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  • The many costs of the ’94 crime bill

    The Omnibus Crime Bill caused the number of increase by more than 45 percent — the number of inmates in American prisons and jails grew from 1.01 million in 1994 to 2.3 million today.

  • The return of King Dollar

    For those who haven't been paying attention, the American dollar is in the midst of a rally not seen since the 1990s. It's racing past the euro, the yen and other currencies. Investors worldwide are buying the equivalent of stock in America, Inc.

  • Biden gets another free pass

    There is simply no way a Republican could get away with the buffoonery Biden peddles almost daily. Is the lack of genuine scrutiny over Biden's mistakes a reflection of the media's handling him like an unserious person?

  • Letting in the wrong refugees

    Fresh terror busts in Australia expose a common Achilles' heel of the West: Indiscriminate refugee policies turn free countries into breeding grounds for jihad. It's the same game in America. Soldiers of Islam have weaponized our blind generosity against us.

  • Memorial to Eisenhower gone to waste

    The long-running debacle over the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a textbook case of corruption. A great deal of money sloshes around without any accountability, pocketed by those with connections and without scruples, in the name of doing good.

  • Quit defending abuse

    Children are vulnerable and need protection -- and, unfortunately, that sometimes includes protection from their own parents.

  • CHART: As presidents continue to promise great things, faith in the federal government slips

    As the Obama administration slouches onward with its bungled response to the rise of the Islamic State and as Russia continues its expansion westward, Americans' faith in the federal government's ability to handle international problems has fallen to an all-time low, according to recent Gallup...

  • Disrupting the student loan bubble

    Government policies to extend student loans to help cover the cost of college are creating the very problem they purport to solve. Easy credit drives up the demand for higher education, which in turn drives up the price.

  • The survey that proves the republic is unsalvageable

    One in three Americans can't name a single branch of the U.S. government, according to a poll from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • This is the age group that voted overwhelmingly against Scottish independence

    Final results showed Friday that 55 percent of the nation voted "no" to Scottish independence, while only 45 percent voted "yes."

  • White House launches 'It's On Us' campaign to combat campus sexual assault

    In its ongoing effort to prevent campus sexual assault, the Obama administration on Friday announced the "It's On Us" campaign, designed to spread responsibility for preventing sexual assault.

  • Nine polls from this week that have Republicans excited

    The 2014 November midterm elections are nearly here, and Democratic and Republican candidates across the country are bracing for the inevitable conclusion to months of campaigning. But even as certain forecast models downgrade the GOP’s chances for taking Congress’ upper chamber, several...

  • Maine Democratic gubernatorial candidate promotes video with sexual remark about Sen. Susan Collins

    The Maine GOP is in a tizzy over a video promoted by Rep. Michael Michaud, the Democratic candidate for governor, which included a crude lyric referring to Republican Sen. Susan Collins.

  • The 'war on women' is just politics: poll

    A majority of respondents (59 percent) said the war on women is "primarily a slogan used for political purposes." Just 22 percent of respondents said there really is a war. And 19 percent are not sure if there’s a war or not.

  • Election forecast models are the horse race coverage of 2014

    The past year has seen the rise of data-driven journalism websites that were intended to replace the type of horse race coverage that typically dominates political news. But in an ironic twist, election forecast models have become the horse race coverage of 2014. Nate Silver was a web pioneer...



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    Republican voters are down on the sluggish GOP officials they elected, and the officeholders whine about the unreasonable people who voted for them. Republican backbenchers complain about their...

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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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  • Voter Intensity Strongly Against Obamacare

    A new poll from Public Opinion Strategies, commissioned by Independent Women’s Voice, finds that people who care about the issue of Obamacare really don’t like Obamacare.  On the flip side,...

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