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  • Japan's prime minister battles post-World War II constitutional military restrictions

    Russia's "Crimean Precedent" -- the brazen military invasion and imperial political annexation of sovereign territory -- has shredded several key post-Cold War diplomatic agreements and treaties. To the chagrin of China, this 21st-century object lesson in authoritarian depredation and brute...

  • NBC's David Gregory an example of cognitive dissonant hack syndrome

    I've always thought entrenched left-wing journalists in Washington needed their heads examined. Much to my satisfaction, it appears the corporate media bosses of at least one Beltway anchor now agree.

  • Fracking debate may decide Colorado elections in 2014

    “You know, slavery had a lot of economic benefits, but it had an ethical problem.” That was anti-fracking activist Weston Wilson on Monday pushing a ban on hydraulic fracturing in Colorado by asserting that oil and gas development is equivalent to slavery.

  • K Street battles Tea Party in GOP primaries

    It's big business versus the free market once again as K Street lobbyists square off against Tea Party groups in two Republican House primaries this spring. Moderate Republican Mike Simpson is fighting to hold onto his Idaho seat as the Club for Growth spends big to unseat him. Meanwhile, some...

  • 'Income inequality' stats don't tell the full story

    Income inequality has long been one of the liberals' favorite issues. So there is nothing surprising about its being pushed hard this election year.

  • Obama's past lies dog his present health insurance claims

    Would you buy a used claim from a tarnished ex-savior? President Obama -- who, before 2012, told voters about 30 times that "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan" when this was not the case -- made an appearance three days before Easter to tell us that about 8 million people who had...

  • Declaring the Obamacare debate over won't save Democrats

    Apart from gutting America's military, our standing in the world, our fiscal stability, the economy, the office of the presidency, conventional energy sources, the free market and religious liberty, President Obama has little to boast about other than Obamacare, so let him go for it. Yes, let...

  • Republican candidates should respond to 'war on women' talk

    Just because your opponent is hurling baseless or even ridiculous charges does not mean that you are free to disregard them. You may think it's absurd to argue that you are engaged in a "war on women." But contempt for the accusation is not enough.

  • The most [REDACTED] administration in history

    Good news: thanks to a ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday, the "most transparent administration in history" is going to have to tell American citizens when it believes it's legally entitled to kill them.

  • Liberal approach to disarmament makes a victim of Ukraine

    Liberals can be disarming. In fact, they are for disarming anybody who can be disarmed, whether domestically or internationally.

  • John Boehner's double-speak rattles House immigration foes

    When it comes to immigration, many Republican members of the House have long distrusted their leader, Speaker John Boehner. Now, things have gotten even worse. Boehner has assured members who oppose comprehensive immigration reform that nothing will be done on the issue until the Obama...

  • Age injustice and the gender wage gap issue

    "President Obama vows zero tolerance on gender wage gap," read one headline. Another read, "Women still earned 77 cents on men's dollar in 2012." It's presumed that big, greedy corporations are responsible for what is seen as wage injustice. Before discussing the "unjust" wage differences...

  • Faith in government-provided health care is misplaced

    One of the reasons our political structure has become dysfunctional no matter which party is in power is that too many of us are living in the moment. The closest we get to history is the instant replay.

  • The high cost of liberalism shows up in San Francisco housing costs

    Liberals advocate many wonderful things. In fact, I suspect that most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world envisioned by liberals, rather than in the kind of world envisioned by conservatives. Unfortunately, the only kind of world that any of us can live in is the world that...

  • What's wrong with victims' rights laws?

    Criminals are generally despised, and cops are not universally beloved. But one participant in the criminal justice system has no enemies: victims of crime. They're the Sara Lee of American politics. Everybody doesn't like someone, but nobody doesn't like victims. The movement to protect this...



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    From Brandeis on the Atlantic to Azusa on the Pacific, an iron curtain has descended across academia. Behind that line lie all the classrooms of the ancient schools of America. Wesleyan, Brown,...

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    When the Republican National Committee adopted a new primary calendar in January, few people fully thought through the impact. Successfully and necessarily fighting the last war, Chairman Reince...

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