Opinion

The Frum Tax: How Religious Americans Pay Extra For Public Schools

Opinion | David Benkof
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What Ramapo got right

The Politics, Policy, And Personality Of America's Shoddy Ebola Response

Opinion | Keith Naughton
President Barack Obama holds a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government's Ebola response, in Washington

The delay and ineffectual action is another sign of who the president is.

What The Media Left Out About The Riot In Keene

Opinion | Jim Huffman
Water Street is one street which floods from the nearby Beaver Brook in Keene

Pumpkin festivals and genuine community take a backseat to hooliganism

No Marriage, No Papacy: If The Pope Endorses Polygamy, That Spells The End of Catholic Claims

Opinion | John Zmirak
Pope Francis leads the synod of bishops in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican

Francis reneging on the Council of Trent would destroy Papal infallibility

India Beginning To Show Commitment To IP Rights, Now They Must Back It Up With Action

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

The new Indian prime minister has been criticized by protectionists

Ron Klain As Ebola Czar: The Right Person For The Right Job At The Right Time

Opinion | Lanny Davis
File photo of U.S. Senator Whitehouse talking to Klain, then-Chief of Staff for U.S. Vice President Biden, in Washington

Stop politicizing a crisis.

Lower Oil Prices Are Unambiguously Good

Opinion | Larry Kudlow
A crude oil train sits parked outside the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in south Philadelphia

The GOP should dare Obama to do more.

The Fringe Movement To Push Title II

Opinion | Erik Telford
Net Neutrality

Bigger companies like Google see the writing on the wall, and they’re bailing out.

Romance In Obamaland: The EPA And The NRDC's Beyond-Cozy Conspiracy

Opinion | Sen. David Vitter
Gina McCarthy testifies before a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on her nomination to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

How agency officials and left-wing activists concocted a lawsuit to regulate the entire nation

Democrats Play #Ebola Politics In Stupid, Dangerous Ways

Opinion | Patrick Howley
Michael Moore speaks at a news conference in Washington

Do we want someone Kate Hudson’s age to be Surgeon General?

Obama Foreign Policy Allows ISIS To Acquire WMDs

Opinion | Justin Haskins
Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province

The latest chemical weapons fiasco proves what a mistake it was to leave.

The Math Of An Ebola Epidemic, And Why The Administration's Isn't Adding Up

Opinion | Brian Joondeph
Frieden, Fauci, Robinson, Borio and Wagner testify before a House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, in Washington

The number of cases is doubling with each generation of transmission

Making It Easier To Fire Executives Won't Fix The VA

Opinion | Joanne Butler
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Most senior agency officials have handpicked successors in mind. That’s bad for accountability.

Chinese Democracy: What's At Stake In Hong Kong

Opinion | Brett M. Decker
Police use pepper spray as they clash with pro-democracy protesters at an area near the government headquarters building in Hong Kong

Neither side is prepared to make concessions; protestors want democracy, Beijing says they can’t have it.

Leave The President's Legacy To Historians

Opinion | Jim Huffman
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President Obama is contemplating closing Guantanamo — but not for the right reason.

An Election About New Vs. Old

Opinion | Skot Covert
U.S. President Barack Obama listens at a meeting with India's PM Narendra Modi at the White House in Washington

Young voters are disillusioned with President Obama. Voting this November would be a good way for them to show it.

For Some 'Affirmative Consent' Supporters, Injustice Is A Feature, Not A Bug

Opinion | Robert Shibley
Journalist Ezra Klein

Rather than improve the justice system, the laws leave the accused at the mercy of campus kangaroo courts.

18 Days Until The Midterm Elections, And A GOP Senate Majority Seems All But Inevitable

Opinion | Chris Wilson
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A weekly update on polling from around the country

Rule Of Law: How Obama's EPA Is Trying To Regulate Your Creek Beds And Ditches

Opinion | Jessica Medeiros-Garrison
File photo of irrigation pipe at a farm near Cantua Creek

If its new rule comes into effect, property owners could be on the hook for costly Clean Water Act permitting

Environmental Groups Snatch Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory

Opinion | Anastasia Swearingen
Members of the ONG Sierra Club demonstrate against the countries who according to them are avoiding the climate change issue, on a beach in Cancun on December 3, 2010, in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Six common air pollutants have declined by 62 percent since 1980.

