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February 17, 2013
JACK MINOR In a major victory for the pro-life movement, a vote by the North Dakota Senate to provide protection for the unborn appears to place the state on track to be the first to pass a personhood amendment to the state constitution... (more)


February 17, 2013
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY We remain a nation at peril, but are we still a nation at war? In his State of the Union speech, President Obama signaled, yet again, that the war in Afghanistan is effectively over. Soon, in fact, it will be over by any honest measure: The presence of American troops will be halved to 34,000 in the coming months, and erased entirely by December 31, 2014... (more)


February 17, 2013
LOS ANGELES TIMES While a national debate has erupted over the Obama administration's lethal drone strikes overseas, federal authorities have stepped up efforts to license surveillance drones for law enforcement and other uses in U.S. airspace, spurring growing concern about violations of privacy... (more)


February 17, 2013
JEROME R. CORSI Hollywood celebrated faith and values films at the 21st annual Movieguide Awards Gala held on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, honoring the best motion pictures in 2012 presenting uplifting and family-appropriate messages... (more)


February 16, 2013
JOSEPH FARAH I write this column with a certain amount of trepidation, knowing the subject not only believes he has the power to order targeted assassinations of American citizens, but has actually already misused that perceived authority. So here goes. I have come to the conclusion that nearly everything Barack Obama does under the color of his authority as president is designed to weaken our country economically, militarily and morally... (more)


February 16, 2013
NEW YORK TIMES As the Senate edged toward a divisive filibuster vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, sat silent and satisfied in the corner of the chamber -- his voice lost to laryngitis -- as he absorbed what he had wrought in his mere seven weeks of Senate service... (more)


February 16, 2013
PHILIP KLEIN Senate Republicans have voted to block the nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, although he could still be confirmed in a vote after the Senate comes back from its Presidents' Day break... (more)


February 16, 2013
REUTERS Faculty and staff members in Arkansas would be allowed to carry concealed handguns on the state's college campuses under a measure approved on Friday by state representatives that also has the backing of Governor Mike Beebe... (more)


February 14, 2013
FRED HUTCHISON, RA ANALYST The cultural war debate often centers on life and death issues such as abortion and euthanasia, and the question of whether we are living in a culture of life, or a culture of death. However, we seldom talk about whether our aesthetic culture of art, music, poetry, and literature is life-enhancing or life-debilitating... (more)


February 14, 2013
PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Karl Rove has declared war on grass-roots conservatives and tea partiers. Rove, who had the richest super PAC in 2012 (American Crossroads, which reportedly spent $300 million in the 2012 election cycle), has started a new fund called Conservative Victory Project to spend big bucks in the 2014 Republican primaries to defeat Republican candidates not approved by the Establishment... (more)


February 14, 2013
ANDREW NAPOLITANO President Obama willingly admits he dispatched CIA agents to kill an American and his teenage son and the son's American friend while they were in a desert in Yemen in 2011. He says he did so because the adult had encouraged folks to wage war on the United States and the children were just "collateral damage." He says further that he'll do this again when he is convinced that killing Americans will keep America safe... (more)


February 14, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES If truth is the first casualty of war, consistency is probably the second. The loudest critics of President George W. Bush's anti-terrorism policies have fallen silent as our Nobel Peace Prize-winning president ordered the killing of Americans in drone strikes... (more)


February 14, 2013
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY President Obama rolled out the same old corporatist industrial policy in his State of the Union address, while again pretending to wage war on the "special interests." In response, Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul both made real, but inadequate, gestures toward the appropriate antidote: free-market populism and an end to cronyism... (more)


February 14, 2013
JOSEPH FARAH You heard it in Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. He called for raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour. He explained, "We know our economy is stronger when we reward an honest day's work with honest wages. But today, a full-time worker making the minimum wage earns $14,500 a year. Even with the tax relief we've put in place, a family with two kids that earns the minimum wage still lives below the poverty line... (more)


February 14, 2013
F. MICHAEL MALOOF The bomb test that North Korea conducted over the weekend was a "miniaturized" nuclear device -- suggesting to U.S. sources that the day of a North Korean "Red Dawn" EMP attack that could decimate the American power grid might be closer... (more)


February 14, 2013
WEEKLY STANDARD Senator Rand Paul is pledging to "hold" John Brennan's nomination for CIA director, a statement from his Senate office reports. "I have asked Mr. Brennan if he believed that the President has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and my question remains unanswered... (more)


February 14, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES Jose Antonio Vargas, an illegal immigrant and former reporter, scolded a congressional panel on Wednesday, saying that he should not be called illegal, and saying it is an insult to his family who brought him here. "When you inaccurately call me illegal, you not only dehumanize me, you're offending them," he said. "No human being is illegal"... (more)


February 14, 2013
MICHELLE MALKIN On Tuesday, President Obama and the first lady used the State of the Union spotlight to pay tribute to an innocent teenage girl shot and killed by Chicago gang thugs. On Friday, Obama will travel to the Windy City to decry violence and crusade for more gun laws in the town with the strictest gun laws and bloodiest gun-related death tolls in America... (more)


February 14, 2013
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE Four California high-school students were reportedly suspended for chanting "U.S.A! U.S.A!" and wearing American flag bandanas during a basketball game. While their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said "the incident is far from over."... (more)


February 13, 2013
PHILIP KLEIN Going into his second term, President Obama is facing a dilemma. On the one hand, he still wants to pursue an ambitious liberal legislative agenda... (more)


February 13, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES The state of our union, President Obama now tells us with "renewed" confidence, is "stronger." Stronger than what, exactly? The deepest bowels of a recession? "There is much progress to report," he says, dreamily. Tell that to the millions of Americans who are still unemployed... (more)


February 13, 2013
NEWSMAX Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens: Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that "the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress...It is my task," he said, "to report the State of the Union -- to improve it is the task of us all."... (more)


February 13, 2013
JEROME R. CORSI Did Pope Benedict XVI line up his successor and then resign to fulfill a 900-year-old prophecy that the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church would be history's "final pope?" The idea was posed by Tom Horn, co-author of the book "Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here."... (more)


February 13, 2013
NEWSMAX Ancient Catholic prophecies by a revered Irish bishop end with the chilling prediction that the next Pope to be selected by the College of Cardinals to fill Benedict XVI's place will be the last Pope. St. Malachy, an Archbishop of Armagh who died in 1148, left behind a list of 112 Popes that has amazed some with its remarkable accuracy... (more)


February 13, 2013
JOSEPH FARAH There are some crazy people out there misusing firearms, all right. But they aren't the kind of people who will be unable to murder, maim and commit mayhem under the new proposed restrictions on the possession of firearms. They are, interestingly enough, irrational leftists -- if that's not a redundancy... (more)