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  • Americans won't buy fake reforms designed to increase the Export-Import Bank's corporate welfare

    As the fight over the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank rages on, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., just proposed not only to renew the bank's charter for five years, but also to increase its credit-exposure limit to $160 billion, up from its current $140 billion level.

  • Patriotism gap shows conservatives prouder of U.S. than liberals

    Despite prolonged economic troubles, deep political divisions, headaches abroad, and a sense that the country is on the wrong track, the heartening news this Fourth of July is that a majority of people say they often feel proud to be an American.

  • Memorial Day with an 'Unbroken' American hero

    Louis Zamperini has had fame, lost it and seen it restored more than once. That happens when you are 94 years old and must be re-introduced to succeeding generations.

  • Happy Fourth of July despite it all

    On July Fourth, I plan to celebrate this nation's birth with something approaching devotion. I will so despite the fact that each day's news brings fresh reasons to worry about the future.

  • As Obamacare goes, so goes Obama

    It's no accident that Obamacare has become emblematic of the Obama administration overall, because it exemplifies so thoroughly what Obama represents ideologically and functionally.

  • 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...



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