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Townhall Finance... Taxing Death, by Jeff Carter
Doesn’t the government get enough during your lifetime? I understand the initial sentiment behind the death tax. It was put in place to try and stop dynasties from forming. Advocates looked at generational wealth in Europe and wanted each generation to be put at the same starting line. But, trying to be “fair” never works. The Koch brothers kids will always have advantages over mine. The great thing about the US is it doesn’t matter. My kids can be just as successful as the Koch kids if they create something... read more
Townhall... Gays, Females and Equals, by Katie Kieffer
Mar 26, 2012 - Gays are not merely bodies desiring homosexual action. Women are not walking uteruses. Gays and women are dignified human beings with reason, spirit and individuality. The Constitution considers Americans with respect to our humanity and citizenship, not our sexuality. So when politicians and sexual minority activists lobby for gay and female “rights” that trump the First and Tenth... read more
Human Events... Santorum could win primary big, but lose delegate race, by John Gizzi
03/26/2012 - HARRISBURG, Pa.—“Anyone who loses his Senate seat by a seventeen percentage point margin is in no way a ‘slam dunk’ in the presidential primary,”  former U.S. Attorney and past GOP gubernatorial candidate David Marston told me in Philadelphia.  He was referring, of course, to Rick Santorum in his campaign to win Pennsylvania’s presidential primary April 24. At this point, signs are strong that, for now at least, Rick Santorum is running well among the GOP voters who... read more
Townhall... A Teacher Saving Lots of Lives, by Bob Beauprez
It is a common cliché; “You changed my life.” But, how many people really do?  Tom Tillapaugh not only changes lives; he literally saves them. Lots of them. In 1985 Tom was led by his faith to begin an education ministry in Denver for the most seriously at risk, often forgotten, kids in society. He launched the Denver StreetSchool on East Colfax with the financial help of a business man and three kids in... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Video: Obama’s Energy Secretary Gives Himself An “A” on Gas Prices
by Mike Brownfield - Gas prices have hit $3.87 per gallon, the highest ever recorded in March and 30 cents higher than a year ago, but Secretary of Energy Steven Chu thinks he has done an outstanding job at working to keep prices down. In congressional testimony yesterday, Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asked Chu if he would give himself an “A minus” on “controlling the cost of gasoline at the pump.” Chu’s reply... read more
Mail Magazine 24... The ‘Path to Prosperity Budget’ is Quite Moderate, by Robert Maynard
As most are aware of by now, Paul Ryan has introduced a budget proposal entitled “The Path to Prosperity Budget“. This proposal has been demonized by the left and deemed to be “unfair” by the Obama Administration. The argument is that the proposal is too radical and goes too far in cutting the budget. I would like to make the opposite case. There is a good argument to be made that, given the fact our total national... read more
Mail Magazine 24... The Socialist Apprentice, by Daniel Greenfield
March 25, 2012 - The question is not a new one though it continues to be asked over and over again, as each generation comes into its own, and examines what it is they want of government. Most people want there to be limitations on government, but at the same time they want government to carry out certain functions for them. The tipping point between tool and master kicks in when government gains the ability to expand its own parameters independently of the people. It’s that moment... read more
Redstate... Media Matters’ Desperate Need to Focus on Rush Limbaugh, Posted by Erick Erickson
Friday, March 23rd - The Washington Times has the story of Media Matters’ latest effort to drive Rush Limbaugh from the airwaves. They’ll use radio ads in eight cities. In one of the anti-Limbaugh ads, listeners are urged to call the local station that carries Limbaugh to say “we don’t talk to women like that” in our city. Ad time was purchased in Boston; Chicago; Detroit; Seattle; Milwaukee; St. Louis; Macon, Ga.; and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The cities were selected to support active local... read more
Townhall Finance... The Reagan in Romney, by Larry Kudlow
The late William F. Buckley Jr. naturally put it best when he said, “The wisest choice would be the one who could win. No sense running Mona Lisa in a beauty contest. I’d be for the most right, viable candidate who could win.” Bill Buckley’s Law applies to Mitt Romney today. And it’s worth noting Rush Limbaugh’s recent update to the dictum. Following Romney’s terrific Illinois victory speech on Tuesday, Rush said... read more
Townhall Finance... Sex, Lies and Stupidity, by Gina Loudon
American women are watching as pundits and politicians struggle to manipulate what women really want in terms of politics today.  Politicians on the right have long been accused of being “anti-woman.”  But recent events are exposing a dirty little secret about who really believes in the intelligence, discernment, and needs of today’s American woman. The story began to unfold when Obama mandated that contraception would be covered for women by taxpayers under Obamacare. This raw political ploy... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse… by Michael Becker
