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Rep. Chaka Fattah Indicted on Racketeering Charges Rep. Chaka Fattah Indicted on Racketeering Charges

Planned Parenthood Begs Media: Stop Covering Our ScandalPlanned Parenthood Begs Media: Stop Covering Our Scandal

Ann Coulter Ann Coulter: Voters to G.O.P.: We're Just Not That Into Immigrants

For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the public.

Michelle Malkin Michelle Malkin: Obama Cronyism + Your Personal Data = Trouble

It's the most far-reaching scandal in Washington that no one wants to talk about: Tens of millions of federal employees had their personal information hacked as a result of Obama administration incompetence and political favoritism.

John Stossel John Stossel: Governed by Zealots

The government's environmental rules defeat even environmentalists. Thomas Collier is a Democrat who managed environmental policy for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Then he noticed a mining opportunity in Alaska, one he calls "the single largest deposit of gold and silver that is not being developed in the entire world."

Walter E. Williams Walter E. Williams: Cure for Racial Dishonesty

There have been several notable cases of racial fakery. Years ago, then-law professor Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren falsely claimed that her great-grandfather was Cherokee Indian. A diversity-starved Harvard University jumped at the opportunity to hire her. She was so good at the racial fakery that a 1997 Fordham Law Review article lauded now-Sen. Warren as Harvard Law School's "first woman of color."

Todd Starnes Todd Starnes: With All Due Respect to Bill O'Reilly, The USA Is Worse Than Barbaric

A third undercover video has sparked a new round of outrage over Planned Parenthood.

Brent Bozell Brent Bozell: Laughing Over Dead Babies? Media Bored

The Center for Medical Progress has now issued a third recording of Planned Parenthood officials explaining their grotesque trafficking in baby body parts. It is even more devastating than the first two.

Jonah Goldberg Jonah Goldberg: How to Kill the Summer Job

I had a lot of summer jobs. I was a foot messenger in New York for a couple of summers.

Bob Barr Bob Barr: Hillary – You Are No Bill Clinton

A paper flyer hangs on a pole in New Hampshire advertising a Young Americans for Hillary party. It features a black-and-white photo of a young, Bohemian Hillary, and promises to include, in addition to political discussion and a good time, pizza, Hillary swag, and young people.

Jeff Jacoby Jeff Jacoby: The Return of the Grad-Tax Hustlke

Five times, Massachusetts voters have been asked to jettison their state's flat-rate income tax and replace it with a system of graduated tax brackets. Each time they have unequivocally refused to do so.

Terry Jeffrey Terry Jeffrey: What We Learn From Football

In the coming days, a million or more teenage boys will eagerly show up at their high school campuses weeks before regular classes start. They will plan to spend their whole day at school, pay close attention to their instructors, and work as hard as they can.

Ben Shapiro Ben Shapiro: Evil In America

This week, the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group dedicated to unmasking the atrocities committed by taxpayer-funded abortion juggernaut Planned Parenthood, released its latest in a series of undercover videos about the organization.

Austin Bay Austin Bay: Turkey and Syria: From Bluff to Buffer

After suffering two recent attacks by terrorists based in Syria, Turkey has ordered its military forces to prepare to enter Syria en masse and establish a "buffer zone." Turkey, seeking NATO-wide diplomatic affirmation for this risk-ridden decision, then demanded a NATO Article 4 consultation.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. Harry R. Jackson, Jr.: Healing the Urban Educational Gap

Shante had a lot of things going for her as she finished middle school. She was bright, attractive and talented. Her parents, Glenn and Sheri, had worked hard to ensure she could have a better life than they had had growing up. But both were uneasy with the public high school that Shante was zoned for in Prince Georges County. Although its the highest income majority-black county in the United States, it had a high school dropout rate more than 10 points higher than neighboring Montgomery County.

Paul Greenberg Paul Greenberg: What’s the Alternative?

Anyone who criticizes our president's nuclear deal with Iran is bound to be asked: What's the alternative? With the clear implication that there isn't one -- not an acceptable one, anyway. It's either war or peace. A simple, black-and-white, all-or-none choice: It's the president's way or no way -- except war -- to prevent Iran from joining the nuclear club.

Donald Lambro Donald Lambro: Inspector General Says Hillary Clinton Compromised Classified Information on Her Private E-mail

Hillary Clinton's long-planned rollout of her first major economic proposal was shoved aside last week by a widening investigation into whether her e-mail account compromised classified information.

