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  • Obama must defend NATO's real red lines from Vladimir Putin's aggression in Ukraine

    Last week masked men, in camouflage garb with no insignia, dressed and equipped like Russian special forces, started taking over police stations and other government buildings in the Donets basin in eastern Ukraine. They appeared to be working in tandem with local militias in defying the...

  • 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....

  • What will US do to counter China's space offensive?

    Visiting Chinese air force headquarters on Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly told officers "… to speed up air and space integration and sharpen their offensive and defensive capabilities." He urged them to develop an “integrated air and space defense capability” in response...

  • Climate change cult has to shout louder to be heard amid public skepticism

    The cult centered on “global warming” alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention, and polls show “climate change” barely registers on a list of voters' concerns.

  • Fight federal abuse of property rights by making the government obey its own rules

    Cliven Bundy marched into my life one Friday morning in January 1992 in a protest bound for a federal courthouse in Las Vegas. He held up one side of a street-width banner that asked, “Has the West been won or has the fight just begun?” To my great relief, just as Bundy promised, nearly...

  • Obama talks about pay gap, but then punishes working mothers

    If President Obama truly cares about fair compensation for women, he should stop penalizing mothers in the federal workforce every time it snows. Allowing private employers to give working moms more flexible hours would help, too. Alternatively, Obama could handle the wage gap by repeating...

  • Rubio, not Bush, is the right name for the GOP in 2016

    Let's get one thing clear: If someone could wave a wand and make Jeb Bush president it would be a very good thing for the world and this country. As his mother said, he is the best-prepared person. But as his mother also said, he shouldn’t be running. And the reasons are becoming more clear...

  • The '77 percent' statistical fraud on gender pay gap issue

    The "war on women" political slogan is in fact a war against common sense. It is a statistical fraud when President Obama and other politicians say that women earn only 77 percent of what men earn -- and that this is because of discrimination.

  • Republicans shouldn't be comforted by resignation of Kathleen Sebelius

    As horrible as Kathleen Sebelius has been as this nation's Health and Human Services secretary, she has been exactly who President Obama has wanted her to be.

  • Study finds more immigrants equals more Democrats --- and more losses for GOP

    Republicans are famously divided on immigration reform, but Democrats pretty much unanimously support it. There's a reason for that. In stark, partisan political terms, continuing the high level of immigration of recent decades, and certainly increasing immigration as envisioned by many...

  • Deputizing everyone isn't producing results against terrorism, but officials keep trying

    “If you see something, send something.” That’s the slogan for Ohio Homeland Security officials’ spiffy new “Safer Ohio” smartphone app, whose release coincides with the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. It’s “Ohio’s multi-function mobile public safety...

  • With or without Kathleen Sebelius, Obamacare has always been the problem

    Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: “1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place; 2. Chiefly biblical. A goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Lev....

  • Obama administration's push for equality in discipline goes to absurd lengths

    Last January, the departments of Justice and Education published a "guidance" letter describing how schools can meet their obligations under federal law to administer student discipline without discriminating on the basis of race, color or national origin.

  • Hillary Clinton is Obama's George H.W. Bush: The designated successor

    There are very few genuinely new moments in American politics. Ronald Reagan's election in 1980 was one of them. Barack Obama's triumph in 2008 another. Both were transformative elections, presidencies and men.

  • It's time for Congress to hit the 'reset' button on public diplomacy

    George Kennan knew a thing or two about how nations treat one another. In 1946, while serving as deputy chief of the U.S. mission in Moscow, he penned "the long telegram." That assessment of what motivated the Soviet Union shaped U.S. policy toward Moscow for decades.



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