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  • Illegal immigration is a money-maker for everyone but taxpayers

    With the immigration crisis, American politics is degenerating into a surreal drama of criminal hubris, strategic cunning and livid stupidity.

  • Obamacare's Scott Brown moment is still not over

    With a new Supreme Court challenge looming, and more cases coming, Obamacare remains an unresolved issue four years after passage. Our long Scott Brown moment is not over yet.

  • Export-Import Bank justifies subsidies with useless job numbers

    "This is so important," Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said about reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, "because 85,000 Washington state jobs hang in the balance. That is how many jobs have been supported here in the state by the Export-Import Bank.

  • Israel supporters: Beware of Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton learned to mouth the right words when seeking a Senate sinecure from the (heavily Jewish) state of New York, and later the presidency. But her recent book and interviews suggest that her sympathies are by no means clear, and her judgment is worse.

  • Cease the cease-fires

    It is understandable that today many people in many lands just want the fighting between the Israelis and the Palestinians to stop.

  • Please stop helping us

    While reading the first chapter of Jason Riley's new book, Please Stop Helping Us, I thought about Will Rogers' Prohibition-era observation that "Oklahomans vote dry as long as they can stagger to the polls."

  • Halbig case is an opportunity for Supreme Court to rededicate itself to rule of law

    True, the Halbig case, if it makes its way to the Supreme Court, will present an opportunity for Chief Justice John Roberts to redeem himself from his abominably activist salvation of Obamacare. But more important, it will be an opportunity for the high court to reaffirm this nation's commitment...

  • 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.



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