Q: When it comes to a government overhaul of health care, what is the difference between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney? A: Obama was against an individual insurance mandate before he was for it. Romney was for the mandate before he was against it.
"Success" would have crippled the global economy and kept poor nations impoverished
The Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has voted 212-206 to ban the Obama administration from spending any funds to try terrorism suspects in civilian court instead of military commissions. Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly all miffed and vexed.
Teacher union leaders have been known to bark back when their strongest job protection – tenure – is referred to as a job for life.
The recent Pentagon "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" report only gives lip service to the key issue of religious liberty.
Conservatism and responsible government won a resounding victory in November's elections, and yet just a month later, we're witnessing legislative arrogance on a scale you wouldn't expect if voters had ratified the ruling class' sprint toward national bankruptcy.
Americans can tell when we are being lied to. We’re being lied to when Harry Reid tells us that the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia is a bit of unfinished business that the Senate must ratify because it’s “urgent.”
Make no mistake. President Obama's support for an extension of the Bush tax cuts is born out of the reality that his re-election is now less than two years away, and by the minute he is losing those independent voters who voted for him in 2008.
Holbrooke was known in cynical Washington circles for his high opinion of his own abilities and for his self-promotion with policymakers and the press. But from my own observations and in frequent interactions with him, I think that his opinion of himself was justified.
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With fresh data showing that students in the United States are falling further behind their international peers, a commitment to universal parental choice at all levels of government is needed now more than ever.
First of all, I feel so much more confident that the TSA's nude photos of airline passengers will never be released now that I know the government couldn't even prevent half a million classified national security documents from being posted on WikiLeaks.
The DREAM Act is heading to the U.S. Senate for a vote. Just in case this passes, we thought you’d like a handy reference guide to help you choose your options wisely:
There is simply no factual evidence for two points of conventional wisdom about recent national elections: that Sarah Palin and her Tea Party supporters represent a triumphant, even dominant force in American politics, and that more centrist, veteran GOP office-holders like John McCain exert little appeal to the electorate.
This week, President Obama and the last-gasp Democratic Congress parlayed on whether to allow Americans to keep their own money (no), considered whether to pay unemployed people with the money of those who have jobs (yes), and proposed a new budget topping $1.1 trillion.
Before U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson ruled in Cuccinelli v. Sebelius that Congress does not have the authority to force Americans to buy health insurance, there was the case of Wickard v. Filburn, which decided the question of whether Congress can tell a farmer how much he can farm.
During Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings last summer, Sen. Tom Coburn asked her whether a law requiring Americans to eat their fruits and vegetables could be justified as an exercise of the federal government's constitutional authority to "regulate commerce ... among the several states."
Sometimes just the threat of a wacko liberal ruling is enough to drive policy. That seems to be the reasoning behind Defense Secretary Robert Gates warning Congress to homosexualize the military before the courts do it.
Tom is a highly successful physician with social connections that are the envy of even the most ambitious politician.Yet, bring up the subject of his son, and the light in the eyes of this confident man suddenly disappears.
The nephew of Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge spoke the words above, as reported by Charles Dickens, circa 1840. Yet, today, nearly two centuries later, we are still fighting the same battle.
Everywhere we turn these days, it seems, leftists are undermining and attacking capitalism on moral grounds.
Federal judge William A. Fletcher recently told the Gonzaga University School of Law that Kevin Cooper, who was convicted and sentenced to death for the brutal 1983 slaying of Chino Hills, Calif., chiropractors Doug and Peggy Ryen, their 10-year-old daughter Jessica and 11-year-old house guest Christopher Hughes, is "probably" innocent.
We were reminded this week why elections matter. Despite sending a message to both the executive and legislative branches a month ago in the midterm elections, voters are still feeling the consequences of the actions of government.
The whole thrust of Barack Obama's first two years -- the stimulus package, the health care legislation, the vast increases in government spending -- has been to put programs in place that have done little or nothing to stimulate economic growth.
Republicans in Congress have taken giant steps forward to restore American economic vitality but, as the current tax legislation, up for a cloture vote in the Senate on Monday proves the GOP has yet to prove that they are serious about cutting spending.
Finally shining light on one of the most important and most overlooked elements of the Middle East "peace process," the Israeli government has compiled a new quarterly report that analyzes what its Palestinian counterparts are doing to promote peace — or not.
Smart women know that if a guy is sending mixed signals -- promising to call but never getting around to it, making dates and then canceling, professing warm feelings but not introducing you to his friends -- it can mean only one thing: He's just not that into you.