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Redstate... And We Should Hate Newt Gingrich for This? Posted by Erick Erickson
Thursday, January 26th - All the members of the Republican Party who have been complicit and collaborative in the destruction of our nation in the past few decades always talking about smaller government while never fighting against the tide of creeping socialism have now come out against Newt Gingrich. Yesterday, at National Review, Elliot Abrams attacked Newt Gingrich for attacking Ronald Reagan from the right. Today, it is Bob Dole’s turn. Bob Dole, you will remember from... read more
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Human Events... Debt ceiling skyrockets to $16 trillion, by Audrey Hudson
01/26/2012 - The Senate on Thursday refused to side with House Republicans and block President Barack Obama’s request to raise the debt limit $1.2 trillion, clearing the way for an automatic increase that will bring the national liability to $16 trillion. The procedural vote to block the debt increase was supported by Senate Republicans and opposed by Democrats in a mostly party-line vote of 44-52... read more
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Verities & Balderdash... A Brief Management Course, Edited by Bob Robinson
Here is another tidbit sent by a CNO reader… I don’t know who thinks these things up, but it would seem to me that if some of these folks put their time and talents to a more profitable use, the ranks of the “1 percenters” could easily swell to become “2 percenters” or even “5 percenters.” Not complaining, mind you. A couple of these are darn funny... and all teach a good lesson. They added a couple minutes... read more
Columbus Dispatch... Unstated
The big fact missing in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday was this one: 13 million Americans remain unemployed. About 10 million remain underemployed. That this fact was left out is no surprise. No president who has been in charge for three years and who hopes for re-election is going to draw attention to a failure of this magnitude. But the president is now well past the point in his term when he can expect to get any more mileage out of the excuse that he... read more
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Human Events... A few words in defense of negative campaigning, by Michael Barone
01/23/2012 - Those who take a certain pleasure in denouncing the evils negative political advertising should have spent the last week in South Carolina. They could have plunked down in front of TV sets, especially during morning, early evening and late evening news programs, and by adroit use of the remote control seen one negative spot after another. They could have watched again and again the Ron Paul... read more
Cleveland Plain Dealer... Obama dumps the Constitution for contraception, by Kevin O’Brien
Thousands of people spent Monday in Washington, D.C., protesting 39 years of legalized murder and commemorating more than 50 million American children lost to abortion. The protesters come every year, correctly refusing to drop the subject. But thanks to serial instances of President Barack Obama shredding the Constitution over the last couple of weeks, they had something new to talk about this year. An administration that has made it abundantly clear -- in ways that grow ever more brazen... read more
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Daily Events... Saying good-bye to a hero, Adam Tragone, Managing Editor
01.27.12 - When envisioning the atypical hero, every one of us has a prototype in mind. Whether it’s an athlete, a scientist or a family member, we all have someone we look up to for inspiration, someone to provide an example on how to live a fruitful and meaningful life. This past week, many of us lost a hero in one of the arguably cruelest ways possible. Joe Paterno wasn’t just a football coach. He was a mentor for hundreds upon... read more
Townhall Finance... Obama Proposes Mortgage Bailouts, Handouts, Copouts, by Mike Shedlock
Inquiring minds are reading the complete text of President Obama’s State of the Union Address to see what distortions, lies, and hypocrisy it contains. I found a nice Orwellian set of paragraphs smack in the middle of his speech. And while Government can’t fix the problem on its own, responsible homeowners shouldn’t have to sit and wait for the housing market to hit bottom to get some relief. That’s why I’m sending this Congress a plan that gives every... read more
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Townhall Finance... Who’s On Unemployment, By Bob Beauprez
Barack Obama spent considerable time during the State of the Union address on jobs and the economy – both of which are in a sorry state. As a result of the smoke-and-mirrors Obama-spin, the following little exercise might be a good review.  Credit is due to Barry Levinson, the famed Academy Award winning director, screenwriter, and producer who created and first published this two months ago in the Huffington Post... read more
Human Events Book Promotion... David Limbaugh’s “Crimes Against Liberty”
In Crimes Against Liberty, David Limbaugh has compiled the most comprehensive and devastating indictment of what is turning out to be the most destructive presidency in American history. From exploiting the financial crisis for political gain, to restricting our personal freedoms through invasive healthcare and “green” policies, to endangering America with his feckless diplomacy and reckless dismantlement of our national... read more
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Verities & Balderdash... What We’ve Lost, Edited by Bob Robinson
Jay Leno’s quote is not verified, but I’ve seen his show often enough to know it is something he could have said... along with a dozen other comedians I can think of. I expressed my concern a week or two ago that I had to think twice about offering a kid a ride on a cold, blistery day. The student was walking home from school and obviously freezing… small wonder. A hoody, no matter how tight it is wrapped around you... read more
