The only way the woefully unpopular progressives can score a win
Illinois might be the home state of Barack Obama, but those who call its 17th Congressional District home have lost confidence in our President’s agenda—and the lawmakers who vote in support of it.
October 24 is United Nations Day - an official, international public holiday commemorating the organization's creation in 1945. In the minds of most Americans, United Nations Day probably ranks on par with, say, “Leif Erikson Day” in terms of importance. But as long as our calendars prompt us to remember the UN, let’s take a look at it.
On Oct. 12, one federal judge wrested control of the American military from the other two branches of government and ordered the immediate worldwide acceptance of open homosexual/bisexual behavior in the military. Two days later, the Department of Justice appealed that deeply flawed decision in Log Cabin Republicans v. Gates—a decision that should never have been made. The lower court should have honored the constitutional separation of powers that vests Congress and the President with control of the military.
The numbers are as startling as tragic. According to the Daily Mail, “Up to 20,000 people have died needlessly early after being denied cancer drugs on the NHS, it was revealed yesterday.
This November, voters in Mississippi’s Fourth Congressional District have a prime opportunity to take back a Republican seat in this traditionally conservative district.
LAS VEGAS – Last Thursday, Sharron Angle soundly defeated Harry Reid in the lone debate of their high-octane campaign. During my final 12 hours in Nevada, I sat down with a senior GOP operative and a high-level Angle campaign aide to discuss the Silver State’ s Senate slugfest.
In the wake of commentator Juan Williams' feckless firing by National Public Radio, supporters on the Internet sounded a cheeky rallying cry: "Free Juan!" But Williams has now been liberated from the government-funded media's politically correct shackles.
Many are preoccupied speculating about the magnitude of the impending Republican electoral victory, but I don't think it's putting the cart before the horse to caution that we also ought to be concerned -- now -- about what Republicans will do if they do recapture control.
WASHINGTON -- The controversy surrounding Christine O'Donnell's constitutional views -- does she deny the existence of the establishment clause? dispute its location in the First Amendment? reject that it mandates the "separation of church and state"? -- is mainly the result of the candidate's own imprecision.
A series of stories, statements, and hurried denials from Republicans this week should have served to alert every sitting Republican member of Congress that, even if November 2 brings good or even great news, November 3 should not be a day of backslapping old friends and celebrating the return of chairmanships and budgeting authority.
Is President Obama evil or "just" wrong? A Rasputin or a Chamberlain?
Best proof that politics, not principle, is guiding the actions of the Obama administration: Nidal Hasan’s arraignment has been held over for three weeks at Fort Hood—until after the midterm elections.
The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman recently issued a critique of the Tea Party Movement: The Tea Kettle Movement. He observes: The Tea Party that has gotten all the attention, the amorphous, self-generated protest against the growth in government and the deficit, is what I’d actually call the “Tea Kettle movement” — because all it’s doing is letting off steam.
In one of the more interesting and fastest developing House races to watch this fall, former Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is taking on Rep. Patrick Murphy, the Democrat who ousted the freshman Fitzpatrick by just over 1,500 votes in the 2006 wave.
couple weeks ago, I drove out of Alexandria City into Fairfax County, then through Prince William County, exiting the D.C. suburbs into the Real America. In the midst of D.C. you forget what a representative is. When you travel outside during election time, you see where a representative comes from.
In 2011, the two major legislative initiatives of the tea party Congress, should that happen, will be to get a grip on the deficit and to begin reversing the intrusion of the federal government in American lives and business.
A fundamental change is gripping the Republican grass roots as they animate the GOP surge to a major victory in the 2010 elections.
The National Endowment for the Arts distributed $1.4 million in special "stimulus" grants to 37 private nonprofit "arts" organizations located in the city of San Francisco.
The cyber-warrior scenario goes something like this: If the worm is a computer worm (or other digital malware) infecting a dam's computer system, it might be possible to use the malicious code to take control of the supervisory operating system.
In 2005, the Supreme Court said the federal government's power to "regulate commerce ... among the several states" extends to the tiniest speck of marijuana wherever it may be found, even in the home of a patient who grows it for her own medical use in compliance with state law.
