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How Obama Questions Your Patriotism

So Barack Obama is again using one of the most contemptible phrases in American politics -- "economic patriotism." There are many credible reasons to despise this rhetorical construct. Patriotism, after all, is the attachment to one's homeland, a nat ...

Facing Tough Odds, GOP Had a Good Night in Colorado

On Tuesday night, former Rep. Bob Beauprez beat a slate of Republicans, including, most notably, former presidential candidate Tom Tancredo. Mitt Romney and other hated/beloved GOP establishment types had endorsed Beauprez, who was clearly the most e ...

Let's Stop Kidding Ourselves; Americans Love Their Politicians

Even in the most catastrophic year for congressional incumbents, 90 percent of them will win re-election -- and most of them will do so rather easily. Many of them, in fact, won't even have to run a campaign. This fact might be somewhat obscured late ...

Was the Iraq War a Complete Waste?

Let's just say that the Iraq army isn't exactly anchoring a democratic awakening in the Middle East. Earlier this week, Iraq's armed forces in Mosul -- trained and supplied by the United States to secure the well-being of its people and institutions ...

Make Them Bake Cake!

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission has ordered a suburban Denver baker named Jack Phillips to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, finding that his religious objections do not supersede the state's anti-discrimination statutes. Because if the C ...

Tell Me Again, Why Is Marco Rubio a Presidential Front-runner?

On Sunday, Marco Rubio informed Jonathan Karl on ABC's "This Week" that he is ready to be president. "I think a president has to have a clear vision of where the country needs to go and clear ideas about how to get it there," he went on. "And I think ...

Environmentalists Have Lost the Climate Change Debate

The bloodcurdling National Climate Assessment is here, and it portends catastrophe; floods, clouds and other assorted weather events are imminent! But, says the report, "there is still time to act to limit the amount of climate change and the extent ...

The Real Problem With Kerry's Apartheid Myth

After The Daily Beast released excerpts of his warning world leaders that Israel would devolve into an "apartheid" state if it failed to agree to a peace deal, Secretary of State John Kerry walked back his comments. "If I could rewind the tape," he e ...

The GM Scandal Is Worse Than You Think

Here's another reason government should never own a business. In February 2010, the Obama administration's transportation secretary, Ray LaHood, told America, without a shred of evidence, that Toyota automobiles were dangerous to drive. LaHood offere ...

The world does not share our view

I'll let the experts churn out opinions on what should be done about Russia's invasion of Ukraine. But it does appear that many of them refuse to accept a number of truths about the world. Take these, for instance: 1) Most people do not shares our va ...


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