Townhall... State of Dependency, by Dan Holler
Jan 23, 2012 - The media, the occupiers, and others engaging in “the bitter politics of envy” have it all wrong. If they were concerned with anything other than dividing Americans and punishing success, their full attention would be on the 21%, not the 1%. Who are the 21%? They are the Americans who, according to The Heritage Foundation, “rely on government subsidies for their existence.” Read that again: rely on government subsidies for their existence. That is a fundamentally un-American idea... read more
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Townhall... Legalizing Drugs Is Constitutional, by Katie Kieffer
Jan 23, 2012 - I believe that states have the constitutional right to legalize drugs. For, the Constitution is silent on the federal government’s ability to regulate or ban substances that adults choose to digest at their own peril—or medical relief. The Constitution is so silent on this matter of individual liberty (choosing to digest or use drugs) that in order to ban the sale of alcohol during the Prohibition era, we passed the... read more
Townhall Finance... Obama Proposes New Department of Corporate Welfare by Tad DeHaven
Contrary to what various news outlets are reporting, President Obama is NOT proposing to cut government. The administration is proposing to take four independent federal agencies that specialize in corporate welfare – along with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative – and combine them with corporate welfare programs at the Department of Commerce to form what would I would argue should be called the Department of Corporate Welfare. According to reports, ... read more
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Daily Events... Weird Race Fridays with Erick Erickson
01.20.12 - Editor: By the time you read this the votes have been counted with Gingrich winning South Carolina, but Erickson’s points are still worth noting. What a weird race. Rick Santorum is now the winner in Iowa by 34 votes. But eight precincts cannot now show us their votes. Mitt Romney won New Hampshire. Last night at the CNN debate, it would not surprise me if Newt Gingrich locked in a win in South Carolina. John King... read more
Townhall Finance... Do The Rich Pay More Taxes? by Jeff Carter
The short answer is sure they do. They have more income so they pay more taxes. Statistically, the upper income earners pay almost 100% of the taxes to the federal government. The tax debate is so skewed with misinformation that it’s hard to make sense. When it’s hard to make sense, it’s easier to drive home fallacious points about income gap’s, a smaller middle class, salary and wage discrepancies and the rest of the class warfare arguments you see popping up all over the media... read more
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Daily Events... Congress plots new moves to sidestep Obama on Keystone pipeline
by Audrey Hudson - 01/20/2012 - Key Congressional leaders are determined to find a legislative end-run around President Barack Obama’s decision this week to kill the Keystone XL pipeline project. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, will begin hearings next week and has asked State Department Secretary Hillary Clinton to testify. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) says... read more
Mail Magazine 24... President Obama Forgets – Policy Reminder #4
President Obama Forgets he said he would never raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year. But AFP activists want to remind him that he has already signed several bills that include tax hikes on middle-income Americans. On the campaign trail, candidate Obama stated “if you are a family making less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes go up.” As president, however, Obama proposed and passed at least 21 tax hikes. These included a 156 percent increase in the... read more
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Redstate... Newt Gingrich Wins. What It Means. Posted by Erick Erickson
Saturday, January 21 - Mitt and Newt will both have trouble beating Barack Obama. Mitt’s trouble will come from Obama. Newt’s trouble from himself. But right now, the base doesn’t care. “The base is revolting because they swept the GOP back into relevance in Washington just under two years ago and they have been thanked with contempt ever since.” No candidate has won the GOP nomination for President without... read more
Townhall... A Question of Priorities, by Jonah Goldberg
Jan 20, 2012 - “In the Treasury we do not speak of tons of silver. Our unit is the troy ounce.” That was the response from some bureaucrat when Leslie Groves, the man who oversaw the Manhattan Project, sought thousands of tons of silver to be turned into electrical wires. Groves got his silver. Why? Because completing the Manhattan Project -- and winning the war -- was America’s top priority. For three years, the Obama administration and its cheerleaders have tried to claim that they stand... read more
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Townhall... An Open Letter to the Occupiers from Generation X, by Rachel Alexander
Jan 20, 2012 - To the Occupy movement: I know some of you mean well. I even share some of your concerns. The dismal economy has made it difficult to find a good job with benefits. Meanwhile, the government is bailing out the wealthy banks and mortgage lenders that helped precipitate this depressed economy. I hear your frustrations about student loan debt. Generation X has a lot of student loan debt too... read more
Townhall Finance... Democrats Seek to Establish “Reasonable Profits” Boards for Energy Companies
