In Pictures: Debt by President? Obama Leads the Pack

When House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D–CA) staff released a chart in May that attempted to illustrate how much past Presidents increased the national debt, it collided with a meticulous critique from Politifact that in turn led to a revised chart. The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler weighed in as the original chart resurfaced recently, reporting […]

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It’s Official – Federal Government To Begin Regulating the Internet

They actually did it. Last week, the FCC published its net neutrality order in the Federal Register, stating that effective November 20 the federal government will begin regulating the Internet. Americans didn’t want this. Congress rejected it decisively — it only had 27 sponsors last year. The courts rejected it — they said the FCC […]

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Al-Shabab’s Return to Mogadishu Signifies a Change in Strategy

When al-Shabab withdrew its frontline forces from Mogadishu last August, the terrorist group vowed to launch a wave of asymmetric attacks against the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the African Union’s Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). On Tuesday morning, an al-Shabab suicide bomber attacked the Ministry of Education, killing 70 and wounding dozens. Among the casualties […]

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Come Clean and Cut Funding

What did the President know and when did he know it, goes the old Washington adage. Thus did the American people learn yesterday in separate but equally startling revelations that the Obama Administration knew more about two scandals than it has been revealing. The first is regarding the Operation Fast and Furious gun running disaster […]

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When Fathers Become ‘Courageous’

The critical importance of committed fatherhood to the wellbeing of children is the theme of  “Courageous,” the latest little faith-based movie that could from Georgia-based brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick. The film made a strong beginning at hitting home: “Courageous” was Fandango’s weeklong king of advance ticket sales as it opened Friday on more than […]

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For Proponents of More Federal Criminal Legislation, Ignorance of the Law Is Bliss

Animal rights activists and commercial fisherman may find little common ground, but both can share their plight as victims of overcriminalization.  The front page story in the Wall Street Journal juxtaposes these often-at-odds groups because they are vulnerable to the problems of overbroad and ambiguous legislation… along with the rest of us. Year after year, […]

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