In southwestern Arizona, newly vulnerable Democrat incumbent Raúl Grijalva is locked in an unexpectedly tight race against rocket scientist and Republican candidate Ruth McClung.
Bill Clinton is wagging his finger and issuing a warning to a crowd of about 800 voters gathered in front of the Old Orange County Courthouse in downtown Santa Ana.
There were a surprising number of black Republican candidates running this year. Initially, there were 32 candidates in the hunt, which was the largest field of black Republicans running for the House since Reconstruction. However, many of those candidates lost their primaries and so now we're down to 14 candidates.
The White House's wish almost came true last week. It was hoping most of us and even the mainstream media would miss the release of the Congressional Budget Office's preliminary report on the 2010 federal fiscal year. And most did.
After I became a Republican in the early 1990s -- in a recent column, I explained how emotionally difficult it is for a Democrat to vote Republican, let alone become one -- I concluded that I had left the dangerous party and joined the stupid party.
All sides admit that jobs are the No. 1 issue in 2010, but only three weeks before the crucial make-or-break congressional election on Nov. 2, Obama casually admitted that his claim last year that his stimulus spending bill would create 3.5 million "shovel-ready jobs" was not true.
Point out that sometimes respect is best conveyed by silence—not saying the very thing that comes to mind. It takes maturity to restrain the impulse to toss off a funny comment, just to get a few laughs from their peers, when that comment undermines the teacher’s authority.
It's estimated that suspending AB 32 will kill over 1.1 million jobs when it's fully implemented. That's what James Cameron is looking to do.
Nestled in the northeast corner of Arkansas, the first district stretches eastward from the borders of Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi towards Little Rock.
Are violent video games protected under the First Amendment?
New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District is shaping up to be a tight race that is sure to call into question Democratic rubber-stamp Carol Shea-Porter’s ability to effectively represent her constituents.
Last week the Department of Labor reported that for 14 straight months—the longest stretch since the 1930s—the unemployment rate remains above 9.5 percent. This is pretty glum, but don’t despair, good news is on the way: The Senate will likely vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act this November!
Former Democratic Governor Jerry Brown wants his old job back, but former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, a Republican, has other plans.
The miraculous story of the rescue of 33 Chilean miners would have captured hearts and minds anytime. But at a time like now, when so much cynicism prevails, when we expect newspaper headlines to report about human behavior that disappoints rather than inspires, this story is particularly poignant.
With the prospect of a Republican majority in the House, and, possibly, the Senate, President Obama may continue his anti-business, job killing agenda by issuing intrusive, regulatory, executive orders. Americans should be concerned that federal agencies are drafting new regulatory edicts that will continue the Obama economic policy of stifling innovation and job creation, while rewarding union loyalists.
There is, perhaps, no better testament to how far this nation has drifted from the principles of individual liberty, free markets, and private property than that those proponents of real reform of the Social Security system are now looked upon as radicals.
When President Obama lobbied for the Financial Reform bill cobbled together by Senator Chris Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank, he could have easily repeated what Nancy Pelosi said about Health Care Reform – let’s pass it so we can find out what’s in it. I couldn’t find a synopsis of the bill prior to its passage, but I’m now shocked to discover that this is a mammoth extension of the nanny state.
Tight elections in the Senate, Governor's, and 8th, 24th, and 25th districts have now decidedly swung rightward, after Obama’s agenda provided easy campaign fodder for Florida independents.
Republican candidates for Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL) and Steve Cooley (CA) are on solid ground to win office.
Following a spirited GOP primary in NY-23 this September, Republican Matt Doheny emerged to challenge Democrat Bill Owens this November.
The plight of elderly Americans has been a top concern of the Center for a Just Society since our inception in 2005, and as senior citizens comprise an ever increasing percentage of our nation's population, the need is greater than ever to draw attention to a little discussed, little known epidemic in American health care.
Meg Whitman, an accomplished business executive with the very consumer friendly "Ebay" name attached to her own, was leading slightly in the fight to be California’s next Governor.
It's easy for any Republican to support a commission to cut federal spending. But David Harmer seems to understand that if Republicans take control of Congress, then fail to curb Washington's spending excesses, the GOP will lose control "in two or four years."