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December 29, 2011
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST When the old (2011) gives way to the new (2012), the longer view comes into focus. All of which prompts the following... (more)


December 29, 2011
THE HILL GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said the insurance mandate included in the Massachusetts healthcare law he signed is fundamentally a conservative principle. Speaking Wednesday on "Fox and Friends," Romney defended the Bay State's healthcare law, which includes a version of the individual mandate, as inline with the Republican world view... (more)


December 28, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH You've no doubt heard about the "No New Tax Pledge." According to the national press cartel, the Democratic Party and even a few Republicans, this simple pledge politicians willingly take to impress voters has virtually destroyed representative government, bankrupted Washington and turned otherwise rational politicians into robot-like automotans incapable of rendering sound opinions and crafting responsible budget legislation... (more)


December 28, 2011
R. EMMETT TYRRELL JR. The year 2011 has drawn to an end, and as I look back, I see several of my predictions that appear pretty sound. President Obama is dead in the water and will be beaten in 2012. I have made that prediction over and again this year, and I think it will be borne out. Another observation that I have made is that liberalism is dead... (more)


December 28, 2011
WASHINGTON EXAMINER Occupier protesters and encampments in every other major city in America were broken up weeks ago, some after violent clashes with police in which numerous demonstrators and law enforcement officers suffered injuries... (more)


December 28, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Congress once again is about to expand the ability of federal bureaucrats to censor the Internet. Earlier this month, the House Judiciary Committee began marking up the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill designed to force domain registrars and search engines such as Google to erase any mention of websites the attorney general declares "rogue"... (more)


December 28, 2011
TERENCE P. JEFFREY When I managed Pat Buchanan​'s presidential campaign in 1996, I learned that some states conducted fair and honest caucuses and primaries and that some did not. Iowa, historically the first caucus state, and New Hampshire, historically the first primary state, conducted their political business fairly. New York did not... (more)


December 28, 2011
ROBERT SPENCER The cause of freedom is by no means dead, but 2011 was a banner year for Islamic jihadists and supremacists the world over. Their advance was swiftest and most significant in three areas: 1. The "Arab Spring": Widely hailed in the mainstream media as a flowering of Western-style democracy and freedom, in reality the revolutions across North Africa and the Middle East were from the beginning actually Islamic supremacist in nature... (more)


December 28, 2011
MICHELLE MALKIN With 2011 drawing to a close, it is time to account. As an early-and-often chronicler of Chicago-on-the-Potomac, I am amazed at the stubborn and clingy persistence of President Barack Obama's snowblowers in the media. See no scandal, hear no scandal, speak no scandal... (more)


December 28, 2011
L. BRENT BOZELL III For those Republican presidential candidates who eventually conclude there is no path to the nomination, there is consolation in the notion that they won't be the ones to face the brutal onslaught being prepared for the GOP king-of-the-mountain by team Obama and its army of "objective" media allies... (more)


December 27, 2011
FOX NEWS With 45 percent of Iowa Republican voters undecided and a roller-coaster ride about to come to a screeching stop next Tuesday with the GOP caucuses, it may be Rick Santorum's turn to take the final ascent and surprise the political class by ... doing better than expected?... (more)


December 26, 2011
ALAN KEYES In scripture, when His chosen people take to worshipping other gods, the Lord God Almighty refers to their apostasy as "whoring" and "adultery." The Lord Jesus Christ also describes people of his time as "an evil and adulterous generation." Is it possible for people truly to understand God's Word when, as far as they are concerned, these words have lost their vivid connotation of wrongdoing?... (more)


December 26, 2011
ROBERT KNIGHT I was thinking about writing a novel about what might happen if a man who hates America and wants to bring it down is somehow elected president. What would he do? I sketched out a few plot elements, and you can decide whether this will fly. First, the Trojan Horse president would initiate unprecedented spending, driving the debt up by more than $4 trillion just in the first three years... (more)


December 25, 2011
WASHINGTON EXAMINER Sometime early next month, the United States' national debt will exceed $15.18 trillion. According to the Commerce Department, the nation's gross domestic product (the market value of all goods and services produced) is only $15.17 trillion... (more)


December 25, 2011
MICHELLE MALKIN They just don't know when to quit. Consumed with the singular task of re-electing Barack Obama​, progressives across the country will use the holiday season to propagandize their conservative relatives and friends. White House elves are directing the re-education Christmas camp efforts... (more)


December 25, 2011
NEWSMAX With Ron Paul surging in Iowa polls, Dick Morris, the Fox News analyst and Republican strategist, warns of horrific consequences for the GOP if he wins the GOP nomination. In a column released on Dickmorris.com this weekend, Morris writes: "Ron Paul remains terrifying. He is really the ultimate liberal in the race. He wants to legalize drugs, repeal the Patriot Act, slash our military spending, pull out of Afghanistan... (more)


December 25, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES Persecuted Christians are fleeing from the Middle East in increasing numbers. The United States should open its doors to them as a guaranteed safe haven... (more)


December 25, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES The Obama administration's anti-gun agenda, which has been sneaking into the federal bureaucracy in recent years, was blasted by Congress last week. Republicans used the $1 trillion omnibus bill for 2012 to shoot back at the sneaky use of federal funds for gun control... (more)


December 24, 2011
JOSEPH FARAH And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women... (more)


December 24, 2011
WORLDNETDAILY A U.S. representative is defying the politically correct culture inside the Beltway -- where earlier this month the House banned congressmen from sending out Christmas and Hanukkah cards -- by producing a video that satirizes what he intones is the "suppression" of faith in America... (more)


December 24, 2011
DAVID LIMBAUGH There seems to be a common line of demarcation separating two basic factions on the political right in the various skirmishes we have fought against Barack Obama, from their markedly different approaches to the budget battles to their differences in sizing up the GOP presidential candidates... (more)


December 24, 2011
J. MATT BARBER After the most recent GOP presidential debate, reasonable people can disagree as to who came out on top. It was abundantly clear, however, who was smothered beneath the pile. As Ron Paul waxed naive from his perch in Sioux City, Iowa, on issues ranging from foreign policy to judicial activism, one could almost hear his campaign bus tires deflate... (more)


December 24, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS The Hamburg Inn in Iowa City has long been a popular stop for presidential candidates, but it probably won't be high on Rep. Michele Bachmann's list anymore. About two dozen activists with Occupy Iowa City packed the diner before Bachmann arrived Thursday, then loudly chanted in unison as she tried to mingle with supporters... (more)


December 24, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has failed to qualify for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary, according to an announcement on a state Republican website early Saturday. The development adds to the challenges faced by the recent frontrunner in the GOP presidential race... (more)


December 23, 2011
NEWSMAX Donald Trump, who has continued to dabble in the possibility of an independent campaign for the presidency, has switched his voter registration to "Independent" in the state of New York, Politico reports, citing sources. The move was made Thursday, according to the website. However, it's unclear if Trump will be able to vote as an Independent next year or whether he will be allowed to vote in the GOP primaries... (more)