By Cal Thomas | 04/23/14 12:53 PM
Honestly, unless you are a big government liberal, how many people think the federal government should have more power than it already exercises over its citizens?
By Gene Healy | 04/22/14 09:01 AM
Good news: thanks to a ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday, the "most transparent administration in history" is going to have to tell American citizens when it believes it's legally entitled to kill them.
By Sean Lengell | 04/19/14 03:13 PM
The Supreme Court is set to address whether the age-old act of political mudslinging and false accusations are a crime, with the fate -- or at least the tone -- of campaign attack ads at stake. The case brings into conflict two deeply held constitutional values: the right of wide open and...
04/17/14 09:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The legality of government surveillance is likely to come before the Supreme Court someday, and Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear less than thrilled at the prospect. Scalia thinks the judicial branch is the least qualified government branch to balance...
By Washington Examiner | 04/16/14 05:28 PM
Silk purses can sometimes be made from sow's ears, but such an outcome will never happen with the proposed IRS nonprofit oversight rule that would put the federal tax agency in the role of regulating First Amendment freedom of speech and association. The rule was conceived as part of the Obama...
04/16/14 12:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Addressing an issue of negative campaigning that now may be a fact of life in American politics, justices will...
04/15/14 05:30 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Community College System relaxed its policy governing student speech and demonstrations Tuesday, less than a month after being sued by a student who was barred from preaching on campus. Community colleges spokesman Jeff Kraus said the executive committee of...
04/14/14 08:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Coverage of the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance program that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday follows a tradition of bucking the U.S. government on matters of secret intelligence. Revelations about the NSA's secret collection of information...
By Melanie Sturm | 04/14/14 01:47 PM
Shouldn’t college students know as much about American civics as they do about pop culture? Media Research Center TV went to American University last month to find out, discovering few who could name a single U.S. senator or the number of senators from each state. But most knew the...
By Jordan Lorence | 04/11/14 12:03 PM
When I hear people talk about the Elane Photography case from New Mexico, I am reminded of a sign Jon Stewart held during his television show about restoring civility to public controversies: “I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure you're not Hitler.” Stewart rightly criticized the...
By Tyler Martinez | 04/10/14 04:23 PM
A big part of politics is getting together with people who agree with you about government and want to do something about it.
By Mark Tapscott | 04/08/14 08:53 AM
New York Times reporter James Risen -- not to be confused with Fox News reporter James Rosen -- is determined to protect the identity of a source. Risen and the Times have taken the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which will deliver a verdict later this year.
By Steve Forbes | 04/06/14 11:24 PM
Score one for the defense of free speech.
By Mona Charen | 03/31/14 05:04 PM
The mother of the 16-year-old pro-life demonstrator who suffered a rough confrontation with a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has shown a rare civility — the spirit liberals are forever bemoaning the lack of but rarely demonstrate themselves. The event: A small...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/28/14 01:29 PM
U.S. Capitol police officers "detained" a journalist who was attempting to question Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy, according to the reporter, who was released after a background check.
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