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November 27th, 2014

The Democrats' Chronic Depression

    "Smiles at the gas pump," my local headline reads. The price of gasoline has fallen below $3 a gallon.

    When the national average rose last year to $3.51, Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, complained that "the liberal anti-free market policies of the Obama administration discourage the exploration of American sources of energy and hinder production and job growth."

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Suffer Little Children

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Open America's gates to families

    The commemorations of the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall have thrust into the public spotlight the border guard who ordered the gates opened. The subject of both a new German-language book and film, one-time Stasi Lt. Col. Harald Jäger has recounted why he defied his orders. And his story couldn't be more relevant to the debate consuming our own nation.

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For liberals, it's a Keystone copout

    Building the Keystone XL pipeline, to speed the flow of crude from Canada's oil sands to refineries in Texas, would be "game over for the climate," says NASA-scientist-turned-climate-activist James Hansen. Heeding Hansen's words, environmentalists have sworn to stop the project, which requires U.S. government approval.

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A mission for Jeb Bush

    President Obama will no doubt clash regularly with his newly empowered partisan adversaries in Congress. But the most important struggle in American politics over the next two years will be inside the Republican Party. And the person who can play a decisive role in that battle is Jeb Bush.

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Tough Times for Penguins

    Scientists say that fur seals in the Antarctic are having sex with the penguins.

    This may have been going on for some time. A South African research team has published a paper on it, "Multiple Occurrences of King Penguin Sexual Harassment by Antarctic Fur Seals." There's also a video featuring a rather large seal and a really unhappy looking bird.

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The Poor Suffer from Hunger — Not the Munchies

    Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It’s also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate celebrate with their families.

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The First Casualty of War

    Reflecting on World War I, California Senator Hiram Johnson famously said: “The first casualty when war comes is truth.”

    Actually, in America’s recent wars, officials have slaughtered the truth even before the fighting. The Bush-Cheney regime hustled America into its Iraq escapade, for example, by snuffing out the truth about that country’s weapons of mass destruction.

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Obama must secure authorization for force in Middle East

    Before President Obama does anything else in the lame-duck Congress or the new one in January, he needs forthrightly to seek an update or new authorization for the new war he's fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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Jonathan Gruber should rethink his notion of 'stupidity'

    Was Obamacare sold on a pack of lies or just political spin? Questions like that have turned Jonathan Gruber, who helped to create President Barack Obama's health care plan, into a possible threat to its survival.

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