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  • On immigration, Obama may be cynical, but he's not breaking the law

    Conservatives are outraged that President Obama is threatening to use his executive authority to shelter undocumented foreigners from deportation now that immigration reform seems dead this year. But whether they like it or not, existing immigration laws give the president vast discretion to...

  • Philanthropy over politics

    If philanthropy can bring together Dick Scaife and Bill Clinton in a celebration of America, how does one explain the bitter denunciations of the Koch brothers, who are at the very pinnacle of philanthropy themselves?

  • The intelligence community's secrets and lies

    A diplomat was once defined as someone whose job is to lie for his country. That's apparently what makes them different from intelligence officers, whose function is to lie to their country.

  • Democrat support for amnesty threatens their most loyal voters

    The Democratic Party embraces "comprehensive immigration reform," which is code for amnesty, which, in turn, is code for "keep the borders porous so that we get a constant stream of new Democratic voters and cheap labor."

  • Obama's spending cuts put a squeeze on developing new military technology

    The Air Force, Navy and Army all face the same problem. You can't do more with less: you can only do less with less.

  • Primaries show Republican voters wary of Tea Party candidates, skeptical of party establishment

    The standard thing to say about the various Republican primaries this year is that the Tea Party movement has lost one race after another. That's a defensible conclusion but also an oversimplification.

  • Historians will be kicking Richard Nixon's legacy around for another 40 years

    On the occasion of this week's 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation from the presidency, the Washington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Watergate reporters who "brought down" the 37th president.

  • The American Left vs. God-given rights

    If any other power claims to be the author of our rights, that power is attempting to usurp an authority that belongs only to God, and is attacking the only basis for the rule of law that forms the foundation of free societies.

  • Sell French warships to NATO, not Russia

    Arming a geopolitical foe is a grave mistake, especially one led by a cunning and utterly amoral character like Vladimir Putin.

  • Patrolmen without borders

    If I drive across a U.S. border, I expect to stop at a Border Patrol checkpoint. But imagine driving to the grocery store, or Mom's house, well inside America, and being stopped by the Border Patrol. Many Americans don't have to imagine it -- it's how they live.

  • Murder in Rio Grande Valley: 'This is coming to a town near you'

    The voice on the other end of the line is exasperated. "It's insane," he wants America to know. "We're in a war zone." And there's no room for apathy.

  • Pretending to be rivals, U.S. Export-Import Bank subsidizes foreign export agencies

    President Obama and his allies in the business lobby say they need export subsidies to compete with China's export subsidies. One problem with that argument: U.S. export programs directly subsidize China's export programs.

  • The hidden persuaders of the environmental elite

    America's environmental agenda is set by elite foundations that decide which activists get the money, and their affinity groups collude with the Obama bureacracy.

  • Intellectual hubris hampers presidential geniuses

    It's now two and a half years to the can't-come-too-soon end of Obama's adventure, but his legacy seems to be settled already; he is the smartest man in all of U.S. history to screw up so many big things.

  • Western anti-Semitism revealed in Gaza conflict

    Navi Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights, has accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the Gaza conflict.



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