Published on 2011-10-23 02:31:43
By Austin Hill “The system has failed.” Have you heard this comment lately? Does it express how you feel about America? This one sentence, vague as it is, nonetheless captures a common sentiment about the current condition of the United States. With the “occupy” protesters...
Published on 2011-10-20 10:39:47
[A] a properly funded pension system should not be a Ponzi scheme, ever dependent on new members in order to stay afloat.
Published on 2011-10-20 03:09:17
How many handouts do Americans want from the federal government and the wealthy?
Published on 2011-10-19 02:29:21
[G]iving such bargaining power to public-sector unions results in...unsustainable levels of compensation...
Published on 2011-10-18 16:09:59
The defendant allegedly continued to operate the [immigration] scheme from behind-the scenes even after he was suspended from practicing law...
Published on 2011-10-18 11:46:45
Eighty-five percent of students in Canada score better in math than the average Tucson Unified student.
Published on 2011-10-12 17:49:38
The projects that persuaded voters to back a bond measure must be the ones the government undertakes.
Published on 2011-10-12 00:07:15
We should give school leaders more freedom to hire talented individuals and hold both accountable...
Published on 2011-10-11 12:09:22
Democrats encouraging support for cult-like protesters.
Published on 2011-10-10 03:35:58
Once government simply becomes a playpen for those who believe they run the universe and make its basic laws... we wind up where we are today.
Published on 2011-07-06 02:16:56
You can fool some of the people all of the time, said Abraham Lincoln, and it certainly seems that liberals are completely fooled about the financial meltdown and about Medicare.
Published on 2011-07-05 09:15:45
Apparently, the lack of global warming was caused by China's increased use of coal...
Published on 2011-07-04 02:41:14
Minimum wage, like most government programs targeted to low income Americans, hurts the very communities it purports to help.
Published on 2011-07-03 09:25:57
That the cowboy has given way to the superhero in the American myth is painfully revealing.
Published on 2011-07-03 03:13:47
Apparently, the American concept of freedom is insufficient, and they’ve chosen July 4 to express their dissent.
Published on 2011-07-03 02:45:22
California’s leaders had plenty of money to spend on their unionized prison guards, yet it doesn’t have enough money to properly facilitate prisoners so as to comply with federal requirements.
Published on 2011-07-01 08:28:57
The American narrative is still on the side of those who want to be left alone, even if the media and the cultural establishment is not.
Published on 2011-06-30 03:54:49
An idea that many states – including Arizona – could benefit from is allowing employers and workers to divert the revenue from the UI tax into a private account that the worker could access if they became unemployed.
Published on 2011-06-29 09:41:39
Arizona Democrats donate their special session paychecks to non-profit group
Published on 2011-06-29 08:34:29
Why don't liberals obey their own rules?
Published on 2011-06-29 02:25:04
Hopefully ... the Bar will stand by attorneys who, in good faith, advance state law when it clashes with federal law.
Published on 2011-06-28 08:43:28
Or maybe Hugo Chavez should play dead for a couple years
Published on 2011-06-28 03:17:52
Businesses (or nonprofit groups they create) can easily start schools that produce the skills they need—whether it’s technical training, math, engineering, or foreign languages.
Published on 2011-06-27 09:11:31
The contradictions between the left's big government ambitions and its destruction of everything that makes it work dooms the whole project to a meltdown.
Published on 2011-06-27 04:56:32
Any tax increases today simply accommodates the recent massive, misguided and destructive expansion of government.
Published on 2011-06-27 03:34:52
If history repeats itself, future “solutions” will only involve more meddling and result in less affordable housing.
Published on 2011-06-26 08:40:48
When Bush went into Iraq, it had genocide, chemical weapons and was a threat to the region. Libya has none of these.
Published on 2011-06-26 02:39:05
In the Obama economy, the poor are told “you can’t accomplish it on your own.” The rich are told “you’ve accomplished too much.”
Published on 2011-06-24 02:08:45
The result of the rogue NLRB will be legislation that limits the privileges of labor unions.
Published on 2011-06-23 03:15:38
The agency is using fees to coerce daycare centers to follow standards that ultimately are not within the agency’s power to make.
Published on 2011-06-22 13:05:20
The U.S. Army has tacitly endorsed a religiously bigoted position that it is perfectly fine for Muslim service members to kill non-Muslims, but killing their co-religionists is totally out-of-bounds and is grounds for an honorable discharge.
Published on 2011-06-22 11:57:07
We’re isolated from the most populous part of country and we have no access to inexpensive water transportation.
Published on 2011-06-22 07:59:42
Social media isn't leading to the dawn of a new age
Published on 2011-06-22 03:01:19
The big problem with the economy is the economic detritus from a century of government meddling.
Published on 2011-06-21 11:32:48
Ironically, the building of Israel represents almost the most peaceable in-migration and state creation in history.
Published on 2011-06-21 10:42:19
Corporations are vitally dependent on workers, ordinary people, who cannot be and are not economically dominated or oppressed...
Published on 2011-06-21 03:12:35
[O]penly promoting the OIC’s stated agenda of criminalizing “Islamophobia” puts [some of America's top universities] ...raises serious questions about their eligibility for public funding.
Published on 2011-06-21 02:43:00
Duncan touted increases in federal funding and a $4 billion “school turnaround program.”
Published on 2011-06-20 15:45:34
Many who jumped on the Obama train understand that he was just slick, new packaging for old big government liberalism.
Published on 2011-06-20 08:57:23
No other group has done as much to keep America dependent on foreign oil as the environmentalists have.
Published on 2011-06-20 03:18:24
What some Republicans are throwing at Mitt Romney, last Monday’s Republican debate notwithstanding, is way off base.
Published on 2011-06-19 10:02:07
The Communist leadership wants America to go down, but not before China is ready to take its place.
Published on 2011-06-19 02:30:42
Barack Obama has treated American enterprise as a whipping boy, subject to his and his party’s penalties, requirements, fees, fines and demands
Published on 2011-06-17 16:53:16
Misconceptions, misunderstandings and misrepresentations
Published on 2011-06-17 09:14:26
They only get nostalgic when the new breed of extremists looks like they might actually win.
Published on 2011-06-17 08:41:39
In the human economic ecosystem, a government cannot outgrow the resources it feeds off.
