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End political pensions

By D.C. Innes
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Politics | When Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the House majority leader, unexpectedly lost his party’s nomination to seek reelection our sympathies soon abated when we realized…

The American people’s gridlock

The American people’s gridlock

By D.C. Innes
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Congress | Everyone’s down on Congress. Public approval for the institution stands around 13 percent. Even three billionaires, whom the law generally serves well, used…

Debt decisions

Debt decisions

By David Skeel
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Money | A better idea for student loan reform

Presidential arrogance

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | President Obama appears to have forgotten—or ignored—why we have elections. One reason is to stop, or slow down, an agenda the public doesn’t like. When…

Will Democrats change the law that gave Hobby Lobby its Supreme Court victory?

By Lynde Langdon
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Religious Liberty | Religious freedom advocates are taking a victory lap today after Monday’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby. The Christian family who owns the…

After Cantor

By J.C. Derrick
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Congress | House Republicans vote in two new leaders—but likely not a new direction

Congressman blasts PCUSA hypocrisy

By J.C. Derrick
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Congress | WASHINGTON—A senior member of Congress on Tuesday blasted the Presbyterian Church (USA) on the House floor for its recent decisions on marriage…

‘The American people cannot take the IRS at its word’

By Emily Scheie
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IRS Scandal | WASHINGTON—Members of the House Ways and Means Committee did not get the apology they were looking for on Friday from IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. In a…

New gas tax proposed to refill empty federal tank

New gas tax proposed to refill empty federal tank

By Emily Scheie
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Transportation | WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Wednesday proposed raising the federal gasoline and diesel taxes a total of 12…

Congress to Dr. Oz: Stop pushing phony supplements

By Allie Hulcher
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Health | WASHINGTON—Mehmet Oz, the popular TV personality known as Dr. Oz, admitted Tuesday that some products he features on his shows are merely crutches for…

Republicans demand answers on lost IRS emails

By Kristen Eicher
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IRS Scandal | Congress has called on IRS commissioner John Koskinen to answer for the agency’s claims it has lost two years’ worth of email correspondence with…

This age of distrust

By D.C. Innes
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Government | Trust and trustworthiness. From marriage to business, life is much the worse without them. But our political system seems to be founded on distrust. Our…

 
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