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  • It's not surprising more Americans believe freedom is overrated

    A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans are satisfied with the freedom in their lives compared with seven years ago --dropping 12 percentage points, from 91 percent in 2006 to 79 percent in 2013.

  • Tropical paradise still holds relics of WWII

    How did I get into this place high atop vertiginous hills along the Temo River in western Sardinia with not another Yank for miles and only the Internet to keep me abreast of the Obama terror?

  • The real meaning of the Hobby Lobby decision

    The ultimate resolution of the contraception issue in Obamacare will probably leave everyone dissatisfied. You could call that a curse. Or you could call it a blessing.

  • President Obama's policies isolate Israel like never before

    The 12-day search for three kidnapped Israeli teens ended Monday with the discovery of their bodies near the West Bank town of Hebron. The kidnapping and murder of the three — Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel, both 16 – was perpetrated by Hamas, the terrorist network that...

  • Hobby Lobby debate exposes flaws with employer-based health insurance

    Despite the controversy it has generated, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case was rather straightforward. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, passed nearly unanimously in 1993 by a Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Clinton, set up certain...

  • Like the U.S. men's soccer team, conservatives are working on their offense

    In a slightly downbeat piece in the Week, Matt Lewis suggested Wednesday that conservatives are a lot like Tim Howard, the American goalkeeper who set a new World Cup record for saves in Tuesday's match between the U.S. and Belgium. “The fact that a goalkeeper would have to deliver such a...

  • Supreme Court slaps down the Obama administration

    Seldom in American history has the Supreme Court unanimously rejected positions advocated by presidents' administrations.

  • The Federalist Papers are the Constitution's DNA

    The growth, reach, and cost of big government is happening before our eyes and eroding our liberty, largely because too many Americans are not familiar with the brilliant system of government our Founders established.

  • Obama's supporters said 'Go gangsta' -- too bad he listened

    In practically anointing Obama, our "watchdog" media ignored a thin resume full of red flags. So in four years, Obama shot from unknown state lawmaker, with little private sector and no executive experience, to president -- all in a nanosecond by political standards.

  • Bombs bursting in air: America's airpower advantage, 1944-2014

    Sometime during the spring of 1944, Allied commanders concluded that their air forces had secured air superiority over an area stretching from Great Britain to central France as well as parts of Belgium and Holland. Driving the German Luftwaffe from western European skies was a costly process...



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