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Inside the Obamacare Spin Zone

Posted by The Editors On January - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Last week, the White House issued a new “study” on the supposed progress states have made in implementing the “health exchanges” that are central to constructing the Obamacare system. According to the administration’s spin… read more
  

Perry, We Hardly Knew Thee

Posted by The Editors On January - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Back in December, when he was just one more Republican running for his party’s presidential nomination, Rick Perry condemned the Obama administration for its “war on religion.” Days later, Barack Obama’s loyal aide Valerie Jarre… read more
  

Right to Work — for Less

Posted by Gordon Lafer, The Nation On January - 22 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Gordon Lafer, The NationFor the past year, public employees around the country have been under attack. With collective bargaining cast as a fiscal issue, private sector workers are encouraged to vent their economic frustrations at lazy government cler… read more
  

Why Is the Establishment So Worried?

Posted by Erick Erickson, RedState On January - 22 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Erick Erickson, RedStatePeter Hamby from CNN notes what is going to be a recipe for disaster for Mitt Romney as he tries to relate to the Republican base.In South Carolina exit polls, Romney wins only the “moderate or liberal”, tho… read more
  

Daily Caller – The assistant Democratic leader, South Carolina Democratic Rep. James Clyburn, accused former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich of “appealing” to the racist tea party “element” of the Republican Party in his camp… read more
  

Mitt’s Attack on Crony Capitalism

Posted by The Editors On January - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Let me build on Charles Krauthammer’s great Friday column, “The GOP’s Suicide March.” Krauthammer argues that just as President Obama’s class-warfare, soak-the-rich mantra started lagging in the polls, some Republicans on … read more
  

The College Racket: The Bubble Needs to Burst

Posted by Linda Chavez, NY Post On January - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Linda Chavez, NY PostWhen President Obama gives his state of the union address next week, you can count on his making a big pitch for education. In last year’s speech, he said, “Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in inn… read more
  

Newt Was Right

Posted by The Editors On January - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Newt Gingrich’s ardent admiration for Franklin Delano Roosevelt owes more to the latter’s unflinching wartime leadership than his welfare-state policy prescriptions. This week, though, the former Speaker is also undoubtedly in accord with F… read more
  

In South Carolina, Santorum is in love with the ’90s (Daily Caller)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On January - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Daily Caller – GREENVILLE, S.C. — Bruce Barron has Santorum cred: a faded white T-shirt advertising Rick Santorum’s run for Congress in 1990. It’s like something hipsters would buy for $25 at a vintage clothing shop. The tag line, stamped in … read more
  

The Obillionaire Candidate

Posted by Thomas Schaller, Salon On January - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Thomas Schaller, SalonThis year, Barack Obama may become America’s first billion-dollar candidate. Funds he raises for either his own reelection campaign or for the Democratic National Committee, or that “unaffiliated” fr… read more
  

Why Do Obama Officials Get Rich?

Posted by The Editors On January - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Stephanie Cutter, an adviser to the Obama reelection campaign, wrote a scathing memo the other day about Mitt Romney’s experience at Bain Capital, subtitled “Profit at Any Cost.”
Cutter sounded like a sworn enemy of private equity. Ex… read more
  

Romney: Hot and Cold on Global Warming

Posted by The Editors On January - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Willard Mitt Romney these days could not be more explicit about abandoning President Obama’s carbon dioxide restrictions.
“Irresponsibly,” Romney wrote in an August 28 op-ed for the Foster’s Daily Democrat in New Hampshire, &ldq… read more
  

The Return of the Weak Horse

Posted by The Editors On January - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

If you wish for peace, prepare for war. — Latin adage
In the immediate aftermath of September 11, a rough consensus emerged about the messages the Clinton administration was sending to potential adversaries. The failure to respond to the attacks … read more
  

GOP candidates all oppose SOPA (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On January - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Politico – Gingrich jokes about “asking a conservative about the economic interests of Hollywood.” read more
  

Marian Wright Edelman: Derrick Bell: Changing the Odds for Others

Posted by Marian Wright Edelman On January - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Throughout his storied career as a lawyer, law professor, and legal scholar until his death last October at age 80, Derrick Bell was well-known for his willingness to stand up and speak out about the injustices he saw around him, even when it cost him his own positions. read more
  

Sebelius on Health Law: "A Make or Break Moment"

Posted by Sahil Kapur, TPM On January - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Sahil Kapur, TPMPresident Obama’s health secretary Kathleen Sebelius made a spirited defense of the health care reform law Thursday — one of several signs that Democrats are stepping up their defense of the law ahead of a 2012 elec… read more
  

Santorum: Romney ‘too timid’ on entitlement reform (Daily Caller)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On January - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Daily Caller – SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Rick Santorum called Mitt Romney “too timid” on his plan to reform Social Security and compared the former Massachusetts governor with President Obama’s positions on the issue. read more
  

Newt on ex-wife: 20-year-old story (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On January - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Politico – “I’m not going to say anything negative about [ex-wife] Marianne,” he says. read more
  

Ron Paul: Wrong on the Taliban

Posted by The Editors On January - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Ron Paul knows even less about the history of our enemies than he does about their proper treatment under the Constitution. He actually interrupted Monday night’s Republican candidates’ debate so he could interject the following:

I would … read more

  

Santorum Soldiers On in South Carolina

Posted by Katrina Trinko On January - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Columbia, S.C. — Fighting to regain momentum in the South Carolina primary, Rick Santorum has shown little of the pizzazz that has characterized so many of the poll frontrunners this cycle.
“I may not be flashy and have a bunch of applause … read more
  

Militant Islamism, Islamism, Islam

Posted by The Editors On January - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has described the Muslim Brotherhood as “secular.” Vice President Joseph Biden recently said that the Taliban “is not our enemy.” According to John Brennan, assistant to the presid… read more
  

Brown: I’m not a ‘rock thrower’ (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On January - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Politico – “I’m the most bipartisan person by far in the delegation,” boasts the Massachusetts senator. read more
  

Taxing Romney

Posted by The Editors On January - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

During Monday night’s debate in Myrtle Beach, Mitt Romney was compellingly and cogently pushed — by Rick Perry, no less — on the issue of releasing his tax returns. The former Massachusetts governor sputtered. “I have nothing in… read more
  

Gingrich Calls for Commission on Gold

Posted by Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard On January - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Daniel Halper, Weekly StandardThe boss, who’s something of a gold standard enthusiast, is excited: Newt Gingrich called this morning for a Gold Commission, like the one Ronald Reagan set up in 1981, to consider how to get back to hard money … read more
  
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