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December 31, 2012
ALAN KEYES — "What's the matter with the place?" said Merry ... "We grows a lot of food, but we don't rightly know what becomes of it. It's all these 'gatherers' and 'sharers,' I reckon. Going round counting and measuring and taking off to storage. They do more gathering than sharing, and we never see most of the stuff again." (Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Part III, Chapter 8, "The Scouring of the Shire")... (more)


December 31, 2012
JOSEPH FARAH — Can anyone in Washington define "assault weapon"? Can Barack Obama? Can Dianne Feinstein? It is a meaningless term designed by people like Feinstein, who would prefer to ban all or most firearms, specifically to confuse the public. Yesterday, Obama said on "Meet the Press" that he would work hard on banning "assault weapons" and what he calls "high-capacity magazines."... (more)


December 31, 2012
THE HILL — President Obama on Sunday said he would make gun control a priority in his new term, pledging to put his "full weight" behind passing new restrictions on firearms in 2013. "I'm going to be putting forward a package and I'm going to be putting my full weight behind it," Obama said in an interview aired on NBC's "Meet the Press."... (more)


December 31, 2012
PHILIP KLEIN — President Obama has indicated that he won't stick his neck out to push for gun control, but instead will let public opinion drive the debate. In an interview with David Gregory on "Meet the Press," Obama said he would await the recommendations of his gun control task force and present a package of gun control proposals... (more)


December 30, 2012
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Obama says immigration is his major second-term priority, on par with his push for health care in his first term, according to an interview aired Sunday that continues to boost the issue to the top of the political conversation... (more)


December 30, 2012
ADM. JAMES A. LYONS — After the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the erosion of our military's moral principles, regretfully, continues... (more)


December 30, 2012
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — With time running out, it remains unclear whether Republicans and Democrats will strike a deal to prevent the nation from sailing over the "fiscal cliff" in the new year... (more)


December 30, 2012
WORLDNETDAILY — Astronomers are providing new evidence hydrocarbons are not a biological product but instead are created by inorganic chemical processes that occur on a continuing basis... (more)


December 30, 2012
RICH LOWRY — In the wake of the Newtown massacre, a call has gone up for a conversation about our gun laws. To that end, here are questions for advocates of gun control who are pushing for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, among other new restrictions, to address school shootings... (more)


December 30, 2012
WASHINGTON POST — Gun sales have surged in the region and across the nation in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre as enthusiasts rush to buy firearms they fear will be outlawed by a fresh push for gun control... (more)


December 30, 2012
WORLDNETDAILY — Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schiavo and the executive director of the foundation that bears his sister's name, is seeking to be appointed guardian for a Pennsylvania man who was left with a severe brain injury after a home accident... (more)


December 29, 2012
JOSEPH FARAH — Americans can sit by and watch government ignore the Constitution and all the principles that made the country great. Or they can take action, like they did in 2010... (more)


December 29, 2012
WORLDNETDAILY — Hobby Lobby, the Christian-owned company that provides hobby, arts and crafts supplies to tens of millions of customers across America, will defy the Obamacare mandate that health insurance for its employees cover "abortion-inducing drugs"... (more)


December 29, 2012
REUTERS — A $100 million claim on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor is the first legal action to come out of the Connecticut school shooting that left 26 children and adults dead two weeks ago... (more)


December 29, 2012
SACRAMENTO BEE — Gun deaths and injuries have dropped sharply in California, even as the number of guns sold in the state has risen, according to new state data. Dealers sold 600,000 guns in California last year, up from 350,000 in 2002, according to records of sale tallied by the California Attorney General's office... (more)


December 29, 2012
MICHAEL BARONE — In combing through the results of the 2012 election -- apparently finally complete, nearly two months after the fact -- I continue to find many similarities between 2012 and 2004, and one enormous difference... (more)


December 27, 2012
ALAN KEYES — In articles I've written over the past several years, I've pointed to the fact that the natural family is the paradigm of government based on the consent of the governed. I did so most recently, for example, in the post on Newt Gingrich's flight from the battle being waged in its defense. But it was most thoroughly articulated in the third part of the series "The Strategy of Right," and in the section on Natural Right and the Family in the essay In Good Conscience... (more)


December 27, 2012
FRED HUTCHISON, RA ANALYST — The California legislature voted to legalize gay marriage on Sept. 6, 2005. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the bill because it contradicted Proposition 22, a referendum passed by California voters that marriage shall be defined as a union between a man and a woman... (more)


December 27, 2012
CHELSEA SCHILLING — He single-handedly delivered the swing vote to approve Obamacare and perhaps even crushed the American health system that has been the envy of the world. WND has selected U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. for its first-ever Benedict Arnold Award... (more)


December 27, 2012
PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY — It should have been a loud wake-up call in December when North Korea successfully launched a three-stage rocket delivering a payload in orbit around the globe. This event was North Korea's boast that it now has basic intercontinental ballistic missile technology... (more)


December 27, 2012
MICHELLE MALKIN — These seven simple commonsense steps are adapted from a post I published on my blog after the horrific Newtown massacre. Our hearts ache, but we are not completely helpless or hopeless in the face of evil and the unknown. And we are not alone. This Christmas, cherish life, keep faith, and practice self-empowerment... (more)


December 27, 2012
REUTERS — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has refused to block enforcement starting next week of a requirement in President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare overhaul that some companies provide insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices... (more)


December 27, 2012
BALTIMORE SUN — An Annapolis company whose old-fashioned trolleys are iconic in the city's wedding scene has abandoned the nuptial industry rather than serve same-sex couples... (more)


December 27, 2012
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Republican senators will refuse to confirm Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as Secretary of State until the nation's current top diplomat, Hillary Clinton, testifies about her handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack... (more)


December 27, 2012
NEW YORK POST — The four officials supposedly out of jobs because of their blunders in the run-up to the deadly Benghazi terror attack remain on the State Department payroll -- and will all be back to work soon, The Post has learned. The highest-ranking official caught up in the scandal, Assistant Secretary of State Eric Boswell, has not "resigned" from government service, as officials said last week... (more)