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  • GRAY: Congress needs to step up oversight in 2014

    By C. Boyden Gray

    Christmas came early to the executive branch this year, thanks to Republicans in Congress. They gave the Obama administration a yearlong Christmas present: benign neglect. Published December 24, 2013 Comments

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    MILLER: Pay cut for bureaucrats

    By Emily Miller - The Washington Times

    Those with a government job are sitting pretty. A typical fed’s total compensation averages 16 percent more than that of his neighbor at an equivalent private-sector gig. In this troubled economic time of 8.5 percent unemployment, nothing beats the public dole’s 100 percent job security. Published February 2, 2012 Comments

  • President Obama speaks on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, during the 71st General Assembly of the Union for Reform Judaism at National Harbor in Oxon Hill. (Associated Press)

    MURRAY AND BIER: Avoiding a lost decade

    By Iain Murray and David Bier - The Washington Times

    Remember Japan’s “lost decade” of the 1990s? For the United States, 2011 was the “lost year.” Congress and President Obama are engaged in a standoff that will see 2012 go the same way unless they both get out of the way and let the private economy grow. Published January 10, 2012 Comments

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    MILLER: Emily gets her gun, Part 2

    By Emily Miller - The Washington Times

    Over the past couple months, I’ve been trying to get a legal gun in the District. I always knew this would be a challenge, but I had no idea how time-consuming it would be to complete all 17 steps the city requires. I’m not even halfway done. Published January 6, 2012 Comments

  • This artwork by M. Ryder relates to Hanukkah and Christmas.

    GOLDBERG: Fussing over our happiest holiday

    By Jonah Goldberg - The Washington Times

    As a non-Christian with a deep affection for Christmastime, I’ve always felt a little left out around this time of year, but not in the way you might think. I’ve always felt a bit out of place with the venerable conservative tradition of denouncing the “war on Christmas.” Published December 26, 2011 Comments

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    WRIGHT: What difference does it make?

    By Crystal Wright

    Washington politicians' egos, penchant for nepotism and disregard for taxpayers' money knows no bounds. For weeks leading up to the country's second government shutdown in nearly 20 years, all America talked about, and continues to, is the nation's spending — and the nearly $17 trillion debt problem. Published October 15, 2013

  • Senator Diane Feinstein during a January 24 Capitol Hill press conference introducing legislation to ban so-called "assault weapons." Actual firearms are displayed behind her.      Associated Press photo

    MILLER: Smoking gun exposed- D.C. police chief covers up giving Feinstein illegal 'assault weapons'

    By Emily Miller - The Washington Times

    Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier seems to think that gun-control laws don’t apply to the liberal elite. She helped Sen. Dianne Feinstein acquire “assault weapons,” which are illegal to possess in the District, for a news conference early this year to promote a ban on these firearms, then tried to cover up the police involvement. Published October 9, 2013

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    TURNER: Late general won Vietnam war by losing

    By Robert F. Turner

    Giap could never defeat U.S. militarily, but managed to panic Congress into surrender ... and betrayal Published October 9, 2013

  • PRUDEN: Rangers vs. the walker brigade

    By Wesley Pruden

    The commander in chief and Harry Reid, his faithful dog robber in the U.S. Senate, have assigned the rangers of the National Park Service the most dangerous mission of the government shutdown. They're already up for medals. Published October 8, 2013

  • PRUDEN: The cheap tricks of the game

    By Wesley Pruden

    The games politicians play: Barack Obama is having a lot of fun using the government shutdown to squeeze the public in imaginative ways. The point of the shutdown game is to see who can squeeze hardest, make the most pious speech and listen for the applause. It's a variation on the grade-school ritual of "you show me yours, and I'll show you mine." Published October 3, 2013

  • MILLER: Obama opts to shut down for Obamacare

    By Emily Miller

    Conventional wisdom in Washington is that the first government shutdown in 17 years will only hurt Republicans. That might be true in the short term, but it will help GOP members in 2014, because they followed the will of their constituents instead of cowing to political pressure. Published October 2, 2013

