Another illegal immigration loophole

by Jon Dougherty -- I wonder if Tom Tancredo ever gets tired of being right. Last week the Colorado Republican and head of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus lashed out against a more…

Vets' group feels cut out of budget process

by Jon Dougherty -- The head of the nation's largest veterans' group says the decision by a House committee chairman to move forward by several months the traditional date such organizations give more…

Veterans groups blast committee chairman

by Jon Dougherty -- Two of the nation's largest veteran's groups have lashed out at the chairman of a House committee that focuses on their issues after he moved up the annual more…

Lawmaker: Terror war
spilling across border

by Jon Dougherty -- A U.S. lawmaker says elements of the war on terror are now spilling across the nation's southwestern border, and that colleagues he's spoken to who have seen the more…

Constitution doesn't matter
on federal bench

by Jon Dougherty -- President Bush's selection of Judge Samuel Alito to succeed retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court expectedly produced a wave of customary commentary offered by various more…

Radical Islam blamed for French rioting

by Jon Dougherty -- As rioting that began in a poor, mostly Muslim, neighborhood near Paris a week ago continues to spread to other suburbs and cities across France and parts of more…

Theft of explosives underreported?

by Jon Dougherty -- The Government Accountability Office says in a new report that while theft of explosives from state and local storage facilities may be infrequent, it is likely such burglaries more…

Illegal immigration's
visible failure

by Jon Dougherty -- How can a nation capable of winning two world wars and the Cold War, putting men in space and on the moon, erecting towering skyscrapers and creating Mount more…

Pro-family group defends
'anti-gay' student

by Jon Dougherty -- A pro-family organization has come to the defense of a Duquesne University student who ultimately could be expelled from the Catholic institution for describing homosexuals as "subhuman" in more…

Empty promises
on border security

by Jon Dougherty -- Last week, California newspaper the Orange County Register reported a story that, on its face, appeared to be somewhat less than breaking news. Generally, the article dealt with more…