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Jeff Jacoby - Wed Jun 29

There is no disputing the emotional power of linking the campaign for gay marriage today to the struggle over anti-miscegenation laws in the Civil Rights era. I agree that the two are connected. But not in the way same-sex marriage advocates think. ... more

George Friedman - Wed Jun 22

There may be some in the U.S. military who believe that the United States might prevail in Afghanistan, but they are few in number. The champion of this view, Gen. David Petraeus, has been relieved of his command of forces in Afghanistan and promoted (or kicked upstairs) to become director of the CIA. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Sun Jun 19

Protests in China have been occurring at an increasing rate. This is in spite of the fact the Chinese economy has been growing at 10% a year for a decade. What happens when China's growth slows to 4%? ... more

Humberto Fontova - Fri Jun 17

This week Castro’s propaganda ministry published another portion of Che Guevara’s “diaries.” These passages, composed by Ernesto “Che” Guevara between 1956-58, are titled “Diary of a Combatant,” and were published antiseptically “unedited.” ... more

Mike Shedlock - Tue Jun 7

Recall that Treasury Secretary Paulson's failed policy was based on the construct that size matters. The EU's silly attempt of talking down problems in Greece was based on the same principle. ... more

Cliff May - Thu Jun 2

Some years ago, John Podhoretz, a right-of-center writer, now the editor of Commentary, admonished his colleagues on the left: "We speak liberal as well as our own tongue. Why don't you speak conservative?" ... more

Humberto Fontova - Wed Jun 1

After two years of legal wrangling radio-host Michael Savage is still banned from setting foot in Britain. The original ban handed down in May 2009 was explained by former Labor Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. ... more

Fred Wszolek - Wed Jun 1

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is changing the story for America’s businesses and right-to-work states through a series of decisions that represent a new level of activism and extremism unseen in past “independent” agencies. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Sat May 28

In spite of what the Fed or the FDIC may want you to believe, many banks hold massive amounts of garbage on their balance sheets (especially real estate and commercial real estate), at below prices. ... more

John Ransom - Sun May 15

Under Eric Holder’s view of the law, bin Laden had the right to remain silent, he had the right to an attorney. If he could not afford an attorney he had the right to have one appointed for him. ... more

David Malpass - Sat May 14

Like the June 30 end of QE2, Y2K crash warnings had a date certain, January 1, 2000 ... more

Humberto Fontova - Thu May 12

For inviting the rapper-“poet” named “Common,” to the White House, our First Lady is currently taking some heat. Common’s lyric, it appears, are a trifle “racy,” plus in his “poetry”, he hails Black-Panther/Cop-killer Joan “Assata Shakur” Chesimard. ... more

John Ransom - Fri May 6

Under Eric Holder’s view of the law, bin Laden had the right to remain silent, he had the right to an attorney. If he could not afford an attorney he had the right to have one appointed for him. ... more

Caroline Glick - Fri Apr 29

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s response to the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority’s peace deal with Hamas would be funny if it weren’t tragic. Immediately after the news broke of the deal Netanyahu announced, “The PA must choose either peace with Israel or peace with Hamas. There is no possibility for peace with both.” ... more

Cliff May - Thu Apr 28

I was north of Kandahar, flying in a helicopter with an American general who was telling me more than I could absorb about rural irrigation systems. I asked if he had ever imagined, back when he was at West Point, that he’d become so expert in agricultural development? ... more

Humberto Fontova - Mon Apr 11

Well, it’s about time somebody had the guts to say it! It’s high time to quit coddling a mostly foreign-born ethnic group that brazenly supports-- and even harbors-- terrorists! ... more

Katie Kieffer - Mon Apr 11

Six female plaintiffs, led by Betty Dukes, are current and former Wal-Mart employees with sexual discrimination charges against Wal-Mart. ... more

Sam Graves - Wed Apr 6

Small businesses are the cornerstone of the American economy. They employ over half of the country’s private sector workforce and create seven out of every ten new jobs. ... more

Ken Blackwell - Fri Apr 1

Do elections matter? You bet they do! ... more

Fred Lucas - Tue Mar 22

Minnesota Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been making moves recently that make a run for the GOP 2012 White House nod look increasingly likely. He’s a blue-collar, tax-cutting, budget-balancing executive from the strategically important Midwest. So does he stand a chance? ... more

Mike Adams - Tue Mar 22

The irony is never ending in higher education these days. College administrators are so steeped in the ideology of political correctness that they fail to miss an opportunity to help make their opponents’ argument for them. ... more

Bill Murchison - Tue Mar 8

Crash! Thud! The president's grand scheme of remaking America in the image of the Daily Kos, MSNBC and the Democratic left is encountering, hmmm, let's say some slowdowns. ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Wed Mar 2

The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry. ... more

Caroline Glick - Fri Feb 4

Whether they are democrats or autocrats, we fully expect they will continue to hate us. ... more

Byron York - Tue Feb 1

On May 2, Republicans will gather at the Reagan Library in Santa Barbara, Calif., for the first GOP presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. It's not clear which candidates will be there, but here's a safe bet: Each will declare himself, or herself, a Reagan Republican. ... more

Caroline Glick - Tue Feb 1

Does the US fail to understand what will happen to its strategic interests in the region if the Muslim Brotherhood is the power behind the throne of the next regime? ... more