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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Obama's Hypocrisy

Democrats are kicking off their 2014 campaign today by trying to resurrect their "war on women" theme. Today President Obama will sign two executive orders intended to spotlight the pay gap between men and women. (Obama's orders will be limited in their effect and apply only to federal contractors.)

Meanwhile in the Senate, Democrats are expected to push for a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which the New York Times reports "...

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Pray For The Persecuted Church

Friday, my wife, Carol, asked readers of her Capital Prayer Alert to pray for Christians and Jews facing persecution overseas. Recent headlines only reinforce the urgency for men and women of faith to pray without ceasing.

There are reports from Syria that Father Frans van der Lugt, a 75 year-old Catholic priest, was assassinated today by militant Islamists in the city of Homs. Father van der Lugt lived in Syria for decades. He spoke fluent Arabic...

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Rove Is Right -- And Wrong

In yesterday's Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove, the guru of GOP consulting, predicted that the 2014 Senate races would soon get ugly. He's right about that.

Why? Because Democrats are desperate to hold onto power, and right now there isn't much going for them. In fact, this week one leading liberal pollster said, "I'm worried this [election] could be a disaster."

But in his column Rove warned, "If GOP...

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tragedy At Fort Hood

Yesterday America witnessed another terrible tragedy at Fort Hood. Ivan Lopez killed three people and wounded 16 others before taking his own life. Base commander Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley says the investigation is ongoing and he isn't ruling anything out. But you wouldn't know that from our politically correct media, which rushed to judgment -- quickly announcing that there was no evidence of terrorism.

The desire to so quickly take terrorism off...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Obama's Victory Speech

Barack Obama never ceases to disappoint. Yesterday he strutted into the Rose Garden and gave a victory speech celebrating Obamacare. (By the way, I can think of no other president who has so regularly used the Rose Garden as an partisan prop.) His rhetoric was so over-the-top, for a moment I thought he might actually do a victory dance.

So, what did we learn from the president's remarks about Obamacare? Mostly that he's one angry man. Obama...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Jihad In America

FBI agents, military police and local authorities in the Kansas City, Missouri, area are desperately trying to prevent a mass murder. They are searching for Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, who signed up to join the Army in February. Hassan was kicked out last week when authorities discovered his plans to wage a "Fort Hood-inspired jihad" against U.S. soldiers.

You may recall that Major Nidal Hasan murdered 14 people and wounded more than 30 others during a...

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Whom To Believe?

Last week, after President Obama met with Pope Francis, a controversy briefly erupted about what was or was not discussed between the two. Initial reports from the White House suggested Obama and Francis talked about income inequality and world peace, two issues Francis has emphasized.

The Vatican released its own statement saying the men discussed "questions of particular relevance … such as the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life and...

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Obama And The King

After meeting with Pope Francis yesterday, President Obama is headed to Saudi Arabia today to meet with King Abdullah. Just as Obama's NATO meetings this week were meant to reassure nervous allies, today's meeting is meant to repair strained relations with the Saudis.

The Saudis have been very public in their displeasure with Obama's foreign policy, particularly his outreach toward Shiite Iran. One Middle East expert suggested that Riyadh's...

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Professor Obama Lectures Europe

President Obama wrapped up his meeting of NATO allies yesterday with a speech in Brussels that sounded more like a lecture from a college professor than a bold proclamation from the leader of the free world. For many Europeans, it seems their infatuation with Obama is over.

Obama told our allies that every NATO member "must step up." That must seem like an odd statement after Obama cancelled missile defense systems in Poland to...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Issue Is Religious Liberty

I want to revisit the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby case today in view of some of the news coverage and punditry from the talking heads (not to mention spin from liberal Democrats we will hear ad nauseam from now until Election Day). The central issue of this debate is not the legality or availability of contraception. It is religious liberty.

The left is trying hard to confuse Americans about that fact. A pro-abortion and fake Catholic group...

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