There’s a financial tsunami nobody’s talking about. OK, so maybe I’ve overstated the point. It’s certainly being talked about in the far corners of the nation, in some cities and towns, and an occasional state house, but it’s not being addressed on the national level and the parties responsible – primarily at the state and local level – are hoping against hope that the federal government will step in... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Hunting for Scapegoats Won’t Lower Pump Prices, by Paul Driessen
When President Obama took office, regular gasoline cost $1.85 a gallon. Now it’s hit $4.00 per gallon in many cities, and some analysts predict it could reach $5.00 or more this summer. Filling your tank could soon slam you for $75-$90. Winter was warm. Our economy remains weak. People are driving less, in cars that get better mileage, even with mandatory 10% low-mileage ethanol. Gasoline is plentiful. Misinformed politicians and pundits say prices should be falling. Our pain at the pump is... read more
Human Events... ObamaCare’s lonely birthday, by John Hayward
He’s just a bill, sitting here on Capitol Hill - 03/23/2012 - This week marks the second birthday of ObamaCare, among the greatest legislative disasters in American history.  By even the most conservative estimates, its costs are more than double what we were originally promised.  It’s going to strip 20 to 50 million Americans of their health insurance, as overwhelmed employers decide the best course of action is... read more
Townhall Finance... Stop! Don’t Cut that Wire! That’s a Chevy Volt! by John Ransom
The “Grab the Cat” scene from the movie Lethal Weapon 3 is being played out in training rooms across America thanks to a generous $4.4 million grant from the Department of Energy. If you’re not familiar with the scene, first responders, Detectives Riggs and Murtaugh, are trying to disarm a car bomb, while a cat plays nearby. Riggs doesn’t know which wire to snip, so he just snips one at random. As he watches the bomb’s timer begin to hyper-accelerate, he realizes that he’s cut the wrong... read more
Redstate… The Nominee, Posted by Erick Erickson
He Beat the Base. Now Will the Base be With Him? Wednesday, March 21st - It is a mathematical improbability that Rick Santorum will get to the magic number of 1,144 — the number of delegates needed to be the Republican Presidential nominee. It is a political improbability that Rick Santorum will stop Mitt Romney from getting to 1,144. Last night in Illinois, Mitt Romney won his first victory without caveats... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Obama’s Surreal Campaign, by Victor Davis Hanson
As the election year heats up, we seem not to have noticed the surreal nature of the campaign. One would expect Barack Obama to run on his record from 2009 to 2012, and especially during 2009–10, when he had a solidly Democratic Congress and passed his signature Obamacare. But he is not. Instead, we are hearing only that the probable opposition nominee, Mitt Romney, will be embarrassed by the similarities between Obamacare and his own Romneycare in Massachusetts. Examine... read more
News Herald... Editorial: Take real look at Kasich proposals
Sunday, March 18, 2012 - Give the man credit. He’s thinking. He’s studying. He’s got ideas. Gov. John Kasich’s proposals this week to tinker with state policy on energy, education, health care and taxes follow the fairly unusual “mid-biennium review” of the state’s budget. State Budget Director Tim Keen said Kasich got in the habit of such look-sees when he was chairman of the U.S. House Budget Committee in the... read more
Redstate... Flashback to 2009: Administration Policies Sought to Discourage ‘Overproduction’ of Oil
Now: ‘Just make up some stuff. The rubes will buy it.’ - Posted by Steve Maley - Sunday, March 18th - In May 2009, four months into the Obama presidency, retail gasoline prices averaged $2.32 per gallon. Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) wrote Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to express concern about the impact that the Administration’s budgeted changes in tax policy would have on the oil and gas industry. Secretary Geithner clearly laid out the Administration position in his letter of... read more
Townhall Finance... Liberal “Smarts” are the New Stupid, by Marita Noon
With gas prices climbing, so is the popularity of fuel-efficient cars., a site “dedicated to giving you the latest news and the smartest analysis of the shift towards smarter and more efficient modes of transportation,” reports that “with gas prices rising, car manufacturers are starting to see some of their most fuel-efficient cars fly off the shelves.” A call to the Smart Car Center in my area reveals... read more
Obama is victim of Bush’s failed promises, Edited by Bob Robinson
I’ve seen this several times over the years, but I figured it was about time to pass it on to those poor souls who might have missed it... and are still blaming former President of the United States George W. Bush for the Obama administration’s mishaps. It’s attributed to a “Democrat reporter, Chuck Green.” This may be true; it may not. I believe I checked it out once but can’t... Read More.
