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Putin's Next 4 Targets

In the aftermath of Vladimir Putin’s Russian annexation of Crimea – and in the wake of the Obama administration’s tepid response, amounting to a slap on the wrist directed at a specific few individuals who seem less than perturbed by the blowback – the question now on the table is just how far Russia’s territorial ambitions extend. Mar 18, 2014 11:51 AM PT

5 Big Wins for Militant Gay Pressure Groups

The raison d’etre of many in the gay rights movement has become destroying the businesses of those who refuse to abide by their standards of conduct, all in the name of tolerance. And they’ve been tremendously successful at it. Here are the top five recent instances of successful gay intimidation of business. Mar 17, 2014 2:23 PM PT

9 Odd Facts About Malaysian Flight MH370

With the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the world holds its collective breath. Where is the plane? What happened to its 239 passengers? Was this terrorism? Mechanical failure? Or something else entirely? Mar 11, 2014 6:38 AM PT

IRS Hearing, Obamacare Changes Make America Nation of Men, Not of Laws

On Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing on the IRS’ targeting of conservative non-profit applicants. The hearing, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), quickly devolved into chaos after former IRS official Lois Lerner repeatedly used the Fifth Amendment to avoid answering questions about her involvement in the targeting. Mar 5, 2014 2:20 PM PT

5 Reasons Putin Thinks He Can Outplay Obama

As Russian President Vladimir Putin deploys his military forces to Ukraine, the Obama administration continues to wonder just what the benighted dictator is thinking. Mar 3, 2014 4:39 PM PT

Our Shredded Constitution, Part I: Free Exercise of Religion

Americans take justifiable pride in the freedoms given to them by nature or God and enshrined in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. As we seem to be finding out day after day, however, those rights are no longer of any real value; they are, as James Madison suspected they would be, “parchment barriers” against the encroachment of government and a population conditioned to believe that rights originate with that government, not from a higher power. Feb 28, 2014 4:00 PM PT

7 Myths About Arizona's Religious Freedom Law

This week, controversy has broken out over Arizona’s law protecting the right of religious businessowners to reject service to particular customers. The law came hard on the heels of a series of outrageous court decisions finding that private businesses could be forced, in violation of their religion, to serve events such as same-sex weddings. Feb 26, 2014 3:42 PM PT

Obama's Historic Defense Cuts Spell Disaster

On Monday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced massive cuts to the size of the armed services, slashing the army to its pre-World War II size. In 2011, the army had some 566,000 soldiers; Hagel wants it cut to somewhere between 440,000 and 450,000 troops by 2019. If Congress does not add additional funding, Hagel threatens to slash that number to 420,000 by 2019. Feb 25, 2014 12:05 PM PT

Eugenicists Rejoice: More Black Babies Aborted Than Born in NYC

On Friday, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Vital Statistics released a report titled "Summary of Vital Statistics 2012 The City of New York, Pregnancy Outcomes." As expected, the report showed an exceedingly high number of abortions and an exceedingly low number of births. Feb 21, 2014 1:26 PM PT

Obama Crackdown on Press Freedom Escalates

Last week, Reporters Without Borders dropped America in the World Press Freedom Index 2014 from 33rd to 46th. James Risen of The New York Times rightly explained, “I think 2013 will go down in history as the worst year for press freedom in the United States’ modern history.” And he’s right. The violation of press freedoms has been egregious under this administration, even as the press fetes President Obama as an honest and effective commander-in-chief. Feb 20, 2014 8:43 AM PT

US Votes Absent as Ukraine Burns

On Wednesday, the White House announced that it would be taking a muscular new role in Ukraine: by deferring to the Russians. Again. Feb 19, 2014 12:22 PM PT

Presidents Day Is Idiotic

George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809. Neither was born on February 17. Yet today, many of us are staying home from work because of the federally declared Presidents Day, Feb 17, 2014 9:47 AM PT

From Jerusalem to London to Lubbock: The Global War on Conservatism

It is difficult to see how the future of Texas looks like the present of London; it is difficult to see how the future of London looks like the present of Jerusalem. Nonetheless, in the battle for Western civilization, all three locations exist along the same timeline, the same continuum. Feb 17, 2014 8:33 AM PT

Why the Sochi Olympics Are an Epic Fail

The Winter Olympics have not lived up to the hype. NBC’s primetime numbers are down dramatically from the Olympics coverage four years ago. That was down 29% from the first Wednesday broadcast in Vancouver. The average of 20.8 million viewers represented a drop of more than 8 million viewers. Feb 15, 2014 5:29 PM PT


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