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  • Uncle Sam's unfenced swimming pool

    Sam, the wealthiest man in his neighborhood, lives in a big beautiful house with a massive backyard punctuated by a large, deep swimming pool.

  • Israeli Iron Dome demonstrates missile defense payoffs

    According to the Israeli government, in this latest round of Israel-Hamas combat, Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system has (so far) intercepted 90 percent of targeted incoming Hamas rockets. Iron Dome is a very sophisticated tactical (short-range) anti-missile and anti-artillery...

  • Who's really stalling the reform of African food aid

    Farmers agree that it makes sense to buy more food overseas closer to hungry people. But the shipping industry balks at losing half of its profitable cargo.

  • The media can no longer ignore Obama and Hillary Clinton's problems

    It had to come sometime, and it came in one very bad week for the Democrats: that the many big problems with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama finally grew too great for the press to ignore.

  • Heartland Institute conference shows the growing power of climate realism

    Heartland Institute's Ninth International Conference on Climate Change, with its 64 speakers from 12 countries, marked a turning point in the climate wars between alarmists and skeptics: A lot more first-timers than dogged veterans showed up for the three-day science marathon, July 7-9.

  • Of John Boehner's lawsuits and Sarah Palin's call for Obama's impeachment

    From the Republican establishment, House Speaker John Boehner has announced plans to sue President Obama for exceeding his authority. And from the Tea Party wing of the Republicans, former Gov. Sarah Palin has called for impeachment of the president.

  • Why Obama won't take strong action in border crisis

    Does President Obama want to solve the border crisis? It depends on what the meaning of "solve" is.

  • 'Heartlessness' of GOP isn't the cause of immigration crisis

    "The heartlessness and nativist pandering that have broken America's immigration system must give way to providing proper food, clothing, shelter and medical care to the Central American children streaming into the country," so pronounced the editors of the New York Daily News. Washington Post...

  • No, Eric Holder, this has nothing to do with race

    Attorney General Eric Holder once again played the race card claiming that he and President Obama have been targets of "a racial animus" by some of the administration's political opponents.

  • Why the Rand Paul-Rick Perry feud over Iraq is good for U.S. policy

    The GOP's "11th Commandment" was a silly idea to begin with: A little Red-on-Red internecine strife can be good fun, and the issues here are important.

  • Volkswagen's not waiting around for Big Labor

    Do Volkswagen officials really want their Chattanooga, Tenn., plant to have a unionized workforce? Or are they just going through the motions to keep Big Labor appeased while they expand the current facility?

  • Good news: Obama administration supports a border fence --- in Israel

    At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border. Unfortunately, Philip Gordon, National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf, was not speaking of a border...

  • Quit playing politics with kids

    Some 50,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed our borders in recent months, and those capable of helping resolve the crisis won't even talk to each other much less come up with a decent plan.

  • Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

    Unfortunately, for the future of our nation and the world, we are too focused on government handouts rather than the most basic function of government: defending us from barbarians.

  • The real failures of immigration policy

    In the eyes of Texas Gov. Rick Perry and others, the crisis on our southern border demonstrates the failure of our immigration policy. They are correct, though not in the way they think. The failure in our immigration policy comes from the persistent belief that we can make rivers run uphill.



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