More Editorial Articles

  • 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...

  • Examiner Editorial: Veterans Affairs department needs stem-to-stern overhaul

    Drastic measures are called for when people have to work in “a poorly maintained, often older, office building in which the environment puts the occupants at risk for upper respiratory conditions.” Such “sick buildings” typically require stem-to-stern renovations before they can be...

  • Examiner Editorial: Why does Nancy Pelosi fear an Obamacare inspector general?

    Among the least-heralded public servants in the nation's capital are the 73 inspectors general established by Congress to root out waste, fraud and inefficiency in the executive branch. With teams of thousands of auditors and inspectors, the IGs issue hundreds of investigative and audit reports...

  • Examiner Editorial: Chevron win in Ecuador case is huge defeat for Big Green, trial lawyers

    It was lost among the week's more dramatic news in Urkaine and Lois Lerner's continued refusal to tell America and a congressional committee what she knows about the IRS scandal, but U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan landed a devastating blow against greenmail. That's what can happen when Big...

  • Examiner Editorial: Lois Lerner stays silent to protect someone outside the IRS

    So, Lois Lerner still won't talk about her role in the illegal targeting and harassment by the IRS of conservative and Tea Party groups seeking (C)(4) tax exemption. Lerner appeared for a second time Wednesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and claimed her Fifth...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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