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Number of murdered cops climbing quickly

July 23, 2016 Another cop was murdered Tuesday. He was Capt. Robert Melton of Kansas City, Kan., gunned down as he was approaching suspects in a drive-by shooting. more »»

Don’t put targets on cops’ backs

July 20, 2016 Adopting the Old Testament eye-for-an-eye reaction to violence accomplishes nothing except, perhaps, to leave everyone involved blind. more »»

World must work together to stop terror

July 19, 2016 How is it that a few small terrorist groups with relatively limited resources have been able to kill so many people in so many different places? We know the answer to that, but it raises another... more »»

Clinton got off too easy in email probe

July 18, 2016 Hillary Clinton and her supporters continue to gloat over FBI?Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend she be charged with crimes related to her illegal use of private e-mail servers while... more »»


July 17, 2016 Roses for grandparents taking on the raising of their grandchildren for whatever the reaso. more »»

Check diplomats’ lapses in security

July 16, 2016 It turns out Hillary Clinton had an option she did not use, probably wisely, in defending her use of personal email servers for official business while she was secretary of state: Everyone else is... more »»

Jupiter mission is science at its best

July 15, 2016 Jupiter has held man's attention since the gas giant was first seen in a telescope. more »»

Police can’t solve all of society’s ills

July 14, 2016 “We’re asking cops to do too much in this country,” Dallas, Texas, Police Chief David Brown worried aloud on Monday. “Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve,” he explaine. more »»

Hold public schools to new charter rules

July 13, 2016 Imagine reading that during a two-year period, 14 schools in Ohio were closed because they were not doing a good enough job for students. Shocking, right? Believe it. more »»

National parks are in need of TLC

July 12, 2016 Our national parks have been described as "America's best idea." The nation's founders, who established a government based on liberty and with guarantees of it, might argue with that. more »»

Curbing federal dictates to states

July 9, 2016 The revulsion many Americans feel for the Confederate battle flag is understandable. To them, it is a symbol of a government formed to defend slavery. more »»

Middle-income voters pay price for subsidies

July 8, 2016 Hillary Clinton promises that if elected president, she will help middle-income Americans. more »»

Key VA reform already tossed by bureaucrats

July 7, 2016 One reason so many bureaucrats get away with murder is that the government so often does nothing more than slap them on the wrists, if even that. more »»

U.S. losing ground to Taliban in Afghanistan

July 6, 2016 Not long after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, American troops spearheaded a military coalition that forced the Taliban government out of power in Afghanistan. more »»

Americans must keep limits on president

July 5, 2016 In less than seven months, we Americans will have a new president. Perhaps then, we can try again on separation of powers. more »»

Independence Day continues to echo 240 years later

July 4, 2016 “The second day of July, 1776 will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. more »»

Alzheimer’s impact is devastating

July 4, 2016 Alzheimer's disease knows not from accomplishments. It claims the minds of those it affects and, eventually, it claims their lives. more »»

America in debt up to our eyeballs

July 2, 2016 Just how independent are Americans financially this Independence Day weekend? Not very. By the time President Barack Obama leaves office, the official national debt will have topped $20 trillion. more »»

Democrats’ stunt was pure politics

June 30, 2016 Proponents of new limits on gun ownership should be furious with Democrats in the House of Representatives for the purely political “sit-in” demonstration they staged over gun control last wek. more »»

Congress supposed to make U.S. laws

June 29, 2016 President Barack Obama is accustomed to getting his way, even when that means trampling the Constitution. more »»

Federal judges check Obama’s royal decrees

June 28, 2016 LTike a toddler throwing a tantrum because mom and dad didn’t let him have his way, President Barack Obama lashed out last week over a federal judge’s ruling. more »»



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