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Supreme Court saves the best (worst?) for last

This year, like last year and many other years, has saved several of the most biggest and most influential decisions for near the end of the term. But why do…

Obama announces drone transparency, uses more drones

When Obama announced last week the parameters of drone strikes on Americans in his speech at the National Defense University, the world gasped at what seemed to be a new…

The real solution to the IRS mess: A simpler tax code

On Tuesday, acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel announced an initiative to improve and “restore the integrity of IRS operations," that includes appointing a chief risk officer to improve internal controls.…

Michele Bachmann won’t seek reelection next year

Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), whose ill-fated presidential run in 2012 made her more controversial than ever, has announced that she will not seek reelection next year, capping her time in the…

The Supreme Court and the Establishment Clause: Is prayer at public meetings OK?

As we wait for the Supreme Court to hand down what could become landmark decisions on civil rights (Shelby County v. Holder), affirmative action (Fisher v. University of Texas) and…

Benghazi critics missing the point in talk of scandal

I have a confession to make: I just can’t get worked up about Benghazi. Don’t get me wrong. Unlike Hillary Clinton, when four Americans are killed I think it matters a…

Which state will legalize gay marriage next?

Early last week, Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize gay marriage — the third state to do so since the start of 2013. With gay marriage becoming increasingly accepted…

Paul Ryan, Pope Francis disagree on how to help poor

What do Pope Francis I and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) have in common? Both consider themselves to be devout Catholics, and neither was elected Vice President of the United States…

Minnesota passes gay marriage, Bachmann looks like a fool

Earlier this week, Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize gay marriage. Michele Bachmann, who had championed a traditional marriage amendment in the state to the point of obsessiveness, now…

What do Benghazi, the IRS and the Associated Press scandals all have in common?

This past week, the Obama Administration faced a trio of scandals that threaten to derail his presidency. Beyond defacing one of the most popular presidents in American history, what do…

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