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March 5, 2011
MONA CHAREN Andy Ferguson, one of America's most engaging and perspicacious journalists, has not -- as Andre Malraux said of Whittaker Chambers -- returned from the hell of college admissions with empty hands. In Crazy U, his chronicle of his son's senior year of high school -- a year of college visiting, applications, essay writing, open-house attending, interviewing, financial-aid seeking, and waiting, waiting, waiting -- is by turns hilarious, shrewd, and revealing... (more)


March 5, 2011
MICHELLE MALKIN My fellow Americans, who are "your people"? I ask because U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is black, used the phrase "my people" in congressional testimony this week. It was an unmistakably color-coded and exclusionary reference intended to deflect criticism of the Obama Justice Department's selective enforcement policies. It backfired... (more)


March 5, 2011
ROBERT KNIGHT I'm with Samuel A. Alito Jr. - at least in spirit. The associate justice was alone in his dissent in Snyder v. Phelps,in which the U.S. Supreme Court in an 8-1 ruling on Wednesday voided a damage verdict against the Westboro Baptist Church for picketing a Maryland soldier's funeral. You know the Westboro folks... (more)


March 5, 2011
ERICK ERICKSON Gas prices continue to go up. When George W. Bush was President of the United States, Democrats constantly demanded he open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to help lower prices. Some even wanted a temporary suspension of the gas tax. With Obama? Crickets... (more)


March 5, 2011
NEWSMAX The American public is demanding serious cuts in the federal budget while remaining ignorant about what is actually in the budget... (more)


March 5, 2011
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER Voices around the world, from Europe to America to Libya, are calling for U.S. intervention to help bring down Moammar Gaddafi. Yet for bringing down Saddam Hussein, the U.S. has been denounced variously for aggression, deception, arrogance and imperialism... (more)


March 4, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Freedom of information and communication on the Internet is playing a key role in supporting pro-democracy demonstrators in the Middle East and developing norms for civil society elsewhere around the world. But just when freedom is beginning to flicker, the Obama administration is seeking to give authoritarian regimes more power to impose censorship on the Web... (more)


March 4, 2011
NEWSMAX Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has helped make a number of conservative causes popular among regular Americans. And the Second Amendment right to bear arms is apparently one of them. Palin's well profiled interest in hunting has helped boost female membership in the National Rifle Association by 20 percent, NRA spokeswoman Diane Danielson tells The Daily Mail of London... (more)


March 4, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH When the Transportation Security Agency began its intrusive new airport screening procedures last fall, I was sure Americans would rise up to the privacy violations and put an end to the program in short order. I predicted it would happen by Thanksgiving. Later I revised my prediction to Christmas... (more)


March 4, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES As Congress looks for ways to trim the budget, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) represents an opportunity for up to $9 billion in savings. This outfit has become little more than an advocacy group for trendy leftist causes operating on the public's dime... (more)


March 4, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Al Qaeda and Iran are cheering on the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East, so why does the Obama administration think the Islamic extremists are losing? On Tuesday at a Pentagon press briefing, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates claimed, "The protests elsewhere that are leading to reforms for a number of governments are an extraordinary setback for al Qaeda"... (more)


March 4, 2011
CNSNEWS.COM Two Republican senators on Friday introduced a bill to stop taxpayer subsidies to public radio and television... (more)


March 4, 2011
Activist alert!
SENATECONSERVATIVES.COM Dear Fellow Conservative: I'm writing to let you know about an important vote that took place in the Senate Wednesday night. Newly-elected Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) offered an amendment expressing support for a Constitutional Amendment that would force Congress to balance the budget... (more)


March 3, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES If there's one thing politicians are good it, it's avoiding hard choices. The new Republican majority in the House appears - at least for the moment - not to be an exception... (more)


March 3, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Akaka said Wednesday he won't seek re-election next year, the fifth member of the Senate Democratic Caucus to decide not to face the voters in 2012. "It was a very difficult decision for me," said Mr. Akaka in a prepared statement. "It has been a great honor and privilege to serve the people of Hawaii"... (more)


March 3, 2011
FOX NEWS President Obama on Thursday appeared to reject the idea of arming U.S. agents in Mexico, saying after a meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon that the two governments will look at other ways to protect American officials in the wake of a fatal shooting last month... (more)


March 2, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Pennsylvania prosecutors will seek the death penalty for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell in a state that has not executed an inmate in more than a decade... (more)


March 2, 2011
MICHELLE MALKIN If public school teachers spent more time teaching in classrooms and less time community-organizing in political war rooms, maybe taxpayers wouldn't feel as ripped off as they do. Before the Big Labor bosses start complaining about "teacher-bashing," let's be clear: An increasing number of rank-and-file teachers feel exactly the same way... (more)


March 2, 2011
ANN COULTER As Obama rakes in historic campaign contributions from Wall Street money, liberals claim Republicans are beholden to "the rich." However that may be, it is far more true, and far less remarked upon, that the Democratic Party is the party of public sector unions... (more)


March 2, 2011
REP. TED POE "Houses were shut tight, and cloth wedged around doors and windows, but the dust came in so thinly that it could not be seen in the air, and it settled like pollen on the chairs and tables, on the dishes." I have ripped this line from the pages of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath to demonstrate the severity, and ridiculousness, of a modern-day dust storm farmers and ranchers are facing today--the Wrath of the EPA... (more)


March 2, 2011
BLOOMBERG NEWS The House approved a stopgap budget bill designed to avert a government shutdown, and the Senate's top Democrat said his chamber will forward it to President Barack Obama within two days... (more)


March 2, 2011
DAVID LIMBAUGH How much longer can the Democratic Party, the mainstream media, and other leftists successfully maintain the ruse that intolerance, hatred, and the propensity for violence mainly come from the right in this country? The lie is getting old... (more)


March 2, 2011
JOHN HAYWARD It appears that one of the 14 fugitive Wisconsin Democrats has returned to the state capitol, heeding Governor Scott Walker's ultimatum. A flurry of Twitter messages late Tuesday night heralded the return of Democrat State Senator Tim Cullen, who represents labor union interests in the 15th Senate District surrounding Janesville, Wisconsin... (more)


March 2, 2011
JOHN STOSSEL Because "The King's Speech," a movie about King George's effort to overcome stuttering, won the Oscar for best picture, reporters have been interviewing me about my stuttering. Some ask why they don't hear me stutter on TV. Others wonder why a stutterer is on TV in the first place... (more)


March 1, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Facing criticism from the nation's governors, President Obama on Monday said he's willing to give states much more leeway to opt out of key planks of last year's health care law -- as long as they still meet his overall benchmarks of covering more people and controlling costs... (more)