Defense Spending Bill Gets It Right on Nuclear and Missile Defense

Last week, Congress passed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), sending it to the president’s desk. This bill advances many commendable nuclear weapon and missile defense policies. The bill affirms Congress’s commitment to ensuring strong, extended measures of deterrence, and it addresses Russian arms control violations—including their potential violations of the New […]

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Little Sisters of the Poor Are Returning to Court

The Little Sisters of the Poor is returning to court to defend itself against lawsuits from two states that seek to remove the order of nuns’ religious exemption from the Health and Human Services rule. “Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro and California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra have now filed lawsuits trying to take away the […]

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Democrats in Meltdown Mode as Obamacare Individual Mandate Moves Toward Extinction

Democrats, of course, oppose the tax cuts moving through Congress. They believe government knows how to spend your money better than you do. But what has really got their goat is eliminating the Obamacare tax—known as the individual mandate—that Americans have to pay to the IRS for simply choosing not to buy health insurance. This […]

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Podcast: The Dangers Border Patrol Agents Face

In today’s podcast, we discuss how President Donald Trump is declaring North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, and new allegations of inappropriate behavior from Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and a New York Times reporter. Talking about the death of a Border Patrol agent, Kelsey Harkness, who has been to the United States-Mexico border, tells […]

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Here’s Why We Should Still Celebrate the Pilgrims at Thanksgiving

For most American families, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones, eat delicious food, and perhaps watch some football. But not everyone is pleased with the celebration of this holiday, and some have taken to maligning its “originators,” the Pilgrims. An editorial in Al Jazeera labeled Thanksgiving a “thoroughly nauseating affair,” one that […]

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Redrawing Districts Is the Job of Elected Leaders, Not Judges

There aren’t many issues the Supreme Court has managed to sidestep, but political gerrymandering is one of them. Until now. The court recently heard oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a Wisconsin case that involves how voting-district lines are drawn—an issue Justice Felix Frankfurter called a “political thicket” that the courts should avoid. We should […]

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Russia’s Hybrid War Against the West Began on the Battlefields of Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine—Russian revanchism has spread beyond the battlefields of Ukraine’s Donbas region into a global, hybrid conflict that has redrawn the balance of power in Eastern Europe and pitted the world’s two largest nuclear powers against each other. “When a country can come interfere in another country’s elections, that is warfare,” U.S. Ambassador to the […]

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