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Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015

Commentary

Seeing conspiracies in Armenia where none exist

Last month, Armenia’s electricity monopoly, which is owned by a Russian conglomerate headed by one of Vladimir Putin’s cronies, was granted a big price increase by a government commission. Protesters took to the streets, chanting ȁ...
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White House should adhere to openness policies by supporting reform

The president has a new opportunity to ensure that the openness policies laid out on his first day of office do not end on his last day.
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America’s crumbling infrastructure? Read between the lines

Most politicians and transportation interest groups claim that America’s infrastructure is in bad shape.
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Phil Walters: NAACP should rescind ‘hateful’ resolution against South, Confederate soldiers

In nearly every recent media reference to anything Confederate, the NAACP’s definition as a hateful and divisive symbol is the opening line, setting a stereotypical negative tone for any constructive dialog on the topic.
Published: 07/06/15

Hillary Clinton’s plan to end Social Security

Hillary Clinton says she cares about the middle class, but she doesn’t. If she did, why would she want to dramatically reduce future Social Security benefits, suck unaffordable amounts from young people footing the bill and even risk the progr...
Published: 07/06/15

Supreme Court’s EPA ruling cannot stop coal’s long slide

It took 41 years from the time it was enacted by Congress for the Clean Air Act to limit the amount of mercury and other poisonous substances that coal-fired power plants are allowed to spew into the air. A ruling last week from the Supreme Court, wh...
Published: 07/06/15
Founding Fathers’ idea of democracy gets updated

Founding Fathers’ idea of democracy gets updated

Score one for the living Constitution. No, not gay marriage, which the framers couldn’t have imagined as a fundamental constitutional right, yet became one June 26. Monday’s winner is the referendum, which the framers would’ve ha...
Published: 07/05/15

Pat Buchanan: ‘One nation under God, indivisible’?

“Natural law — God’s law — will always trump common law,” said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in her own right. “God will have the final word in this matter.”
Published: 07/05/15

We should not be wasting money on stupid science

The National Science Foundation too often shortchanges American taxpayers by funding low-value, low-priority social science projects.
Published: 07/05/15

Michael Gerson: Religious and gay rights must coexist

WASHINGTON — It is often the fate of conservatives to be concerned about the fire code and occupancy limit at someone else’s party. Never more conspicuously than concerning the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision, Obergefell v....
Published: 07/05/15