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McAuliffe Attacks Cuccinelli for Prosecuting Sexual Predators

Career influence peddler and political mercenary Terry McAuliffe is at it again; and this time he’s pushed the bare-knuckled, gutter politics he’s known for to a new low. Last month saw the 4th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals overturn

McAuliffe Attacks Cuccinelli for Prosecuting Sexual Predators

Florida Governor Rick Scott's Record of Economic Success

A stunning announcement came out of Florida this week. The state that was exhibit A for economic disaster two years ago is now experiencing a tremendous rebound thanks to Gov. Rick Scott’s pro-growth policies. Washington should take a page –

Florida Governor Rick Scott's Record of Economic Success

Jimmy Carter's Libel Israel Week

Some politically correct colleges in America and Western Europe observe something they call “Israel Apartheid Week.” It’s another opportunity to libel Israel for building a defensive perimeter to keep out Arab suicide bombers. These misguided young people who libel the

Jimmy Carter's Libel Israel Week

Obama Admin Argues for Same-Sex Parenthood at SCOTUS

Just four years ago, candidate Barack Obama said he believed that marriage was between a man and a woman. “And God is in the mix.” Who moved? Say what you will about President Barack Obama’s policies; millions of Americans voted

Obama Admin Argues for Same-Sex Parenthood at SCOTUS

Bill Clinton Can Still Handle a Whopper

It’s good to see Bill Clinton looking so healthy. He has given up meat after his heart operation, but his performance Wednesday night proves he can still handle a whopper.  It was vintage Bill Clinton–wonky, funny, overlong and drawn out,

Bill Clinton Can Still Handle a Whopper

Romney/Ryan Ticket Forces Debate on America's Fiscal Crisis

We do not know who will win the White House in November. But we do know that American politics has crossed the Rubicon on spending and entitlements, and these issues will at long last complete the journey from a forbidden

Romney/Ryan Ticket Forces Debate on America's Fiscal Crisis

How States Can Reject and Replace Obamacare

Here’s the blueprint for how the states can eviscerate three central pillars of Obamacare, crippling it, and set the stage for replacing it if Mitt Romney takes the White House and the GOP takes the Senate this November.  Many are

How States Can Reject and Replace Obamacare

President Obama's Covert Zeal for Abortion

Abraham Lincoln in 1854 spoke of the “covert zeal” of President Franklin Pierce and Sen. Steven A. Douglas for the spread of slavery. These leading Democrats never said they were in favor of slavery. They simply viewed the right of whites to choose slavery

President Obama's Covert Zeal for Abortion

Obama’s Power Grabs Create an Imperial Presidency

In 2010 we published a book arguing that Barack Obama was creating an imperial presidency. The past few months prove that prediction was correct. First President Obama’s EPA claimed power to create cap-and-trade through new regulations, rather than Congress passing

Obama’s Power Grabs Create an Imperial Presidency

Is the Star-Spangled Banner an "Abomination"?

Talk show host, Bill Press, doesn’t like the Star-Spangled Banner. Imagine: a liberal talk show that’s not on NPR! His radio show is simulcast on Current TV. Bill Press likes provoking conservatives, but I’m not sure we should be provoked

The Fate of Syria's Christian Minority

Four years ago, Israeli “dove” Avi Primor cooed over the prospects for a comprehensive peace settlement in the Mideast. The “key” to peace, wrote Israel’s former Ambassador to Germany, lies in Damascus. Amb. Primor wrote if Israel would only agree

The Fate of Syria's Christian Minority

Walker Walks the Talk; Obama Talks

Gov. Scott Walker walked his talk. He faced down a militant, union-led effort to drive him from office, never losing courage or the conviction his policies were in the state’s best interests.  It took steely determination not to buckle in

Walker Walks the Talk; Obama Talks

What the Washington Post Missed

Last week, the Washington Post produced a front-page story intended to shock readers with the news of Mitt Romney leading fellow preppies in cutting the bleach-blond hair of a student at their school. The incident in question took place in