by Jeff Carter - This is truly amazing to me and gives you a clear plate glass window view of the Democratic thought process. They want to establish a “Reasonable Profits Board” for energy companies! The Democratic energy policy is stupid. There isn’t another way to say it. One can ridicule it, satire it, make fun of it, but their line of thinking is stupid. No wonder we can’t educate anyone efficiently in the public school system. What the heck are they smoking? Maybe I want some... read more
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Townhall... The Land of Obama Make-Believe, by Michelle Malkin
Jan 20, 2012 - Where did President Obama go after killing off thousands of Keystone XL pipeline construction and manufacturing jobs? Why, Disney World, of course. Sabotaging work is hard work for Goofy and his pals. And where’d he head after that? Why, up to Manhattan for more high-priced campaign fundraisers charging up to $38,500 per partier. The business of wining and dining politically connected donors ain’t... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Land of the Freebies, Home of the Enslaved
We know that 47% of all Americans do not pay federal income taxes. But as a nation do we really understand what that is doing to current and future generations? More and more people are becoming dependent on government and the shocking part is our very own Congress may be doing it…by design! The information and data in this video is sure to infuriate. You may need to watch this video twice in order to fully understand the depth and scope of the problem. Also, we believe this video answers... read more
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Human Events... Strongest case against Romney a few sheets short of a ream, by Ann Coulter
01/18/2012 - Mitt Romney has spent more than 20 years in private enterprise, making thousands of business decisions affecting hundreds of companies that led to more than 100,000 new jobs and billions of dollars for employees and investors. So you can see why the left despises him. Among Romney’s thousands of business decisions, the one I gather his opponents consider his absolute worst was the decision... read more
Cincinnati Enquirer... Health care users must understand reform
One thing is for certain about the world of health care: It is constantly changing. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make life easy for those who have to navigate their way through the health maze each day. It’s important for all of us to understand how all these changes affect our access to quality health care. Health reform is not a political gimmick, nor is it just about insurance companies, hospitals or clinicians. It is about us, our employers and our communities. We must ask ourselves: What are we doing to... read more
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Townhall... Obama’s America, by Rich Galen
Jan 13, 2012 - This is the first of an occasional series of what I am calling “Obama’s America.” While the political elite are focused on the Republican primary fight, the rest of America is focused on looking for (or keeping) a job; hoping the kids are actually learning something at school; despairing over, while staring at, their evaporating retirement accounts; and wondering, while they watch geniuses like me verbally spar... read more
Cleveland Plain Dealer... Natural gas: cheap, clean and risky: Hal Harvey
Political leaders from both parties argue that natural gas could save our economy, the environment and promote our national security. Is this so? Or is it just a dream? It turns out that the way one develops natural gas will determine whether it is a serious help to our energy and climate problems, or a dangerous extension of bad habits. On the face of it, natural gas looks terrific. The United States -- and many other countries -- have abundant domestic supplies. The cost, per delivered unit of... read more
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Townhall...US Debt Exceeds GDP; Joins Miscreants Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan and Portugal by Bob Beauprez
The U.S. federal debt has surpassed the total production of the entire country. According to a feature article in USA Today, total debt of $15.3 trillion now exceeds GDP. Anyone who has been paying just a little bit of attention has known for some time that at the rapid rate the debt was increasing it was... read more
Columbus Dispatch... Gaming the system
Veterans groups and churches that run bingo games need state approval. Ditto the four casinos currently under construction around Ohio, which will be closely regulated and scrutinized by the state. So why should an estimated 200 “Internet cafes” that are effectively offering gambling in Ohio today be able to operate without oversight? Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is calling on state lawmakers to approve a bill, pending since April, that would regulate these businesses that have been... read more
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Shape Up! Act Like an American! Verities & Balderdash, Edited By Bob Robinson
From a Reader who says “When you get old enough... you can say it like it is, and not worry about retribution!” He adds that “Even Snopes tried its hardest to say it was false, but in the end, they had to declare it true. Snopes checked and approved... “This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaii for his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes all over the country... read more
Buckeye Institute... Burden of Local Governments Exposed, by Greg R. Lawson
January 9, 2012 - Ohio is finally having a serious conversation about what kind of local government they want to have. As new property tax levies fail and the state has cut back funding, long-time problems are finally being recognized rather than papered over. Essentially, as the good time tides roll out, say during boom times shifting to recessions, one begins to see where the bodies are buried. Unfortunately, for Ohio many bodies are buried throughout the layers of Ohio local government and they... read more
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Christian Science Monitor... Top Political Cartoon of the Day
