The Tranquility of President Obama’s Mind


When new White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that President Obama had “substantially improved the tranquility of the international community” many observers reacted with disbelief.

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What Newt Gingrich Gets Right About the VA

Gingrich Releases Warning of Obamacare Taxes

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who remains one of the most creative minds on the American political scene, gave some pointed advice Wednesday to Robert McDonald, the president’s choice to head up the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Dear VA Nominee: We Owe Our Veterans Real Change


Mr. McDonald,

Congratulations on your nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a good citizen you have agreed to take on one of the most demanding and important jobs in Washington.

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An Opening for Bipartisanship on Prison Reform


Congress returns to Capitol Hill this week, but there’s little reason to expect substantial legislation between now and the November election. In one policy area, however, Congress can and should act now: reforming the federal prison system.

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