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Biden Wants To Underfund The Defense Department While Asking It To Do More

April 10, 2021 by

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By Frederico Bartels ~ If there is one thing that is quite clear in the early days of the Joe Biden presidency, it is the administration is more than willing to spend taxpayers’ dollars, and their children’s dollars, and their grandkids’ … you get the idea. However, when it comes to providing for the common […]

Identity Politics And Critical Race Theory Have No Place In US Military

March 30, 2021 by

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By Dakota Wood ~ Sen. Tom Cotton, rightly angered that the Department of Defense is moving to indoctrinate U.S. military personnel in divisive critical race theory, has introduced a bill that would forbid it. Like colleagues in the House who sent letters to Adm. Mike Gilday, the chief of naval operations, expressing severe disapproval of […]

Why The F-35 Rules: Study History, Study The Costs, Study The Threats

March 20, 2021 by

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By John Venable ~ Last week, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith lamented the supposedly exorbitant costs and “poor track record” of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Smith’s lack of expertise in airpower might qualify him for a pass, of sorts, for those ill-informed comments. But, Gen. “CQ” Brown’s recent public statements on the subject are real […]

Don’t Let The Department Of Defense Become The Department Of Distraction

March 18, 2021 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ One of the fundamental roles of a leader is organizing people—knowing how to direct people’s efforts and where to allocate resources. Failing to establish clear priorities leads to wasted effort or, worse, mission failure. A famous maxim warns leaders: “If everything is important, nothing is.” No one should envy the job […]

The Left’s Push To ‘Reform’ The Courts Only Will Politicize Them

January 31, 2021 by

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By Thomas Jipping ~ President Joe Biden has announced the creation of a commission to examine “reforming” the courts. This move is not only a “solution” in search of a problem, but will itself likely damage the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary. It is based on the dangerous idea that the […]

Mobs Will Be Mobs

January 17, 2021 by

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BURT PRELUTSKY   ~ False hopes can be as harmful as false words. Rarely has any public event left me with such conflicted feelings. On the one hand, I shared the feeling of frustration that had brought tens of thousands of people to the nation’s capital to demonstrate, among other things, their support for President Trump. […]

An Impeachment Farce

January 17, 2021 by

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DOUGLAS ANDREWS   ~ Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats may have got what they wanted, but they’ve further divided the country and made impeachment meaningless. We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: The Left destroys everything it touches. It’s true. You name it, and, as Dennis Prager astutely observes, the Left has likely ruined it: […]

As Biden Attorney General, Merrick Garland Will Face Political Pressures

January 12, 2021 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ With President-elect Joe Biden’s choice of federal Judge Merrick Garland as his new attorney general last week, the question arises: Will Garland carry out his responsibilities in a nonpartisan manner, or will he return the Justice Department to the days of the Obama-Biden administration — when, as I have argued, Eric Holder […]

Amid Chaos, Our Resilient Republic Endures

January 8, 2021 by

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By Kay C. James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ Like many Americans, I watched in disbelief Wednesday as an angry mob stormed our U.S. Capitol. As members of Congress gathered to certify the electoral votes of the presidential election, a band of criminals decided to take matters into their own hands. As this horrible […]

Honoring How Our Deployed Troops Keep Us Safe

December 30, 2020 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ Like a zombie, the notion that America is fighting “endless” or “forever” wars in the Middle East refuses to die. It’s a theme not reserved to a single political party: President Donald Trump, a Republican, in his 2019 State of the Union address stated that “great nations do not fight endless wars” […]

If Our Republic’s Constitution Still Matters…

December 21, 2020 by

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MARK ALEXANDER ~ It is time for a Constitutional Confederation of States. “The crisis is arrived when we must assert our rights, or submit to every imposition, that can be heaped upon us, till custom and use shall make us as tame and abject slaves.” —George Washington (1774) Predictably, the Supreme Court refused to take up […]

Texas’ Unsuccessful Lawsuit Raises Voting Issues States Should Heed

December 14, 2020 by

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By Zack Smith ~ The U.S. Supreme Court issued a short order Friday night declining to hear Texas’ recently filed lawsuit against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Texas sought to invalidate the results of the 2020 presidential election in those states. Texas raised a number of substantive issues in its request, including: one, that those […]