I try to check out the political cartoons from Townhall and Christian Science Monitor on occasion (when I have nothing else to do... ). This one was a real kicker. For what it’s worth, it provides a pretty good picture of how 2012 is going to look going into the November election. CBS News reports that this will probably be the most expensive election in history; and I believe it will set the standard for abuse... read more
Redstate... Rick Santorum: A Massively Expanded Welfare State is ‘The Genuine Conservatism our Founders Envisioned’ - Posted by Jeff Emanuel (Diary) - Wednesday, January 11th - “I believe what I’ve been presenting is the genuine conservatism our Founders envisioned. One that fosters the opportunity for all Americans to live as we are called to live, in selfless families that contribute to the general welfare, the common good.” Despite strident opposition from supporters who maintain that Rick Santorum is a “true conservative” in the mold of – you guessed it – Ronald Reagan, the... read more
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Redstate... In defense of capitalism, Posted by Erick Erickson
Thursday, January 12th - Sweet Lord in Heaven, every time I try to tune these clowns out they hack me off and drag me back in. There are legitimate criticisms to be made of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital. Anyone who says otherwise needs to be prepared to defend Bain Capital more than once relying on the government to cover their butts on deals and even being bailed out by the government under Mitt Romney’s watch... read more
Christian Science Monitor... How can it be? Student financial aid fuels increase in college tuition
By Richard Vedder and Andrew Gillen / January 5, 2012 - When federal (and state) financial aid programs make money available to well-off students, it is in a college’s interest to capture that aid and use it to ‘improve’ the college, thus driving up costs and tuition. Aid must be restructured so that more of it goes to needy students. WASHINGTON - Something is fundamentally wrong with America’s college financial aid system when students from families with triple-digit incomes receive plenty of... read more
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Mail Magazine 24... Obama’s mass refinancing plan for mortgages
By James Pethokoukis, the enterpriseblog - This could be just the beginning. If President Barack Obama’s legally dodgy appointment of Richard Cordray to head the consumer finance agency should stick, it may open the door to more such actions. Here’s Jaret Seiberg of the Washington Research Group: To us, the most important takeaway from a recess appointment of Cordray... read more
Free Republic... The Gun is Civilization, by Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)
Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it. In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing... read more
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Solar Light during a Power Outage?
Editor: We never thought of this, don’t know if it’s a verity or a balderdash. However, we thought we’d share it…. Why didn’t I think of this one? I have a friend who used her solar lights inside at night when her current was off during the hurricane.  She stuck them in a jar or bottle and said they gave off plenty of ‘free light’.  She put one in each room and would put them back outside in the daytime and bring them in at night... read more
Townhall Finance... Obama Unemployment Magic Trick: Indefinitely Detain 4 Million People from Workforce, by John Ransom - Although there’s little doubt that job creation is speeding up in the private sector, unemployment is not going down as widely touted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In fact, it’s likely unchanged since the beginning of the recession because the government is deliberately undercounting the workforce to make unemployment appear to go down. Missing in the latest labor report are at least 1.2 million job seekers who have been added to the civilian population over... read more
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Human Events... GOP war of all against all? by Patrick J. Buchanan
01/10/2012 - There still exists a possibility that, come Jan. 20, 2013, we could have a Republican Senate and House, and a Republican president. But there is also a possibility that a Goldwater-Rockefeller-type family bloodletting could sunder the party and kick it all away. America is bored with Barack Obama. The young and the minorities are still with him but exhibit none of the excitement or enthusiasm of 2008... read more
Townhall Finance... The Fitting End to the First President of the Universe by John Ransom
It’s ironic that the first European president of the United States may end up a victim of the financial crisis that’s killing the eurozone. It’s even funnier that a president who thought that managing China would be easier than managing the United States could also be done-in by China’s slowing economy. Last year at this time, Obama was bragging about the economic recovery and the stock market was rallying in response. To some extent the president’s troubles last year can be pinned to his over-hyping... read more
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Verities & Balderdash... They want to rewrite history, Edited by Bob Robinson
The following was sent to me by a reader. While many of the specifics have not been verified, the “gist” that Democrats took over Congress (and the spending and the major committees) is. I attempted to do a web search to see if this was noted in Urban Legends, Snopes, TruthOrFiction or others. I couldn’t find anywhere that it had been. Consequently, I offer it “as is” as a Verities & Balderdash blog. Is... read more
Townhall... Obama’s 2012 Slogan: ‘Can’t Work With Others,’ by Debra J. Saunders
Jan 08, 2012 - President Barack Obama is running for re-election with an unusual pitch: He can’t work with others.
