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The number of civilians killed in the Afghan war jumped 21 percent in the first half of 2010 compared with the similar period last year, with insurgents responsible for the spike, the United Nations said in a report Tuesday.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says the American people are fed up with the Democratic majority in Washington and appear prepared to send in fresh GOP troops to provide political balance.
The House, in a rare moment of bipartisanship on Tuesday, approved $600 million to pay for more unmanned surveillance drones and about 1,500 more agents along the troubled Mexican border.
Polls show the public knows Democratic policies have hurt the country. Having no defense, Democrats have ramped up efforts to blame George W. Bush for today's troubles, going so far as to distribute "Blame Bush" pocket cards with talking points attacking the former president. American voters are too smart to fall for the blame game.
The Sarbanes-Oxley legislation of 2002 was a knee-jerk reaction to the Enron scandal. The bill called for most regulations to be written by the Securities and Exchange Commission or the Government Accountability Office; little detail was included. The resulting regulations were in many respects poorly written, with little thought given to the fallout. Unintended consequences resulted, the most expensive having to do with internal controls and the significant cost to large public companies that had to adopt the poorly thought-out regulations in an area where there is no firm standard. Billions and billions of dollars later, after numerous changes to this regulation, I am not sure anything positive was achieved, certainly not anything meaningful enough to be considered in any way cost-effective.
A combative Rep. Charles B. Rangel told the House on Tuesday he's not resigning despite 13 charges of wrongdoing and demanded the ethics committee not leave him "swinging in the wind."
That Western democracies and even many Arab states apparently are waiting for an Israeli military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities is a measure of just how myopic and weak President Obama's Iran policy has been ("Israel versus Iran," Commentary, Monday).
A "quiet revolution" is under way in the United States. Little by little, without much argument or dissent - indeed, with the cheerful complicity of a large, bipartisan group of legislators and policymakers - the American way of education is shifting from towns, cities and states toward the federal government and centralization.
Two key sheriffs along the Arizona-Mexico border on Tuesday called a planned visit by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary John Morton a "political stunt" and described as "pathetic" Obama administration attempts to "cover up its inaction in protecting our borders."