Mail Magazine 24... The Perfection of Crony Capitalism: Use Regulation to Destroy Competitors
by Charles Hugh Smith - In the U.S. we now have the perfection of cloaked crony capitalism: corporate cartels use their vast concentrations of capital and revenue to buy the political leverage needed to write regulations specifically designed to eliminate competition. Recall that the most profitable business model is a monopoly or cartel protected from competition by the coercive Central State. Imposing complex regulations on small business competitors effectively cripples an entire... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Individual Mandates, Freddy the Freeloader, and Health Care, by Frank Hill
Rick Santorum has been beating Mitt Romney over the head with the proverbial cane over his support for Romney Care in the state of Massachusetts during his term as Governor. The main culprit? ‘Romney’s support of ‘individual mandates’ for everyone to be included in the system. What is an ‘individual mandate’ anyway? An individual mandate is a requirement passed by government that requires you... read more
Townhall Finance... Stimulate, by Charles Payne
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power- the freedom to choose.”- Stephen Covey - Today the Fed gets together and will have a chance to make a case for its past policies and future policies. The thing is if you take a bow for successful past policies why would we need new policies? In fact, this is the meeting where we should hear the Federal Reserve is unwinding its byzantine array of policies and schemes because they were no longer needed. Instead, many stock market bulls... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Heritage Foundation: The Truth Behind High Gas Prices, by Gary Halbert
As noted earlier, being in the business I am people frequently ask me why gasoline prices are so high. More recently, people have also been asking me if President Obama has any idea whatsoever about how the energy markets work. As it turns out, the Heritage Foundation just released an excellent report that addresses both questions. It also lists five specific actions that Congress and the... read more
Townhall Finance... Obama Misplaces “My” Jobs Bill, by John Ransom
While news yesterday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that unemployment remained unchanged and that 227,000 jobs were created in February shows that the Obama-induced stimulus slide in the economy has slowed, it also contains some significant bad news for the president. As the labor participation rates edged back up, the number of people without jobs also edged up a bit too from 12.758 million to 12.806 in the last month. And while the 227,000 jobs created for January is better than less... read more
Townhall... Blitzing the Department of Education, by Katie Kieffer
Mar 12, 2012 - Tim Tebow and I both blitzed the Department of Education; we were both homeschooled. Tebow became the first homeschooler to win the Heisman Trophy and he’s now an NFL starting quarterback. And, as someone who was homeschooled through eighth grade and attended a private high school before graduating from college, I personally know that young people don’t need the federal government running their... read more
Redstate... Can Republicans Win In 2012 Without Leadership? Posted by Dan McLaughlin
Leading From Behind - Monday, March 12th - Fred Barnes, who is nothing if not plugged in to the thinking of leading Beltway Republicans, looks at how the Congressional GOP plans to work with the presidential nominee: Republicans would like to revive party unity and repeat the Reagan-Kemp success story. House speaker John Boehner and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell are planning to confer with the Republican nominee, once one emerges. Their aim: agreement on a joint agenda... read more
Townhall... Defining Deviancy Down, by Star Parker
Mar 12, 2012 - In 1993, then Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan published a paper in which he coined the phrase “defining deviancy down.” He was ringing an alarm about what he saw as a dangerous social unraveling as result of our redefining deviant behavior as normal, rather than doubling down on traditional standards of behavior. It’s through this lens that we should view the Obama administration mandate that employers... read more
Toledo Blade... Prison reform
Ohio’s overcrowded prisons are getting a needed makeover, building on previous gains and focusing on turning inmates into productive citizens. Gary Mohr, director of the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, unveiled a plan this week to reorganize state prisons into a tiered system based on levels of control. Disruptive, violent inmates would be separated from the rest of the prison population. That will make other inmates safer and allow officials to focus on rehabilitating inmates in... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Obama Staffs White House with Top Donors, by Wynton Hall