Published on 2011-06-16 13:03:15
While Arizona has lost over 300,000 jobs since 2007, the MCCCD has turned requests for property tax and tuition increases into an annual event.
Published on 2011-06-15 02:26:47
How do state managers manage when they don’t know how money is being spent?
Published on 2011-06-14 11:26:55
The government should do nothing more often
Published on 2011-06-14 08:52:57
The Giffords shooting speaks to the failures of the left's regulatory state, and the insanity of its ambitions.
Published on 2011-06-14 03:34:52
The NLRB under President Barack Obama is quickly becoming a rogue agency.
Published on 2011-06-13 09:11:29
Limited government enforced by a functioning constitution is our only hope.
Published on 2011-06-12 03:54:23
Lots of “Obama faithful,” who were quick to embrace his economic rhetoric as the 2008 crisis unfolded, are now genuinely shocked that things haven’t worked out.
Published on 2011-06-12 03:09:10
Chancellor Glasper, “Staffing is a means and not an end, and means are my prerogative.”
Published on 2011-06-11 11:21:14
In this darkest hour, Yemenis are on their own.
Published on 2011-06-11 11:05:45
We must argue against liberals using their own thinkers.
Published on 2011-06-11 10:53:42
It's not the offense politicians worry about, it's the explosive reaction from Muslims
Published on 2011-06-09 05:25:07
Arizona should pursue a waiver similar to Rhode Island’s.
Published on 2011-06-08 11:02:44
Do as I say, not as I do
Published on 2011-06-08 07:47:29
The Utopians see the triumph of their way as inevitable
Published on 2011-06-08 05:14:54
Attorney General guidelines specifically prohibit the use of district-sponsored web pages to sway election outcomes.
Published on 2011-06-07 02:52:17
Arizona’s overpayment rate... amounts to $86.7 million in unemployment checks paid to individuals who were not eligible for benefits.
Published on 2011-06-06 09:02:36
Despite 15 trillion dollars of debt, we still give priority to sex scandals over economic scandals
Published on 2011-06-06 02:27:54
Today the question is can a country “conceived in liberty” tolerate almost half its economy consumed by government, its citizens increasingly submitting to the dictates of bureaucrats, and wanton destruction of its unborn children.
Published on 2011-06-05 11:26:03
Palin Derangement Syndrome overtakes Arizona liberals
Published on 2011-06-05 09:28:03
Our governments are being run by a cult that makes Harold Camping seem positively rational
Published on 2011-06-05 03:32:55
In California, the political benefits of allowing illegal aliens to live above the “government of the people” can be enormous.
Published on 2011-06-04 15:43:59
California has 12 percent of the national population, but 33 percent of U.S. welfare recipients. Rather than being open for business, it is open for welfare.
Published on 2011-06-04 11:42:44
Arizona's new medical marijuana law leads to a fatality in Phoenix
Published on 2011-06-03 08:59:56
The Public Sector has become an army of occupation
Published on 2011-06-02 13:33:18
The state will deposit 90 percent of the student’s funds into an account parents can use for a variety of educational expenditures, including textbooks, therapy services, tutoring, and even tuition for alternative or online schools.
Published on 2011-06-01 08:30:50
Everyone in the Middle East hates everyone else, and will go on feeling that way until the end of time
Published on 2011-06-01 03:34:35
Declaring a crime solved without investigating it means that criminals are at large, no one is looking for them, and the victim likely never will have justice.
Published on 2011-05-31 03:38:51
Arizona’s employee sanctions law complements federal enforcement on its own terms.
Published on 2011-05-31 02:59:35
Through a variety of labs available online, consumers can order tests ranging from checking cholesterol levels and blood sugar to a wide variety of more comprehensive testing.
Published on 2011-05-30 22:18:00
It's not mere militancy that threatens Islam, but its own lack of proportion.
Published on 2011-05-30 15:09:37
The Republican challenge here is certainly a short run advantage to Democrats.
Published on 2011-05-29 09:55:38
If the Republican presidential field were any more unstable, it would be radioactive
Published on 2011-05-29 03:01:28
Could it be that Congressman Frank used his power and influence to extend an opportunity to his significant other...?
Published on 2011-05-27 08:23:12
The Democrats' Mediscare strategy won't be that effective
Published on 2011-05-26 18:57:57
Sarah Palin will run for POTUS, not the Senate
Published on 2011-05-26 09:17:56
Migration from failed states to successful states is leading the way to utter ruin
Published on 2011-05-25 21:17:52
MSNBC's Ed Schultz calls conservative Laura Ingraham a 'slut'
Published on 2011-05-25 09:27:23
Obama fights tenaciously only for the things he believes in
Published on 2011-05-25 08:32:54
Obama's foreignness to the old traditions is only a small fracture point in the larger break
Published on 2011-05-25 03:18:51
The lesson is that while social spending might be based on good intentions, entitlement programs can harm both those who make social spending possible and the recipients.
Published on 2011-05-24 10:01:39
Far from granting “broad authority” to Congress, the truth is that Necessary and Proper Clause grants no power at all.
Published on 2011-05-24 09:19:33
Western states should seize on opportunity to remove Bashar al-Assad
Published on 2011-05-24 02:20:45
At issue is whether districts can spend bond money on projects voters have not approved.
Published on 2011-05-23 08:41:29
What's the difference between Al Gore and the Rapture prophet?
Published on 2011-05-23 03:13:49
It’s much easier to reform a program where the prime beneficiaries are poor black women than a program where the beneficiaries are every working American adult
Published on 2011-05-22 09:42:09
Rumors escalate that the Palins have purchased some desert real estate
Published on 2011-05-22 02:52:03
Noteworthy, Kennedy's moonshot was announced during a speech to Congress that included his articulation of the Freedom Doctrine.
Published on 2011-05-22 02:06:50
The plight of Senator Joe Lieberman over the past decade is an important chapter in America’s “indifference- to-hostility” story.
Published on 2011-05-21 16:41:20
The modern welfare state shovels money out to the poor but lets their culture wither away.
Published on 2011-05-21 10:20:14
The human smugglers' international clientele
Published on 2011-05-20 09:04:49
Liberal social values that make social security economically unsustainable
Published on 2011-05-19 11:49:13
Oh dear. Now that the government unions have looted the government coffers, encouraged by the politicians, the voters are mad.
Published on 2011-05-19 11:11:41
Cities should ... eliminate [regulations] that stop entrepreneurs before they can even get started.
