Commentary

Medved: GOP Debates Shouldn’t Be Limited To 10 6-5-15

Fox News made the unfortunate decision to limit the first Republican debate, scheduled for two months from now, to 10 participants, based on their standing in national polls. This will exclude some worthy contenders on a flimsy basis – including a candidate with 4 percent support, while a rival with...

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Brooks: Genuine Care For The Poor 6-4-15

This might come as a surprise to some of you, but I joined the free enterprise movement because poverty is the thing I care about the most. As we seek to alleviate poverty, I have summed up three policy principles that conservatives should seek to advance: First: It’s time to...

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Hewitt: “Clearing The Haze” 6-3-15

The Colorado Springs Gazette has published a special report on the impact of marijuana legalization on the Centennial State—a special section, called “Clearing the Haze” piloted by their editorial page editor Wayne Laugesen. The results are not pretty:   Legal marijuana has not raised a penny for the schools as...

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Mohler: A Social Revolution 6-2-15

The nation of Ireland recently became the very first on the planet to legalize same-sex marriage by vote. In this case by a vote of the people, by a referendum. As the Associated Press reported, “Ireland’s citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage... a...

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Medved: Blunting the Democrats “Youth Advantage” 6-1-15

The recent Democratic winning streak in presidential elections connects directly to the “youth advantage” enjoyed by Democratic candidates: the Democratic nominee has been younger than the GOP nominee in five of the last six of presidential contests, and the younger candidate each time won the popular vote. The only GOP...

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Medved: No, College Isn’t Right For Everyone 5-29-15

On my radio show, I’ve repeatedly made the controversial point that it’s a terrible mistake to push all students who graduate from high school to go on to college. A 2014 report showed that at public universities, an appalling 81 percent of full time students fail to graduate on time—and...

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Medved: Minimum Wage Fever Threatens Both Prosperity And Liberty 5-28-15

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to raise the city’s minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour, ordering sharp raises every year between now and 2020. A New York Times editorial insists that business leaders need not worry, despite the fact that they’ll have to pay all their...

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Medved: New “Birthers” Attack Cruz, Rubio And Jindal 5-27-15

It looks like the birthers are back: The same misguided or unscrupulous activists who insisted that Barack Obama wasn’t eligible for the presidency because he was secretly born in Kenya, now claim that conservative champions Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal and Ted Cruz are also disqualified from the nation’s highest office....

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Hewitt: Khamenei’s Commencement 5-26-15

The Ayatollah Khamenei recently gave a charming commencement speech.  Here’s how The New York Times covered the Ayatollah’s speech at Imam Hussein Military University in Tehran: Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday ruled out inspections of Iranian military sites and interviews of Iranian nuclear scientists in any potential deal on its...

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Hewitt: A Grateful Nation 5-25-15

The dangerous world we are looking at today serves as an appropriate backdrop for our expression of gratitude for those who have died in the service of our nation. From the time of our nation’s founding to today, well over 1.2 million Americans have paid the ultimate price in the...

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Mohler: “The New Culture War” 5-22-15

One of the world’s most influential magazines, The Economist, recently published an editorial entitled “The New Culture War”; the subtitle: “if gay marriage triumphs, liberals should take care not to rub it in.” In the editorial, The Economist makes the judgment that the Supreme Court is likely to declare that...

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Hewitt: President Obama’s Legacy 5-21-15

The growing likelihood of President Obama signing a deal with Iran that provides the mullahs with a pathway to nuclearization makes this the single most pressing issue of the day. A nuclear Iran will spawn a new sort of nuclear arms race that makes the cold war look like a...

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Medved: Insecure Parents And Ivy League Degrees 5-20-15

In this season of grads and dads, I’ll admit that if any of my three children had followed their father’s example and chosen to study at Yale, I would have somehow scraped together the money to pay for it. As it happens, they made other plans: graduating from a distinguished...

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Mohler: Ascendant Secularization 5-19-15

The secularization of America is one of the great facts of our time. A recent study from the Pew Research Center shows just how fast this secularization is taking place. Pew reports that, “Seventy-one percent of American adults were Christian in 2014.” Now that is clearly a majority, but it’s...

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Medved: Israel And “White Privilege” 5-18-15

In college campuses across the country, student activists for the “BDS” campaign demand that universities “boycott, divest, and sanction” to punish Israel. When defenders of the Jewish state resist this pressure, leftists often respond with the slogan “Check Your Privilege!”—insisting that Israel’s existence relies on discrimination by wealthy white people...

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