Over half of the President Obama’s 47 top fundraisers--individuals who helped bag a minimum of $500,000 for his presidential campaign--have been given jobs in the Obama White House. The latest revelation of crony capitalism, which was reported by the Washington Post, also found that nine more top bundlers landed appointments to presidential boards and committees and that 24 more were given foreign... read more
Wall Street Journal... Speaking With the Speaker, By Peggy Noonan
John Boehner talks about the need for Republican unity and why the House is in ill repute. John Boehner is sighing. It’s one of those days, or maybe epochs. He’s just spoken to the House GOP conference. Some members are feeling fractious, disheartened. Time for a St. Crispin’s Day speech. What did he tell them? “I told them they have ocular rectitis. That’s when your eyes get confused with your butt, and it develops into [an unnecessarily fecal] outlook on life.” It’s late Wednesday morning... read more
Mail Magazine 24... British Government: Christians Have No Right to Wear Visible Cross or Crucifix, by Patrick Goodenough - Britain’s Conservative-led government plans to argue in a European Court of Human Rights case that employers are entitled to ban the visible wearing of crosses at work because displaying the symbol is not a recognized “requirement” of the Christian faith. A document leaked to Britain’s Sunday Telegraph outlines the argument the government plans to present at the tribunal... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Oh great… woman wins lottery, still gets food stamps
Not a day goes by that we don’t see a story of government stupidity. But some bring about an example that properly shows the entire picture of why the economy is collapsing and government sending is completely unsustainable. Specifically, abuse of entitlements. In this case, a woman recently won a million bucks in a state lottery. Why she was buying lottery tickets at a time when she “needed” food stamps to purchase food is a whole other conversation, but the fact remains.... read more
Townhall Finance... Policy: Obama Spent $24 Billion on Energy in 2011, by Bob Beauprez 
The Congressional Budget Office says that the government provided $24 billion of tax credits and direct subsidies to the energy industry in 2011. Here’s how it was divided up: $2.5 billion in various tax credits to the fossil fuel industry, $6 billion to the ethanol industry, $16 billion to renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. So, the industry that receives about 10 cents of each dollar of incentives the government provides produces 85% of all.... read more
Townhall Finance... Presidential Pork Kills Keystone, by John Ransom
56 Senators voted in favor of a plan yesterday that would allow the Keystone pipeline to go forward by cancelling the bureaucratic roadblocks put up by the Obama administration/world-wide bus tour. “The 56-42 vote came after President Barack Obama called Democratic senators to lobby them to oppose the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from western Canada to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast,” reports FoxNews. “Even so, 11 Democrats sided with... read more
Townhall Finance... Fed Hooey, by Larry Kudlow
I didn’t want to let the latest cockamamie Fed idea for “sterilized” bond buying pass without a comment. A Wall Street Journal story explained that somehow the Fed will buy more long-term bonds, print new money, and then borrow the money back so it doesn’t cause inflation. It’s all a lot of hooey. Typical Fed tinkering. They can’t seem to help themselves. The dollar has already fallen about 1 percent since this story... read more
The Marietta Times... Kasich’s tax plan raises hopes for Ohioans’ budgets
March 9, 2012 - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is right about the natural gas drilling boom in East Ohio. It is big and will benefit the entire region. Kasich believes gas production may be just the shot in the arm Ohio’s budget needs to provide tax relief to Buckeye State residents. Reportedly, he is considering a plan whereby severance taxes on natural gas and liquids extracted from it would provide enough money to grant an income tax break to Ohioans. Before than can happen, much will have to be... read more
Mail Magazine 24... 30 Stupid Things The Government Is Spending Money On
If you want to get paid for doing something stupid, just turn to the U.S. government. The U.S. government is paying researchers to play video games, it is paying researchers to study the effects of cocaine on Japanese quail and it has spent millions of dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly. The amount of money that the government wastes is absolutely horrifying. Do you remember... read more
Townhall... The Audacity of Mediocrity, by Steve Deace
Mar 03, 2012 - If Christians, constitutionalists, and conservatives were already concerned about apathy gripping the nation at a time when we need eternal vigilance, I’m guessing a rallying cry of vote for the guy “that will do the least amount of damage” won’t do much to awaken our fellow Americans from their slumber. But that’s exactly what was printed on an otherwise brilliant handout on Christians and political activism I was given at the recent National Religious Broadcasters Convention... read more