Published on 2011-05-18 08:41:29
It is not governments that stop terrorists, but people who do
Published on 2011-05-18 02:39:39
If the National Debt Relief Amendment were law, advocates of lifting the debt limit would have to make their case in 50 state legislatures.
Published on 2011-05-17 08:30:03
The Nakba is a tiresome reminder that Muslims don't want peace
Published on 2011-05-17 02:00:43
Our state constitution’s Gift Clause exists to help government officials do the right thing, and to hold them to account when they don’t.
Published on 2011-05-16 02:51:04
It is the obligation of the United States to make clear to their European friends that supporting these anti-American groups will not occur, and that this ludicrous proposal must be stopped.
Published on 2011-05-16 02:31:30
It is Republicans who have championed school choice and vouchers that disproportionately will benefit blacks.
Published on 2011-05-16 02:01:59
It will take more than words...to stop the persecution of Christians across the Muslim world, the violence directed at Israel, the export of Wahhabi supremacism from Saudi Arabia, and the brutal Iranian theocracy
Published on 2011-05-15 08:30:07
Climate scientists put together an awful rap video
Published on 2011-05-15 03:03:04
When teachers lose their jobs, students suffer – and “student suffering” gets parents and other voters in the mood for a tax increase.
Published on 2011-05-14 03:00:37
What [Romney's] really counting on is the collapse of the populism of 2010.
Published on 2011-05-13 02:06:26
[T]he science is in on liberalism: the more you meddle with the proposition of democratic capitalism, the more misery you create.
Published on 2011-05-12 02:57:26
Iraqi maltreatment of Iranian dissidents both raises humanitarian concerns and points to the MeK's larger importance as a mechanism to thwart the U.S. goal of minimizing Tehran's influence in Iraq.
Published on 2011-05-12 02:32:46
“If [Brewer] puts out just what she has in those bullet points, we will rally these state employees,” Van Horsen said of the governor’s proposal. “We are going to tell them that this is the last line in the sand for you.”
Published on 2011-05-11 11:06:15
Tony Kushner is the latest victim of McCarthyism, suffering the awful indignity of being briefly denied an honorary CUNY degree, after being caught supporting a terrorist regime whose victims, men, women and children lie in the hospitals and the cold
Published on 2011-05-11 03:07:12
Even though SB 1041 will not become law, the Commerce Authority could still morph into a kingmaker, and one that the legislature and taxpayers must be vigilant in policing.
Published on 2011-05-10 13:28:29
The problem is how to socialize the boys, and turn them towards productive work and away from their natural instinct for mayhem and rapine.
Published on 2011-05-10 10:37:43
[I]n what universe will the Republican party pick up more votes than it loses by supporting an end to Medicare.
Published on 2011-05-10 02:47:25
Tonight’s decision before the City Council would commit Glendale to spend another $25 million, for a second year in a row, to keep the Coyotes playing at Jobing.com Arena while a deal is made...
Published on 2011-05-09 11:29:56
As we’ve given government increasing responsibility for our lives – our health care, our retirement, our housing, educating our children – the American family has correspondingly unraveled.
Published on 2011-05-09 03:06:02
The Italians were joyous as well, fervently expressing how this mass murderer deserved to die and asking why such men even exist.
Published on 2011-05-08 18:02:05
Liberals wrestle with America, as they wrestle with themselves, their violent hate and bitter love, tied not to national history, but biography.
Published on 2011-05-08 02:22:26
As long as Democrat politicians can continue to re-distribute increasing amounts of wealth into the hands of unionized government employees, the unionized government employees will continue to do the grassroots political work to keep Democrat politic
Published on 2011-05-06 09:19:22
Like 'Big Brother', we have learned to love 'Big Islam'
Published on 2011-05-05 02:52:04
It is not too late for Glendale to keep the Coyotes in town legally.
Published on 2011-05-04 08:29:12
Obama's success is a testament to the failure of his ideas
Published on 2011-05-04 03:15:22
The real obstacle to keeping our state parks open isn’t money. It’s bureaucracy.
Published on 2011-05-03 08:36:05
Now Obama and the ruling class must decide what our grand strategy should be
Published on 2011-05-03 08:20:17
While Americans are still thinking in terms of 9/11, the terrorists have already moved on
Published on 2011-05-03 03:11:13
Have you ever wondered how it came to be that in a nation committed to opportunity and freedom of enterprise, bureaucrats can run roughshod over entrepreneurs like Cindy Vong?
Published on 2011-05-02 11:44:34
Funding for the CFPB is taken from the earnings of the Federal Reserve System, which means that Congress has no voice in its operation.
Published on 2011-05-02 11:20:08
Like everything else in our country, money has become relative and politicized.
Published on 2011-05-02 09:33:11
Let's hope that our leadership doesn't fumble this rare opportunity advance our foreign policy objectives
Published on 2011-05-01 08:44:18
You can train them in Western tactics, but not in the morality of Western armies.
Published on 2011-05-01 03:11:17
[S]tate government estimates suggest that Brown just saddled Californians with an additional $600 million in pension liabilities.
Published on 2011-04-29 15:24:11
As political correctness exists only to silence opposition, the Race-er uses racism to silence their opposition.
Published on 2011-04-28 18:47:44
Sean Carter and Neil Rosekrans debate how to address the budget deficit and national debt
Published on 2011-04-28 09:14:44
CBS and the Democrats worship at the same church
Published on 2011-04-28 08:44:01
In all likelihood, the military will continue to rule Egypt, making only cosmetic changes
Published on 2011-04-28 08:23:57
The Muslim Inquisition has been outsourced to the overpaid employees of the modern socialist state
Published on 2011-04-27 09:15:00
Why Obama finally decided to show some proof.
Published on 2011-04-27 02:59:40
If [Arizona's pension] funds funds assumed a 5 percent rate of return instead of the current ridiculously optimistic 8 to 8.5 percent, none of Arizona’s pension funds would be more than 65 percent funded.
Published on 2011-04-26 09:02:18
Now the bigger scare is what will happen if we don't fix Medicare
Published on 2011-04-26 02:53:57
[P]referential tax treatment for new businesses sticks existing businesses with a higher tax burden that effectively subsidizes their competitors.
Published on 2011-04-25 21:29:55
You can't escape the long reach of Washington's anti-energy policies
Published on 2011-04-25 14:50:05
[A]n existing federal law gives prior approval from Congress to interstate compacts such as the one authorized by SB1088.
