• Considering Fresh Faces

    Considering Fresh Faces

    Republicans feel growing confidence about crucial Senate races in 2014, but still feel anxious about finding a candidate to beat Hillary Clinton two years later. The most prominent prospects display prominent flaws: Rand Paul is out of the party mainstream on defense and security issues; Chris Christie is tarred by…

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  • Pro-Lifers Can Celebrate Progress

    Pro-Lifers Can Celebrate Progress

    Pro-Life activists can celebrate astonishing progress toward their most important goal: reducing the number of pregnancies that are terminated by abortion. The latest figures show the abortion rate has fallen to its lowest level in more than 30 years. Statistics indicate 17 abortions per 1,000 women of child-bearing age, down…

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  • A Bold Plan to Boost Employment

    A Bold Plan to Boost Employment

    Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee is a popular conservative who has set a strong example for his fellow Republicans with a bold plan to offer two years of free community college or technical school for all high school graduates in his state. This program would make use of Tennessee's 27…

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  • How Oil Drilling Saved the Whales

    How Oil Drilling Saved the Whales

    Watching a parade of migrating whales as they leap and frolic in the warm waters off Honolulu, it's worth remembering that these creatures owe their very survival to a much-derided 19th century Pennsylvania oil driller named Edwin Drake. His story should reassure present-day pessimists of the near miraculous power of…

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  • Shady Operations Hurt Conservative Cause

    Shady Operations Hurt Conservative Cause

    Dr. Ben Carson has inspired millions with his idealism and common sense, but those of us who respect him most should shun dubious operators who are raising big money for the Draft Ben Carson for President Committee. Dr. Carson insists he has no plans to run for office and no…

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  • Freezing Spending, Assuring a Surplus

    Freezing Spending, Assuring a Surplus

    Amazingly enough, the federal government announced in February a freeze on new spending, with credible plans for a budget surplus by 2015! Unfortunately, the federal government I'm referring to isn't in the U.S.; it's north of the border in Canada. Under the admirable leadership of the Conservative Party's Stephen Harper,…

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  • White House Protection for Black-Out Drunks

    White House Protection for Black-Out Drunks

    Do American young women deserve a sacred, federally-protected right to engage in reckless, irresponsible and even illegal behavior with no fear of consequences? Vice President Biden seems to think so. After a White House meeting in January to announce a new task force to curb sexual assaults on campus, the…

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  • Obama’s Jarring “Morning in America” Dud

    Obama’s Jarring “Morning in America” Dud

    The president offered a tone of cheerful nationalism, celebrating everything that's great about America, with no hint of the “fundamental transformation” he once promised. The substance of the speech was almost non-existent other than a series of rehashes and meaningless gestures. But the good news was that vacuousness isn't scary.…

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  • Unbalanced Hatred in the Middle East

    Unbalanced Hatred in the Middle East

    President Obama's interview with New Yorker magazine generated controversy with its insistence that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol. But he's been pushing another false equivalence that is even more outrageous—and dangerous. Noting that Sunni nations like Saudi Arabia share Israel's interest in restraining Iran, the president speculated that…

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  • Feds Fight Drunken Sex on Campus

    Feds Fight Drunken Sex on Campus

    In late January, the president convened a task force of “senior administration officials” to stop drunken sex on college campuses. He endorsed a new report from the White House Council on Women and Girls showing that many female victims are “abused while they're drunk, under the influence of drugs or…

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