Opinion

Oregon LEEDing The Way To Break The Timber Certification Monopoly

Opinion | David Williams
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The timber from most of the state’s forests are excluded from state construction projects.

Evangelicals Are Evolving Quickly On Gay Marriage -- And That's A Good Thing

Opinion | David Lampo
Evangelical Christians worship during the "Jesus Parade" in downtown Brasilia

To this new group, commitment to the gospel means speaking out for equal legal treatment.

Yet Another Study Confirms GMOs Are Safe, So Why Are Bans Still Spreading?

Opinion | Jerry Rogers
Employees stock shelves near a sign supporting non genetically modified organisms (GMO) at the Central Co-op in Seattle, Washington

The misanthropic and anti-wealth ideology at the heart of the anti-GMO movement

I Agree With Senator Reid: Let's Audit The Federal Reserve

Opinion | Rep. Paul Broun
Sun rises to the east of the U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington

Why won’t he bring it up?

President Obama's Foreign Policy Audacity Is Beyond Hope

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
Obama speaks at the Global Health Security Agenda Summit in Washington

His 60 Minutes interview, claiming we won in Ukraine, was full to bursting with misrepresentations and naiveté.

After Holder: Four Things The Next Attorney General Must Address

Opinion | Dan Epstein
Attorney General Eric Holder Announces Civil Rights Investigation Into Michael Brown Death

Eric Holder’s replacement will have to begin the work of de-politicizing the office.

Medicare Advantage: Mend It, Don't End It

Opinion | John R. Graham
U.S. President Obama speaks about Affordable Care Act at Prince George's Community College in Largo

Health savings accounts could help correct the price distortions and fraud in the system.

Why I Produced The Obama 'Dating Profile' Ad

Opinion | John Jordan
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The president has been as disappointing as a bad date.

'You And What Army?' How The Obama Administration Strongarms Congress

Opinion | Cliff Smith
United States Attorney General Holder answers a question at news conference announcing updates on investigation of Brown shooting in Ferguson Missouri, in Washington

FOIA requests are replacing congressional oversight as our main investigative tool. Here’s why that’s troubling.

The Oklahoma Beheading: A Call To Sever Islamism From Islam

Opinion | Qanta Ahmed
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ISIS is the most public face of Islamism, but it’s far from the only source.

Republicans Do Not Drive Priuses

Opinion | Michael Knowles
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The GOP should stop trying to convince the public they’re like Democrats.

Modi, And India, Take Their Place On The World Stage

Opinion | David Cohen
India's Prime Minister Modi speaks at Madison Square Garden in New York

The new prime minister is the opposite of Obama.

Climate Change Chicanery And The Federal Agency-Academic Complex

Opinion | Lawrence Kogan

How NOAA, the EPA, and the National Academy of Sciences create global warming ‘consensus’ on your dime

Holder's Legacy: Double Punishment Of Financial Crisis Victims

Opinion | John Berlau
Attorney General Eric Holder Announces Civil Rights Investigation Into Michael Brown Death

His crowning achievement, a settlement against Bank of America, is blatantly unjust.

Jeff Bell's Case For The Middle Class -- And Against The Federal Reserve

Opinion | David Wagner
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The long-shot New Jersey senate candidate was with Reagan in ’76, and his tune hasn’t changed much.

Ukraine Proves The End Of History Is Still A Long Way Away

Opinion | Sumantra Maitra and Mitchell Blatt
French President Francois Hollande, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. President Barack Obama meet to discus Ukraine at the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor resort, near Newport

Cold War alliance politics is a poor fit for an age of limited war and covert insurgencies.

It's Time For Roger Goodell To Go

Opinion | Keith Naughton
NFL Commissioner Goodell speaks at a news conference to address domestic violence issues and the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy in New York

His social responsibility mission has put the NFL in jeopardy and set it up for a crisis.

Indian Government Announces Desperately Needed Intellectual Property Reform

Opinion | Lorenzo Montanari
India's Prime Minister Modi gives a speech during his lecture meeting hosted by Nikkei Inc. and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in Tokyo

It’s an important step for an economy characterized by rampant counterfeiting and IP theft.

Gambling On The Baptists: A Casino Magnate Reaches For The Collection Plate

Opinion | Bruce Yandle and Adam Smith
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Lindsay Graham says Sheldon Adelson and his Baptists back home are ‘one person on this idea.’

A Bold Plan To Accelerate Education Reform

Opinion | Ed Gillespie
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School choice is flourishing; we should encourage it by devolving funding and control to the states.

Obama's Blowing In The Wind At The UN

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
U.S. President Obama addresses the 69th UN General Assembly in New York

The president expects too much from the ineffectual body.

