President Obama and Vice President Biden this week paid an unannounced visit to Arlington National Cemetery . They went there to offer the thanks of a grateful nation for the service of Frank Buckles, the last known survivor of the American “Doughboys” of World War I. Buckles was barely 16 when he fibbed about his age to get into uniform.
It sounds good, cutting $105.5 billion in funding for ObamaCare through 2019 by including a provision in the stop-gap spending measures that are temporarily funding government until a real budget is passed.
When feminist icon Barbara Walters sat quivering alongside Fidel Castro in 1977 cooing: “Fidel Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful!”, dozens of Cuban suffragettes suffered in torture chambers within walking distance of the hyperventilating Ms. Barbara Walters.
The mortgage foreclosure crisis in this country may have been superseded by events in Japan, Libya and elsewhere for now, but it’s still taking a toll.
"She reminds me of my wife." That was the most frequent comment I received via e-mail on the September night Sarah Palin spoke to a riveted Republican National Convention in 2008, as the vice-presidential nominee spoke of hockey moms, pit bulls, lipstick, the dignity of human life, and the future of our nation.
In September 1964 I showed up at a place called Marietta, Ohio to go to college. Among the 1,400-or so students who enrolled that semester, four of us became fraternity brothers, three of us were on the freshman crew and we have all remained friends for past 46+ years.
A grown woman in public office who acts like Lindsay Lohan has no business comparing one of America's finest generals to Charlie Sheen.
The unemployment numbers came out last week, but these were not the nationwide 8.9-percent average that was announced with much hoopla earlier this month, capturing all of the headlines.
A new study entitled "Spend Less, Owe Less, Grow the Economy," affirms that reducing government spending as a percentage of GDP will accelerate economic growth and create an environment for hiring.
The Lenten season is a time of reflection, renewal and anticipation. This reflection and renewal gives us time to prepare for Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Often this time is spent in self-deprivation, ridding our lives of various vices.
Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama told Townhall he wants to see change out of the White House as the next step in what the government funds and cuts financially this year and next.
There is, however, burgeoning evidence that excess radiation operates as a sort of cancer vaccine, but this only seems counterintuitive because of media hysteria for the past 20 years trying to convince Americans otherwise.
You could argue that the iconic advice columnist, the late “Ann Landers,” was single-handedly responsible for America’s rising divorce rates since the 1960s, thanks to her infamous question, “Ask yourself, are you better off with him or without him?”
Speaker John Boehner, GOP Leader Eric Cantor and GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy have been in charge since November 2, and even though their formal power only arrived in January, they have had more than four months to prepare the debate over the CR, the debt ceiling and the FY 2012 budget.
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., has once again earned his nickname: Thurston B. Howell III. He's elite, effete and so hopelessly out of touch with reality that his latest solution to America's fiscal profligacy is ... more fiscal profligacy.
Don't reorganize your life in a moment of existential panic or remorse. Take your time. Cope. But when thousands die, or when some sudden calamity befalls us, the tendency of politicians, journalists, policymakers and experts is to seize on the moment to advocate some radical changes.
In about a month, the Republican majority on the House Budget Committee will present its concurrent budget resolution for fiscal year 2012, which by law will include their proposed 2012 annual budget and their projection of the budgets for the following nine years.
Distorted media coverage of the recent terrorist assault on the Israeli community of Itamar compounded the pain of an unspeakably brutal crime.
The Congressional Research Service published a report on Feb. 10 detailing how the Obama administration is planning to spend $105.5 billion that was put on an appropriations autopilot in the health care legislation the Democrat-majority Congress enacted last year.
In March 1941, Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps broke out of western Libya (Tripolitania) and attacked to the east, into Cyrenaica. By the mid-April 1941, the Germans reached the port of Tobruk and surrounded it.
Our national weeping and wailing over education spending cuts, public employee unions, and such like cause minds of a certain vintage to stop still and wonder. When were the divorce proceedings between home and classroom filed anyway?
Yesterday’s videotaped revelations by the intrepid James O’Keefe provides welcome grist for many mills. Most obviously, it offers irrefutable evidence that National Public Radio employs elitists who are hostile to Republicans, Tea Party activists, and others derided as gun-toting, white “racists.”
A little over two years ago, a black man educated at Ivy League schools was democratically elected to the most powerful office in the world.
Learning cross the street safely is one of the first things a child is taught after it learns to walk. The first lesson: Cross at the cross walk. Second, only cross when the light is green. And, the cardinal rule -- always look both ways before crossing.
"My toe is no longer in the water, it's all the way up to my neck," Cain said. "I think I have a great chance of not only winning the nomination but the Presidency."
There are ways to improve national academic imbalances. Here are seven ways to counter that torrent of progressivism.
It's time for all of you toothless hillbillies in the Teabagger movement to learn something from your betters on the Left.
I can't think of any single act of government that creates more inequality than the lottery—at least per dollar raised and spent.
Why is it that despite the Republicans' resounding electoral victory in 2010 based on their promises for real change, many of us have a queasy feeling they're not quite measuring up to the task, even in the climate of Democratic infighting and President Obama's weaknesses?
Who won the battle of Wisconsin? Republican Gov. Scott Walker got a legislative victory. On the other hand, Democrats, with a wary eye on 2012 and noting the worrying drop in support for President Obama in union-heavy states like Pennsylvania and Michigan, claim to be delighted that Walker has picked this fight.
As morally wrong as it is to murder innocent adults, mankind seems to have a built-in revulsion against killing babies. If a baby does not evoke any tenderness, if a baby is regarded as worthy of being deliberately hurt or murdered, we know that we have encountered a degree of evil that few humans -- even among murderers -- can relate to.
On Saturday Castro’s court handed down a sentence of 15 years to Alan Gross, a contractor for USAID jailed in Cuba since Dec. 2009 for bringing cell-phone and internet equipment into Castro’s fiefdom.
In the Illinois legislature, state Sen. Barack Obama voted "present" 129 times. Today, he seems to be voting present on two major issues, Libya and the budget.
New Census data show that Hispanics in California, our most populous state, are now a minority in name only.
If the GOP is smart, they will use some of the legal opinions to appeal to Americans and demonstrate the insanity of Obamacare's overreach.
We live at a time when all Americans must sacrifice. All, that is, except those of us who can be politically helpful to our President as he seeks re-election.
The majority of things on network television appear there by design. And since it is the American left that controls most of the agenda coming out of popular culture and hence television programming, you have to ask yourself, "Who are they hoping to convince?"
Newt Gingrich has a lot going for him if he decides to run for president -- a famous name, a record of accomplishment, a knack for raising money and a rhetorical flair that appeals to his party's conservative base. It's almost enough to make you forget his central handicap, which is that he is Newt Gingrich.
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