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Hamas' Triumph

Hamas, with perhaps unwitting help from President Barack Obama, is achieving its war aim: to legitimize Islamic supremacism and Jew-hatred, and take it global. Jews are no longer safe in Europe or even in some places in the U.S. Who now recalls that ...

Religious liberty suit about abortion, not contraception

The major media's account of the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case was typical of the way the case has been misreported from the start. The New York Times headline read, "Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporatio ...

Democrats Don't Debate; They Distort

Among Republicans, the debate over America's proper world role is vigorous. Sen. Rand Paul blames the current disarray in Iraq on George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. "Were they right in their predictions? Were there weapons of mass destruction there? Was ...

When Is a Scandal Not a Scandal?

President Barack Obama has flouted the law again and again -- unilaterally rewriting the health law at least 18 times since passage; changing immigration law by executive fiat (after having explained that to do so would be beyond the scope of his con ...

The Bizarre Story of Trading Terrorists for Sgt. Bergdahl

Speaking to graduates at West Point (New York), President Barack Obama tooted on his toy horn, "al-Qaida's leadership on the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been decimated." Even that slender boast -- just on the border regions? -- ...

Why VA Service Won't Improve

Here's a not-so-bold prediction: After the press loses interest in the Veterans Affairs scandal, after the investigations have been completed and one or two officials have resigned, nothing will change. Is this cynicism? Not really. It comes down to ...

Margaret Thatcher of India?

Is the election of a pro-business, pro-American, growth-oriented prime minister in the world's largest democracy good news or bad news for the world's oldest democracy? We in that oldest democracy are currently governed by the Democrats, a party that ...

Democrats and Republicans Talking Past the Voters

It's a cliche to say that Washington, D.C., is "out of touch" with voters, but there's something to it. Arguably, in 2012, the Republican Party seemed focused on a subject -- debt -- that wasn't a high priority for average Americans. Sincere Republic ...

Could You Lie to a Bereaved Father?

The Ben Rhodes memo revealing the duplicity of this administration on the subject of Benghazi reminds us about the character of those involved. That President Barack Obama could lie so evenly and so passionately (remember the second presidential deba ...

Special Rules for Democrats

Remember poverty? It was once a chief preoccupation of the Democratic Party. Lyndon Johnson made war on it. An entire ecosystem of federal, state and local programs has been created over the course of the past half-century to combat it, costing taxpa ...


  • "Paul is right. It is better to live free and accept the risks associated with thugs and petty criminals than..." Comment by leonidas
    Posted in Media Blame Police for Race Riots
  • "My initial reaction was to fully support the police- give them whatever they need to put these thugs in place...." Comment by NY Graham
    Posted in Media Blame Police for Race Riots
  • "What is also sad is the folks still seem to believe what the media tells them and have a friend..." Comment by peleus
    Posted in A Dose of Common Sense

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