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December 24, 2012
WASHINGTON TIMES — Christmas is a time for giving, and as we reach out to family and friends, I hope we'll also open our hearts to those who are lonely and in need, citizens less fortunate than ourselves, brave soldiers working to preserve peace from the tip of Alaska to the shores of Lebanon, to the DMZ in Korea, families maintaining a constant vigil for their missing in action... (more)


December 24, 2012
CLIFF KINCAID — An honest account of media misinformation after the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy has to take into account Rupert Murdoch's tweet about the need to ban "automatic weapons," when none was used to kill any of the 26 people. Can the chairman of News Corporation, the parent of Fox News, be this ignorant about the nature of gun laws and guns in America?... (more)


December 24, 2012
JOSEPH FARAH — Those of us who grew up in more innocent times have noticed that each year, especially for the last decade or so, Christmas becomes more controversial. When I was a kid, that was unthinkable. No one said "happy holidays" for fear of offending. Public schools celebrated Christmas without fear. Retailers understood where their bread was buttered -- with the 96 percent of the country that celebrated Christmas, not the winter solstice... (more)


December 24, 2012
THE TELEGRAPH — The study warns that Christians suffer greater hostility across the world than any other religious group. And it claims politicians have been "blind" to the extent of violence faced by Christians in Africa, Asia and the Middle East... (more)


December 24, 2012
REUTERS — A federal judge on Friday blocked a new Missouri law that requires health insurers to offer plans that exclude contraception coverage if employers or individuals object to birth control on moral or religious grounds... (more)


December 24, 2012
PHILIP KLEIN — The Boston Globe has a long piece out today telling the story of how Mitt Romney lost the presidential election. An excerpt: "Rich Beeson, the Romney political director who co­authored the now-discredited Ohio memo, said that only after the election did he realize what Obama was doing with so much manpower on the ground. Obama had more than 3,000 paid workers nationwide, compared with 500 for Romney, and hundreds of thousands of volunteers... (more)


December 24, 2012
HUMAN EVENTS — It's not about jobs. It's not about safety. It's not about improving dockworkers' living standards. The looming, long-planned East and Gulf Coast port strikes are about protecting Big Labor's archaic work practices and corrupt waterfront rackets... (more)


December 23, 2012
ROBERT KNIGHT — With the "fiscal cliff" looming, Washington is looking under every rock for new forms of "revenue." Nothing appears sacred, not even mortgage and charitable deductions, which some are recasting as "loopholes." Ending the mortgage deduction when the housing market is finally showing signs of recovery would be like giving a cancer patient strychnine to make him feel better... (more)


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)