  • CARSON: Outgrowing Alinsky-style name-calling

    By Ben S. Carson

    The grown-ups have gone AWOL from U.S. politics Published October 2, 2013

  • PRUDEN: A president as clueless as ever

    By Wesley Pruden

    Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton in the pantheon of romancers and boudoir bandits, but he is the president, after all, and his vain search for love in all the wrong places is enough to break a heart of stone. He just can't believe that Hasan Rouhani, the new president of Iran, is just not that into him. (Isn't everybody?) Published September 30, 2013

  • PRUDEN: The bad boy at the party

    By Wesley Pruden

    Ted Cruz has been a bad boy, and deserves a good spanking. That's the message his colleagues in the Senate, particularly his Republican colleagues, have been sending to him. They just couldn't find anyone big enough to deliver the spanking, and now they never can. Published September 27, 2013

  • MILLER: Obama tells Americans to 'obsess' over rare mass shootings

    By Emily Miller

    President Obama has gone from the candidate for hope and change to the president of divisiveness and scare tactics. Consumed with his second-term liberal agenda, Mr. Obama exploits the deaths of innocent people to push for more gun control. Published September 25, 2013

  • CARSON: Obamacare fight is the new Alamo; no reinforcements coming

    By Ben S. Carson

    Today, the freedom of Americans to control their own health care needs is being threatened by massive governmental interference. Those attempting to fundamentally change America are attempting to take control of the most important thing any of us possesses: our health. Published September 25, 2013

  • PRUDEN: Hillary's roots give her away

    By Wesley Pruden

    Will she or won't she? Not even her hairdresser, who is only called in occasionally, knows for sure. But the lady knows how to keep everyone guessing. Only her roots are showing. Published September 24, 2013

  • MILLER: Starbucks grinds at guns, wants to keep coffee light

    By Emily Miller

    The Seattle-based company changed its order, but did not go so far as leaving customers sipping frappuccinos in a gun-free zone. Published September 23, 2013

  • PRUDEN: Happy to be the doorkeeper

    By Wesley Pruden

    The man they called "the Hammer," who used Democrats as anvils, got a little satisfaction Thursday. An appeals court in Texas reversed the money-laundering conviction of Tom DeLay and told him to go and sin no more. Published September 20, 2013

  • CARSON: This is a moment that defines courage; the direction of our country is not good

    By Ben S. Carson

    The direction of our country is not good, and "we the people" — not we the Democrats or we the Republicans — are in desperate need of courageous leadership, guided by an understanding of our Constitution. Published September 18, 2013

  • MILLER: Blame the homicidal maniac, not the guns

    By Emily Miller

    Background checks didn't stop severely mentally ill Navy Yard shooter Published September 18, 2013

  • PRUDEN: Laughter drowned in sorrow

    By Wesley Pruden

    If, as certain wise men are saying, Barack Obama's Syrian deal with Vladimir Putin will die of a thousand cuts, somebody with a knife had better get busy. Four or five slices have been taken out of the deal already, and the carcass looks like it could already use a transfusion. It won't last for a thousand cuts, or even a dozen. Published September 17, 2013

  • CARSON: Before taking the risk in Syria

    By Ben S. Carson

    Critical decisions require preoperative clarity. Published September 11, 2013

  • MILLER: National gun registry gets head start as Maryland compromises gun owners' privacy

    By Emily Miller

    Gun owners place a high value on their privacy. Anti-gun politicians realize this and are hoping they can use the prospect of entering their names into a gun registry to scare these Americans away from buying a firearm. Every time these gun grabbers get caught in the act, Second Amendment supporters need to cry foul. Published September 11, 2013

  • PRUDEN: Obama's war with no name

    By Wesley Pruden

    The passive is never the voice of a leader. What plain folk asked to go to war crave is plain speech delivered with passion, a leader who says what he means, means what he says, and says on Tuesday what he said on Monday. Published September 9, 2013

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