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WHY IT MATTERS: Executive Authority

THE ISSUE: “Your Majesty” isn’t in the American political lexicon. But when a president sets a major policy by edict, skirting Congress, it invariably sets off a debate that traces back to the time of kings and queens — and the Founding Fathers who rejected the authority of the crown. Lawmakers cry foul when a

WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in election

A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief: TRADE In this angry election year, many American voters are skeptical about free trade — or hostile to it. The backlash threatens a pillar of U.S. policy: The United States has long sought global trade. Economists say imports


The issue: A sea of red ink is confronting the nation and presidents to come. The budget deficit — the shortfall created when the government spends more in a given year than it collects in taxes and fees— is on track to top $1 trillion for the fourth straight year. When there’s not enough to

Soros reveals stake in Manchester United

The man who broke the Bank of England has taken a piece of Manchester United. Hedge fund titan George Soros‘s investment firm revealed a stake Monday in Manchester United (MANU), the British soccer team that debuted on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this month. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission,

Foreclosure Sale: Syrian Presidential Palace


    My former Pentagon colleague David Schenker points me to this excellent photo essay compiled by Martin Kramer, who provides great commentary as well. Sometimes pictures are worth a thousand words. Now, many American officials convinced themselves that Bashar al-Assad wasn’t such a bad guy; rather, he was the eminently reasonable Western-educated doctor. They

David Brock’s Paranoia Doesn’t Prevent Him From Stalking People

You may recall a Daily Caller piece from earlier this year that exposed the odd behavior of Media Matters founder David Brock as the reincarnation of Mel Gibson’s character in the 1997 film Conspiracy Theory. As a refresher, here’s a typical day in the life: David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of

'Photon torpedoes' target Mitt VP picks Director of 'Star Trek' joins Soros, unions to slam GOP choices

  J.J. Abrams Film director J.J. Abrams has joined billionaire George Soros and some of the nation’s biggest labor unions in donating large sums to a superPAC targeting potential Republican vice presidential picks and run by David Brock, founder of the controversial Media Matters for America. The superPAC American Bridge 21st Century just unveiled a

Heed God’s Doings! Not Satan’s! An ‘End Times’ Message for Our Time


The following s meant for Christians, those believing God has communicated consistently to man in the Bible, to draw attention to Jesus Christ, thus true life with Him and how to live it. Others are invited to read, as well, though it is not presented in Christianity 101 fashion. Please do wade through my introductory