• The Benghazi Committee

    The Benghazi Committee

    The selection of Congressman Trey Gowdy as Chair of the Select Committee on Benghazi by House Speaker John Boehner was the best act of the Speaker in this Congress. Gowdy has impressed most fair observers with his preparation for prior Benghazi hearings, his careful questioning, his command of the facts…

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  • The Oklahoma Heart Vs. the Abolitionist Heart

    Last week, Oklahoma authorities botched the execution of a murderer named Clayton Lockett. The execution by lethal injection took more than 40 minutes. According to witnesses, he twitched and gasped and said, “oh, man” after officials had thought he was unconscious. Opponents of the death penalty outdid one another in…

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    The White House initiative to protect college students from sexual assault raises obvious questions: why trust Joe Biden and the feds to protect your children instead of counting on universities that already take thousands in your tuition money? Moreover, administration numbers on this issue obviously distort the truth. The White…

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    In this sixth year of a broken presidency, even unabashedly liberal commentators like Frank Bruni and Maureen Dowd of the New York Times have come to decry the listless, unfocused, drifting nature of Barack Obama's leadership. In response, presidential apologists blame Republicans for the present paralysis since their stubborn hostility…

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  • Minorities Need Affirmative Action? That’s Racist – and Wrong

    Minorities Need Affirmative Action? That’s Racist – and Wrong

    The liberal insistence that minorities can't succeed without affirmative action isn't just racist; it's demonstrably wrong. In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision affirming a state's right to ban race-based preferences in college admissions, many leftist commentators suggest that the participation in higher education by students of color…

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  • Chairman Gowdy And His Team

    The Select Committee on the Investigation of the Benghazi attacks could be announced by the time the show begins today, and most folks hope Trey Gowdy is indeed its Chair. As discussed here, the rest of the GOP membership should draw heavily on the experienced prosecutors and other sort of…

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  • Obamacare and Benghazi, at Powerline and NRO

    Obamacare and Benghazi, at Powerline and NRO

    Two must-reads from my pals at Powerline, and three from NRO. First, Scott Johnson is skeptical of George Will's hope that the Supreme Court will save us from Obamacare endless chewing up of the economy, American healthcare, and our politics. I reserve judgment until Hobby Lobby is handed down and…

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  • James Lankford for Senate

    James Lankford for Senate

    My Monday Washington Examiner column explains why I am supporting Congressman James Lankford in the GOP primary for the Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of Senator Tom Coburn. You can help Lankford by contributing online here. Follow him on Twitter @JamesLankford.

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  • For A Serious, Purpose-Driven Select Committee

    For A Serious, Purpose-Driven Select Committee

    When Speaker Boehner finally announced that the murder of four Americans on a 9/11 anniversary warranted an investigation by a Select Committee of the House of Representatives it was only after undeniable evidence of a cover-up emerged –in the form of a long covered-up White House email from within 72…

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