• 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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  • Explaining Poverty

    Explaining Poverty

    With President Obama stressing economic inequality in his State of the Union Address, a new poll seemed to support the idea that the nation's distribution of wealth is fundamentally unfair. According to the Pew Research Center, more people say an individual's poverty comes from “circumstances beyond his or her control”…

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  • Obama’s “Dream” and the Abortion Nightmare

    Obama’s “Dream” and the Abortion Nightmare

    Barack Obama won the presidency in large part through promises to unify America and close painful gaps in our society. Unfortunately, he missed an important chance to advance that process on the recent 41st anniversary of the Roe Vs. Wade decision on abortion. The president could have acknowledged the thousands…

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  • Next GOP Nominee: Conservative Record, Moderate Tone

    Next GOP Nominee: Conservative Record, Moderate Tone

    With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enmeshed in scandal, the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination suddenly looks wide open. But before the GOP coalesces around a new front-runner, they need to drop dangerous delusions about what went wrong in 2008 and 2012. For Republicans, that means abandoning the…

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  • Obama Needs French Lessons

    The President of France has been reeling from a dysfunctional economy, 20 percent approval ratings, and lurid reports of his extra marital adventures. But Francois Hollande has also drawn praise from other European leaders and the French business community for a bid to re-boot his administration. In a shocking speech,…

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  • GOP Needs Unity, Not Factional Takeover

    GOP Needs Unity, Not Factional Takeover

    Before “Bridge-gate”, Governor Chris Christie tried to build a sense of inevitability about his potential presidential campaign. That's gone now, and, at least today, it's by no means certain he'll even run. Republicans should therefore focus on qualities we need most in a nominee rather than prematurely coalescing around any…

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  • VOTER I.D.: Racist and Unconstitutional?

    VOTER I.D.: Racist and Unconstitutional?

    Leftist judges and Democratic activists increasingly embrace the ludicrous idea that requiring voters to show picture ID constitutes a form of unconstitutional racism. This is absurd and groundless: the Constitution explicitly guarantees a right to bear arms, but liberals never question background checks or photo identification before you get guns.…

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  • Losses Aren’t Always Insulting “Snubs”

    Losses Aren’t Always Insulting “Snubs”

    After the announcement of Academy Award nominations, countless commentators focused on unexpected Oscar “snubs.” For instance, the Coen Brothers' over-praised movie INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS got no major nominations, and Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Emma Thompson and Oprah Winfrey won't be finalists for acting awards. But these aren't “snubs”—any more than…

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  • Are Women Better at “Moving Dirt”?

    Are Women Better at “Moving Dirt”?

    An astonishing story in the Seattle Times illustrated the deranged priorities of the big government left. “STATE: TOO FEW WOMEN, MINORITIES ON TUNNEL JOB.” On a multi-billion dollar project to replace an aging elevated highway with a new underground passage, one minority contractor sued because he hadn't won a contract…

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