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President debates himself

When a man has been in the Oval Office for a few years, does he start to buy his own balderdash? In an interview with PBS' Charlie Rose that aired Monday, President Barack Obama asserted that the debate on National Security Agency intelligence gathering "is a healthy thing" and "a sign of maturity" and that "this debate would not have taken place five years ago."

June 20, 2013 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Oh, yeah, the economy

The recent Obama administration scandals shift the spotlight from the economy. Yet the recovery remains depressingly sluggish, with the labor force participation rate at a 34-year low as millions of able-bodied, able-minded Americans simply stopped looking for work.

June 19, 2013 | By Larry Elder Author | Other Views


We should reform child support

President Obama's Father's Day speech included one provocative, yet very declarative, sentence: "We should reform our child support laws to get more men working and engaged with their children." Obama didn't elaborate, but we can build on what he said because, yes indeed, child support laws urgently need "reform."

June 19, 2013 | By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY National Columnist | Other Views


Another prince of a Jersey Shore Show

When Prince Harry visited Seaside Heights, New Jersey, the authorities faked a return to relative normalcy for the Sandy-struck beach town.

June 19, 2013 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


Reluctant warrior tiptoes to war

Barack Obama has just taken his first baby steps into a war in Syria that may define and destroy his presidency.

June 18, 2013 | By Pat Buchanan Founder and editor of the American Conservative | Other Views


Privacy matters & upset Americans

When I first started teaching criminal law (decades ago), I spent weeks on the Fourth Amendment and the "zone of privacy." The big case was Katz v. United States, decided in 1967. The FBI suspected that Charles Katz was using a payphone in a phone booth (those enclosed spaces we used to rely on before cellphones) to transmit gambling information to folks in other states (a federal offense). So they attached a listening device to the outside of the booth, which picked up his end of the conversation. He was convicted and, on appeal, claimed that the government should have ...

June 17, 2013 | Susan Estrich Political commentator | Other Views


Big Brother Obama is watching

It has become evident that Barack Obama's definition of "fundamentally transforming the United States" includes Big Brother harassing selected conservatives while monitoring everybody's email and telephone traffic. These seem to be among the surprising duties of the Internal Revenue Service and the National Security Agency (NSA), respectively.

June 15, 2013 | By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY National Columnist | Other Views


Young IT guys who knew too much

Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald wrote that Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old former intelligence analyst who leaked information on huge U.S. data mining operations, "will go down in history as one of America's most consequential whistleblowers." House Speaker John Boehner called Snowden "a traitor." Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein railed that he had committed "treason."

June 15, 2013 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Bell tolls for ‘new majority’

Next year should be a banner year for the GOP, and may yet be.

June 13, 2013 | By Pat Buchanan Founder and editor of the American Conservative | Other Views


The evil of big government

The scandals surrounding the Obama administration come down to one common theme - that the ever-growing size and scope of our federal government gives it enormous power over virtually every aspect of our lives, power that in the wrong hands can be used to reward supporters, exact revenge and punish enemies. In education, health care, transportation, energy, disaster relief, welfare, commerce, work and salary rules, and on and on, the federal government plays an outsized role completely inconsistent with the Founding Fathers' notion of a limited government that allows maximum personal liberty.

June 13, 2013 | By Larry Elder Author | Other Views


Obama less tyrannical than Bush?

The unfolding story of the Obama administration monitoring not just telephone records but Internet usage has drawn media coverage with adjectives like "astonishing." No doubt about it, even the pro-Obama press acknowledges it is a scandal. Still, it is laughable that the media would label him a "dictator" or discuss the "I word."

June 12, 2013 | By L. BRENT BOZELL III Founder and President of the Media Research Center | Other Views


Obamacare ‘cooked’ math won’t add up

Before President Barack Obama took a question on intelligence surveillance and stepped on his message in an odd and hastily put-together event in San Jose on Friday, the president made a few scheduled remarks about California's implementation of his Affordable Care Act.

June 12, 2013 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Is our guardian angel Big Brother?

"Gentlemen do not read each other's mail," said Secretary of State Henry Stimson of his 1929 decision to shut down "The Black Chamber" that decoded the secret messages of foreign powers.

June 11, 2013 | By Pat Buchanan Founder and editor of the American Conservative | Other Views


It’s only modest snooping?

SAN JOSE - "Nobody's listening to your phone calls," President Obama proclaimed at a Friday event that was supposed to be about California's implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

June 08, 2013 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Guns and grade-school panic

The specter of school shootings has brought a too-typical staple to local newspaper sections: the boys disciplined at (or suspended from) grade school for bringing a toy gun or anything resembling a gun.

June 07, 2013 | By L. BRENT BOZELL III Founder and President of the Media Research Center | Other Views


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The lesser of the evils?

It's pretty darn depressing when political writers are essentially writing off the 2016 election as a choice between the lesser of two evils - seven ...

April 29, 2016 | | Other Views


Is college too pricey? Wait till it’s made ‘free’

As he panders for the youth vote, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders promises free tuition at public colleges and universities because, he says, "a college ...

April 28, 2016 | | Other Views


ESPN fires Schilling: What about liberal offenders?

ESPN fired baseball analyst and former All-Star Curt Schilling for mocking the debate about the North Carolina public facilities law. On his Facebook page, Schilling ...

April 28, 2016 | | Other Views


If God is dead . . .

In a recent column Dennis Prager made an acute observation.

April 26, 2016 | Pat Buchanan | Other Views


College students do not get their money’s worth

When I worked my way through college in the 1940s, tuition was $200 to $250 a year. My children's tuition was $2,000 to ...

April 25, 2016 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY | Other Views


Learning grows in Manteca High labs

Following their initial foray into "green" construction with the Regional Environmental Studies Center (RESC) building at the district office, Manteca Unified School District established their ...

April 25, 2016 | By PETER GALE | Other Views


The umbrage factory

America is a country of strivers. Alas, having attained so much success, many Americans now strive to be offended. Polite agreement to disagree is gone ...

April 23, 2016 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


Dishonoring General Jackson

In Samuel Eliot Morison's "The Oxford History of the American People," there is a single sentence about Harriet Tubman.

April 22, 2016 | | Other Views


Rebels without a clue

JAYBerns: jobless, angry, young Bernie Sanders supporters.

April 21, 2016 | | Other Views


Love finds a way in Oakland

In this age of hypersensitivity, the more trivial an issue is, the more controversy surrounds it. This month, Oakland's City Council voted 5-3 to ...

April 21, 2016 | | Other Views


CHINESE STUDENTS

High school seniors are eagerly watching their mail this month, hoping for the "fat envelope" indicating acceptance by the college of their choice. Unfortunately, more ...

April 20, 2016 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY | Other Views


Being imprisoned by debt

At 36, Marcus White has spent half of his life in prison. Today he's no longer behind bars, but now he's imprisoned by ...

April 20, 2016 | LIBERO DELLA PIANA | Other Views


Is GOP risking suicide?

Donald Trump has brought out the largest crowds in the history of primaries. He has won the most victories, the most delegates, the most votes ...

April 19, 2016 | | Other Views


Bathroom ‘Freedom Fighters’

Back in the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen and other rock stars formed Artists United Against Apartheid and performed a song proclaiming "Sun City" that referenced an ...

April 18, 2016 | L. BRENT BOZELL III | Other Views


Why Dems love Bernie

Why do Democrats love Bernie Sanders? OK, it's not just because he's "cute" (as some younger voters are calling him). In point of ...

April 18, 2016 | | Other Views


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