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August 24, 2011
L. BRENT BOZELL III One of the greatest perversions of statism is the use of taxpayer money to push for ever more government spending and intervention. A casual listener to the far-left end of the FM dial, National Public Radio​, will quickly conclude that NPR is one of America's leading offenders in this perversion... (more)


August 24, 2011
NEWSMAX President Barack Obama is trying to use a proposed U.N. treaty on the arms trade as a backdoor method to take away Americans' freedom to own guns, actor Chuck Norris says. In an opinion piece Wednesday for Politico, the martial arts expert and star of "Walker, Texas Ranger" says the draft U.N. Arms Trade Treaty would play into what he calls the Obama administration's "secretive itch for gun control"... (more)


August 24, 2011
NEWSMAX A third poll in eight days has confirmed that Republican presidential latecomer Rick Perry now enjoys a significant lead over former front-runner Mitt Romney. Gallup's poll released on Wednesday showed the Texas governor zooming to the top of the pile and relegating Romney to second place... (more)


August 24, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS A federal judge in Birmingham is poised to hear arguments from the Obama administration and others Wednesday over whether a new Alabama immigration law constitutes an unfair assault on civil liberties or is a long-overdue effort to protect American jobs and borders... (more)


August 24, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS The most powerful earthquake to strike the East Coast in 67 years shook buildings and rattled nerves from South Carolina to Maine on Tuesday. Frightened office workers spilled into the streets in New York, and parts of the White House, Capitol and Pentagon were evacuated... (more)


August 24, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH Many Americans are scratching their heads today wondering what in the world is going on with a rare earthquake hitting the East Coast to be followed by a hurricane a few days later. It reminds us that our world can change very quickly. Things don't always stay the same... (more)


August 24, 2011
EMILY MILLER President Obama is using his executive authority to grant backdoor amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the administration's immigration-enforcement efforts would ignore "low-priority cases"... (more)


August 24, 2011
MICHELLE MALKIN Hey, you know what the beleaguered American economy could really use right now? More special-interest mandates imposed by the White House on employers and taxpayers. Team Obama is "Winning the Future" by strangling it in red, green and rainbow-colored tape... (more)


August 24, 2011
WALTER E. WILLIAMS What laws are we morally obligated to obey? Help with the answer can be found in "Economic Liberty and the Constitution," a 66-page pamphlet by Jacob G. Hornberger, founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation... (more)


August 23, 2011
PETER LEMISKA In recent years, the entire country has been focused on its plunging economy. Housing prices are at historic lows, and the jobless rate is at 9.1%. The number is significantly higher in minority communities. The stock market is collapsing, and roughly one in seven Americans are now on food stamps, another historic high... (more)


August 23, 2011
HERITAGE FOUNDATION The dust has not yet settled over the Libyan capital of Tripoli since rebels took control over the weekend. But already, a draft constitutional charter for the transitional state has appeared online (embedded below). It is just a draft, mind you, and gauging its authenticity at this point is difficult... (more)


August 23, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES The federal appeals court ruling that struck down the centerpiece of Obamacare has dealt a massive, possibly fatal blow to the government-imposed health care system passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress over bitter public opposition... (more)


August 23, 2011
EMILY MILLER Sarah Palin is the elephant in the room of the Republican primary. The former Alaska governor says she is still considering whether she will join the crowd seeking the GOP presidential nod. That has the chattering class watching her every move for signs that she's leaning one way or the other... (more)


August 23, 2011
NEWSMAX The Fairness Doctrine, which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implemented in 1949 to require broadcasters to present both sides of controversial issues, became less relevant as cable TV exploded in the 1980s. So the FCC dropped the rule in 1987, but it never erased the language implementing it -- until Monday that is, Politico reports... (more)


August 23, 2011
BIG GOVERNMENT California recently instituted as part of its budget solution an "Amazon Tax" aimed at forcing out-of-state, online retailers with no physical presence in the Golden State to collect and remit sales tax in respect of goods sold to Californians where the retailer in question advertises, or maintains an "affiliate" referral relationship, with websites based within state lines... (more)


August 23, 2011
NEWSMAX The national debt is now growing by $3 million a minute and has increased by $4 trillion under President Barack Obama. When Obama took office the debt stood at $10.626 trillion and the Treasury Department now shows the debt has reached $14.639 trillion, CBS News reports... (more)


August 23, 2011
BURTON FOLSOM, JR. The Great Depression dominated the 1930s, in large part because President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs failed to create jobs. In May 1939, shortly after learning that unemployment stood at 20.7%, Henry Morgenthau, the secretary of the Treasury, exploded: "We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work"... (more)


August 22, 2011
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST Right up front, let us stipulate the following: 1 -- I respect Warren Buffett. How can anyone not? Wall Street's most famous investor did not attain that status without abundant smarts. He is a prime example of what makes the free enterprise system work... (more)


August 22, 2011
NEWSMAX Conservative firebrand Rep. Allen West is castigating President Barack Obama for "shredding" the U.S. Constitution by aggressively pushing to impose his agenda through executive-branch rule-making rather than via Congress... (more)


August 22, 2011
WASHINGTON EXAMINER President Obama will deliver yet another "major speech" after he returns from his Martha's Vineyard vacation. Among other things, he promises the speech will contain details of a new "stimulus plan" for getting America's stagflating economy back on the right track... (more)


August 22, 2011
ROBERT COSTA Political organizer Peter Singleton tells National Review Online that Sarah Palin will likely launch a presidential campaign by the end of September. "I believe that she will run," he says. "I can't see her sitting this election out"... (more)


August 21, 2011
IAN DE SILVA If you thought nobody could be as tough on illegal aliens as Arizona, then you should pay attention to what is happening in Alabama. If the anti-illegal alien legislation that Gov. Robert Bentley signed into law in June is any indication, then Alabama may very well be the state that is toughest on those crossing our border unlawfully... (more)


August 21, 2011
NEWSMAX Republicans are attacking President Barack Obama for acting like a "king that is above the law" in deciding to pick and choose which illegal aliens to deport. "The Obama administration cannot get its amnesty schemes through Congress, so now it has resorted to implementing its plans via executive fiat," said Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer... (more)


August 21, 2011
STAR PARKER Election of our nation's first black president is delivering an unexpected message to our black population. Blacks are discovering that what a man or woman does is what matters, not the color of his or her skin. It seems ridiculous to point out that this was supposedly the point of the civil rights movement. Purge racism from America. But blacks themselves have been the ones having the hardest time letting it go... (more)


August 21, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is pounding away at rival Rick Perry's skepticism of manmade global warming and criticism of the nation's central banker, saying those stands hurt the GOP and make the Texas governor come off as a not-so-serious national figure... (more)