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  • Obama's top-and-bottom coalition shows signs of strain

    America’s two major political parties are inevitably coalitions, forced by the winner-take-all Electoral College and the need of candidates in single-member congressional districts to amass 50 percent of the vote, or nearly that, to win election. In a nation of America’s cultural variety,...

  • It's not about race --- it's about how liberalism doesn't solve poverty

    When Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., went off on Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., for his remarks that, “We have got a tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work,” the...

  • Spate of serial killers made 1974 the year of fear

    The United States was terrorized 40 years ago by Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Paul John Knowles, the BTK killer and more. What was it about 1974?

  • A whole lotta Democratic corruption going on

    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts.

  • Creationism is a distraction in debate over school choice

    Eric Meikle, education project director at the National Center for Science Education, recently told Politico that he doesn't believe "the function of public education is to prepare students for the turn of the 19th century." Good point. We should stop teaching kids about the wonders of windmills...

  • Let's call Obamacare the Affordable Insurance Act

    It was passed by Congress, signed by the president and upheld by the Supreme Court. But the individual mandate -- a requirement that every American buy the kind of insurance deemed appropriate by the federal government -- is being repealed by the American people.

  • College athletes deserve more from their schools

    Colleges have gotten rich off of their football and basketball teams. It's time they delivered for the athletes who make that possible.

  • Licensing laws protect special interests at the expense of opportunity

    New Jersey's recent “war on Tesla” continues to stir passions and invoke outrage.

  • Time to scrap the mortgage interest deduction

    In the coming weeks, Americans will spend an average of 13 hours and $210 to prepare their federal taxes. Beyond the compliance burden the federal tax code imposes, it also distorts economic activity and discriminates against some taxpayers in favor of others. But one of its most egregiously...

  • Obamacare is a fitting noose around Democrats' necks

    Pollster Celinda Lake's advice to fellow Democrats to take a midway position in the 2014 congressional campaigns is flawed because it can't be sold as honest. Reacting to results from her bipartisan Battleground Poll that show Obamacare to be a political loser, Lake said: "Don't defend it. Say...

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