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And out-of-touch leaders don't see the need to cool things off, Peggy Noonan writes in The Wall Street Journal.
A key House committee voted 41 to 22 to pass a measure licensing online poker. While this vote does not guarantee that the measure will be brought to the full House for a vote, the fact that the legislation was reported at all was a rare breath of fresh air in a Congress increasingly devoid of interest in favor of individual freedom.
A new Brookings poll reveals the harmful effects of our foreign policy, including toward Israel.
Charlie Rangel is no crook. He’s right to insist on the opportunity to clear his name, because the charges against him range from the technical all the way to the trivial.
If we learned that the government was planning to limit our First Amendment rights, we'd be outraged. After all, our right to be heard is fundamental to our democracy.
For many of us, the Supreme Court's finding that Americans have a fundamental right to own guns for self-defense in their own homes wasn't ground-breaking — it was common sense. So long as you aren't an ex-felon or mentally ill or otherwise legally proscribed, you should have the right to own a firearm. Period.
George W. Bush pushed back publication of his memoirs, "Decision Points," out of fear that a public reminder of his presidential legacy would hurt Republicans heading into November's midterm elections, Bush's friends tell the Financial Times. The FT reports that Bush refused to allow publication in September, which would have been a better....
Rush Limbaugh spent a huge chunk of yesterday's radio broadcast lambasting the Chevy Volt and the tax credits supporting them. Through the course of his ranting, it became clear -- as it so often does -- that Limbaugh has no idea what he's talking about.
Public support for the war was already waning. Just 43 percent of the public still backs "the good war." The leaks mark the beginning of the end of one of a stupid country's countless stupid misadventures. I don't see what else might have accomplished the same thing so quickly.
Almost half of Americans worry that either they or a member of their family will be the victim of a terrorist attack.
Recent accounts of Hugo Chávez's politicized necrophilia may seem almost too lurid to believe, but I can testify from personal experience that they may well be an understatement.
Sharron Angle, Republican Senate candidate, was laughed at by Fox News’ Carl Cameron when she said, “We need to the press to be our friend.” Angle’s misspeaks are pouring out daily and the response from the press is amusing. National Review Online asked, “Did She Just Say That Out Loud?,”.....
Gregory Rodriguez asserts that affirmative action should be abolished in order to prevent "destructive white backlash" that will damage an increasingly diverse America. Really, Greg?
On August 27, 2008, Palin signed AGIA (Alaska Gasline Inducement Act) into law awarding TransCanada 500 million dollars and a license to build and operate the $26-billion pipeline to transport natural gas from the North Slope. A license. That's all. The state will issued a license to Canadian energy company, TransCanada, and will pay ....
Republicans and leaders of other faiths are rallying against the building by a Muslim organization of a "community center"—including a mosque—two blocks from Ground Zero, calling it a threat to American values. But the threat to our values isn't coming from the mosque. It's coming from those who want to stop it.
Over the past year, Wyoming and Mississippi have come to share the mantle of the most conservative states in the union—an apparently sought-after title with about a dozen states close behind. The most liberal may not surprise you that much. \r\n