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December 23, 2012
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY When your dissolute political establishment sinks to the point of being fit for lectures from Chinese Communists on spending restraint, and from erstwhile Soviet revanchists on foreign-affairs modesty, you are at rock bottom. Welcome to Washington... (more)


December 23, 2012
WASHINGTON TIMES After taking criticism for missing an October deadline, the Obama administration Friday released its list of proposed government-wide regulations that it plans to consider in the next year. The administration put out its notice, called the unified regulatory agenda, online around 3 p.m. on the Friday before Christmas, after most lawmakers had left town... (more)


December 23, 2012
WASHINGTON TIMES One day after Senate Republicans held a press conference to question this week's State Department's report on the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Libya that left four Americans dead, Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe said the scandal is bigger than Watergate and Iran-Contra... (more)


December 22, 2012
BREITBART Several conservative House Republican members are contemplating a plan to unseat Speaker John Boehner from his position on January 3, Breitbart News has exclusively learned. Staffers have compiled a detailed action plan that, if executed, could make this a reality... (more)


December 22, 2012
THE TELEGRAPH "In the fight for the family, the very notion of being -- of what being human really means -- is being called into question," the Pope said in Italian during an end-of-year speech. "The question of the family ... is the question of what it means to be a man, and what it is necessary to do to be true men," he said... (more)


December 22, 2012
WORLDNETDAILY The results of an independent investigation released this week probing the Benghazi attack contains information indicating the U.S. mission in Libya was involved in activities outside the diplomatic realm... (more)


December 20, 2012
ALAN KEYES If and when the U.S. Congress purports to legislate in response to the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, I have no doubt that they will do so irresponsibly and incompetently. Their first sworn duty is to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States." But these days they invariably treat their oath as an irrelevant formality... (more)


December 20, 2012
FRED HUTCHISON, RA ANALYST I am writing a book about Western culture, and I also write essays about the culture war. Obviously, I am interested in whether a necessary link exists between the culture of the arts and literature, and the culture war of good and evil... (more)


December 20, 2012
MICHELLE MALKIN In the aftermath of the horrific Newtown, Conn., school massacre, Americans from all parts of the political spectrum agree that we need to pay more attention to mental health issues. Public death threats and incitements to violence must be taken seriously. The incendiary witch hunt against law-abiding, peaceful gun owners is neither noble nor effective. It's just plain insane... (more)


December 20, 2012
BREITBART The official Chinese government news agency, Xinhua, has demanded the US immediately adopt stricter gun control measures to reduce the number of firearms the US populace is permitted to possess... (more)


December 20, 2012
WORLDNETDAILY After days of silence since last week's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, the National Rifle Association is finally beginning to speak out, saying it's "heartbroken" by the tragedy, and it's looking to help prevent similar events in the future... (more)


December 20, 2012
BLOOMBERG With President Barack Obama endorsing sweeping gun restrictions in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, prices for handgun magazines are surging on EBay (EBAY) and semi-automatic rifles are sold out at many Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) locations... (more)


December 20, 2012
REUTERS The multi-billion-dollar videogame industry came under scrutiny on Wednesday after Hollywood canceled, postponed or played down a slew of movies and TV shows with violent content in the wake of last week's shooting at a Connecticut elementary school... (more)


December 20, 2012
LOS ANGELES TIMES The State Department slammed former United Nations envoy John Bolton over his suggestion that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton falsely claimed a concussion to avoid a potentially embarrassing appearance before Congress to explain the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya... (more)


December 20, 2012
WASHINGTON TIMES Key Republican lawmakers on Wednesday embraced the findings of the State Department's internal inquiry into the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, even though its long-awaited report stopped short of probing questions of an Obama administration cover-up in the attack's aftermath... (more)


December 18, 2012
NEWSMAX Rep. Tim Scott reportedly has been selected by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to replace outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint. Scott will become the first black senator from the Palmetto State since the late 19th century, The New York Times reports... (more)


December 18, 2012
CNS NEWS Rep. Tim Scott (R.), whom South Carolina Gov. Nikke Haley has said she will appoint to replace retiring Sen. Jim DeMint in the U.S. Senate, has been an opponent of Obamacare's sterilization-contraception-abortifacient mandate, and a defender of traditional marriage, the right to life, and the Second Amendment... (more)


December 18, 2012
JOSEPH FARAH In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, leave it to the state-run media and politicians who surround themselves with armed security at all times to offer up exactly the wrong prescription to stopping the slaughter of more innocents... (more)


December 18, 2012
THOMAS SOWELL Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of "gun control" advocates? The key fallacy of so-called gun-control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available... (more)


December 18, 2012
CBS 4 The day after the shooting in Connecticut a lot of people in Colorado tried to buy a gun. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says it received 4,154 requests for background checks from potential buyers on Saturday. That was so many the CBI couldn't process them all and the backlog grew to nearly 18 hours. The Unit could only process 3,001 checks on Saturday... (more)


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)