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February 17, 2010
JOHN STOSSEL — The government-school establishment has said the same thing for decades: Education is too important to leave to the competitive market. If we really want to help our kids, we must focus more resources on the government schools... (more)


February 17, 2010
NEWSMAX — A majority of Americans now believe President Barack Obama doesn't deserve re-election in 2012, according to a new CNN poll released Tuesday... (more)


February 17, 2010
NEWSMAX — The Republican National Committee has pulled off the Web a site that some tea party leaders saw as evidence the GOP is trying to "hijack" the grass-roots conservative movement. The decision to pull TeaParty.Gop.com off the Web apparently stems from a meeting Tuesday between RNC Chairman Michael Steele and 50 conservative activists... (more)


February 17, 2010
ROBERT BARNES — Is there a right to secede from the Union, or did the Civil War settle that? Certain Tea Partiers have raised the possibility of getting out while the getting's good, setting off a round of debate on legal blogs. The more cerebral theorists at the smart legal blog The Volokh Conspiracy question whether such a right exists... (more)


February 17, 2010
BOBBY SCHINDLER — During my family's battle to save my sister Terri Schiavo from death by dehydration, a tremendous amount of debate raged over whether or not she was in what the medical profession refers to as a persistent vegetative state (PVS)... (more)


February 17, 2010
RODNEY A. SMITH — The Supreme Courts ruling in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission restored free speech to corporations, unions and special interest groups by allowing them to spend unlimited amounts of money via independent expenditures advocating the election or defeat of clearly identified state and federal candidates... (more)


February 17, 2010
TERENCE P. JEFFREY — After he signed a law last week authorizing the U.S. Treasury to borrow an additional $1.9 trillion, President Barack Obama delivered a characteristically sanctimonious speech. It was about his deep commitment to frugality... (more)


February 17, 2010
NANCY MORGAN — For the first 39 years of my life, I was a walking, talking useful idiot. I believed without question what I saw on TV, and adopted as fact whatever I saw in the newspaper headlines. Armed with this information, I figured I knew it all. There were no questions I couldn't answer and no opinions I wouldn't espouse... (more)


February 16, 2010
ROBERT MAGINNIS — America's military is being destroyed by a readiness-busting political correctness (PC) because those wearing stars too often lack the courage to tell their civilian bosses "no." That lack of courage has led to a long string of cultural PC crises -- including refusal to recognize internal threats from Islamists to sex-based absurdities and misguided rules of engagement... (more)


February 16, 2010
WORLDNETDAILY — A book for high-school students glorifies communists, socialists and at least one activist who has called for "resistance" against the U.S. government, WND has learned. The work, "Americans Who Tell the Truth," has been used in schools across the U.S., according to its author. The book, however, does not inform readers of the extremist backgrounds of the personalities upheld as heroes... (more)


February 16, 2010
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Obama kicks off what might be called his "Save the Senate" tour this week, heading west to campaign for two embattled Democrats trailing badly against Republican challengers - including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada... (more)


February 16, 2010
JUDICIAL WATCH — Fed up lawmakers in a Mexican border state plagued with huge numbers of illegal immigrants are increasingly taking matters into their own hands by passing laws to control the crisis long neglected by the federal government... (more)


February 16, 2010
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country is not planning a war with Iran, and has criticized Tehran's talk of such a conflict as a reaction to the threat of tougher sanctions... (more)


February 16, 2010
FOX NEWS — Only 15 months after being left for dead, the Republican Party suddenly finds itself not just with a pulse, but within reach of reclaiming the U.S. Senate... (more)


February 16, 2010
WESLEY PRUDEN — You can fool some of the people some of the time, as Abraham Lincoln observed, and you even can fool all the people some of the time... (more)


February 16, 2010
WALTER WILLIAMS — The Census Bureau estimates that the life cycle cost of the 2010 Census will be from $13.7 billion to $14.5 billion, making it the costliest census in the nation's history. Suppose you suggest to a congressman that given our budget crisis, we could save some money by dispensing with the 2010 census... (more)


February 15, 2010
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST — Because of two back-to-back snowstorms, this city of Washington and your federal government were shut down for four days in a row. You can bemoan or celebrate that -- as you wish -- depending on whether you think the bureaucracy is a threat or a blessing, considering its enhanced size and increased powers (some of dubious constitutionality) and the proposed enlargement of its powers (read Health "Care" and Cap and Tax power grabs)... (more)


February 14, 2010
LONDON TIMES — The United Nations climate panel faces a new challenge with scientists casting doubt on its claim that global temperatures are rising inexorably because of human pollution. In its last assessment the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the evidence that the world was warming was "unequivocal"... (more)


February 14, 2010
MARC SHEPPARD — By now, Phil Jones of the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) should require no introduction, so let's get right to it. In a BBC Q&A and corresponding interview released Friday, the discredited Climategate conspirator revealed a number of surprising insights into his true climate beliefs... (more)


February 14, 2010
DICK MORRIS — When President Obama's leading counter-terrorism staff member, John Brennan, says that "politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaida," he has it exactly backward... (more)


February 13, 2010
YNETNEWS — Israel is joining the diplomatic action as the world approaches decision time in the face of Iran's nuclear threat - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen is arriving in Israel for a series of discussions focused on Iran, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is heading for talks in Russia for meetings with top Russian officials... (more)


February 13, 2010
FOX NEWS — Reconciliation is seldom-used and is a controversial tactic that allows bills to be passed in the Senate with only a simple majority of votes, and Democrats said this week they are considering it as part of a plan to push through their stalled health care reform legislation in the face of entrenched Republican opposition... (more)


February 13, 2010
NEW YORK TIMES — With much of his legislative agenda stalled in Congress, President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities... (more)


February 13, 2010
PAT BUCHANAN — No, it is not 1860 again. But with all the talk of the 10th Amendment, nullification and interposition, states rights and secession -- following Gov. Rick Perry's misstatement that Texas, on entering the Union in 1845, reserved in its constitution a right to secede -- one might think so... (more)


February 12, 2010
JAMES LONG — The Democrats all agree that President George Bush received a surplus when he took office after President Clinton's term, and then he passed a deficit to President Obama. Democrats are outrageous prevaricators... (more)