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  • Examiner Editorial: Obama wants to give America a raise --- at the expense of business

    President Obama and the rest of the Democrats are barnstorming across the nation to talk about the raising the minimum wage. What better way to deal with the president's low poll ratings than by trying to change the subject to something that polls well for his party? There’s another reason...

  • House GOP tries to break free from 'obstructionist' label with Paul Ryan budget

    In rolling out his fourth spending proposal as House Budget Committee chairman, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan returned to a familiar Republican theme -- one that underscores a political vulnerability and reveals a lingering frustration. Particularly on the issue of health care, but also on jobs,...

  • Supreme Court campaign finance decision empowers donors who prefer candidates over parties

    When the Supreme Court issued its McCutcheon decision on campaign finance law Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was unsparing with criticism: “All [the decision] does is take away people's rights,” he said, “because, as you know, the Koch brothers are trying to buy...

  • The Pentagon is cutting key weapons without knowing what it really needs

    The news last week that the Navy was being forced to stop production of two key missiles in its arsenal - the Tomahawk cruise missile and the Hellfire air-to-ground weapon - was a shock. It seemed as if President Obama was about to defang both the Navy and the armed drone program, for which the...

  • Big Green's 'sue-and-settle' strategy draws pushback from states, Congress

    Scott Pruitt is Oklahoma's attorney general and he's fed up with Big Green's outrageously destructive sue-and-settle attacks using endangered species as a weapon to obliterate America's burgeoning oil and gas production. Pruitt was so fed up that on March 17 he and a coalition of energy groups...

  • Examiner Editorial: Secret Service needs a strong hand to end scandalous behavior

    As befits its name, the Secret Service is a mystery to most Americans. About all they know is that it's responsible for protecting the president and other high-ranking federal officials. The Secret Service is also responsible for catching counterfeiters. Like most of the quiet professionals in...

  • Abortion supporters build 'House of Cards' by holding fictional character as an example

    Ah, Claire. She of the tasteful (if very dark) townhouse, of the fabulous haircut that never gets windblown, of the stunning black sheath with the deep killer neckline, the ideal thing to wear when your husband says something really too vicious, and you run off, on the spur of the moment, to...

  • Plenty of ammo for anti-Obamacare ads in New York Times

    Some conservative political groups have run into trouble making ads that criticize Obamacare. The ads were intended to showcase "horror stories" from the Democrats' national health care overhaul, but instead attracted zealous fact-checking and ferocious pushback from media outlets and liberal...

  • Examiner Editorial: Dems' Obamacare 'fixes' are just Washington wink-winks

    Quick, did you see that? Senate Democrats just pulled another Washington wink-wink on Obamacare. For those who might need a refresher, the WWW is the old standby of professional Washington politicians from both parties when they need to look like they are doing something concrete when in fact...

  • Free nations should band together to promote shared values

    Americans wanted to know how the president planned to end the Great War and prevent the next one. And so, on September 27, 1918, Woodrow Wilson took to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. There, amid the beaux arts glitter and gilt, he declared that what the world needed was a League of...

  • Eminent domain often leaves broken communities behind

    Weeds and rubble cover 90 acres along Long Island Sound. A room with cinder-block walls sits locked in an empty in Brooklyn basement. And a gleaming industrial palace has failed to bring jobs to the banks of Ohio's Mahoning River. These are monuments to failed central planning. Eminent domain,...

  • Examiner Editorial: Lois Lerner could go to jail in contempt clash

    This may come as a shock to Lois Lerner, but the House of Representatives has the authority to jail her unless she changes her mind about refusing to answer questions about her role in the IRS scandal. Essentially, what is required for that to happen is for a House majority to vote for a motion...

  • Democrats turn their fire on Koch brothers in desperate bid to save Senate

    Charles Koch, 78, and David Koch, 73, who run the second-largest privately held company in the country, are pouring a chunk of their vast fortune into helping Republicans take back the Senate.

  • Critics open fire on Common Core education standards

    Growing opposition to the Common Core academic standards for the nation's public schools is threatening to slow down and derail the initiative. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia voluntarily adopted at least some of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a state-led effort to...

  • Biggest spenders wear the union label

    Democrats are out to make the Koch brothers the most infamous campaign donors in the 2014 election cycle. But they are hardly the biggest spenders, nor is Americans for Prosperity, the 501(c)(4) they support, at the top of the list. That distinction belongs to the nation's labor unions,...



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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