Published on 2011-04-25 08:49:08
Without objective policymaking, all policies are bad policies
Published on 2011-04-25 02:22:35
The America in which Dr. King founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was an America which increasingly saw religion as an obstacle to freedom rather than as a framework to enhance and enable it.
Published on 2011-04-25 02:05:38
While there are certainly exceptions, it seems that the generation now entering the workforce has been raised on the idea that hard work should take a back seat to lifestyle.
Published on 2011-04-24 12:00:33
[T]here is every reason to believe that G.E. – and Bank of America and ExxonMobil and a bunch of other large corporations – get special favors and “waivers” from our government, because they can be personally useful to President Barack Obama.
Published on 2011-04-24 09:36:52
Government-funded research produces results favorable to the paymasters
Published on 2011-04-24 09:12:00
In Postmodern America, censorship has become one form of political clout
Published on 2011-04-22 08:42:14
Reaching the white working class voters
Published on 2011-04-21 22:04:30
No sooner does a Jew build a house in Jerusalem, than one of the Pharaoh's flunkies rushes to condemn him for it.
Published on 2011-04-21 03:39:06
I'm coming to the view that we need President Obama to win reelection in 2012.
Published on 2011-04-21 02:57:09
Based on similar “managed competition” approaches adopted by cities throughout the country, this crucial reform promises to save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars
Published on 2011-04-20 09:24:35
Countries are not defined by the past, or even by the present, but by the future
Published on 2011-04-20 08:57:05
How a fruit vendor unleashed a revolution in the Arab world
Published on 2011-04-20 05:23:00
The main problem with Arizona’s merit selection system is the outsized role the Arizona State Bar plays...
Published on 2011-04-19 11:15:23
The Sunday Square Off Panel discusses MCSO, the birther bill and medical marijuana
Published on 2011-04-19 09:08:32
The Arizona legislature gives Jan Brewer an easy veto
Published on 2011-04-19 03:15:39
Passenger rail seems to be especially vulnerable to the trifecta of special interest advocacy groups, politicians willing to bet federal taxpayer money, and hungry contractors ready to take that money.
Published on 2011-04-18 09:15:51
Our commitment to nation building once again snatched defeat from the jaws of victory
Published on 2011-04-18 03:49:06
We have reached America’s critical moment. We must determine whether we want to become like Europeans – who have surrendered life decisions to government workers – or whether we want to maintain our individuality.
Published on 2011-04-18 03:30:26
A tragic irony is that just as the victims of Stephen Douglas’ moral relativism were blacks, so the main victims of our black President’s moral relativism are black.
Published on 2011-04-17 08:19:01
Can America withstand Obama's philosophical assumptions?
Published on 2011-04-17 08:03:35
The government is not a source of rights, it is a defender of rights
Published on 2011-04-15 03:13:09
It’s kind of hard to prosecute someone on material support for terrorism when you have pictures of them getting handed awards from DOJ and FBI leaders for their supposed counter-terror efforts.
Published on 2011-04-15 02:27:23
To support nullification, you don’t have to be from the right or the left. You just have to decide that enough is enough, that you want to determine you own rules in your own area.
Published on 2011-04-14 09:18:36
Let's be honest about the alternative
Published on 2011-04-14 02:56:56
The Legislature should repeal policies that favor some businesses over others, and avoid the creation of new spending programs and tax laws that reinforce such favoritism.
Published on 2011-04-13 09:05:46
If government employees formed their own state, it would be the 36th largest state in the union
Published on 2011-04-13 03:07:07
Arizona’s system is easily gamed to allow politicians to evade campaign finance regulations on a scale unmatched by any alleged Fiesta Bowl player.
Published on 2011-04-12 09:27:51
Such ambition is new for Ankara
Published on 2011-04-12 08:30:47
You can teach people to count ballots, but you can't teach them to understand why they count
Published on 2011-04-12 03:45:14
The truth is that nothing happens unless one side or the other gets afraid.
Published on 2011-04-12 02:35:39
ESAs have the potential to create a truly 21st century system of public education, in which every child is empowered to pursue the best possible schooling without stifling and costly bureaucracy and special-interest pressures.
Published on 2011-04-11 04:00:37
We beat the Soviet Union, but these days we look a lot like it
Published on 2011-04-11 02:40:24
The great sucking sound we hear today is the liberal regime in Washington sucking the living daylights out of this nation.
Published on 2011-04-11 02:03:25
The sheer size of the federal government makes it conducive to large entities or consortiums sucking the life out of it for their own purposes.
Published on 2011-04-10 10:02:07
To call for a Palestinian state is to call for genocide
Published on 2011-04-10 08:57:40
Can Donald Trump become our next president?
Published on 2011-04-09 15:18:12
Rep. Louise Slaughter told reporters, "In '94 people were elected simply to come here to kill the National Endowment for the Arts. Now they're here to kill women."
Published on 2011-04-08 09:11:20
Obama's not out there to win; he's just trying to stay ahead of the competition
Published on 2011-04-08 02:35:42
Because nothing is known as to the identity and intentions of illegal aliens who entered our country... , their presence in our country...must be presumed to be potentially harmful.
Published on 2011-04-07 14:19:14
Web sites bring the "sermons of Alwaki into the bedroom of teenagers anywhere in the United States," [Mueller] said.
Published on 2011-04-07 08:23:18
However distasteful, Jones' act is both legal and non-violent
Published on 2011-04-07 03:07:10
Representative Weiner ... “just looking internally to whether the city can save money and have more control over its own destiny.”
Published on 2011-04-06 09:24:48
Want good relations with the US? Start funding terrorists and building nukes.
Published on 2011-04-06 08:41:37
The unaccountable culture affects both family and government
Published on 2011-04-06 02:03:12
The district has disregarded the voter-approved plan for what to do with leftover money and now wants to spend the money on something else.
Published on 2011-04-05 09:11:03
We are approaching the crisis of liberal bureaucratic government
Published on 2011-04-05 08:50:30
Time flies when you are having fun
Published on 2011-04-05 03:51:49
The budget now before the governor and the bills that implement it are long on reshuffling and short on fundamental reform.
