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The world is at war, but Washington is eerily empty, devoid of all the power players who normally foster a soul-searching debate when the country goes on the attack.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. --Thomas Jefferson
The Great Emancipator was almost the Great Colonizer: Newly released documents show that to a greater degree than historians had previously known, President Lincoln laid the groundwork to ship freed slaves overseas to help prevent racial strife in the U.S.
Defending the pace of his efforts to staff his incoming administration, D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray on Thursday announced a second round of appointments, but revealed no picks for key posts for city schools, the police department or other major agencies.
South Korea's top trade official on Sunday defended a hard-fought compromise with the United States to salvage a stalled free-trade agreement, rejecting accusations that his government gave up too much to seal the deal.
Frank Woodruff Buckles was born in Missouri 109 years ago. He is a national hero and the last living American veteran of World War I. But as we observed this Veterans Day - a day conceived as a celebration of the end of that bloody war - there was no national monument to honor Mr. Buckles and 5 million other Americans who served our nation in uniform then. The sole National Monument to World War I has been destroyed by vandals, and the Obama administration refuses to allow its replacement, even by private citizens, even at private expense.
Congress is now in session. The American people will be watching intently the direction Congress will pursue concerning the George W. Bush tax cuts. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) also will be watching and listening. It couldn't care less about any extension of tax cuts for the American people.
Iraqi lawmakers have collected their $90,000 stipend, they're raking in $22,500 a month in salaries and allowances, and they're spending free nights in Baghdad's finest hotel — and they've only worked about 20 minutes this year, without passing a single law.
The U.S. Congress has been under the control of the Democratic Party for nearly four years now. The entitlement programs, which are the biggest cause of the $13.7 trillion national debt, give us annual deficits now in the trillions, in addition to rapidly growing unfunded liabilities that now stand at $110 trillion. These are all programs of the Democratic Party, controlled by the progressives since the early 1900s. The progressives have also infected Republicans, and they have been recklessly spending for a while now.