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December 18, 2012
FRANK GAFFNEY The conventional wisdom is that President Obama dodged a politically perilous "bullet" when he declined to nominate Susan Rice as the next secretary of state. Had he done so, the president would have provided his critics a high-profile platform for exposing and critiquing his administration's conduct with respect to Benghazigate and the larger, dangerous practice of "engaging" Islamists, of which it was a particularly dismal example... (more)


December 18, 2012
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT Nullification is yet again picking up steam in Dixie. Pursuing an archaic legal theory that punctuated pre-Civil War disputes between the federal government and states, South Carolina state Rep. Bill Chumley last week pre-filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would criminalize implementation of President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare reform law... (more)


December 18, 2012
PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY While President Obama and Speaker John Boehner are wrestling with whether or not they will agree to raise taxes, United Nations delegates partying in Doha, Qatar, are planning to impose a new kind of tax on Americans. U.N. conferees have been discussing how they can start a global tax that would hit Americans hard... (more)


December 17, 2012
ALAN KEYES If you've been following events in Congress covered in connection with headlines about the so-called "fiscal cliff," you know that the top GOP leadership in the House of Representatives recently conducted an anti-conservative purge of certain of that body's committee assignments... (more)


December 17, 2012
JOSEPH FARAH As American politics and culture turn further away from God, they also run to and fro looking for answers to rising crime, violence, mayhem, rape and sexual immorality of all kinds in all the wrong places. Predictably, this is happening once again as the nation's media and political elite react in horror, as they should, to the massacre in Newtown, Conn., at the Sandy Hook Elementary School... (more)


December 17, 2012
JOHN FUND A few things you won't hear about from the saturation coverage of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre: Mass shootings are no more common than they have been in past decades, despite the impression given by the media. In fact, the high point for mass killings in the U.S. was 1929, according to criminologist Grant Duwe of the Minnesota Department of Corrections... (more)


December 17, 2012
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY They were 6 years old. Most of the victims in Newtown were the age of my oldest daughter. When I realized this on Friday, my urge was to go home and hug my kids. And not let them go. When I got home, I dropped to the floor and held all my kids tightly -- as if I could make them safer... (more)


December 17, 2012
THE HILL Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Republican from Texas, says he wishes Dawn Hochsprung, the principal of the Sandy Hook Elementary School, was armed with an M-4 assault rifle when she confronted Adam Lanza, the shooter who killed 20 children... (more)


December 17, 2012
MICHELLE MALKIN Here's more evidence that government "cures" are inevitably worse than the "diseases" they seek to wipe out. Buried in the trillion-dollar stimulus law of 2009 was an electronic medical records "incentive" program. Like most of President Obama's health care rules, this top-down electronic record-sharing scheme is a big fat bust... (more)


December 16, 2012
NBC NEWS The 20 children and six adults killed in the Newtown school massacre were all shot multiple times, many with a rifle, Connecticut's chief medical examiner said Saturday. The children -- 12 girls and eight boys -- were all 6 or 7 years old, Dr. H. Wayne Carver said at an afternoon news briefing... (more)


December 16, 2012
NEWTOWN PATCH Connecticut State Police have released the names of 20 children and six adults killed Friday in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School... (more)


December 16, 2012
NEWSMAX Banning gun-free zones and allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons could help eliminate mass shootings at schools, John R. Lott, one of the nation's leading gun experts, tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview Saturday... (more)


December 16, 2012
LONDON DAILY MAIL Crazed killer Adam Lanza was a 'ticking time bomb' who suffered from Asperger's syndrome and was painfully shy and awkward, former classmates said yesterday. Last night, a troubling portrait began to emerge of the 'Goth' loner, who dressed all in black and was obsessed with video games... (more)


December 16, 2012
FOREIGN POLICY Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won't testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment. "While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement... (more)


December 16, 2012
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES President Barack Obama has chosen Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts to be the next secretary of state, a source has told Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed. His replacement as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the Sneed source said... (more)


December 16, 2012
J. ROBERT SMITH Boehner has set himself up for a stupendous loss in his dealings with Mr. Obama -- a loss that will shatter the shaky pillars of the GOP. Losing the tax issue is more than a tactical loss; it batters common sense and turns on its head a conservative tenet: Uncle Sam's problem isn't too little tax revenue. Unc's trouble is too much spending and borrowing... (more)


December 16, 2012
WORLDNETDAILY Florida, the battleground for many elections, has an opportunity right now to resolve the issue of Barack Obama's eligibility, according to a court filing in a case brought by a Democrat under state law that allows such challenges... (more)


December 15, 2012
ASSOCIATED PRESS A gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school, killing 26 people, including 20 children, by blasting his way through the building as young students cowered helplessly in classrooms while their teachers and classmates were shot... (more)


December 15, 2012
NEWSMAX Gun-ownership groups were preparing themselves on Friday for another barrage of anti-firearm moves following the horrific mass killing at a Connecticut elementary school. The National Rifle Association and most groups were keeping silent on the day that 28 people, including 20 young children, were shot dead... (more)


December 15, 2012
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY In Cairo on Wednesday, a Coptic Christian blogger named Alber Saber was convicted of blasphemy and "contempt of religion." There's a tragic irony: As any of the country's Christians can tell you, contempt of religion is not merely permitted but encouraged in the new, post-Mubarak Egypt. What is criminal, what has become increasingly perilous, is any criticism of Islam... (more)


December 15, 2012
WORLDNETDAILY A federal judge in Oklahoma has avoided making a determination on whether a police department order for officers to attend an Islamic event violated the constitutional religious rights of the officers... (more)


December 15, 2012
ROBERT KNIGHT If you think the left is resting on its laurels after Barack Obama's re-election and the Democrats' retention of the U.S. Senate, think again. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who halted photo ID laws in South Carolina and Texas before the November election, suggested on Tuesday in Boston that the United States should consider adopting "automatic" voter registration... (more)


December 15, 2012
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY Nearly along party lines, Republicans in the Senate this afternoon killed a bill to extend a little-known but potentially costly bank bailout. The provision is the Transaction Account Guarantee, or TAG. Created amidst the financial panic of late 2008 and extended as part of Dodd-Frank, TAG puts a taxpayer guarantee on all deposits above and beyond FDIC's insurance... (more)


December 15, 2012
WASHINGTON POST U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice withdrew her name Thursday as President Obama's leading candidate for secretary of state, saying the administration could not afford a "lengthy, disruptive and costly" confirmation fight over statements she made about the extremist attack in Libya that killed four Americans... (more)


December 13, 2012
FRED HUTCHISON, RA ANALYST President George Bush once said that public schools should expose students to both evolution and intelligent design science and discuss the scientific controversies as the two models clash. The press unleashed a flurry of editorials that claimed this would involve a comparison of science with religion and a comparison of facts with faith... (more)