Published on 2011-04-04 14:20:14
This year...the money will come from the general tax fund – or more accurately, borrowed from China as new government debt
Published on 2011-04-04 09:16:20
Democratic and Republican Senators are discussing banning speech offensive to the enemy
Published on 2011-04-04 03:48:55
Great political role models today are two freshman politicians from Florida – Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fl) and Congressman Allen West (R-Fl).
Published on 2011-04-04 03:25:46
When lawmakers have too much time on their hands, they look for ways to make names for themselves and to promote pet projects.
Published on 2011-04-03 09:05:56
Will America reverse course, and move away from being a nation of mere takers?
Published on 2011-04-01 09:27:52
The only answer may be that there is no answer
Published on 2011-03-31 10:47:50
Glendale still has time to restructure it so taxpayers don’t end up footing the bill.
Published on 2011-03-31 08:39:19
Islamists have opportunities to significantly expand their power
Published on 2011-03-30 08:59:28
A week after launching it, the administration still can't get its own story straight as to why we're fighting it at all
Published on 2011-03-30 02:22:31
The requirement that all Americans pay at least something in taxes may not seem as onerous when viewed in the broader context of the government services to which they have access.
Published on 2011-03-29 13:20:40
Durbin has embraced CAIR, and visited a Chicago-area mosque whose leaders have been cited as part of support front groups for Hamas...
Published on 2011-03-29 08:51:50
Awareness is just compliance misspelled
Published on 2011-03-29 03:45:46
Arizona is in its fourth fiscal year since the recession began without honestly balancing its budget.
Published on 2011-03-29 03:17:26
You can sympathize with the humanitarian motives of our Libyan intervention while still doubting its constitutionality.
Published on 2011-03-28 10:36:17
The matching funds component of Arizona’s system is clearly designed to hobble candidates who project their campaign messages to the public in the traditional manner, supported by private donations and personal funds.
Published on 2011-03-28 09:10:59
We cannot save 1 billion people from themselves, but we can save ourselves from them
Published on 2011-03-28 08:55:36
President Obama needs to coordinate policy with his wife
Published on 2011-03-28 03:14:53
According to [liberal] mythology, the essential and ongoing struggle in our nation is a power struggle of interests between “haves” and “have-nots” rather than an ongoing struggle for human freedom.
Published on 2011-03-27 10:02:19
Approaching inequality with direct subsidies and benefits hasn't worked
Published on 2011-03-27 09:48:55
The media doesn't report on terrorist attacks because it wants to, but because it has to
Published on 2011-03-27 02:34:45
From the earliest days of his presidential campaign in 2007, Barack Obama made it clear that...Muslim terrorism had to be understood in the context of American “hostility” and President Bush’s aggression.
Published on 2011-03-26 13:25:53
Matching funds diminish rather than increase debate.
Published on 2011-03-26 08:59:11
If you thought splurging on that Prius was a good idea, then think again
Published on 2011-03-25 13:44:57
UA students push for open borders
Published on 2011-03-25 08:47:01
Obama is repeating the Bush era as farce
Published on 2011-03-24 15:47:37
There are still no clear answers to many questions related to the incentives the city is offering and whether the taxpayers will be saddled with a bill for hundreds of millions of dollars if things do not work out as promised.
Published on 2011-03-24 08:33:09
Everyone agrees--or at least everyone left of center--that the nation state is a problem
Published on 2011-03-23 08:31:15
Real leadership is planning for the future by balancing risk against reward
Published on 2011-03-23 03:47:49
The conservative vision calls not for a coup; it calls for a revolution in the way that people think about government.
Published on 2011-03-23 02:38:39
Allowing current politicians to limit their potential competition is the proverbial fox guarding the henhouse.
Published on 2011-03-22 11:05:54
Carpe Diem uses computer based learning to perform much of the blocking and tackling of learning, allowing the teachers to focus on working directly with students to resolve problems.
Published on 2011-03-22 04:05:46
Muslims now see the defeat of Western civilization as an important and an achievable goal
Published on 2011-03-22 04:00:11
The world is too complex for the liberal vision
Published on 2011-03-22 02:58:02
by Michael Boldin With military action taking place in Libya right now, the essential question must be asked: Is it even Constitutional? For those of you who don’t want to read more than a sentence or two, here’s the short answer. Absolutely not.
Published on 2011-03-21 04:01:17
We are turning the greatest armed forces in the world into the most politically correct disarmed forces the world has ever seen.
Published on 2011-03-21 03:31:53
Planned Parenthood’s annual report shows they get 28% of their budget from contributions, less than they get from taxpayers.
Published on 2011-03-21 02:43:10
Each student must earn admission into a four-year college – no community college is acceptable for this crowd...
Published on 2011-03-20 04:00:46
They're getting what they wanted and it's everything they imagined.
Published on 2011-03-20 03:55:42
Shoring up his popularity rating isn't going to cut it for 2012
Published on 2011-03-20 03:46:58
[Mr. Boehner] he could demonstrate that American statesmanship is capable of self-sacrifice, and truly operating in the interests of the “common good.”
Published on 2011-03-19 10:17:49
It's a scandal that the Obama administration doesn't want to fix Social Security
Published on 2011-03-18 09:20:09
What evil does best is the exploitation of innocence in order to destroy it
Published on 2011-03-18 07:56:43
The recent Wisconsin events show that it is very difficult to tell the benefit recipients that the money is gone
Published on 2011-03-17 19:08:17
$1.8 million will be used to keep county fairs afloat and to promote agriculture through the Department of Racing.
Published on 2011-03-17 07:54:30
The educated class that drives the school agenda is no longer interested in literacy and numeracy
Published on 2011-03-16 08:59:46
Liberals don't know who they are. All they know is who they aren't.
Published on 2011-03-16 03:27:30
Low income people, of any race, believe that the economy is a dog-eat-dog world in which the poor go to the wall unless protected by a powerful patron.
Published on 2011-03-15 13:39:49
Teachers quite openly discuss their strategies for making students “change agents” for “social justice”--among themselves...
Published on 2011-03-15 04:00:29
The same people that lecture on environmental sustainability have no grasp of economic sustainability
Published on 2011-03-15 03:06:33
If the City truly wants to keep the Coyotes, it should act within the law and stop playing Russian roulette with taxpayer money.
Published on 2011-03-14 12:52:55
Most of America has lived in denial about our public education system for at least 30 years.
