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  • If Republicans take Congress, they could wage war on crony capitalism

    If Republicans decide that they really believe in all that free-market talk, and they train their sights on corporate welfare, they'll find a target-rich environment.

  • Immigration is American

    America needs immigrants. Immigrants co-founded most of Silicon Valley's start-ups. The Patent Office says immigrants invent things at twice the rate of native-born Americans.

  • Obama's prickly narcissism precludes self-assessment

    Only when the Islamic State was charging through the countryside beheading, crucifying and enslaving did Obama bestir himself to notice that the Maliki government had created the conditions for this disaster.

  • Obama, FDR a study of contrasts on the edge of war

    How does one turn President Obama's admission that "we don't have a strategy yet" to deal with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria into a net positive for him?

  • Mike Huckabee gears up for 2016 run

    Mike Huckabee is leading the Republican presidential race in Iowa. And not by just a point or two.

  • 'Late-Talking Children' a helpful guide for parents

    Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age two, three or even four, can appreciate what a blessing it can be to have someone who can tell them what to do -- and what not to do.

  • Obama forced by events to reverse course --- and disillusion base

    On the issues of Iraq, immigration and inversion, President Obama finds himself forced by events to do something he dislikes -- and he's in trouble with much of his Democratic Party base for doing so.

  • Americans want strong foreign policy on the cheap

    There's a popular observation among political commentators that Americans want a beneficial -- but cheap -- government.

  • Resurgence of GOP hawkishness is boosting Romney 2016 prospects

    Suddenly NBC's "Meet The Press" matters again, and when new host Chuck Todd joined me on Friday's radio show, two of many reasons why became obvious.

  • Obama's unnecessary, unpromising war

    American presidents make a practice of raising expectations they can't meet. President Obama's declaration against the Islamic State is another unnecessary war against an overblown foe.

  • Support Obama's new Islamic State plan

    After watching President Obama's intense Islamic State of Iraq and Syria speech Wednesday night, and reading the text several times, I think the president basically -- finally -- got it right.

  • Violence is inherent in the sport of football

    We want players to act like civilized men off the field, but maybe we should also figure out a way to civilize the sport itself.

  • Post-9/11: Protect the freedom to warn

    "If you see something, say something." That's what our homeland security apparatchiks incessantly preach. But 13 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the freedom to warn is in danger and vigilant whistleblowers are under fire.

  • Presidential malpractice

    Even the appearance of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria couldn't shake Obama's belief that wars are "optional" and that, as he said in 2013, "This war, like all wars, must end."

  • Obama war request puts congressional Democrats in a tight spot

    Some Capitol Hill lawmakers are baffled. What does President Obama want from Congress as he begins the U.S. military escalation in Iraq and Syria?



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