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Reform mass surveillance: Make the FISA court act like a real court

By Faiza Patel and Elizabeth Goitein
The expiration of key surveillance authorities this spring will force Congress to grapple with the sprawling spying activities exposed by Edward Snowden. Defenders of the ...

Why I signed Iran letter

By John Cornyn
With its relentless quest for nuclear weapons, the Iranian regime represents a serious and growing threat to our national security. Sadly, our nation’s ability to ...

Simple question: What has Hillary accomplished?

By Thomas Sowell
It is amazing how a simple question can cause a complex lie to collapse. It was asked by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly of two Democrats: What has Hillary Clinton ever accomplished? For someone who has spent her entire adult life ...

Free speech: True measure of generations’ greatness

By Charles Slack
People deeply offended by others’ opinions often wonder: Can’t we do something to shut these guys up? In extreme cases, as we’ve seen all too ...

Close U.S.-South America rift

By Andres Oppenheimer
The White House announcement of President Barack Obama’s agenda for the upcoming April 10-11 Summit of the Americas in Panama, stating he will meet with ...

What Lee Kuan Yew got wrong about Asia

By Ishaan Tharoor
WASHINGTON The eulogies to Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of the modern city-state of Singapore, are flooding in for good reason. Few world leaders stood astride as grand a sweep of history or represent as much to their nation. Later ...

Stossel: Liberals should stop trying to fight gentrification

By John Stossel
No matter what you do, modern liberals will tell you you’re wrong. For decades, liberals complained that American society is segregated because rich white people don’t want to live in ethnically mixed neighborhoods. Sometimes, liberals had a point. From the ...

Open carry won’t make college better

By John M. Crisp
I’ve been thinking about how my college classroom will look and feel next fall if some of my students are carrying handguns on their hips. ...

Why Wolf wants to further complicate Pa. taxes

By Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan
In its 2008 report to Congress, the IRS said, “The most serious problem facing taxpayers is the complexity of the Internal Revenue Code.” Apparently, Gov. Tom Wolf hasn’t read the report, because he just can’t wait to complicate the Pennsylvania ...

Verbatim

By Tribune-Review
“‘He responded and I guess he saved a lot of people in there.’ So said Philadelphia Police Captain Frank Llewellyn after a concealed carrier responded to a shooting inside a barbershop in the city. ... The good guy was carrying ...

Shameful balance of powers

By Byron York
The White House and some Democrats are livid over congressional Republican attempts to circumvent President Obama’s authority to make a nuclear arms deal with Iran. They have a right to be angry — but not to be surprised. There’s a ...

Congress should repeal medical device tax

By Mary Woolley and Gregory Sorensen
Investment in medical innovation, including medical devices, is smart for our nation — for patients, their families and the economy. That is why we believe Congress should vote to repeal the medical device excise tax established as part of the ...

Enemy of my enemy

By Pat Buchanan
The forces that do not want a U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, nor any U.S. detente with Iran, are impressive. Among them are the Israelis and their powerful lobby AIPAC, the Saudis and their Sunni allies on the Persian Gulf, ...

What’s gone wrong with Democracy?

By Walter Williams
The Economist magazine recently published “What’s gone wrong with Democracy ... and what can be done to revive it?” The suggestion is that democracy is some kind of ideal for organizing human conduct. That’s a popular misconception. The ideal way ...

Death wishes & Obama’s hope

By Jay Ambrose
Iran’s supreme leader recently said “Death to America.” Meanwhile his country is gaining power in Iraq, Yemen and Syria, still sponsors terrorists, is working on a ballistic missile program and has made clear Israel is a goner if Iran is ...

Obama policies favor illegal aliens over Americans

By Lou Barletta
We have immigration laws in this country for two basic reasons: to preserve American jobs and to protect national security. President Barack Obama’s unlawful executive actions to grant amnesty to at least 5 million illegal immigrants violate both of those ...

NGOs: Agents of subversion?

By Pat Buchanan
Though “Bibi” Netanyahu won re-election last week, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will still look into whether the State Department financed a clandestine effort to defeat him. Reportedly, State funneled $350,000 to an American NGO called OneVoice, which has ...

Why the budget matters

By Romina Boccia
Voters often wonder if Congress can ever get spending under control. Well, both the House and Senate have introduced their latest budget blueprints, so we’ll soon know if they plan to keep kicking the can down the road — or ...

Straining U.S.-Israel ties

By Max Boot
From his first days in office, President Obama has been intent on creating some distance between the United States and Israel because he viewed the closeness of the relationship as bad for American foreign policy. In 2009, during a meeting ...

The truth behind H-1B

By Michelle Malkin
You’ve heard it from Big Government lobbyists. You’ve heard it from Big Business lackeys in both political parties. And you’ve heard it from journalists and pundits ad nauseam: The H-1B foreign guest worker program, they claim, requires American employers ...