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  • Did the state make you great?

    Did the state make you great?

    The greatest threat to a robust, autonomous civil society is the ever-growing Leviathan state and those like Obama who see it as the ultimate expression of the collective.

  • The Arab Spring is no Facebook revolution

    Amid the ruins of secular nationalist pan-Arabism, the Muslim Brotherhood is rising to solve the conundrum of Arab stagnation and marginality.

  • The imperial presidency revisited

    The imperial presidency revisited

    Though overshadowed by the shocking Supreme Court decision on health care, the court’s Arizona immigration decision remains far more significant than appreciated.

  • The immigration bombshell: Naked lawlessness

    The immigration bombshell: Naked lawlessness

    With a single Homeland Security Department memo, the immigration laws no longer apply to 800,000 people. By what justification? Prosecutorial discretion, says Janet Napolitano.

  • With Obama flailing, it's Romney's game to lose

    With Obama flailing, it’s Romney’s game to lose

    The more Mitt Romney or Barack Obama disappears from view, the better each fares.

  • What Wisconsin means

    What Wisconsin means

    The ultimate significance of Walker’s union reforms has been largely misunderstood.

  • Barack Obama: Drone warrior

    Barack Obama: Drone warrior

    A very strange story, a 6,000-word front-page New York Times piece on how, every Tuesday, Obama shuffles “baseball cards” with the pictures and bios of suspected terrorists from around the world and chooses who shall die by drone strike.

  • The joy of winning

    Young, brash and dangerous — how can you not like these guys?

  • Same-sex marriage: Empathy or right?

    There are two ways to defend gay marriage. Argument A is empathy…

  • Echoes of ’67: Israel unites

    In the middle of the night of May 7-8, 2012, Prime Minister Netanyahu shocked his country by bringing the main opposition party, Kadima, into a national unity government.

  • Divider in chief

    Poor Solicitor General Donald Verrilli. Once again he’s been pilloried for fumbling a historic Supreme Court case.

  • While Syria burns

    In spite of his own urgings that the U.S. not sit idly by and intervene in the Syrian civil conflict, President Obama has done precisely the opposite: Stood idly by.

  • Farewell, the New Frontier

    As the space shuttle Discovery flew three times around Washington, thousands on the ground gazed upward with marvel and pride. Yet what they were witnessing, for all its elegance, was a funeral march.

  • Free-lunch egalitarianism

    If government gives health insurance to 33 million uninsured, that costs. Costs a lot. There’s no free lunch.

  • Obama v. SCOTUS

    “Unprecedented”? Judicial review has been the centerpiece of the American constitutional system since Marbury v. Madison in 1803.

  • The ‘flexibility’ doctrine

    Obama’s problem is not that missile defense is too complicated but that if people knew Obama’s intentions of “flexibly” caving on missile defenses, they might think twice about giving him a second term.

  • ObamaCare: The reckoning

    Since the 2010 midterm elections, ObamaCare has slipped quietly underground. Now, it’s back.

  • Seaweed in your gas tank

    Yes, of course, presidents have no direct control over gas prices. But the American people know something about this president and his disdain for oil.

  • Obama vs. Israel: Priority No. 1? Stop Israel

    It’s Lucy and the football, Iran-style…

  • Romney’s luck

    It’s been a wild ride, but the storyline of the Republican race remains remarkably simple and constant…