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Obama Policies Favor Illegal Immigrants Over American Citizens | Commentary

We have immigration laws in this country for two basic reasons: to preserve American jobs and to protect national security. President Barack Obama’s unlawful executive actions to grant amnesty to at least 5 million illegal immigrants violate both of those principles. Any objective review must find that the president’s policies have placed the concerns of those who have broken our laws ahead of the interests of citizens and legal residents of the United States.

National Ag Day: Celebrating the Backbone of America’s Rural Economy | Commentary

By Tom Buis

American Workers Won't Fall for Senate Conservatives' Cruel Hoax | Commentary

In their zeal to fire political volleys against immigrants and commonsense reform of our broken immigration system, the Senate’s Republican leadership turned to Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to lead their work on the issue.

Republican Freshmen Call on Congress, President to Lead on Trade | Commentary

At the heart of any free and prosperous nation is an equally free and prosperous economy.

In ESEA Reauthorization Talks, Congress Should Keep Music Core

By Christopher Woodside

The Innovation Roadblock: Why Congress Should Repeal the Medical Device Tax | Commentary

By Mary Woolley and Gregory Sorensen

A New Prescription for Health | Commentary

By Neal Barnard, M.D., and Cameron Wells, M.P.H., R.D.

The Wire Act — Don't Fix What Isn't Broken | Commentary

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations will hold a hearing soon on the Restoration of America’s Wire Act introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. You may wonder why there’s a sudden interest in “restoring” the Wire Act of 1961. Oddly, the answer has to do with online gaming and a perceived executive overreach.

No Iran Nuclear Treaty Without Congressional Action | Commentary

Iran is on course to develop nuclear weapons. Few foreign policy challenges pose a greater threat to the security of the United States and our allies. To permanently and verifiably prevent Iranian nuclear weapons, America must be united and resolute. History and common sense indicate this is more likely if congressional approval is required of any final agreement negotiated by the president.

Azerbaijan Must Remain A Strong Ally Of The United States | Commentary

By Silvestre Reyes

Taxpayer Dollars and Disclosure in Politics | Commentary

In this year’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama couldn’t have been more transparent. He said, “[A] better politics is one where we spend less time drowning in dark money for ads that pull us into the gutter, and spend more time lifting young people up, with a sense of purpose and possibility, and asking them to join in the great mission of building America.”

The STRONG Patents Act Is a Death Squad for Innovation | Commentary

By Charles Duan

Chemical Safety Reform: We're Not There Yet | Commentary

“The perfect should not be the enemy of the good” is perhaps the most-repeated axiom you hear on Capitol Hill.

Innovation in an Age of Global Science | Commentary

Scientific research is dramatically more global in its practice and impact than it was just a decade ago. Whether the United States is able to capitalize effectively on new discoveries stemming from international collaborations will determine future economic growth and job creation in America.

The Right Way to Sanction Iran | Commentary

While lawmakers discuss how best to undo the nuclear deal President Barack Obama and his team have diligently pursued over the past 18 months, they leave fallow a far more important and positive area in which they could contribute: How to respond in the event a deal is not reached.

What Scott Walker Could Learn From Henry Clay | Commentary

By John Bicknell

The Conservative Business Case for Early Education Funding | Commentary

By Randy Laszewski

Without Immediate RFS, Biodiesel Industry Faces Uncertain Future | Commentary

By Anne Steckel

GOP Energy Plan Needs to Go a Step Further, Include Energy Exports | Commentary

By George David Banks

A Digital Music History Lesson | Commentary

By Mark Cooper

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