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Friday, April 25, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: News outlets are reporting that Russian jets today crossed into Ukrainian airspace. Also Washington is buzzing with reports that Vladimir Putin has broken off all talks with the White House and that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel cannot get his phone calls to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu returned. Let's see what the weekend brings, but Obama's weakness may just push us into a war that nobody wants.

An Inarticulate Rancher vs. Big Bad...

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Rand Paul On Life

Virtually every conservative activist I talk to or hear from is sick of RINOs -- Republicans In Name Only -- who will not fight for the values the party represents. A lot of well-meaning conservatives think Senator Rand Paul is THE guy for 2016. But if any of them care about values issues, they should think twice.

Senator Paul was interviewed this week by David Axelrod at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics. Not surprisingly,...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wrestling With Race

Yesterday, to the chagrin of the Obama Administration and leftists everywhere, the Supreme Court handed down a principled decision on the use of race as a criterion for college admissions. By a surprising 6-to-2 vote the court upheld the right of Michigan voters to eliminate a practice euphemistically known as affirmative action. In 2006, 58% of Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment stopping race-based admissions.

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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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