By John Solomon
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"The American people continue to demand truth and accountability for this tragedy. To date, sadly, they have received neither," says a group of 24 conservative heavyweights in an open letter to Congress, urging members to support House Resolution 36, which would create a select committee to investigate the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
"I think if [women] were in charge of the Senate and of the administration that we would have a budget deal by now. What I find is, with all due deference to our male colleagues, that women's styles tend to be more collaborative," says Sen. Susan M. Collins, Maine Republican, in an upcoming ABC News interview that won't air until Jan. 3.
Phyllis Schlafly is president of Eagle Forum, a grassroots organization she founded in 1972 to champion the traditional family, constitutional principles and national sovereignty. She is universally recognized as an architect of the modern conservative movement.
Every four years, America's two major political parties gather separately for what easily can be dismissed as political pageantry. In the midst of speeches and soirees, each party sets a standard to which it will aspire and by which it will or should be judged.
The GOP convention is a wistful time for the Republicans who failed to gain their party's presidential nomination earlier this year. Even as they pledge to play a supporting role for Mitt Romney, they try to carve out their own niche here in Tampa.
Published with the speed of a Revolutionary War-era pamphlet, "No Higher Power: Obama's War on Religious Freedom" bangs the drum loudly about the "change" authors Phyllis Schlafly and George Neumayr assert President Obama and his administration are bringing to America's faith-based institutions.
He chairs one of Capitol Hill's most powerful committees, won his 2010 race with 62 percent of the vote and even boasts a niece who graced Sports Illustrated's swimsuit-edition cover. But all that hasn't saved Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan from a strong Republican primary challenge.
Intellectual-property theft by China has emerged in recent years as a significant threat to American businesses, American jobs and the American economy. Companies both in the United States and abroad can spend countless years and money on research and development to innovate and improve, only to have their work stolen with just a few strokes of a keyboard.
As the Republican Party hurtles toward a possible Animal House-like climax at their confab in Tampa Bay in late August, the national discussion has turned to controversial GOP conventions of the past, most missing the meaning of each and how these ideological food fights sometimes changed the face and future of the party.
Is another surprise surge for Rick Santorum percolating at the polls? Voters like him personally, and they admire his tenacity and decorum on the campaign trail. "Again, why not Santorum?"
Republican presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich is siding with social conservatives on how the U.S. armed forces should treat gays and women, according to a survey released Monday.
As a school board member in Kanawha County, W.Va., in the early 1970s, Alice Moore ignited what might be considered the opening battle of America's culture war in education.
Tony Kushner won a Pulitzer Prize for "Angels in America," his epic play about the AIDS epidemic, and is a New York literary fixture who has received more than a dozen honorary degrees from American colleges and universities.
Two writers who, in effect, knew Phyllis Schlafly before she came on the scene were Alexis de Tocqueville and Henry James.
Are women happier than they were 30 years ago? They ought to be, according to the feminist blueprint. But they're not.
"The fight we have, and the fight I want you to engage in, is the establishment against the grass roots," she said. "The establishment has given us a whole series of losers. Bob Dole and John McCain. Mitt Romney."
One of the original multi-media political activists, Mrs. Schlafly is a syndicated columnist, talk-radio hostess and writes a monthly newsletter.