More Editorial Articles

  • Examiner Editorial: Harry Reid lets Obama, Eric Holder cover up IRS scandal

    Nobody was surprised when Attorney General Eric Holder decided the special prosecutor requested by Sen. Ted Cruz to investigate the IRS scandal isn't needed. Why? Because Holder and his boss in the Oval Office refuse to make the same mistake that led to Richard Nixon's undoing in the Watergate...

  • Examiner Editorial: Obama disses Israel, kowtows to Palestinians

    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Washington earlier this month, he was greeted by blistering criticism from President Obama, who gave an interview to Bloomberg's Jeffrey Goldberg. Obama warned Israelis of international isolation if Netanyahu didn't “seize the moment” by...

  • Examiner Editorial: Nobody wins when state officials deputize trial lawyers

    America's civil legal system is too frequently abused by trial lawyers filing lawsuits in hopes of extracting quick settlements no matter the defendants' guilt or innocence. Worse, these same lawyers often become wealthy through such litigation while the purported victims of wrongdoing...

  • Examiner Editorial: Why not let consumers control their health care choices?

    When the federal government imposes regulations aimed at addressing an issue within the health care system, it inevitably causes problems elsewhere, not unlike squeezing one end of a water balloon and making it expand on the other.

  • Examiner Editorial: Nancy Pelosi should identify her Republican 'colleague' --- if he exists

    Shortly before she and her fellow Democrats lost their House majority in the 2010 midterm elections, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a warning that, if voters put Republicans back in control, the nation would soon be afflicted by a return to "the politics of personal destruction." If that term...

  • Examiner Editorial: Transparency is vital all year, not just in Sunshine Week

    Sunday is James Madison’s birthday. He is justly known as the “Father of the Constitution” for his work in Philadelphia at the constitutional convention, as a co-author of The Federalist Papers, and for securing adoption of the Bill of Rights in the first Congress. But Madison is also...

  • Examiner Editorial: Fighting waste and fraud requires junkyard dogs, not pawns

    When Congress and President Carter approved creation of the present inspector general program in 1978, the new officials were intended to be the front line of attack against waste and fraud in the federal government. Federal spending was just over $400 billion that year. Washington will spend...

  • Examiner Editorial: Faster federal energy permits would boost jobs, revenues

    Remember last October when President Obama incessantly blasted congressional Republicans for the government shutdown? Among the lengthy litany of evils he claimed would result from the shutdown were delays in issuing leasing permits for energy exploration and development on federal lands. But,...

  • Examiner Editorial: Time to put some limits on class-action frequent filers

    Combine the prospect of making a fortune with an insidious mix of political influence and campaign finance, and the results too often are abuses of the federal and state court systems that are much too common in class-action securities litigation. A new study from the U.S. Chamber Institute for...

  • Examiner Editorial: Nothing but hot air from Senate Democrats' talkathon

    Cynics might well suggest that last night's global warming “talkathon” by Senate Democrats from deep-blue states provided enough hot air to heat up the atmosphere. But such cynicism would miss the deeper significance of a political maneuver that was difficult to rationalize, even by...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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