The War on Coal

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How a new regulatory scheme could undermine coal power and raise energy costs for Americans.

Sarah Palin’s Detractors and Double Standards

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For the media and the Left, a female Republican can do no right.

Byron York: Who are the 300 terrorists held in U.S. prisons? – Washington Examiner

“The Bush administration used the criminal justice system to convict more than 300 individuals on terrorism-related charges,” writes Attorney General Eric Holder in a new letter to Republican critics in Congress. The letter is part of the Obama administration's aggressive defense of its decision to grant full American constitutional rights to al Qaeda soldier Umar […]

Andrew C. McCarthy: Holder on Holder – National Review Online

Attorney General Eric Holder has responded to criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the Christmas bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, with an “all’s well that ends well” letter to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell. Holder’s missive vigorously defends what he says was his decision to treat Abdulmutallab as a criminal defendant, to impose peacetime law-enforcement […]

Obama: Bank Bailout “Necessary,” Iraq War “Dumb”

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Are we sure the bank baillout was a success?

Justice Thomas Defends Campaign Finance Ruling – NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — In expansive remarks at a law school in Florida, Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday vigorously defended the Supreme Court’s recent campaign finance decision. And Justice Thomas explained that he did not attend State of the Union addresses — he missed the dust-up when President Obama used the occasion last week to criticize the […]

Stephen Hayes: Obama vs. Holder – The Weekly Standard

In an interview with 60 Minutes last spring, President Obama discussed the handling of captured terrorists and challenged those who claimed the “American system of justice was not up to the task of dealing with these terrorists.” Obama said: “I fundamentally disagree with that. Now — do these folks deserve Miranda rights? Do they deserve […]

Defending the Indefensible

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Treating the Christmas bomber like a common criminal was a national security blunder.

Holder Defends Handling of Abdulmutallab – CBS News

Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he made the decision to charge the Christmas Day terror suspect in civilian court rather than the military system, with no objection from all the other relevant departments of the government.In a letter to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell PDF, the attorney general wrote that the FBI told its […]

David B. Rivkin Jr. and Marc A. Thiessen: A Tale of Two Terrorists – WSJ.com

The Obama administration’s decision to read the Christmas Day bomber his Miranda rights has rightly come under withering criticism. Instead of a lengthy interrogation by officials with al Qaeda expertise, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was questioned for 50 minutes by local FBI agents and then later advised of his “right to remain silent.”It’s well understood that […]