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  • Bruce Liffiton, left, and Brad Fletcher make roof repairs to a vacation cottage on the beach in Nags Head, N.C. after Hurricane Arthur moved through the Outer Banks, Friday, July 4, 2014. Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina's dangerously exposed Outer Banks, but the weather along the narrow barrier islands had already cleared by Friday afternoon. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    EDITORIAL: Insuring for the storm


    The hurricane season opened this year with only a whimper. Instead of smashing houses and uprooting ancient trees along the Atlantic coast and spoiling the Fourth of July, Hurricane Arthur was a bit of a dud. Published July 16, 2014

  • This May 1989 file photo shows General Manuel Antonio Noriega speaking to the press in Panama. (AP Photo)

    EDITORIAL: Trademark litigation run amok


    Ever since the United States deposed Manuel Noriega as the maximum leader of Panama a quarter of a century ago, he, like Rodney Dangerfield, "don't get no respect." So the other day, Noriega filed a lawsuit from his cell in Panama's El Renacer prison. Published July 16, 2014

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    NAPOLITANO: Feds chilling free speech

    By Andrew P. Napolitano

    "Chilling" is the word lawyers use to describe governmental behavior that does not directly interfere with constitutionally protected freedoms, but rather tends to deter folks from exercising them. Published July 16, 2014

  • LYONS: Small-arms treaty, big Second Amendment threat

    By James A. Lyons

    In a little-noticed action, the U.N. General Assembly on April 2, 2013, adopted by "majority vote" an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) with the objective of regulating the international trade in conventional arms from small arms to major military equipment. Published July 16, 2014

  • SELNICK: An action plan for VA reform

    By Darin Selnick

    The latest report describing the breakdown of performance and service at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was unsparing. Published July 16, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Impeachment would serve history, posterity


    I am among those who wish to see impeachment proceedings initiated against President Obama. Published July 16, 2014

  • DUNCAN: Goldwater plus 50: Looking back at the launch of conservatism

    By John J. Duncan Jr.

    Fifty years ago yesterday, I was in the Cow Palace in San Francisco when Sen. Barry Goldwater accepted the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention. Published July 16, 2014

  • FIELDS: Living history at ground zero

    By Suzanne Fields

    Sometimes derided in what New Yorkers call "flyover country," Gotham is nevertheless a microcosm of America with its many immigrant and ethnic cultures. Published July 16, 2014

  • America hasn't peaked yet

    By John Andrews

    "Contrition is BS." Press secretary Ronald Ziegler's acid tone shocked me and he didn't use the initials. It was 1973, a bad year in a bad decade for America. I was a young speechwriter in the Nixon White House, assigned to gather input from Ziegler and national security advisor Henry Kissinger for a TV address that we hoped would put the president's Watergate troubles behind him. Published July 16, 2014

  • Winning Western women

    By Tammy Bruce

    As a woman who moved from the left to the right, I've watched with some interest the political discussion about how conservatives can address women's issues and win our support. Published July 16, 2014

  • The Tea Party and the modern-day Sagebrush Rebellion

    By Niger Innis

    The issue of land ownership in America is as old as this nation, itself. However, still, Americans in the West are forced to live in states and work on lands that the federal government greedily declares is theirs, not ours. Published July 16, 2014

  • WILLIAMS: Big Labor's attack on tipping

    By Ryan Williams

    The practice of tipping – especially popular in the United States – has a new and formidable enemy. Inexplicable as it may seem, Big Labor has set its sights on the custom of tipping – an institution that has helped move millions of workers into the middle class. Published July 16, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Tea Party Democrats?


    Few Democrats say things like, "the government is too big and intrusive, and we must cut red tape." But several Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee sounded like speakers at a Tea Party rally this week in defense of a bill to lift burdensome regulations from the abortion industry. Published July 16, 2014

  • The West may rise again

    By Monica Crowley - The Washington Times

    Not so long ago, the American West was fertile ground for conservative thought, action, and leadership. It was the region that remained most faithful to the nation's founding principles of personal freedom, rugged individualism, and economic freedom. It prided itself on being the nation's political frontier, a place that maintained its fiercely devoted embrace of the pioneering spirit that gave rise to America's continental expansion and ultimately, its superpower status. Published July 16, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Far-left N.Y. Democrats go hunting for DINOs


    Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City walks a few steps to the left of Karl Marx, but that's not enough for some of the daffy Democrats in Gotham. Published July 15, 2014

  • CARSON: Literacy cultivates a curious mind

    By Ben S. Carson

    I recently returned home after two weeks of engagements in New Zealand and Australia focusing on empowerment through reading. Published July 15, 2014

  • LIPIEN: A propaganda-free Voice of America

    By Ted Lipien

    Should U.S. taxpayers' money go to producing a promotional video for the Voice of America (VOA) Urdu Service featuring a zombie dressed as Uncle Sam, while a VOA English News video fails to show Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. John McCain visiting Ukraine? Published July 15, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What about liberty not to hear speech?


    On May 5, 1971, my father was arrested on the East Steps of the U.S. Capitol while listening to Rep. Ronald Dellums, California Democrat, make a speech in protest of the Vietnam War. Published July 15, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Netanyahu should 'finish the job'


    Memo to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Given the fact that Hamas' top priority is the destruction of Israel and its citizens, the fact that it kidnapped and killed three innocent teenage boys, is indiscriminately firing rockets into densely populated cities and has steadfastly refused to negotiate a lasting peace deal, you have more than enough reason to continue your military response. Published July 15, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Missouri aims to stop the snoops


    The Founding Fathers were without peer in the eloquence and power of words. For more than two centuries, their ideas have shown the way to build a free and prosperous nation. It's a sign of our splintered times that some Americans feel it necessary to bring timeless language "up to date." Published July 15, 2014

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