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  • Will the NLRB super-size Big Labor's fast food industry push?

    Big Labor has put a lot of time and money behind unionizing the fast food industry but hasn't had much to show for it so far. But, they might get a lucky break when a federal government agency decides a case that could rewrite corporate franchising law.

  • GOP internal debate: Is party repeating mistakes of 1998?

    For anyone who was around, it's hard to compare 1998 -- the year of the Lewinsky scandal, the Starr Report, and Bill Clinton's impeachment -- with any other year. Yet there are reasons both Republicans and Democrats are thinking about 1998 as they head into this fall's elections.

  • Conservatives would do well to resurrect Ronald Reagan's Middle East policy

    When likely 2016 contenders Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Texas Gov. Rick Perry squared off for an op-ed duel on the Iraq crisis recently, it quickly degenerated into a rapid-fire "Reagan-off."

  • Is Lois Lowry's 'The Giver' a portent of what might be?

    With his approval numbers sinking to 39 percent a week ago, according to the Gallup tracking poll, President Obama isn't alone in having a bad summer. So is Hollywood.

  • Is Obama To Blame for the World's Crises?

    When trouble flares up around the world, U.S. presidents get blamed. The latest polls show that only about 36 percent of Americans approve of Barack Obama's handling of foreign affairs -- down from 51 percent in May, 2011, after the death of Osama bin Laden.

  • What if Obama defended American business?

    Just for once, wouldn't it be great if President Obama actually defended American business, instead of attacking it?

  • Fighting parasitic bureaucracies and crony capitalism

    "Pare down the parasitic fringe" of government. "Favor a gospel of work" instead of aristocratic entitlement. "Rationalize finance" and "reverse the Parkinson's law of bureaucracy."

  • Dear Pope Francis: Head west to see the real America

    Dear Pope Francis: I understand, Your Holiness, that your trip to America has not been officially confirmed, but I'd like to offer my suggestions as to both your itinerary and the subject matter of your homilies.

  • Conservatives need a human rights agenda

    Over the last few months, however, as minors piled up at the border, the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act has drawn a lot of attention -- and blame.

  • Export-Import Bank fan Kay Hagan claims Thom Tillis defends corporate welfare

    Give the lady points for boldness: Sen. Kay Hagan is blasting her Republican opponent for "sid[ing] with the special interests" because he opposes a corporate welfare agency that gives most of its subsidies to Hagan's campaign contributors.

  • Let low-income Americans opt out of Social Security

    America is supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. But as we become bogged down in our many problems, I see, unfortunately, a mentality in which we are becoming increasingly a nation of the unfree – the victim – and the timid, in how we’re approaching these...

  • Are teachers underpaid? Let's find out

    A teacher in South Dakota with a bachelor's degree and 10 years of experience earns $33,600 per year, which is less than the average auto repair worker.

  • Still fighting: The Delphi workers Obama robbed

    The White House pretended to champion American workers this week with gimmicky initiatives on federal job training and "workplace innovation."

  • Stop the fear mongering on border security and illegal immigration

    The good news at the U.S. border with Mexico is that the flood of children from Central America crossing illegally, now totaling nearly 60,000, has slowed.

  • Hamas' triumph

    Hamas, with perhaps unwitting help from President Obama, is achieving its war aim: to legitimize Islamic supremacism and Jew-hatred, and take it global. Jews are no longer safe in Europe or even in some places in the U.S.



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