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America truly is exceptional

By Katie Pavlich
“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which ...

Same-sex marriage is only the beginning

By Cal Thomas
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” What Winston Churchill said in 1942 following a British military victory in North Africa might also ...

Feeding the fed-ed Leviathan

By Robert Holland
If the principle of zero-based budgeting had been applied to the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) at regular intervals during its 50 years of operation, it is doubtful this relic of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society would still ...

Quo vadis, America?

By Pat Buchanan
“Natural law — God’s law — will always trump common law,” said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a Christian leader in her own right. “God will have the final word in this matter.” But, for ...

Whoa, whoa, whoa ... It’s WOTUS

By Rick Ebert
Farmers across Pennsylvania were disappointed, but not at all surprised, by the final “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers. The agencies not only failed to adequately ...

The payoff for Iran

By Ray Takeyh
As the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the United States enter their final stages, one of the most salient questions that should be considered is how the Islamic republic would spend the billions of dollars it would receive as a ...

What John Roberts left out

By Ishaan Tharoor
In his written dissent to the Supreme Court’s decision to effectively legalize gay marriage in all 50 states, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. made a conspicuous gesture to the rest of the world. He referred to the “social institution” that ...

Holy hypocrisy & hot air

By Michelle Malkin
Unlike Pope Francis, I believe that air conditioning and the capitalists responsible for the technology are blessings to the world. Perhaps the head of the Catholic Church, who condemned “the increasing use and power of air conditioning” last week in ...

Punctuated with confusion: The Declaration of Independence

By Danielle Allen
For all that we talk about “original” Founding documents, when it comes to the Declaration of Independence at least, we’ve had multiple versions since the ...

The Supreme Court’s gift to Republicans

By S.e. Cupp
Conventional wisdom suggests the Supreme Court’s ruling — that federal subsidies are not illegal despite the language of the Affordable Care Act — is a ...

Speaking out

By Gene Policinski
What would you say if you got 60 seconds to speak to the world? At noon recently, on a hot and muggy day in the ...

Verbatim

By Tribune-Review
“What (Chief Justice John Roberts) did was to suggest that plain, ordinary English words, which are not ambiguous in their meaning, somehow to the six of the justices in the majority are ambiguous and therefore they can interpret them however ...

Seniors are eating millenials’ lunch

By Suzanne Fields
We’ve launched another generation of graduates out to seek a fortune that seems more elusive than usual, in a world more upside down. The graduates ...

Easing Venezuela’s crash

By Jackson Diehl
For months, Venezuelans have been reading reports that one of the most powerful figures in their autocratic and virulently anti-American government, National Assembly president Diosdado ...

What ‘Uncle Spender’ wants, ‘Uncle Spender’ gets

By Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan
This month marked the 3,000th day since the Federal Reserve last raised interest rates. For more than eight years, the U.S. economy has been bingeing ...

Racism is the problem

By Mary Sanchez
America is in denial — “post-racial” denial. You could hear it in the words of lament that followed news of the shooting massacre at Emanuel ...

The case for private currencies

By John Stossel
I feel bad about Alexander Hamilton. He was courageous in the American Revolution, co-wrote the Federalist Papers that defended the new Constitution and helped put the new republic on a sound financial footing when it was deep in debt. Hamilton ...

China’s plan for Hong Kong backfire

By The Washington Post
For 79 days last year, thousands of protesters occupied major roads in Hong Kong in an attempt to force Chinese authorities to grant the territory genuine democracy. They failed. Local leaders and their overlords in Beijing refused to negotiate over ...

Hillary avoiding Iraq

By Byron York
President Obama’s decision to send 450 more American troops to Iraq has put Hillary Clinton in a tough spot. What will she say about the fight against ISIS? The answer, beyond a few boilerplate remarks, is nothing. There is no ...

Magna Carta the seed of democracy

By Georgie Anne Geyer
The week of June 15 was celebrated throughout the civilized world as the 800th anniversary of one of the major events in human history — an event that has led us to this moment when we could even speak honestly ...