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  • Hey, Snotty Bloomberg: Mind your own crumbling city

    The former New York City mayor mouthed off about my adopted hometown of Colorado Springs and my friends in nearby Pueblo in Rolling Stone magazine this month.

  • Brace for the next round of Obamacare rate shock

    As insurance companies begin to propose premiums for 2015, it's time for Americans to brace themselves for the next round of rate shock in the wake of President Obama's health care law.

  • Don't let nativism cloud the immigration debate

    Anti-immigration hardliners are blaming the surge of minors -- 90,000 alone this year, a five-fold increase from 2011 -- on America's lenient deportation policies and the prospect of "amnesty." The reality is more complicated.

  • What the obituarists never said about Dick Scaife

    On the day after his 82nd birthday, on Independence Day to be precise, a giant passed away, Richard Scaife. The man had style. He departed decorously as the nation was happily celebrating its 238th birthday. His sense of style has not been often mentioned in the obituaries, nor have his wit and...

  • Dow at 17,000 --- but you're not invited

    The stock market reached a record high last week, closing over 17,000 for the first time. Good news, of course. As President John F. Kennedy famously said, "A rising tide lifts all boats." But it sure helps if you own a boat.

  • Secrecy, the no-fly list and concealed weapons

    It's a classic Orwellian nightmare: The government decides to deny you a right it extends to other people, but it won't tell you why and it won't tell you what you can do about it. You're stuck in purgatory, effectively convicted without being tried -- or even being told the charge against you.

  • Breaking through the myth of 'Islamophobia'

    With an editorial saying Islam "is at the core of some of the Arabs' deep troubles," The Economist has broken through the wall of political correctness that has prevented debate on Islam and its effects.

  • Obama skitters, scampers and scuttles away from failure

    Skitter away from your red line in Syria. Scamper off to a meeting you'd previously nixed with Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Scuttle as much as the Constitution as you can.

  • Three reasons to impeach President Obama

    Last month, I got my first email calling for the impeachment of President Obama.

  • Chicago: A town that won't let you down?

    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents.

  • An independent Kurdistan: World War I continues

    As the militant Islamic State of Iraq and Syria â€" which now wants to be called the Islamic State â€" threatens to shatter Iraq's central government, the leaders of Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government have called for the creation of Independent Kurdistan. In June, KRG President Massoud...

  • When government tries to be nice

    Some have argued that the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Act, signed by Bush on Dec. 23, 2008, is the real cause of the trouble in Texas now.

  • The importance of slow news

    Wars, plane crashes, mass murder -- it's easy to report news that happens suddenly. Reporters do a good job covering that. But we do a bad job telling you about what's really changing in the world, because we miss the stories that happen slowly.

  • Pat Buchanan's campaign chronicle of the 1960s

    Shortly before Richard Nixon was going to formally announce that he would be running again for president in 1968, Pat Buchanan and Rose Mary Woods, two of his closest aides, presented him with an idea. "Given the multiple crises confronting the nation -- race conflict, soaring crime,...

  • Liberals go to the barricades to defend crony capitalism

    In the current battle over the Export-Import Bank, Democratic politicians and liberal journalists have dropped their populist pretenses and openly embraced the corporate-federal collusion that Ex-Im embodies.



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