He only gets along with yes men. “I refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer,” Obama said last Wednesday of his decision to make a “recess” appointment that placed Richard Cordray as head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Constitution, of course, gives the president the power to make appointments during Senate recesses. Technically, however... read more
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Townhall Finance... Obama Fails Math Portion of Presidency Test, by Bob Beauprez
“The math is the math. You can’t lower (tax) rates and raise revenues.” - Barack Obama, December 11, 2011 - When I heard the President make the above statement to Steve Kroft during an interview on the CBS News program 60 Minutes…well, I thought of Ronald Reagan. No, not because Obama seemed Reaganesque, as he would want us to believe, but because Ronald Reagan believed just the opposite, and proved... read more
Townhall... Why the Doctor Won’t See You, by John C. Goodman
Jan 07, 2012 - Are you having difficulty finding a doctor who will see you? If you are, brace yourself. Things are about to get a whole lot worse. Right now, the biggest problems are in Massachusetts. If you live in Boston and are trying to see a new family doctor, get prepared to wait more than two months before you ever get a foot in the door. For the state as a whole, the average wait to see a new family doctor is one month. More than half of all family doctors and more than half of all internists are... read more
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It’s about True Americans & Common Sense... M@ILMAGAZINE24
At m@ilmagazine24 it’s not about “R”, “D” or “I”, it’s about “TACS” (True Americans & Common Sense), it’s about being Upright Straightforward Authentic! M@ilmagazine24 doesn’t endorse parties or even candidates, m@ilmagazine just delivers information you don’t get everywhere (at least not at the MainLame Stream Medias) and which should enable you to make educated decisions. We inform... read more
Christian Science Monitor... What does Play-Doh have to do with Plato? A mother’s battle with the college essay - By Janine Wood, January 6, 2012 - DEERFIELD, ILL. - “Mom, don’t worry, I have six months to work on this,” my 17-year-old son said last June as he left for his summer job. “But Plato and Kierkegaard require more time,” I yelled, as the screen door slammed behind him. By September, I had surrendered my dining room table to a printer, a laptop, and piles of half-written college admission essays – not just any essay, but the dreaded supplemental essay... read more
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Human Events... The Cordray Imperial Charter, by John Hayward
Authority cannot be bound only by the laws it likes - 01/05/2012 - Yesterday President Obama decided to do away with that pesky little “Constitution” thing, and assign himself the power to make recess appointments when the Senate is not in recess. The Constitution could not be more clear about this: “The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate... read more
Redstate... A Call for Sanity in the Anti-Romney Rhetoric, Posted by Leon H. Wolf
Wednesday, January 4th - Let me just say up front that Mitt Romney is far from my first choice among the current field. I think both Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman would be far better general election candidates and Presidents than Mitt Romney and I don’t really “get” the joke the state of Iowa has clearly foisted on the entire country by essentially voting for Santorum, but macabre humor has never been my thing. However, all objective evidence seems to indicate that the GOP primary electorate... read more
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Townhall... Obama’s Motto, by David Limbaugh
Jan 06, 2012 - President Obama is calling for dramatic defense cuts that could threaten our national survival while obstructing structural reforms to our entitlement programs that are essential for our national financial survival. It just doesn’t get much worse than this. President George W. Bush attempted in good faith to reform Social Security, and Democrats savaged him. Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a comprehensive... read more
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Townhall... The Economy Through the Eyes of the Opposition, by Armstrong Williams
Dec 29, 2011 - Naturally I disagree with much of the opposition and my well-meaning colleagues on the left in regards to Keynes and his school of economics. Many in this school of thought cannot accept the fact that Keynesian economics has never worked; it did not work in the depression nor has it worked any time since then. The only time stimulus has “worked” is after the economy has already recovered and... read more
Townhall Finance... Top Obama Administration Predictions for 2012, by John Ransom