Schitzo In Chief: The Insanity Of American Energy Policy Is Making Us Rich-- And Poor

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch

Gas prices fall while electricity prices necessarily skyrocket

COULTER: We'll Tell You How Dangerous Ebola Is After The Election

Ann Coulter | Ann Coulter

Everything the government says about this disease keeps being proved untrue — usually within a matter of days.

An Increasingly Islamist Turkey Will Not Help Obama Combat ISIS, Or Anything Else

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
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Relations have been fraying between our two countries, it’s time to acknowledge why.

What's In A Name: No Name For Iraq Operation Sends Wrong Message

Opinion | Dan Caldwell
File photo of Major-General Hertling, the commander of U.S. forces in northern Iraq, walking during a battlefield circulation patrol on the streets in Mosul

American soldiers on the ground in Iraq could be ineligible for medals or other campaign honors.

Silicon Valley's Biggest Internet Mistake

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

Hubris causes blind spots.

President Obama Doesn't Have What Effective Government Management Requires

Opinion | Fred Malek
U.S. President Obama speaks at a meeting with more than 20 foreign defense chiefs to discuss the coalition efforts in the ongoing campaign against ISIL at Joint Base Andrews in Washington

It really is a matter of leadership.

An Obamacare Mess You Likely Missed: IP Protection For Biosimilars

Opinion | Ken Blackwell
A man looks over the Affordable Care Act signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this photo illustration

Streamlining the approval process could save patients thousands of dollars per year

Why Republicans Could Have A Pro-Gay Marriage Presidential Candidate In 2016

Opinion | Alex Lundry
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Supporters of same-sex marriage are growing twice as fast as opponents.

How The 'Moderate' Syrian Opposition Got More Radical, More Violent, And Less Effective

Opinion | Abdo Roumani
Free Syrian Army fighters react to the camera as they ride in a vehicle mounted with a weapon in the Hama countryside

At one time, there were Kurds calling for unity and Salafists for secular government. Not anymore.

Is Pope Francis A Model For Our Rabbis?

Opinion | David Benkof
Pope Francis leads the synod of bishops in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican

The Bishop of Rome’s pastoral example is one those of many faiths should follow.

The Death Of Patton: Sinister Plot, Or Just A Cover-Up?

Opinion | Robert Orlando
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In the end, Eisenhower was Patton’s friend, and the Stalin theory doesn’t match the facts.

PENTAGON OFFICIAL: The Similarities Between Obama's ISIS and Kennedy's Vietnam Are Eerie

Opinion | Joseph Miller

But the end is not certain

HuffPo Lets Head Of NIH Propagandize About Ebola, Blame Republicans For Lack Of Cure

Opinion | Huff-Watcher
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How about spending less on studying Chinese prostitutes and rabbit massages instead?

Replacing Columbus: Why He Really Doesn't Deserve A Holiday

Opinion | Marc Sterne
Handout of a replica of Christopher Columbus' caravel Santa Maria

Here are three Italians that deserve it more

Role Of Government, Not Tax Reform, Driving Kansas Governor's Race

Opinion | Dave Trabert
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) speaks on day four of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 4, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo: Getty Images)

Early signs are already showing growth in Sunflower State

Ebola Lessons From Down Under: Quarantines And Containment Work

Opinion | Brian Joondeph
Ambulance workers wearing protective gear load a patient with possible Ebola symptons into the back of an ambulance at the Harvard Vanguard facility in Braintree

The last ‘growing threat’ Obama talked about was global warming.

Why I'm Not Outraged By Wendy Davis' Wheelchair Ad

Opinion | Jamie Weinstein

No matter what the mob says, it wasn’t that bad

How About A Little Optimism?

Opinion | Larry Kudlow
US President Obama departs White House for Democratic Party fund raisers in New York City and Connecticut

I’m taking the bull case.

Why Are Health Insurance Companies More Untouchable Than For-Profit Hospitals?

Opinion | Buckley Carlson
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This New Jersey hospital is a success story, but insurance companies have tried to vilify it.

WHO Tobacco Treaty Would Make It Harder For Smokers To Quit

Opinion | Dr. Gilbert Ross
A customer holds an e-cigarette at the Henley Vaporium in New York City

Public health officials still remember the days of big victories and settlements in the tobacco wars, and want to repeat it with e-cigarettes.

Sorry Media, Bush Dynasty Not All It's Cracked Up To Be

Opinion | Patrick Howley
Bush Family

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane

The Three Scariest Things That Could Happen if Democrats Keep the Senate

Opinion | Joy Overbeck
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to the media after a weekly policy meeting at the Capitol on March 20, 2012 in Washington, D.C.(Photo: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

You think Harry Reid’s spooky now…

Conservatives Can Learn From Bill Maher And Sam Harris

Opinion | Chidike Okeem
Bill Maher

Critiquing your own side is intellectually healthy.

