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  • Edward Snowden calls Pulitzer Prize announcement a 'vindication for the public'

    Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the agency's surveillance program, called Monday's Pulitzer Prize announcement “a vindication for the public.” Snowden, in his first blog post for the Freedom of the Press Foundation - of which he is a board member...

  • Report: Eric Cantor unwilling to fight against conservatives for export subsidies

    Conservative lawmakers are lining up against the Export-Import Bank, which subsidizes U.S. exporters at taxpayer risk. Mike Lee wrote an op-ed against it, Pat Toomey criticized it on the floor, 21 Republican members cast a symbolic vote against an Obama nominee to Ex-Im's board, Senate Majority...

  • NSA defender Peter King calls the Pulitzer Prize a 'disgrace'

    Rep. Peter King, a staunch defender of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, is not happy that the Guardian and the Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday.

  • The Guardian and Washington Post win Pulitizer Prize for NSA, Edward Snowden reporting

    The Guardian and the Washington Post shared the Pulitzer Prize for public service on for their reporting on the National Security Agency surveillance program.

  • Jay Carney accuses Russia of using tactics from 'the Soviet past'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is using tactics from "the Soviet past," according to President Obama's spokesman, who also maintained that the Cold War is not an accurate analogy for current tensions in Ukraine. "It's not often that you suddenly have, in a variety of cities, all at the same...

  • Regulators are glad they're helping Big Business at the expense of Mom & Pops

    Regulating an industry tends to add to overhead costs, which disproportionately affects smaller operators, leading to industry consolidation. This is why Big Business often supports — or at least tolerates — regulation.

  • VIDEO: New campaign ad mocks John Boehner for 'electile dysfunction'

    "When the Moment is Right," a 60-second YouTube clip posted by the J.D. Winteregg campaign, emulates lines from classic erectile dysfunction ads, including: "If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention."

  • Monday meme: The taxman cometh

    Lois Lerner may have retired, but has that eased anyone's distrust of the Internal Revenue Service?

  • Complaint suggests HUD may have inappropriately promoted Obamacare

    A government watchdog group wants an investigation into whether the Department of Housing and Urban Development improperly using funds appropriated by Congress to promote Obamacare. In letters sent Monday to the inspectors general of HUD and the Department of Health and Human Services, Cause...

  • DCCC chair Steve Israel: 'Significant extent' of Republicans are racist

    Some Republican lawmakers are racist because a "significant extent" of conservative voters are racist, according to the congressman leading the Democratic bid to regain control of the House of Representatives.

  • The '9 percent Congress' could revive the term limits movement

    A new Rasmussen Reports public opinion survey suggests that the time has never been better for the resurgence of a movement many in the national media have forgotten. That movement is term limits, which was thought to have been killed forever by a 1995 Supreme Court decision on a 5-4 vote that...

  • Global warming alarmist wishes for mass deaths --- let's hope this is a parody

    Here's a chilling warning from a global warming alarmist who calls himself a “science communicator”: he (or she) would like to see a catastrophe that could be blamed on global warming wipe out a city of 150,000 people. His advice for those who agree: don't say so, but be ready to “return...

  • GOP leaders vow continued scrutiny of Obamacare

    House Republicans want a true measurement of Obamacare's performance. How many Americans have genuinely enrolled? How many were previously uninsured? What about Medicaid? But it turns out that even though lawmakers have demanded information from the administration and passed legislation to get...

  • Elijah Cummings accuses Darrell Issa of 'scuttling' chance to have Lois Lerner testify

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., accused House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., of "scuttling" an opportunity to have former IRS official Lois Lerner testify about the targeting of conservative groups, a charge Issa's team attributes to dishonest statements...

  • Are government statistics deteriorating?

    My American Enterprise Institute colleague Nick Eberstadt provides a reminder that the federal government has been a pioneer in producing useful and reliable statistics. It began with the Constitution's unprecedented and, in Eberstadt's words, “truly revolutionary” requirement that a census...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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