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Many Americans think Edward J. Snowden is a criminal, or worse, for revealing government secrets, however pernicious. Others, who put their faith in limited government, think blowing the whistle on this surveillance does the country a service.
Are drones coming home to roost? Last week, President Obama announced his administration's counterterrorism policy. The question is, will this policy defend our liberties - or destroy them?
Consider this scenario for a moment. It's 1783, and the American Revolutionary War has ended. The scrappy Colonist forces, led by Gen. George Washington, have defeated the odds, beaten Britain and the European powers (France, Spain and the Netherlands) and won independence.
As a former military commander both at home and deployed in war, I understand firsthand the important role free exercise of religion has in the lives of so many of our service members. For multitudes of our nation's defenders, the practice of religious faith is foundational to life itself.
Eric Metaxas' project here, in limning the notable lives of seven Christian men, is to hold up all seven as models of right behavior and commitment. He senses — well, I mean, how could he not? — that "young men especially need role models.
Washington National Cathedral and George Washington's Mount Vernon estate each won $100,000 grants Monday, among 24 sites around the nation's capital competing for historic preservation funds.
President Obama's supporters were outraged when the actor portraying Satan during the recent TV miniseries "The Bible" had more than a passing resemblance to Mr. Obama. Now, however, those same supporters seem determined to remove all doubt about the anti-religious bigotry underlying this administration's every official pronouncement.
On April 30, 1789, at Federal Hall in New York, George Washington took the oath of office as the first president of the United States. He and the members of both houses of Congress then assembled in the unfinished Senate chamber, where Washington took less than 20 minutes to deliver the first inaugural address.
Pomp and circumstance, esteemed guests, historical moments — none of that much matters to the many noisy protesters on hand for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library on Thursday.
China's growing diplomatic soft power was on display just a few city blocks from the White House, as George Washington University opened the District's first Confucius Institute promoting the rising Asian giant's language and culture Wednesday.
We've dropped a long way in 224 years, from Washington then to Washington now, from George Washington to Washington, D.C.
There already is swift, emotionally charged reaction to a National Rifle Association school-security report that recommends at least one armed guard in every school in the nation. Vilification is afoot.
March 15 is the 100-year anniversary of the presidential news conference. Woodrow Wilson had been in the White House less than two weeks when his private secretary, Joseph P. Tumulty, ushered 125 reporters into the Oval Office for what was the beginning of a love fest between traditionally adversarial parties.
A House Republican introduced a resolution Thursday to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the two former Navy SEALs who were killed as they defended American diplomats and CIA officers from Islamic extremists in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11.
The Magic Sports Genie has landed in your lap and says your sporting wish is about to come true. I'd want to be a fly on the wall as the NCAA men's Division I basketball tournament committee met for three days to select and seed the field.
In his Farewell Speech on Sept. 19, 1796, President Washington said, "Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of men and citizens a volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity."
The reason Mr. Obama likes government, and the reason it is "a dangerous fire," as George Washington warned, and the reason I have been warning against government tyranny in my public work is all the same: The government rejects the natural law because it is an obstacle to its control over us.