States should oppose seatbelt mandate

by Jon Dougherty -- Don't look now, but Congress is preparing more legislation aimed at blackmailing states into going along with another unfunded, unconstitutional mandate Washington has no original authority to issue. more…

Steely resolve needed by unions

by Jon Dougherty -- When President Bush imposed tariffs on some imported steel in 2001, I was genuinely surprised. Given the neocons' irrational lust for "free trade" to the point of allowing more…

Kidnapping in Candelaria

by Jon Dougherty -- Ever hear of a place called Candelaria, Texas? Few have, but it's the most recent battleground in the escalating border war between Mexico and the United States – more…

Medicare 101

by Jon Dougherty -- By the time you read this, the largest expansion of a taxpayer-funded medical entitlement will have occurred. It is one that will drive several more nails into the more…

Destroying liberty to punish a judge

by Jon Dougherty -- George Washington, our great nation's first president, once said, "Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force ... It is a dangerous servant and a more…

Tinhorn politicians and immigration

by Jon Dougherty -- There are two things in abundant supply along the U.S. Southwest border – tinhorn politicians and illegal immigrants. The two are mutually inclusive as one group could not more…

Daschle's un-Reagan-like cowardice

by Jon Dougherty -- You have to hand it to Sen. Tom Daschle. If anything, the Democrats' minority leader is predictable – no matter the issue, he can always be counted on more…

'Caring' cheaters

by Jon Dougherty -- If you still think there is hope for the nation's government school system, revelations about a number of New York teachers made public this week should change your more…

A pandering Lieberman is dangerous

by Jon Dougherty -- This week Democratic senator and presidential wannabe Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut told a captive audience of Associated Press writers and editors in Washington that Army Lt. Gen. William more…

Fewer guns, more death

by Jon Dougherty -- Gun-control enthusiasts in the United States and western Europe have a lot to answer for on the heels of two reports last week that prove, beyond a doubt, more…