Published on 2011-03-14 12:27:54
All our growing big government failures, now being institutionalized instead of being reformed, will be dumped disproportionately into [young Hispanic's] laps.
Published on 2011-03-13 09:53:36
The real story of the hearings is Ellison's ties to CAIR - a story the media won't touch
Published on 2011-03-13 03:42:16
While the President created this healthcare monstrosity that is supped to be good for all Americans, his Administration has been busy “waiving” groups that can be politically helpful to the President himself.
Published on 2011-03-11 08:13:07
Humanitarian, political, and economic reasons converge in Libya to overcome legitimate hesitations
Published on 2011-03-11 07:34:41
Israel much change perceptions of its destructibility
Published on 2011-03-10 11:04:33
Why not Herman Cain?
Published on 2011-03-10 06:36:48
What's needed is a separation of economy and state
Published on 2011-03-10 02:46:59
The source of an out-of-control federal government is not any particular party or President. It is the centralization of power in Washington, D.C.
Published on 2011-03-09 08:00:24
The media has no regard for how much blood they have on their hands
Published on 2011-03-09 02:14:31
Money diverted from the classroom
Published on 2011-03-08 07:51:25
Where are the rallies for Copts, Hindus or Zoroastrians?
Published on 2011-03-08 02:25:49
By Commerce Department estimates, the film and television productions receiving filmmaker tax credits credits hired 249 Arizona residents and an additional estimated 59 non-production jobs
Published on 2011-03-07 08:09:14
The Soviet Union killed Communism and the Islamic Republics may well kill the Islamic revolution.
Published on 2011-03-07 06:22:02
It’s hard for many people to think that their teacher, cop, or fireman – in conjunction with their unions – are the principal cause of massive budget deficits that only huge tax increases can remedy.
Published on 2011-03-07 06:08:22
[G]overnment unions use the force model to enrich themselves at the direct expense of taxpayers to the point of bankrupting us all.
Published on 2011-03-06 09:21:27
Communism has given way to Environmentalism as the dominant model of the left
Published on 2011-03-06 09:01:34
It's a political culture that turns every social problem into a government program
Published on 2011-03-06 01:57:23
[T]he fact that the American economy is showing signs of new growth after a near total collapse of the financial system less than three years ago is a testimony to the American work ethic, and American ingenuity.
Published on 2011-03-04 07:47:55
A Muslim group has announced plans to cover the Statue of Liberty with a burqa and then replace her with a minaret
Published on 2011-03-03 07:17:07
Obama is going to have to get pro-growth, and fast, if he wants reelection
Published on 2011-03-03 02:37:35
Eliminating the government-conferred advantages that unions enjoy... will strengthen Arizona’s economy in the long run.
Published on 2011-03-02 07:11:38
In a lawless society, the law does not apply to those who are in power.
Published on 2011-03-02 03:27:17
When government substitutes its judgments for those of the market by directing capital through favorable tax treatment to politically-favored projects, investments that the market would have otherwise made don’t see the light of day.
Published on 2011-03-02 02:19:11
“Collective bargaining” makes sense only when labor and management sit down and negotiate.
Published on 2011-03-01 08:05:29
It is time to discard the soft bigotry of low expectations.
Published on 2011-03-01 07:52:05
The Arab states are ruled by men, not laws
Published on 2011-03-01 02:34:00
A major reason universities in the United States are an international success is that by and large they must compete for students for their financial viability.
Published on 2011-02-28 03:56:18
So we must understand that the push back from Democrats ... whether we are prepared to get off the path we’re now on of wholesale government takeover of our economy and our lives.
Published on 2011-02-28 03:10:09
If you gave the Dems the option between cutting PBS and eliminating home meals for the elderly, their choice would be easy – neither.
Published on 2011-02-28 02:00:09
Does the government understand the consequences of pouring money into higher ed?
Published on 2011-02-27 20:55:59
Multiculturalism is the symptom, not the problem
Published on 2011-02-27 01:01:30
At the epicenter of their commotion is a common thread – the universal needs of all human beings, and the promises, and failures, of “big government.”
Published on 2011-02-25 08:30:34
The real concentration of wealth is no longer among men, but among institutions
Published on 2011-02-25 08:04:47
May he serve as a warning to other dictators
Published on 2011-02-24 10:06:27
Arizona is once again leading the way in saying “Back Off” to the feds – by standing up for the Constitution as the founders gave it to us.
Published on 2011-02-24 02:12:27
Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, 34 state legislatures have the power to initiate proposals of constitutional amendments...
Published on 2011-02-23 02:23:38
Arizona can stop digging its pension hole by acting more boldly ... to provide retirement benefits without putting taxpayers at risk.
Published on 2011-02-22 18:39:13
If they don't appreciate now how generous the proposed soft landing is, then they will learn later
Published on 2011-02-22 18:21:33
The federal government continues to put Arizona in an undeserved penalty box
Published on 2011-02-22 18:06:11
It's a debate over political power, not just budgets
Published on 2011-02-21 14:23:50
If you have anything unconventional in your credit history, you might as well wait out the insanity.
Published on 2011-02-21 14:05:47
The elephant in the room are entitlements – Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. These now total up to $1.6 trillion in spending, or about 45% of the federal budget.
Published on 2011-02-20 09:03:47
Quite a few Republicans have forgotten that back in 2003, Schwarzenegger looked a lot like Christie.
Published on 2011-02-20 01:51:14
By Austin Hill First, let me make it clear that I mean no disrespect to Justin Bieber. The teen recording artist is a genuinely talented young man, and he strikes me as a decent guy. But after Rolling Stone magazine’s new interview with the interna
Published on 2011-02-19 10:20:26
Obama's Alinsky tactics will unite the majority of Americans against him
Published on 2011-02-18 17:59:34
Senator Inhofe catches global warming activists off guard
Published on 2011-02-17 11:31:10
Creating an insurance exchange would have Arizona enforcing the individual mandate even as the state defends its court victory to strike down that mandate.
Published on 2011-02-17 08:06:05
What the Arab street really wants is a tyranny that reflects its values
Published on 2011-02-16 08:15:22
Handing out degrees is not the same as handing out the ability to think or the desire to learn
Published on 2011-02-16 01:52:02
Lowering the general cost of doing business in Arizona will create more jobs than cherry-picking a few popular companies as the governor wants to do.
