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The Wild West: Gun Control, Chicago-Style

The Wild West: Gun Control, Chicago-Style

Over the course of the weekend, the Windy City jumped back into the headlines with another round of manslaughter amid the merriment. Eighty-two people ended up on the business end of the proverbial bullet; 14 of them didn’t survive the encounter.

American Everyman: The Ballad Of John Q. Public

American Everyman: The Ballad Of John Q. Public

Despite our professed desire to “stick it to the man,” Americans are, by and large, a fairly placid lot. Yet our government has developed an ugly tendency to treat us like we’re criminals. John Q. Public is the one who gets the second look from Uncle Sam.

Hobby Lobby: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Thereof

Hobby Lobby: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Thereof

The Supreme Court’s ruling in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case centers on the religious freedoms guaranteed by the 1st Amendment. The decision, therefore, also serves as a rebuke to the statist aims of the Democratic Party.

Obama’s Supreme Lesson

Obama’s Supreme Lesson

According to the U.S. Supreme Court, President Barack Obama is going to have to start paying closer attention to the little things — like the Constitution he generally treats with the respect most people reserve for toilet paper, Wendy Davis’ “candidacy” and The New York Times.

Impeaching Obama: Imagine That

Impeaching Obama: Imagine That

The last time we had a President who used the Internal Revenue Service as a weapon against his own constituents, Congress prepared articles of impeachment against him. So why isn’t that happening now?

Term Limits: Congressional Whac-A-Mole

Term Limits: Congressional Whac-A-Mole

The Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee whacked IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on the snout last week for obviously lying during testimony. Committee member John Lewis promptly apologized to Koskinen for the way he was treated. That’s got me rethinking my stance on term limits.

The Benghazi Chronicles: Catching Khattala

The Benghazi Chronicles: Catching Khattala

Earlier this week, the United States scored a major victory in the War on Terror. You may rest easy, peace-loving people of the world. Ahmed Abu Khattala has been apprehended.

The Taxman Lieth

The Taxman Lieth

As last week drew to what I’m sure Barack Obama thought of as a merciful close, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it had somehow lost two years’ worth of emails relating to Obama’s program of using the Nation’s tax enforcement agency as his own personal brute squad.

Brat Beats Cantor: The Empire Strikes Out

Brat Beats Cantor: The Empire Strikes Out

After Tuesday’s Congressional primary in Virginia’s 7th District, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, heir apparent to Speaker John Boehner’s Republican House throne, is available for speaking engagements, corporate events and children’s birthday parties.

From Normandy To Afghanistan: Peewee To Bergdahl

From Normandy To Afghanistan: Peewee To Bergdahl

Seventy years after D-Day, men like Jim “Peewee” Martin and Bernard Jordan are still better examples of the free world’s best than Bowe Bergdahl will or could be. In a world in which the word “hero” has been diluted more than the liquor at a tourist bar, Martin and Jordan are the top-shelf stuff.

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