Christian Science Monitor… Sticks and stones: the case for civility in American political discourse
By John Hughes, March 6, 2012 - Instead of dogmatism and hysterical clamor, we need more of the ‘Shields and Brooks’ kind of civility in our public discourse in America - A Friday night ritual for me is catching “Shields and Brooks” on the PBS NewsHour. They offer intelligent analysis and opinion, and though they may disagree with each other on issues, they do so with good-natured civility. I was delighted when... read more
Townhall... Reagan versus Obama, by Bill O’Reilly
Mar 03, 2012 - Last week, I ambled on up to the late Ronald Reagan’s ranch high in the mountains of Santa Barbara County. Rancho del Cielo (Ranch in the Sky) comprises 688 acres and one very small home. In fact, I was surprised by how modest it is. The Reagans purchased the property in 1974, shortly before the late president completed his second term as governor of California. The story goes that Nancy Reagan was not thrilled because the property is so isolated and the house is tiny... read more
Human Events... Obama’s remaking of America, by Patrick J. Buchanan
03/06/2012 - Anyone who believes America’s culture wars are behind her should have started out Friday reading The Washington Times. The headlines on the three top stories on page one read: “California judges asked to say if they are gay.” “’Tebow Bill’ for home-schoolers dies in Virginia Senate panel.” “Opt-out on birth control defeated in Senate.” The California judges story dealt with the lately passed... read more
Mail Magazine 24... 10 Signs Obama is Panicking, by Kevin Jackson
Obama likes to come off as calm and collected publicly, but he’s far from it. It is said that Obama is a hot head, and we have come to learn that he is extremely thin-skinned, when it comes to questioning his policies or logic. Though there has been a slight shift upward in Obama’s poll numbers, there are sure signs that he is panicking, and here are 10 of them. Obama started African Americans for Obama. When blacks supposedly voted 95 percent for Obama in the last election, one has... read more
Townhall... Battling Bigger Government, by Ed Feulner
Mar 03, 2012 - The archbishop of Philadelphia. The president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The head of the Union for Traditional Judaism. What do these three eminent religious leaders have in common? They’re among more than 300 distinguished individuals who have signed a statement by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty protesting the Obama administration’s infamous “contraception mandate... read more
Townhall... Afghanistan Burning, by Michael Gerson
Mar 01, 2012 - WASHINGTON -- For me, the Quran-burning incident in Afghanistan brought back memories of the horrible morning at the White House when photos of abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison surfaced. This is not to argue that an act of negligence at the Bagram air base is morally comparable to the grinning barbarity of military police at Abu Ghraib. It is only to empathize with an administration facing events that aren’t its fault, but that are its problem. The pie chart of an American... read more
Daily Events... Partial Repeal strategy for Obamacare
Fridays with Erick Erickson - 03.02.12 - Republicans and Democrats in Congress are working on some popular bipartisan legislation to begin partially repealing parts of ObamaCare — no doubt parts of ObamaCare that would never have made it in had the Democrats read the bill first. I think any partial repeal, and we’ve already seen some, is a disastrous plan for the Republican Party to follow and will almost certainly ensure... read more
Townhall... Stop the Regulation! by Michael Whalen
Mar 02, 2012 - In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama raised some eyebrows in saying “I’ve approved fewer regulations in the first three years of my presidency than my Republican predecessor did in his.” While some of the President’s critics immediately figured him to be playing around with the numbers, others took it as evidence that the Administration might be more pro-business than it is usually portrayed. In reality, the statistic was solely a measure of the quantity... read more
Townhall... Who’s the True Conservative? by Mona Charen
Mar 02, 2012 - The theme for this year’s primary season was set back in May 2011. Recall that the Republican-dominated House of Representatives had just done something that cynics said would not and could not be done. They voted for a budget -- the Ryan budget -- that actually began to tackle the problem of limitless entitlement spending. The cliche about entitlements (the “third rail”) had been largely true... read more
Redstate... After the Fact, Romney’s Supporters in Michigan Seemingly Rewrite the Delegate Rules
