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  • Manhattan Moment: Seeking best practices at the FDA

    The Food and Drug Administration is arguably the most important regulatory agency in the country -- regulating everything from the safety of imported seafood to the latest medicines developed for cancer and Parkinson's. Yet when things go well, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg typically hears...

  • George Allen: Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank is a no-brainer

    Today, exports are more important than ever to American businesses, manufacturers, and the overall strength of our nation's economy. With 95 percent of the world's consumers living outside the United States, many companies can be more successful if they are able to expand and thrive in the...

  • Hydra-headed federal bureaucracy threatens American liberty

    “You can’t handle the truth!” Jack Nicholson shouted at Tom Cruise during the climactic court-martial scene in the movie “A Few Good Men.” Caught in a lie that exposed his “above-the-law” mentality, Nicholson’s character, Col. Nathan Jessup, justifies his lawlessness by...

  • No, the offshore oil industry is not spiraling toward another BP oil spill

    Not surprisingly, there is a whole other side to the condemnation recently expressed in the New York Times by former Minerals Management Service Director Liz Birnbaum and Jacqueline Savitz of Oceana regarding the safety of the offshore oil and natural gas industry since the Macondo incident of...

  • FDA official: Agency is committed to timely approval of vaccines

    An April 10 Manhattan Moment op-ed by Jared Meyer indicated that the Food and Drug Administration has inappropriately delayed access to and approval of a serogroup B meningococcal (or MenB) vaccine in the United States. This assertion is false. FDA is committed both to responding rapidly to...

  • Manhattan Moment: Obamacare still holds opportunities for free-market reform

    In a recent update to its projections for Obamacare's cost, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the net cost of the law has fallen by about $109 billion through 2024. Amidst a multitude of factors, one stands out: a significant reduction in projected exchange subsidies of about $164...

  • First Amendment freedom can't survive 'war on women' mobs

    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...

  • Don't let politics ruin Alaska's energy future

    Even if you have never beheld Mt. McKinley or worked along the expansive Alaskan pipeline, you can appreciate the natural beauty and natural resource benefits of the magnificent state of Alaska. During the summer of 1977, I worked in Alaska, 160 miles above the Arctic Circle, as a weather...

  • Opposing government coercion is true 'price of citizenship'

    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...

  • Supreme Court's McCutcheon decision strengthens First Amendment rights

    A big part of politics is getting together with people who agree with you about government and want to do something about it.

  • Manhattan Moment: FDA's outdated review process leaves people dying for drugs

    A recent outbreak of meningitis in Los Angeles has led to the deaths of three young men. The affected gay community has been encouraging people to get vaccinated and is even offering vaccinations free of charge. This quick response likely prevented further deaths. Unfortunately, similar...

  • Cut off Hezbollah's lifeline to international financing

    For too long Hezbollah has been able to conduct its illegal operations unhindered by the threat of a direct response from the United States. The jihadist group originally established by Iran has expanded its reach and shifted its strategy to operate in virtually every corner of the world...

  • McCutcheon decision shows Supreme Court split on individual free speech versus 'collective voice'

    In its recent ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court struck down yet another provision of federal campaign finance law as a violation of the First Amendment's free speech guarantee.

  • The New York Times has an Israel problem

    From within the newspaper’s Manhattan offices, for example, Times staffers can see a billboard across the street that asks, “Would a great newspaper slant the news against Israel? The New York Times does.”

  • Aided by U.S. weakness, Vladimir Putin wants to party like it's 1989

    In a speech to Russia's parliament while formally annexing Crimea from Ukraine, Vladimir Putin cited history to legitimize his decision for “reunification.”



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Closing of the Academic Mind

    From Brandeis on the Atlantic to Azusa on the Pacific, an iron curtain has descended across academia. Behind that line lie all the classrooms of the ancient schools of America. Wesleyan, Brown,...

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    When the Republican National Committee adopted a new primary calendar in January, few people fully thought through the impact. Successfully and necessarily fighting the last war, Chairman Reince...

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  • NATO Is Still the Answer

    The continuing Ukraine crisis raises both a critical “what if?” question and a pressing policy issue. What if, in April 2008, the Europeans had not rejected President Bush’s proposal to...

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