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March 14, 2013
REUTERS Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected in a surprise choice to be the new leader of the troubled Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, taking the name Francis I and becoming the first non-European pontiff in nearly 1,300 years... (more)


March 14, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES Wednesday marked several firsts for the Roman Catholic Church with the papal election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina: As Pope Francis, he becomes the first pontiff from the Americas, the first non-European pope in more than a millennium, and the first Jesuit successor to the Throne of St. Peter... (more)


March 14, 2013
DANIEL FOSTER Jan van Lohuizen, a former George W. Bush pollster with a Ph.D. from Rice, is on a mission to show that opposition to same-sex marriage is a political and demographic dead end, propped up by a shrinking core of the old, the undereducated, and the highly churched. Bitter clingers, if you will, to the idea of traditional marriage... (more)


March 14, 2013
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY Gun control efforts are largely a culture-war offensive by liberals who dislike the parts of America that own guns and love guns. This meddling motivation shines through in the rhetoric of gun control advocates and in the laws they push... (more)


March 14, 2013
PHILIP KLEIN Let's say your car is on cruise control at 100 miles per hour, and there's a brick wall in the distance. The responsible course of action would be to slow down gradually and turn the car so it's no longer pointed toward the brick wall... (more)


March 14, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES The spooks don't preside over the most secretive agency of the government. It's no place for spies or their spymasters, so it isn't the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency or even the Office of National Intelligence. The place where the deepest secrets are kept is where the gnomes of the central banks work... (more)


March 14, 2013
REUTERS The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters... (more)


March 14, 2013
TECHNEWSDAILY China is building one of the world's largest drone fleets aimed at expanding its military reach in the Pacific and swarming U.S. Navy carriers in the unlikely event of a war, according to a new report. The Chinese military -- known as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) -- envisions its drone swarms scouting out battlefields, guiding missile strikes and overwhelming opponents through sheer numbers... (more)


March 14, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES An assistant attorney general President Obama is considering for labor secretary oversaw a Justice Department section hampered by racially-charged ideological divisions, an inspector general report says... (more)


March 14, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama will elevate the controversy over his recess appointment powers to the highest level. The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday said it will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a lower-court ruling that said Mr. Obama overstepped the Constitution, a decision that was a major legal setback for Mr. Obama... (more)


March 14, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES Herring Broadcasting, owner of the Wealth TV network, and The Washington Times announced Thursday that they have joined in a strategic partnership to create a new national cable news network called One America News, set to debut nationwide this summer... (more)


March 13, 2013
JONAH GOLDBERG I hope I'm not too late to the fight. Last week, freshman senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Paul's stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for 13 hours was that the Obama administration wouldn't give him a straight answer on the question of whether the president can unilaterally order the killing of American citizens on American soil with "lethal force, such as a drone strike . . . and without trial."... (more)


March 13, 2013
JOSEPH FARAH When, in a recent column, I called same-sex marriage "one of the most radical ideas considered since child sacrifice," I apparently hit a nerve. But I didn't expect to hear outrage from as far away as Egypt... (more)


March 13, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES There will be no breath of fresh air at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On March 4, President Obama introduced Gina McCarthy, a veteran of the EPA bureaucracy, as his choice to run the 17,000-employee agency during his second term. Passing the baton to an insider is a signal that the administration stands behind its "anything goes" attitude in advancing the global-warming agenda... (more)


March 13, 2013
MICHELLE MALKIN The Beltway is buzzing over President Obama's likely nomination of Thomas E. Perez as the next head of the U.S. Department of Labor. But when Americans find out whom Perez has lobbied for most aggressively over the course of his extremist left-wing "social justice" career, they'll be wondering which country Obama's pick really plans to serve... (more)


March 12, 2013
CLIFF KINCAID A top aide to a left-wing American Catholic Cardinal, reportedly in the running for the job of pope, taught a course called "Matthew, Marx, Luke, and John" at a pro-Marxist think tank in Washington, D.C. The course included a discussion of "the future of the Christian alliance with Marxism" and the "theology of the oppressed."... (more)


March 11, 2013
ALAN KEYES "While our country remains untainted with the principles and manners which are now producing desolation in so many parts of the world; while she continues sincere, and incapable of insidious and impious policy, we shall have the strongest reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned us by Providence... (more)


March 11, 2013
JOSEPH FARAH I listened to Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster last week. It was unlike any political theater I have ever witnessed in Washington before. It was compelling TV. I was riveted. His focus was simple. Though the issue was technically the Senate confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director (a bad idea), it was more specifically on a much more fundamental matter: Does the Constitution still matter?... (more)


March 11, 2013
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY Congress is a mostly broken institution, but last week showed what it takes to make it work: a bunch of Tea Partiers grinding things to a halt. Last Wednesday, Democrats planned to move to a vote on President Obama's nominee to run the CIA, John Brennan... (more)


March 11, 2013
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE When a staffer texted Senator Mike Lee that his friend and colleague Rand Paul was mounting a talking filibuster to demand greater transparency on the administration's drone policy, Lee did not hesitate. "I alerted my staff that I would need to be going to the floor," he says in an interview... (more)


March 11, 2013
DAVID LIMBAUGH The Republicans had better not squander the good will that Sen. Rand Paul purchased for them in his filibuster over the Obama administration's potential use of armed drones to kill non-enemy combatants in America... (more)


March 11, 2013
BYRON YORK As Republican senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, and James Inhofe prepare to introduce a measure to defund Obamacare -- and threaten to hold up a continuing resolution to fund the U.S. government if the measure is not given a vote -- some conservatives are unhappy that the House, controlled by Republicans, did not do the same thing... (more)


March 11, 2013
ROBERT KNIGHT In 1919, back when the United States was a constitutional republic, Congress passed a child-labor law imposing a 10 percent excise tax on companies that violated it... (more)


March 11, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES The future of the Boy Scouts is on the line. Left-wing activists have made overturning the youth organization's traditional values a priority, and the national leadership will decide in May whether to cave to the pressure and celebrate homosexuality as a moral value for the nation's boys... (more)


March 11, 2013
CNN The North Korean army has declared invalid the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953, the official newspaper of the country's ruling Workers' Party said Monday... (more)