Posted by Erick Erickson - Thursday, March 1st - According to the Michigan Republican Party rules, each candidate who wins a congressional district will win a delegate per district. Romney and Santorum split the districts, so they each got 14 delegates. There are two statewide delegates. The statewide delegates are divided based on a mathematic calculation for each candidate who gets over 15% of the vote. In Michigan, as Right Michigan explains, Romney and Santorum each got one... read more
Human Events... Obama’s campaign bully brigade rides again, by Michelle Malkin
Ed: A chilling “must read”... 03/02/2012 - They’re baaaaaaack. Barack Obama’s election-year goon squad kicked into high gear this week by kicking the president’s fiercest opponents in the teeth and targeting their pocketbooks. Returning to bully business as usual, the Obama campaign launched a brazen salvo against two prominent conservative critics and their legions of private citizen donors... read more
Cleveland Plain Dealer... Free the Cleveland schools from weight of bureaucracy, By Kevin O’Brien
So, it’s not just theoretical. There really does come a time when an organization gets so thoroughly mired in rules and bureaucracy that it can no longer do the things it was established to do. There really does come a point at which the mission shifts so profoundly that the original purpose of the organization is lost entirely. The Cleveland schools have been at that point for quite some time. What was once just a school district -- a bureaucracy established to educate children -- was ordered decades ago by... read more
Townhall... Dean Faces Bad News for Banning Good News, by Mike Adams
Feb 27, 2012 - Dear Dean (Name Withheld): I am writing today with some very bad news for you. It would appear that, by the end of the year, you may be removed from your position as Dean of Students at (University Name Withheld). But, first, let me share the Good News – that is, if you will promise not to prosecute me for it. I used to be an atheist. When people tried to share the Gospel with me, I would hurl... read more
Redstate... If You Use Georgia Pacific Paper Products, Barack Obama Wants You To Turn Yourself In, Posted by Erick Erickson - Thursday, March 1st - Georgia-Pacific makes a lot of household paper products. Quilted Northern toilet paper, Angel Soft toilet paper, Brawny paper towels, Dixie cups, Vanity Fair napkins, etc. If you use any of them, Barack Obama wants you to report yourself to the government. No, I’m not making this up. On twitter last night, whoever the idiot is who runs the President’s twitter feed (I assume it is not him), put up this tweet reading... read more
Mail Magazine 24... The coming civil war… over MONEY! by Michael Becker
There’s a war coming in the US, and it’s going to be a civil war fought on three fronts rather than the North and South scenario last time around. The results of this civil war are likely to be much uglier than the fallout from the war between the states that killed 500,000 Americans and pitted competing economic cultures against one another. The new civil war is going to pit generations against one another... read more
Redstate... Time to end caucuses for President, Posted by Soren Dayton
Sunday, February 26th - The discussion of Republican Party rules reform is beginning in the aftermath of the catastrophe of the new rules that were created by the RNC leadership in 2010. Many people attribute the lengthening process to just the new rules, but I would argue that there are several other factors. Some of the obvious ones are the weakness of the candidate field and new campaign finance structures. It is hard to imagine how Newt Gingrich would have been able to compete... read more
Townhall... How Santorum Fails Constitution 101, by Katie Kieffer
Feb 27, 2012 - I think Sen. Rick Santorum would make a great community organizer. Unfortunately, we are trying to remove, not re-elect, a community organizer in the White House. Both Santorum and President Obama have a track record of ignoring the Constitution and implementing their personal ideologies at the federal level. By incessantly talking about his principles and his seven children, Santorum has convinced... read more
Redstate... 10 Ways Obama Could Reduce Gasoline Prices Now, Posted by Steve Maley
I’ll hold my breath. Saturday, February 25th - Tulsa World headline: Obama: No magic bullet to lower gas prices - WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says there is no easy answer to the problem of rising energy prices, dismissing Republican plans to address the problem as little more than gimmicks. “We know there’s no silver bullet that will bring down gas prices or reduce our dependence on foreign oil overnight,” Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address... read more
Townhall... Green – the Color of Rotten Corruption, by Bob Beauprez
As if it were his private stash of fun-money, Barack Obama set aside $80 billion of the Stimulus boondoggle to artificially pump up the green-energy industry through a DOE administered program of grants and loans.  When three of the companies that received funding, Solyndra, Beacon Power, and Ener1, each declared bankruptcy in rapid succession, a rotten stench started to waft from the DOE and the White House... read more

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