Rule Of Law: An Eggs-traordinary Tale Of Economic Reasoning

Opinion | Jessica Medeiros-Garrison

Republican AGs are fighting a law that would force egg importers from other states to adhere to California’s standards.

COULTER: GOP Bordering On Victory

Ann Coulter | Ann Coulter
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Mass immigration is wildly unpopular. Republicans should make their opponents take a position on Obama’s post-election amnesty.

The Dangers Of Working With Iran To Defeat ISIS

Opinion | Russ Read
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses the Council on Foreign Relations in New York

We can’t replace a short-term threat with a long-term existential one.

Is Ted Cruz For Real?

Opinion | W. James Antle III
Cruz arrives with Smith to begin a news conference about immigration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

The question conservatives ask quietly.

Chinese Crack Down On U.S. Food Firms, Sometimes Without Saying Why

Opinion | Peter Roff
Crane carries a container from a Hanjin Shipping ship at the Hanjin container terminal as a China Shipping Line ship arrives at the Busan New Port

Under the guise of food safety, authorities are trying to give a boost to Chinese firms.

The Left's Split Personality On Budget And Environmental Policy

Opinion | J.T. Young
A protester carries a sign during the "People's Climate March" in the Manhattan borough of New York

One is an actuarial certainty, the other is a hypothesis. But to the left, only one is a crisis.

Florida Teachers Union Clouds Prospects For Special Needs Students

Opinion | Jared Blanchard
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They’re trying to strike down an innovative new program for developmentally challenged kids

Undercover Hero Wins Landmark Case Against Holder's DOJ

Opinion | Alfred S. Regnery
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Holder’s DOJ has prosecuted cops harshly, but often failed to protect them.

Why I Wrote A Book About Secession In America

Opinion | Douglas MacKinnon
A couple sit outside the Scottish Parliment after the referendum on Scottish independence in Edinburgh

After Scotland, splitting’s all the rage.

'Game of Thrones' Creator: Worry More About Violence

Opinion | Dan Isett
Really, Oberyn? I mean, really? You couldn't just finish off The Mountain and get Tyrion the W. You were such a cool character. A strange, bisexual, hedonistic badass with a spear from Dorne washed away like that. George R. R. Martin really does feed off the tears of his fans. (Photo Credit: Screenshot/Game of Thrones HBO)

Cable choice is a way to make sure consumers aren’t paying for content they find objectionable.

Climate Marchers Promote A Moral Travesty

Opinion | Tom Harris
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, former United States Vice President Al Gore, United Nations Secretary General  Ban Ki-moon and French Environment Minister Segolene Royal take part in the "People's Climate March" down 6th Ave. in the Man

Climate change mitigation schemes promote suffering today in exchange for averting hypothetical future crises.

YODA Takes On The Dark Side Of Copyright Enforcement

Opinion | Mytheos Holt
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Licensing of physical devices is a dangerous precedent that deserves legislative action.

GAO Report Proves the Senate Must Act To Stop Abortion Funding in Obamacare

Opinion | Mary Therese Drury
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Reid arrives to speak to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington

Harry Reid refuses to bring up a bill that would stop the practice.

Gowdy's Game Plan

Opinion | Micah Morrison
Trey Gowdy SLAMS Dem Rep. For Blaming Secret Service Issues On Sequestration

Tuesday showed the former prosecutor being careful; he’ll need to be with the Clintons planning dirty tricks.

How The Obama Administration Is Undermining Guatemalan Stability And Promoting Illegal Immigration

Opinion | David Landau
U.S. Vice-President Biden and Guatemala's President Molina shake hands at the Presidential Palace in Guatemala City

‘Human rights groups’ are rarely what they seem.

Driverless Cars Will Make School Choice Easier

Opinion | Matthew La Corte
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Transportation is a key barrier to sending kids to better-performing schools.

FCC Chairman Won't Allow His IG To Hire Any Criminal Investigators

Opinion | Seton Motley
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies before the House Communications and Technology panel on Capitol Hill in Washington

Conflict of interest?

A 21st Century Doctrine For Keeping America Safe

Opinion | Rob Maness
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We shouldn’t be afraid to use force, but we must exercise caution when arming third-world insurgencies.

The Return Of King Dollar

Opinion | Larry Kudlow
Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve, enters the opening reception of the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole

Sign of a stronger America?

What Elizabeth Warren Got Right About Student Loans

Opinion | Keith Naughton
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Any meaningful fix to a broken system will have to involve rebalancing risk

Internet Slowdown Over Title II: The Story That The Media Missed About Google

Opinion | Erik Telford
A T-Mobile G1 Google phone running Android is shown in Encinitas

Not as bullish on broadband-as-public-utility as some would lead you to believe.

