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California's high cost of living forces residents to flee

Evidence that when Democrats rule, taxes are never high enough can be found at any gas station in this once politically competitive state. Last month, the California gas tax was raised 12 cents a gallon. Regular gas at some stations is again approaching, and in some cities exceeding, $4 a gallon, a level not seen since natural disasters temporarily curtailed refinery production, and Gulf states manipulated prices.

Homeward-bound jihadis

War is hell, especially for the losers. Rather than winding up in a World War II-type concentration camp, defeated terrorists of ISIS are merely gathering up their wounded egos and bloody heads and heading home. Mom might be overjoyed to welcome the return of little Jihadi Joey, but the neighbors, not so much. When reauthorizing the nation's surveillance code, Congress must make sure that in protecting the privacy of the law-abiding they don't overlook the dangers posed by returning fighters who have lost the battle abroad but intend to continue the fight at home.

Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore leaves after he speaks at a church revival, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Jackson, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The dilemma in Alabama

"You can't beat Somebody with Nobody" is one of the first rules of politics, but occasionally Somebody is exposed as a wolf in borrowed clothes and Nobody wins by default. Nobody in Alabama is a man named Doug Jones, and a fortnight ago his chances of defeating Roy Moore were somewhere between Slim and None. And then Slim unexpectedly left town.

Give Greece due for WWII victory

Victor Davis Hanson's "Remembering Stalingrad 75 years later" (Web, Nov. 7) is an excellent narrative about a critical event in history. However, it leaves the impression that Germany's dividing its army between Stalingrad and the Russian oil fields caused its defeat and marked the turning point in World War II. Other historians differ.

Rebuild U.S. military now

The Virginia election loss of Ed Gillespie showed voter frustration with our do-nothing Congress, not frustration with the hard-working President Donald Trump, who is making America great again. The Virginia GOP must rebuild with the president's help and elect Corey Stewart for senator in 2018. He is the best hope Republicans have to drain the swamp of Northern Virginia and represent true conservative values.

A savvy guide to investing, geared toward the young

This is a book about investing, aimed primarily at potential young investors -- although investors of all ages can benefit from it -- written by a longtime and notably successful investor.

Former Vice President Joe Biden answers a question about gun control during an NBC "Today" appearance, Nov. 14, 2017. (Image: NBC, "Today" screenshot)

Roy Moore? How about Joe Biden

- The Washington Times

If Roy Moore has a seedy past when it comes to sexual improprieties with underage and young girls -- at least, allegedly -- and should therefore drop his aspirations for higher political office, then so, too, should Joe Biden.

In this Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, following their meeting with President Donald Trump inside. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Mark Levin to Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan: 'Resign'

- The Washington Times

Conservative radio star Mark Levin sent a blunt rebuke Republican leadership's way, calling on Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. Paul Ryan to step away from their offices and resign. It's not going to happen, of course. But plenty in conservative camps would back that call nevertheless.

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. meet with reporters outside the White House in Washington. Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington. Now, lawmakers are returning from their July 4 recess with an added objective _ averting some full-blown political disasters.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) **FILE**

Tax reform: How the GOP can win big

The GOP needs the right kind of win, not a simple "check-the-box" win or a perfunctory "we-finally-did-something" win. No, the GOP needs the kind of win that will give Americans the confidence that Republicans should remain in control of Washington after next year's elections.

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Why America needs an updated Communications Act

Congress needs to update the Communications Act of 1934. In 2014, Republican Reps. Fred Upton and Greg Walden started a congressional review process, using the #CommActUpdate handle. Now almost four years later, it's time for Congress to get the job done by overhauling the statute in a way that constrains the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) authority to substitute burdensome bureaucratic mandates for marketplace freedom.

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