By Arthur Herman | 06/20/14 02:48 PM
Iraq's new crisis has everyone, including energy guru Daniel Yergin, worried about what it's going to do to the price of oil. And certainly we've all been here before. War and chaos in the Middle East shuts down oil wells and closes pipelines and refineries; the world's oil supply dips and oil...
By Walter M. Weber | 06/20/14 12:02 PM
Mississippi Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo is proposing a bill to prohibit the disturbing phenomena of "wrongful birth" and "wrongful life" suits. In a wrongful birth suit, the parents claim that they were injured by the birth of their child; in particular, they wish they could have aborted...
By Elias R. Gutierrez | 06/20/14 12:00 PM
After nine years of economic stagnation, Puerto Rico is in desperate need of private investment, as the island teeters on financial collapse.
By James C. Capretta | 06/19/14 03:56 PM
It is not possible to displace Obamacare without advancing a credible alternative. Simply repealing the law implies a reversion to the pre-Obamacare status quo, which had its own set of problems.
By Brett M. Decker | 06/19/14 03:58 PM
As the U.S. debates ways to replace or improve Obamacare, Canada may offer a blueprint for reform. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has moved to transfer control from the federal government to the provinces and is opening up the socialized system to private clinics and doctors.
By Sen. Tom Coburn | 06/19/14 03:57 PM
Now that the Affordable Care Act's subsidies have kicked in and millions have supposedly enrolled in exchanges, much is being said about Republicans backing away from repeal and replace. I would propose a more honest and accurate phrase about what comes next: rescue and recovery.
By Jared Meyer | 06/19/14 05:12 PM
President Obama has three new reasons to approve the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would bring 830,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil per day from Alberta to U.S. refineries, which would lead to economic growth and job creation in the United States.
By Carl Graham | 06/18/14 05:02 PM
A Western rancher who has his federal grazing rights restricted or removed doesn’t just lose a few cows. He loses a multi-generational investment, a profession, and a legacy to pass on to his children. An elderly hunter or trail rider who sees motorized access eliminated from national forest...
By Randolph J. May | 06/18/14 04:11 PM
Despite judicial rebuffs of the Federal Communications Commission's two previous attempts to impose net neutrality mandates on Internet service providers, the agency is at it once again. In case you don't know by now, net neutrality regulations, in one way or another, would convert Internet...
By Jenny Beth Martin | 06/17/14 06:36 PM
David Brown was imprisoned for 18 months because he demonstrated against rising taxes. Author James Callendar spent nine months in jail for writing a book critical of the government. Newspaper editor Benjamin Franklin Bache was arrested for criticizing the president but died before his trial,...
By Monica Perez | 06/17/14 03:29 PM
Bowdoin College officials insist that "religious freedom and spirituality are alive and thriving" at the liberal arts college in Maine but members of campus Christian club heartily disagree. For the first time in 40 years, Bowdoin Christian Fellowship's club charter was rejected because it...
By Melanie L. Sturm | 06/16/14 02:27 PM
If character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking, World War II Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower radiated it on the eve of D-Day, writing "any blame … is mine alone” in remarks to be delivered “In Case of Failure.” In making one of history's toughest and most...
By Ian Alexander | 06/15/14 11:08 AM
Colombians select their president Sunday in a close runoff contest between the two leading contenders, President Juan Manuel Santos and former Finance Minister Oscar Ivan Zuluaga. Their choice will set the country's course - either more corrupted politics as usual or a clean break from the...
By Elizabeth Price Foley | 06/14/14 10:22 AM
If Obamacare isn't repealed, we know what the future of health care will look like, thanks to the Veterans Affairs scandal. It will mean long delays to see a doctor, ridiculous hurdles to obtain basic tests, demoralized doctors and hospital waiting lists. These are all inevitable byproducts of...
By Michael James Barton | 06/14/14 10:12 AM
Once again, American military leaders face a tradeoff. Can the United States meet the serious new security challenges the nation faces while staying within strict budget limits? To do so, policymakers will have to make some very tough choices that leverage our existing capabilities while also...
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