The Gathering Danger Of Iran Is Greater Than ISIS.

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives at the airport in Baghdad

A nuclear-armed revolutionary state is a bigger threat than a gang of savages in the desert.

Can The DOJ Seize Emails From American Companies Stored Anywhere On Earth?

Opinion | Zack Christenson
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures as he speaks during his keynote address at the company's "build" conference in San Francisco

If so, it would have major ramifications for their ability to do business.

Scotland Votes 'No': More Governments Should Follow The U.K.'s Example Of Self-Determination

Opinion | David Boaz
File photo of a "No" campaign placard and Union flag seen outside a cottage on the Isle of North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland

Secessions are usually more peaceful when governments don’t insist on granting local permission.

Conflicts Of Interest In Discussions About End-Of-Life Care

Opinion | Joanne Butler
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Don’t trust the hospital checklist, get a lawyer.

Why Ukraine Is Asking American Pastors For Help

Opinion | Sam Rohrer
Ukrainian President Poroshenko holds a news conference at the European Council headquarters during an EU summit in Brussels

New President Petro Poroshenko has founded a ‘Spiritual Restoration Committee’

Can We Shut Up About Fracking Now?

Opinion | Casey Given
MCKITTRICK, CA - MARCH 23: Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near McKittrick, California.(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

A new study should lay to rest fears about natural gas drilling contaminating aquifers

Growing Religious Extremism: The Good News And Bad News

Opinion | Asim Nazim Mollazade
A fighter of the ISIL holds a flag and a weapon on a street in Mosul

Despite being beseiged by extremism in Iran and Russia, Azerbaijan has maintained parliamentary democracy and human rights.

Rule Of Law: How Republican AGs Are Fighting The EPA, And Fighting For Federalism

Opinion | Jessica Medeiros-Garrison
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Some Democratic AGs, by contrast, are actively supporting federal usurpation.

COULTER: Your 'To Do' List To Save America

Ann Coulter | Ann Coulter
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My take on where the 2014 midterms are going

With Global Conflict At The Door, World Leaders Pursue Futile Climate Efforts

Opinion | Steve Goreham
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gestures during an interview during the 19th conference of the United Nations COP19 in Warsaw

$250 billion is spent per year on renewable energy, while 1 billion people lack clean drinking water

Shame On Congress: America Should Be Arming The Kurds, Not ISIS-Aligned Syrian Rebels

Opinion | Maxwel D. Terzano
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Rebel forces have signed a non-aggression pact with the Islamic State.

Is Obama Too Much Of A Hawk For Democrats?

Opinion | Lanny Davis
U.S. President Obama delivers a live televised address to the nation on his plans for military action against the Islamic State, from the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington

A strong majority of Democrats support airstrikes to stop ISIS.

In Defense Of Christians Slams Weekly Standard Editor's Anti-Christian 'Bigotry' Defending Ted Cruz

Opinion | J. Arthur Bloom
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He accused the crowd of showing its ‘ISIS face’

Constitution Day: Where Is The Duty To The Document?

Opinion | Janine Turner
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If our representatives have forgotten it, it’s because we’ve failed to hold them accountable.

CFPB Is No 'Start-Up' Agency, It's The Same Old Bureaucracy And Should Be Repealed

Opinion | Newt Gingrich
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Cordray answers questions at the Reuters Washington Summit in Washington

Who authorized the $215 million renovation giving its headquarters a ‘two-story waterfall’?

To Post Or Not To Post? That Is The Counter-Terrorism Question

Opinion | Eliana Rudee
A video purportedly shows U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter holding a knife in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic State

Whether it’s JLaw’s nudes or James Foley’s beheading, sensational images can have a harmful effect.

Is The Benghazi Investigation Still A 'Witch Hunt'?

Opinion | Suzanne Scholte
Trey Gowdy SLAMS Dem Rep. For Blaming Secret Service Issues On Sequestration

For two years, Dems blocked investigation when we had the facts.

Broadcasters Choose Cronyism Over Innovation

Opinion | Charles Sauer
A DirecTV satellite dish is seen on a home in the mountains outside Golden, Colorado

‘Local Choice’ doesn’t even have legs, let alone real cable reform.

RIP 'The Fappening': Reddit's Bastion Of Free Speech Dies An Indecent Death

Opinion | Mytheos Holt
A Reddit mascot is shown at the company's headquarters in San Francisco

Leering at leaked celebrity nudes is gross. But the measures that could prevent it would muzzle whistleblowers and hacktivists.

Miscounting Poverty Again: The War On Poverty After Fifty Years

Opinion | Robert Rector
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After a half-century, LBJ’s dream has failed to make the poor more self-sufficient.

