Opinion

What Elizabeth Warren Got Right About Student Loans

Keith Naughton
Elizabeth Warren

Any meaningful fix to a broken system will have to involve rebalancing risk

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
Gina McCarthy

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
Syrian rebels AFP/Getty Images/Aris Messinis

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

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
America Votes

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
Photo Credit: Getty Images

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
The sign of a Starbucks store is seen in New York

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.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Must Resign

Opinion | Peter Flaherty
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If you politicize the job, you should be prepared to take responsibility.

COULTER: Get Angry Now

Ann Coulter | Ann Coulter
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Believe Obama’s threat; Executive amnesty is coming if the GOP doesn’t win the Senate.

Young Adults And College Students Must Spend More Time On The Internet

Opinion | Ulf Kirchdorfer
Computer movie children

They’re missing out on too much if they’re limited to one hour a day.

The Economic Case For Scottish Independence

Opinion | Patrick Basham
Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, addresses Members of the Scottish Parliament, during First Minister's Question Time, in Edinburgh

Even a post-independence turn to socialism would fail and rebound quickly.

The Wind Production Tax Credit: Bad Policy, Bad Politics

Opinion | Rep. Mike Pompeo
Wind Power

Killing it could throw a wrench into the president’s carbon emissions plan.

The Case For Outside Spending: New Hampshire Edition

Opinion | Paul H. Jossey
Scott Brown, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, speaks during a town hall campaign stop at a VFW post in Hudson

Democracy is better off when outside actors can call attention to things neither candidate wants to talk about.

The Strategic Conundrum Of Defeating Islamic Terrorism: The Vacuity Of Modernity

Opinion | Thaddeus G. McCotter
A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds a a RPG launcher in an area overlooking Baretle village, which is controlled by the Islamic State, in Khazir

Middle Eastern Muslims are understandably wary of a West that believes in freedom without purpose.

NPR�s War On Genetic Engineering

Opinion | Henry Miller
National Public Radio

The show’s anti-GMO bias is systemic and pervasive.

President Obama's Delayed Action On Immigration Is Part Of A Long Pattern

Opinion | Alex Nowrasteh
U.S. President Obama speaks about immigration reform from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington

As a senator, he helped kill immigration reform in 2007.

Blame The EU First For The Failures Of European Muslim Integration

Opinion | Jonathan Bronitsky
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It’s taboo to even talk about what an “integrated” Muslim would look like.

Ezra Klein: Portrait Of A Washington Intellectual Giant

Opinion | Jamie Weinstein

Who VOXsplained Iraq better in 2007: Klein or George W. Bush?

CVS Ceased To Sell Cigarettes Because Of Intimidation Or Cronyism, Not Public Health

Opinion | Theodore J. King
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28 attorneys general bullying stores about what they can sell sets an awful precedent.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is Wrong About Women

Opinion | Christine Toretti
Democrats Wasserman Schultz

She should look at her own sexist remarks, and those from her side.

UN Climate Propaganda At Full Throttle In Advance Of New York Climate Summit

Opinion | Tom Harris and Tim Ball
President of COP19 Marcin Korolec claps during final decisions at COP19 in Warsaw

No, we’re probably not going to see ‘mega-droughts and deadly heat waves’

Reagan Conservatism, Not Leave-Us-Alone Libertarianism, Remains The GOP's Best Bet

Opinion | Gary Bauer
Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan speaks at a rally for Senator Durenberger February 8, 1982. (Photo: Michael Evans/The White House/Getty Images)

A political philosophy based on extreme self-interest can’t win.

What Is Ex-Im Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg Hiding?

Opinion | Ken Blackwell
Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing in Washington

He’s tried to stonewall interviews with officials, and presented heavily-redacted documents.

Net Metering Is A Rooftop Rip-Off

Opinion | Zack Christenson and Steve Pociask
Vivint Solar technicians install solar panels on the roof of a house in Mission Viejo

Solar energy is a great thing, but the rich shouldn’t be subsidized for it.

Richard Posner's Gay Marriage Ruling Shows Why We're Losing

Opinion | David Benkof
Supporters of gay marriage hold rainbow-colored flags as they rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington

Traditional marriage is doomed by its inept supporters, not its opponents.

Unity In The Shadow Of Tragedy: An Opportunity Of Historic Proportions For Middle Eastern Christians

Opinion | Richard Ghazal
Iraqi Chaladean Catholic Christians celebrate Easter mass at the church of Virgin Mary in central Baghdad's Al-Karrada neighborhood on March 23, 2008. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

This week’s In Defense of Christians summit must lay the groundwork for ecumenical solidarity.

Why Won't The Obama Administration Talk About Warren Buffett's Tim Hortons Corporate Inversion?