What the Washington Post Missed

Obama's Soros-Controlled Energy Council

When politicians want to look busy while avoiding tough decisions during an election year, what do they do? They form commissions and councils. And when President Barack Obama saw Americans struggling with highergasoline and home energy prices, did he encourage

Obama's Soros-Controlled Energy Council

Evangelicals Will Rally For Romney

Elections are about choices, and 2012’s pivotal election showcases two very different visions for America’s future. Governor Mitt Romney is quickly consolidating the Republican base to enthusiastically support him this November. His speech this weekend at Liberty University illustrates these

Evangelicals Will Rally For Romney

Obama's Dangerous Approach to Missile Defense

When Congress returns after recess, the astronomical levels of spending included in President Obama’s budget will face a vicious election-year showdown which will make the debt ceiling debate look tame. And while our Campaigner-in-Chief is busy making jokes about eating

Obama's Dangerous Approach to Missile Defense

Forward to Socialism

Someone in the Obama campaign should find a new line of work. They’ve adopted as a slogan the single word: Forward! You’ve heard those complaints from conservatives that Obama is a socialist? Well, Forward! is one sure way to validate

Forward to Socialism

The Secularization of Martin Luther King, Jr.

This month at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, the faithful met to worship the Almighty and discuss the latest battles for religious liberty in an increasingly secular culture. When the Knights of Columbus’ Supreme Knight Carl Anderson spoke,

The Secularization of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Appeals Court Gives Arizona Partial Victory on Voter ID Law

Arizona might be going to the U.S. Supreme Court yet again. A federal appeals courtupheld part of the Grand Canyon State’s voter-ID law but struck down another partof Arizona’s law as inconsistent with a 1993 federal law. This might become

Appeals Court Gives Arizona Partial Victory on Voter ID Law

Obama's EPA Stonewalls on Keystone

The oppressive monster known as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not just killing jobs these days – it is intentionally avoiding transparency that may shed light on the political motivations behind the agency’s actions. Started in 1970 by President

Obama's EPA Stonewalls on Keystone

The Export-Import Bank Nightmare

America, with its constitutionally protected freedoms and entrepreneurial spirit, has generated prosperity at a level which is unique to the human experience. However, if the mortgage crisis, student loan crisis, and the disastrous failure of green-energy firms have taught us

The Export-Import Bank Nightmare

The Truth about 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Sadly, some are exploiting the Trayvon Martin shooting to target self-defense laws that protect innocent lives. These statutes safeguard law-abiding and peaceable citizens, and are not to blame in the tragic Florida incident. Stand Your Ground laws did not apply

The Truth about 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

President Obama's Bullying Pulpit

President Obama this week took advantage of the fine spring weather and a meeting with Canada and Mexico’s leaders to make an extraordinary statement in the White House Rose Garden. He responded to questions about his health care takeover. ObamaCare

President Obama's Bullying Pulpit

ObamaCare at the Court: Will We Be Citizens or Subjects?

In Washington this week, a rare drama is unfolding in the U.S. Supreme Court. The  momentous question that is before the court is this: Shall we be Citizens or Subjects?   The high court is considering a historic challenge by twenty-six

ObamaCare at the Court: Will We Be Citizens or Subjects?

Gen. Boykin Blocked at West Point

A three-star Army general and war hero cannot speak at West Point because he’s an outspoken Christian. From this incident, we see the Obama administration’s hostility toward religion–and especially Christians–continues even to the detriment of our men and women in

Conservatives Make the Case in 2012 for America's Future

The United States is at a fork in the road regarding which way we will go as a people. The 2012 election could be the most important in our lifetime, and conservative leaders have reached a consensus on how to

Holder Race-Baiting About Obama's Re-Election, Not Voting Rights

Eric Holder’s Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched an all-out war on voter-ID laws and other measures to safeguard to the electoral process. Although Holder’s actions are purportedly to prevent African-Americans from being disenfranchised, the reality is that they serve