In Blow To Trump, Supreme Court Rejects Texas’ Election Lawsuit

December 12, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ In a dramatic blow to President Donald Trump’s attempts to challenge the unofficial election results, the Supreme Court on Friday evening rejected a Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn the outcome in four battleground states. The high court’s one-page opinion said Texas did not have standing to sue over election procedures in […]

Effort To Win Georgia Senate Races By Bringing In Out-Of-Staters To Vote Is Illegal

November 17, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ Celebrities and politicians urging people to visit Georgia and falsely claim residency for the sole purpose of voting in two critical U.S. Senate runoff elections Jan. 5 are advocating criminal actions and should be ashamed of themselves. This call for voter fraud should be rejected. The Georgia runoff elections are extraordinarily important […]

A Republic — If You Can Keep It

November 10, 2020 by

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Doing so will require that conservatives become as involved as devoted leftists. ~ By John J. Bastiat  ~ According to American lore, a woman asked Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, who had just adjourned from the Constitutional Convention, what sort of government the august body had just created. His answer was blunt, accurate, and cautionary: “A […]

What Amy Coney Barrett Means To Conservative Women

October 28, 2020 by

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By Kelsey Bolar ~ If the last four years taught us anything, it’s that Americans love politics but they hate politicians. Thankfully, the country has a new, non-political figure to admire: Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Last night, Barrett was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in as an associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. […]

The Triumph Of Justice Amy Coney Barrett

October 27, 2020 by

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By GianCarlo Canaparo and John G. Malcolm ~ “There is a tendency in our profession,” Judge Amy Coney Barrett declared at the outset of her Senate confirmation hearing, “to treat the practice of law as all-consuming, while losing sight of everything else.” But, Barrett added in her Oct. 12 opening statement, “I never let the […]

Pence, Predicting Barrett’s Confirmation, Warns Of Liberals’ Court-Packing ‘Power Grab’

October 18, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ SELMA, N.C.—Vice President Mike Pence predicted Friday that the Senate will confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, calling on Democrats to help give her a “respectable” margin. Pence also warned that if Democrats succeed in adding justices to the high court, it would be “the biggest power grab […]

6 Top Takeaways From Final Day Of Barrett’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

October 16, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee debated when they would vote on the nomination of federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and listened to testimony from witnesses on the fourth and final day of hearings to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. […]

8 Big Moments From Day 3 Of Barrett’s Confirmation Hearings

October 15, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ On the third and final day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, senators revisited some issues covered the day before but also detoured into a president’s ability to pardon himself and the high court’s resolution of the 2000 presidential election. Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary […]

Can’t Touch This! Hollywood Struggles To Hurt Amy Coney Barrett’s Reputation

October 14, 2020 by

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By Gabriel Hays ~ Supreme Court Justice Nominee Amy Coney Barrett is just too good. Not only is she a God-fearing conservative with pro-life views and seven children, she’s the reached the heights of career success that most secular liberal women only dream of. She has an impeccable record both privately and professionally and it’s […]

6 Key Issues Aired On Day 2 Of Barrett’s Confirmation Hearings

October 14, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ After a first day of speechifying on Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee got down to questions for federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the second day of her confirmation hearing to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. President Donald Trump nominated Barrett, currently a judge on the 7th U.S. […]

9 Takeaways From Day 1 Of Barrett Confirmation Hearings

October 13, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The opening day of Senate confirmation hearings for federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett was filled with speechifying, with Democrats on the Judiciary Committee previewing their line of attack on the Supreme Court nominee. In her opening remarks, Barrett, currently a judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, stressed that […]

4 Women Who Clerked Or Studied Under Her Share How They View Amy Coney Barrett

October 12, 2020 by

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By Rachel del Guidice ~ Amanda Rauh-Bieri, just out of law school, knew exactly who she wanted to clerk for. It wasn’t a lawyer or judge she had been following for years, or even months. Instead, it was Amy Coney Barrett, who was about to be seated as a new judge on the Chicago-based U.S. […]