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FILE - In this March 25, 2014 file photo, Barbara Green, wife of David Green, founder and chief executive officer of Hobby Lobby, speaks to the media in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. The Monday, June 30, 2014 Supreme Court ruling that the Hobby Lobby crafts store chain does not have to provide all forms of birth control marks the first time the high court has said some businesses can hold religious views under federal law, in cases where there is essentially no difference between the business and its owners. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

ISTOOK: Ruling thwarts Obama's attack on the profit motive

Hobby Lobby's court case was as much about economic freedom as religious freedom, which is why news stories always mention that Hobby Lobby is a for-profit company. Only those willing to denounce profits get considered for more-favored treatment under Obamacare. It's part of Mr. Obama's constant attack on free enterprise. Non-profits: good. For-profits: bad.

Bela Lugosi portrays the evil Count Dracula in the 1930 movie classic. (AP Photo)

ISTOOK: Feds say no to 'Redskins,' but fail to protect us Transylvanians

Federal bureaucrats are playing favorites again. Protecting people against assault, rape and robbery makes sense. But today's government bureaucrats also regulate to protect the masses from getting their feelings hurt. Or at least some of them, selectively. That's the only explanation for why bureaucrats are saying no to the term "Redskins" while we Transylvanians remain fair game for disparagement.

President Barack Obama speaks in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, before signing H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, and H.R. 1726, to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment know as the Borinqueneers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

ISTOOK: Media swallow Obama's line on student loan 'rules'

Did President Obama truly change the rules this week, bypassing Congress to grant amnesty on student loan payments for millions of students and graduates? Or is he only acting like he did, setting up a fawning media to proclaim his compassion for those caught between student debt and the scarcity of good jobs?

Justice Anthony Kennedy

ISTOOK: Even prayer not safe from the courts, regulators

Public prayer is a right of the American people, doubly-protected by free speech and free exercise of religion under our First Amendment. Sadly, our courts don't agree. And bureaucrats such as in the Veterans Administration don't seem to agree, either. They try to regulate it.

ISTOOK: Bureaucracy doesn't just hurt — it kills

Government death panels weren't invented by Obamacare. By hiding a list of 1,600 veterans waiting to see doctors in Phoenix, the Department of Veterans Affairs is accused of 40 deaths of those who died for lack of care. Keeping them off the official list concealed the backlog and made VA bureaucrats look better and qualify for bonuses.

ISTOOK: Obamacare: One small step against diversity?

Why doesn’t government dictate just one style of everything and “simplify” the rest of our lives like it does with health care? If Obamacare is supposed to save us from substandard insurance, shouldn’t Obamacars save us from substandard automobiles? And Obamacurs would make sure we have the best breed of dog.

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin share a lukewarm greeting during the Group of 20 summit last year in Mexico. U.S. intelligence community sources say they have been keeping a close eye on the Russian government's attempt to retain power over the former Soviet states, including Ukraine. (Associated Press)

ISTOOK: It's morning in Moscow, is it midnight in America?

Vladimir Putin wants to be Russia's Ronald Reagan. It's morning in Moscow, a vibrant new dawn of growth, pride and prestige—that was the Russian President's message Tuesday as he announced the annexation of Crimea.