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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Traditional Marriage A Winning Issue

Are social conservatives’ views unpopular?

Left-leaning political commentators, Democratic Party operatives and the Republican establishment constantly advise the GOP to drop social conservatives’ issues from the party’s platform. Today American Values, along with Family Research Council, released the results of a commissioned national survey conducted by Wilson Research Strategies showing that 82 percent of Republican and...

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Monday, April 21, 2014

The Leftwing Billionaire Who “Owns” Obama

Last week, the Obama Administration announced that it has again delayed a final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The administration seems to understand how unpopular the delay will be—it made the announcement last Friday, while most Americans were focused on Passover and Easter. It is now highly unlikely that a final decision will be made before the mid-term elections in November.

Building the pipeline is...

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Why We Celebrate

As most of you know, the persecution of Christians around the world has reached levels not seen since the early days of the church. In fact, according to a recent report by Reuters, the number of Christian martyrs doubled between 2012 and 2013.

Recently, American Values, my public policy organization, traveled to the Middle East to learn more about how our brothers and sisters in Christ are suffering at the hands of Muslim extremists....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Culture War Comes To Dartmouth

Dartmouth College, one of America's premier institutions of higher learning, appears to be struggling with the wreckage of the left's cultural agenda. Dartmouth's president, Philip J. Hanlon, delivered a scathing speech last night ripping into the student body for its bad behavior.

Noting a federal investigation for sexual assaults, fraternity and sorority parties with "racist and sexist undertones," and a 14% drop in...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Passover To Remember

Carol and I were deeply honored to participate last night in the Passover Seder at the home of Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer and his lovely wife, Rhoda, and their five children. Also attending the small, private gathering were members of their extended family and a number of Washington insiders, including journalist Andrea Mitchell.

Secretary of State John Kerry represented the Obama Administration. I was gratified to be there representing the millions...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It's Tax Day!

Today is the day many Americans dread -- Tax Day. While taxes are a "necessary evil," the fiscal condition of our country is one of the greatest challenges we face. Early tax receipts suggest that the Treasury Department may bring in record revenues this year due to recent tax increases and a slowly growing economy.

Yet in spite of that record revenue, the Obama Administration still expects to run a deficit of roughly $500 billion....

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Our Lawless Administration

The Obama Administration has a unique approach to law enforcement. Whether or not it enforces a law depends entirely on how it feels about that law. This is a dangerous precedent because it creates tremendous uncertainty for the public and effectively gives the executive branch near dictatorial powers – ignoring laws at a whim and essentially creating new law in the process.

The evidence is undeniable: the Obama Administration has ignored laws...

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Sebelius Out

During a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she would "absolutely" remain in her current position until November, adding, "This is the most satisfying work I've ever done."

Sebelius may have been lying to the Huffington Post, just as...

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

IRS Scandal Takes Stunning Turn

Late yesterday afternoon, just after one House committee voted to demand a criminal investigation of former IRS official Lois Lerner, another House committee dropped a bombshell.

Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released a letter, signed by five subcommittee chairmen, to the committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). Issa essentially accused Cummings of making false...

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Poof" Goes The Peace Process

Secretary of State John Kerry likes spending time on his yacht. For the sake of America's relationship with Israel, I hope Kerry strongly considers taking an extended vacation, perhaps a cruise to some remote Pacific island. The longer he stays on the job, the more damage he does.

While testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday, Kerry laid the blame for the breakdown of the so-called "peace process...

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