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Defending America: We must immediately ramp up our national missile defense program

North Korea launched its second Earth satellite last Sunday, underscoring its continuing progress toward deliverable nuclear weapons. Coming just a month after Pyongyang's fourth nuclear ...

Let's keep the dog debates in perspective

Joy Braunstein, the former executive director of the Western PA Humane Society, stepped down from her post after being dogged by calls for her dismissal. ...

The toxicity of Social Security

One of the most misleading uses of the notion of entitlement is to say that people who paid into Social Security for years are entitled ...

Hillary Clinton's email scandal: Whodunit?

There is nothing trivial about a secretary of State having top-secret information on an unsecured computer in her home. That appears to have been the ...

Verbatim

"It was many and many a year ago, "In a kingdom by the sea, "That a maiden there lived whom you may know "By the name of Annabel ...

Cruz goes high tech

Politicians tailor their messages to different audiences. Facing New Hampshire's primary, Ted Cruz talked more about "free-market principles" and a "commitment to the Constitution" and ...

Bloomberg vs. Trump?

The morning of the New Hampshire primary, Donald Trump, being interviewed on "Morning Joe," said that he would welcome his "friend" Michael Bloomberg into the ...

Muslim leaders stand up for religious freedom

At an historic gathering in Marrakesh, Morocco, on Jan. 27, more than 300 Muslim leaders — including many of the world's most eminent Islamic scholars ...

Playing the gender card isn't working for Hillary

Hillary Clinton is not a woman, and that's a triumph for feminism and a problem for Hillary. Let me clarify. Yes, technically she is female. But ...

Pennsylvania budget crisis is a product of short-term thinking

The Beatles once famously sang that you've "got to admit it's getting better, it's getting better all the time." Budgeters in Pennsylvania, unfortunately, are facing ...

Sloppy language & thinking

George Orwell said, "But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, "As societies grow decadent, the ...

Cruz, Rubio and God

If you attend a Republican presidential event on the campaign trail, you may come to wonder if you made a wrong turn and ended up ...

America's declining economic freedom

Millions of people around the world are emerging from poverty thanks to rising economic freedom. But by sharp contrast, America's economic freedom has been declining ...

Schumer's Zika hypocrisy

Latin America's Zika virus is the latest undocumented alien to hit our shores. But have no fear. Self-appointed Zika Warrior Charles Schumer has declared that ...

Separating natural gas facts from fiction

Too often in politics, one-sided sounds bites rise above fact-based evidence. This conditions the landscape for gridlock and partisanship and propels policies with unintended consequences. ...

A Cruz-Rubio super-ticket?

With the results of the Iowa primary in, and on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, it's time to consider a unique possibility: Ted ...

The USO at 75: Service to those who serve

It's 1942, the uncertain, early days of World War II, and you are a young soldier assigned to a training base far from home: Camp ...

The decline of political party power

The campaigns will be eager to tell you the meaning of Ted Cruz's victory and the virtual tie between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in ...

The millennial work ethic

Dear previous employer: You may think that you have gotten the best of me, but you have not. I am a millennial. You may think ...

Stossel: Endless political arrogance

After the Iowa caucus results, it looks like Hillary Clinton vs. Marco Rubio in November! They lead the betting at ElectionBettingOdds.com. This scares me. Neither ...