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August 9, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES With the stock market facing a historic meltdown, Americans could at least expect the president to be on time for a speech intended to inspire confidence. But those tuning in Monday at 1 p.m. eastern expecting to hear Mr. Obama address the rolling national financial crisis instead saw a live feed of casually dressed techies joking around in front of the presidential podium... (more)


August 8, 2011
GARY BAUER American atheists are a litigious bunch. They constitute a minuscule share of the American population--roughly 1%, according to most polls. Yet with the help of liberal judges and secular elites, they've spent the last few decades on a series of often successful courtroom crusades to eliminate all public recognition of Christianity... (more)


August 8, 2011
REP. DAN BURTON It is a cardinal mistake in any competition, be it sports or politics - and politics is a competition of ideas - to underestimate your opponent. All too often, underestimating your opponent leads to disaster. I believe that America, especially America's political class, is vastly underestimating President Obama... (more)


August 8, 2011
FRANK J. GAFFNEY JR. As the nation mourns the loss in combat of 30 of its military heroes - including 22 members of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 - in Afghanistan over the weekend, the question inevitably occurs: What are we fighting for that justifies this latest among so much sacrifice in that distant, backward and inhospitable land?... (more)


August 8, 2011
DR. MILTON R. WOLF The debt-ceiling debate has revealed that there are two types of politicians in America today: those who still claim we can afford Obamacare and those who will tell you the truth. Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the debt-ceiling debate, other than witnessing establishment politicians in complete denial of the mess they've made, is the fact that the Orwellian-named Budget Control Act of 2011 does so little to actually, you know, control the budget... (more)


August 7, 2011
NEWSMAX Media Research Center founder and conservative activist L. Brent Bozell III says the media backlash against grass-roots conservatism following the debt-ceiling deal is so extreme as to reflect "an exercise in delusional thinking," and charges most media outlets are "completely in the tank" for President Barack Obama in his bid to win re-election... (more)


August 7, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH Back in 2008, the "permanent government," as I call the establishment clique that actually runs America, whipped up the people and their elected representatives in Washington into hysteria over an economic crisis that the ruling class had itself perpetrated... (more)


August 7, 2011
BLOOMBERG NEWS Timothy Geithner has told President Barack Obama that he will remain on the job as Treasury secretary, ending speculation he would leave the administration. The Treasury Department released a statement Sunday saying Geithner had informed the president of his decision to remain in the administration... (more)


August 6, 2011
WORLDNETDAILY A Michigan woman is suing her county over limiting her petition gathering to a 3-by-3-foot square of ground in a 135-acre park, a restriction one attorney said is in the running for the title of the "most unconstitutional [free] speech zone ever"... (more)


August 6, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES The Obama administration has made history by presiding over the first-ever downgrade in the U.S. credit rating. President Obama has outdone all his predecessors in wrecking America's good name. His answer to this problem: Spend even more... (more)


August 6, 2011
BLOOMBERG NEWS The downgrade of the U.S.'s AAA credit rating by Standard & Poor's darkens President Barack Obama's re-election chances while also damaging members of Congress from both parties as they prepare for the 2012 campaign, political analysts said... (more)


August 6, 2011
NEWSMAX Republican Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul tells Newsmax the bill designed to cut the budget deficit and raise the debt ceiling is a "fraud" because it actually does nothing to reduce current spending levels. The Texas lawmaker also says it is "discouraging" that many new members of Congress who were backed by the tea party voted in favor of the bill, the Budget Control Act of 2011... (more)


August 6, 2011
ROBERT KNIGHT Sigmund Freud famously asked, "What does a woman want? A far easier question to answer would be: "What does the ACLU want?" C.S. Lewis observed that the agenda of the left is to make pornography public and religion private... (more)


August 6, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas Gov. Rick Perry is asking Christians to turn to God for answers to the nation's troubles as he holds court over a national prayer event attended by roughly 30,000 people. The Republican who is considering running for president delivered a speech that included prayer and Bible verses. He said that a return to Christian ideals can help solve the nation's problems... (more)


August 6, 2011
MARK STEYN Unless things change, the man (or woman) elected in 2012 will be the last American president to preside over the world's leading economy. If things get really bad, he will find himself presiding over the early stages of American collapse. Not "decline" but "collapse"... (more)


August 5, 2011
MICHELLE MALKIN Actor Matt Damon​ is a walking, talking public service reminder to immunize your children early and often against La-La-Land disease. In Damon's world, all public school teachers are selfless angels. Government workers and Hollywood entertainers are impervious to economic incentives. And anyone who disagrees is a know-nothing, "corporate reformer" ingrate who hates education... (more)


August 5, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH Some people still don't appreciate why Rick Perry's remark to Republican fat cats condoning the New York Legislature's vote to approve same-sex marriage should disqualify him from consideration for the Republican presidential nomination. Here's an example of one quizzical letter I received on the topic: "Logically, how is Rick Perry's response on gay marriage incorrect?... (more)


August 5, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES A move to change the way America elects its president got a clear thumbs down in a vote by members of the Republican National Committee on Friday. A resolution opposing the National Popular Vote initiative won support of every voting RNC member but one who voted "present" instead of "yes"... (more)


August 5, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS The tea party is here to stay after its powerful role in the debt-ceiling debate. Now the GOP establishment wonders if the movement will sweep Republicans to victories in 2012 or dash them on the rocks of unbending ideology. The tea party already is reshaping the Republican Party. Once-moderate lawmakers are shifting sharply right. They fear primary challenges more than Democratic opponents... (more)


August 5, 2011
BRADLEY BLAKEMAN The evidence is mounting more than ever to suggest that President Barack Obama is morphing into a failed Democratic President Jimmy Carter. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd in her Op-Ed article of July 30, 2011, said: "Democratic lawmakers worry that the Tea Party freshmen have already 'neutered' the president, as one told me... (more)


August 4, 2011
EMILY MILLER Anti-business liberals aren't going to sneak their way into powerful administration positions this summer. Recess appoinments are a traditional method used by the White House - under both parties - to fill government slots without Senate confirmation... (more)


August 4, 2011
JEFFREY T. KUHNER Vice President Joseph R. Biden believes Tea Party Republicans are right-wing jihadists. Following the debt-ceiling deal, in a private Democratic Caucus meeting, Mr. Biden joined several Democrats in accusing conservative House Republicans of behaving like "terrorists"... (more)


August 4, 2011
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST "I love you guys," House Speaker John Boehner is reported to have said at a meeting with the tea party freshmen. That comment despite the fact that those same men and women who came to this city to "change the way Washington works" gave the Ohioan a hellfire test of his leadership in the debt ceiling debate... (more)


August 4, 2011
NEWSMAX Some of the 28 Republican senators who voted for the new debt/deficit law may find themselves on the receiving end of powerhouse conservative Sen. Jim DeMint's ire. The South Carolina Republican pledged after last year's elections that he wouldn't support any challengers to his Republican Senate colleagues... (more)


August 3, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. debt shot up $239 billion on Tuesday -- the largest one-day bump in history -- as the government flexed the new borrowing room it earned in this week's debt-limit increase deal. The debt subject to the statutory limit shot way past the old cap of $14.294 trillion to hit $14.532 trillion on Tuesday, according to the latest the Treasury Department figures, which are released on the next business day... (more)