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  • Why lobbying is a dud for most companies but benefits their CEOs

    Lobbying and political contributions don't increase a company's profits, a new academic study suggests -- they mostly just enrich the CEO.

  • The Hobby Lobby decision has made America more free

    Senate and House Democrats are outraged by the Supreme Court's decision in favor of Hobby Lobby in the firm's lawsuit seeking exemption from the Obamacare mandate that employers provide, free of charge, contraceptives to employees.

  • Political language, not Watergate, to blame for public distrust of government

    In a nation where voters want to trim the federal government and politicians don't, elected officials use political language to defend what they can't defend on the campaign trail. The official language makes lies sound truthful.

  • Obama the problem creator

    Only if we understand that Wednesday was "Opposite Day" can we comprehend President Obama's bizarre remarks in Texas concerning our border crisis.

  • Actually, Hillary Clinton's wealth is her greatest accomplishment

    It's simply mystifying that so many Americans look to candidates who pretend to be just like them. We're the worst. In the rare instance I am moved to vote, the least I expect is for a candidate to be far more successful than I am.

  • 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.



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