Blogs

May 16, 2011

The Four Challenges to National Defense

The most fatal and consequential decision a nation can make is to go to war, and the American Founders wanted that decision made by all the representatives of the people after careful deliberation. Only when Congress has made that fateful decision d...

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Tom McClintock
Nov 13, 2010

The Great Question

Ronald Reagan often said that the past four centuries proved that Providence plainly had a purpose in placing this continent between two vast oceans, preparing it to receive what Lincoln called “the last, best hope of mankind,” the American Republic....

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Tom McClintock
Oct 25, 2010

Replacing Obamacare: A Prescription for Real Health Care Reform

In a moment of breathtaking condescension during the debate over Obamacare, Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it…”...

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Tom McClintock
May 20, 2010

Response to President Calderon

The Mexican government has made it very clear for many years that it holds American sovereignty in contempt and President Calderon’s behavior as a guest of the Congress confirms and underscores this attitude....

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Tom McClintock
Mar 18, 2010

The Principles of War

I believe the Founders required Congress to declare war for two important reasons. First, to assure that one individual could not plunge the nation into war as generations of European monarchs had done. And the second was to assure that in the rare ...

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Tom McClintock
Sep 29, 2009

Israel and Iran

The news from Iran should be a wake-up call to men and women of good will from throughout the world. Iran is arming with the avowed aim of attacking Israel and the United States....

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Tom McClintock
Sep 01, 2009

A Better Way

We are watching something unfold across the country that is rare and unique – we are watching Americans do what Americans have always done in a crisis. When we sense a crisis approaching, we rise to the occasion; we become actively involved in the d...

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Tom McClintock
Aug 20, 2009

Protecting the Environment AND Restoring the Economy

No one understands this better than the communities of Lake Tahoe, who recognize the importance of this Lake and its surrounding landscape to the quality of life of the people who live here and to an economy built in part on those who come here to sh...

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Tom McClintock
Mar 09, 2009

Inconvenient Questions

I remember that it was right here in this city a year and a half ago that no less an authority than Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said that those of us who still have some questions over their theories of man-made global warming are “liars,” “crooks,” “corpo...

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Tom McClintock
Aug 13, 2008

True Environmentalism

A generation ago, we recognized the importance of proper wild lands management. ...

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Tom McClintock