Opinion | Hughey Newsome
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Buffett reacts at the trade show during the company's annual meeting in Omaha

The investor dodges taxes while supporting higher rates here.

These People Think The Way To Keep Things Fast Is To Bring In The Government?

Opinion | Seton Motley
Wheeler testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on oversight of the FCC on Capitol Hill in Washington

Companies like Netflix have a self-interested reason to support net neutrality.

A Bold And Optimistic GOP Can Create A Wave Election

Opinion | Larry Kudlow
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It must present a true governing agenda.

Backs Constitutional Convention, To Fight Federal Overreach Even In Retirement

Opinion | Mark Meckler
Tom Coburn listens to questions during the Reuters Washington Summit in the Reuters newsroom in Washington

‘What they would rather do is get re-elected, and continue to spend money, and that’s Republican and Democrat alike.’

France's Opportunistic Defense Double-Dealing

Opinion | Jason Stverak
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They’re trying to sell helicopter carriers to Russia, and missile defense systems to Poland.

'Longmire' And Hollywood's Misplaced Demographic Focus

Opinion | Andy Patrizio
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The cancellation of one of the best shows on TV says a lot about the industry’s priorities

Pot For Pain? More Patients Are Saying Yes

Opinion | Paul Armentano
Product display at the "Oregon's Finest" medical marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon

Medical pot could mean pain patients could make do with lower doses of the dangerous stuff.

The College Board Cronyism Behind The New Progressive AP U.S. History Curriculum

Opinion | Emmett McGroarty and Jane Robbins
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States receive federal funding to push AP courses, so they’re reluctant to stand up to the Department of Education.

How Obama Undermines His Aides' Statements On Foreign Policy

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
U.S. President Barack Obama talks during a press conference at the Bank of Estonia in Tallinn, Estonia

Obama’s pledges and Biden’s bluster invite danger without commensurate action.

Taxpayer-Funded PBS Airs Late-Term Abortion Propaganda

Opinion | Arina Grossu
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Why is a public TV station glorifying these people?

Norway's Islamic Extremism Problem

Opinion | Herb London
A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. (Photo: REUTERS)

When your immigrant communities are asking for a new country, multiculturalism has gone too far.

It's Time To Admit Kerry's Brokered Afghan Election Deal Is A Failure

Opinion | Buckley Carlson
Afghanistan's presidential candidate Abdullah addresses a news conference with rival Ghani as they announced a deal for the auditing of all Afghan election votes at the United Nations Compound in Kabul

Abdullah Abdullah pulling out of the partnership was inevitable; it’s time to back the one who was elected.

If There's No Imminent Threat To Our Southern Border, Why Is Ft. Bliss Stepping Up Security?

Opinion | Tom Fitton
Steel border fence separates Nogales, Arizona, from its sister city in Sonora, Mexico

ISIS is in Juarez, Judicial Watch has learned.

SEIU's Fast Food Campaign Makes Up The Rules As It Goes

Opinion | Ryan Williams
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The union-backed campaign getting out in the streets today is no normal labor organization.

Two Can Play The Gay Vigilante Game

Opinion | David Benkof
New York City Clerks Offices Open Sunday For First Day Of Gay Marriages

If traditionalists did to the gay community what hidden-cam stingers are doing, there would be massive outrage.

COULTER: Speed Kills Racial Profiling Study

Ann Coulter | Ann Coulter
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A Clinton appointee once tried to hush up a traffic stop study — could the same thing be happening with police shootings?

Redskins Should Make NFL Pay To Change Team Name

Opinion | W. James Antle III
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It’s time to shake down the PC shakedown artists.

Countdown To Election Day 2014

Opinion | Fred Malek
New Jersey Governor Christie speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition Spring Leadership Meeting at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas

Democrats have already committed a number of unforced errors that have expanded the map.

Just The Facts: Bill Steigerwald Exposes A Great Writer's 'Literary Fraud' In Dogging Steinbeck

Opinion | Robert Dean Lurie
John Steinbeck

Travels With Charley is largely a fabrication, but that doesn’t mean it’s without value.

Once Again, The Goreacle Missed The Mark Entirely

Opinion | Andy Patrizio
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Al Gore said by now the Arctic would be free of ice. Instead, the ice cap is growing.

Michael McFaul And The Continuing Failure Of Obama's Foreign Policy In Ukraine

Opinion | Keith Naughton
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‘There are no Machiavellis in the Obama administration, only Elmer Fudds.’

'Local Choice' Broadcast Reform Proposal Is A Big Win For Consumers

Opinion | Andrew Langer
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There’s really no reason in 2014 to mandate broadcasters to carry local channels.