You might not be able to tell the Right from the Left, or the Tea Party favorites from "mainstream" Republicans, without a scorecard in the late-blooming controversy over the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

As police powers have become more nationalized and centralized, the abuse of those powers has increased dramatically, threatening civil liberty.

The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century.

The Obama administration, being sued by House Republicans over delayed implementation of ObamaCare and pilloried in advance for the president's promised executive action on immigration reform, violated a "clear and unambiguous law" with the release of five Guantanamo Bay detainees in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, according to a Government Accountability Office report released last Thursday.

In the nearly 13 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, there has not been a single reported incident of terrorism in Fargo, North Dakota.

Senator Rand Paul has not yet announced he's running for president, but he is all but daring the Democrats to nominate "war hawk" Hillary Clinton for a race he predicts will be "transformational."

Even those of us who are used to seeing politics get pretty tough and dirty are startled by Governor Rick Perry's August 15 indictment by a grand jury on two counts of abusing his office.

On this day in 1787, the delegates at the Constitutional Convention debated state sovereignty and militias. Their thinking is very relevant to today.

The National Tactical Officers Association, the lobbying group for 1,600 SWAT teams across the country, e-mailed all legislative staffers in the U.S. House and Senate this week, the Daily Beast reported, and assured the legislative aides that its members share "our nation's grief" over the rioting in Ferguson, Missouri. 

Thursday's wedding date for same-sex couples in Virginia was postponed indefinitely Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of a lower court ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

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