More Byron York Articles

  • Survey: Fewer than 1 in 5 better off because of Obamacare; many more worse off

    Eighteen percent of Americans, or fewer than one in five, say they or someone in their family is better off because of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new poll by CNN. Nearly twice that number, 35 percent, say they or someone in their family is worse off. A larger group, 46 percent, say...

  • IRS experts: Lois Lerner hard drive was just 'scratched' --- not damaged beyond recovery

    Top IRS officials told congressional investigators that Lois Lerner's hard drive -- the one containing emails that could shed light on the IRS targeting scandal -- was irreparably damaged before it was destroyed completely in 2011.

  • While Hillary Clinton offers a resume, Elizabeth Warren offers a plan

    It seems almost too obvious to mention, but presidential candidates need a clear idea of why they want to be president.

  • Progressives split over Arizona convention

    In the political world, immigration is generally seen as an issue that divides Republicans. But there are fissures inside the Democratic world as well. One example is emerging on the party's left wing. A few days ago, Netroots Nation, the yearly gathering of progressives that grew out of the...

  • Report: 'Vast majority' of asylum claims granted

    New numbers released by the House Judiciary Committee show the "vast majority" of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum are granted it before even appearing before a judge.

  • Why GOP is stuck on deporting illegal minors

    After more than a year of contentious debate, could Congress be any more divided over the issue of immigration? The answer is yes.

  • John Boehner spox: Nancy Pelosi move likely to make border crisis 'even worse'

    In the last few weeks House Democrats have given mixed signals about whether they would support changing the law forbidding the quick return of tens of thousands young Central American immigrants and families crossing illegally into the United States. No more. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says...

  • Why Obama won't take strong action in border crisis

    Does President Obama want to solve the border crisis? It depends on what the meaning of "solve" is.

  • Will John Boehner declare: 'Impeachment is off the table'?

    These days there seems to be an increasing number of calls to impeach President Obama. "Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president," wrote former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in Breitbart News on Tuesday. "It's time to impeach." National Review's Andrew McCarthy is...

  • Obama border funding: Most money to care, feed, transport illegal immigrants; little for deportations

    It's still a little unclear exactly how much money President Obama will request to deal with the crisis of thousands of families and unaccompanied children crossing the border into the United States illegally.

  • Patriotism gap shows conservatives prouder of U.S. than liberals

    Despite prolonged economic troubles, deep political divisions, headaches abroad, and a sense that the country is on the wrong track, the heartening news this Fourth of July is that a majority of people say they often feel proud to be an American.

  • Obama has wrong prescription for border crisis

    What, exactly, is President Obama going to do about the flood of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the southwestern border into the United States? So far, the White House has given many clues but few details, and when the president took to the Rose Garden to make a statement Monday, he...

  • Dems struggle to show anti-Koch amendment is 'reasonable'

    While much of Washington grapples with international crises, chronic economic troubles, and upcoming midterm elections, Senate Democrats are steadily pushing forward with what they hope will become the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The proposed amendment would give Congress...

  • Administration: Bush-era law requires us to slow-walk deportations

    There's no doubt the Obama administration is already far, far behind in the job of processing and returning the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador who have illegally crossed the border into the United States in recent months.

  • Joe Biden's empty threat won't halt flood of immigrants

    After meeting with Central American officials in Guatemala City last week, Vice President Joe Biden had a message for anyone considering crossing the border illegally into the United States: Don't do it. "It will not be open arms," Biden said. "We're going to hold hearings with our judges,...



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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