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Hobby Lobby standing on principle in vow to continue its fight against mandate

The Daily Oklahoman - The state of Washington is raising its minimum wage to $9.19 an hour, highest among 50 states. San Francisco is moving to $10.55 an hour. The federal minimum wage is $7.25, but some congressional Democrats want to raise it to $9 ...

Guns in schools can save lives

USA Today - Has anyone noticed that these mass shootings at public schools increased after the 1995 Gun-Free School Zone Act? Passed with good intentions, banning guns would supposedly make schools safer. But law abiding citizens, not criminals, obey ...

Kenneally: The Myth of Egyptian Constitutionalism

Egyptian democracy once fleetingly promised to be the most impressive fruit of a balmy Arab spring. The foreign policy realism that formerly underwrote Mubarak’s rule was dismissed as craven and the reservations regarding the immoderation of an ascen ...

Facing Fiscal Cliff, Obama Goes Overboard on Christmas Trees and Vacation

So, what does the president of the United States do to set a good example as the country faces a looming financial meltdown? He keeps spending and spending. For this Christmas season, not only did Obama call for significantly more Christmas trees in ...

Caption that Photo -- The Presidential Hug

There are so many people still without basic services in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Yet the intense scrutiny and criticism that was heaped on the Bush administration following Hurricane Katrina is nonexistent for Obama. In this picture, Obama ...

Kenneally: Obama’s Politics Of Symbolism

According to the Wall Street Journal, President Obama is considering soliciting corporate donors to help pay for his 2013 inauguration festivities. This would mark a significant departure from his insistence in 2008 that he eschew corporate contribut ...

Turkey and Politics: How do you handle holiday family dinners?

(AP) - Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, some cranberry mold, maybe apple pie with ice cream, some football on TV. Getting together with the cousins. Catching up beside the fire. Togetherness. On second thought: Scratch that. What were we thinking? ...

Presidential Hubris on Display at the Press Conference

There is a reason why the President of the United States should have ice water for blood. A rash word sends the stock market on a three day tumble. A misunderstanding can create a cataclysmic series of diplomatic missteps that can lead to nuclear war ...

Jindal Says to Stop Dumbing-Down Conservatism

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has a message for all those who are wondering what happened to bring about such an electoral beating by Barack Obama. Jindal says it's not the conservative philosophy, but rather how it's packaged that is the problem. Jind ...

The New GOP: Doubling Down On Conservatism

The election has been over long enough that grieving has given way to autopsy, the search for the electoral disease that killed Romney’s once promising campaign. Amidst all the griping and recrimination, one pernicious narrative keeps surfacing: if c ...


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