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December 7, 2011

For months, the Democrats have been hammering Mitt Romney. His inconsistencies, flip-flopping and record in business and politics have all been highlighted in what many...

Often the most damaging words used against politicians are the ones that are said against them by others. In the case of Newt Gingrich, the...

The Dallas Morning News reports the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has upheld the 2009 convictions of five persons who helped the...

There has been much discussion at "Contentions" and elsewhere about the Obama administration’s foreign policy, as well as the positions put forward by the Republican contenders....

Michael's lament about endless bureaucratic hours wasted on totally unnecessary paper pushing is a beautiful example of government's astonishing inefficiency. Multiply this by tens of...

When I worked at the Pentagon, 90 percent of my job was bureaucratic nonsense, and perhaps ten percent was substantive. My colleagues at the State...

Time magazine has published its annual Top 10 lists of “everything” in 2011, but the fiction list is the most conspicuous. Rather than make you...

Back in May, Newt Gingrich received a lot of attention for these comments about Rep. Paul Ryan’s entitlement reform plan (emphasis is mine): “I don’t think...

The JTA reports today that new population data show that during the past decade the fertility rate of Jews in Israel is on the rise compared...

Yesterday, President Obama gave a speech reminiscent of his 2008 campaign, in which he urged Americans to “meet the moment” and “up our game.” At...

More than 30 years ago, the Vietnamese army invaded Cambodia, ending a four-year long genocide that killed up to two million Cambodians. This past July,...

With the Islamist wave rolling through the Middle East—and Egypt’s disturbing turn toward more radical elements dismissive of democracy, tolerance, and liberalism—it is easy to...