Opinion

Papal Neutrality in the Culture War?

Papal Neutrality in the Culture War?

on November 15, 2013, 9:18 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

  “Pope Francis doesn’t want cultural warriors; he doesn’t want ideologues,” said Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash.: “The nuncio said the Holy Father wants bishops with pastoral sensitivity, shepherds who know the smell of the sheep.” Bishop Cupich was conveying instructions the papal nuncio had delivered from Rome to guide U.S. bishops in choosing a new leader. They chose […]

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Freedom and Federalism

Freedom and Federalism

on November 14, 2013, 9:09 AM / in Opinion

By Andrew P. Napolitano One of the bedrocks of our governmental infrastructure is federalism. This is the constitutional recognition of the legal origins of the United States as a union of independent states. America started, of course, with 13 colonies, which became 13 states, and gradually added 37 additional states. Though the federal government is a behemoth today, it was […]

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Does Washington Know Best?

Does Washington Know Best?

on November 14, 2013, 7:41 AM / in Opinion

By Walter E. Williams According to some estimates, there are more than 100 million traffic signals in the U.S., but whatever the number, how many of us would like Washington, in the name of public health and safety, to be in sole charge of their operation? Congress or a committee it authorizes would determine the position of traffic signals at […]

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Too ‘Smart’ to Do the Job?

Too ‘Smart’ to Do the Job?

on November 14, 2013, 6:31 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

In Germany they can call him Sgt. Schultz. By Ralph R. Reiland The American Spectator In his 2007 biography of Barack Obama, Obama: From Promise to Power, Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendell described the exchange he had with then-Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama just minutes before he delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston: After […]

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Andrew Huszar: Confessions of a Quantitative Easer

Andrew Huszar: Confessions of a Quantitative Easer

on November 13, 2013, 2:21 PM / in Opinion

By Andrew Huszar Wall Street Journal Op Ed I can only say: I’m sorry, America. As a former Federal Reserve official, I was responsible for executing the centerpiece program of the Fed’s first plunge into the bond-buying experiment known as quantitative easing. The central bank continues to spin QE as a tool for helping Main Street. But I’ve come to recognize […]

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Is There a Way Out?

Is There a Way Out?

on November 13, 2013, 8:46 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Walter E. Williams Original Post According to a  recent Fox News poll, 73 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the  direction of the country, up 20 points from 2012. Americans sense that  there’s a lot going wrong in our nation, but most don’t have a clue  about the true nature of our problem. If they had a clue, most […]

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Unpayable Debt

Unpayable Debt

on November 13, 2013, 7:19 AM / in Opinion

Today has rightfully been set aside to honor the men and women who have stood in the breech between us and those who would estroy us, devoting precious years in the very prime of their young lives to protect the country, the people and the way of life they love. They all made tremendous sacrifices, up to and including the […]

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Barack Obama’s Iraq

Barack Obama’s Iraq

on November 12, 2013, 9:09 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson In lamenting the sorry state of Meet the Press these days, Dave Weigel reminds me of a Barack Obama quote worth pointing out to Republicans. In an interview with the New Yorker magazine, Barack Obama opined on Iraq, “There’s an old saying in politics: when your opponent’s in trouble, just get out of the way … in […]

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A Deal With Iran — or War With Iran?

A Deal With Iran — or War With Iran?

on November 12, 2013, 9:06 AM / in History, Opinion

Which is exactly what Bibi wants. For what terrifies Tel Aviv, and rattles Riyadh, is not a U.S. war with Iran, but the awful specter of American rapprochement with Iran, a detente. Thus, when France’s foreign minister torpedoed the deal John Kerry flew to Geneva to sign, France soared in neocon esteem. The “cheese-eating surrender monkeys ” of 2003 who […]

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When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

on November 12, 2013, 8:26 AM / in Opinion

By Robert Spencer Original Post “Islamophobia” has broken out at Washington University of St. Louis, sparking outrage, grief, an “open solidarity forum,” and an avalanche of groveling apologies from university administrators. It all started, according to the university’s independent student paper Student Life, with a “controversial Halloween photograph” that went “viral” and became an “emotional trigger” for Muslim students, “bringing […]

