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Sarah Palin strikes one for conservatives with suit against The New York Times

Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate, kicked off a lawsuit against The New York Times, alleging the newspaper defamed her when its editorial board tied her to the 2011 shooting of Gabrielle Giffords. Good. The...

Immigration reform jokes by liberals including deporting native-born

In his June 16 column in The New York Times, Bret Stephens suggested (with his tongue in cheek) that we deport all native-born Americans and replace them with immigrants, who are (he argues) smarter, harder working, more patriotic, more religious...

Fourth Amendment should apply to phone data

This week, constitutional law experts and the law enforcement community were abuzz after the U.S. Supreme Court added Carpenter v. United States to its docket, a case that could reshape government data collection and the Fourth Amendment in...

Republicans need to get it together on Obamacare

Republicans in the Senate have delayed a vote on reform and replacement of the Democrat-owned disaster known as Obamacare. They seriously need to get it together on this and pass something — even if that something is not a final, perfected...

Religious rights rest in clutches of the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States agreed this week to consider whether a Denver baker violated the constitutional and civil rights of a gay couple by refusing to sell the two guys a wedding cake. Let’s hope the court sides with religious...

Obamacare repeal effort shows old program is wasteful

Is there anyone who can point to the “Affordable Care Act” (aka Obamacare) and credibly claim it is accomplishing the goals set for it seven years ago? Insurers are pulling out of the exchanges, premiums and related costs are going...

Trump-ers for peace a stark contrast to 'resistance' Dems

It’s like Occupy Wall Street versus the tea party all over again. Democrats can have their “Resistance Summer.” Republicans, and specifically, President Donald Trump supporting Republicans, have their “Rally for Peace.” And...

Obamacare repeal has its best chance now with GOP plan

To do nothing on health care is not an option, and time is not on the GOP’s side, with less than 45 days left on the legislative calendar and six years of talking about Obamacare repeal and replace. While imperfect, the Senate discussion...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Now they want to read

I find it laughable that the Democratic congressional members are claiming no one has had time to read or study the 1,000-page, Republican-sponsored Obamacare modification. Yet I seem to remember that in 2010, then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

EDITORIAL: Getting to the heart of health care

It’s still there. Like chewing gum stuck to the bottom of a shoe, Obamacare refuses to let go. No other Republican promise made over the past eight years, repeated endlessly during 2016 presidential election campaign, was more popular...

Puerto Rico statehood may buoy island's fortunes

“Puerto Rico, my heart’s devotion. Let it sink back in the ocean.” — “West Side Story” The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is drowning. The island, so popular with tourists, is $123 billion in debt. That’s...

School choice for military families: Educational freedom for those who secure our freedom

Last month at a policy summit for the American Federation for Children, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos heralded the advent of “the most ambitious expansion of education choice in our nation’s history.” President Trump, she...

EDITORIAL: Greater expectations for Cuba

There’s more to life than pursuit of the dollar. It’s not a message necessarily expected from a billionaire president, but in reversing his predecessor’s Cuba policies, President Trump reminded the world that prosperity grows...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Return to private-sector insurance

Obamacare, Ryancare, McConnellcare, etc., are all disasters for the quality and expense of medical care in America. The solution is returning 80 percent of Americans to private-sector insurance in a nationwide marketplace. As insurance companies...

Debt ceiling must not be raised

Growing up in Eisenhower’s America, my parents spent their summers preoccupied with beach vacations and baseball pennant races — both a welcome relief from the tough tasks of earning a living and raising children. This summer we...

EDITORIAL: The high price of free speech

The First Amendment is the most precious of all the rights enumerated in the Constitution, and it’s a pity that Americans actually know so little about it. The First Amendment guarantees the right of Americans to say whatever they please,...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution'

THE CRISIS OF THE MIDDLE-CLASS CONSTITUTION: WHY ECONOMIC INEQUALITY THREATENS OUR REPUBLIC By Ganesh Sitaraman Knopf, $28, 423 pages One of the problems with a book titled “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution” is that, more...

Obamacare death panels should be ended

Buried deep within Obamacare is a provision that takes away health care from you and your doctors, by taking away payment for critical health care that may be needed to save your life. It is called The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The...

Claudia Tenney email, 'One down, 216 to go,' highlights deranged left

Here’s how the left works: They don’t get their way, so they cry, stamp feet, turn to special rights’ group to join in the crying and feet stamping, spin, deceive and steamroll over the Constitution — and now, apparently,...
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EDITORIAL: Immigration policy by body count

Certain black-robed sentinels of the law have taken up the task of defending the nation from its enemies, declared and otherwise. This is a responsibility previously left to the president of the United States. If a wooden gavel is all that stands...
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Democrats — 196 of them — join to sue Donald Trump on emoluments

Almost 200 Democrats in Congress have joined forced to announce they’re filing a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over allegations he unlawfully profited from overseas governments. It’s a play to see his tax returns under the...
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Kirk Cousins soap opera headed for July fireworks

The Fourth of July is Independence Day, but Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins might have to wait an additional week this year before celebrating his freedom — in one form or another. Either a contract extension will be reached, putting...
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Maryland, D.C. mount high horse to sue Donald Trump on 'constitutional violations'

President Donald Trump is being sued by Maryland and the District of Columbia over accusations he violated the Constitution by taking millions of dollars in money and benefits from foreign governments, while occupying his White House perch. The...
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Sharia's incompatibility with America on display

Sharia law, which is taken from the Muslim holy book of the Koran as well as from the Hadith — traditions and sayings handed down from Muhammad that have become enshrined in Islam as law — is incompatible with the West, with the...