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The Quite Coup of the Courts
There is a constitutional crisis in this country. One branch of government is undermining the rule of law.

Right to Try Provides a License to Cash In on Patient Fears

More than 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year. One in three of those patients will eventually succumb to it.

Grease FDA Wheels to Save Lives

When you're desperately ill, your chances of recovery improve as your access to treatment improves. That's why it's such good news that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to speed up the process of getting new medications to patients.

VA Must Not Neglect Catastrophically Disabled Veterans

Imagine losing both your legs while serving your country only to be told the Department of Veterans Affairs can't provide you the wheelchair you need. The VA's not sure when one will become available. So they tell you to stay in bed.

Trump Pushes the Ethanol Blend Wall

President Donald Trump intends to hand out $12 billion to various farmers to offset the financial losses they are facing due to his trade war. That's his attempt at directly padding his supporters' pockets.

"Environmentalism" Shouldn't be a Dirty Word for Republicans

Is there a more despised word among Republicans than "environmentalist"? For many GOP voters, the term conjures up a mental image of tree-hugging socialists hell-bent on regulating our country back to the Stone Age.

Trump Claims He's Defending U.S. Companies — But Businesses Disagree

This summer, President Trump imposed a 25-percent tariff on $34 billion of Chinese goods. The move follows his June levies on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

Audio Recordings - Omarosa, President Trump and Billy Graham

Perfect people will never work in government. People make promises and look good in television advertisements but people are people and that always means human error.

Trump's Trade War Jeopardizes American Energy Jobs

This summer, China and the United States launched the opening salvos in a trade war that has been brewing for months. America imposed a 25 percent tariff on $34 billion of Chinese goods. In response, China slapped tariffs on U.S. products and agricultural goods such as soybeans and pork. President Trump escalated things by announcing another $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods.

Want To Save the Environment? Support Offshore Drilling

Several states are preparing to sue the federal government. They're trying to halt Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's planned expansion of offshore oil and natural gas drilling. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the most vocal opponent of Sec. Zinke's plan, claims the drilling "threatens our environment and our economy."

Infant Health Deserves Careful Research, Not Partisan Bickering

Want to win a political argument? Accuse your opponent of hurting children.

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02/20/2019 08:39 AM
Is America Becoming a Four-Party State?
Thomas Friedman, New York Times
Fractures are growing among both Democrats and Republicans.
02/20/2019 08:36 AM
The Democratic Party Is In a Socialist Spiral
Noah Wall, Washington Examiner
The “progressive” Left has put together an "Saturday Night Live" sketch of presidential campaign promises, and they are just getting started.
02/20/2019 08:34 AM
How Bernie Can Win
Ryan Cooper, The Week
On Sanders' path to victory in 2020
02/20/2019 08:29 AM
Sanders Will Further Fracture the Democratic Party
Capri Cafaro, FOX News
Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders is running for the Democratic presidential nomination again, as the far left struggles with moderates for control of the party.
02/20/2019 08:28 AM
The Cabal's Untruthful Narrative About Trump
Scott Jennings, Louisville Courier-Journal
The Cabal is powerful, made up of those who wield outsized influence on what Americans know about our nation’s public affairs....
02/20/2019 08:24 AM
Bring on the Green New Deal
Katrina vanden Heuvel, Washington Post
The Green New Deal — summarized in a joint resolution introduced by charismatic first-year Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) — has unleashed gale-force winds in Washington.
02/20/2019 08:22 AM
Sheer Madness From Ms. Ocasio-Cortez
Ben Stein, The American Spectator
Who made her national suicide consultant?
02/20/2019 08:21 AM
Buttigieg: 'Generational' Pain Awaits If Debt Ignored
Philip Wegmann, RealClearPolitics
Pete Buttigieg, the millennial mayor with an unusual last name, is unique.
02/20/2019 08:19 AM
Inside Trump's 2-Yr War on Investigations Encircling Him
Mark Mazzetti, et al, NYT
President Trump’s efforts have exposed him to accusations of obstruction of justice as Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, finishes his work.
02/20/2019 08:17 AM
The Demented FBI Bid to Oust Trump
Rich Lowry, New York Post
It’s too early to take away any clear lessons from the Trump era, except one: Whatever you do, never fire the FBI director.
02/20/2019 08:16 AM
Rod Rosenstein Has Some Serious Explaining to Do
Eli Lake, Bloomberg
Why would the deputy attorney general help Trump fire the FBI director, then investigate the president for doing so?
02/20/2019 08:14 AM
Border Emergency Is Fake, Here Are Some Real Ones
Danielle Campoamor, NBC News
As the shooting in Aurora makes painfully clear, there are plenty of real crises facing America right now. Trump just isn't interested in addressing them.
02/20/2019 08:13 AM
The Humanitarian Crisis at the Border Is Real
John Davidson, The Federalist
Central American families determined to claim asylum won't be stopped by a wall, nor will cartels that profit from smuggling them into the U.S.
02/20/2019 08:12 AM
Real Emergency Is the Death of American Diplomacy
Bernard-Henri Levy, Boston Globe
From the halls of Congress to the corridors of the State Department, there reigns an air of strange defeat.
02/20/2019 08:10 AM
1 Yr Later, Revisiting the Many Massive Failures of Parkland
Barbara Kay, Natl Post
In spite of his mother’s pleadings, the state would not institutionalize Nikolas Cruz. She called them repeatedly, before he killed 17 people

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