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  • Are the two political parties about to crack up?

    The outlook for 2016 is murky, with a stale Hillary Clinton way ahead of other Democrats and a stable of Republicans closely clustered out of the starting gate with no clear leader or perceptible opening.

  • Barack Obama golfs while the Middle East burns

    Last weekend Barack Obama played his 175th and 176th rounds of golf as president. He played first at Sunnylands, the famously private course on the Rancho Mirage, California estate of the late billionaire Walter Annenberg. Obama next played at Porcupine Creek, the equally private course on the...

  • To stay in power, Kevin McCarthy must put conservatives ahead of K Street

    California Congressman Kevin McCarthy will likely win the election this week for House majority leader. Then he'll spend six months working to keep that job when House Republicans choose their leadership again, after the November elections.

  • Michigan teachers union attacks credit rating of member seeking to leave

    Bangor, Mich., kindergarten teacher Kimberle Byrd thought that she was no longer a member of the Michigan Education Association. After all, the state had adopted a right-to-work law in late 2012, meaning workers couldn't be forced to join a union even if their workplace was organized. Since she...

  • Fracking raises worker salaries and cuts costs for states: Examiner Editorial

    With little and at times fabricated evidence, Big Green activists and their supporters in government have worked hard to undermine the energy revolution underway in the U.S. Exploiting fear and ignorance, they seek to convince Americans that the current natural gas boom propping up the country's...

  • Examiner Editorial: Federal agency can't hide exploding cost of refurbishing its HQ

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray evidently is feeling unfamiliar heat after resorting to a disreputable form of sophistry as a substitute for honest discussion and debate. During a June 10 hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, for...

  • Now IRS claims Lois Lerner emails lost to computer crash: Examiner Editorial

    Just when it might appear that the IRS scandal cannot descend any lower, it has taken on the distinct odor of the Watergate cover-up with the most politically convenient computer crash in history. Naturally, the Obama administration waited to release the damaging news on Friday afternoon to...

  • How Eric Cantor's loss leaves the GOP with an uncertain future

    Less than 24 hours after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor got ambushed in a GOP primary, shell-shocked Republicans gathered in the basement of the U.S. Capitol. The Virginia Republican gave a short speech, saying he would give up his leadership post at the end of July. Then the man he was...

  • Big Ideas: On superheroes, inequality and Hollywood

    In what is likely the most bizarre story you will read all week, Seattle resident, trained fighter and self-proclaimed “superhero” (read: costumed vigilante) Phoenix Jones has decided to disband his team, the Rain City Superhero Movement (RCSM), citing an amusing problem: A lot of people...

  • Markets get a jump on Washington on climate change

    When it comes to climate change, the markets are moving faster than the policymakers in Washington.

  • Obama presses GOP on immigration reform after Cantor's defeat

    President Obama dismissed the conclusion that immigration reform is dead this year after Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning primary defeat. “I fundamentally reject that,” he told supporters at a fundraiser in Massachusetts. “And I will tell the speaker of the House that he needs to...

  • How the Supreme Court's upcoming rulings will affect Obama, unions and you

    Who says nothing meaningful gets done on Capitol Hill these days?

  • Lawyers, doctors are big winners under Obama's student loan plan

    FINANCE Lawyers, doctors are big winners under Obama's student loan plan Students who took out big loans for graduate school and those with higher incomes stand to gain the most financially under President Obama's expansion of the federal government's loan-forgiveness program. Lawyers,...

  • Examiner Editorial: Obama covers his Bergdahl mistakes by blaming his critics

    President Obama must have expected universal rejoicing over his decision to trade five of the most senior and dangerous Taliban officials held for years at Guantanamo for the freedom of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only American military captive held by the enemy in Afghanistan. When it...

  • Why Harvard's George Borjas is worried about immigration

    George Borjas is the “perfect enemy” of those who believe that mass immigration benefits society, one immigration researcher has written. He "applies honest, fair and constant pressure on our sure beliefs about immigration.”



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