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  • Lawn and order Today was a perfect day to mow the lawn. Bright and sunny, the birds were singing, the bees were busy. Yes, today was the perfect day to mow the lawn. As was every day for the last three weeks. If only my lawnmower weren't down at Snuffy's Small Engi

    July 5, 2014

  • Stuck in traffic? Blame Congress America’s chock-a-block with landmarks, beaches, and mountains — if you can reach them. If you’re traveling this weekend, you’ll inevitably face mind-numbing congestion, flight delays and rail interruptions. And our headaches are going to get dramati

    July 5, 2014

  • Dems struggle with amendment While much of Washington grapples with international crises, chronic economic troubles and upcoming midterm elections, Senate Democrats are steadily pushing forward with what they hope will become the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.The propo

    July 3, 2014

  • Colleges slowly taking away 1st Amendment PHILADELPHIA — September 17 last year was a pretty bad day for the Constitution on our campuses. Robert Van Tuinen of Modesto Junior College in California was prevented from passing out copies of the Constitution outside of his college’s tiny “free s

    July 3, 2014

  • Welcome to post-Obama presidency It looks as if we have officially entered the world of the post-Obama presidency. President Obama’s recent speeches and remarks make it obvious that he is not making any serious effort to govern or to drive world events. Except for covering the basic

    July 3, 2014

  • Court decision has far-reaching results Pam Harris is just a Lake County mom looking after her disabled adult son.She’s not a particularly political person.But on Monday, she shook the very foundations of labor law in the United States when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in her favor.Her cas

    July 2, 2014

  • Front-runner in 2016 race may be Obama's opposite Consider this hypothesis about modern presidential elections: Whenever American voters elect a new president, they choose someone who is, along a critical dimension, the antithesis of the incumbent. The Incumbent Antithesis hypothesis, as I’ll call i

    July 2, 2014

  • Ruling could be beginning of end for public unions Under Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court is perfecting the art of the courtroom striptease.Earlier this session, it shed yet another layer of campaign-finance law, striking down limits on the total amount that individuals may contribute to

    July 2, 2014

  • Hard to believe I received an article today that stated all 470 senior executives at the Veterans Administration Health Care System were rated on their performance reviews as “fully successful.” The article also stated the ratings were defended as being normal and c

    July 1, 2014

  • Lerner's IRS emails point in bad direction Lois Lerner may have lost a lot of emails. But she didn’t lose all her emails; the House Ways and Means Committee is grinding through them, and the ones it has released do not shine a flattering light on Lerner’s judgment: She sought an audit over a

    June 28, 2014

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