The United Nations has long been a hive of scandal and waste that, despite its problems and its desire to micromanage your life, continues to thrive . . . in no small part, thanks to American taxpayers.|
The U.S. pays more than a billion dollars worth of yearly membership dues to the organization . . .
Cruz, Paul and Rubio in a Senate showdown over NSA spying
Congress is debating changes to the Patriot Act -- through legislation dubbed the "Freedom Act " -- that proponents say will constrain government's ability to spy on the American people. The bill has split conservatives, and that has presidential implications. Andrew Napolitano has written a stinging rebuke of the "Freedom Act" and those who back it and sets up the Senate showdown between GOP presidential contenders Ted Cruz and Rand Paul . . .
Our friends at the Competitive Enterprise Institute have released the 2015 edition of "10,000 Commandments" and, sure enough, federal regulations are getting more extensive, and more expensive, with every passing year. We contacted the report's author, CEI's vice president for policy Clyde Wayne Crews, and he told us:
"The federal government's reach extends well beyond Washington's taxes, deficits, and borrowing. Federal environmental, safety and . . .
Conservatives have traditionally been supportive of law enforcement. That's been a little harder to do in recent years, as it appears as though law enforcement has become a threat to, rather than a protector of, our liberties. How has this happened? Mark Fitzgibbons writes that politicians and the courts are a big part of the problem:
Police risk their lives each day to keep us safe by enforcing laws under sometimes dangerous circumstances. They deserve . . .
Senator Ted Cruz, who placed first in the Response Action Network presidential straw poll, was subjected to an interview with Bloomberg's Mark Halperin that gives us a clear and honest look at the old media's cartoonish bias against conservatives:
. . . Halperin made it personal, and the interview careened into a ditch. He told Cruz that people are curious about his "identity." Then, the host asked . . .
Just in case there was any doubt about how deeply in the tank the old media is for Hillary Clinton, we have this item regarding ABC News personality (and former Clinton spokesman) George Stephanopoulos:
ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has given $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, charitable contributions that he did not publicly disclose while reporting on the Clintons or . . .