It’s time to pull out the crystal ball and make some predictions about the non-stop sitcom that’s known as the Obama Administration. The first three years of the Obama administration has largely been a re-make of that American television classic Happy Days with Obama starring in the role of the Fonz. What’s in store for the coming year? Well don’t change that dial. 10) Tim Geithner will leave the administration, forcibly if need be, likely in February. Here’s the real story about the... read more
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Townhall Finance... The Never-Ending Battle Between the U.S. and U.K. for Stupidest Government Policy, by Daniel J. Mitchell - In June of last year, I posted several examples of idiotic government policy from both the United States and United Kingdom and asked which nation had the dumbest bureaucrats and politicians. Since then, we have found new examples of brain-dead government and jaw-dropping political correctness from England, including an effort to stop children... read more
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Townhall... Voters Want Growth, Not Income Redistribution, by Michael Barone
Dec 29, 2011 “A 2008 election widely regarded as heralding a shift toward the more government-friendly public sentiment of the New Deal and Great Society eras seems to have yielded just the reverse.” So writes William Galston, Brookings Institution scholar and deputy domestic adviser in the Clinton White House, in the New Republic. Galston, one of the smartest political and policy analysts around, has strong evidence for this conclusion. He cites... read more
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Townhall... Republican Voters’ Choices, by Thomas Sowell
Dec 29, 2011 - No one seems to be really happy with this year’s field of Republican candidates for that party’s presidential nomination -- except perhaps the Democrats. The sudden rise, and equally sudden fall, of a succession of Republican front-runners is just one sign of the dissatisfaction of the Republican voters with this field of candidates. In this, as in many other aspects of life, we can only make our choice... read more
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From a reader... Alcohol Always Lied to Me
I’m not sure how many people will read this, but it is worth offering to anyone interested... especially those who might still be suffering from too much “New Year’s Eve” celebrating... I Drank for Courage... and woke up night after night horrified. I Drank for Sophistication... and became crude. I Drank to find Peace... and ignited a war within myself. I Drank to be Friendly... and became argumentative and... read more
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Townhall... 2012: A Tumultuous Year To Come, by Oliver North
Dec 30, 2011 - GEORGETOWN, S.C. -- A year ago, this column questioned whether the 112th Congress -- with its new speaker of the House, John Boehner -- could “overcome the inane policies of its predecessors” and “mend Washington’s free-spending ways.” We all know how that turned out. This week, as we prepare to ring out 2011 and welcome 2012, President Barack Obama asked for Congress to authorize... read more
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USA Today... The Presidential Candidates and You
If you’ve been following any of the blogs CNO has posted, those by Redstate’s Erick Erickson in particular, you already know how much of the conservative vote leans. They have been pretty decisive about who they don’t want, but a little less sure who they do want. They’ve made it pretty clear they don’t want another four years of the Obama Administration. Sent to CNO by a reader, below is an interesting approach... read more
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From New Year jokes, funny stories & pictures... Humor for the New Year, Funny New Year’s Eve Jokes
An optimist stays up to see the New Year in.  A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves.  Bill Vaughan. A New Year Prayer For the Elderly. God, grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, The good fortune to run into the ones that I do, And the eyesight to tell the difference. Dieting - New Year Resolutions 2007: I will get my weight down below 180 pounds. 2008: I will follow my new diet religiously until I get.... read more
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Townhall... Year, God’s Grace, by Jackie Gingrich Cushman
Dec 29, 2011 - Last night, after traveling from Atlanta, my family and I arrived -- hungry and tired -- in Des Moines, Iowa. We are staying in the home of a friend who is out of town and decided to order pizza. I found a restaurant on Google Maps and called to place the order, only to be informed that I had reached the wrong location. The man on the other end of the line gave me the number of a different location, which I called. The promised delivery time was.... read more

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