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  • Eliminating marriage penalty in family tax issues, simplifying education credits just makes good sense

    There are countless blessings for those starting a family, but the financial responsibility can be a challenge for any working parents.

  • SEC needs to rethink its rules on proxy advisory firms

    On June 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued new rules clarifying the duties of proxy advisory firms that guide institutional investors voting their equity shares. Left unresolved by the SEC is an April rulemaking petition by business groups that asked the agency to reconsider its...

  • Protecting free speech means standing up for it no matter what

    Over the past few years, Washington Democrats have grown increasingly at ease with silencing their critics as a way to gain a political edge.

  • Lawsuits tackle Lois Lerner syndrome among state attorneys general

    Lois Lerner wasn't the only government official unlawfully trying to upend through backdoor channels the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. The Citizens United ruling acknowledged that the First Amendment's legal prohibition on Congress making no law infringing on speech meant what it said.

  • It's time to put aside the politics and find solutions to the immigration challenge

    The immigration crisis is actively highlighting the facts that an unsecured border puts the U.S. at physical and financial risk, and that immigration reform is both desperately needed and completely stuck at partisan crossroads.

  • President Obama must engage with growing border crisis

    Over the last 10 years, I have worked closely with Texas officials to address the many issues prevalent in border states: the trafficking of drugs, weapons and humans, illegal border crossing, trade, and economic development for border communities. As secretary of state under Gov. Rick Perry,...

  • TV consumers shouldn't be forced to pay for options they don't use

    Recently, for the first time in more than seven years, I had occasion to buy a new television.

  • Is Russia funding Europe's anti-fracking Green protests?

    If you were thinking that the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines MH17 and the death of 298 innocent people including Europeans, will finally force NATO to get tough with Russia's Vladimir Putin, think again.

  • Democrats fear free speech because they fear the grassroots

    The grassroots are gradually taking over the political process, and the Democrat establishment knows it. That's why they're trying to shut us down in any way possible, and that's why we have to fight back, each and every time.

  • The Gulf War was no mistake

    Was it really a mistake to stop the aggression of a madman bent on becoming a modern-day King Nebuchadnezzar, on a quest to invade quite possibly a huge swath of southwest Asia?

  • Iraq's crisis requires a political solution

    What I remember most about serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq was realizing the extraordinary level of hatred that the Sunnis and Shia Arabs had for each other.

  • Patriot missile interceptor system is a key to international security for the U.S.

    For the past month, the world’s attention has been divided. We watched the World Cup with passion and excitement, even as we were buffeted by global crises in Iraq, Nigeria, the Korean Peninsula and Eastern Europe. In the opening round of the World Cup, a well-played, deep ball resulted in the...

  • Veterans Affairs reform legislation must set clear standards for care

    The men and women who volunteer to serve in the military are brave and selfless. They don't deserve to be served by a Department of Veterans Affairs more concerned with manipulating data for financial gain than with solving problems and serving our veterans with the best possible medical care.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Yes, We Do Have a Strategy: Keep Out

    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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