The Ugly American In Thailand: Not All Coups Are Bad

Opinion | Ted Gover
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha waves after a handover ceremony for the new Royal Thai Army Chief at the Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok

America has had a relatively peaceful history of democratic transitions. Not so elsewhere.

Behind The New Tea Party Patriots Illegal Immigration Documentary

Opinion | Scott Hogenson
Anti-immigration protester holds a flag and waves to motorists on a highway overpass on Murrieta Hot Springs Blvd in Murrieta

How one professor’s vision became a reality.

Christian College Told It Could Lose Accreditation For Its Policy On Homosexual Sex

Opinion | Justin Haskins
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Losing accreditation could mean students aren’t eligible for federal loans

The Carbon Tax Job Creation Debate Is Moot, Taxes Won't Stop Global Warming

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
Al Gore's weight has fluctuated ever since losing the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush. He started losing weight in 2009 after "eating the right foods" and exercising, but he seems to have gained some of it back by now. (Photo: Getty Images)

A favorite ‘solution’ that doesn’t address the problem

Perverse Liberty And The Danger Of Pot Legalization

Opinion | Kayleigh McEnany
Buds are removed from a container at the "Oregon's Finest" medical marijuana dispensary in Portland

Drug laws don’t exist to make drug users virtuous, they exist to protect civic virtue.

What's More Threatened, The Prairie Chicken Or The Rule Of Law?

Opinion | Jessica Medeiros-Garrison
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Republican AGs are the only thing standing between big green lawsuits and cozy settlements from the feds.

The Ron Problem: Must Publicly Denounce His Father To Win The GOP Nomination

Opinion | Don Rasmussen
US Senator Paul delivers remarks at the Values Voter Summit in Washington

What the libertarian-leaning hopeful can learn from Bill Clinton and Marine Le Pen

COULTER: The One Issue GOP Leaders Won't Touch

Ann Coulter | Ann Coulter
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Republican leadership has to choose between their voters and their donors.

First Amendment The Real Victim In 'Taco Tuesday' Sorority Flap

Opinion | Peter Bonilla
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It shouldn’t need to be said that wearing a sombrero is a constitutionally-protected act.

Bill Maher Is Right: Ben Affleck's Muddy View Of Islam Highlights America's Religious Relativism

Opinion | Dustin Siggins
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Support for executing apostates and adulterers is unsettlingly high across the Muslim world.

Who Has The Courage And Clarity To Topple Today�s Berlin Walls?

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

They’re not physical obstructions anymore, but no less dangerous for freedom.

Why Is The NAACP Fighting To Give Tennessee Politicians More Power To Appoint Judges?

Opinion | George Scoville
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If it’s a biased, corrupt system, democratic elections could lead to better outcomes for African-Americans.

China Declares War On U.S. Intellectual Property, Gets Into The Patent Trolling Business

Opinion | William J. Watkins, Jr.
China's President Xi addresses the Joint Opening Session of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialoguein Beijing

It’s seeded a new company with $50 billion to acquire patents

Actually, The Court Just Undercut Gay Marriage's Inevitability

Opinion | David Benkof
A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building at sunrise is seen in Washington

The Court’s conservative justices may be wilier than we think.

Protestors Have A Point, But The Controversial John Adams Opera The Death Of Klinghoffer Has Redeeming Qualities

Opinion | Bob Stump
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The Met’s decision to schedule the John Adams opera has been condemned by the ADL and Michelle Bachman.

Five Ideas To Put Taxis, Limos And Ride-sharing Companies On Equal Footing

Opinion | R.J. Lehmann
An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign

There’s no reason each type should have a different insurance regime

Hong Kong Protests Should Demolish The Illusion Of China's Peaceful Rise

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
Pro-democracy protesters block a main junction at Hong Kong's shopping Mongkok district

Communist ascendance in the region cannot go unchallenged.

Barack Obama Is The Liberal Ronald Reagan

Opinion | Keith Naughton
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All of the left’s caricatures of the Gipper are embodied by one of their own.

Momentum Building For The Supreme Court's Next Abortion Case

Opinion | Denise Burke
Visitors stand in line to watch arguments on the first day of the new term of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington

A ruling on hospital admitting privileges for abortion doctors could mean stronger regulation of the industry.

