More David Freddoso Articles

  • Colorado abortion bill would block new safety rules for clinics

    Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila sounded the alarm this week about a new bill in Colorado's state legislature. The measure, known as SB 175, is designed to prevent any future restrictions on abortion whatsoever - apparently including basic measures to protect the health and safety of patients....

  • EXography: State government dependence on federal funding growing at alarming rate

    Only 11 states depended on the federal government for more than one-third of their total revenues in 2001. By 2012, 24 states found themselves in this situation. State-by-state data from the U.S. Census Bureau, compiled by the State Budget Solutions nonprofit, illustrates the trend of...

  • Democrats wage war on women's intelligence

    If there are gender studies textbooks out there, surely they are filled with cases just like this one. A white, Southern male boss not only gropes female staffers on the job, but in fact defiantly defends his right to do so. “Oh, shut up,” he counters when confronted by a colleague. “I...

  • Supreme Court campaign finance decision empowers donors who prefer candidates over parties

    When the Supreme Court issued its McCutcheon decision on campaign finance law Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was unsparing with criticism: “All [the decision] does is take away people's rights,” he said, “because, as you know, the Koch brothers are trying to buy...

  • Iowa Senate candidate's true loyalty is to his fellow trial lawyers

    No politician from Iowa wants to be caught on tape rubbishing his state as a backwater and savaging its most popular politician. But this is Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley's nightmare week, which could conceivably derail his campaign for Iowa's open Senate seat.

  • America can't regulate its way to clean campaigns

    Last week, something unusual happened in the special election in southwest Florida to replace GOP Rep. Trey Radel. A candidate named Paige Kreegel called one of his Republican primary opponents and left a voice mail message, apologizing in advance for the fact that his own super PAC (which...

  • EXography: Five governors --- 4 GOPers, 1 Dem --- who cut state jobs the most since taking office in 2010

    Americans went to the polls and elected a whole crop of new governors in 2010 -- 26 in all, if you count the election of governors who had previously served non-consecutive terms in Iowa and Oregon.

  • There's still hope for Democrats in Florida special election results

    “What happened last night in Florida was really scary,” the Democratic National Committee wrote its online donors Wednesday afternoon. The fundraising pitch was referring to the role millions in outside spending had played in their Saint Petersburg-area special election loss Tuesday night....



From the Weekly Standard

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