U.S. politicians are exploiting the gruesome beheadings of two American journalists to whip up war fever against ISIS, the “criminal gang” masquerading as an organization of devout Sunni Muslims that controls large parts of Syria and Iraq.

There is nothing democratic about mobs in the streets demanding that employers pay a minimum wage of $15 an hour, or else that the government makes them do so by law.

Tuesday, September 9, is primary day in many states, and in non-presidential elections voter turnout tends to be light. So it's a perfect opportunity for people committed to the ideal of a government that defends our unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to enjoy increased leverage over the outcome — but only if they vote for committed constitutionalists and not necessarily those who are "leading in the polls" or who party bosses say can win.

The death a few weeks ago of former Congressman George Hansen (R-Idaho) brought back memories of Iran’s seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. It also stirred reminders of the power of large U.S. banks.

The beheading of a second American journalist has convinced a majority of Americans that the jihadist terrorists known as the Islamic State pose a significant threat to the United States. And they want this country to do something about it.