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February 16, 2011
ROBERT E. MOFFIT Call it "legislation through regulation." Increasingly, Congress writes sweeping, big-picture legislation (think Obamacare) and gives regulatory agencies a free hand to fill in the details. Meanwhile, it's the agency-written rules and regulations that determine how the law gets implemented and how it will affect the everyday lives of our people... (more)


February 16, 2011
WORLDNETDAILY The largest tea party group in America has come out forcefully in opposition to raising the debt limit, adding more pressure to House Republicans who can kill plans to permit continued borrowing by the federal government and thus mandate the most dramatic government cuts in spending in decades... (more)


February 16, 2011
POLITICO Democrats are understandably obsessed with Darrell Issa -- he's built himself up as a one-man investigative machine aimed straight at the Obama presidency. But a handful of liberal political operatives in California -- including a former Hillary Clinton hand -- are taking their anti-Issa passion to a whole new level... (more)


February 16, 2011
WALL STREET JOURNAL Early last year, a group of U.S.-based human-rights activists, neoconservative policy makers and Mideast experts told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that what passed for calm in Egypt was an illusion. "If the opportunity to reform is missed, prospects for stability and prosperity in Egypt will be in doubt," read their April 2010 letter... (more)


February 16, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES National Public Radio's President and CEO Vivian Schiller simply gushed over President Obama's proposed budget that preserved the funding for public broadcasting that House Republicans would just as soon cut. In expressing her gratitude to the White House, Ms. Schiller helped Republicans make their case... (more)


February 16, 2011
DICK MORRIS So what happens if the cuts proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., prove unacceptable to the Senate and the president? What if there is no compromise? What if nobody gives in?... (more)


February 15, 2011
HENRY LAMB Which is more important: reduce America's dependence on foreign energy sources, or add 2.85 million acres to the existing 200 million acres of protected areas? According to the United Nations, 27% of the total land area in the United States is already locked up in some kind of protected area and 67% of the total marine area... (more)


February 15, 2011
CNSNEWS.COM Richard Stana, the Government Accountability Office's director of homeland security and justice issues, told a U.S. House Subcommittee that the GAO had determined that the Border Patrol has "controlled" only 129 miles of the 1,994-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border... (more)


February 15, 2011
FRANK J. GAFFNEY JR. To all outward appearances, the just-concluded Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was a huge success. It was attended by a large, boisterous crowd, a substantial part of which was student-age - a promising indicator of the movement's appeal to the coming generation... (more)


February 15, 2011
WALTER E. WILLIAMS Why is it that Egyptians do well in the U.S. but not in Egypt? We could make that same observation and pose that same question about Nigerians, Cambodians, Jamaicans and others of the underdeveloped world who migrate to the U.S.... (more)


February 15, 2011
ERNEST ISTOOK This week Congress has a chance to defund ObamaCare, by stripping out billions of dollars set aside for the misguided program by the previous Congress. It's a golden opportunity. Yet so far defunding is not on the agenda. Republican freshmen have the chance to fix that, if they stand firm again as they did last week... (more)


February 15, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES President Obama's budget, released Monday, was conceived as a blueprint for future spending, but it also paints the bleakest picture yet of the current fiscal year, which is on track for a record federal deficit and will see the government's overall debt surpass the size of the total U.S. economy... (more)


February 14, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS Arizona lawmakers are trying to widen the state's illegal immigration crackdown with a proposal to require hospitals to confirm whether patients are in the country legally. The National Conference of State Legislatures says it knows of no other states considering similar bills... (more)


February 14, 2011
KATHRYN LOPEZ She was "small, bubbly and joyful. She had a radiant smile," with a "sweet" face. And yet, she wept. She was a nun, in full habit, standing outside a Planned Parenthood clinic that Abby Johnson was running in Texas... (more)


February 14, 2011
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST The overwhelming majority of Muslims in Egypt favor the death penalty for those who leave the Muslim religion. This, you see, is in line with Muslim custom -- or Sharia law -- that also says it's okay for husbands or fathers to impose an "honor killing" (or stoning) on a woman who has been raped... (more)


February 13, 2011
WORLDNETDAILY Robert McDowell, one of the five Federal Communications commissioners, told the Conservative Political Action Conference that the Internet has worked, and is working, because the federal government largely has so far left it alone... (more)


February 13, 2011
WORLDNETDAILY While House Republicans are working hard on legislation to deprive Barack Obama of the money he needs to implement his massive health-care program, there is a way they can accomplish the same ends without a single Democrat vote and no approval by the Senate or White House, says the organizer of the "No More Red Ink" campaign... (more)


February 13, 2011
RACHEL MARSDEN A recent Wall Street Journal poll found that 35% of Americans feel President Obama has learned from the midterm election disappointments and is making adjustments. Meanwhile, an across-the-board majority of all voters except those in the Republican Party want to see both parties compromise on future legislative efforts... (more)


February 13, 2011
THE HILL Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) gave a speech to close this year's Conservative Political Action Conference that earned a more enthusiastic reaction from conservative activists than those given by most rumored 2012 presidential hopefuls over the past three days... (more)


February 12, 2011
MICHELLE MALKIN Thanks to the persistent investigative work of young pro-life journalists, Planned Parenthood's ruthless, money-grubbing colors are on full, fresh YouTube display. But as shocking as the illicit new videos from Live Action Films are, the routine, parental authority-sabotaging advice the taxpayer-funded abortion racket gives teens every day deserves more front-page headline news, too... (more)


February 12, 2011
KELLY BARTLETT Jared Loughner and Kermit Gosnell both made the news recently for killing people. Loughner, age 22, killed 6 and injured 13 in a shooting spree in Tucson, AZ. Gosnell, age 69, is the doctor accused of 8 counts of murder in Philadelphia, PA, who was denied bail in January... (more)


February 12, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES When America's top intelligence officer calls the Muslim Brotherhood a "largely secular" organization, it's appropriate to wonder what the intelligence community is doing with its generous budget. The spooks might get a clue from the organization's name, if nothing else... (more)


February 12, 2011
NEWSMAX Republicans in the House of Representatives have taken the wraps off a plan for deep cuts in federal spending that sets up a showdown with President Barack Obama's Democrats. Prime targets of the budget slashing include the Environmental Protection Agency and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting... (more)


February 12, 2011
FOX NEWS Seeking to hammer the final nail in the coffin of the Fairness Doctrine, two Republican lawmakers who are former broadcasters have reintroduced a bill that would prevent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating political speech on the airwaves... (more)


February 12, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH Until very recently, I was a big Sarah Palin supporter. I don't mean she was my first or second choice to be president. But I really liked the gal. I thought she was a straight shooter. I liked her style. I didn't think she pulled any punches... (more)