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    June 26, 2014

    Recess No Playground for Obama

    President Obama may blow by Congress to get his way, but he doesn’t have that luxury with the U.S. Supreme Court. That much was clear today in the first of two major decisions (Hobby Lobby being the other) that could leave a lasting mark on his final term. The initial blow came earlier this morning, when all nine justices blasted the White ... (more)


    June 24, 2014

    Meriam on Standby

    Just when it looked like Sudanese mother Meriam Ibrahim and her two children would finally be free from the grip of injustice, they were snatched back into the clutches of the Sudanese authorities, who detained them when they arrived at an airport to leave Sudan today. Sources close to the situation told me that Sudanese officials claimed they ... (more)


    June 23, 2014

    America: Land of the Freed?

    Maya Ibrahim turns one month old this week, and a Sudanese court is giving the newborn quite a present: her freedom. After months of uncertainty, Maya's mom, Meriam, may finally be introducing her young daughter to life outside Khartoum's suffocating prison walls. The tiny family, which had been subjected to the worst of conditions inside the ... (more)


    June 20, 2014

    Kerry's Rainbow Connection

    The problem at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv wasn’t that officials were saluting the flag. The problem was which flag they were saluting. “Proudly flying the colors,” Ambassador Dan Shapiro posted on the embassy’s Facebook page, where people were stunned to see the rainbow flag waving alongside Old Glory. For the first time ... (more)


    June 19, 2014

    March de Triomphe!

    Whoever said the marriage debate was over must not have been anywhere near the U.S. Capitol this morning. After months of hearing the courts’ opinion on marriage, today America heard from the voters those courts trampled. Thousands of people from states all across the country descended on Washington, D.C. to show the nation that we care ... (more)


    June 18, 2014

    The Vanish Inquisition

    "Sometimes stuff just happens." Try using that excuse the next time you forget to pay your taxes. Lois Lerner seems to think it's a perfectly reasonable explanation for thousands of missing emails from her IRS server -- emails, Congress points out, that are crucial to the House's investigation. If it's good enough to get the IRS off the hook, then ... (more)


    June 17, 2014

    No Tassel without Tussle over Faith

    Graduation may be too late to expel students, but it's never too late to expel God! That's the message California's Brawley Union High School had hoped to send the Class of 2014. While graduation speeches are seldom memorable, salutatorian Brooks Hamby wanted his remarks to mean something more than empty catchphrases. And as a Christian, the most ... (more)


    June 16, 2014

    IRS Experiences the Agony of Delete

    For the Obama administration, the Year of the Computer Glitch just produced the most convenient one of all. Late Friday, while people were leaving to celebrate Father's Day, the government announced the mother of all mistakes: an "inadvertent" deletion of all the relevant IRS targeting emails. Even for the Obama administration, which no one would ... (more)


    June 13, 2014

    Little Spat on the Perry

    Everything's bigger in Texas -- including political scrutiny. If anyone knows that, it's Texas Governor Rick Perry. The longtime Lone Star has taken his share of lumps from the press, despite a popular 14-year run that positioned the state as one of the most financially solvent in the country. Regardless of Texas's success, the media isn't eager ... (more)


    June 12, 2014

    Political Correctness Run a Duck

    It used to be offensive to support natural marriage -- now it's offensive just to like someone who does! Even, two Eglin Air Force officials found out, if that "someone" is a famous celebrity. In a mind-blowing story of political correctness run amok, a controversy is rocking a Florida military base over two tiny decals stuck to the back of ... (more)


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