By Timothy P. Carney | 03/04/14 04:44 PM
A millionaire managing a hedge fund might pay a lower tax rate on income greater than $1 million than a working man pays on income over $55,000. President Obama and the top Republican tax writer, Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan, agree this inequity should end. Obama in his latest budget, and Camp...
By David Limbaugh | 03/04/14 11:32 AM
Former Washington Post Managing Editor Robert Kaiser took to the opinion pages of the Post to lament the disintegration of the good old days in Washington when political life was wonderfully collegial and lawmakers had fun governing. Oh, the irony of this Beltway liberal's devoting 2,225 words...
By Thomas Sowell | 03/04/14 11:18 AM
There may be something to the claim that all people want to be free. But it is a demonstrable fact that freedom has been under attack, usually successfully, for thousands of years.
By Gene Healy | 03/04/14 08:40 AM
It's been five years since Rick Santelli's CNBC "rant that shook the world" helped give rise to the Tea Party movement.
By Timothy P. Carney | 03/03/14 09:11 PM
Special interests of every species and subspecies populate the office towers of downtown Washington, D.C. And the Republicans’ top tax writer just sent a threatening letter to all of them. Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, recently rolled out his proposal for...
By Byron York | 03/03/14 07:10 PM
The Senate will soon vote on President Obama's nomination of former NAACP Legal Defense Fund official Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. There are a number of reasons many Republicans oppose the nomination, most prominent among them Adegbile's passionate and...
By Cal Thomas | 03/03/14 06:54 PM
In Arizona has come a test of the motto conservative Christians like to invoke: “Hate the sin, love the sinner.” Republican Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed the “religious freedom bill” passed by the Republican legislature. Although there is no mention in the bill of same-sex marriage, or...
By Mona Charen | 03/03/14 02:54 PM
Among the academic set from which President Obama springs, everyone agrees that wars are the result of "arrogance" and bullying by the United States.
By Walter Williams | 03/03/14 12:06 PM
People in the media and academia are mostly leftists hellbent on growing government and controlling our lives. Black people, their politicians and civil rights organizations have become unwitting accomplices. The leftist pretense of concern for the well-being of black people confers upon them an...
By Lawrence Kudlow | 03/03/14 11:35 AM
Just before the bankruptcy of the Mt. Gox bitcoin digital-money (or virtual-currency) exchange, Japanese finance minister Taro Aso predicted the inevitable failure. "No one recognizes them as a real currency," he told reporters. "I expected such a thing to collapse."
By Hugh Hewitt | 03/02/14 04:23 PM
"The lamps are going out all over Europe," Lord Edward Grey, then British foreign minister, remarked 100 years ago this August as Europe hurtled toward what would become a giant conflagration. "We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime." Vladimir Putin's swallowing of the Crimea and who...
By James Jay Carafano | 03/02/14 03:47 PM
Finally, a defense secretary who would roll up his sleeves and start getting bloated Pentagon spending under control. His name was Robert McNamara, and he and his "whiz kids" had plenty to fix. Each armed service had a different butcher's smock because they couldn't agree on the requirements...
By Michael Barone | 02/28/14 03:55 PM
February marked the fifth anniversary of the reemergence of the label "Tea Party" in American politics. It was in February 2009 that Rick Santelli delivered his famous rant on CNBC, and a few days later, a group calling itself theTea Party Patriots was organized.
By Steve Chapman | 02/28/14 03:16 PM
If you're in the hospital with multiple fractures, a staph infection and a collapsed lung, you may not take great comfort when your doctor informs you that his last patient has it worse, being dead. Sometimes encouraging comparisons are not that encouraging.
By Star Parker | 02/28/14 06:16 PM
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was right to veto SB 1062, which would have amended the Arizona Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill, according to most interpretations I’ve read, would have given broad discretion to business owners, because of their religious convictions, to refuse to do...
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