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February 14, 2013
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY President Obama rolled out the same old corporatist industrial policy in his State of the Union address, while again pretending to wage war on the "special interests." In response, Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul both made real, but inadequate, gestures toward the appropriate antidote: free-market populism and an end to cronyism... (more)


February 14, 2013
JOSEPH FARAH You heard it in Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. He called for raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour. He explained, "We know our economy is stronger when we reward an honest day's work with honest wages. But today, a full-time worker making the minimum wage earns $14,500 a year. Even with the tax relief we've put in place, a family with two kids that earns the minimum wage still lives below the poverty line... (more)


February 14, 2013
F. MICHAEL MALOOF The bomb test that North Korea conducted over the weekend was a "miniaturized" nuclear device -- suggesting to U.S. sources that the day of a North Korean "Red Dawn" EMP attack that could decimate the American power grid might be closer... (more)


February 14, 2013
WEEKLY STANDARD Senator Rand Paul is pledging to "hold" John Brennan's nomination for CIA director, a statement from his Senate office reports. "I have asked Mr. Brennan if he believed that the President has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and my question remains unanswered... (more)


February 14, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES Jose Antonio Vargas, an illegal immigrant and former reporter, scolded a congressional panel on Wednesday, saying that he should not be called illegal, and saying it is an insult to his family who brought him here. "When you inaccurately call me illegal, you not only dehumanize me, you're offending them," he said. "No human being is illegal"... (more)


February 14, 2013
MICHELLE MALKIN On Tuesday, President Obama and the first lady used the State of the Union spotlight to pay tribute to an innocent teenage girl shot and killed by Chicago gang thugs. On Friday, Obama will travel to the Windy City to decry violence and crusade for more gun laws in the town with the strictest gun laws and bloodiest gun-related death tolls in America... (more)


February 14, 2013
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE Four California high-school students were reportedly suspended for chanting "U.S.A! U.S.A!" and wearing American flag bandanas during a basketball game. While their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said "the incident is far from over."... (more)


February 13, 2013
PHILIP KLEIN Going into his second term, President Obama is facing a dilemma. On the one hand, he still wants to pursue an ambitious liberal legislative agenda... (more)


February 13, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES The state of our union, President Obama now tells us with "renewed" confidence, is "stronger." Stronger than what, exactly? The deepest bowels of a recession? "There is much progress to report," he says, dreamily. Tell that to the millions of Americans who are still unemployed... (more)


February 13, 2013
NEWSMAX Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens: Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that "the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress...It is my task," he said, "to report the State of the Union -- to improve it is the task of us all."... (more)


February 13, 2013
JEROME R. CORSI Did Pope Benedict XVI line up his successor and then resign to fulfill a 900-year-old prophecy that the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church would be history's "final pope?" The idea was posed by Tom Horn, co-author of the book "Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here."... (more)


February 13, 2013
NEWSMAX Ancient Catholic prophecies by a revered Irish bishop end with the chilling prediction that the next Pope to be selected by the College of Cardinals to fill Benedict XVI's place will be the last Pope. St. Malachy, an Archbishop of Armagh who died in 1148, left behind a list of 112 Popes that has amazed some with its remarkable accuracy... (more)


February 13, 2013
JOSEPH FARAH There are some crazy people out there misusing firearms, all right. But they aren't the kind of people who will be unable to murder, maim and commit mayhem under the new proposed restrictions on the possession of firearms. They are, interestingly enough, irrational leftists -- if that's not a redundancy... (more)


February 13, 2013
FRANK GAFFNEY Last week, 25 Republican senators wrote a letter to a former member of their caucus and the man President Obama wants to lead the Defense Department, demanding full disclosure of his financial dealings. To date, Sen. Chuck Hagel has demonstrated afresh his contempt for the legislature by declining to do so... (more)


February 13, 2013
DAVID LIMBAUGH President Obama must have been stunned at the "audacity" of Dr. Benjamin Carson in challenging his core assumptions right to his face in front of thousands of people at the National Prayer Breakfast... (more)


February 11, 2013
ALAN KEYES Two events this week should encourage and inform Americans who are determined to restore and preserve the constitutional liberty of their country. The national leadership of the Boy Scouts of America postponed the decision to admit practicing homosexuals into the ranks and leadership of the Scouting movement... (more)


February 11, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES The Holy See announced Monday that Pope Benedict XVI would resign at the end of the month, an unexpected development that sent ripples across world's community of 1.1 billion Catholics and sparked speculation about what was behind the decision and what would come next... (more)


February 11, 2013
RENEWAMERICA After acclaimed neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson's National Prayer Breakfast speech last week went viral, a 90-minute film of his remarkable life story is making the rounds on the internet... (more)


February 11, 2013
WORLDNETDAILY One of the FBI's former top experts on Islam has announced that President Obama's pick to head the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, converted to Islam years ago in Saudi Arabia... (more)


February 11, 2013
NEWSMAX Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" he will block the confirmation of both John Brennan and Chuck Hagel until President Barack Obama explains his actions the night four Americans were killed in Benghazi, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens... (more)


February 11, 2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS President Barack Obama's use of unmanned drones to kill Americans who are suspected of being al-Qaida allies deserves closer inspection, lawmakers said Sunday as even some of the president's allies suggested an uneasiness about the program... (more)


February 11, 2013
JOSEPH FARAH How do authoritarians and totalitarians usually gain power? One of the tried-and-true methods is to foment social chaos. It happened in the Bolshevik revolution. It happened in Adolf Hitler's Germany in the 1930s. It happened in Mao's "cultural revolution."... (more)


February 11, 2013
REZA KAHLILI Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced in early February at the Munich Security Conference that the United States would engage in bilateral talks with Iran over its illicit nuclear program. For four years, President Obama tried that. It didn't work then and it won't work now, to the peril of the world... (more)


February 11, 2013
WORLDNETDAILY Human-rights activists say the situation for Christians in Syria is growing more intense and that the ever-shrinking Christian population is near the breaking point. Middle East Forum fellow and analyst Raymond Ibrahim is one who holds that opinion, and adds U.S. support for the rebels is the major reason for Christians fleeing Syria... (more)


February 11, 2013
WORLDNETDAILY Parents of school children across Texas now are gaining access to a previously secret public school curriculum, according to an announcement from a state lawmaker. The CSCOPE program, an online offering that until now has prohibited, under penalty of law, teachers from sharing the lessons with parents, stirred up controversy because of its various lessons -- some that were taken offline after the questions arose... (more)