Obama's Illegitimate War On ISIS And The Collapse Of America's Separated Powers

Opinion | Adam Bates
Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province

Congress and the courts have all too willingly given up their constitutional duties.

Veterans Deserve The Choice Of Quality Higher Education, Including For-Profit AMU

Opinion | Ken Blackwell
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Senator Durbin’s bill restricting access to for-profit schools is misguided

Mike Pence 2.0: New, But Not Exactly Improved

Opinion | John Nothdurft
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His health and education initiatives are basically Medicaid expansion and Common Core by another name.

Republicans' Sudden Generic Ballot Surge

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

On virtually all issues, congressional Democrats could suffer for Obama’s mismanagement.

Letting Lehman Fail Was A Choice, And It Was The Right One

Opinion | Mark Calabria
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Not only that, more companies should have had to go through a normal bankruptcy.

Asylum Abuse Makes Sweden A Safe Haven For Criminals

Opinion | Matt Danielsson
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Two murderers get protection from extradition and punishment.

How Many U.S. Cities Need An Ebola Case Before Preventative Measures Are Taken?

Opinion | Brian Joondeph
A Red Cross worker delivers food to an apartment unit at The Ivy Apartments where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas

The CDC and other public health officials are underplaying the threat.

Julia Pierson's Resignation Won't Fix A Dysfunctional Secret Service

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifes on Capitol Hill in Washington

When Mark Sullivan was replaced, they just switched an incompetent male chief for an incompetent female one.

No More Time To Waste: Bring Home Our Marine Held In Mexico

Opinion | Amber Barno
President Obama walks on the South Lawn toward Marine One at the White House in Washington

Why would the president release five Taliban terrorists for Bergdahl, but not pick up the phone for this marine?

Why Doesn't The Left Talk About Immigration's Impact On Inequality?

Opinion | Ian Smith
Two men are taken into custody by the U.S. Border Patrol near Falfurrias, Texas

Even Ralph Nader avoids it.

Rule Of Law: An Abuse Of Discretion -- How Republican AGs Are Fighting Obamacare

Opinion | Jessica Medeiros-Garrison
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Lawsuits against unconstitutional mandates and subsidies are the last line of defense.

In The Wake Of The Israel-Hamas War, Islamist Anti-Semitism Emerges A Winner

Opinion | Qanta Ahmed
A Palestinian woman celebrates with Hamas militants what they said was a victory over Israel, in Gaza City

Why are anti-Israel academics blaming Israeli scholars for the ‘massacre’ of Palestinians?

If Wants To Be President, He Must Embrace Liberty, Not Just Talk About It

Opinion | Alexander McCobin
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks after the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

‘If you will not stand for liberty, libertarians will not stand with you.’

Hats Off To The University Of Tennessee For Standing Up For Public Prayer

Opinion | Sen. Marco Rubio
University of Tennessee

I may be a Gator fan, but the right to give thanks publicly is something we can agree on.

Lambeth Conference Postponement Spells More Uncertainty For Anglicans

Opinion | Jeff Walton
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The once-a-decade meeting of bishops has been put off indefinitely.

COULTER: You Can't Keep A Good Myth Down

Ann Coulter | Ann Coulter
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‘The two nuts who recently breached Obama’s White House security? They’re named Ortega and Gonzales.’

How The Center For American Progress Is Selling Out The Anti-War Left

Opinion | Michael Tracey

No matter how illegal the wars the president wages are, the Podesta-founded CAP will always back him.

L.A. Passes Latest $15 Wage Hike To Boost Union Membership

Opinion | Ryan Williams
Hotel worker Blanca Aldana cheers after a City Council vote to increase minimum wage at City Hall in Los Angeles

The real goal of these campaigns is new revenue streams for unions, not worker wage increases.

Eric Holder And The RFK Legacy

Opinion | Lanny Davis
U.S. Attorney General Holder returns an acknowledgement from President Obama at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner in Washington

‘I consider him to be one of the great attorneys general in this country’s history.’

None Can Call It Treason: RFK Jr.'s Absurd Attack On The Kochs

Opinion | Larry Kudlow
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Treason? The Kennedy environmentalist beclowns himself.

Is The U.S. Forest Service Trying To Cash In On Outdoor Photography And Journalism?

Opinion | Beau Beasley
U.S. National Forest Service forester Gmelin discusses morel mushroom poaching and the 2013 Rim Fire with Reuters in the Stanislaus National Forest in California

A proposed rule would require a permit for “commercial work.”

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.