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Mitt’s Attack on Crony Capitalism

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 …

Newt Was Right

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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…

The Obillionaire Candidate

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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…

Why Do Obama Officials Get Rich?

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…

Romney: Hot and Cold on Global Warming

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…

The Return of the Weak Horse

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 …

Ron Paul: Wrong on the Taliban

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 …

Santorum Soldiers On in South Carolina

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 …

Militant Islamism, Islamism, Islam

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…

Taxing Romney

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…

Gingrich Calls for Commission on Gold

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 …

The Rise and Fall of Bill Daley

Paul Starobin, The New RepublicWhen President Obama announced that Bill Daley would no longer serve as White House chief of staff, he pronounced himself chagrined by the move but explained that Daley had an understandable desire to return to Chicago. …

Mitt Romney’s Tax Return Headache

Alicia Cohn, The HillMitt Romney is running into tax trouble.The GOP presidential front-runner said Tuesday that he “probably” pays a tax rate of about 15 percent, providing additional fodder for critics already calling on Romney t…

Trust, But Verify in the Middle East

Thomas Friedman, New York TimesA few items came across the desk last week that underscore the challenge America faces in making policy toward the Islamist parties that are emerging as the early beneficiaries of the uprisings across the Arab world. The…