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  • Has American fracking doomed Iraq?

    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...

  • Two fundamental problems with wrongful-birth suits

    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...

  • Puerto Rico's financial crisis may need a Washington solution

    After nine years of economic stagnation, Puerto Rico is in desperate need of private investment, as the island teeters on financial collapse.

  • Here are good ways to replace Obamacare, not simply repeal it

    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.

  • Flaws in Canadian system serve as red flag for Obamacare

    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.

  • Why freedom is the best health care alternative

    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.

  • It's time to approve Keystone XL

    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.

  • Let Western states manage public lands, not bureaucrats in Washington

    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...

  • FCC should not presume it can regulate the Internet

    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...

  • The dangerous Democratic assault on free speech

    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,...

  • Intolerance on campus in the name of tolerance

    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...

  • Being a real leader means accepting responsibility for failures and crediting others in victories

    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...

  • Colombian presidential race is down to the wire

    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...

  • Veterans Affairs scandal is a look at future of Obamacare

    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...

  • America cannot afford to cancel the Tomahawk

    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...



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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