Why ISIS Isn't The Whole Picture

Opinion | J. D. Gordon
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The root is radical Islam, and our strategy must take that into account.

The End Of Venezuela's Oldest Newspaper, And What It Means For Us

Opinion | Andrew Glidden
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during his radio program "In contact with Maduro" at Catia neighbourhood in Caracas

Economic freedom and freedom of speech are more closely connected than we think.

The Conservative Case Against Voter ID Laws

Opinion | David Benkof
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Supporting laws with no significant function has never been a right-wing principle.

Massachussetts DA Gives Climate Activists Free Passes For Civil Disobedience

Opinion | Bob Stump
Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter

It’s the first time the necessity defense has been vindicated for climate activism.

The Obama Administration Answers War With Phony War

Opinion | Angelo M. Codevilla
U.S. President Obama delivers a live televised address to the nation on his plans for military action against the Islamic State, from the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington

The president has failed to answer any of the major questions about his strategy for defeating ISIS.

Ray Rice And The Corruption Of Justice

Opinion | Keith Naughton
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The NFL isn’t supposed to dispense justice; the prosecutor shouldn’t have let him off.

The Real Problem With Ted Cruz's Remarks To Persecuted Christians

Opinion | John Rogove
Senator Ted Cruz walks during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Don’t count on him ever admitting that American foreign policy has helped drain the Middle East of them.

And Speaking Truth To The Persecuted

Opinion | David Brog
U.S. Senator Cruz answers questions during the Reuters Washington Summit in Washington

However desperate Middle East Christians are, aligning with Hezbollah and Assad is never acceptable.

Play Football, Not Politics

Opinion | Brian Joondeph
Photo Credit: Getty Images

The NFL is becoming Oprah’s couch.

A Blueprint For Saving Our Century

Opinion | Jonathan Leaf
During the First World War (1914-1918), the American military allowed Harvard professor Robert Yerkes to give IQ tests to some two million recruits. Yerkes wanted to use the newfangled tests to select officer candidates and to assemble a record of IQ statistics.

Zmirak and Jones diagnose the age

'Pump' To Help Kick America's Oil Addiction

Opinion | Edwin Black
A member of the Kurdish security forces takes up position with his weapon as he guards a section of an oil refinery, which is being brought on a truck to Kalak refinery in the outskirts of Arbil

‘Fuel democracy to protect American democracy. Unlock the car engines the way we want to unlock our cell phones.’

'Obamacare Has Destroyed My Family'

Opinion | Nicole Revels

This month, Pattie Curran will have to pay retail price for her sons’ medication.

Demagogue Ted Cruz Is A Danger To The GOP

Opinion | David Benkof
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His stunt at a summit to raise awareness about Christian genocide is part of a disturbing pattern.

Pentagon Official: What It Will Take To Eliminate ISIS

Opinion | Joseph Miller

It isn’t what the president says

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Feature:Opinion | Scott Cleland
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The FCC’s new professed mantra is ‘competition competition competition’

The Lawyers Who Cried 'Cancer'

Opinion | Will Coggin
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California’s Proposition 65 has created a nightmare blizzard of litigation.

Will Obama's Actions Against ISIS Be Enough?

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
U.S. President Obama delivers a live televised address to the nation on his plans for military action against the Islamic State, from the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington

To strike a death blow, American troops on the ground may be necessary.

Live From New York It's ... ?

Opinion | Ron Fein
File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz walking to the Senate floor for a vote on a $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Demolishing his bad arguments against campaign finance reform

Independence Will Force Scotland Towards Prudence, Away From Socialism

Opinion | Ewan Watt
Supporters of Scotland's 'Yes Campaign' applaud as bride-to-be Ruth Cheadle holds a 'Yes' banner as she waits to be married, in Edinburgh, Scotland

No matter what happens with the pound, economic conditions will make statist aspirations hard to meet.

Support Obama�s New ISIS Plan

Opinion | Larry Kudlow
U.S. President Obama delivers a live televised address to the nation on his plans for military action against the Islamic State, from the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington

Trust, but verify.

Royalty Reform Must Put Equity For Musicians And Songwriters First

Opinion | Phil Galdston and David Wolfert
Attendees dance during the Made in American music festival in Los Angeles

Music listening has changed. The law should change with it.

Eden Cast Out: Progressives Take Aim At A Traditional Organic Food Company

Opinion | Fr. Benedict Kiely
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Running a family business according to biblical principles can be dangerous; especially in health foods.

9/11 Truthers Are Even Dumber Than You Think

Opinion | W. James Antle III
A man places a wreath at the 9/11 memorial during the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, in Exchange Place, New Jersey

Still crazy after all these years.