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  • Harry Reid's anti-Koch crusade eats up precious Senate time

    If you're sick of cynicism in politics, you might want to avert your eyes from the Senate for the next few weeks.

  • The president who is uninterested in other people

    The ability to read other people comes harder or not at all if you're transfixed with your image of yourself. Which seems to be the case with Barack Obama.

  • The world melts down as the fall election season begins

    Some future Thucydides will surely point to the Aug. 28, 2014 declaration by President Obama that, "We don't have a strategy yet," as some sort of significant point in the long war of the West against Islamist extremism.

  • Build better teachers

    Perhaps the most promising thinking is that the most important factor in student performance isn't class size, spending or curriculum, but the quality of the teacher.

  • Obama about to fire his smoking gun again

    Despite fears of some establishment Republicans, I choose to believe that if Obama makes good on his threat, there will be electoral hell for Democrats to pay in November -- not Republicans.

  • The Left's ridiculous Burger King freakout

    Democrats' distorted understanding of national loyalty may work in populist politics, but not so much in markets.

  • Ignoring the U.S. debt problem won't wash it away

    Just like a heart patient straying from his diet as time passes after his heart attack, the political class has collectively decided to tune out the federal debt as an issue.

  • Money trail connects watchdog group CREW to the for-profit colleges it defended

    When the Left started going after for-profit colleges, it was noteworthy that CREW took the opposing side — a forthcoming report by the Center for Consumer Freedom helps to explain why.

  • Another government shutdown? Not gonna happen

    The rumors are that if Obama takes some sort of far-reaching action on immigration, as is widely expected, infuriated Republicans will retaliate by threatening to close the government unless Obama backs down.

  • Golf is not the answer, President Obama

    There has never been such a display of presidential emptiness in American history.

  • Another Ferguson? Wait, wrong race, no interest

    Why has there been no media interest in the police shooting of an apparently unarmed suspect in Salt Lake City?

  • Scotland's future hangs in balance

    Unlike the young adult who leaves home unprepared and soon has to return, there may be no going back if Scotland leaves the 'home' it has lived in for more than 300 years.

  • Another bad war in Iraq

    The United States has been bombing ISIS in Iraq and may attack them in Syria; all of which may do more harm than good.

  • Obama's segue from constructive tax proposals to low-grade demagoguery

    "The tax system should be simplified and work for all Americans with lower individual and corporate tax rates and fewer brackets." That's from the Obama administration's 2009 proposals for tax reform, straight from whitehouse.gov.

  • Vladimir Putin imposes his own reset on Obama

    Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently is a very patient man. Having taken over the Crimean Peninsula, his gradual conquest of Ukraine is proceeding, albeit at an uncertain pace.



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