Published on 2011-02-15 08:16:10
The Camp David accords were only an agreement with a regime
Published on 2011-02-15 07:39:41
A revolution in attitudes
Published on 2011-02-15 02:13:32
Moody’s Investor Services reported the Coyotes bonds would go on sale this week, and downgraded the city’s bond rating in response.
Published on 2011-02-14 06:57:12
The opinion of the majority is not solicited or wanted
Published on 2011-02-14 02:42:08
Rumor has it that an Assemblyman from San Francisco was about to introduce a bill establishing $256 fines for consuming coffee, burgers, or donuts while behind the wheel.
Published on 2011-02-14 01:54:44
Although the world view that “gay conservatives” choose to invent may diverge from the world view of liberals, their common ground is they make it all up.
Published on 2011-02-13 02:16:01
The Huffington Post is powered by three elements, self-promotion, spam and liberal rage.
Published on 2011-02-12 08:03:35
Let's dial down the level of force in society
Published on 2011-02-12 02:39:22
Our liberal friends fail to understand that the meaning of life, its telos, is always a mystery.
Published on 2011-02-12 01:49:45
President Obama, however, seems to assume that those at the top of a business enterprise...have necessarily achieved their positions of authority by unjust means and need to be punished.
Published on 2011-02-10 10:20:15
Our schools employ one non-teacher for every teacher, when the ratio in 1950 was more than two teachers for every non-teacher.
Published on 2011-02-10 08:01:42
The tyrant seeks to dominate men. The progressive wants to recreate them.
Published on 2011-02-10 07:23:48
Islam is undemocratic in spirit, but so was every other premodern religion and society.
Published on 2011-02-10 07:01:23
Look for the next version of the cultural attack on democratic capitalism to rise out of the ashes of multiculturalism.
Published on 2011-02-09 02:09:30
Article V gives the states ultimate authority over the federal government by giving them the power to amend the U.S. Constitution—the very document that defines the federal government.
Published on 2011-02-08 11:53:51
The rise of respectable political parties primarily focused on the issues surrounding Islam ... is perhaps the single most encouraging sign.
Published on 2011-02-08 08:15:25
There has to be a better way than force
Published on 2011-02-08 08:03:32
Obama is everything that Democrats accused Reagan of being-- a subpar actor posturing on the world stage.
Published on 2011-02-08 01:15:31
These zoning changes could result in the shutdown of locally-owned businesses and a considerable decline in the value of property zoned for business uses.
Published on 2011-02-07 07:44:55
Will a democratic Egypt execute apostates and adulterers?
Published on 2011-02-07 01:50:04
If we don’t know what freedom is here, how can we know what it is elsewhere?
Published on 2011-02-07 01:30:59
Erin Brockovich and the Beverly Hills Greenscam clearly describes how the legal community and the environmental movement have conspired to destroy lives for the blind purpose of their cause.
Published on 2011-02-06 08:34:14
Muslim leaders shower Obama administration with pricey swag
Published on 2011-02-06 08:11:35
We are still down nine million jobs from the peak
Published on 2011-02-06 01:35:11
Jerry Brown seems to be treating the spending problem as merely a “revenue” matter – if he can confiscate more revenue from private people and put it in to “public” coffers, he can “fix” the problem, and continue on the current course.
Published on 2011-02-05 08:45:37
A successful democratic transition is out of the question
Published on 2011-02-05 08:32:25
More freedom, less force
Published on 2011-02-03 21:21:14
Arizona now portrayed by racist rent-a-cops
Published on 2011-02-03 08:01:13
Part of the spike in wheat prices was due to the shift to ethanol production
Published on 2011-02-03 02:09:27
By Nick Dranias Arizona and five other states are considering use of their power under Article V of the U.S. Constitution to initiate an amendments convention. With the federal debt exceeding $14 trillion, I believe nothing short of state-initiated c
Published on 2011-02-03 01:52:03
There’s a growing segment of the population that is looking to exercise their rights in their states whether Congress or the federal courts want to give them permission to or not.
Published on 2011-02-02 08:06:38
Democracy is only as good as those who use it
Published on 2011-02-02 02:53:46
Are state governments better than private individuals and businesses at picking winning investments in a competitive global economy?
Published on 2011-02-01 02:05:41
The United States should encourage the establishment of a stable, civil society in Egypt before any elections.
Published on 2011-02-01 01:11:03
“Never before has Congress required everyone buy a product from a private company (essentially for life) just for being alive and residing in the United States,” the judge declared...
Published on 2011-01-31 19:05:55
Why the military, not the Muslim Brotherhood, will come out on top
Published on 2011-01-31 07:38:12
Mubarak might still survive, but our influence won't
Published on 2011-01-31 01:49:47
Public employees receive inflated wages and absurdly-high benefits, and they are making life as difficult as possible for a citizenry that wants to reduce government compensation.
Published on 2011-01-31 01:31:12
If Republicans offer a bold alternative to seize control from politicians and bureaucrats and return power and freedom to citizens, they can bet on public support.
Published on 2011-01-30 10:18:18
Will it be another strongman or an Islamist takeover?
Published on 2011-01-30 02:49:18
It’s sad to see college-educated adult professionals clinging to such simplistic and selfish thinking...
Published on 2011-01-29 09:43:37
Same policies, new packaging
Published on 2011-01-28 07:47:56
Conservatives must challenge administrative centralism
Published on 2011-01-28 02:04:36
Our nation's immigration laws can only be effectively enforced if all elements of the enforcement program and the immigration benefits program are made to operate as components of a unified system.
Published on 2011-01-27 08:20:14
The future is here, except it's more like the past.
Published on 2011-01-27 01:20:34
The current corporate income tax rate is too high compared to neighboring states Colorado and Utah.
Published on 2011-01-26 03:21:31
Is it fair for us to brand China a ‘currency manipulator’ while at the same time debasing our own currency through quantitative easing?
Published on 2011-01-26 02:38:20
Right now, the college does not require a high school diploma or its equivalent, a GED, or SAT scores that indicate that you’re ready for college.
Published on 2011-01-25 08:24:04
It is the people who control the language, not the language which controls the people.
Published on 2011-01-25 02:19:12
The rise of China is probably the major international factor of the early 21st century.
Published on 2011-01-25 02:06:38
Arizona would do well to follow Texas’s most effective economic development policies, including a reduction in income taxes, elimination of excessive business regulations, and more use of our natural resources.