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You Don’t Have to Stay Poor

You Don’t Have to Stay Poor

on November 12, 2013, 7:41 AM / in Opinion

By Walter E. Williams No  one can blame you if you start out in life poor, because how you start  is not your fault. If you stay poor, you’re to blame because it is your  fault. Nowhere has this been made clearer than in Dennis Kimbro’s new  book, “The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires.” Kimbro,  a business professor […]

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Thanks, Thomas Sowell!—But The War on Whites is Nothing New

Thanks, Thomas Sowell!—But The War on Whites is Nothing New

on November 11, 2013, 12:18 PM / in Opinion

By Paul Kersey Original Post The great Thomas Sowell kindly recognized me in a recent syndicated column for showing there is a low-level race war raging in what used to be our country—racially-motivated black violence that deliberately targets the white historic American nation. [Race-Hustling Results: Part III, October 24, 2013] I appreciate the recognition but I have to disagree with […]

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Obamacare, job losses got Dems down? Pivot to gays, amnesty and climate change

Obamacare, job losses got Dems down? Pivot to gays, amnesty and climate change

on November 11, 2013, 8:45 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Mike DeVine‘s Right.com @ Joe For America.com The Liar-in-Chief exposed as King Lear as his signature Obamacare implodes and 720,000 drop out of the workforce in one month. Insurance policy cancellations and security lapses at HealthCare.gov (when potential victims can get the identity-stealing website to “work”) have interrupted the body politic long enough. Time for Democrats to roll out their favorite pets to distract […]

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Reince Priebus & the RNC: Send in the RINO Clowns

Reince Priebus & the RNC: Send in the RINO Clowns

on November 11, 2013, 8:37 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Christy Waters at Conservative Report Online It is exactly one year before the mid-term elections and the major political parties are starting to shift into campaign mode. So, it was no surprise when a friend received an email from Reince Priebus and the Republican National Committee (RNC) asking for a donation. I won’t bore you with the whole RINO […]

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Academic Cesspools

Academic Cesspools

on November 11, 2013, 6:00 AM / in Opinion

By Walter E. Williams Over the past 10 years, I have written columns variously titled “Academic Cesspools,” “Academic Dishonesty,” “The Shame of Higher Education,” “Academic Rot” and “Indoctrination of Our Youth.” Therefore, I was not surprised by David Feith’s April 5th Wall Street Journal article, “The Golf Shot Heard Round the Academic World.” In it, Feith tells of a golf […]

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Barry the Bastard Child

Barry the Bastard Child

on November 10, 2013, 11:01 AM / in Opinion

It amazes me that so few are willing to acknowledge that Obama/Soetoro/ ???? has been ILLEGITIMATE since birth and everything in his life has been based upon ILLEGITIMACY.  He has no concept of *Legitimate*. There has never been a legitimate marriage certificate provided between his mother or the man claimed to be his father (that is also in question).  Barry […]

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Is America Being Deliberately Pushed Toward Civil War?

Is America Being Deliberately Pushed Toward Civil War?

on November 8, 2013, 8:26 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Sent by a dear friend, with whose comments I agree.  This is one of those “I wish I had written that” articles;  it cuts through the nonsense peddled as news (by all the major outlets, even Fox) that most people believe. (Just as an aside, I pray none of you reading this is still among the dwindling numbers of people […]

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The Knives Come Out — for Christie

The Knives Come Out — for Christie

on November 8, 2013, 8:17 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

“Maybe the folks in Washington, D.C., should tune in their TVs right now and see how it’s done,” said the big winner of Tuesday last. “I did not seek a second term to do small things,” Chris Christie went on, but “to finish the job — now watch me do it.” Humility is not the governor’s strong suit. Yet, Christie […]

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Kudos To Sheriff Finch And The People Of Liberty County, Florida

Kudos To Sheriff Finch And The People Of Liberty County, Florida

on November 8, 2013, 8:12 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

This column is archived here. I realize it is hard for some people to understand (especially those holding political office), but in the United States, “We the People” are the sovereigns. America has no king. In America, “We the People” are Caesar. Someone rightly said, “In America, the people rule; they have the power of the ballot box, the jury […]

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Control

Control

on November 7, 2013, 9:18 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson Let me start today with a post well off the beaten path. I’ve been struggling lately, and I know some of you have because you’ve told me, with controlling things not in my control.  It can get very frustrating.  You know something has to give, but you can’t control what must. Or, you know something is going […]

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