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The New Threat to Iraq's Christians

X Story Stream recent articles In March of 2017, with the battle for control of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, raging just miles away, I was driven into the town of Karamles, recently liberated from ISIS control. Together with a journalist friend, the parish priest of the town and an American adviser to the Catholic Read More…

Dear Montana, Thanks For Nothing

Tuesday’s midterm elections weren’t a slam dunk for either party, not by anyone’s estimation. Democrats managed to avoid another apocalyptic election meltdown and keep their base from flipping out by flipping the House, if barely, and Republicans added slightly to their already slight majority in the Senate. We sent at least three Red State fake Read More…

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Trump Signs Order to Create U.S. Space Command

X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched the Pentagon’s new Space Command Tuesday, an effort to better organize and advance the military’s vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years. Trump signed a one-page memorandum Tuesday authorizing the Defense Department to Read More…

Five Government Shutdown Myths Debunked

| Posted: Dec 19, 2018 10:21 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Editor’s note: This column was co-authored by Emma Kaden. On Friday, the federal government will partially shut down, unless Congress passes last-minute funding measures. Many Americans worry the Christmastime shutdown will be Read More…

A Call to Pray for President Trump

Whether you love President Trump or loathe him, if you call yourself a Christian, this appeal is for you. All of us, regardless of our background or voting preference, are called to pray for those in authority (see 1 Timothy 2:1-4). Now is the perfect time to pray. We all know that the president is Read More…

America Needs a Good Laugh

X Story Stream recent articles LEXINGTON, Va. — Mark Rush could not name the last movie in the past 10 years that gave him a belly laugh — or made him snort or chuckle or laugh out loud, at least for any extended period of time. “The last side-splitting movies I saw were ‘Caddyshack’ or Read More…

Democrats are waging war against affordable health insurance

A federal district judge in Texas struck down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional Friday. The lawsuit was brought by Republican officials from 20 states, who want their residents to have more insurance choices and lower premiums. Though the suing states won in Texas v. Azar, their victory won’t help consumers reeling from ObamaCare sticker-shock Read More…

How an RFK grinch stole Christmas

Add “stealing Christmas” to the side effects of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights “mass bailout” stunt. Tamika West, 44, is back in jail, charged with raiding the “toys for tots” box in Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz’s office. As Tuesday’s Post reported, she allegedly broke in and plundered the place Dec. 4, also swiping wallets, office Read More…

Corrupt City Hall just got caught red-handed

A batch of previously undisclosed emails The Post revealed Tuesday offer strong new evidence Mayor Bill de Blasio intentionally evaded public-disclosure laws. “Always stay in touch, but please do via this email or via cell rather than text,” de Blasio warns corrupt donor Jona Rechnitz in an email from his personal account. This and numerous Read More…

Countering the Threat of an EMP

A century ago, life without electricity wasn’t hard to imagine. But today? There’s hardly an aspect of daily life that doesn’t rely on a steady supply of it. And in an instant, it could all grind to a halt. That probably sounds like the set-up to a new science-fiction series. In fact, quite a few Read More…

FDA Policies Kill

| Posted: Dec 19, 2018 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Among the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s responsibilities are approval and regulation of pharmaceutical drugs. In short, its responsibility is to ensure the safety and effectiveness of drugs. In the performance of Read More…

Three Good Men; Three Great Kids' Books

Men get a bad rap. They’re blamed collectively for rape culture, violence, war, poverty, climate change and all other manner of global suffering. They’re forced to apologize on college campuses for their chromosomes, anatomy and athleticism. They’re vilified incessantly in women’s magazines, on women’s talk shows and at women’s confabs promoting the male-bashing #MeToo movement. Read More…

The Left's War on Parenting

| Posted: Dec 19, 2018 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Last month, the New York State Education Department made a crucial decision: Commissioner MaryEllen Elia handed authority to local school boards to veto the right for private schools to operate. Those school Read More…

Trump's Making Health Insurance More Affordable

| Posted: Dec 19, 2018 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. A federal district judge struck down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional on Friday, in a lawsuit brought by Republican officials from 20 states. They want their residents to have more insurance Read More…

Trump's Important New Africa Strategy

President Donald Trump continues to take bold steps, recapturing America’s exceptionalism at home and leadership abroad. These important developments are too often getting drowned out by relentless noise in Washington, where the media obsess over many issues concerning this president except those most relevant to his job — his performance leading the nation to excellence. Read More…

Legal Suicide: Obamacare Is Killing Itself

When President Barack Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, there was one thing they wanted everyone to understand: Their plan would not work unless they were to force Americans to buy health insurance. They wrote this point into the law itself. “(I)f there were no requirement, Read More…

People Over Politics: Secure The Border Now

“We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants in this country.” “Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple.   Until the American people are convinced that we will stop future flows of illegal Read More…

Capitalists vs. Capitalism

It’s bad enough when leftists smear capitalism. I hate it more when capitalists do it, too. I’d hoped for more from the world’s current richest man, Jeff Bezos. I love the service he created. Amazon lets me buy Christmas gifts right from my couch. Its prices are so low that the Fed chairman says Amazon Read More…

EDITORIAL: The high cost of runaway environmentalism discourages do-good initiatives

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Abody doesn’t need an advanced academic degree to practice common sense. That’s why working folks who carry the nation on their backs have grasped the limits of the renewable energy revolution more quickly than those enthralled with the promise of a fossil-fuel-free future. The United Nations’ 24th annual climate-change conference concluded the other day Read More…

Follow the (Climate Change) Money

The first iron rule of American politics is: Follow the money. This explains, oh, about 80 percent of what goes on in Washington. Shortly after the latest “Chicken Little” climate change report was published last month, I noted on CNN that one reason so many hundreds of scientists are persuaded that the sky is falling Read More…

Can America Fight Two Cold Wars at Once?

Kim Jong Un, angered by the newest U.S. sanctions, is warning that North Korea’s commitment to denuclearization could be imperiled and we could be headed for “exchanges of fire.” Iran, warns Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is testing ballistic missiles that are forbidden to them by the U.N. Security Council. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Read More…

Mike Flynn deserves an apology and other commentary

Security desk: Michael Flynn Deserves an Apology Michael Flynn was forced to resign as President Trump’s national security adviser after widely being branded a traitor over his alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 transition. But as Bloomberg’s Eli Lake notes, “none of this was true.” So how, he asks, “did Washington get sucked into Read More…

The New Threat to Iraq's Christians

X Story Stream recent articles In March of 2017, with the battle for control of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, raging just miles away, I was driven into the town of Karamles, recently liberated from ISIS control. Together with a journalist friend, the parish priest of the town and an American adviser to the Catholic Read More…

May You Be Healthy and Covered in 2019

X Story Stream recent articles A federal judge in Texas just threw out the Affordable Care Act root and branch. If the decision were to survive legal challenges, an estimated 17 million Americans could lose their health coverage. Uncounted others would face monstrous premium hikes as protections for pre-existing conditions vanish. Upheld, the ruling would Read More…

Trump Just Says “No” to Crippling Climate Policy

| Posted: Dec 18, 2018 1:06 PM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. On December 15th, the United States Department of State issued a statement concerning the recently concluded United Nations climate conference in (COP24) in  Katowice, Poland. In it, they strongly defended America’s determination Read More…