Published on 2011-01-24 08:12:51
Britons are the New Jews of Londonistan
Published on 2011-01-24 02:00:04
The House repeal vote was important because the House is the legislative body closest to the people, and the people voted unequivocally last November to repudiate socialized medicine.
Published on 2011-01-24 01:26:39
Mr. Obama will never have a life change and adopt Milton Friedman as his personal guiding light.
Published on 2011-01-23 17:11:11
The last of the Truman-Jackson Democrats leaves Washington
Published on 2011-01-23 12:21:24
The issue is not that Sohail Mohammed is a Muslim, but what his view of the role of Islam in public life is.
Published on 2011-01-23 10:32:47
According to none other than the Congressional Budget Office, many of us have decided we no longer will have to work as much as we once did, given all the “assistance” we can get via Obamacare.
Published on 2011-01-22 11:49:46
The awareness of the psycho murder is a relatively new phenomenon.
Published on 2011-01-21 01:57:40
Our national political debate mimics the situation on college campuses, where speech codes and mandates to not use offending language in classrooms stem off legitimate criticisms.
Published on 2011-01-20 09:26:40
The Goldwater case is unique among about two dozen lawsuits because it takes on the constitutionality of IPAB.
Published on 2011-01-20 07:27:17
We are headed toward a post-American political and economic order.
Published on 2011-01-19 07:03:20
Obama is going after the one country he still has leverage over
Published on 2011-01-19 02:00:10
Obama should maintain strong U.S. military support for our allies in Asia, and resist pressure from Hu to return to the six-party talks...
Published on 2011-01-19 01:19:13
The outcome, sure to be decided in the U.S. Supreme Court, will say much about the extent of federal power.
Published on 2011-01-18 08:08:53
The Democrats only recognize the legitimacy of their victories, not their defeats
Published on 2011-01-18 07:49:44
Political upheaval could trigger revolution in other Islamic countries
Published on 2011-01-18 01:48:02
By Byron Schlomach Last year, the Arizona Legislature and Governor Jan Brewer passed a state budget they claimed was balanced, although three ballot measures had to pass to make it so. A sales tax increase was approved in a May special election. Two
Published on 2011-01-17 20:09:16
MSNBC shows its bias...again.
Published on 2011-01-17 07:56:25
The Garden State has just taken its first step toward becoming the Sharia State.
Published on 2011-01-17 07:15:01
Removing marriage as the framework for sex and children has produced results that don’t surprise.
Published on 2011-01-17 07:02:05
There are sensible reasons why her ratings have softened.
Published on 2011-01-16 10:20:12
American liberals have spent far too much time lying to each other and themselves.
Published on 2011-01-16 01:52:04
Each time somebody assigns culpability for the murders to Rush Limbaugh, or Glenn Beck, they’re taking some of the culpability away from the murder suspect Jared Loughner...
Published on 2011-01-15 10:20:34
The media continues to play its own narrative.
Published on 2011-01-13 11:45:19
Court: “[J]udges play a vital role in fulfilling the legislature’s intent to safeguard those in need of the protection of conservators or guardians.”
Published on 2011-01-13 08:31:59
President Obama delivers emapthy and sincerity in Tucson
Published on 2011-01-12 08:23:49
The idea that we should compromise the first two amendments because of a madman is untenable.
Published on 2011-01-12 07:32:43
There's no evidence to tie Loughner to the political climate
Published on 2011-01-12 02:15:13
New Mexico has a deep and bipartisan desire to improve their schools.
Published on 2011-01-11 12:44:19
An Article V amendment convention would give the states the opportunity to introduce amendments that would restore the original meaning of our Constitution.
Published on 2011-01-11 10:49:12
If the Shepherd Hotel were being demolished to build homes for Arab citizens of Israel, does anyone seriously believe that Hillary or the Red Baroness would be getting so worked up over it?
Published on 2011-01-10 08:28:10
Jared Loughner's politics were not rational. And there are millions more like him.
Published on 2011-01-10 07:57:08
Our eternal truths precede the Constitution.
Published on 2011-01-10 07:44:41
It's no longer a stigmatizing event to abrogate responsibility.
Published on 2011-01-09 09:27:35
The Constitution exists as a reminder of what we should be, not what we are.
Published on 2011-01-09 01:33:10
Never mind that Rome is burning -California will “be green.”
Published on 2011-01-07 16:23:14
Mr. Speaker, where are the tears for the millions of Americans who have lost their own version of the American dream?
Published on 2011-01-06 08:35:47
Don't drive a car. Don't ride a bike. Don't walk. Don't leave the house. Don't eat. Don't breathe. Don't think.
Published on 2011-01-06 06:57:17
It’s a maxim of free-speech law that government cannot compel taxpayers to support speech with which they disagree.
Published on 2011-01-05 08:24:27
Within the Muslim world, terrorism is not a fringe event, but an inside job.
Published on 2011-01-05 07:33:59
Arabians are in mid-debate, with the future course of reform as yet unpredictable.
Published on 2011-01-05 03:03:18
Openbooks.az.gov has taken Arizona from one of the least transparent states to, perhaps, one of the top 10.
Published on 2011-01-05 02:52:23
While the government is under no obligation to provide all of the available information in the press release, I have heard from reliable sources that very few ICE agents have any real background in immigration law.
Published on 2011-01-04 08:28:48
Liberalism has become a brand, more than a set of ideas.
Published on 2011-01-04 06:32:29
Rather than address the threat directly and offer assistance to stem it, Islamists are building their scapegoat.
Published on 2011-01-04 06:12:57
Arizona Community Colleges meet the Johns Hopkins University definition of “dropout factories” by a very wide margin.
Published on 2011-01-03 08:19:32
We can't talk about Muslim hate crimes, because they're not supposed to exist.
Published on 2011-01-03 06:54:59
Obama continues to show us that he believes government, not free enterprise, is the solution.
Published on 2011-01-03 06:33:49
Freedom means a culture of responsibility, not a culture of entitlement.
Published on 2011-01-02 10:37:50
Failure to change course in Lebanon means the surrender of a sovereign state to hostile powers that are, by their very natures, subversive to the international order.
Published on 2011-01-02 10:12:22
The oppressed worker is now the taxpayer, whose income and future are being garnished by unions.
Published on 2011-01-02 01:28:40
Some of the most high-profile personalities in the world of “conservative media” dismissed the “birther” conspiracies long ago.