High Risk, Low Yield

By Thomas Sowell - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

This has been the worst time, politically, for President Barack Obama since he took office. Recent polls reveal that public confidence in both his domestic and foreign policies has been falling, amid revelations about their defects and dangers. Even people who once supported and defended him have now turned against him. [...]

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Non-Germane President Obama

By Larry Kudlow - Saturday, September 21, 2013

One of the biggest mistakes President Obama is making in the current debate over the threat of a government shutdown and the failure to raise the debt ceiling is his repeated and stubborn refusal to negotiate . In speech after speech, Obama crusades against negotiation. Has anyone ever seen anything like this? He’s [...]

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Jeb Bush’s Latest Common Core Snit Fit

By Michelle Malkin - Friday, September 20, 2013

This is priceless. Former Fla. GOP Gov. Jeb Bush, consummate politician and 2016 presidential aspirant, has now bitterly accused opponents of his federal education schemes of possessing “purely political” motives. Projection, anyone? Having previously suggested that critics of the so-called Common Core standards program are crazy, ignorant and lying, Bush piled [...]

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Spying and Lying

By Judge Andrew Napolitano - Thursday, September 19, 2013

When Edward Snowden first revealed the spying the NSA has been conducting on what was then thought to be only customers of Verizon, the government was embarrassed, but it reluctantly acknowledged that Snowden revealed a truth. He had, after all, displayed an accurate and faithful copy of a judicial order signed [...]

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Living our lives “under God”

By Dr. Gary L. Welton - Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The American Humanist Association has renewed the efforts of some atheists to remove the words “under God” from our Pledge of Allegiance. The organization argued recently in the Massachusetts Supreme Court that the inclusion of these words is a violation of atheists’ religious liberty and equality. In “A Farewell to Arms,” Ernest [...]

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Warning: Our Government Is a Threat to Public Safety

By Michelle Malkin - Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Forget gun control. America needs government control. Have you noticed the common thread among several mass killings and homeland security incidents lately? Time and again, it’s the control freaks in Washington who have fallen down on their jobs, allowing crazies, creeps and criminals to roam free and wreak havoc while ignoring [...]

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Minimum Wage Madness

By Thomas Sowell - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Political crusades for raising the minimum wage are back again. Advocates of minimum wage laws often give themselves credit for being more “compassionate” towards “the poor.” But they seldom bother to check what are the actual consequences of such laws. One of the simplest and most fundamental economic principles is that [...]

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Rules over Politics at the Fed

By Larry Kudlow - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

When Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana announced last Friday that he would vote against Larry Summers’ putative candidacy for Fed chairman if it came before the Senate Banking Committee, he put a dagger in Summers’ Fed career before it even started. Tester would have made the fourth Democratic nay vote [...]

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Immigration reform would make sense if new immigrants were not eligible for welfare benefits

By Dr. Tracy C. Miller - Friday, September 13, 2013

The U.S. House and Senate are considering an immigration reform bill. Critics of the legislation say that it will not do enough to secure our borders and that it grants amnesty to illegal immigrants. The bigger issue, which has been an important part of the debate, is how increased legal immigration [...]

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The Epic Meltdown of the Gun-Grabbers

By Michelle Malkin - Friday, September 13, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS — Quick, call the CDC. We’ve got a Rocky Mountain outbreak of Acute Sore Loser Fever. After failing to stave off two historic recall bids on Tuesday, two delusional state legislators and their national party bosses just can’t help but double-down and trash voters as dumb, sick, criminal and [...]

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The President’s Embarrassment

By Judge Andrew Napolitano - Thursday, September 12, 2013

When Secretary of State John Kerry, apparently irritated by a lack of sleep, gave a snippy and what he thought was an unrealistic reply to a reporter’s question at a London press conference last weekend, he hardly could have imagined the world’s response. Asked whether there is anything Syrian President Bashar [...]

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9/11: America’s Unfinished Business

By Michelle Malkin - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Before we head to Syria to avenge the mass murder of their kids, how about we finish avenging ours ? When I say “finish,” of course I really mean “start.” A dozen years after the 9/11 attacks, the trials against the jihadist plotters who incinerated pregnant women, firefighters, grandparents, newlyweds, toddlers and schoolkids [...]

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Syria and Obama: Part II

By Thomas Sowell - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chickens are coming home to roost for Barack Obama, both at home and overseas. When he first entered the White house, to worldwide acclaim, and backed by huge majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, he could do whatever he wanted — and could do no wrong, in [...]

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Syria and Obama

By Thomas Sowell - Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I cannot see why even a single American, a single Israeli or a single Syrian civilian should be killed as a result of a token U.S. military action, undertaken simply to spare Barack Obama the embarrassment of doing nothing, after his ill-advised public ultimatum to the Syrian government to not use [...]

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Bad sports: Virtue & vice at the ballpark

By Paul Kengor - Monday, September 9, 2013

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. If there be (no virtue among us), we are in a wretched situation. — James Madison This isn’t a year for complaints about the Pirates. So, forgive me while I complain not about the Pirates but a certain element of Pirates fans. This [...]

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One Year Later: Camp Bastion Families Still Fighting for Truth

By Michelle Malkin - Friday, September 6, 2013

Next week, “never forget” will resound across America as citizens mark a dozen years since the 9/11 terrorist attack and one year since the bloody disaster in Benghazi. But who will remember the American heroes who came under siege at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan on 9/14/12? Two heroic U.S. Marines — [...]

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War, War, What is it Good For?

