecting the president and other high-ranking federal officials. The Secret Service is also responsible for catching counterfeiters. Like most of the quiet professionals in...

  • Examiner Editorial: Dealing with 'climate change' should not be a military concern

    The United Nations' International Committee on climate change issued a new report Monday that includes dire warnings of civil wars and international conflicts in countries where people are displaced by coastal flooding and resource shortages caused by extreme weather. As usual, the ICCC called...

  • Examiner Editorial: Lois Lerner could go to jail in contempt clash

    This may come as a shock to Lois Lerner, but the House of Representatives has the authority to jail her unless she changes her mind about refusing to answer questions about her role in the IRS scandal. Essentially, what is required for that to happen is for a House majority to vote for a motion...

  • Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley apologizes for insulting Chuck Grassley, farmers

    Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Iowa, was forced to apologize to Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley and the state's farmers after he was caught on video disparaging the veteran lawmaker.



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