Jacob Sullum Jacob Sullum: The Second Indictment of Dylann Roof Is Worse Than Redundant

Dylann Roof, the man charged with murdering nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., last month, faces execution or life imprisonment if he is convicted in state court. A federal indictment announced last week threatens him with the same penalties, although you can't kill a man more than once or lock him up for more than a lifetime.

Arthur  Schaper Arthur Schaper : Free Speech and Truth Under Attack in Massachusetts

For the past two years, as a freelance writer for the New England press as well as nationally and locally, I have reported on a number of disconcerting trends which originated in New England, and now have started working their way nationally.

Cliff May Cliff May: Defeating the Mortal Enemies

The enemy has to be defeated, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter last week told American forces stationed in the Middle East. That is a simple truth, one that, regrettably, is not heard often from officials in the current administration. Mr. Carter then added: It will be, because the barbarians are always defeated by civilization. That is a comforting sentiment one that, regrettably, is not supported by historical evidence.

Dave Walcher Dave Walcher: Dear GOPe, Take Two

As the Donald Trump juggernaut gathers steam and continues to roll over conventional wisdom like an army of wrecking balls, signs of panic are beginning to be seen coming from the establishment wing of the GOP (the GOPe).

Leigh  Thompson Leigh Thompson: Humanity did not Escape the Stone Age for Lack of Stones

The road from the industrial revolution and to our lives today was paved by innovation. Innovation propelled by fossil fuels, expanded trade routes, and new marketplaces allowed humankind to improve all aspects of life rapidly after centuries of stagnation.

Jerry Newcombe Jerry Newcombe: Are You Ready for the Test?

As I read the news, I am dismayed to see how few people seem to be preparing for the only day in their lives that matters more than any other the day they give an account to God.

Lee  Culpepper Lee Culpepper: My Body, My Organs: If Planned Parenthood Can Sell Body Parts, Why Can’t I?

Killing unborn infants and harvesting their human body parts is completely legal in America. The only crime Planned Parenthood appears to have committed is selling the tiny organs on the black market.

Joy  Overbeck Joy Overbeck: Invasion of the City Dwellers: Coming to Your Neighborhood

If you worked hard to raise your family in a lovely home in a nice, safe, middle-class suburb, dont get too comfortable in your hammock.

D.W. Wilber D.W. Wilber: Don’t Let the Door Hit Em in The……..

This past week brought us something coming out of our nations capital that we havent seen in decades, if ever. A united States Senator standing before the Senate chamber and calling out the Senate majority leader from his own party on a lie.

Ken Connor Ken Connor: The Reality of Abortion Exposed

"Unless you stand for something, you will fall for anything." Everyone is familiar with this famous quote, though its original origins are unknown. What is known is that the sentiment appeared in a prayer offered by Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall in 1947. "Our Father," Marshall prayed, "we yearn for a better understanding of spiritual things, that we may know surely what Thy will is for us and for our Nation. Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything."

David Williams David Williams: Ex-Im’s War on Coal

Lest you needed another reason to oppose the resurrection of the United States Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, bureaucrats havent just been picking the winners and losers among American corporations but have also been taking it upon themselves to do the bidding of the Obama administration by helping wage their misguided War on Coal.

Jim Hanson Jim Hanson: Throwing The Kurds Under The Bus

The Kurds are the only actual friend America has in the Iraq/Syria/ISIS zone. The powerful affection they have for the United States dates to the 1990s when we protected them from the depredations of Saddam Hussein with no-fly zones and a deployment of Army Special Forces on the ground.

Ethan  Blevins Ethan Blevins: In Seattle, Composting Outranks Privacy

Seattle doesnt need busybody bureaucrats to push environmental awareness. With a lofty recycling rate and an ardent culture of environmentalism, Seattleites hardly need convincing. Yet the City, under a new composting mandate, now pries into residents trash cans weekly to make sure people dont throw out food.

John Hawkins John Hawkins: 5 Reasons Donald Trump's Run At The Presidency Is Good For The Republican Party

Over the last few weeks weve seen Republican consultants and pundits publicly fretting about whether Donald Trump will hurt the GOPs brand.

Thomas Sowell Thomas Sowell: Documented Irresponsibility

People who entered the United States illegally may be called "undocumented" in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political parties in dealing with immigration issues.

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