| Jul 28, 2013
George W. Bush and Dick Cheney spent eight years choking personal privacy to within an inch of its life. After they were done, Barack Obama showed up, expressed heartfelt sympathy and stood on its throat. But despite their efforts, it isn't quite dead....
| Jun 11, 2013
The contradictions at the heart of the Obama presidency are finally out in the open. As a result, a man who came into office hellbent on restoring faith in government is on the verge of inspiring a libertarian revival.
There have always been (at least)...
| Jun 12, 2013
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
| Aug 23, 2013
Re “Too much information,” Opinion, Aug. 19
Thank you for the article by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.). It's really tiresome to have Congress enact protective legislation and have the other branches of government immediately try to...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:43 AM
ATLANTA (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights act last week, it handed Republicans tough questions with no easy answers over how, and where, to attract voters even GOP leaders say the party needs to stay nationally competitive....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:32 PM
When the Supreme Court struck down a major section of the Voting Rights Act, which required nine states to get federal approval of any election change, there were howls of anger and despair among liberals. They see the provision as vital to preventing new...
| Jun 13, 2013
"And so the charges of the hysterics are revealed for what they are: castles in the air. Built on misrepresentation. Supported by unfounded fear. Held aloft by hysteria. On this and every other tool provided in the Patriot Act, charges of abuse of power...
| Jun 12, 2013
Yes, President Big Brother has been hurt by the National Security Agency domestic spying scandal.
He once campaigned for the White House as a champion of civil liberties, and now he haplessly defends the NSA's secret data mining of the American people,...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Under a new rule, the EPA will require you to buy a minimum of four gallons of gas from any pump that sells E15, or gasoline that's 15% ethanol. Most stations sell E10, or 10% ethanol. But the handful of......
| Jan 15, 2013
| 6:02 PM
One month after National Rifle Assn. Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre blamed violent entertainment in the wake of the Dec. ......
| May 5, 2012
| 12:17 PM
For about a day this week, a billboard featuring a mugshot of the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, loomed over the Eisenhower Expressway in Maywood, posing a question to drivers cruising toward the city:
“I still believe in Global Warming,” the...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:29 PM
The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million.
"McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...