By Judge Andrew Napolitano - Thursday, September 5, 2013

President Obama’s request for express congressional authorization for a limited aerial invasion of Syria raises profound legal and constitutional questions. For starters, there is simply no legal basis in international law to support an American invasion of Syria. Yet, notwithstanding that, federal law permits the president to commit U.S. military forces [...]

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What ‘The Butler’ gets wrong about Ronald Reagan and race

By Paul Kengor - Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Steven F. Hayward, Paul Kengor, Craig Shirley and Kiron K. Skinner are Ronald Reagan historians. Editor’s note: This article first appeared in The Washington Post. One cold evening in Dixon, Ill., in the early 1930s, a young man known as Dutch Reagan brought home two African American teammates from his Eureka [...]

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Camelot and the Syrian crisis

By Dr. Earl Tilford - Wednesday, September 4, 2013

November 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the end of Camelot. During its tenure, President John F. Kennedy’s administration set national security precedents that have influenced the way Washington has approached military commitments to the present day. For instance, in January 1961, after inheriting a crisis in Laos, the newly inaugurated president asked [...]

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Gun-Grabbers Go Full Femme-a-Gogue in Colorado

By Michelle Malkin - Wednesday, September 4, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS — Out: The boy who cried wolf. In: The girl who cried birth control. Desperate Democrats are imposing false-alarm feminist politics on a high-stakes recall election in Colorado this month. It’s a golden opportunity for independent-minded women to reject empty femme-a-goguery and tear up the Sandra Fluke card. On [...]

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Serious About Syria?

By Thomas Sowell - Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Why are we even talking about taking military action in Syria? What is that military action supposed to accomplish? And what is the probability that it will in fact accomplish whatever that unknown goal might be? What is painfully clear from President Obama’s actions, inactions and delays is that he is [...]

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Unintended Consequences

By Thomas Sowell - Tuesday, September 3, 2013

One of the many unintended consequences of the political crusade for increased homeownership among minorities, and low-income people in general, has been a housing boom and bust that left many foreclosed homes that had to be rented, because there were no longer enough qualified buyers. The repercussions did not stop there. [...]

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Be not afraid: Bill Clark & the Divine Plan

By Paul Kengor - Friday, August 30, 2013

The following is an interview between National Review’s Kathryn Jean Lopez and Paul Kengor, executive director of the Center for Vision & Values, concerning the recent death of Judge Bill Clark, longtime close friend and adviser to Ronald Reagan. Judge Clark died on August 10 at the age of 81 after a [...]

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How Many More Nidal Hasans in Our Ranks?

By Michelle Malkin - Friday, August 30, 2013

A military jury sentenced unrepentant Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan to death on Wednesday. But if another murderous Muslim soldier’s case is any indication, Hasan may be sitting in the catbird seat for years to come. And our men and women in uniform will remain endangered by Islamic vigilantes in their [...]

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Colorado’s Grassroots Revolt Against Gun-Grabbers

By Michelle Malkin - Wednesday, August 28, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS — While most Americans will be chillin’ out, maxin’ and relaxin’ this Labor Day weekend, dedicated patriots in Colorado are hard at work preparing for a groundbreaking special election day with nationwide repercussions. George Washington would be proud. On September 10, Democratic legislator and state Senate President John Morse [...]

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Battle of Gettysburg: A three-part series, Part 3

By Dr. Jason R. Edwards - Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Robert E. Lee, who enjoyed tremendous success on the first day of the battle of Gettysburg and witnessed his troops almost attain complete victory on the second, concluded that triumph would be his on the third. His plan for an all-out assault on the center of the Union’s line – the [...]

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A Truly Great Phony

By Thomas Sowell - Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Many years ago, I was a member of a committee that was recommending to whom grant money should be awarded. Since I knew one of the applicants, I asked if this meant that I should recuse myself from voting on his application. “No,” the chairman said. “I know him too — [...]

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Battle of Gettysburg: A three-part series, Part 2

By Dr. Jason R. Edwards - Tuesday, August 27, 2013

When dawn broke on July 2, 1863, the Union Army was dug-in south of Gettysburg over several miles in a large fishhook formation. The eye of the hook was on two stony hills known as Big and Little Round Top. The spine of the hook ran along the ominously named Cemetery [...]

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A Poignant Anniversary

By Thomas Sowell - Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and of the Reverend Martin Luther King’s memorable “I have a dream” speech, is a time for reflections — some inspiring, and some painful and ominous. At the core of Dr. King’s speech was his dream of a world in which people would [...]

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Geithner to the Rescue?

By Larry Kudlow - Saturday, August 24, 2013

When it comes to Fed policy, one of the hottest topics on Wall Street is the next Fed chair. Who will replace Ben Bernanke? And believe it or not, Timothy Geithner’s name may be resurfacing. Is it possible that the former treasury secretary will come to the rescue of a leaderless [...]

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Battle of Gettysburg: A three-part series, Part 1

By Dr. Jason R. Edwards - Saturday, August 24, 2013

Editor’s note: This three-part series commemorating the 150-year anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg first appeared at TheBlaze.com. Part one-Gettysburg: Day one In the first week of July, tens of thousands of visitors descended on a small town in southwestern Pennsylvania known as Gettysburg. It was there 150 years ago that [...]

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How Oberlin Manufactured the Hate-Crime Hoax of the Year

By Michelle Malkin - Friday, August 23, 2013

Busted. Stone-cold busted. Just as I suspected, “progressive” pranksters at Oberlin College have been definitively unmasked as the perpetrators of phony campus “hate crimes” that scored international headlines in March. The blabbermouth academic administrators who helped fuel the hysteria are now running for cover. The Associated Press, The New York Times, [...]

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