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March 11, 2011
POLITICO After briefly rising in the first months of the new Congress, the congressional approval rate has dipped back below 20 percent in a new poll. Eighteen percent of Americans surveyed for a Gallup poll released Friday said they approve of how Congress is handling its job, down from 23 percent in February and 20 percent in January... (more)


March 11, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS A bill to legalize gay marriage in Maryland has died after the House of Delegates avoided a final vote on the measure. House Speaker Michael Busch said the issue will not be taken up again this year... (more)


March 11, 2011
RICH LOWRY Betty Friedan famously wrote about "the problem that has no name." Decades later, domestic Islamic radicalism bids fair to become the new nameless problem, at least if the Left gets its way. The outraged reaction to the hearings being held by Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.) to look into the radicalization of the domestic Muslim community was so mindless it bordered on a collective self-lobotomy... (more)


March 10, 2011
REP. MIKE PENCE As a new Republican majority in Congress wrestles with historic budget deficits and unprecedented public debt, many Americans are rightly asking not only "How did we get here?" but "How can we make sure this never happens again?"... (more)


March 10, 2011
NEWSMAX Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan has introduced legislation that he feels would solve the spectacular debate sparked by Obamacare: waivers for all. Everyone... (more)


March 10, 2011
DEROY MURDOCK Imagine that you have $500 in your left pocket. You shift it to your right pocket. Can you now buy $1,000 worth of merchandise at your favorite store? Of course not! Now, a politician tries the same experiment, only with 1 billion times as much money. Can he transfer $500 billion from one pocket to the other and then finance $1 trillion worth of goodies?... (more)


March 10, 2011
WORLDNETDAILY Utah lawmakers today gave their final approval to a bill that would recognize gold and silver as legal tender for the first time in the United States in some three generations... (more)


March 10, 2011
CNSNEWS.COM A lighting expert who has overseen lighting projects including the Statue of Liberty and the Petronas Towers, expressed concerns on Capitol Hill Thursday about the safety of certain types of new light bulbs... (more)


March 9, 2011
WALL STREET JOURNAL House Republicans took the first step toward blocking the Federal Communications Commission's effort to assert authority over Internet lines Wednesday, advancing one of several policy disputes GOP lawmakers have with the Obama administration... (more)


March 9, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS Illinois abolished the death penalty Wednesday, more than a decade after the state imposed a moratorium on executions out of concern that innocent people could be put to death by a justice system that had wrongly condemned 13 men... (more)


March 9, 2011
CHUCK NORRIS Why should liberals want to change the public educational system when it is turning out the product they have been striving for years to produce? Check out these real news headlines from the past several weeks and months about the state of U.S. public education across the country... (more)


March 9, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Saying extremist elements of Islam are a real threat that need to be confronted, House Republican leaders on Tuesday defended the Homeland Security Committee chairman's decision to begin hearings this week to investigate the inroads radical Muslims have made in America... (more)


March 9, 2011
NEWSMAX The Obama administration has granted waivers or adjustments to five states and more than 1,000 unions, companies, and other organizations representing nearly 3 million people who no longer have to comply with healthcare-reform requirements -- for now... (more)


March 9, 2011
NEWSMAX Sen. Jim Inhofe tells Newsmax that the Obama administration is "trying to kill oil and gas" by refusing to allow the United States to exploit its abundant natural resources in an effort to drive the country toward green energy... (more)


March 9, 2011
MICHELLE MALKIN "The Second Amendment," Charlton Heston used to say, "is America's first freedom." The Second secures the rest. It's a message narcissistic journalists need to hear again. A decade ago, Heston chastised the media in a National Press Club speech for its collective ignorance, apathy and open hostility toward gun owners' rights... (more)


March 9, 2011
JOHN STOSSEL Anyone who understands basic economics already knows that President Obama's $2.3 billion green-jobs initiative was snake oil. Now, thanks to Kenneth P. Green, we have statistics as well as theory to prove it... (more)


March 9, 2011
JOHN HAYWARD If you've been to the gas station recently... well, I'd better give you a moment to sit down and recover from the shock. Take a few deep breaths. Go to your happy place. As I was saying, if you've been to the gas station recently, you've noticed prices at the pump are skyrocketing. AAA reports the current national average price for regular unleaded is up to $3.51. That's an increase of about forty cents per gallon in the past month... (more)


March 9, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Republicans said Wednesday that the resignation of NPR's top executive in the wake of an undercover video sting will not blunt their determination to cut off all taxpayer funds for public broadcasting. NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller was ousted a day after the release of the video... (more)


March 8, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Once again, a major court has ruled that states have every right to fight voter fraud by requiring voters to show identification. The Obama Justice Department, however, is on the wrong side of the argument. Fortunately, the sanctity of the vote is being upheld against those undermining it... (more)


March 8, 2011
ED FEULNER It was never an easy relationship. For a while, though, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the Obama administration managed to live together. Then the administration walked out, leaving DOMA to fend for herself... (more)


March 8, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES The White House and left-wing activists are vigorously opposing congressional hearings on homegrown Islamic radicalism. Apparently they don't think there's a threat, or that if the government ignores it, danger will go away. Rep. Peter King, New York Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, will hold hearings this week on Muslim extremism in the United States... (more)


March 8, 2011
WALTER E. WILLIAMS Whether Americans realize it or not, the last decade's path of congressional spending is unsustainable. Spending must be reined in, but what spending should be cut? The Republican majority in the House of Representatives fears being booted out of office and are understandably timid... (more)


March 8, 2011
THOMAS SOWELL The biggest myth about labor unions is that unions are for the workers. Unions are for unions, just as corporations are for corporations and politicians are for politicians. Nothing shows the utter cynicism of the unions and the politicians who do their bidding like the so-called "Employee Free Choice Act" that the Obama administration tried to push through Congress... (more)


March 8, 2011
MICHAEL YOUSSEF Most social scientists would agree that world events do not happen in a vacuum. Political forces, whether they are accidental or deliberate, in succession or a single action, give rise to political and social movements... (more)


March 8, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH "If we were to fail to raise the debt limit, we would send our economy into a tailspin." -- House Speaker John Boehner. Good heavens! Do we have work to do in the next five weeks?! The words above may have come out of the mouth of Republican House Speaker John Boehner, but they could just as easily been spoken by Barack Obama or Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi or John Maynard Keynes... (more)